Tag Archives: Fernandina Observer

Is the Bioethanol Proposal Legal? Expert Opinion Sought

By Mike Lednovich Fernandina Beach City Attorney Tammi Bach says she is seeking an outside [...]

Commentary: When the Joy of Reading Crosses Paths With the Censors

By Linda Hart Green I do 75% of my seeing out of my right eye. [...]

YoungLife: For Teens at Their Own Pace

By Elizabeth Matthews YoungLife Youth Ministry is a national organization that seeks to reach young [...]

Port May Sell Residential Land to Pay Legal Debts

By Mike Lednovich The Port of Fernandina took the first step Wednesday toward potentially selling [...]

Commentary: Manager Search Must Be Done Professionally

By Margaret Kirkland Chair, Conserve Nassau With the current size and projected growth of Fernandina [...]

Charlie George to be Tapped as Next Interim City Manager

  By Mike Lednovich Deputy City Manager Charlie George will assume the duties of interim [...]

Commentary: A Deceit Beyond the Pale

By Mike Phillips Over the years I’ve lost track of how many city commissions and [...]

Search Committee ‘Advisor’ Knew Nothing About It

  By Mike Lednovich A long tenured former city manager who was voted by the [...]

Commentary: What a Mess We Are In, Fernandina!

By Suanne Thamm Confused.  Frustrated.  Unhappy.  Angry.  Suspicious. These are just a few of the [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Okefenokee Day Trip

By Pat Foster-Turley March 3, 2023 Sometimes when Bucko and I are bored with Amelia [...]

As Expected, City Manager Fired

By Mike Phillips Was it a done deal? Of course it was. Well before the [...]

Arts and Culture Celebrates with More Public Art

Arts and Culture Nassau recently celebrated its 15th anniversary in front of a new public [...]

Fernandina Beach Voters Elect Bradley Bean New Mayor

By Wes Wolfe Florida Politics Fernandina Beach, with a median resident age of 55, isn’t [...]

City Manager’s Comments – Storm Assessment

By Dale Martin October 7, 2022 One week after Hurricane Ian (a tropical storm when [...]

Operation Heavyweight Busts 54 Drug Dealers

Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper has announced that a months-long, multi-agency drug-dealing investigation has put [...]

A Break on Flood Insurance Premiums

Nassau County has once again received an improvement in its classification in the Community Rating [...]

Starting Point Gets $4 Million Grant

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare has been awarded $4 million in funding from the U.S. Substance [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

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

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.  [...]

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 Observer – A look back and forward

Thank you readers for your overwhelming support for the Fernandina Observer.  When we began our [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

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

Salty Pelican sidewalk to nowhere – Going somewhere?

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Attorney Michael Mullin is requesting that within 90 days the [...]

Where you stand depends upon where you sit – An opinion

When we began 2012 there were many loud voices in our city complaining about a [...]

Sliders Grill – Project Chance – Service dogs – and Jakob

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger As a volunteer for Project Chance, 12 year old Jakob [...]

Bosque Bello Union Soldiers’ Graves – A disgrace . . .

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger John Gourdin, noted author and lecturer on black civil war [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Lightning strike destroys Fernandina Beach residence

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

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

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

Commissioner Johnson’s Attorney Raises “Red Flags” On DUI Charge

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger “There are many red flags out there,” says Gary Baker, [...]

Commissioner was Endangering Other Motorists, DUI Report States

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger A motorist’s 911 call to report an SUV “running off [...]

The Commission’s Rocket Man: Tim Poynter

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Despite the fact that three Fernandina [...]

Beach Development and Mid-Century Resource Survey to Begin This Summer

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release Submitted by Adrienne Burke City Planner In an effort [...]

Civics 104: City Attorney

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst (Fifth in a series of articles [...]

We Will Be Different!

May 14, 2012 Welcome to the Fernandina Observer, a news and opinion blog that will [...]