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Church ready for new home

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Rivers Edge Church will relocate to a new building in Hilliard as early as the first weekend of February. The interdenominational congregation meets at Friendship Alliance Church in Callahan on Saturday evenings after COVID-19 closed access to Callahan Middle School, where previous services were...

Knights of Columbus hold 11th annual charity event

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The 11th annual Knights of Columbus charity golf tournament was Dec. 4 on the Oak Marsh Course of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Always very competitive, this year’s event was no exception. Eighty-eight men and women played with prizes awarded to the top three teams. First place went...

BOCC hears project updates

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At their regular meeting on Wednesday, the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners heard from the county engineer about $50 million in projects currently underway. Robert Companion first gave an overview of the engineering projects and followed up by explaining each in detail, which included...

Shop with a Cop

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Deputies, Explorers and other members of the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office and various state agencies shop with 333 children during Nassau’s annual Shop with a Cop event. Children are identified based on need and then pair up with officers to shop for clothing, shoes and toys.

Pursuing singing dogs

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Twenty-five days into a search for singing dogs in New Guinea, James “Mac” McIntyre hadn’t seen a single one. It was a particularly miserable day, drizzly and cold. The University of Idaho alumnus, who lives in Fernandina Beach, even decided to go...

Cadets embrace values

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The Air Force JROTC cadets demonstrated the Air Force core values recently. The values are integrity, service before self and excellence in all the cadets do.  On Dec. 5, they marched in the Callahan Christmas Parade, then traveled to GTF Paintball in Yulee for team building and...

Vaccine rollout begins in NE Florida

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The long-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Florida, but plans for distribution in Nassau County do not exist yet, according to multiple health officials. Doses of a new COVID-19 vaccine began shipping Monday after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield...

38% of remote learners falling short, school district says

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More than 600 Nassau County remote-learning students have recorded grades below a C or have missed at least 10% of their classes during the fall semester, according to data provided by the Nassau County School District. Parents and guardians have until today to decide whether to keep those students...

5 more COVID deaths in county

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As a vaccine for the coronavirus arrived Monday in Northeast Florida, the Florida Department of Health – Nassau reported five more people in the county have died in the past week of COVID-19. FDOH – Nassau Director Dr. Eugenia Ngo-Seidel also told county commissioners during their meeting...

Sheriff’s office hosts annual Shop with a Cop program

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Christmas was merrier for 333 Nassau County youngsters who participated in Shop with a Cop on Dec. 3 and 10 at the Yulee Walmart with Nassau County Sheriff’s Office deputies and correctional officers, Florida Highway Patrol troopers and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services...