Neighbor to Neighbor newspaper January 2012 : Page 1

Vol XIII Issue I NEIGHBOR State Award Winning Newspaper with the Best of Clay County Living  LOCAL The Neighbor to NEWS  CROSSWORD  SUDOKU  HOROSCOPES  COMMUNITY CALENDAR  SCHOOL NEWS  GARDENING FREE 904.278.7256 January 2012 Proudly Serving Orange Park, Argyle/OakLeaf, Fleming Island, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Penney Farms & Keystone Heights Since January 2000 New Year New Owner email us at Jaguars' Jones-Drew & DeVille to Pro Bowl Wayne Spivey Staff Writer End of Season Review The Jacksonville Jaguars fi nished the NFL season on a high note beating their rivals, the Indianapolis Colts 19-13 on New Years Day, 2012. Beloved owners Delores and Wayne Weaver said farewell at halftime. The Weavers were awarded the franchise on November 30, 1993 and attended ev-ery game: 69 preseason, 272 regular season and 11 postseason. Shahid Khan became the new owner on January 4th. He promised to provide new vision and lead-ership for the franchise, looking to draft impact players for the Fall. Maurice Jones Drew remained the number one rusher in the NFL and will play in the Pro Bowl for the third year in a row. Jaguars Mascot Jack-son DeVille (Curtis Dvorak) was also invited to the Pro Bowl, January 29th at Aloha Stadium. Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker is the interim Welcome 2012! from six months old coach. General manager Gene Smith was put in Marlie Johnson; Great grand-daugh-charge of searching for a new coach. ter of Carolyn and Barney Clark of Week 13 -Dec. 5th, ESPN and Sirius radio Orange Park, with proud parents: Sa-broadcast Monday Night Football from Everbank vannah and Zachary. t-shirt says -Field to a nationwide audience -the second time Shahid Khan, the new this year. Television audiences saw Jags fans with "I've been good all year, just ask Grandma." owner of the Jackson-fake mustaches, demonstrating support for the ville Jaguars new owner, hoping the new year will bring a winning season for team teal. Highlights showed Maurice Jones-Drew with 97 rushing yards and 91 receiving yards. He re-mained in the lead for the NFL rushing title. Unfortunately the Jaguars lost to the San Diego Chargers, 38-14. Week 14: Revenge week saw the Jaguars dominate their in-state rivals, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 41-14. The Jaguars had With golden Jaguars helmets held high, beloved Jaguars owners, Delores and Wayne Weaver wave goodbye to fans 325 net yards and beat the Bucs in nearly every statistical category. Again, Jones-Drew was the team leader in rushing yards on New Years Day. The Weavers were awarded the fran-and number of catches. Marcedes Lewis also had a 62 yard catch. Jarett Dillard caught fi ve balls. The Jags defense shined, forcing seven turnovers. chise on November 30, 1993 and attended every game: 69 Week 15 saw a reversal of fortunes or misfortunes, 14-41, as the Jaguars played Thursday Night football and lost to the At-preseason, 272 regular season and 11 postseason. Shasid lanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome. “Iron-Man” Jones-Drew rushed for 112 yards. Khan became the new owner on January 4th. Week 16: New Years Day was “Fan Appreciation Day,” for the Jaguars and they are unde-feated in 2012. They beat the Indianapolis Colts 19-13 and ended their NFL season at 5-11, Don’t buy re-sale beating the Colts twice (Week 10, 17-3). Maurice Jones-Drew had 169 yards rushing on 25 at carries. Jones-Drew is the essence of desire and determination. Through a diffi cult season he kept fi ghting and doing OF ORANGE PARK the right things all the time. 2011 Lot Model Closeouts! 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