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Fernandina's mills running strong during crisis

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While the tourism and hospitality industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus, the two pulp mills in Fernandina Beach – Rayonier Advanced Materials and WestRock – are up and running, with no layoffs or employee furloughs. Ryan Houck, spokesperson for RYAM, said the Fernandina Plant is...

Four test positive for COVID-19 virus at Lakeside at Amelia Island

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The Lakeside at Amelia Island retirement community, which includes dementia care, assisted living, and independent living for its residents, received four positive results from recent “community-wide COVID-19 testing.” The testing took place last week, according to an email sent to residents,...

Sonshine send-off

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Sonshine Christian Academy held commencement at Crossroads Family Worship Center May 17. Around 20 people attended the ceremony due to social distancing. Afterward, educators and friends held up congratulatory messages outside. 

The COVID-19 numbers for Nassau County

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Sunday, May 24: The Nassau County Emergency Management department posted on Facebook that there are now 70 cases as of 11 a.m.: “FDOH Nassau CHD has received one new case of a positive COVID19 test in a Nassau resident.  The case is a 66 year old male with no travel history nor...

Four schools will get additions, expansion

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The Nassau County School Board moved forward at its May 14 meeting with plans for improvements and additions to four schools. The meeting was held online in order to comply with coronavirus guidelines. By unanimous vote, the board approved a contract with R. Dean Scott, Architect, Inc. to provide...

‘Busier than usual’ hurricane season forecast

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The National Oceanic and Atmos-pheric Administration is forecasting an above average number of hurricanes this season and the Federal Emergency Management Agency is considering the effects of the coronavirus on its preparation for it. During a Thursday conference call, NOAA Administrator Dr. Neil...

Diehl: County income could be short $6.5 million

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The bad news? The economic outlook is dire and county leaders have been informed the county’s income shortfall could be $6.5 million for Fiscal Year 2019-20, which runs through the end of September. The good news? Office of Management & Budget Director Megan Diehl has digested the data and has...

Barnabas donations assist residents

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Barnabas Center is on the front line, responding to the needs of individuals and families in crisis. Financial contributions assist this effort. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church supported Barnabas Center and Salvation Army Hope House by hosting its first ever “Corona...

Families visit via parade

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Families, friends and health professional participate in a community parade through the Life Care Center of Hilliard campus Friday morning. Citizens created posters and decorated vehicles with greetings to show their love to residents as they sat outside or stood inside near windows and waved to...

The COVID-19 numbers for Nassau County

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Wednesday, May 20: As of 11 a.m., the Florida Department of Health had officially counted three new cases of people testing positive for COVID-19 in Nassau County, according to a post on Facebook by Nassau County Emergency Management. “The first case is a 84 year-old male...