Group 5 Fernandina Beach City Commission candidate Cason Zylinski didn’t do herself any favors in a rambling, disjointed front page interview with Julia Roberts — the News-Leader reporter with the fortunate name — in that paper’s Wednesday, October 19 edition.
In 1978 the complexion of Amelia Island was changed forever when Union Carbide gave up plans for an industrial mining operation on the south end of Amelia Island and sold its property there to Charles Fraser, owner of Sea Pines Company of Hilton Head, who developed the Plantation Resort complex.
“Nobody should have to work three jobs to support their kids,” said a guy named Russell Harper, president of something called the North Florida Central Labor Council, who was a warm-up speaker at a sparsely attended Amelia Island Democrat Party rally for Chris King, the party’s candidate for Florida’s Lt. Governor, last Sunday afternoon. “Can we survive? Can we retire? Can we get healthcare when we retire?” an obviously confused and anxious Mr. Harper asked the crowd.