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Ron DeSantis, Florida’s governor-elect, is joined by his family and supporters at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church on Election Day. DeSantis, who has a Ponte Vedra Beach address, met with his neighbors and cast his ballot at the church. He won the race after narrowly defeating Democrat Andrew Gillum. (photo submitted)
Blue land crabs are a new species that has moved into the Beaches area.
Members of the Girl Scout robotics team, the Aquabots, prepare the robot they designed and programmed for competitions. (photo submitted)

News Stories

Fantasy Farm Animal Preserve, located at 194 South Roscoe Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach, will be open to the public from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

A split decision awarded a beach cleaning contract to a South Florida-based firm despite objections from the local vendor.

Barrier islands such as the Beaches have unique problems and must stand together.

A change in city leadership is coming in Jacksonville Beach and what that means for the downtown area is unclear.

Daily Meditation

Sports

Fletcher High runs the field during the game against Columbia. (photo by Jordan Kroeger)

What started out with a three and out from the defense and a 7-minute drive by the offense that ended with a field goal quickly turned into a somber night.

Sharks' QB Jacobi Myers (1) pitches out during the playoff game against Godby. (photo by Mark Calvin)

The high school football season for Ponte Vedra came to an end Nov. 9 with a 34-23 loss to undefeated Tallahassee Godby at Gene Cox Stadium in Tallahassee.

At its September meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced the winners of the 2018 Lionfish Challenge.

At its September meeting near Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved changes to commercial shrimp fishery management that will eliminate barriers to parti

Ponte Vedra athlete Bruce Jackson, right, took third place at the Spartan North American Championship race weekend. (photo courtesy of Spartan)

Bruce Jackson of Ponte Vedra earned a spot atop the podium at the Spartan North American Championship after capturing third in the Super 40 to 49 age group with a time of 1:28:02 — less than four m

Obituaries

John Vernon Smith, Jr., “Smitty”, 74, of Jacksonville Beach, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, after a lengthy, courageous battle with cancer.

Laurence “Larry” Higgins, 78, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2018, with family at his side. He was born to Irene T. and Joseph Higgins on August 14, 1940, in Elizabeth, NJ.

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