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Amelia Island wins Ocean Challenge

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Amelia Island Sailing Club won the annual Ocean Challenge race on Saturday, competing with boats from the Golden Isles Sailing Club based on St. Simons Island, Ga. Both spinnaker and non spinnaker class boats were in the race, sailing a course from the St Simons channel to the St. Marys channel...

Mocama Beer Company is opening a brewery with taproom on South 8th

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Telling the story of Mocama, the coastal region that stretches from what is now southern Georgia down through the Okefenokee Swamp to the west coast of Florida, Hamp Tanner says the word means coast or ocean. “Mocama is where you live, where you are, and it’s the people who live here."

News-Leader appoints new editor to lead historic community newspaper

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An award-winning journalist with 20 years of newspaper experience has been appointed editor of the News-Leader. Scott J. Bryan, 38, started at the News-Leader on Monday. He replaces Peg Davis, who recently retired. “I’m incredibly excited to join such a vital and essential institution in...

Commissioners seek review of drainage rules

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At a special meeting of the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners held earlier this month, Commissioner Pat Edwards spoke about his concern for the way the county reviews and handles drainage. Edwards said he’s had ongoing conversations with County Engineer Robert Companion, County Attorney...

Teacher asks board to fight for raises

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The Nassau County School Board heard from a member of the Nassau Teachers’ Association, the union that represents teachers in Nassau schools, who asked the board to support teachers in current contact negotiations. At the school board’s regular meeting Thursday, Jim Glackin, a teacher at...

MAB questions points in Oasis contract

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The Marina Advisory Board has some issues with a contract for marina management services that is set to be approved next week by the Fernandina Beach City Commission and are sending questions to the commission ahead of the vote to approve the contract. Westrec Marinas currently manages the...

CARES Act dollars flow to businesses

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Nassau County officials say disbursement of CARES Act funding has gone well thus far during an Oct. 21 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners. Nassau County Manager Taco Pope said the county has made great progress during the past six months, calling it a “journey and a challenge.” ...

FPU contractors injured restoring power to island

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Two Florida Public Utilities contractors were injured late Monday afternoon while working to restore power to Amelia Island, with one receiving third-degree burns, according to media reports. The accident left the island’s more than 30,000 residents in the dark for more than three hours. ...

Heckscher Drive bridge construction causing delays

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While people driving over the Myrtle Creek bridge can expect delays for the next seven or eight months, cyclists will be better able to navigate that portion of the Timucuan Trail after the Florida Department of Transportation installs a bike lane on the bridge, as well as one on the Simpson Creek...

PAB chair discusses document rewrites with City Commission

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At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Fernandina Beach City Commission heard an annual report from Genece Minshew, chair of the Planning Advisory Board, the city’s local planning agency responsible for zoning and Future Land Use Map amendments, Comprehensive Plan amendments, Land Development Code...