Regional

Historic Lesesne House sold for $1.15M to local group

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Nassau Trust LLC recently purchased Fernandina Beach landmark Lesesne House for $1,150,000, marking the first time in 150 years the property will not be in the hands of the family of Judge John Friend. The home at the corner of Centre and North Fifth streets was built in 1860 by Dr. John Lesesne ...

Attorney for OHPA appointed to bench

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Jacksonville Beach attorney and Ocean Highway and Port Authority legal counsel Jeb Branham will serve as a judge in the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court. Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Branham, who also currently serves as legal counsel for the towns of Callahan and Baldwin.

First dip in the water

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Foar From Home, a group of four who play to paddle their boat, Courageous, in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in 2021 tested their vessel for the first time Sunday at the Dee Dee Bartels Public Boat Ramp in Fernandina Beach. The four members of Foar From Home are military veterans Billy...

Fernandina Beach's Shop with Cops

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The Fernandina Beach Police Department recently held its 17th annual Shop with Cops event at its Lime Street headquarters. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held at the police station, where a drive-through event is conducted. Each child received wrapped gifts and a $100 gift card. More...

Myers honored with room dedication at Peck Center

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Elmo V. Myers, the Nassau County Community Development Corporation founder, Peck High School advocate, community activist and businessman, was recently honored by Fernandina Beach leaders and the community for his service to the community.

City leaders reject idea of selling sewer system

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After new Fernandina Beach City Commissioners Bradley Bean and David Sturges took their oaths of office, outgoing Mayor Johnny Miller handed over the reins of city government Tuesday to incoming Mayor Mike Lednovich, who promised to work to build a better city. 

Waste Management floats rate increase for city

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Less than two years into a five-year contract, Waste Management has proposed a 33% increase in residential rates for Fernandina Beach to deal with increased costs related to the collection of yard waste. At Tuesday’s City Commission meeting, the company’s management pointed to a recent survey...

Golf board recommends Indigo stays, with caveats

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At a special meeting Wednesday, the Fernandina Beach Golf Course Advisory Board said it wants Indigo Golf Partners to continue managing the city-owned golf club but requested changes be made in the city’s contract with the company that would measure the golf course management company’s...