District 1 candidates Kevin Walker (left) and Lannie Brant participated in a virtual forum Sept. 16 moderated by Tanya Glazebrook.

Candidate forum: District 1 county commissioner

In the race for county commissioner District 1, challenger Kevin Walker and incumbent Lannie Brant participated in a virtual candidate forum Sept. 16. The forum was hosted over Zoom by the grassroots effort to Get Out the Vote and moderated by Tanya…

Camden makes final push on census


Camden County officials are pushing for citizens to respond to the 2020 Census before counting ends at the end of this month, particularly in the Woodbine area where county responses are lowest.

City sets millage, approves budget despite warnings

At its final public budget hearing on the 2020-21 fiscal year millage rate and budget, the Fernandina Beach City Commission approved an “adjusted” rollback millage rate by a 3-2 vote, with two commissioners urging caution due to the downturn in the economy caused by the coronavirus pandemic. ...

County reverses mandate on mask wearing

The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners has reversed its mandate on wearing masks inside county businesses when social distancing is not possible, and is instead “encouraging” the practice via a new executive order dated Thursday. Wearing a mask will continue to be required to enter and...

Pilot dies in plane crash

The 74-year-old pilot of a single-engine airplane died in a crash in Hilliard Monday, according to a news release sent Monday night from the Florida Highway Patrol. The man, who was not named by the FHP, was from Palm Coast and was the only occupant of the aircraft. The release said his next of kin...

Wildcats come back with a win against Glynn

Despite having a rough start in their first game, Camden County Wildcats varsity football team was able to turn that around in their second game against Glynn Academy with a score of 31-14. 

Home opener set for Friday


The Camden County High School varsity football team will hold its home opener tomorrow night against Richmond Hill in the annual Frank Smith Classic.