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Uncollected yard waste in city frustrates many

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Piles of leaves, branches, palm fronds and other yard waste are a common sight on streets in Fernandina Beach. Citizens complain to city employees that Advanced Disposal – the city’s contractor – does not do a satisfactory job of picking up yard waste. Greg Huntington, Municipal Marketing...

Farmer, Leeper send answers ahead of primary

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The News-Leader recently sent a questionnaire to the remaining candidates in the Aug. 18 primary races for seats on the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners who we had not yet interviewed. Danny Leeper, the incumbent in the District 1 seat, and Klynt Farmer, running for the District 5 seat...

CARES Act funds available to help some residents

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The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners met Wednesday and approved another one-week extension of the county’s COVID-19 emergency declaration and heard an updated status on CARES Act funds availability from the state and the implementation of county CARES Act projects. Meeting at the...

Diehl briefs BOCC on tight 2020-21 budget

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The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners met twice recently to ensure that a flat millage rate is the right decision in setting the tentative millage rate for the 2020-21 fiscal year. The final approval to keep the millage at the current level was made at a Monday meeting in order to send...

Pro, amateur putters compete for national title

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The 61st annual Profession-al Putters Association national championship is slated for Sept. 14-18 at Putt-Putt at Main Beach, which also hosted the event in 2015. Joe Lea and then-APA member Roby Fuller were champions that year. “Having started playing Putt-Putt in the mid 1970s, I...

The COVID-19 numbers for Nassau County

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Tuesday, Aug. 4: The cumulative number of positive COVID-19 tests in Nassau County tallied by the Florida Department of Health rose to 1,074 as of Aug. 4, and there were seven assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and long-term care businesses in Nassau County reporting...

Nassau Pride delays start of season to Jan. 2

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The American Basketball Association and Nassau Pride announced the start of the 2020-21 season will be delayed until Jan. 2 instead of its original opening date of Nov. 7 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic forced the ABA to suspend operations on March 12, prior to the start of the...

Yulee family receives community’s support

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At the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Michelle Obama first said her now-famous quote – “When they go low, we go high” – describing how best to deal with bullies. An example of that attitude is Toya Sproul’s response to what she calls a “hateful letter” her family received...

‘Lack of clarity’ from state on CARES Act

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The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners was apprised Friday of concerns regarding the upfront purchasing of goods and services by some potential recipients of $15.4 million in CARES Act funds allocated to the county. The concerns are due to the risks involved with reimbursement. The review...

TDC begins review of candidates for board

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Members of the Amelia Island Tourist Development Council’s Board of Directors have had their first look at candidates who have applied to fill one of their empty seats. The seat was vacated earlier this year when Jim McManemon, who was manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, was transferred to...