Regional

Bean chides state’s top medical official

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A leading Senate Republican from Nassau County on Wednesday chided Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees about the state’s COVID-19 vaccine-distribution efforts, saying Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration hasn’t been forthcoming with the public.

Rare right whale visitors

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Just a few weeks ago, Amelia Islanders were treated to a rare visit from right whale mother Chiminea and her newborn calf. The pair leisurely cruised our beaches for more than a week, creating onshore excitement as beach walkers ran up and down the shore snapping pictures. Local whale watchers shared their enthusiasm, spread words of caution and stayed in contact with right whale agencies

Split Open and Melt combines tunes with tasty treats

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How would you like to start your day Outshined? How about Smoke on the Water for breakfast or lunch with a Witchy Woman or a Sharp Dressed Man? Yes, these are songs, but they are also bagels served up by the new Split Open and Melt

Callahan woman arrested in school bus

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A Callahan woman, Melissa Gail Lacey, was arrested last week when Nassau County Sheriff’s Office deputies found her in a Nassau County school bus in the wee hours of the morning. According to the arrest report, Nassau County Sheriffs Deputy Matthew Delacruz was called to a residence on Jaguar...

California family takes helm of historic bed and breakfast

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After looking at castles in Scotland, villas in Italy and monasteries and vineyards in France, Rob and Yvonne Batterton and their son, Flint, decided to move across country from California and settle in Fernandina Beach, where they purchased the historic Fairbanks House

Fernandina Beach cable TV channel business plan OK’d

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At its Jan. 5 meeting, the Fernandina Beach City Commission approved a business plan that will begin the process of creating a more vibrant and active community cable TV channel, learned about Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport operations and discussed an issue with a warehouse at the Port of...