Rendering shows the proposed Margaritaville Hotel on the oceanfront in Jacksonville Beach. (graphic submitted)
The BrewHound dog park will feature a covered pavilion. (graphic submitted)
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Players and coaches pose for a celebratory photo. (photo submitted)
Fletcher High School Marine Science Club and Public Trust held a Kick-Off event for, a Fletcher student-led environmental Web site. Shown are, from left Fletcher High teacher Kevin Brown; Marine Science Club members Lena Iannarone, Amy Kurtz, Alexander Blaudow, John Dion and Ryan Hoban; and John November from the Public Trust. The event promoted the Web site, raised money to buy more sea oats and generated awareness of the importance of staying off the dunes, especially while baby sea oat
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News Stories

Fur Sisters will hold their anniversary fund raiser, “Fur the Luck O’ the Pup,” at Lynch’s Irish Pub on Saturday, June 23. The event will be held from 4 to 8 p.m.

Police investigating a transient camp arrested a 38-year-old homeless man June 17 for manufacturing methamphetamine in a wooded area of Jacksonville Beach.

Elizabeth Andersen

Elizabeth Andersen, mental health counselor, small business owner and educator, has announced her candidacy for the office of School Board, District 2 for Duval County Public Schools (DCPS).

Nick Howland

Navy veteran and Jacksonville businessman Nick Howland has announced his candidacy for Duval County School Board, District 2.


Hatty Bramlitt with her catch. (photos submitted)

Fishing Palm Valley this time of year is limited to fishing in the early morning, before the sun starts beating down, or late evening.

FWC photo by Tim Donovan

With the opening of scallop seasons fast approaching, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants to remind everyone engaged in this fun outdoor activity to use a divers-down

photo courtesy of Gavin Hart

Summer fishing season is heating up and you’re invited to "Catch a Florida Memory" with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) by participating in any of three fun and exciting

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


William (Bill) Ralph Searcy, a long-time resident of Atlantic Beach, passed away on June 6, 2018. He was born on May 2, 1948 to the late William Sr. and Alice Searcy in Atlanta, Georgia.

Peter C. Sapia of Atlantic Beach, FL passed away June 14, 2018 surrounded by the love of family and friends. Born September 26, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York to Salvatore and Carmela Sapia.

BJ Merrill, 82, passed away June 13, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida.


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