Regional

HDC approves concept of new downtown building

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The corner of Centre and Third streets will go through another transformation when Bubbles Enterprises creates a restaurant on the location of the Out of Hand gift shop and former Pompeo restaurant.  The company currently operates Pogo’s Kitchen, Amelia Tavern and The Alley by Amelia...

Nassau County has distributed $15M in CARES Act funding

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Nassau County has spent more than $15 million in federal CARES Act money, according to a presentation presented to the county’s Board of Commissioners on Monday. Government Services Group Managing Director David Jahosky said the county’s Nassau Cares program has spent $15,464,380, through...

Parks and Rec committee provides update on ‘five-star’ parks

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The Fernandina Beach Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee is looking to the future of the department by creating better prepared members, making concrete decisions about facilities and working on the department’s master plan. Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Chairwoman Faith Ross gave...

Charter school applies to open in Nassau

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A charter school could soon be arriving in Nassau County. During the Nassau County School Board’s Feb. 11 meeting, Superintendent Kathy Burns announced the school district had an application for a charter school. San Jose Early College at Nassau applied to open a charter school in August...

ROAD WORRIERS

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The city of Fernandina Beach is not accepting an $80,000 settlement from an engineering firm for damages the city says happened in the Isle de Mai subdivision due to inadequate drainage caused by poor design. According to court records, CPH Engineering was the engineer when Isle de Mai was...

YOUNG AT ART

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The Island Art Association announced winners of its annual Nassau County High Schools art show.  A celebration of all participants was Feb. 9, at which time winners received awards, including 16 honorable mention awards. Fernandina Beach High School’s Natalie Futch won Best in Show, and...

Construction on Lime Street

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Permits for site work, including tree removal, have been issued by the city of Fernandina Beach for this lot between Vintage Amelia apartments and Lime Street, to make way for a new Dollar General store. According to Dollar General spokeswoman Angela Pekovic, the new store will replace the one...

Nassau County receives leadership awards

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Wednesday was an award-winning day for the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners. During the commissioners’ morning meeting, the Northeast Florida Regional Planning CEO Elizabeth Payne presented the county with two regional leadership awards. The county received the Regional Award of...