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Fernandina Beach library dodges the bullet; other F2 projects fall

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst By the time Mayor Sarah Pelican gaveled the [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission moving ahead on Charter changes affecting commissioner terms and elections

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst At the request of Commissioner Pat Gass, the [...]

Rest In Peace – Forward Fernandina

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst On a 3-2 vote in a packed City [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission and Airport Advisory Commission hold joint workshop

Submitted  by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Fernandina Beach City Hall was the site last [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission to consider return of 1.4 M of Forward Fernandina funds at Tuesday meeting

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Thoughts regarding the possible return of the $1.476,000 Forward Fernandina [...]

Proposed tree ordinance revision to be presented to Nassau County Planning and Zoning Board

Submitted by Lyn Pannone Peter King, Interim Planning Director for Nassau County, will be presenting [...]

CRA Advisory Committee votes 5 – 2 to address City Commission Tuesday night regarding Forward Fernandina funds

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Beach Community Redevelopment Agency [...]

Weaver Family Foundation Fund Awards Barnabas Center of Nassau County $100,000 Challenge Grant

Barnabas Center Press Release submitted by Mary Ann Blackall, Community Relations Manager   Continuing with [...]

The high cost of the $40 crack sale – An opinion

Submitted by Teri Sopp, Criminal Trial Attorney Local law enforcement agencies are engaging in a [...]

Amelia Island Book Festival links students and authors

 Submitted by Susan Siegmund “You should write a book entitled ‘How to Conduct a Great [...]

Police blotter blast . .

Submitted by Deborah Lavery Powers Staff Reporter Highlights from recent narrative reports on file at [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Gale Jameyson Editor’s Note: Gale Jameyson moved to Fernandina Beach from Kennebunk,  Maine [...]

City of Fernandina Beach holds historic window workshop

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release Submitted by Adrienne Burke Fernandina beach, Fl, February 11, [...]

Lost in the discussion at City Hall – Principles of public finance – An opinion

Submitted Michael Spino “The reason to finance public works projects over time is so that [...]

Forward Fernandina, Part III: The ball is in YOUR court

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter News Analyst This is the third and final part [...]

Forward Fernandina, Part II: Status report, consequences and lessons learned

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst This is the second part of a 3-part [...]

What exactly is “Forward Fernandina”? (And why you should care)

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Is it a communal vision for Fernandina’s future [...]

Happy Valentine’s Day for Florist . . .

Submitted by Gerry Clare, Roving Reporter According to Brooke Raulerson, red roses and flowers are [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission fails to reach consensus on Forward Fernandina loan

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm, Reporter-News Analyst In an unusual move, the Fernandina Beach City [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Stephan R. Leimberg www.unseenimages.com Editor’s Note: This breath takingly beautiful photo of a [...]

Grand openings around town . . .

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter Friday, February 8th, began a weekend of new beginnings [...]

FBHS Pirates defeated in District Championship Basketball Game

Submitted by Michael Whitman [email protected] The Fernandina Beach Pirates men’s basketball team was defeated 49-61 [...]

City Commission meeting – CRA – Forward Fernandina Bank Loan – City Charter Revisions

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm, Reporter-News Analyst After almost three solid hours devoted to the [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission approves conceptual plan for library on 3 – 2 vote

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm, Reporter-News Analyst By the time Mayor Sarah Pelican gaveled the [...]

Highlights from City Commission Meeting – Library, CRA, Forward Fernandina

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm, Reporter-News Analyst Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) votes 3-2 to [...]

Fernandina Beach Police Department and Nassau County Sheriff’s Office working together

Press release City of Fernandina Beach Police Department Submitted by James T. Hurley, Police Chief [...]

City Commission to take possible action on Library, and Forward Fernandina bank loan tonight at 6:00 p.m.

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Library supporters who have spent years trying to convince city [...]

Police blotter blast . . .

Submitted by Deborah Lavery Powers Staff Reporter Highlights from some recent narrative police reports on [...]

City of Fernandina Beach Accounting Supervisor – Janet Harris – A profile

 Submitted by Deborah Lavery Powers Staff Reporter When asked what called her to accounting, Janet [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by David Lee Roberts   Editor’s Note: David Lee Roberts grew up in Fernandina [...]

Happenings at Sadler Square Shopping Center

Submitted by Gerry Clare, Roving Reporter Ms.  Carolyn’s opened this week at the old Food [...]

Nassau County Judge applicants shortlisted

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm According to an informed source, the following applicants for the [...]

Awaiting word on County Judge Finalists

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm, Reporter News Analyst Although the official announcement won’t be made [...]

Changes planned for 50th anniversary Shrimp Festival

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Changes are coming to the 50th anniversary Shrimp Festival according [...]

Interviews for 11 County Judge candidates Thursday – Open to the public

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger On Thursday, January 31, eleven  candidates for Nassau County Judge  [...]

Another City of Fernandina Beach Airport lawsuit looms

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm, Reporter – News Analyst After months of meetings and negotiations, [...]

City of Fernandina Beach Senior Planner Kelly Gibson, A profile

 Submitted by Deborah Lavery Powers It is possible to grow up with government service in [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commissioners hear Billy Casper Golf’s report on City course

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger www.fernandinabeachgolfclub.com 904-277-7370 At the city commission workshop held on January [...]

Police blotter blast . . .

Submitted by Deborah Lavery Powers Highlights from some recent narrative police reports on file at [...]

Nassau County Civil War battle – Battle of 100 Pines – A CNN Segment

We are pleased to present a recent CNN segment aired Saturday, January 26 on the [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

 Submitted by Stephan R. Leimberg Stephan R. Leimberg, the “Bird Man of Amelia,” was the [...]

A night to remember for Fernandina Beach High School Student – Tyler Morris

We always appreciate our readers alerting us to wonderful local stories.  Thanks to  First Coast [...]

Zooma on the run

Submitted by Gerry Clare, Roving Reporter You may have noticed a large number of runners [...]

Gerry Clare interviews Steve Kelly, Nassau County Commissioner

Submitted by Gerry Clare, Roving Reporter Your roving reporter met with Steve Kelly, owner of [...]

Presenting: the 11 Nassau County Judge hopefuls

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Following the death of Granville “Doc” Burgess in [...]

City of Fernandina Beach Police Deputy Chief Mark Foxworth – A profile

Submitted by Deborah Lavery Powers Sometimes, just after you have  accomplished a major goal or [...]

Fernandina Police Work to Prevent School Violence

Submitted by Anne H. Oman A Reporter at Large “Good  morning, Pirates,” greets Fernandina Beach [...]

Fernandina Observer announces addition to staff – Anne H. Oman, A Reporter at Large

The Fernandina Observer is pleased to announce Anne H. Oman, as its newest volunteer reporter.  [...]

Friends of the Library to host luncheon for award winning author . . .

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger It has been told the reason two pulp and paper [...]

A Class “A” RV resort coming soon to Fernandina Beach?

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter News Analyst If all goes as planned, Class “A” [...]

City Commissioners receive report on Fernandina Harbor Marina

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger At the Fernandina Beach City Commission Workshop held  on January [...]

Fight to save trees in Amelia City fails – An opinion

Submitted by Michael Spicer I am sad and I am mad. Today, the trees at [...]

North Fourth Street new look . . .

Submitted by Gerry Clare, Roving Reporter The Library is going to get a new look, [...]

Fernandina Beach celebrates Martin Luther King Day

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter January 21, 2013 8:01 p.m.

Police blotter blast . . .

Submitted by Deborah Lavery Powers Highlights from some of the narrative police reports on file [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Sandra Baker-Hinton Editor’s Note:  For the past 10 years, Sandra Baker Hinton has [...]

FBHS beats Yulee with John Zimmerman’s last second basket – NBC Sports captures winning shot

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger John Zimmerman, Fernandina Beach High School basketball player not only [...]

Local resident creates online petition to Save our Trees

Submitted by Lyn Pannone  Amelia Island is about to lose some of it’s loveliest assets, [...]

Local Residents Hope Petition Will Spur Action Against Assault Weapons

Submitted by Anne H. Oman, A Reporter at Large President Obama’s push for a federal [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission – Submerged lands, refinancing utility bonds, right of way opening

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm, Reporter-News Analyst At its second regular monthly meeting on January [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission increases fiscal impact by offering facility rental fee waivers to all IRS qualified city non-profits

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm, Reporter-News Analyst Despite warnings of a serious financial shortfall and [...]

Chamber of Commerce – A night to celebrate!

Submitted by Gerry Clare, Roving Reporter Members of the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce [...]

Police Blotter Blast . . .

Submitted by Deborah Lavery Powers Highlights from some of the narrative police reports on file [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Photo submitted by John C. “Charlie” Hutchins   Editor’s Note: John C. “Charlie” Hutchins has [...]

Fire at Pepper’s, and Hot Paws – Both open for business

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger The City of Fernandina Beach Fire Department responded to two [...]

A New Year Starts Downtown in Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter Happy 2013 from your roving reporter checking out a [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission Workshop – From fleet, streets, airport, wi-fi, to impact fees, sanitation/recycling and money

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger A Fernandina Beach City Commission Workshop held on January 8, [...]

Fernandina Beach Commissioners state goals

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger January 9, 2013 On January 8, City Manager Joe Gerrity [...]

Forward Fernandina projects up for discussion

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger At some point we need to talk about Forward Fernandina [...]

Newly elected Sheriff Bill Leeper sworn in

Submitted by Gerry Clare, Roving Reporter Hundreds of spectators filled the Judicial Annex this evening, [...]

Police blotter blast – January 1

Submitted by Deborah Lavery Powers Highlights from narratives on file at the City of Fernandina [...]

City of Fernandina Beach the year ahead – No pain, no gain – An opinion

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter News Analyst This has been a year of turmoil [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Steve Mintz Editor’s Note: Stephen is a regular island snow bird hailing from [...]

A look back in Fernandina history – Fernandina Lyceum

Courtesy of Amelia Island Museum of History Teen Peterson, Curator “Masquerade ball a grand success: [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission Rings in New Year 2013

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