Girl Scouts attend media training at the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council service center in Jacksonville. The media training group comprised Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors for an interactive session where the girls learned from reporters, social media professionals and public speakers. (photo submitted)
Members of the Beaches Aquatic Club won a number of awards at the River City Swim League Championships. (photo submitted)
Carissa Clough works on an art project with students as part of a literacy project.
Jacksonville Beach City Manager George Forbes, left, is presented with a resolution naming him City Manager, Emeritus, and a key to the city by Mayor Charlie Latham. (photo submitted)
Girl Scouts has released 30 new badges exclusively for girls ages 5 to 18. Girls can now learn important life skills in cybersecurity, environmental advocacy, mechanical engineering, robotics, space exploration and more. (photo submitted)
Image taken by Pablo Rivera from Sound Connections Program

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A Jacksonville Beach police officer is at home recovering following a shooting that occurred on the night of Aug. 8 outside of the Waffle House on Beach Boulevard. Officer William E.

The Neptune Beach City Council unanimously denied the request for Special Exception for the 500 Atlantic project during a special meeting Aug. 13.

The large crowds that routinely fill downtown Jacksonville Beach at 2 a.m. – when bars and restaurants all close — require all of the city’s police force to be in the area.


Volunteers assist one of the surfers who participated in Brooks Rehabilitation's Adaptive Surfing event Aug. 11 in Jacksonville Beach. (photo submitted)

More than 50 individuals took to the water with Brooks Rehabilitation Adaptive Sport and Recreation's Adaptive Surfing event Aug. 11.

Chris Shultz shows off his Red Snapper catch. (photo submitted)

Red Snapper season is finally upon us, and compared to our last season, the conditions are looking favorable. The dates are Aug. 17 through 19.

Nikkie Cox found this tagged lionfish off Franklin County. (photo courtesy of Nikkie Cox)

The Lionfish Challenge has less than a month to go (last day to submit is Labor Day, Sept. 3), but there is still plenty of time to earn prizes or find an FWC-tagged lionfish, worth up to $5,000.

After Eric Frank spent 14 years as a teacher, a coach for cross country and track and field and a special education teacher at schools in St Johns County, he is now the Athletic Director at Ponte V


Ronald C. Della Porta, passed away on August 1, 2018 in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. He was born in Queens, New York.

     Mark Dennis Carrillo, 56, of Jacksonville Beach, died August 11, 2018. Arrangements by Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home, (904)249-1100.

Timothy R. Taylor, 55, of Jacksonville Beach, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at his home, surrounded by many people who loved him.


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