Best of Show: K9s are Coming to Town by K9s for Warriors. (photo by Hal Padgett)
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(From left) Congressman John Rutherford, K-9 Officer Benjamin Gray, Patrol Corporal William Eierman, Patrol Officer Jason Murphy and Chief Pat Dooley.

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St. John's Catholic Parish will welcome the seniors of the Beaches to Christmas dinner on Christmas Day, a tradition that began in 1977.

Upcoming Deck the Chairs events include: 
• Sunday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. – Fletcher High School Chorus performance by the JBDTC Tree 

St. Johns County is hosting its Annual Christmas “Tree-cycling” Program for those who wish to recycle Christmas trees after the holiday.

Jacksonville Beach firefighters respond to a fire at a downtown hotel. (photo submitted)

Members of a residential program offering discipleship training in exchange for room and board were displaced following a recent hotel fire in Jacksonville Beach.

photo by Harriet Pruett

Hundreds fill the streets Thanksgiving morning for the annual Pete's Bar Turkey Day event.


Dawn Forlizzio with a white grunt added to her Saltwater Fish Life List. Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, anglers can submit white grunt, blueline tilefish, schoolmaster snapper and red porgy to the Florida Saltwater Fishing Records program. (photo submitted)

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, anglers will have more opportunities to catch a Florida Saltwater Fishing Record.

Hailey McLeland sports her #54 Fletcher jersey. (photo submitted)

It’s an unseasonably warm November night and as practice winds down for the Fletcher Middle School football team. Head coach Martin McCauslin calls his players over for a final team huddle.

Racer Jonathan Kotyk receives his first place trophy at the Formula F-class National Championship. (photo submitted)

In just his second year of auto racing, Atlantic Beach resident Jonathan Kotyk, 24, won the Formula F-class National Championship in Sonoma, Calif.

With THE PLAYERS Championship approaching, tournament officials announced that new volunteer registration has started and will remain open until all volunteer positions have been filled.

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Lizzy Ghazi shares a redfish with her dad.


Miriam Jones, age 90, of Atlantic Beach passed away December 6, 2018 at her home with her family by her side. She was born July 15, 1928 in Statesboro, Georgia to the late Barry E.

Jerry Lee Floyd, a 40-year resident of Ponte Vedra Beach, passed peacefully at home with his family by his side on December 5, 2018, at the age of 76.  His long battle with Parkinson's due to Agent

     Martha (Marty) G. Crawford, 85, of Jacksonville, died December 6, 2018. Arrangements by Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home, (904)249-1100.


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