News Stories

Though an effort failed last year to allow lot combining at the beach that would have accommodated a 60-room “boutique hotel” on the east side of South Fletcher Avenue at the oceanfront, a new plan

About a dozen contractors attending a mandatory pre-bid meeting Feb.

The boat ramp at the Fernandina Harbor Marina opened to the public Saturday after a number of repairs were completed.

Sports

The Lady Pirates’ historic basketball season took them to Florida State University High School in Tallahassee on Saturday night to play against the 25-6 Seminoles in the Elite Eight game of the Flo

The Lady Pirates avenged their district championship loss to Bolles on Feb. 3 by beating the host Lady Bulldogs 62-51 on Valentine’s Day in the Sweet 16, the region semifinal.

The Yulee High School girls softball team opened the season Monday with a 16-0 shutout over the visiting Ribault Lady Trojans.

Obituaries

Mrs. Mildred Edith Mills, 90, beloved wife of the late Richard “Dick” Mills of Macon, Ga., and Fernandina Beach, passed away Saturday afternoon, Feb.

Raymond E. Henslin, 93, passed away Saturday evening, Feb. 18, 2017, at Orange Park Medical Center.

Kennie McKown Day II, 73, of Fernandina Beach, passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 19, 2017, at the Warner Center for Caring.

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