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Fernandina Beach City Commission appoints Jennifer Gooding new city clerk

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst It looks like the City of Fernandina Beach [...]

More folks moving on: April 2013 real estate sales

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst The following real estate sales and transfers for [...]

Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoes $500,000 funding for proposed Nassau County Sheriff’s Facility

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Governor Rick Scott vetoed a $500,000 request to fund construction [...]

Fernandina Beach Train Depot restoration begins

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst The painstaking and arduous work of restoring Fernandina [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by  David Lee Roberts www.dlrobertsphotography.com   Editor’s Note: We thank David Roberts for sharing [...]

Timoti’s among the nation’s best seafood dives

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Coastal Living magazine has named Timoti’s Seafood Shak [...]

Police blotter blast . . .

Submitted by Deborah Lavery Powers Staff Reporter The following are highlights from some of the [...]

Fernandina Beach recycles

 Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst The city of Fernandina Beach conducted its annual [...]

City of Fernandina Beach Proclamations: May 7, 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst At the beginning of each Fernandina Beach City [...]

Road improvements slated for Nassau County

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst There are state and county road improvements in [...]

State Senator Aaron Bean to update AARP on legislative session – Public invited

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger On Tuesday May 14 at 1:00  State Senator Aaron Bean [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

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

Property Appraiser Resolves Most Value Adjustment Petitions

Press Release from Nassau County Property Appraiser’s Office Justin Taylor, Public Information Officer After reviewing [...]

Omni Unveils $85 Million “Re-Imagination”

Submitted by Anne H. Oman Reporter-at-Large The Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort unveiled its $85 [...]

Sea turtle release at Fernandina’s Main Beach today (Friday) at 1:00 p.m.

Press release submitted by Wild Amelia The Georgia Sea Turtle Center, in partnership with Wild [...]

Police blotter blast . . .

Submitted by Deborah Lavery Powers Staff Reporter The following are highlights from some recent narrative [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission Highlights – May 7, 2013 – Decision on City Clerk Pro Tem

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

Fernandina Beach business and building starts – April 2013

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

Local woman arrested for alleged narcotics distribution

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release Submitted by Chief James T. Hurley A local woman [...]

CRA Advisory Board discusses upcoming workshop with City Commission and Florida Redevelopment Director

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst The Fernandina Beach Community Redevelopment Advisory Board (CRAAB) [...]

Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Announce Employees of the Year

Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Submitted by Sheriff Bill Leeper May 7, 2013 6:40 p.m.

Fernandina Beach City Commission hears from Billy Casper Golf

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger On Monday May 6 at a special meeting, Billy Casper [...]

A 50th anniversary Shrimp Festival report

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter The T shirt sales were definitely down yesterday, although [...]

Fernandina real estate sales – More folks moving on: March 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst The following real estate sales and transfers for [...]

Shrimp Fest Sunny Sunday – A Michael Whitman Photo Journal

Photos courtesy of Michael Whitman [email protected]       After two days of waiting, the [...]

A Soggy Start for Shrimp Saturday – A Michael Whitman photo journal

Photos courtesy of Michael Whitman [email protected]       A steady rain, mixed with wind [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Don Wiest Don Wiest is a full time Amelia Island resident. A native [...]

Despite Threat of a Dud, Shrimp Festival Begins with a Bang! – A Whitman photo journal

Submitted by Michael Whitman [email protected]           After rain showers caused some [...]

Shrimp Festival Food Court Open – Support non-profits

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Despite the rain, activity is beginning to pick up at [...]

Police blotter blast . . .

Submitted by Deborah Lavery Powers Staff Reporter The following are highlights from some recent narrative [...]

Nassau County welcomes Judge Wesley R. Poole

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst On a windy May 1, 2013, dozens of [...]

Around town . . .

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter GREEN TURTLE TAVERN If you were downtown in Fernandina [...]

Nassau County Clerk Crawford offers budget advice to County Commissioners

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst On April 29, 2013, Nassau County Clerk of [...]

Fernandina Observer follow up on the CRA: And then there were none

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst After reading the most recent email exchange between [...]

Nassau County Commissioners vote to build new Sheriff’s Administrative Office

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger At a special meeting of the Nassau County Board of [...]

Amelia Island Book Festival – A Success

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter The Amelia Island Book Festival buzzed with almost 100 [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Wayne Howard “My goal is to capture the essence of the image, that [...]

Shrimp Festival Parade

Photos courtesy of Tom Clare The weather was beautiful and the crowds lined Centre Street. [...]

Police blotter blast . . .

Submitted by Deborah Lavery Powers Staff Reporter The following are highlights from some narrative reports [...]

Fernandina Beach Golf Course Oversight – One more time – An opinion

An opinion submitted by Jim Powers              The decisions and comments that were made during [...]

Take Stock in Children/Nassau Wins Award for Inaugural Strides for Education 5 K

Press Release Florida State College Donald J. Hughes, Nassau Center Director   Take Stock in [...]

Around town . . .

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter With the Amelia Island Book Festival activities and the [...]

Shrimp bust!

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Just days before the 50th anniversary of the Shrimp Festival, [...]

Drug bust on Atlantic Avenue – An opinion

An Opinion by Deborah Lavery Powers Staff Reporter Some of us have been sheltered from [...]

Nassau County Commission passes Amelia Island Tree Ordinance Unanimously

Submitted by Lyn Pannone Member of the Amelia Island Tree Conservancy and advocate for preserving [...]

Does the City of Fernandina Beach want riverfront development?

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Dick Goodsell, the only current developer with plans [...]

Nassau County Commissioners to consider new tree ordinance tonight

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Just three months after trees were removed from Flash Food’s [...]

Friends of the Library Building Campaign Marks Milestone

Press release submitted by Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library Friends of the Fernandina Beach [...]

Final draft of City of Fernandina Beach historic district guidelines available for review

Submitted by City of Fernandina Beach Community Development – Preservation Planning The final drafts of [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Priscilla  Footlik Editor’s Note: Priscilla has lived on Amelia Island for 5 years. [...]

Katie Ride for Life . . .

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter The weather was dismal, but the participants in today’s [...]

Georgia Air National Guard Camps in Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter If you noticed a lot of coming and going [...]

Adrienne Burke named director of Fernandina Beach Community Development Department

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release Submitted by Joe Gerrity, City Manager The City Manager [...]

Recycle/Hazardous Waste cleanup Saturday, April 20 in City of Fernandina Beach

The City of Fernandina Beach will hold a recycle/hazardous waste collection day Saturday, April 20, [...]

Fernandina Beach City Manager Joe Gerrity appoints a deputy manager

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst For the first time since 2000, the City [...]

City, Port discuss port safety and security needs, strategic planning

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Fernandina Beach City Commissioners (FBCC) and Ocean Highway [...]

Police Blotter Blast

Submitted by Deborah Lavery Powers Staff Reporter The following are highlights from some of recent [...]

4-16-13 Fernandina Beach City Commission Highlights: Municipal Golf Course, City Clerk position

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Once again, the status and conditions of the [...]

Honoring the City’s Finest

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Fernandina Beach Mayor Sarah Pelican recognized many outstanding [...]

Rust-Oleum Ad highlights Fernandina Beach boardwalks

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Spotlight on Centre Street continues . . .

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter Many of you have been watching the renovations taking [...]

CRA Advisory Board inches along

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst The Fernandina Beach Community Redevelopment Area Advisory Board [...]

Oversight lacking at Fernandina Beach Golf Course – An Opinion

Submitted by Jim Powers I believe that the oversight  — or lack thereof — of [...]

First Coast News – Interviews Boston marathon runner Brett Opalinski

First Coast News Jacksonville Chris Porter Interview with Brett Opalinski Click on Photo to View [...]

Local runners Opalinski, Biagini, and French safe after Boston Marathon explosions

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Brett Opalinski, Michael Biagini, and Sorcha French participants in the [...]

Marine Trawlers’ Rendezvous at Fernandina Harbor Marina

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter Almost 33 years ago, Captains Mike Creedon and Pete [...]

Moving On: March 2013 – Local Real Estate Sales

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst The following real estate sales for the 32034 [...]

It is unanimous! Sal “Rocky” Cenicola wins!

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Jim Schoettler, suburban writer for the Florida Times Union reports [...]

Florida sunshine – More than good weather and orange juice

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Last week Barbara Petersen, President of the First [...]

New off Centre Street – Hola!

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter Hola Cuban Café opened Saturday , located on North [...]

South Fletcher Avenue Fire

Fernandina Beach Fire and Rescue Department responded to an apparent grease fire on South Fletcher [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Carey Dresser “Lend Me a Tenor” Amelia Community Theatre To purchase tickets click [...]

28th Annual Nassau County Volunteer Center Recognition Luncheon

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter Sponsored by Rock Tenn, the luncheon opened with music [...]

Fernandina Beach Golf Course Advisory Board discusses oversight and why are we here?

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Members of the City of Fernandina Beach Golf Course Advisory [...]

As St Peters Welcomes Father Stephen Mazingo, Holy Trinity Prepares To Say Goodbye to Father Michael Bowhay

By Anne H Omen Reporter At Large Thirty-one year old Rev. Stephen Mazingo, the new [...]