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Barnabas donations assist residents

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Barnabas Center is on the front line, responding to the needs of individuals and families in crisis. Financial contributions assist this effort. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church supported Barnabas Center and Salvation Army Hope House by hosting its first ever “Corona...

Families visit via parade

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Families, friends and health professional participate in a community parade through the Life Care Center of Hilliard campus Friday morning. Citizens created posters and decorated vehicles with greetings to show their love to residents as they sat outside or stood inside near windows and waved to...

The COVID-19 numbers for Nassau County

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Wednesday, May 20: As of 11 a.m., the Florida Department of Health had officially counted three new cases of people testing positive for COVID-19 in Nassau County, according to a post on Facebook by Nassau County Emergency Management. “The first case is a 84 year-old male...

Rayonier helps fund senior citizens’ meals

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Rayonier Advanced Materials recently contributed $15,000 to the Nassau County Council on Aging’s Home-delivered Meals Program, delivering a much-needed boost as Nassau County seniors continue to shelter-in-place amid the COVID-19 pandemic.   NCCOA’s meal delivery program is part of a...

Bradley Bean joins race for FB City Commission

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Bradley Bean wants to put “Fernandina First,” so he has put himself on the ballot for the Group 1 seat of the Fernandina Beach City Commission. Although he did not talk about his family during an interview with the News-Leader, Bean comes from a well-known Nassau County political family: His...

Sturgess asks OHPA to let its attorney do research on his rival

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A political rivalry was brought up at the latest Ocean Highway and Port Authority meeting when Chairman Bob Sturgess asked fellow commissioners to allow OHPA attorney Jeb Branham to research whether a conflict of interest is posed by Miriam Hill, who is running against Sturgess for his seat. Hill...

The COVID-19 numbers for Nassau County

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Sunday, May 17: The Florida Department of Health has officially added one more positive case of COVID-19 to its list for the county. There are now 66 total cases; 63 in residents, 3 in non-residents Friday, May 15: Nassau County's Emergency Management posted this on Facebook...

Sheriff's deputies perform 'double duty' at boat fire

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From Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper: "Doing double duty: On Monday, May 18, 2020, NCSO’s Marine Unit responded to a boat fire that occurred in the Jolly River. The occupants from Springfield, Massachusetts escaped on their dingy boat.  NCSO deputies turned into firemen and used...

County is working on its ‘safety plan’ for vacation rentals

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According to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ “full” Phase One reopening plan for the state in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Florida’s 67 counties may now “seek approval to operate vacation rentals by submitting a written request and county vacation rental safety plan to the Florida...