Regional

Town fitness gets reboot

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Physical fitness activities are available for all ages and abilities in Hilliard, with a new director adding improvements. New Hilliard Parks and Recreation Director Gabe Whittenburg has several ideas to reboot programs toward a myriad of interests. He took the helm in late October. With existing...

Former island businessman, mayor dies

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Friends who knew Franz Mitchell describe a gentleman who never lost his cool. But it was his vision for Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island that might resonate with many who never met the former Fernandina Beach commissioner and mayor. Mitchell, 87, died Nov. 24 at Community Hospice. A...

Visitation in limbo for inmates

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People with families and friends in the Nassau County Jail and Detention Center have had to forgo visits with their loved ones since March due to the coronavirus, and now rising numbers in the county have officials questioning when those visits will be reinstated. “COVID has thrown everyone...

Nassau positivity rate continues to rise

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Three more people in Nassau County have died from COVID-19 in the past week as the county’s positivity rate jumped nearly 45%, according to statistics presented at the Nassau County Board of County Commissioner’s regular meeting Monday. Speaking in place of Florida Department of Health –...

Parade Saturday

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The West Nassau Band Boosters present the “A Superheroes Christmas” parade in conjunction with the Town of Callahan Saturday at 11 a.m. The parade departs Dixie Avenue and heads south on U.S. 1 before turning right onto Fifth Avenue. Vendors will be set up from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for...

Virus causes significant loss

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To communicate the pandemic’s effect on our arts and culture organizations, Arts and Culture Nassau has collected a series of articles written by the organizations.

Artists sought for 2021 show

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The West Nassau Historical Society actively seeks artists and middle and high school students from Nassau County to participate in the ninth annual Nassau Art at the Callahan Depot art show.  The judged event is designed to showcase the many talented adult artists as well as middle and high...

BCS raises $7,900 for Wreaths Across America

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The Blank Check Society of America, Nassau County Chapter, raised $7,900 for Wreaths Across America.  The BCS recently held its Fifth Annual Pork Butt Cook-Off and Blood Drive. Also taking place on this day was the annual wine, liquor and art auction and Wreaths Across America basket raffle...

Runoff candidates answer questions ahead of Dec. 8

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The race for the Group 2 seat on the Fernandina Beach City Commission will end Dec. 8, when candidates Genece Minshew and David Sturges meet in a runoff election. In the general election held Nov. 3, Sturges garnered 3,744 votes (43.45%), while Minshew came away with 2,566 (29.78%). Another...