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Nassau County Sheriff’s Office looking for volunteers

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter The Nassau County Sheriff`s Office is looking for Community Volunteers…

September 2013 Fernandina Beach Fire Department Incident Report

City of Fernandina Beach Fire/Rescue Submitted by Jason Higginbotham, Fire Chief Total Number of Calls for…

Fernandina Beach Business and Building Starts: September 2013

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

Qualifying ends with four candidates for Fernandina Beach City Commission

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger On the last day to qualify for a seat on the…

Nassau County Sheriff’s Office acquires facial recognition program

Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Submitted by Bill Leeper, Sheriff Sheriff Bill Leeper has announced…

Celebrity Waiters Luncheon benefits ARK

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter Josh and Luca (Ciao`s owner) welcome customers on Friday to…

Monday, Oct 7 last day to enter Fernandina Beach City Commission race – One more candidate qualifies

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger And now there are four candidates who have qualified to serve…

Nassau County Tax Collector appoints Chad Miller Director of Finance

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Nassau County Tax Collector John Drew, announced the appointment of Chad…

Fernandina Beach Police Department announce promotions and new hire

Press Release – City of Fernandina Beach Submitted by James T. Hurley, Chief of Police The…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Sherri Sapp   Sherri Sapp graduated from the University of North Florida majoring in…

FEDERAL SHUTDOWN TRICKLES DOWN TO AMELIA ISLAND

Submitted by Anne H. Oman Reporter at Large Think our tight little island escaped the impact…

Train depot restoration rumbles forward

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst About two dozen people spent their lunch…

Presentations and Proclamations: October 1, 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Fernandina Beach Mayor Sarah Pelican led the…

City revisits grant funding for local non-profits in FY 2013-14 Budget

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst At a half-hour long special meeting on…

So far three candidates qualify for Fernandina Beach City Commission

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger So far three candidates have signed the proper forms, paid the…

Around the island . . . Business after hours at the Omni

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter Thursday, September 19th brought the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of…

And the Oscar goes to …

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Fernandina Beach is never short on history-loving…

Viva Florida! — Fernandina-style

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The sleepy little Fernandina Beach neighborhood known…

New furniture? What were they thinking? An opinion

An opinion submitted by Tony Crawford This has got to be an all time bad example…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Stephan Leimberg http://www.unseenimages.com/ Leimberg’s photography is on display and for sale at The San…

A new look for City Hall Chambers

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The seats of power have gotten much…

Fernandina Beach City Commission candidates off to a rocky start

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Even though there is still time for individuals to have their…

Viva Florida Celebration comes to Old Town – Saturday Schedule

Submitted by Gray Edenfield Education Director Amelia Island Museum of History [email protected] Schedule of Events Saturday…

Patching Ash Street rail crossing

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Drivers and pedestrians may soon have an…

Jacksonville National College Fair October 12 for students and parents

News Release submitted by Florida State College at Jacksonville  More than 150 colleges and universities in attendance;…

Atlantic Ave Recreation Center opens Fitness Center

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger The Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center now has a fitness center thanks…

Island projects – A photo journal

   

No tax increase – Nassau County Commission votes 5 – 0

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Despite concerns voiced from County Manager Ted Selby, and Budget Director…

Local Meth Operation “Exterminated”

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

City of Fernandina Beach Police Department reports accidental death

Fernandina Beach Police Department Submitted by James T. Hurley, Chief of Police On September 16, 2013…

FBCC abandons thoughts of voter referendum on recreation land sale

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst While the crowd that engulfed city hall…

Lightning strike hits Sandridge Apartments – Council on Aging, Barnabas, Hope House among those assisting

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Morning storms moving through the area caused fire damage due to…

FBCC holds firm in opposition to city funding despite pleas from non-profit social service providers for support

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst City Hall Chambers were packed by 6:00…

City Commission holds Shrimp Festival Workshop

Submitted by Eric Bartelt On Monday, August 19th, the Fernandina Beach City Commission held a Shrimp…

Sandy Price to ‘retire’ as executive director of Isle of 8 Flags Shrimp Festival

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger After 13 years of service,  Shrimp Festival executive director Sandy Price…

Honoring a legend: retired Florida legislator Marilyn Evans Jones

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Close to 100 people gathered at Osprey…

City Commission Short-Sighted on Non-Profit Funding?

Submitted by Karen Thompson Features Reporter $35,000 in funding for local non-profit agencies received thumbs down…

City of Fernandina Beach Fire Rescue – Incident Statistics

City of Fernandina Beach Jason Higginbotham, Fire Chief  July 2013 Total Number of Calls for Service…

The Storytelling Sims talk about Florida during World War II

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Storytelling Simms – Wayne and Jane…

City’s new phone system to go live on August 20th at 5:00 p.m.

PRESS RELEASE  Submitted by Marshall McCrary, Deputy City Manager The City of Fernandina Beach’s new phone…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Wayne Howard “My goal is to capture the essence of the image, that elusive…

Know your neighbor . . .

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter You have probably seen this guy riding an odd looking…

City to non-profits: we can’t give you anything but love

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The philosophical divide between members of the…

Fernandina Beach Business and Building Starts: July 2013

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

City still undecided on cleanup support for Shrimp Fest 2014

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst At its August 12, 2013 Budget Workshop,…

City agrees to honor FY2012-13 commitment to support library operations; future payments in doubt

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst After a half hour of discussion during…

Democrats Celebrate 2012; Motivate for the Future

Submitted by Karen Thompson Features Reporter It was a full house Saturday night at the 15th…

Ability Housing Receives $200,000 HUD Grant for Finally Home Nassau

Press release Ability Housing of Northeast Florida Submitted by Amy Rankin AntonWest Advertising              Ability Housing…

Railroad cars derail in vicinity of 8th and Sadler

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Railroad cars have derailed and some have overturned  just east of…

Fernandina Beach moves forward on land issues

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst At its August 6, 2013 Regular Meeting,…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Stephan Leimberg www.unseenimages.com “The much maligned Wood Stork is really one of the most…

Historic Fernandina Beach Post Office NOT closing – at least not today

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst What does the Historic Centre Street Post…

Nassau County Board of Commissioners continues budget discussions

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger For over four hours, the Nassau County Board of Commissions discussed…

Fernandina Beach City Commission talks trash

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst At its August 6, 2013 regular meeting,…

Highlighting the needs of homeless animals

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Barely controlling her emotions, Mayor Sarah Pelican…

Port Authority presents $50K check to Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Ocean Highway and Port Authority (OHPA) Chair…

City of Fernandina Beach 2013 Election Update

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst By approving Resolution 2013-104 at its August…

Withdrawal of library funding a non-starter for Fernandina Beach City Commission

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst City Hall Commission Chambers began to fill…

FAA recommends City and 8 Flags Aviation “re-start” negotiations

 Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger A “Complaint Review Letter” from Deandra Brooks, Compliance Specialist for the…

City of Fernandina Beach working on telephone upgrades

  PRESS RELEASE  Submitted by  Marshall McCrary  Deputy City Manager    On April 2, 2013, the…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

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

Standard Marine & Tringali Property for sale

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger A city block located at the corner of North 2nd and…

First Coast Community Bank scene of armed robbery and shooting

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release Submitted by James T. Hurley, Chief of Police Late last…

FBCC moving forward to sell city-owned land

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst As the final item in its two…

FBCC Workshops FY2013-14 budgets for Airport, Utilities

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

Grants to city Non-Profits in jeopardy as FBCC grapples with FY 2013-14 budget issues

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Charity begins at home – yours and mine –…

Avoid tickets on North Front Street

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger A section of North Front Street is causing some motorists who…

Does Shrimp Fest have a future in Fernandina Beach?

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst During the first weekend of May, Shrimp…

Fernandina Beach City Commission uneasily sets tentative FY2013-14 millage rate

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

Morning fire on North Fletcher Avenue

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger The Fernandina Beach Fire Department responded to a house fire at…

Nassau County School Board sets tentative millage and budget for FY2013-14

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst On July 29, 2013, in a brief…

Fernandina Beach Golf Course – Reopening event – An opinion

Submitted by John Carr    For those that were not able to attend, I offer an…

Summer Camp – Boys and Girls Club Style

By Alan Donaldson           When I was a kid, my folks sent me to a Summer…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Ed Richtsteig Ed Richtsteig recently moved from Batavia, Illinois and is a retired Dupage…

Nassau County Sheriff’s Office re-arrests individual for impersonating Dish Network sub-contractor

Submitted by Bill Leeper, Sheriff The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office re-arrested Anthony William Gerhold, 41, from…