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Consultants: CARES money distribution went smoothly

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In March, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to help businesses and individuals deal with the economic fallout from the coronavirus epidemic.  The relief package provided $2.2 trillion of economic relief and stimulus for businesses, individuals, federal...

Sturges wins City Commission runoff

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Voters have chosen the final member of the Fernandina Beach City Commission. On Tuesday, David Sturges narrowly defeated Genece Minshew in a runoff election for the City Commission Group 2 seat. Sturges collected 1,719 votes (50.56%), while Minshew recorded 1,681 votes (49.44%). Sturges’...

Navigating Alzheimer’s and COVID-19 this holiday season

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While holidays can be a joyous time for many families, they can be challenging for families affected by Alzheimer’s. The current COVID-19 crisis is adding even more complexities that can feel overwhelming for many families impacted by Alzheimer’s.

Golf club GM says he resigns

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The future operator of the Fernandina Beach Golf Club remains unknown, but one thing became clear earlier this week: Steve Murphy won’t be running the city-owned golf facility. On Wednesday morning, Murphy informed the Fernandina Beach Golf Course Advisory Board that he had tendered his resignation ...

Port commissioners reject pay decrease

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Once again, Ocean Highway and Port Authority commissioners debated their salaries Wednesday night during a meeting at Nassau County’s James S. Page Governmental Complex. Miriam Hill, who was recently elected to a term on the commission, asked for a discussion of salaries to be added to the agenda...

COVID vaccinations by end of December?

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The Florida Department of Health – Nassau director said Monday that individuals in the county’s high-priority groups, including hospital workers and long-term care facility residents and staff, may be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as early as the end of this month, depending on federal...

New Harris Teeter gas station opens on south end of island

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Harris Teeter grocery shoppers and south island motorists are receiving an early holiday gift today with the opening of the new Harris Teeter Fuel Center at the intersection of South Fletcher Avenue and First Coast Highway (A1A).  Harris Teeter bought the Marathon gas station, formerly...