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Fernandina City Election December 10 – Vote!

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Andrew J. Curtin and Johnny Miller, candidates for Fernandina Beach [...]

Candidates Curtin – Miller Campaign Contributors for Fernandina Beach City Commission

Financial information from Nassau County Supervisor of Elections Editor’s Note: We have listed below, the [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission approves unanimously all business items on December 3, 2013 agenda

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Beach City Commission, in [...]

Is Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in Fernandina Beach’s future?

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Mark Thompson, Key Accounts Manager for [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by David Lee Roberts www.dlrobertsphotography.com Editor’s Note:  As a long time Fernandina resident, Mary [...]

Fernandina Beach Run-Off Election: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Registered Fernandina Beach city voters will [...]

Impact Fees “A Paper Napkin Calculation?”

A special report by Adam Kaufman Whether the $1500 “impact fee “imposed upon new water [...]

FBCC, Charter Officers say so long to Commissioner Arlene Filkoff

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst At the conclusion of the December [...]

City receives instructions on how to formulate a local bill to raise revenue for beaches

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst While the city of Fernandina Beach [...]

Fernandina Beach Commissioners urged to ratify mayoral straw poll result

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) [...]

The $5,000,000 – Impact fee lawsuit day one

A special report submitted by Adam Kaufman The City of Fernandina Beach v. the State [...]

Impact fee lawsuit continues in Historic Nassau County Courthouse Tuesday

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger The public phase of the impact fee lawsuit began “front [...]

Yards to Parks: Exotic Plants Pose Threats to State Parks

Submitted by Adrienne Burke, City of Fernandina Beach Community Development Director Invasive exotic plants know [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter Editor’s Note: Would David Yulee who platted the new [...]

Historic Downtown Fernandina celebrates “Pajama Friday”

Submitted by Gerry Clare Photos by Gerry and Tom Clare Roving Reporter   Pajama Friday [...]

Nov 29 and 30 weekend in Fernandina Beach – Winter Wonderland!

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter Santa, a snow globe, bounce house, ice skating, music, [...]

1st District Court of Appeal rules against County Clerk John Crawford

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Nassau County Attorney David Hallman confirmed to the Fernandina Observer [...]

Nassau Humane Society Breaks Ground on New Shelter

Submitted by Nassau Humane Society Brandy Carvalho, Executive Director Nassau Humane Society (NHS), a no-killanimal [...]

Fernandina Beach Fire Department – Incident Statistics for October 2013

 Submitted by Jason Higginbotham Fernandina Beach Fire Chief Total Number of Calls for Service 131

Friends of Library Book Sale nets record $12,000 for Fernandina Branch

Press Release Friends of the Library Submitted by Wilma Allen It is clear there’s no [...]

Bank robbers confess to March holdup at First Coast Community Bank

Fernandina Beach Police Department Press Release On March 4, 2013 the First Coast Community Bank [...]

Fernandina Beach Police Department announces grand theft arrest

Fernandina Beach Police Department Press Release Submitted by Mark Foxworth, Deputy Chief Earlier this year, [...]

Nassau Chapter of the Sierra Club and Yulee Historic Council commemorate John Muir

Submitted by Jeff Peterson On Saturday, 16 November, a group of walkers from the Northeast [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Wayne Howard waynehowardphotography.com Wayne Howard began his photographic journey as a kid with [...]

You be the Judge! Nassau County Clerk Crawford seeks opinion from First District Court of Appeal

Editor’s Note: This week the Florida First District Court of Appeal heard oral arguments regarding [...]

Good news for City of Fernandina Beach flood insurance policy holders

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Thanks to the diligence of Fernandina [...]

Nassau County Clerk Crawford and Board Chair Leeper “Duke it Out”

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger http:// On November 21, shortly before the 1st Circuit Court [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission approves 4 library-related resolutions; lease agreement returns to Nassau BOCC with city modification

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Following an hour and a half [...]

Postal Regulatory Commission sends back request to close historic post office

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger The Postal Regulatory Commission has sent back a request from [...]

News4Jax reporting log truck involved in fatal accident on State Road 200

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger A fatal early morning accident on State Road 200 near [...]

Fatal accident reported – Piney Island Drive and State Road 200

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Jacksonville.com is reporting a “a fatal accident at Piney Island [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission weighs changes proposed to approved waterfront park design

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst In a November 18, 2013 workshop, [...]

Commission Candidates Curtin and Miller respond to questions prior to Fernandina Beach election

Editor’s Note: The Fernandina Observer submitted three additional questions to candidate. Their unedited answers appear [...]

Building height again questioned on South Fletcher Avenue

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Is a house under construction in Fernandina Beach too high?  [...]

Make a joyful noise

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter This year (2013-2014) the Island Chamber Singers are celebrating [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Jeff Nardi Editor’s Note: For seven years Jeff and his wife have enjoyed  [...]

Barnabas receives 4 star rating from Charity Navigator

Barnabas Center Press Release Submitted by Marla McDaniel Barnabas Center, a Nassau County nonprofit agency, [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission reaffirms value of citizen advisory committees

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst In a workshop held at the [...]

CRA Advisory Board weighs strategies for success

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst On November 14, 2013, the second [...]

City of Fernandina Beach run-off election mail ballots available for pick up

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst According to Kathy Dreese, Voter Services [...]

Nassau County Clerk John Crawford objects to consideration of lease/purchase option for Sheriff’s Admin Building

Editor’s Note:  The following letter was written by Nassau County Clerk John Crawford to Board [...]

Fernandina Beach Police arrest burglary suspect

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release Submitted by Mark Foxworth, Deputy Police Chief During the [...]

Shop with Cops auction – American Business Women’s Association

American Business Woman Press Release Submitted by Gerry Clare It’s hard to believe, but it’s [...]

NEW DONATION WILL JUMP START “THE COOLEST PLAYGROUND IN FERNANDINA”

Submitted by Anne H. Oman Reporter-at-Large A $6,000 donation from Florida Public Utilities (FPU) will [...]

Runaway boat draws afternoon crowd – A video

Video and eye witness account  courtesy of Charlie Freeman Local resident Charlie Freeman was one [...]

Stolen school buses recovered at Butt Hutt in Callahan

Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Submitted by Bill Leeper, Sheriff Yulee, Fla. – “Deputies [...]

Atlantic Ave Rec Center solar power project complete

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Photo courtesy of Len Kreger The Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center [...]

A salute to veterans on Veterans Day

Photos courtesy of Nancy White Clarke November 11, 2013 9:38 a.m.

Thanksgiving at Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Festive Brunch, Three-Course Feast and Dinner-to-Go at Amelia Island Resort Amelia Island, Fla. (November 7, [...]

Sheriff Leeper announces Ryan Vantassell promotion

Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Submitted by Bill Leeper, Sheriff Sheriff Bill Leeper is [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission Candidate thanks voters

Press Release Editor’s Note:  All city commission candidates were offered the opportunity to submit press [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by William Birdsong Editor’s Note: William Birdsong was born in Jacksonville, Florida and entered [...]

Fernandina Beach Veterans’ Day Parade – A photo journal

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter November 9, 2013 6:06 p.m.

Amelia Island Petanque Schedule for Saturday and Sunday Nov 9 and 10

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Sat Nov 9 8:00am 8:30am Team check in for late [...]

Friends of the Library Book Sale – Saturday 9:30 to 2

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Twice a year the Friends of the Library bring thousands [...]

Know your neighbor . . . “You ain’t cool if you ain’t riding a mule!”

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter When you first meet George Geiger, you know that [...]

Police matters . . .

Submitted by Deborah Lavery Powers The following are some highlights from recent police reports on [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission meets November 6, 2013; agenda topics do not include election or library agreement

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The mood in the Fernandina Beach [...]

City of Fernandina Beach Presentations and Proclamations: November 6, 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Fernandina Beach Mayor Sarah Pelican kicked [...]

Fernandina Beach Business and Building Starts: October 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Observer welcomes the following [...]

Amelia Island Tops 500,000 Visitors for First Time

Submitted by Katherine Lane Hayworth Public Relations   2013 Visitation Among Significant Findings of Two [...]

The FBCC reorganization meeting that wasn’t

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst If you blinked, you missed it. [...]

Sailing the Cumberland Sound with Chicago Friends

Submitted by Karen Thompson Features Reporter Every October I play hostess to four of my [...]

Golf Channel’s “Big Break” picks Amelia Island

NBC Sports Press Release ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 4, 2013) – Golf Channel’s popular BIG BREAK [...]

At last! Fernandina Beach County library expansion gets county okay

Submitted by Evelyn C. McDonald Volunteer Reporter On Monday night, the County Commission approved the [...]

Final Fernandina Beach City Commission results – Runoff on the horizon

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger 8,935 REGISTERED VOTERS – TOTAL 1,672 BALLOTS CAST – TOTAL [...]

Voting results as they are tabulated – 3:00 p.m. voter count

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst As of 2 p.m. today, there were no [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission Votes as of 2:00 p.m.

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger The number of votes cast for the City of Fernandina [...]

Fernandina Beach City Election Voter Turnout as of 12:20 p.m.

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger New updates from City Clerk Pro Tem Kim Briley, report [...]

Voter turnout report low; still time to vote

According to Interim City Clerk Kim Briley: “As of 10:20am today the number of voters [...]

It’s voting day in the City of Fernandina Beach! – Polls open 7:00 to 7:00

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Editor’s Note: The Fernandina Observer will keep you informed of [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission Candidates list contributors

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Just days before the City of Fernandina Beach City Commission [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by John C. “Charlie” Hutchins www.jchutchins.com John C. “Charlie” Hutchins has been a freelance [...]

Candidate for Fernandina Beach City Commission Lynn Williams – Some background

Editor’s Note:  All city commission candidates were offered the opportunity to submit press releases to [...]

Is there a STEM shortage?

Nassau County Economic Development Board David Emmons, Director of Business Expansion More STEM (science, technology, [...]