News Stories

A Fernandina Beach man who went swimming during “red flag” surf conditions on Sunday afternoon drowned.

Unable to sleep as Hurricane Irma passed Northeast Florida, Mark Cooper was reading in bed on Sept. 11 when he heard a loud cracking sound around 4:15 a.m.

For three days in August, the spotlight was on the Fernandina Beach Main Street program as the two-year-old organization played host to the state’s Main Street Conference.

Sports

The Fernandina Beach Middle School football team hosted the Callahan Warriors Tuesday night at Pirate Field.

Hurricane Irma disrupted Friday night football, so the Pirates and Hornets played in Jacksonville Monday night.

Hurricane Irma forced area high school football teams to move games up to Thursday last week and has disrupted this week’s scheduled games.

Obituaries

John Joseph Bateman, 37, of Yulee passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017 at his residence.

Joe Wayne Boyles, 74, passed away peacefully on September 7, 2017 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lake City, Fla.

Gary N. Cochran, 53, of Fernandina Beach passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at UF Health in Jacksonville after a short illness.

News-Leader

Mailing Address:
PO Box 16766
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035

Physical Address:
511 Ash Street

Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Phone: (904) 261-3696
Fax: (904) 261-3698