Regional

Governor orders bars and nightclubs to close for next 30 days

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The close-knit community of Fernandina Beach might feel a little less personal this spring, with the city’s signature event, the May 1-3 Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, being canceled, and the tourism hits keep on coming. Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Tuesday that closes...

Five Warriors commit to college football

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West Nassau High School celebrated Feb. 26 as five athletes signed letters of intent to play football on the collegiate level. Bryce Morris, Bryson Williams, Elijah Canode, Zorian Stanton and Chaz Hirschman participated in the ceremony.  The Record spoke with each athlete during the...

Council approves lot divide

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The Hilliard Town Council approved a commercial and residential lot split between Orange Street and U.S. 1 March 9. The council voted 3-0 to approve the request by Patricia J. Sullivan and Wayne Bishop. The approval comes at the recommendation of the Hilliard Planning and Zoning Board....

March Take Stock in Children month

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Take Stock in Children received recognition for its educational efforts March 2. Callahan Mayor Marty Fontes read a proclamation designating March as “Take Stock in Children Month.” Dotti Williams, a TSIC board member and mentor trainer, was on hand along with College and Success Coach...

City’s conservation fund grows, but is it enough?

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The waterfront, funding for land conservation, and the marina were all topics at the Tuesday, March 3, meeting of the Fernandina Beach City Commission, and thousands of dollars were donated for land conservation that will be matched in accordance with an agreement with an anonymous donor. City...

Car Lovers' Heaven

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Gooding & Company’s senior specialist, David Brynan, looks at a “preservation-class” 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S with a V-12 engine and less than 17,500 original miles. The landmark supercar could be yours if you bid around $1.4 to $1.8 million at today’s 11th annual Gooding &...

CMS spotlights 3rd generation teacher

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Callahan Middle School would like to begin spotlighting the amazing and talented educators that go above and beyond every day for our students. This month’s teacher spotlight is fixed on Lauren Debolt.  Debolt is a sixth-grade language arts teacher and teaching runs in her blood, as she is...

New park coming soon

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GreenPointe Developers, LLC, in partnership with the Nassau County Board of Commissioners, recently celebrated the groundbreaking of Tributary Park, a Nassau County regional park.  Tributary Park is located on Edwards Road, just west of Interstate 95. The new public park is adjacent to the...

Burke says farewell to county’s development

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As February faded, Nassau County bade farewell to longtime public servant Adrienne Burke. Alternating positions in local government between the city of Fernandina Beach and Nassau County for the past decade, Burke most recently served as director of the county’s Planning & Economic Opportunity...

City adopts citizens’ report on how Comp Plan should be revised

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At this week’s Tuesday, March 3, meeting of the Fernandina Beach City Commission, commissioners voted to adopt the Evaluation and Appraisal Report on the city’s Comprehensive Plan with the intention of amending the plan in accordance with the wishes of its citizens. The state of Florida...