The Florida Times Union

Articles from May 27, 2000

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13-Year-Old Arrested in Shooting Death of Teacher
LAKE WORTH -- A 13-year-old student sent home from school for throwing water balloons on the last day of classes returned and fatally shot a teacher with a semiautomatic pistol yesterday, police said. Seventh-grader Nathaniel Brazill returned to...
5th-Grade Teacher Accused of Having Sex with Student
A Jacksonville elementary school teacher has been arrested on charges she had sex with a fifth-grade boy at her Westside school. Police charged Barbara George, a fifth-grade teacher at Gregory Drive Elementary School, with eight counts of lewd battery,...
70-Year-Old Center Will Be Restored Kids Have Say in Adele Grage Renovation Plan
ATLANTIC BEACH -- City officials plan to restore the original portion of the 70-year-old Adele Grage Community Center but replace its three additions. The ideas for the center are partly based on comments from a February public meeting and 75 surveys...
Addicted to Daylilies Boy, 13, Has a Knack for Growing the Flower
Chris Arsenault doesn't talk to his friends about his addiction. His mom knows. His grandmom, too. But the 13-year-old Southside boy said his peers wouldn't understand a teenage boy's obsession with daylilies. He reads about them, spends his...
Airliner Robber's ID Sought Body Recovered in Philippines Mud
MANILA, Philippines -- Police worked yesterday to determine the identity of a man who robbed people aboard a Philippine Airlines plane and then jumped 6,000 feet to his death with a homemade lavender parachute. Soldiers and police recovered the...
A Little Help with May Day Renewed Interest Rekindles Holiday
Fifty-seven-year-old Evelyn Davis of Baldwin always had fond memories of the May Day celebrations of her youth. She enjoyed playing games with other children and then quenching her thirst with sweet lemonade. Fifteen years ago, she decided to re-establish...
Area's Appeal Means Higher Rent
Finding an apartment is harder at the Beaches than anywhere else in the Jacksonville area, and it's more expensive paying the rent, according to a recent survey by the Northeast Florida Apartment Council. The occupancy rate, based on a voluntary...
Automakers Warn Dealers about Brokers
DETROIT -- DaimlerChrysler AG has joined General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. in warning its dealers not to do business with Internet brokers offering to sell cars directly to consumers. Automakers have forbidden broker sales for years as part...
A Visitor Finds the Lure of the Beach
Sometimes it takes looking through the eyes of a stranger to appreciate what we take for granted each and every day. Sometimes there is just a shift in perspective, and out of the blue you see something as if for the first time. It may have been...
Avondale Residents Speak out in River Access Dispute
Avondale residents told City Council members they treasure the narrow strip of public land at the foot of Donald Street that gives them access to the St. Johns River. They gather there to watch fireworks, look for manatees and enjoy a scenic stroll,...
Back in the Coliseum, Jacksonville Cruises to Victory 'Cats in a Rush Lester Runs for 5 TDs in Win
Having an inexperienced quarterback isn't much of a problem when your running game works as well as the Jacksonville Tomcats' did against Birmingham last night. The Tomcats rushed for a season-high 80 yards and six touchdowns -- including five by...
Bush Working on Foreign Policy Savvy
WASHINGTON -- George W. Bush is trying to counter the foreign policy advantage of a rival plainly ahead of him in international experience. Surrounding himself with GOP foreign policy luminaries, proposing to cut the nuclear arsenal, meeting foreign...
Camden to Unveil War Monument Designed by Teens
WOODBINE -- Camden County natives who died in defense of their country are getting a permanent monument this Memorial Day weekend. Thanks to a collaborative effort among American Legion Post No. 170, the Camden County High School Skills USA Club...
'Chicken Lady' Teaches a Real Lesson in Embryology
If you called Ava Davis the "Chicken Lady," you'd be egg-actly right. That's what Nassau County elementary schoolchildren call her when she comes to their classroom door laden with an incubator full of new white leghorn chicken eggs. Her title...
Citizen 'Rookies' Get Taste of Police Work
They went in as rookies, with only the drive to learn more about law enforcement and the dedication to spend three hours a week to become more educated. They left Thursday night as graduates of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Citizens Police Academy....
Clinton Pledges to Set Aside Stretches of Sea, Beaches Plan Would Resemble National Park System
ASSATEAGUE ISLAND, Md. -- Over the roar of ocean surf, President Clinton pledged yesterday to place unique stretches of sea and beach beyond danger from fishing, drilling or other human activities. Clinton, in shirt sleeves and sunglasses, gestured...
Coast Lines
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "Take just a little snippet of this weekend to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. While you can still find a . . . [veteran of World War II], thank them for what they've given us." -- Adm. Jay Johnson, the chief of...
Cracking Down on Drugs Officials Vow to Keep Pressure On
In the past two months, more than 70 crack cocaine dealers and users have been busted by Fernandina Beach and Nassau County law enforcement officers. And the heads of the county's two largest law enforcement agencies have issued a warning to anyone...
Crime News
CALLAHAN 4300 block of Parks Road, battery and aggravated assault with motor vehicle, 2:30 a.m. May 14. 5000 block of Stratton Road, grand theft, 7 p.m. May 14 2100 block of Brown Street, home invasion burglary and battery, 2:30 a.m. May 18....
Damaged Pier's Refurbishment to Start
JACKSONVILLE BEACH -- The Jacksonville Beach fishing pier is expected to reopen early next year, said Jacksonville officials who recently helped resolve legal issues that had held up the pier's purchase. Jacksonville officials who signed a contract...
Driving Miss Loyce 101-Year-Old Woman, Her Friend Share Bond
Loyce Willingham's eyes brightened. A smile broke across her face, and the 101-year-old woman giggled. Her hearing aid -- which longtime friend and caregiver Ernie Velazquez had been trying to help her find -- had been unknowingly clenched in her...
Experts Expect Further Shakeout in Online Travel Sites
DALLAS -- Still in its infancy, the Internet travel business is going through its first wave of consolidation, and analysts say bigger changes are just around the corner. "There are about 1,000 travel sites out there," said Robert LaFleur of The...
Father and Son Get a Kick out of Coaching
They are friends during the week and rivals on the weekends. The McCrones, father Ron and son Jeff, coach together on the Orange Park High school football team and have also been opponents in the arena2 football league. The younger McCrone is the...
FBI Warns of Computer Virus Latest 'Bug' Moves Fast through E-Mail
WASHINGTON -- A new and dangerous computer virus is spreading through e-mail systems using Microsoft Outlook, the FBI said last night. Anti-virus industry sources were reporting that a number of corporate e-mail systems had already been infected,...
FCCJ to Enjoy the Ride
Florida Community College at Jacksonville baseball coach Howard Roey faced his team before it left for the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, and he told them to take a deep breath. Relax and enjoy yourself, Roey said, despite the fact you're...
Feds Refile Plan to Break Up Microsoft Firm Must Respond by Wednesday
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department fine-tuned a plan to break software giant Microsoft in two, handing a federal judge yesterday its final version of a proposal to split the company as a remedy for breaking antitrust law. The new document makes...
Fernandina Beach Resident Supplies Key Item for Festival
With Janie Thomas on the job, you can be sure the 11th annual Blue Crab Festival in Palatka won't run out of its main draw this weekend. "We'd go somewhere and find some crabs. We wouldn't run out," said Thomas, a Fernandina Beach resident for 28...
Fernandina Beach's New Oceanfront Renovation Underway at Nassau's 'Signature Beach'
They used to call it simply, "The Beach." Many of Nassau County's elected officials and community leaders once came to Main Beach every weekend with their families They played on the sand, swam in the ocean and socialized by day. At night they...
Festival's a Nostalgic Trip to Steamboat Era
GREEN COVE SPRINGS -- Once upon a time, in the early- and mid-1800s, the St. Johns River was Clay County's primary route to everywhere. And paddle wheel riverboats, mostly steamboats, were the primary method of transportation, said Ed Mueller, former...
FHSAA Likely Will Let ACD off Light
Thanks to a timing technicality, it appears Arlington Country Day's baseball and softball programs will escape major penalties as a result of a Florida High School Activities Association investigation into recruiting charges. An FHSAA rule that prohibits...
Fireworks a No Go Delaney Decides Duval Conditions Too Dry
Worried about tinderbox conditions caused by months of dry weather, Jacksonville Mayor John Delaney yesterday banned fireworks use throughout Duval County. The ban, which could last up to a month, also makes it illegal to sell fireworks, including...
Fleming Island Kids Rewarded for Reading and Succeeding
Readers at Fleming Island Elementary School received a special treat Monday when Green Bay Packers strong safety and Florida State All-American Leroy Butler commended the students on their accomplishments of reading two books a month as part of the...
Fruit Cove to Get New School
Make way for Fruit Cove's new elementary/middle school. Work will begin the second week of June to clear and improve a site on the south side of Race Track Road across from Bishop Estates Road. Jacksonville Eighteen Construction Inc., based in...
Gasoline Prices, Fueled by Inflation, Aren't Bad
WASHINGTON -- So why are a record number of Americans planning to tour the country in their sport-utility vehicles when gasoline prices have popped to their highest prices ever? It's inflationary, Dr. Watson. Angst about gasoline prices obscures...
Government Offices Closed to Observe on Memorial Day
Monday is Memorial Day. That means government offices will be closed throughout the Jacksonville area. The U.S. Postal Service will not have regular service Monday but will handle special delivery and Express mail. Jacksonville Transportation...
HAITI Costly Conquest
After national and local elections were completed Sunday in Haiti, apparently sweeping Jean-Bertrand Aristide's supporters into power, U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., smiled broadly. Conyers, in the tiny Caribbean country as a congressional observer,...
Halliday's Slam Lifts 'Noles
TALLAHASSEE -- John Halliday, the sleepiest of giants among Florida State's slumbering batsmen, broke a 1-1 tie with a fifth-inning grand slam as the top-seeded Seminoles escaped with a 6-3, first-round NCAA regional tournament victory over Bethune-Cookman...
Hate Crime Juries Convict 2 Defendants White Man Fatally Beaten
Two men on trial for beating to death a Jacksonville man because of his race were found guilty yesterday of murder with prejudicial intent in a hate crime trial that attracted national attention. Terrence McCray, 19, and Ledel Lawrence, 21, were...
Head Start Says It with Music
Pre-school children attending the Head Start program in Fernandina Beach are making a lot of joyful noises in a new music education program offered to them at the Amelia Arts Academy. The music program, funded by a $9,500 grant from the Jacksonville...
Hearing on New Abortion Law Next Week
MIAMI -- A federal judge denied an organization's request yesterday for an emergency restraining order to stop a law that bans a certain type of late-term abortion from being enforced. The Center for Reproductive Law and Policy filed a federal lawsuit...
Hendrick Happy with Nadeau
CONCORD, N.C. -- The boss wasn't much for words as he patrolled the busy garage area at the Lowe's Motor Speedway. He stopped at Jeff Gordon's car and smiled, then he made a quick appearance at Terry Labonte's car and offered another grin. Then...
Hezbollah Leader Tells Palestinians to Rise Up Nasrallah Also Urges Israel to Stay Away
BINT JBEIL, Lebanon -- Hezbollah's triumphant leader warned Israel yesterday to leave Lebanon alone or expect reprisals, and he urged Palestinians celebrating Israel's chaotic departure from south Lebanon to rise up anew against the Jewish state. ...
Hilliard Airport Back on Approach Tree Danger Has Been Eliminated
HILLIARD -- The whining of airplane engines and the sight of passing shadows on the grass runway have returned. The Hilliard Airpark officially reopened earlier this month to the delight of fliers who have been grounded for 14 months. "That was...
Hilliard Elementary Wired and Ready School Tops on the Internet
You might say Hilliard Elementary School is wired. And wired well. The school recently was named one of the top 100 Wired Schools in the nation by FamilyPC magazine and the Princeton Review. "If we choose to not become computer literate, our...
Hospice Volunteer Honored
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS -- For 16 years Bettye Zowarka has spent countless hours giving her time and energy as a volunteer for Hospice of North Central Florida. Recently she was honored for her work both by the Keystone Heights Rotary Club and the city of...
Hospital Space Crunch St. Luke's Hopes to Avoid Phase-Out
While some doctors have put Southside practice plans on hold, others who work in the area are not as worried about losing their ability to send patients to St. Luke's Hospital. The unease stems from the possibility that the hospital's owners, the...
'Hurricane' Carter Fights to Stop Execution Activist Pleads Texas Man's Case
WASHINGTON -- Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a former boxer whose release after 19 years in prison inspired a movie, insisted yesterday that Texas Death Row inmate Gary Graham "has clear evidence of his innocence" and should not be executed next month....
In Business
CONDO OFFICE A new office park concept in Fernandina Beach is creating some interest among business owners, according to Jim Wallace, owner of The Travel Agency. Wallace calls his concept the "condo office park," a park with several units that...
In Education
SWEET REWARDS Emma Love Hardee Elementary School Principal Diane Grondin found herself needing a shower badly after school one day recently. But it was a good thing. Grondin's fourth- and fifth-grade students earned a huge number of "accelerated...
Jacksonville Journal
QUOTE, UNQUOTE "I didn't know hardly anything; I was a dum-dum." -- Betty Smith, 73, after graduation from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Citizens Police Academy, which offers an opportunity to learn more about law enforcement. Story on this...
Kings Bay Honors Its Top Sailors, Marine 3 Receive Awards at Annual Banquet
KINGS BAY NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE -- More than 200 people in and outside the Navy turned out Thursday to recognize three of Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base's finest during the annual Sailor/Marine of the Year Banquet. Petty Officer Charles McNeil, the...
'Klan' Statue's Owners Put Figure in Back Shed
People from the Jacksonville neighborhood weren't protesting anymore. The television broadcasts were over. And the 3 1/2 foot statue of what closely resembles a white-gowned Klu Klux Klan member -- with an insignia, pointy hat and burning red eyes...
Kristen Raoch Fernandina Beach Student Balances Academics and Sports
Next year will be big for Fernandina Beach High School volleyball star Kristin Roach. The soon-to-be senior is expected to be heavily recruited by colleges hoping to improve their teams with her talents, according to Susan Howard, the school's department...
Learning Hard Work Does Pay off Kids Are Functioning outside the Classroom
GREEN COVE SPRINGS -- Four times a week, for about 90 minutes, Clay High School ninth-grader Ashley Brumby gets a taste of the working world. At Larry's Giant Subs of Green Cove Springs, she cleans tables, fills the ice machine and napkin containers...
Life on the Beach
ATLANTIC BEACH VANDALISM UPDATE -- City officials plan to have a security system installed this week at Tideviews Preserve, a 6-acre park near the Intracoastal Waterway that was damaged extensively by vandals in March. The vandals cut down trees,...
Long-Term Fix Sought for Rentals
Each week Nassau Neighbors will feature a current issue in Nassau County and have a knowledgeable person explain the situation and its effect on residents. This week, we talked with Fernandina Beach Police Chief Robert "Chip" Hammond about disturbances...
Luncheon Invitation Draws Light Response from Councilwoman
With the contentious race for City Council president now over, Councilwoman Suzanne Jenkins this week couldn't resist joking about it. In an e-mail message to Jacksonville contractor Bill Gay Jr., Jenkins turned down his councilwide lunch invitation...
Meet Erich Spivey
Erich Spivey is the last of what some might call a "dynasty" of senior class presidents at Orange Park High School. His oldest brother, Aaron, was the first of the three to become senior class president, graduating in 1994 from Orange Park. Brother...
Meet Eric Laguio
Have Bow Will Travel. That describes Eric Laguio, president of the North Florida Archers and a certified hunter education instructor for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. As such, Laguio teaches archery to as many as 10,000...
Meet Pauline Smith
Pauline Smith has a unique place in the history of the Southside Business Men's Club: She was the first woman in the traditionally all-male organization, first as its executive secretary, and then became its first female member in 1996. As she prepares...
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND Let the Vacations Begin More Tourists Discovering Region's Natural Attractions
AMELIA ISLAND -- Like an expert equestrian, Holly Chandler hoisted herself atop her steed's back and gently stroked his mane. "I grew up on a horse farm," the computer systems consultant said yesterday. "I grew up riding horses." Having spent...
Million Bells a Good Choice for Area
Q: Can you tell me about a plant called Million Bells? It's very pretty, but I wonder if it will survive here. A: Million Bells, or calibrachoa, is a relatively new plant on the commercial market, with ancestry in both North and South America. ...
Mom Pays Grateful Visit to Son's Rescuers
Tonja Fussell knows the agony of watching her only child being pulled nearly lifeless from a pond and seeing him fly off in a medical helicopter to a hospital with little chance for survival. She also knows the joy and relief that comes from having...
Money Managers Forced to Find New Strategies
NEW YORK -- There's a curious paradox unfolding on Wall Street. When the stock market began its swoon in mid-April, investors kept pouring money into stock mutual funds. Nonetheless, trading volume dried up and most stocks sank. So where did all...
More Signs Economy Is Slowing Spending, Sales of Capital Goods Down in April
WASHINGTON -- Demand for big-ticket goods in April took its biggest nose dive since late 1991, and consumer spending rose at its slowest pace in nine months, indicating yet again the speeding economy may be slowing a bit. Orders to U.S. factories...
Most Complying with Watering Restrictions
Mike Turner wasn't having much luck as he cruised through the sprawling Julington Creek Plantation Monday. The St. Johns River Water Management District inspector was in the Fruit Cove community to see who was disregarding the district's two-day-old...
Mourners Pay Tribute to Slain Teen Ashley Nicole Neves Laid to Rest in St. Marys
ST. MARYS -- Hundreds of mourners gathered yesterday to pay their final respects to Ashley Nicole Neves, a St. Marys Middle School student brutally slain last weekend. Many of Neves' classmates and family were overcome with emotion as they entered...
Navy Chief's Visit Kicks off Weekend Events
Memorial Day weekend began in Jacksonville yesterday afternoon with a visit from the Navy's highest-ranking officer, Adm. Jay Johnson. Johnson, the chief of naval operations, was in town to award the 2000 First Coast Military Representative of the...
Neighbor to Neighbor
Question: I drive Roosevelt Boulevard every day and want to know what's going on with the traffic signals at San Juan Avenue. The left turn lane has been partially blocked for months. You can see parts of the signals lying on the ground between the...
Newsmakers
ACTOR'S WORDS WARRANT APOLOGY Patrick Stewart has generated huge publicity for the Broadway show in which he's starring -- by accusing producers of failing to promote it. But now he must apologize for the angry speech he gave during curtain calls...
Noise Levels at Tomcats Games near Deafening
Fans lined the walls, chanted and twirled orange towels emblazoned with a black logo. Conversation wasn't a problem if you didn't mind yelling, while hand gestures proved to be the easiest way to communicate. And to think, this was only in the hallway...
Northeast Florida Gaining among Tourists
Being the un-Orlando or the un-Fort Lauderdale might not be such a bad thing after all. As more and more vacationers look for activities that allow them to enjoy nature, Northeast Florida's slower pace and natural environment is turning out to...
Ontario Probes E. Coli Crisis Water Monitored in Stricken Town
WALKERTON, Ontario -- Police began an investigation yesterday into an E. coli outbreak that has killed five people. Provincial officials took control of Walkerton's water supply, thought to be the source of the contamination. Hundreds of people...
Operator of Adult Shop Slain
The owner of a Jacksonville adult entertainment shop last seen on his way to collect rent from tenants was found dead Thursday night by a man walking in a wooded area of Springfield. The body of Roy M. Love Jr., 33, of Atlantic Beach, was discovered...
Osprey's Hopes Based on Pitching
North Florida baseball coach Dusty Rhodes spouts baseball cliches as well as any coach in the country. But if he's right about the ''Good pitching beats good hitting" line, then there's a good chance you could mark the Ospreys down as the NCAA Division...
Police Briefs
Following is a list of arrests and crimes reported by area police departments. ATLANTIC BEACH A performer at the May 20 Dancin' in the Streets festival reported Monday that his $200 guitar case was stolen during the festival from Ocean and Atlantic...
Police Suspect 2 Men in String of Armed Robberies
Two men are suspected of robbing seven Jacksonville area businesses at gunpoint and forcing several female cashiers to disrobe, police said. Both men were still at large yesterday as police took special efforts to publicize the string of armed robberies...
Policies at Superstores Hurt More Literary Books
NEW YORK -- The rise of superstores in the 1990s has helped best-selling books at the expense of less-commercial, more-literary works, according to a study commissioned by the Authors Guild. In 1986, best-selling hardcover titles accounted for about...
Program Pushes Teen Sex Abstinence Message Not Just Aimed at Virgins
Jeff Johnson has traveled the landscape of a woman's body. He's touched a woman in the most intimate of ways. But after his first sexual encounter came a nothingness devoid of love, devoid of pride. "It was just something that happened," Johnson...
Project Rezoning Slammed Litigation Imminent over Townhomes
Residents threatened the Jacksonville City Council with legal action last week if it granted a rezoning for a controversial 66-unit townhome project on Marbon Road. Some even threatened to vote against any council member who approved the project...
Public Safety
Five Orange Park area teenagers were arrested Wednesday in connection with a May 6 fight that could be gang-related, said a Clay County Sheriff's Office report. Charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault with a deadly...
Rams Continue to Dominate on the Basketball Court
Over the last two seasons, the Englewood High School basketball team has amassed some impressive statistics. After advancing to the final four last year, the Rams made it to the second round of the state playoffs this season before being ousted....
Refineries Struggle to Keep Up with Demand
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- As gasoline prices hover near all-time highs, workers in forklifts and cranes are rushing to expand production here at the Valero Energy Corp. refinery. But Gene Cotten, the plant's no-nonsense manager, feels cautious. After...
Remembering World War II Fort Clinch State Park Will Present Special Program
Fort Clinch State Park is expecting a major military invasion today, but all the forces will be friendly. It's Fort Clinch's first World War II Day to commemorate the historic site's role in the war, and to honor all military veterans on Memorial...
Restoring Homes, Lives Operation New Hope Needs Backing
Keith Looney is working to rehab an old Springfield house and at the same time he is rebuilding his life. Looney is a recovering alcoholic and a subcontractor rebuilding an old Victorian house on Pearl Street in Jacksonville. Looney has not always...
Riveting Stories of Vietnam Wall Relived on Stage Drama Focuses on Mementos
CLEVELAND -- The lights go down at the Cleveland Play House and the actors on stage give life to the letters left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The first sniffle from the audience comes a few minutes later. Soon the crowd has created its own...
School Suspension of Scout Ends
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Chatham County school officials say an Eagle Scout suspended for coming to school with an ax and pocketknife in his car will not miss a band performance at the White House and a chance to study at the Governor's Honors Program this...
Signs of Distress Linger Superfund Site Draws Complaints
BRUNSWICK -- Neighbors of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site have again complained that the government is doing too little to clean up contaminants and keep people out. To make their point, nearby residents gathered at the former...
SMALL INDULGENCES Interior Designer Susan Garrison Believes in Little Havens in the Home
A deep leather chair with matching ottoman in a corner of the living room and a window seat in the upstairs hall have the same allure. Interior decorator Susan Garrison calls these spots havens in the home. They're nooks, retreats, places to wool-gather,...
Special Chores for June Adapt Lawn Care to Weather Patterns
Because we have had a cooler than normal spring and a critical lack of rain, June chores will involve a lot of maintenance. Watering schedules: If you're considering starting a St. Augustine grass lawn and don't have an in-ground sprinkler system,...
Starting Early Means Ending Early Nassau School Year Already Over
School ended for Nassau County students Thursday, a week earlier than normal. And students will start school a week earlier next school year. The changes are the result of the decision two years ago by School Superintendent John Ruis and Nassau...
Steals Take a Backseat
Chad Curtis was a rabbit, a speedster, when he first broke into the major leagues with the California Angels. He stole 43 bases as a rookie in 1992, and was fifth in the American League with 48 the following season. This year, the Rangers' outfielder...
Sticky, Sweet Surprise Bees Leave Gall Berry Honey Treat
PONTE VEDRA BEACH -- It wasn't a Weedeater that caused the buzzing sound in the bathroom of Susan and Winston Higham's Marsh Landing home. The noise, which the couple began noticing this month, was the sound of 20,000 bees fashioning a honeycomb...
Tap Water Will Be Relief for Residents Water Lines on Way for Those with Dried-Up Wells
CARROLLTON -- Otha Parks, 73, has been without running water in her home for two years. She uses rainwater and water from a nearby creek for her non-drinking water needs, and her adult children bring her gallons of water to drink. In two weeks,...
TaxWatch Raps Cedar Swamp $25 Million Appropriation Leads Group's Hit List
TALLAHASSEE -- A $25 million appropriation to purchase Cedar Swamp in Jacksonville led the list of projects that Florida TaxWatch recommended yesterday be vetoed from the state budget. In all, the non-profit budget watchdog organization targeted...
The County Line
Serving the readers of the greater Clay County area every Wednesday and Saturday. LAKE ASBURY NEW SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION: Construction will get under way soon on Clay County's newest school, RideOut Elementary, in the Lake Asbury area. A ground-breaking...
Things to Do in Nassau
SAILING CAMP The Amelia Island Community Sailing Center is offering sailing classes for beginners from 8 to 18 years old this summer in the Nassau River near the Fernandina Harbor Marina. Children 8 to 12 years old learn how to right a capsized...
Time of Year for Gator Close Encounters Nesting Period in June, July
University of Florida fans like to do the Gator chomp, but real gators are more likely to hiss or lunge off their banks if you encounter them this time of year. Late May winds down some of the most aggressive behavior -- the mating season when male...
Tomcats Notebook
ASSISTANT COACH RETURNS There was one extra fan at last night's game, and he was the one Tomcats players and coaches were glad to see most. Assistant coach Travis Reier, who was injured in an early April car crash and has been hospitalized with...
We're Here -- Give Us a Call
Welcome to Nassau Neighbors. We're the newest kid on the newspaper block, thanks to The Florida Times-Union's expanding coverage in Nassau County. The Times-Union has been here all along, with a small Fernandina Beach-based news bureau, but the...
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