photo submitted
photo by Jon McGowan
The Fletcher Senators Boy's Athletic program claimed the All-Conference Athletics Trophy for having the best all-around athletics program in the Gateway Conference. (photo submitted)
MariaTeresa Leon de Bracamonte speaks to participants. (photo submitted)
Resident Mike Williams with Shana Farr (photo submitted)
Kelly Ussia is shown with one of the monofilament recycling bins. (photo submitted)

News Stories

Girl Scouts of Gateway Council has launched a new extended-year membership program.

BAM: BAM (Beaches Activities Movement) meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Adele Grage Cultural Center in Atlantic Beach. The meeting is open to the public.

The southern portion of the Vilano Boat Ramp parking lot will be closed through Aug. 31 as it will be used as an equipment staging area during dock construction.

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More than 15,000 lionfish were removed from Florida waters thanks to several tournaments held across the state focused on targeting the invasive species.

Members of the Fletcher Middle School Boys Swim and Dive Teams hold their trophies. (photo submitted)

Fletcher Middle School's Girls and Boys Swim and Dive Teams placed first in the Middle School City Championship meet at Cecil Aquatics Center May 12. 

Webb Simpson takes a shot at the 16th hole during THE PLAYERS Championship. (photo by Jim Neddo)

Webb Simpson held off any run by the field to win the 2018 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. 

The TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, TaxSlayer and ESPN announced May 2 that the 74th Annual TaxSlayer Gator Bowl will be played at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville on Monday, Dec. 31, in primetime.


AUGUST 11, 1956 - MAY 2, 2018

Brenda Lee Bowen, age 71, of Atlantic Beach, Florida passed away May 21, 2018 at her residence with her living family by her side.

Brenda Lee Bowen, 71, of Atlantic Beach, died May 21, 2018. A Celebration of life will be held June 2, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Beaches Memorial Park. Arrangements by V.


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