These Asian elephants, named Kelly Ann and Mable, are currently located at the Center for Elephant Conservation in Polk City, Fla. They will be relocated to the new refuge at White Oak Conservation in Yulee. Stephanie Rutan/White Oak Conservation

Yulee’s White Oak to become home for herd of elephants

White Oak Conservation has started construction on a new 2,500-acre home for Asian elephants, according to a news release. Most of these elephants previously traveled throughout the United States with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey …

Coastal Pizza arrives on Amelia Island


Fans of Italian food made “for locals, by locals” have a new option for dining on Amelia Island – Coastal Pizza, which made the move last month from Yulee to 1916 S. 14th St.

Waiting to breathe freely

Daniel Kicklighter just wants to breathe freely again.  The 34-year-old awaits his second double-lung transplant in Gainesville.  Born with cystic fibrosis, Kicklighter received two new lungs in 2015.  His body has since rejected the second set. He is in the process of...

FAA fast tracks EIS, will not seek comments

The Federal Aviation Administration has decided that it will not seek additional public comments as the result of Spaceport Camden's amended launch site operator’s license application and will apparently fast track the licensing decision.   The agency is using federal executive orders...

Board restores historic school

A century ago, Camden County had three Rosenwald schools. Today, there’s just one, the big red school house in the Kinlaw community. The one that Black families raised $909 to build. More contributions added $950, then philanthropist Julius Rosenwald chipped in the last $1,000. The Kinlaw...

FBHS golf teams kick off season with wins


The Fernandina Beach High School golf teams are perfect on the season so far. The girls were 4-0 heading into Saturday’s invitational at Jacksonville Beach, and the boys’ record stands at 6-0.

Putters’ championship


The 61st annual Professional Putters Association national championship runs through today at Putt-Putt at Main Beach, which also hosted the event in 2015.