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Rutherford stands behind electoral objections

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U.S. Rep. John Rutherford (R-Jacksonville), whose district contains all of Nassau County, said his objection to Electoral College votes was to protest how some states handled elections. He said he stands firmly against any effort to remove President Donald Trump from office, calling those actions...

CAR SHOW IN SHOP

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Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance President Bill Warner announced the 26th annual event will move to May 20-23 in response to the latest development in the coronavirus pandemic.  The event is normally scheduled for March. “At the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Amelia Island...

City prohibits some events, extends mask requirements

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One of Fernandina Beach’s new city commissioners says he supports wearing a mask to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but believes it is “dishonest” to approve a requirement that cannot be enforced by law enforcement officials. The COVID-19 pandemic was the first thing discussed at the...

Florida Power builds its first solar energy center in Nassau

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As part of its 30 for 30 program, which commits to install 30 million solar panels in Florida by 2023, Florida Power & Light has built its first solar energy center in Nassau County at the Crawford Diamond Industrial Park in Yulee. The plant is one of five new centers FPL had coming online...

BOCC discusses vaccine planning

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The Nassau County Emergency Management director defended his department’s work in organizing the distribution of the much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine, during a special meeting Thursday of the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners.

Pa. native brings combination of experiences to Main Street position

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Lisa Finkelstein stepped into the position of Fernandina Beach Main Street executive director in November and is employing her experiences in business, fundraising and economic development to help the Fernandina Beach business community thrive. Finkelstein is originally from Pennsylvania and...

Golf course needs money to improve

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The conclusion of a discussion in the Fernandina Beach City Commission meeting Tuesday was that the quality of the city-owned golf course is dependent on one simple question: How much money is the

Limited COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Nassau

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As the much-anticipated rollout of a coronavirus vaccine begins, Nassau County Emergency Services wants to ensure the county has a system in place that will ensure a smooth process, enabling people to receive a vaccination without the long waits other Florida counties are experiencing. To that...

Oasis changes course on slip rate increases

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Slipholders at the Fernandina Harbor Marina received a temporary reprieve from an increase in slip rental rates.  Oasis Marinas said it “missed the boat” when it raised some rates soon after the company took over management of the city-owned marina Dec. 1, and the former rates will be in...

Troon purchases city golf club’s management company

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Company officials say the buyout of Indigo Golf Partners by golf course management company Troon will not affect current negotiations between Indigo and the city of Fernandina Beach regarding the city’s golf course. Troon and Indigo announced the purchase Jan. 4. Golf Inc. magazine called the...