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Founding members of the Beaches Area Historical Society at their first planning meeting. Seated, left to right, are Lois Roberts, Edythe Chambers, Jean McCormick, Beryl Dryden and Dorothy Doggett. Standing from left are Ish Brant, Ed Shore, Bill Dryden, Charlie Howell, Virgil Deane and Frank Doggett. (photo submitted)
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News Stories

Baptist Medical Center Beaches plans to alter its building blueprint for its campus in south Jacksonville Beach — adding beds, replacing a five-story parking garage with a medical office building a

A scheduling dispute at a mutual venue of two community programs in Atlantic Beach has led the city and the commission to step in to find a solution that is beneficial to all parties.

The Florida Department of Education has released the four-year federal graduation rates and the for the fifth consecutive year, the Duval County School System has earned its highest federal graduat

After pleading guilty to DUI-manslaughter relating to a 2015 traffic fatality, Deborah Allison Brewer was given a 10-year prison sentence to be followed by three years of probation.

Sports

Ponte Vedra remained busy from the holidays on out, traveling to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney for tournament action over the break.

To start off 2017, I wanted to try something new so I participated in the annual WaveMasters Polar Plunge for the first time.

The greater amberjack recreational season in Gulf state waters will remain closed through April 30, and will reopen to harvest May 1 through 31 and Aug. 1 through Oct. 31.

Pickleball ambassador Verna Griffin poses at the entrance to the new pickleball courts at Jarboe Park in Neptune Beach. The city of Neptune Beach recently dedicated the courts to honor Griffin, who help popularize the sport in the area. (photo by David Rosenblum)

When the city of Neptune Beach presented the idea to Verna Griffin to name the new pickleball courts at Jarboe Park in her honor, one of her first reactions was “but I am not dead yet.”

Obituaries

Christine A. Perry, 65, Of Atlantic Beach, passed away on January 8, 2018 unexpectedly. A longtime resident of Florida Chris is the daughter of the late Warren J. and Catherine B.

Frances Boryszewski, 101, died January 9, 2018. Arrangements by Ponte Vedra Valley Funeral Home, (904)285-1130.
 

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