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Articles from April 3, 2004

Active Duty; BMW Positions X3 in Popular SUV Market
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer Once upon a time, the idea of a German car maker building a sport utility vehicle was heresy, almost verboten. But Mercedes-Benz introduced its M-Class, then BMW followed suit with its X5 four years...
Affordable Housing Complex a Popular Address; but Many Neighbors Still Don't like It
Byline: Caren Burmeister, Shorelines staff writer The Oaks at St. Johns, an affordable housing apartment complex near Nease High School, is filling up as fast as the buildings are finished. St. Johns County officials said that's proof that, even...
African Violet Society Presents Its Annual Show; Members Will Be on Hand at the Avenues to Offer Advice to Gardeners
Members of the Heart of Jacksonville's African Violet Society will present their annual show from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 10, at The Avenues mall. There will be a variety of plants including some with unusual colors such as...
A Lot More Than Golf Balls Whizzing through the Air Recently
Byline: Jackie Rooney, Shorelines columnist The sky is falling! The sky is falling! I hate to sound like Chicken Little, but on March 18, a rock the size of a house (100 feet in diameter) whizzed by the Earth and no one bothered to yell "DUCK!"...
Atlantic, Neptune Beach Hold Meetings to Work on Priorities
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar, Shorelines staff writer Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach officials are holding strategic planning and goal-setting sessions today and next week to establish priorities before working on their budgets this summer....
Baseball 2004: What to Watch; King Fish or Guppies?
Byline: Kevin Upright, The Times-Union NL PLAYERS PAT BURRELL The Phillies star struggled for two years before having a breakthrough season in 2002. All signs pointed to that being a springboard to a productive career. But the former University...
Beach Shorts
Hospital rezoning The Jacksonville Beach City Council will hold a public hearing Monday on a rezoning request by Baptist Medical Center-Beaches. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall at 11 Third St. N. The Planning Commission recently...
Boat Yard, Condo: Can They Just Get along? under a New Proposal by the Condominium Developer, They Would Share the Site
Byline: David Bauerlein, The Times-Union After months of facing an either/or choice on whether the Ortega River Boat Yard in Jacksonville would provide boat repairs or give way to condominiums, the city received a new proposal Friday that would...
Boy and Girl Caught Together in Theater Restroom, Police Say
Byline: R. Michael Anderson, County Line staff writer The parents of a 12-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy were summoned to the AMC Theatres at the Orange Park Mall on March 27 after the youths were found to be engaging in sexual activity. ...
Brimming with Community's History, Mandarin Museum to Open
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Staff writer The Mandarin Museum officially opens at 12:30 p.m. today at Walter Jones Historical Park at 11964 Mandarin Road. The city opened Jacksonville's first historic park there in 2000, restoring the farmhouse and barn...
Butterflies Are Welcome Here; Students Help Fashion a Special Garden
Byline: Sandy Strickland, Times-Union staff writer The butterflies are coming. Any day now, they'll be flitting through Overpass Park, drawn by a sense of smell so acute they can detect nectar-producing plants from a distance of several miles....
Cancer Society Donates Books to Library
Byline: Amelia A. Hart, Nassau Neighbors staff writer Bryceville residents looking for information on cancer have a new resources close to home. The Nassau unit of the American Cancer Society has donated nine cancer-related books to the new Bryceville...
Carnival Rewards Hard Work of Orange Park's Senior Class
Byline: Mary Maraghy, County Line staff writer Orange Park High School looked like a carnival recently as about 400 seniors laughed and screamed, ate popcorn, climbed a rock climbing tower, threw themselves on a Velcro wall and hurled balls in hopes...
Churches Decide to Take on a Weighty Problem; African-American Congregations Having Contest
Byline: Sandy Strickland, Staff writer It's a friendly competition with weighty consequences -- literally. Twenty-six African-American churches from across Jacksonville have declared war on obesity by staging a contest to see whose members can...
Church Invites Visitors to Self-Guided Passion; First Foursquare Re-Creates 9 Biblical Scenes
Byline: Sandy Strickland, Staff writer A Westside church has re-created nine biblical scenes to take visitors on a journey from the Last Supper to the empty tomb of Jesus. First Foursquare Church has set up the tableau on the church grounds at 6749...
Cities Consider Suit over Beach Funds; Federal Aid Called Vital to Renourishment
Byline: Caren Burmeister, Shorelines staff writer As Beaches officials lobby Congress for millions of dollars for the 2005 beach restoration project, they are also preparing for what they would do if they don't get it, including suing the federal...
Community Notebook
Byline: John Carter, Staff writer The academic accomplishments of 564 students at Edward Waters College were celebrated recently at a special Academic Honors Convocation at EWC's Milne Auditorium. All of the students who made the honor roll at the...
Council Candidates Field Questions
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, County Line staff writer Like sprinters jumping hurdles, the six Green Cove Springs City Council candidates on hand for a Tuesday election forum had to tackle a wide range of issues. The questions from the event's sponsor,...
Cremins Happy with Tech Success; Former Jackets Coach Impressed by How Hewitt Has Improved Program
Byline: ALEX ABRAMS, The Times-Union Bobby Cremins tried to stay away from the basketball court that now dons his name. Cremins coached Georgia Tech for 19 seasons, and he didn't want his presence to affect the rebuilding job facing his successor,...
EDUCATION; Glynn Board OKs Seat for Ex-Member Patricia Ulmer in for District 1B
Byline: Teresa Stepzinski, The Times-Union BRUNSWICK -- The Glynn County Board of Education is back at full strength. The board by a majority vote Thursday night appointed former member Patricia Ulmer to the District 1B seat left vacant when...
Family, Coach Grieve for Boxer; Fernandina: 'Stunned Is an Understatement'
Byline: Alison Trinidad, Nassau Neighbors staff writer Family members earlier this week were awaiting the results of an autopsy performed on Fernandina Beach heavyweight boxer David Rickman, 29, who died Monday at Memorial Health University Medical...
FLOWER SHOW; Learn More about Caring for African Violets
Members of the Heart of Jacksonville's African Violet Society will present their annual show from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 10, at The Avenues mall. See a variety of plants, including some with unusual colors, such as red and...
Foundation Academy Campus Coming Together, Expanding; School's New Facility Set to Be Done in January
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar, Shorelines staff writer The Foundation Academy, a Christian, arts-based private school in Jacksonville Beach, will move to a new campus on Old San Pablo Road in January, allowing the school to double the number of...
Gator Guards Leaving Donovan's Program; Florida Releases Appleby, Al-Kaleem from Scholarships
Byline: Michael DiRocco, The Times-Union The Florida basketball team lost two players Friday -- just not the ones you might expect. Sophomore guard Rashid Al-Kaleem and freshman point guard Ryan Appleby were released from their scholarships and...
GENERAL ASSEMBLY; House Balks at Riding Back in the Past Proposal Authorizing a Return to Streetcars in Georgia Cities Fails by 3 Votes
Byline: DAVE WILLIAMS, The Times-Union ATLANTA -- Legislation authorizing Georgia cities to tap into federal funds to bring back streetcars is in trouble in the General Assembly. The House voted 88-74 Thursday night in favor of the Senate bill,...
GET GROWING; Tree Sale Today
Browse and buy at Greenscape's fifth annual Tree Sale from 8 a.m. to noon today in the parking lot of the Beaches Town Center at the end of Atlantic Boulevard. Prices range from $7 to $60. Varieties for sale include red maples, hollies, magnolias and...
Green Cove Springs Voters Have Their Say on Tuesday
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, County Line staff writer Green Cove Springs voters go the polls Tuesday to fill two City Council seats and decide whether to hamper council members from selling popular Spring Park and adjacent property. The sole polling...
Hodges, Beach Stores Opposed; Wal-Mart, Target Want to Build There
Byline: Drew Dixon, Shorelines staff writer A proposal to build two huge department stores at Beach and Hodges boulevards has people worried about traffic flow between the Beaches and downtown Jacksonville as well as impacts on neighborhoods west...
Hospital Asks Court to Rethink Its Ruling; an Appeals Court Decision Prevents Satilla Regional from Offering Open-Heart Surgery
Byline: Terry Dickson, The Times-Union Satilla Health Services has asked the Georgia Court of Appeals to reconsider its March 17 order reversing a Superior Court order that would have allowed a Waycross hospital to provide open-heart surgery. ...
International Women's Day Celebration Lively, Moving
Byline: SUSAN D. BRANDENBURG, Times-Union correspondent It all started when Nadezhda Taran, 64, lept on to the dance floor. Wearing a colorful costume from her native Ukraine, she began prancing, swooping, twirling and clapping to the Latin beat....
Jacksonville Journal
Streets resurfacing starts Monday in San Marco Two San Marco streets will be resurfaced next week when the city paves parts of Hendricks Avenue and Atlantic Boulevard. The work will start Monday and take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. That schedule...
Jacksonville Student Puts World of Knowledge to Use; 12-Year-Old Takes Second Place in Statewide Contest; Central Florida Teen Wins
Byline: CYNTHIA L. GARZA, The Times-Union ******************CORRECTION April 6, 2004 Hans Von-Walter of Avon Park correctly answered the winning question in the 2004 Geography Bee in Jacksonville on Friday. Because of a reporter's error, he was...
Jett Thanks Courthouse Staff for Their Efficiency
Byline: R. Michael Anderson, County Line staff writer The Clay County Courthouse looks no different than it did last year on the outside. But lots of changes have taken place on the inside. The result is a leaner, more efficient, operation, said...
JIA Tagged for Tracking Technology Installation; Super Bowl's the Goal for Radio Frequency Label System That Tracks All Movement of Luggage
Byline: GREGORY RICHARDS, The Times-Union It is technology that's poised to track everything from toothpaste at Wal-Mart to hand grenades for the military and already helps runners collect their times across finish lines. And this fall, Jacksonville...
Keeping the Faith
YOUTH CAR WASH The youth group of Amelia Baptist Church will have a car wash from 10 a.m. to noon today at the Fernandina Beach Wal-Mart. Proceeds will benefit the Mercy Ship, a non-profit medical ship that brings aid to the Caribbean. For details,...
Kentucky Basketball Has Mandarin Touch; 19-Year-Old Served as Wildcat Team Manager
Byline: KATHRYN GUNTER, Times-Union correspondent LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Although the team's unexpected exit during the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament left many University of Kentucky fans looking forward to next year, it's this season's...
Kids Find the Right Equation; Mixing Math and Fun Works
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, County Line staff writer Some first-graders at Middleburg Elementary School were hard at work deciphering one of life's math mysteries. Do 26 M&Ms taste better than 20 M&Ms? To come up with the answer, each...
Labonte Picks Perfect Moment; Veteran Driver Saves His Best Lap to Win Pole Position in Texas
Byline: DON COBLE, The Times-Union FORT WORTH, Texas -- Bobby Labonte spent most of Friday's practice session at the Texas Motor Speedway working on the race-day setup on his Chevrolet, saving his best lap for pole qualifying. While others were...
Last Call for Input on City Proposal; Fernandina: Waterfront District Could Be Helped
Byline: Alison Trinidad, Nassau Neighbors staff writer The last session for public input on a proposed community redevelopment agency along the Amelia River waterfront in Fernandina Beach is from 9 a.m. to noon today at The Hampton Inn & Suites...
Mandarin Art Festival Set for Next Weekend; Organizers Say It Will Be Largest Yet
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Staff writer It began as an idea 36 years ago: to gather artists from all over the region and display their paintings, sculptures, woodwork and other media around one of the most historic buildings in Mandarin. Now the 36th...
Mayor Just Loves Bulldogs, All Sports
Byline: Brent Beaird, Times-Union correspondent Orange Park's new mayor is quite the sports fan. Travis Cummings, who was recently elected to a one-year term by the Town Council, has grown up around sports, whether it is supporting Clay County...
Mental Health Counselor Honored; Fernandina: She Deals with Troubled Children
Byline: Amelia A. Hart, Nassau Neighbors staff writer Joan Holland deals every day with kids who have suffered one of life's ugliest betrayals: physical, sexual and mental abuse by their parents or guardians. "Trust is such a big issue for them,"...
Middleburg Athlete Signs to Play Volleyball at SJRCC; She's Returning to Sport after Stint as a Cheerleader
Byline: Stephen Kindland, Times-Union sports writer Evelyn Jackson traded in her place on the Middleburg High School volleyball team for a cheerleading uniform her senior year, and after watching the Broncos go 25-7 and reach the state Class 4A...
Middleburg Property Owner Calls $94,500 Fine 'Ridiculous'
Byline: R. Michael Anderson, County Line staff writer A woman facing $94,500 in accumulated fines for repeated code violations on property she owns in Middleburg said such a steep penalty is absurd for a lot she paid only $4,000 for several years...
Miss Citrus Knows It's All Sweet Fate; She Figures Her Last Name Had Something to Do with Her Becoming Promotion Ambassador for the Industry
Byline: David Bauerlein, The Times-Union Nikki Upthegrove, this year's Miss Florida Citrus, can discuss how Florida's citrus industry is affected by the latest low-carb diet craze. But first, there's the matter of her last name. With a name...
MORE ON MAILBOXES; Made to Order -- Well, within Reason
Tim Voorhees (right) is an expert on unusual mailboxes. He has made thousands of mailboxes in the last couple of years at his business, The Mailbox Store, on Atlantic Boulevard. Using cast aluminum, wood, plastic, metal, decals, paint and other...
Morning Briefs
ADVANCED DISPOSAL SERVICE BUYS WASTE SERVICES ASSETS Advanced Disposal Service Inc., a Jacksonville-based company, purchased the Nassau County and South Georgia assets of Waste Services of Florida Inc., the company said in a press release. Waste...
Movie Raising Area Interest in Easter This Year
Byline: Mary Maraghy, Clay County Line staff writer Mel Gibson's movie The Passion of the Christ will result in a heightened interest in Easter this year, according to a sampling of pastors in Clay County. Easter April 11, is the day Christians...
Nassau Notes
RIVER MEETING The St. Marys River Management Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday to discuss the results of the river cleanup, water quality monitoring and the committee's bank-to-bank regulation efforts. The meeting will be at the Nassau County...
Navy, Camden Agree to Help Pull Each Other out of Emergencies; Mutual Task Force Will Respond to Natural Disasters, Chemical Spills, Plane Crashes, Terror
Byline: Gordon Jackson, The Times-Union KINGS BAY NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE -- The Navy and emergency agencies in Camden County announced a formal agreement Friday to provide mutual aid and training to better prepare for emergency response. "This...
Nelson: Military Has No Hope for Speicher; Senator Says He Was Told Hunt for Missing Pilot Is Now a Recovery Mission Instead of a Rescue
Byline: RACHEL DAVIS, The Times-Union U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said Friday the military is refocusing the search for Navy Capt. Scott Speicher in Iraq from a rescue to a recovery mission and has determined the Jacksonville pilot will not be found alive....
Parents Learn about Resources to Help Their Children's Learning
Byline: John Carter, Staff writer A recent conference focused on students with a variety of learning challenges. The ninth annual "Tools For Success: Building Bright Futures" conference was a collaborative effort of more than 30 parent support...
Passion Play Rich in Details; Production to Be Held on Sets in Woods
Byline: Maggie FitzRoy, Shorelines staff writer They met in the Palm Valley woods Monday at noon, to practice a scene from the Last Supper. They draped robes over their business suits, tied colorful headdresses around their heads and took their...
Pastors Push JEDC to Keep Promise; They Want Money Allocated to the Northwest Quadrant to Be Spent There
Byline: CHRISTOPHER CALNAN, The Times-Union Four church pastors from Northwest Jacksonville said Friday they're concerned that changes to the city's economic incentive policies could undermine their neighborhood and conflict with promises made in...
Plans Afoot for Green Cove Site; Waterfront Condominiums Discussed
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, County Line staff writer A new life may be in the offing for a manufacturing complex south of Green Cove Springs that was once one of Clay County's largest employers, but closed in 2000. Louis Huntley of Orange Park,...
POLICE BRIEFS; Body Identified as Boy Who Had Been Swept out to Sea
Following is a list of arrests and crimes reported by Beaches area police departments: ATLANTIC BEACH The Duval County Medical Examiner's Office this week identified the body of a boy that washed up at the north end of Hanna Park Tuesday. ...
Police Briefs; Incidents on Philips, Landon Result in Injuries to 2 Men
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer It started with a late-night demand for a cigarette March 27 in the 2800 block of Philips Highway and ended with the theft of a wallet, cash, keys, a toolbox, glasses and a car jack from a 30-year-old...
Police Briefs; Man at Apartment Is Shot in the Back during Robbery Victim Survives with Injuries, Girlfriend Tried to Hide during Incident
Byline: Sandy Strickland, Staff writer A 31-year-old man was shot in the back when four men came to his apartment in the 1400 block of Manotak Avenue seeking money. His 38-year-old girlfriend opened the front door to find him lying facedown with...
POLICE BRIEFS; Man Attacked Pregnant Woman, Police Say
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Staff writer Police want to question a man who jumped on top of a pregnant woman during an argument early Sunday and tried to strangle her in an apartment at 4901 Sunbeam Road. The 22-year-old victim, who is five months'...
Political Season Is Here (Sigh)
Byline: Lamar Thames, Clay County Line General Manager I want to take this opportunity to tell you that I am taking the rest of the year off. At least until after November. Some of you might say, "How will we be able to tell?" Others will...
Ponte Vedra Kids Elect a President
Byline: Maggie FitzRoy, Shorelines staff writer The last time John Quincy Adams ran for president, pioneers were heading west in wagons, slaves toiled on plantations and most Americans were small farmers who grew their own food. Adams died in...
Project to Raise Money Becomes Class for Artists; Garden Club Gets Funds, Course Even Has a Waiting List
Byline: Sandy Strickland, Staff writer Delores Grubbs had to raise $10,000 in a month's time. So Grubbs, who is the fund-raiser for the Late Bloomers Garden Club, hit on a novel way of earning part of the bucks. She taught a one-week art class...
PVAA President Defends Policy; Vergo Says Spirit Isn't to Exclude Any Young Athlete
Byline: Drew Dixon, Shorelines staff writer Kids playing games can be serious business. Just ask Mike Vergo, president of the Ponte Vedra-Palm Valley Athletic Association. Vergo has been fielding criticism and phone calls over increasing complaints...
Right Whale Still Tangled in Lines, Buoys; Rescue Team Awaits Break in Weather
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar, Shorelines staff writer A right whale discovered two weeks ago entangled in fishing lines and buoys off the Northeast Florida coast continued to make its way north this week, but a rescue team must wait until the...
Road Changes Coming to Park, Wells
Byline: Mary Maraghy, County Line staff writer Motorists in the Park Avenue-Wells Road area are in for some changes. The Florida Department of Transportation is lengthening the turn lane from northbound Park Avenue (U.S. 17) to Wells Road by...
Rocket Strike, a Daily Threat, Still Unnerving for Soldiers; at Camp Hit Three Times in Four Days, Troops Have Learned to Get out of the Way, Then Get Back to Business
Byline: GREGORY PIATT, The Times-Union BALAD, Iraq -- Army Master Sgt. Antonio Hughes was walking from his office at Camp Anaconda on Friday afternoon when a whizzing sound cut through the sky. Boom! "I heard the impact," said Hughes, 41,...
SCHOOL ZONE; St. Johns Country Day Students Have 'Adventures on Broadway'
Byline: Toi Jefferson, County Line staff writer The students of St. Johns Country Day School will present their annual musical revue, St. Johns on Broadway, at 7:30 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Brown Gymnasium on campus. Tickets are $18...
Seafaring Swedish Students Enjoy Orange Park Stopover
Byline: Mary Maraghy, County Line staff writer Swedish students attending high school aboard a traveling ship visited Orange Park High School recently as part of their six-day stop in the Jacksonville area. The traveling public high school sails...
Second Team Is First Priority; Florida State Not Keeping Score, but Will Take Long Look at Backup QB Sexton
Byline: Bob Thomas, The Times-Union TALLAHASSEE -- A rash of injuries and post-surgery rehabilitation will prevent Florida State from conducting its traditional Garnet & Gold spring football game. Instead, the Seminoles will end spring practice...
Sex Crime Victims Show Support, Raise Awareness
Byline: BINYAMIN APPELBAUM, The Times-Union Advocates for victims of sexual assault and survivors of such crimes pinned teal ribbons to law enforcement officers Friday morning in a ceremony on the steps of Jacksonville police headquarters marking...
Speaker: Focus Should Be on What Kids Can Do; Parents Learn about Resources to Help Learning
Byline: John Carter, Times-Union staff writer A recent conference focused on students with a variety of learning challenges. The ninth annual "Tools For Success: Building Bright Futures" conference was a collaborative effort of more than 30 parent...
Sports Briefs
CLAY WINS IN DOUBLES Clay High won seven tennis matches to earn seven points and beat the rest of a four-team field in the St. Johns Country Day School Doubles Classic held Monday at Fleming Island. St. Johns was second with five points, followed...
St. Johns Leader Retiring Next Year
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, County Line staff writer Stephen F. Russey, headmaster of St. Johns Country Day School, said he will retire at the end of the 2004-05 school year after 29 years at the helm. Russey, 62, said he made the decision this...
St. Johns River Has a Defender
Byline: Tonyaa Weathersbee, Times-Union columnist The St. Johns River is the river that ran through Jimmy Orth's childhood. Now it is defining his adulthood. "I grew up in Mandarin, and I've always been passionate about the river," said Orth,...
Summerall on Wait List; Longtime Broadcaster Stable at Mayo Clinic, Awaits Liver Transplant
Byline: BART HUBBUCH, The Times-Union Longtime NFL broadcaster Pat Summerall is in a Jacksonville hospital awaiting a potential liver transplant, but no liver donor has been lined up, Mayo Clinic spokesman Erik Kaldor said. Summerall, who is...
Sunny Outlook for Fleming Island Baseball; Young Eagles Win Second Straight, End Raiders' Streak
Byline: Stephen Kindland, Times-Union sports writer Describing Fleming Island High School's inaugural baseball season is like listening to a spring weather forecast. The young Golden Eagles, who are playing their first season without a senior...
Teacher Helps Plan, Design Bio-Tech Lab; She's a Professor of Biological Sciences at FCCJ
Byline: John Carter, Staff writer You might say Lynn Lisenby is a hands-on person. While setting up a new bio-technical lab in downtown Jacksonville, she had a hand in everything from the planning and design to picking out equipment, writing...
Tennis Takes Center Court; Amelia Island: Bausch & Lomb Starts Monday
Byline: Amelia A. Hart, Nassau Neighbors staff writer When that first yellow tennis ball is tossed skyward Monday morning at the Bausch & Lomb Championships, it will carry 12 months of planning with it. Now in its 25th year at the Amelia...
TERRORISM; A Lesson Learned
The entire world should pay attention to the painful lesson Spain learned Friday. That lesson is: Appeasement does not work. It didn't work for Neville Chamberlain at Munich in 1938. It didn't work last month in Spain. It won't work in the future,...
The Players Provided a Nearly Perfect Time at the Beaches
Byline: Brian Kosoy, Times-Union correspondent What a time it was at The Players Championship last weekend. Adam Scott proved why he is golf's "next big thing" after sinking a clutch putt for the win on the last hole. After taking chipping lessons...
U.S. CONGRESS; Highway Bill OK'd despite Concerns 22 U.S. House Representatives from Florida Say State Won't See a Fair Return on Its Portion of Federal Gas Tax Payments
Florida members of the U.S. House banded together Friday and tried to block passage of a $275 billion transportation bill that critics said would shortchange the state's motorists. But the opposition was just a speed hump when the House passed the...
Volunteers Make Clay Fair Work; 'The Whole Thing Is about Involving People'
Byline: Mary Maraghy, County Line staff writer In Clay County, it's fair to say that without volunteers the show wouldn't go on. "It's true," said Joan Bazley, manager of the Clay County Fair Association. Organizers of the fair said the heart...
West Nassau Softball Not a Secret Now
Byline: Derek L. Kinner, Nassau Neighbors editor Looks like western Nassau County's little secret is out. "Unbeaten West Nassau finally winning praise," said a headline in Wednesday's sports section of The Florida Times-Union. The story was...
Youth Academy Director Dies
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, County Line staff writer Retired Army Sgt. Maj. Richard "Dick" Alfred Wolf Sr., director of the Florida Youth Challenge Academy at Camp Blanding, died Monday after a heart attack. Mr. Wolf, 54, died in North Carolina...
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