News Stories

Fernandina Beach commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday to amend the definition of “net density” under the city’s Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan.

The creation of a new section for the Fernandina Beach comprehensive plan specifically addressing the management of the Port of Fernandina is complex and tedious, but the city’s Planning Advisory B

Residents packed the City Commission chambers Tuesday night to voice their concerns over an ordinance that would dissolve the Planning Advisory Board.

Sports

The 2016 Pirates hit the field tonight for a preseason Kickoff Classic against Engle-wood, and they do so under the direction of a new head coach.

The Yulee High School football opens the 2016 season with Friday’s preseason Kickoff Classic at Nease. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.

Four Northeast Florida Area 5 counties of Special Olympics Florida (Duval, Flagler, Nassau and Volusia) competed in the Special Olympics Area Surfing Competition held at Little Talbot Island State

Obituaries

Charles Stephen “Bennie” Benefield, 55, of Marietta, Ga., passed away Aug. 15, 2016, at Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital after a long and rigorous battle with colon cancer.

Norman F. Bryant, 91, of Amelia Island, passed away on Aug. 13, 2016, at the Community Hospice Warner Center on Amelia Island. 

Martha E. Anderson, 95, passed away Aug. 9, 2016, in the Retreat at Osprey Village. 

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