Regional

Powder released at LignoTech plant

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LignoTech Florida has temporarily shut down the spray dryer at its plant at the Rayonier Advanced Materials mill on Gum Street after two incidents that caused a non-hazardous material called lignosulfonate to be released at the plant. According to a public information release from the Florida...

School Board discusses sale of Callahan fairgrounds land

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The Nassau County School Board is considering partnering with the Northeast Florida Fair Association on a plan to improve the Callahan property where the fair is held. That partnership might include the School Board selling the property to the NFFA.  Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathy Burns...

CRC continues survey work

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The Charter Review Committee of the city of Fernandina Beach met Monday to discuss a survey meant to gain insight into how city employees interact with their supervisors, charter officers, and city commissioners. The goal is to more clearly define the roles and responsibilities of each. At...

Pair from Brunswick arrested on drug charges after shoplifting call

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A woman from Brunswick, Ga. left the Yulee Walmart without paying for a cartload of merchandise Saturday and ended up being arrested for a lot more than shoplifting. Ashley Marr, 32, was charged with theft and possession of methamphetamine as well as possession of heroin, and Zachery Chewning,...

And the vision is...

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In the first month of each year, the Fernandina Beach City Commission has a Visioning Workshop with city staff to look at the goals and objective for the upcoming fiscal year and how best to work toward those goals. This year’s was held Jan. 28. City Manager Dale Martin spoke Tuesday about the...

More vision offered for the city’s waterfront

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The Fernandina Beach City Commission appeared to take a first, if informal, step last week in actually moving forward with a new plan for the public waterfront along the Amelia River by reaching a consensus on a concept for a waterfront park, a reconfiguration of downtown streets, and improved flood...

City offers loans for rehab of historic houses

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The city of Fernandina Beach recognizes the importance of the structures that contribute to the city’s historic character, and ultimately the “sense of place” for which Fernandina Beach is famous, according to a news release. It also realizes the maintenance and rehabilitation of historic...

Tributary brings 3,200 homes

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GreenPointe Developers, LLC of Jacksonville announced construction is underway on “Tributary,” the new name for the long-planned Three Rivers Developers, LLC project totaling almost 1,600 acres in

Five Points Plaza in Fernandina sells for $5.4m

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Colliers International Northeast Florida has facilitated the $5.4 million sale of Five Points Plaza in Fernandina Beach, according to a news release. The shopping center comprises 31,800 square feet of retail space across three buildings located at the southeast corner of South Eighth Street and...

Game rooms must close within 60 days

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The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance banning simulated gambling devices and simulated gambling establishments as a public nuisance on Monday. All gaming arcades in Nassau County must close within 60 days. The ordinance followed two recent armed...