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Civil trial starts in karate case

As seven men who say Craig Peeples sexually abused them as teens face him in civil court this week, the jury will hear two different stories and weigh their motivations. As their attorney put it, are their accusations about making sure what…

Shooting complex gets second grant

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The Camden County Board of Commissioners accepted a second grant on Feb. 4 from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to pay for the a recreational shooting complex that has been under construction since 2018.

Head of tugboat company wants in on jobs at port jobs

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The president of a tugboat company recently told the Ocean Highway and Port Authority that his business is being unfairly shut out of ship towing jobs at the Port of Fernandina. But Worldwide Terminals Fernandina CEO and Port Director Chris Ragucci said Robert Gibbs’ boats are simply not powerful...

Short-term rental bill won’t affect city much

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At Tuesday’s meeting of the Fernandina Beach City Commission, City Attorney Tammi Bach gave a rundown of some bills currently under consideration in Tallahassee that could affect the city, beginning with short-term rentals, which Bach says the city will keep controlling for the most part, thanks...

$100k donated to city for land conservation

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A family wishing to remain anonymous jumpstarted the city of Fernandina Beach’s Land Conservation Trust Fund this week with a donation of $100,000 and a pledge to donate up to another $100,000 to match public donations to the fund. Kelly Gibson, the city’s Conservation & Planning...

Camden boys kick off soccer season

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The Camden County High varsity boys soccer team started out the 2020 season on Friday night, Jan. 31, with a scrimmage against Glynn Academy at home.