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Veterans retire flags Sunday

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“Old Glory” – This famous name was coined by Captain William Driver, a shipmaster of Salem, Mass., in 1831.  As he was leaving on one of his many voyages aboard the brig Charles Doggett – and this one would climax with the...

Library offers curbside pickup

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The Nassau County Public Library branches remain closed, but curbside pickup at all branches began Monday.  Those services are available by appointment only at the Callahan, Hilliard and Fernandina branches Monday through Friday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and again from 4 to 5:30 p.m.  ...

The COVID-19 numbers for Nassau County

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Tuesday, June 9: The official count of positive COVID-19 tests in Nassau County rose to 83 as of 11 a.m. According to post on Facebook via the county's Emergency Management department: "FDOH-Nassau has added a case that was previously counted in another county. The case is a 49-year-old...

It's beyond time to go fishing

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This weekend, it's time to go fishing from the beach or from your boat. License-free saltwater fishing weekend is June 6 and 7. That's right: No recreational fishing license is required for residents or visitors. Fish away, and send us your fishing photos! Next weekend, it's lakes, creeks, and...

Sturges runs for city seat

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David Sturges is a sixth-generation resident of Amelia Island, and he believes that his knowledge of the area, along with savvy business sense, makes him the best choice for the Group 2 seat on the Fernandina Beach City Commission. The father of five, Sturges is married to Kelly Sturges, is a...

Kingfish mayhem

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“We were setup for tarpon, shark, redfish and kingfish action at the mouth of the St. Marys inlet when a real smoker struck a live bait rigged with 20-pound fishing tackle.” Capt. Allen Mills said. “We could tell right away that it was a big kingfish, as it made a speedy run away from my Wahoo...

BOCC hears about parks master plan

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What do the current residents of Nassau County want most in the way of new, county-led opportunities for recreation? That’s one of the questions a consultant hired by the county believes he has answered. In a workshop held Monday, David Barth of Barth & Associates shared with the Nassau...

Phillips says beach bill motivated her to seek office

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Marian Phillips does not shy away from being in the public eye, stating strong opinions, or standing up for what she believes in, characteristics she believes make her a strong advocate for Fernandina Beach residents and a top candidate for the Group 1 seat on the City Commission. Phillips has...

County decides not to buy river land

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The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners dealt with property issues at their meeting Monday night. The meeting started off on a contentious note as resident Todd Washechek, who owns property on Clements Road, complained bitterly about the chronic flooding issues he says he and his...

Police chief, sheriff issue statements on Floyd death

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From Police Chief James Hurley: Police departments all across the United States, and certainly here in Fernandina Beach, have worked diligently to improve community relations and build trust through open communication. We have developed action steps designed to improve training and capitalize on...