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Whither the future of Fernandina Beach city pension plans?

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm, Reporter-News Analyst The Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) came together [...]

Boner, Gass are winners in seats 4 & 5 – Pelican wins straw vote for mayor

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger With all city precincts reporting, the results of the city [...]

Early voting shows Boner, Gass in the lead

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger After the polls have closed, Vicki Cannon, Nassau County Supervisor [...]

Nassau County Voter turnout as of 5:00 p.m.

VOTER TURNOUT As of November 6th, 5:00 p.m. Vote by Mail: 10,557 Early Voting: 18,320 Election [...]

Figures for Fernandina Beach voting activity as of 1:54 p.m.

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Even though we do not have the breakdown on Fernandina [...]

Steady stream of voters cast ballots on election day

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Fernandina Beach residents have a beautiful day for voting without  [...]

Malcolm Noden receives National DAR award

Submitted by Jane Collins DAR Amelia Island Regent Local resident Malcolm Noden was the recipient of [...]

City Commission candidates deliver final financial reports prior to November 6 election

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger To view complete list of candidate contributions and expenditures, click [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Rick Scott Editor’s note: This is the second photo we have posted from [...]

Final tally on early voting in Nassau County

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger At the end of early voting, 54.45% of Nassau County [...]

Steady stream of early voters in Fernandina Beach . . .

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger With only hours left for early voting, Fernandina is seeing [...]

Last day of early voting ends Saturday, November 3

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger As of mid-day today, 44.69% of Nassau County registered voters [...]

Friends of the Library book sale attracts bargain hunters

Friends of the Library – Fernandina Beach Book Sale – Peck Center Gym Friday, November [...]

Halloween Happiness on Centre Street . . .

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter Centre Street was bustling with early morning trick or [...]

A.I. Nassau County Association of Realtors – Pending sales of single family homes increase 6.7%

Press Release submitted by Amelia Island Nassau County Association of Realtors The Amelia Island Nassau [...]

Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan rallies support in Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger As local politicians were back slapping and glad handing, a [...]

A behind the scenes report on Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan’s Fernandina Political Rally

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger As city employees are wrapping up a Friday afternoon work [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission Candidates Speak Out

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter- News Analyst After weeks of campaigning individually, the four [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

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

Tickets required for Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan’s visit to Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger To obtain tickets click here. As excitement builds among Mitt [...]

Florida-Georgia Weekend in Fernandina . . .

Photos and article submitted by Gerry Clare, Roving Reporter This weekend will end a long [...]

Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan to appear in Fernandina Beach on Monday

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Secret Service Agents and political operatives were in Fernandina Beach [...]

Hurricane Sandy – A photo journal

We thank Sandra Baker Hinton and Len Kreger for capturing the impact of Hurricane Sandy [...]

Hurricane Sandy brings wind and a rough sea to Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger   One hour before high tide,  ocean waves were reaching [...]

City Commission Candidate Forum – Tonight October 25 7:00 p.m City Hall

Press Release Submitted by A.I.F.B.Y Chamber of Commerce and Fernandina Observer The Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee [...]

Pat K. Gass City Commission candidate answers why she is the best qualified

Submitted by Pat K. Gass, Candidate Group 5 Why do you feel that you are [...]

John Campbell Elwell City Commission candidate answers why he is the best qualified

Submitted by John Campbell Elwell, Candidate Group 5   Why do you feel that you [...]

Ed Boner City Commission candidate answers why he is the best qualified

Submitted by Ed Boner, Candidate Group 4 Why do you feel that you are the [...]

Tim Poynter City Commission candidate answers why he is the best qualified

Submitted by Tim Poynter, Candidate Group 4 Why do you feel that you are the [...]

City Manager Gerrity names current interim Jason Higginbotham to Fire Chief position

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release The City Manager of the City of Fernandina Beach [...]

Ocean highway and Port Authority Candidate – Richard Bruce

Submitted by Richard Bruce Following forty years in the maritime industry and having recently retired [...]

Ocean Highway and Port Authority – Candidate Melvin Usery

Submitted by Melvin Usery Melvin Usery, Nassau County small business owner and retired UPS manager, [...]

Latest city commission candidate financial report – Gass, Elwell, Boner, and Poynter

The Fernandina Observer brings  you the most recent city commission candidate financial reports filed with [...]

High standards at Quality Health

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter The Florida Times Union reported Saturday that several nursing [...]

Amelia Island revealed . .

Submitted by David L. Roberts         www.dlrobertsphotography.com Editor’s Note: David grew up in Fernandina Beach and [...]

UFO sightings in Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger There is more to look for in the night skies [...]

Tim Poynter – A city commission candidate profile . .

Submitted by Don Parker Tim was born and raised in the environs of Cincinnati, Ohio.  [...]

Ed Boner – A city commission candidate profile . . .

Submitted by Don Parker Ed is a native.  He grew up right here in Fernandina.  [...]

John Campbell Elwell – A city commission candidate profile . . .

Submitted by Don Parker John grew up in Hamilton, Ontario.  His father was an accountant, [...]

Pat K. Gass – A city commission candidate profile . .

Submitted by Don Parker Pat Gass was brought up under a strict but loving father [...]

Communities in Schools Beach Run a success . .

Submitted by Theresa Duncan, Community Coordinator Communities In Schools of Nassau County More than 200 [...]

Sustainable Fernandina transitions to citizens-based group

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm,  Reporter News Analyst City planner Adrienne Burke updated the Fernandina [...]

Fernandina Beach Fire Chief Daniel Hanes resigns again

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger City Manager Joe Gerrity informed city staff and news media [...]

Kimberly Joyce Fahlgren District 4

Kimberly Joyce Fahlgren, School Board Candidate District 4 Kimberly Joyce Fahlgren declined Fernandina Observer’s request [...]

School board candidate Russell L. Johnson responds to additional questions

Submitted by Russell L. Johnson, Candidate for School Board District 4 Do you have or [...]

School board candidate John Pulice responds to additional questions

Submitted by John Pulice, Candidate for School Board District 2 Do you have or have [...]

School board candidate Gail Cook responds to additional questions

Submitted by Gail Cook School Board Candidate District 2 Do you have or have you [...]

A second FBO for the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport?

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm, Reporter News Analyst At the October 16, 2012 regular Fernandina [...]

The city airport – Fernandina Beach commission weighs safety, trees, and an airport fire station

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

Candidate Pat K. Gass states position on growth and economic development within the city of Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Pat K. Gass, Candidate City Commission Group 5 What is your position on [...]

Candidate John Campbell Elwell states position on growth and economic development within the city of Fernandina Beach

Submitted by John Campbell Elwell, Candidate City Commission Group 5 What is your position on [...]

Candidate Ed Boner states position on growth and economic development within City of Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Ed Boner, City Commission Candidate Group 4 What is your position on growth [...]

City commission candidate Tim Poynter states position on growth and economic development within city of Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Tim Poynter, City Commission Candidate Group 4 What is your position on growth [...]

Crowds gather at U S Marine Corp Veterans’ flag pole ceremony

Malcolm Noden brought this story to our attention.  Much of the write up below is [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Rick Scott Editor’s note: After visiting a friend who lives on the island,  [...]

Boys and Girls Club Roberts Learning and Achievement Center opens in Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Thanks to the hard work and generosity of a caring [...]

Lower energy costs for FPU customers as a result of Rayonier becoming energy self-sufficient

Joint Press release Rayonier and Florida Public Utilities JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 11, 2012— A renewable [...]

Candidate Gail G. Cook School Board District 2 responds to questions

Submitted by Gail G. Cook Nassau County School Board Candidate District 2 What experience do [...]

Candidate John Pulice, District 2 responds to questions

Submitted by John Pulice Nassau County School Board Candidate District 2 What experience do you [...]

Candidate Kimberly Joyce Fahlgren District 4

Kimberly Joyce Fahlgren School Board Candidate District 4 Kimberly Fahlgren declined the Fernandina Observer’s request [...]

Candidate Russell L. Johnson District 4 responds to questions

 Submitted by Russell L. Johnson Nassau County School Board Candidate, District 4 What experience do [...]

City commission candidate Tim Poynter explains how to bring closer cooperation between city and county

Submitted by Tim Poynter, Candidate for City Commission, Group 4 Please explain how you would [...]

City commission candidate Ed Boner explains how to bring closer cooperation between the city and county

Submitted by Ed Boner City Commission Candidate, Group 4 Please explain how you would be [...]

City commission candidate John Campbell Elwell explains how he would improve cooperation between city and county

Submitted by John Campbell Elwell, City Commission Candidate Group 5 Please explain how you would [...]

City commission candidate Pat K. Gass explains how to bring closer cooperation between the city and county

Submitted by Pat K. Gass, City Commission Candidate Group 5 Please explain how you would [...]

City of Fernandina Beach informs public on airport tree mitigation

Submitted by Dave Lott Under a fog-covered, drizzly sky approximately eighteen citizens and City officials [...]

City Commission Candidates Boner, Poynter, Elwell, and Gass file financial reports

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger City commission campaigns to fill seats on the Fernandina Beach [...]

Amelia Island Revealed . . .

Submitted by Elizabeth Wilkes Libby Wilkes and her husband Clyde, partner in the business Elizabeth [...]

Appreciation extended to city Firefighters’ Union #2836

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger City Manager Joe Gerrity is breathing a sigh of relief [...]

John Carr updates Greenway update

Submitted by John M. Carr Several things are moving along on the greenway project. First, [...]

Jacksonville Business Journal reports on recent ruling on impact fee lawsuit

In order to keep our readership informed, we are providing you with a link to [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission welcomes in new fiscal year – Boardwalk, airport, train depot

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm, Reporter-News Analyst About 30 people, including city commission candidates Ed [...]

Corbett and Pelican fail to oust Westrec from city marina

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm, Reporter-News Analyst In what appeared to be an ill-considered move, [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission moves closer to downtown farmers’ market franchise agreement

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm, Reporter News-Analyst At a special meeting called for 5:00 p.m. [...]

City commission candidate Pat K. Gass answers how to increase city revenue to avoid raising taxes

Submitted by Pat K. Gass, Candidate Group 5 What are your ideas for increasing city [...]