Showing latest news headlines from the News Leader newspaper
Item Not Cached: Fetching from API
Waterslide to be decided Tuesday - News Leader
An inflatable waterslide operation may be coming again to Main Beach, if a resolution is passed by city commissioners at their next regular meeting on Tuesday. If approved, waterslide user prices would be lower for residents living outside Fernandina Beach ...
Beached pilot whale killed, sent for tests - News Leader
A 12.5-foot pilot whale found beached south of the Fort Clinch State Park pier Wednesday was not alive much longer. It had to be euthanized, according to Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesperson Karen Parker. The whale was taken to the ...
Yulee bank robbed again - News Leader
The Southeastern Bank on A1A in Yulee was robbed Friday afternoon. This was the bank’s second armed robbery in a month. The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office reported that the bank robber got away in an older model white Ford Focus. His getaway vehicle ...
Murder/ suicide on island - News Leader
A local man registered with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as a sexual predator was killed Wednesday afternoon at a halfway house he owned in Amelia City, just outside the Fernandina Beach city limits. The shooter then turned the gun on himself ...
Ollie Mae Samuels - News Leader
Services for Ms. Ollie Mae Samuels will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at New Zion Baptist Church, 10 South 10th Street. Viewing and Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2015 at New Zion Baptist Church. Arrangements entrusted to ...
James Leo Mooney, - News Leader
James Leo Mooney, born April 3, 1949 in Lowell, Massachusetts, died in his sleep May 19, 2015, at the age of 66. He is survived by six sons, five daughters-in-law, 14 grandchildren, seven great-grands and more in-laws, outlaws and family friends than can ...
Timothy Andrew Burns - News Leader
Timothy Andrew Burns, age 60, was killed in a fatal motorcycle accident and went to be with the Lord on May 18, 2015. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 4 p.m. at Yulee Baptist Church, on A1A/SR200 & Harts Road. He is ...
Apparent Murder-Suicide in Amelia City - News Leader
Two men were found dead by authorities on Wednesday afternoon in Nassau County, the result of an apparent murder-suicide. The victim of the shooting is Paul Andrew Auld, 45, of Fernandina Beach, a registered sexual predator. His family has been notified.
Breaking News - Apparent Murder-Suicide in Amelia City - News Leader
Two men were found dead by authorities on Wednesday afternoon in Nassau County, the result of an apparent murder-suicide. According to Robert Hornberger, founder and director of American Recovery Corporation, Inc. USA, a recovery center located at the ...
Dorothy “Dot” Hill - News Leader
Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” Hill, age 85, of King’s Ferry, FL passed away May 18, 2015, at Osprey Village Assisted Living Facility on Amelia Island. Mrs. Hill was born July 12, 1929 in Kokomo Indiana, the only child of the late Leslie Earl and Charlotte ...
Gerrity resigns - News Leader
City Manager Joe Gerrity resigned Tuesday night in the wake of criticism from two city commissioners. Gerrity resigned during the regular meeting of the Fernandina Beach City Commission effective Oct. 2 so that he could supervise the annual budget process ...
Barbara Frey Duffus - News Leader
Barbara Frey Duffus, 83, of Amelia Island, Fla., passed away May 14, 2015, in Jacksonville, Florida. Barbara was born on June 11, 1931, in Aurora, Illinois, the daughter of the late Edna Wright Frey and Francis Davies Greene. Following the death of her ...
James Harold Howard - News Leader
James Harold Howard, 75, of Yulee passed away May 14, 2015. Mr. Howard was born January 21, 1940, in Polk City, Fla. His family moved to Auburndale, Fla, where he attended school. He played tackle on the high school football team. The team went to district ...
Brenda Sue Sanford - News Leader
Mrs. Brenda Sue Sanford, age 54, of Yulee FL, passed away Monday evening, May 11, 2015 at LeConte Medical Center in Sevierville TN. Mrs. Sanford was born in Valdosta GA on October 19, 1960, the daughter of Grace Whitfield and the late John Whitfield.
Grace Smith Hilbrant - News Leader
Grace Smith Hilbrant, 54, passed away Sunday, 2015 at U F Health - Jacksonville. Ms. Hilbrant was born August 14, 1960 and was a life-long resident of Jacksonville, FL. She loved and enjoyed her family and her job. She worked for the Nassau County School ...