July 2016 Posts

A Local Hero; Jumbled Jaguar Judgment; Miller Time Ending? New Condos & More

IMG_1111“Give me that wallet,” demanded Thaxton Rowe, when he caught up with the bicycle-riding thief who fled with a Green Turtle Tavern customer’s wallet last Saturday (July 23) evening.

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Would You Vote For A Pecuniary Polymath For Nassau County School Superintendent?

Once upon a time...

The other day I spoke to a gentleman named Brian who told me that a little over a week ago a fellow named Carter, from the Janet Adkins campaign, phoned him to personally ask for his vote for Ms. Adkins, saying that he was recently in Brian’s ‘neighborhood and knocked on his door, but nobody was home.

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New Team On Tap At Amelia Tavern; BLM Hatred In St. Marys; Rep. Brown Jail-Bound?

Oktoberfest pin-up woman with beer and pretzel wearing german traditional dress dirndl. hand drawn vector illustration background

It didn’t take local restaurant entrepreneurs T.J. Pelletier, Roberto Pestana and Al Waldis long to cash in on their wildly successful downtown Fernandina Beach Amelia Tavern as after less than three months they handed over the keys last week to their key financial backer, Amelia Island resident Dr. Robert Hogan, and his newly recruited management team.

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Political Correctness, Toy Soldiers & Farms, The Pony Express, Gun-Free Zones & Tonto


When I was a kid about eight or nine years old wandering through a toy store I spotted a boxed western frontier fort, complete with tiny soldiers and Indians and relayed to my mom that’s what I wanted for Christmas that year.

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Opportunity Isn’t Just Knocking Here! It’s Battering Doors Down With Local Mill Jobs

Opening the door to a golden opportunity.

If I was a young man unsure of exactly what I wanted to do for a living but knew I wanted to live comfortably in the tropical resort community of Amelia Island, then I’d have been hanging off the gates of the WestRock Fernandina Beach Paper Mill to be one of the first in line to apply for one of the jobs advertised in a quarter page display ad in the local News-Leader newspaper recently.

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