Regional

City makes wearing masks mandatory in certain conditions

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After Jacksonville issued a mandatory mask order Monday for indoor and public spaces where social distancing is not possible, the Nassau County Board of Commissioners met Wednesday to have their own discussion about mandating facemasks in an effort to stop the exponential growth of COVID-19 cases...

Cannon assures voters mail-in ballots are safe

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The process of electing representation is perhaps the most important part of American government, so how do election officials ensure voters have the maximum opportunity to cast a ballot and have their voices heard in their town, county, state, and Washington, D.C.? One answer is absentee, or...

Gressman: ‘I learned to stretch a dollar’

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Charlie Gressman, a candidate for Nassau County Commissioner District 5, was born and raised on a dairy farm, then went on to a successful career in sales. He says the experience of those two careers, along with honesty, integrity and transparency, will shape how he does the job if he is elected. ...

Former Nassau Co. Sheriff Geiger dies at age 81

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Kathie Colgrove / Community Newspapers Inc. Former Nassau County Sheriff W.R. “Ray” Geiger, 81, died June 29 after an extended illness.  The longtime law enforcement officer was elected sheriff in 1992.  He served three terms before quitting the race in 2004 to endorse...

County budget wish lists: Part Two gets questioned

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The second day of Nassau County department wish list presentations for the 2020-21 fiscal year budget did not go as smoothly as the agenda suggested, with only two presentations completed after County Manager and Attorney Mike Mullin questioned several requests in the Road Department’s budget...

County ramps up plan to spend CARES Act money

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In March of 2020, Congress approved the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security,” or  “CARES,” Act to “provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.” The Nassau County Board of County...

County departments begin to present their budget wishes

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Cautioning not to take her initial budget variance analysis “as something set in stone,” Nassau County’s Office of Management & Budget Director Meghan Diehl led presentations Wednesday of the preliminary funding requests from some county departments for the 2020-21 fiscal year’s budget....

Do businesses have to disclose positive tests?

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With businesses reopening and more people testing positive for the novel coronavirus or coming down with COVID-19, citizens want to know where to avoid, if not who. So, do businesses have to tell you, as a customer, that someone who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, or was diagnosed with COVID-19, has...

‘Back the Blue’ event scheduled for tomorrow

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Amid marches and protests across the nation calling attention to police brutality, two local business owners have organized a walk in support of local law enforcement, calling the event a non-political effort to “Back the Blue.” The walk is scheduled to take place Thursday. Rick Robbins,...

The COVID-19 free testing schedule for Nassau County

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Free drive-through/walk-up diagnostic testing COVID-19 is available for everyone in Nassau County. See the schedule posted below. Please take some form of identification. Testing is available on a first come, first-served basis. According to the Florida Department of Health-Nassau...