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City commission continues Arthur I. Jacobs’ lobbying contract on 5 – 0 vote

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Arthur I. “Buddy” Jacobs of Jacobs Scholz and Associates, will [...]

On 4 -1 vote, city commission approves 10.39% increased in operating millage rate and final budget

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger In less than 15 minutes, the Fernandina Beach city commission [...]

Pat K. Gass candidate for city commission Group 5 – What is the biggest threat facing the city?

Submitted by Pat K. Gass What do you see as the biggest threat facing the [...]

John Campbell Elwell Candidate City Commission Group 5 – What is the biggest threat facing the city?

Submitted by John Campbell Elwell What do you see as the biggest threat facing the [...]

Ed Boner candidate for Group 4 – What is the biggest threat facing the city?

Submitted by Ed Boner, Candidate Group 4 What do you see as the biggest threat [...]

Tim Poynter Candidate Group 4 – What is the biggest threat facing the city?

 Submitted by Tim Poynter, Candidate Group 4 What do you see as the biggest threat [...]

Local man attacked inside apartment

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

Amelia Island revealed . . .

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

International Coastal Beach Clean – Volunteers focus on Seaside Park beaches and American Beach

Submitted by Len Kreger As Wild Amelia volunteers were working to clean beaches around Fort [...]

Wild Amelia Festival volunteers participate in 27th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day

Submitted by Kathy Brooks Wild Amelia Nature Festival volunteers joined the worldwide effort to clean [...]

Amelia Island Market Place – More vendors more customers

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Up and running for a second week, the Amelia Island [...]

Amelia Island Blues Festival in full swing through Sunday Sept 16

Photos courtesy of Sandy Price Beginning at noon on  Saturday and Sunday (15 – 16), [...]

Pye’s Pawn opens on South 14th Street

Submitted by Gerry Clare New on the retail scene is Pye’s Pawn, which opened September [...]

Fort Clinch State Park welcomes new park manager

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Ben Faure, new Park Manager of Fort Clinch State Park [...]

Sandpiper & Ocean Villas Condominiums withdraw annexation request

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger In a tersely worded e-mail,  Tom Gambino, board member of [...]

Tim Poynter, candidate for city commission Group 4 answers how he would support improve communication

Submitted by Tim Poynter Candidate for City Commission, Group 4 Question 1: How would you [...]

Ed Boner candidate for city commission Group 4 was asked how he would support improved communications

Candidate Ed Boner, Group 4 declined to have Fernandina Observer publish his answers. Editor’s Note:  [...]

John Campbell Elwell candidate for city commission Group 5 answers how he would support improved communications

Submitted by John  Campbell Elwell Candidate for City Commission, Group 5 Question 1: How would [...]

Pat K. Gass, candidate for city commission Group 5 answers how she would support improved communications

Submitted by Pat K. Gass Candidate for City Commission Group 5 1.  How would you [...]

Expanded recycling for city residents starting in October

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release Submitted by Jeremiah Glisson On July 3, 2012 the [...]

Amelia Island revealed . .

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

New downtown Amelia Island Market Place supported by Fernandina faithful

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Smiles were evident on the faces of the old Fernandina [...]

Council on Aging of Nassau County reports . . .

 Submitted by Gerry Clare This article is based on an interview with Tom Moss, Executive [...]

City Commission eager to move forward to reestablish Fernandina Farmers’ Market

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter- News Analyst Is there a new, expanded farmers market [...]

Pelican & Corbett just say no

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst At the September 4, 2012 regular [...]

Second attempt of Sandpiper Beach and Villas of Ocean Dunes to annex into city

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst It was a standing room only [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commissioners appear supportive of proposed FY 2012-2013 millage

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst In a special meeting on September 4, 2012 [...]

Nassau County Veterans and flags on Amelia

Submitted by Gerry Clare Yesterday, volunteers from Nassau County Veterans groups took down more than [...]

Ed Boner candidate for city commissioner Group 4

Candidate Ed Boner declined Fernandina Observer’s  request to submit a press release or biographical statement. [...]

Tim Poynter Seeks Re-Election to Fernandina Beach City Commission – Group 4

Fernandina Beach City Commissioner Tim Poynter has announced his re-election bid for the Group 4 [...]

John Campbell Elwell to Seek Fernandina Beach City Commission Group 5

Fernandina Beach resident, John Campbell Elwell, has announced plans to seek election to the Fernandina [...]

Pat K. Gass enters commission race – Group 5

Pat Gass qualified to seek election to the Fernandina Beach City Commission as one of [...]

Wild Amelia Nature Festival – Ga Sea Turtle Center draws huge crowd as sea turtles released

Article and photos Submitted by Kathy Brooks A huge crowd of about 500 residents and [...]

Amelia Island revealed . .

Submitted by Stephen H. Mintz, M.D. FAAP Editor’s Note: Stephen is a regular island snow [...]

Amelia Farmers’ Market – A new beginning

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Much to the chagrin of Fernandina locals, the Fernandina Farmers’ [...]

New tenants to occupy 402 Centre Street – Twisted Sisters and Hamilton Press

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Two new tenants will occupy space at 402 Centre Street.  [...]

Consideration of City of Fernandina Beach millage rate at 10.39% over rollback rate – Public hearing Tuesday, September 4 at 5:05 p.m.

Editor’s Note: In order to keep you informed on the important budget hearing scheduled for [...]

City of Fernandina Beach Parks and Rec home to Fernandina Kayak Club

  On Saturday August 25, members of the Fernandina Beach Kayak Club left the Dee [...]

Today’s ocean view – Calm Seas – Moderate risk of rip currents

Submitted by Tim Forrest SURF ZONE FORECAST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL 336 AM EDT [...]

Amelia’s ocean today – Rip current warning still in effect

Submitted by Tim Forrest August 28, 2012 9:46 a.m.  

Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff – A Success

Submitted by Gerry Clare The Amelia Island Tourism and Development Council estimates between 10 and [...]

No swimming warnings issued to local beach goers – High surf and rip currents

National Weather Service issued warnings for high surf and rip currents along northeast Florida beaches. [...]

Amelia Farmers’ Market Opening Celebration at the Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation – Fernandina location to close

Press Release from Gil Langley Amelia Island Tourism and Development Counci The Amelia Farmers Market [...]

Today’s ocean view – Isaac’s impact on Amelia

Expect “dangerous tides at local beaches.”  Click on news4.com for full story. Local beaches closed [...]

Tree washes up on beach near Sadler Road

Early morning beach walkers found more than shells and sharks’ teeth on the beaches of [...]

Amelia Island revealed . .

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

The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill and a sidewalk to no where . . .

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger A sidewalk “to nowhere,” running north and south in front [...]

Jim B Higginbotham, candidate for city commissioner Group 5 – Out of the race

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Jim B. Higginbotham, candidate for city commissioner, Group 5 is [...]

Local drug dealer sentenced to 30 years

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

Juvenile Apprehended for attempted grand theft

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

What the heck is a franchise fee anyway?

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst People understand terms like sales tax, [...]

And now, the rest of the story . . . Main Beach boardwalk, airport manager position

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter News- Analyst The Fernandina Beach City Commission moved quickly [...]

Commissioners Corbett and Pelican flip-flop on support for FB City Manager Gerrity’s proposed FY 2012-2013 budget

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst What a difference a day makes.  [...]

Look for the white balloon – Filkoff schedules more community meetings

Submitted by Mayor Arlene Filkoff “Interest in the white balloon meetings seems to be a [...]

Introducing a simpler, streamlined Community Development Department application process

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release Submitted by Adrienne Burke, City Planner Starting mid-August, you [...]

Fernandina Beach budget deliberations drawing to a close

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter- News Analyst On August 20, 2012, the Fernandina Beach [...]

Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff

Submitted by Gerry Clare Get ready for the third annual Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff coming [...]

Amelia Island Revealed . . .

Submitted by Tim Forrest   Tim Forrest’s kind offer for the Fernandina Observer  to use [...]

House Fire – City of Fernandina Beach Press Release

Submitted by Daniel Hanes City of Fernandina Beach Fire Chief At approximately 8:54pm on Thursday, [...]

Recent residential fire – A neighbor’s photo journal

Submitted by Charmaine Malin Wendroff After Thursday night’s  lightning storm that swept through our area [...]

Lightning strike destroys Fernandina Beach residence

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger An intense lightning storm that moved through the area Thursday [...]

Into the Weeds: Fernandina Beach Commisssioners examine department-level budgets proposed for FY 2012-2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst All City of Fernandina Beach department [...]

Leeper, Boatright, Edwards are winners – It’s over!

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger The  elections are over for candidates Bill Leeper, Walter Boatright, [...]

Nassau County Election – Final Results minus provisional ballots

51,574 REGISTERED VOTERS – TOTAL 18,986 BALLOTS CAST – TOTAL 13,074 BALLOTS CAST – REPUBLICAN [...]

As of 5:00 p.m. today, 31.47% voter turnout

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger As of 5:00 p.m. today, voter turnout including absentee ballots, [...]

Sliders’ owner: I would like to apologize . . .

Submitted by George Stewart “I would like to apologize to anyone who was offended by [...]

Sliders Seaside Grill Sign – An Opinion

Submitted by Charles Burns In a very odd move for a business, Sliders has put [...]

Vintage Car Racing for Fernandina Beach in 2013?

Submitted by Suzanne Z. Thamm August 12, 2012 1:15 p.m. Reporter – News Analyst Bill [...]

Love your neighbor program – A positive impact on our community

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Celebrating the first anniversary of the partnership with the Salvation [...]

Naturally Nassau website launched

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Naturally Nassau is a new website that was developed due [...]

It’s official – Five candidates enter race for city commission

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger City Clerk Mary Mercer has just confirmed early this evening [...]

Fernandina Beach Commission Meets; approves library RFQ and creation of CRA Advisory Board

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News analyst About 50 people attended the August [...]

Bunch Bows Out

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst When City Clerk Mary Mercer provided the Fernandina [...]

Six arrested on narcotics charges

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

City police asks for help locating stolen surf board

Submitted by City of Fernandina Beach Police Investigations Division This is an actual photograph of [...]