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News Stories

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A young man arrested Thursday allegedly told a Yulee High School student in a text message, “I got a .12 gauge slug with your brains name written all over it,” according to a Nassau County Sheriff’

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A failure Wednesday at a domestic wastewater lift station serving the WestRock mill on North Eighth Street caused a headache for city of Fernandina Beach technicians as they scrambled to deal with

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Are sea turtles being unintentionally “harassed” when the city of Fernandina Beach’s contractor picks up trash from the beach before daylight?

Sports

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Fort Caroline advanced to Thursday’s title game in the Babe Ruth 14U World Series in Demopolis, Ala., and a local teen has been a big part of it.

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The Fernandina Beach High School football team is in full gear this week as the Pirates prepare for the 2019 season. FBHS hosts Episcopal at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, in a preseason Kickoff Classic.

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“The seas began to lay down a little around 9:30 a.m., when a large kingfish struck a trolled ribbonfish far back and on the surface,” said Ryan DeGrande, captain of the One Time tournament team.

Obituaries

Shelton Lloyd Baker, 68, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 13, 2019 surrounded by his family at Baptist Medical Center Downtown in Jacksonville, Fla

Ms. Chattie Mae Williams, 78, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Curahealth in Jacksonville, Fla.

A Memorial Service for Izel Harvey Jenkins will be at 6 p.m. Friday, August 23, 2019 in Burns Hall at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, Fla.

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