photo courtesy of the Beaches Museum
Shown are Atlantic Beach Commissioner Candace Kelly, Atlantic Beach Commissioner Brittany Norris, Atlantic Beach Mayor Ellen Glasser, Earnest Davis, Bishop Percy Golden of the Holy Church of the Living God Revival Center in Atlantic Beach, Bill Gulliford, celebration committee member Kenny White, Felix White and celebration committee member Mary Kay Brannen-White. (photo by city of Atlantic Beach)
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Members of the Boys Scouts of America's first girls troop in Ponte Vedra Beach.

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Lack of a smoke detector led to the death of a 66-year-old man in a Jacksonville Beach home fire Feb. 2, just four months after city firefighters installed smoke alarms in the home.

The artist/musician lineup for the 2019 Springing the Blues Festival has been announced, with the annual event to be held April 5 through April 7 in Jacksonville Beach. 

A coffeehouse, a magazine publisher and a microbrewery with a small tasting room will open at Shetter Avenue and 6th Street South.

It is unclear what savings Jacksonville Beach taxpayers might actually realize if the county takes over fire protection services for the Beach city, according to a preliminary draft.

The U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard officially announced dates for 2019 Fleet Week New York (FWNY) Jan. 30.


Swimmers and a diver from Ponte Vedra High School set a number of records at the 2A Florida State Championships. (photo submitted)

The Ponte Vedra High School Swim and Dive season has come to a close with an outstanding showing at the 2A Florida State Championships. Coming off the District win for the Boys and Girls teams and

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Capt. Brandon Ingalls lands a catch.

Registration for flag football, ages 5 to 7 and 8 to 12, is now open in Atlantic Beach.  

Preston Robertson will become the president and CEO of the Florida Wildlife Federation (FWF) in February following Manley Fuller’s 32-year tenure.

A firefighter shows Casey Feindt, right, how to wear the gear used during the Fight For Air Climb. (photo submitted)

Hundreds of supporters have already signed up to climb up 36 flights of stairs at the Bank of America Tower during the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb on Saturday, Feb.



Jack M. Eisenhower, II, (63) passed away on January 21, 2019. He was born on May 28, 1955, in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania, to high school sweethearts Jack Eisenhower and Janice Bower.

Sidney K. Bishopp, Jr., 75, of Neptune Beach, FL passed away January 27, 2019. He was born in Washington DC on February 20, 1943 and graduated from McLean High School.


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