Regional

Pope replaces Mullin as Nassau County manager

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Wednesday was the day for officially changing the guard in the Nassau County Manager’s Office as the Board of County Commissioners officially approved a contract hiring Assistant County Manager Taco Pope to replace Michael Mullin, who had been serving the dual roles of county attorney and county...

Once again, Kreger questions city purchasing

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Fernandina Beach Vice Mayor Len Kreger has again questioned whether the city follows its own purchasing policies. The issue this time is the process it followed to buy some water meters. The $210,860 purchase was awarded to Sensus Services via a “sole source” contract, meaning it was made...

Putters’ championship

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The 61st annual Professional Putters Association national championship runs through today at Putt-Putt at Main Beach, which also hosted the event in 2015. Joe Lea and then-APA member Roby Fuller were champions that year. Play started on Monday. PPA Hall of Fame members played four rounds...

Juvenile arrested on felony charge of taking guns to school

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A 12-year-old boy attending the Lighthouse Christian School located at the Anchor Church of God in Callahan has been arrested on a felony charge for allegedly taking three guns to school on Thursday. According to a report from the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office, Gabriel Dean...

The Patio Place keeps a positive attitude

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DILLON BASSE / For the News-Leader At 50, Amy Petroy had her midlife crisis. For 27 years prior, her job in computers allowed her to travel the world, marry the love of her life, and live a comfortable lifestyle doing so. Even with all Petroy had accomplished, she still felt like there was...

County beach ordinance delayed, millage is set

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With an ambitious agenda packed with a number of complicated topics, the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners decided Monday night to continue its action on a long-awaited ordinance that would change restrictions on vehicle access to the county’s beaches as well as camping and other uses....

City Commission candidates sound off at forum

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Concerned Friends of Fernandina held a forum Friday to give the candidates for the Fernandina Beach City Commission a chance to answer questions about some major issues facing the city. The candidates for the commission’s Group 1 seat are Bradley Bean and Marian Phillips; Group 2, Alexandra...

Warriors 7, Hornets 0

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The host West Nassau Warriors edged the Yulee Hornets 7-0 Friday to push to 2-0 on the season. On Friday, Justice Pope was 7-of-9 for 105 passing yards with two interceptions and two fumbles. JaCaiyden Albertie had 11 carries for 35 yards and reeled in a pass for 32 yards. Holmes had four...

OHPA passes new budget

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Despite one member’s suggestion to reconsider a combined $32,500 increase in commissioners’ salaries, the Ocean Highway and Port Authority passed a proposed budget that uses carry-over funds to cover their fiscal year 2020-21 budget’s $18,340 deficit. The new budget was presented to the...