News Stories

Renovations at the old Post Office building at 401 Centre St. in downtown Fernandina Beach are nearing completion, but the project’s end date has been pushed back a month.

Discussions continued Thursday morning over a cellphone tower proposed for The Golf Club of Amelia Island.

The Amelia Island Tourist Development Council has reported a new record high in taxable lodging sales from its accommodation partners for the month of November, according to a news release.

Sports

Two nights in a row, middle school basketball games came down to the wire. On Jan. 11, the FBMS Pirates rallied to beat the visiting Yulee Hornets by four. On Thursday, it was the girls’ turn.

The host Fernandina Beach Middle School boys basketball team rallied in the second half to defeat the Yulee Hornets 42-38 Wednesday night.

The Yulee High School gym was hopping Saturday with 18 teams participating in the Battle of the Border wrestling tournament.

Obituaries

Mr. Luis “Louie the Tiger” Reyes, 87, formerly of Chicago, passed away on Wednesday evening, Jan. 11, 2017, at Baptist Medical Center Nassau in Fernandina Beach.

Mr. Thomas E. Cooper, 67, of Yulee, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at the Warner Center for Caring at Baptist Medical Center Nassau.

Patricia Hamer Bridges, 92, passed away peacefully at the Warner Center for Caring on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

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