Ponte Vedra volleyball players pose with the Class 6A state championship trophy after defeating Bishop Moore 3-2 in the state finals at UNF Arena. (photo by Graham Martin)
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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

A Florida Missing Child Alert has been issued for Logan Mott, last seen in the area of the 400 block of Seagate Avenue in Neptune Beach. The child may be in the company of Kristina French.

The annual Pete's Bar Turkey Day event will be held Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The city halls of Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

First Coast YMCA locations, including the Ponte Vedra Family YMCA at 170 Landrum Lane, are offering free child care for up to two hours on Black Friday, Nov. 24.


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Beaches junior angler Brayden Crego slayed the flounder on hook and line recently while fishing with his dad, Matt.

Ponte Vedra battled back from a 28-3 deficit on the road in the opening round of the state playoffs, falling short of advancing in a 28-18 loss to Tallahassee Godby.

photo by David Rosenblum

Fletcher High softball player Jen Poston signs off to play college ball at Mars Hill University Nov. 13.

Ponte Vedra's cross country teams placed well in the Region 1-3A finals, with the boys taking third overall and the girls finishing up with a fourth-place overall finish.


Patricia Ann Borno, 77, of Atlantic Beach, died November 19, 2017. Arrangements by Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home, (904)249-1100.

Jack Cheek, Jr., 83, died November 15, 2017. Ponte Vedra Valley Funeral Home, (904) 285-1130.

Julius J. Cirino, 88, of Jacksonville, died November 19, 2017. Arrangements by Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home, (904)249-1100.


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