Bill Kober (Cover) is a student at the University of West Florida, where he’s majoring in graphic design with a concentration in photography. After retiring from the United States Air Force (24 years of service!), Bill started working for SAIC as a contractor, then switched to civil service. He was medically retired after four years.
In 2016, Bill returned to school to complete his graphic design degree. He is currently an intern with the Pensacola Ice Flyers as one of the team photographers.
Joe Fuller, a/k/a Beachcomber Music Awards Hall of Famer JoE Fingas (“Woody Still Matters”), is known for his solo shows and rocking performances with the Fort Walton Beach blues band Finga FAYA. He’s been a mainstay of the Northwest Florida music community for 30 years. Joe has been writing songs, poems, stories and essays since elementary school and is currently working on a novel. He hopes to complete an opera about his sainted brother by year’s end.
Seagrove Beach resident Nikki Hedrick (“Stranger Things…”) is a photographer and longtime Beachcomber contributor. She is the co-owner of 850 Music and Entertainment, and wears a few other hats, too. Nikki is currently up to her ears in beach wedding season.
Clay Jones (Cartoons) syndicates his cartoons daily to publications across the country. Clay was born in Fort Hood, Texas, and was raised in Louisiana, Illinois, California and Georgia. He currently lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. His cartoons have recently been featured on CNN, and he was a finalist for the 2019 Herblock Prize.
Subscribe to the Claytoonz YouTube channel and watch Clay Jones create his masterpieces and demystify the whole cartooning thing.
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Towne: The Records That Changed Our Lives
Jon Decious: While there must be at least 100 records that have changed my life, looking back I think Garth Brooks’ Ropin’ the Wind might be the one responsible (to blame) for...
NOW OPEN SEED LIBRARY Walton County Coastal Branch Library, Santa Rosa Beach 850-267-2809 The library welcomes the community to participate in the “Community Seed Library” located next to the New Books section....
VS. – The Battle of Record Store Day 2019
A new feature, in which two Beachcomberland entities face off, and it’s up to our highly biased judges to declare a victor. Record Store Day (Saturday, April 13 worldwide) was conceived...
Thursday, April 11 AJ’S, Destin WILL & LINDA, 4-8 PM (Bimini Stage) CHASING JAYMIE, 6-10 PM (Tiki Stage) REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (Bimini Stage) AJ’S ON THE BAYOU, Fort Walton Beach CHRIS HAYES, 5-9 PM AL’S BEACH...