photo by David Rosenblum
One of the best ways to experience St. Augustine’s famous Nights of Lights is aboard Old Town Trolley’s Holiday excursion dubbed the “Holly Jolly Trolley” by locals. Visit www.trolleytours.com/st-augustine/nights-of-lights for information. (photo from www.trolleytours.com)
Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center has free group support for tobacco users wanting to quit smoking. Participants will also receive free patches, gum or lozenges. Visit www.ahectobacco.com or call 904-482-0189 for information.
Doug Reimer nears the turnaround during the Ponte Vedra YMCA Turkey Trot. Reimer finished first overall in the event. (photo by David Rosenblum)
Veteran/canine team Greg Wells and Utah; Joe York, president of AT&T Florida; and Heather Duncan, external affairs, AT&T. (photo submitted)
Victory Executive Director Holly Morse

News Stories

Dredging for the St. Augustine Beach renourishment project will not start for a few days due to rough seas and is now scheduled to kick off Dec. 21.

The Ponte Vedra Corporation (PVC) will proceed with litigation instead of pursuing a public hearing before the St.

John Sutton

Coach John “Wimpy” Sutton, 90, of Jacksonville Beach died Dec. 11.

Allison Mary Tomlinson (photo submitted)

Allison Mary Tomlinson, 43, of St. Johns County was arrested Dec. 5 on charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery in reference to a shooting incident at her home on Possum Trot Road.

Sports

The Solomon Calhoun Community Pool, 1300 Duval St., has released the Winter Pool Schedule for lap swimming, water aerobics, family swimming, swim lessons and swim teams.

At its December meeting in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the greater amberjack recreational season in Gulf state waters to open May 1 through 31 and A

Fletcher wrestler Stone Rockhill takes down Atlantic Coast's Seth Stratton in a 160-pound match during a meet at Fletcher. (photo by David Rosenblum)

Fletcher hosted a six-school meet Dec. 9, with Ponte Vedra, Creekside, Atlantic Coast, Englewood and St. Augustine all at the Fletcher gym for a day of wrestling matches.

Ponte Vedra girls basketball player Channing Chappell (3) attempts a shot at the buzzer in the first quarter against Ribault. Channing finished the game with 24 points. (photo by David Rosenblum)

Ponte Vedra (5-0) continued its hot start to the season, taking down defending 6A state champions Ribault at home in a thrilling 50-46 game.

Obituaries

FRANCIS JAMES “JIM” DOHERTY

A LEGEND HAS PASSED
COACH JOHN “WIMPY” SUTTON

ANNE CHUPAK

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