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A message from Fernandina Beach City Manager – On-beach parking will open on July 4 with limits

City of Fernandina Beach Dale Martin City Manager July 1, 2020 “Good morning: Following discussion with…

Fernandina Beach Fire Department issues safety tips for 4th of July

Fernandina Beach Fire Department Ty Silcox, Fire Chief June 30, 2020 With the recent change in…

Upcoming History Museum happenings in July 2020

June 30, 2020

Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society takes a pandemic pause

Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society June 30, 2020   With gatherings limited in the midst of…

Donna Deegan, candidate for Congressional District 4 gains North Florida Central Labor Council AFL-CIO endorsement

Media Release Donna Deegan for Congress Contact:[email protected] June 30, 2020 ATLANTIC BEACH, FL – The North…

Nassau County Florida Dept of Health closes Ash Street location in Fernandina Beach

Florida Dept of Health Nassau Press Release Dr. Eugenia Ngo-Seidel Nassau CHD Director June 30, 2020…

Cascone seeks position as Nassau County Judge

John Cascone Candidate for Nassau County Judge June 30, 2020 John Cascone, candidate for County Judge…

Zimmerman announces candidacy for Ocean, Hwy, Port Authority District 2

Joe Francis Zimmerman III Candidate for Ocean, Highway, and Port Authority, District 2 June 30, 2020…

Nassau County Secures GSG to Develop a Strategic Plan for CARES Act Funding

Contact: Sabrina Robertson Public Information Officer (904) 530-6010 [email protected] Nassau County, Florida, June 25, 2020 –…

Timucuan Parks Foundation and AARP host “A Year in Our National Parks” with Mark Woods July 1, 2020

Press Release Jacksonville, Fla., June 29, 2020 – Timucuan Parks Foundation and AARP are hosting a…

Hill seeks position on Ocean, Hwy, & Port Authority, District 1

Miriam Hill Candidate for Ocean, Highway, & Port Authority District 1 [email protected] votemiriamhill.com June 2020 My…

Fernandina Harbor Marina Awarded its 9th Annual designation as a Florida Clean Marina

Westrec Marinas Press Release Contact:  Joe Springer [email protected] or (904) 310-3303 June 28, 2020 Fernandina Harbor…

Stamps announces candidacy for Nassau County Commissioner, District 5

Anthony Stamps Candidate for Nassau County Commissioner District 5 (904)507-8389 Email: [email protected] June 26, 2020 Husband.…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Stephan R. Leimberg unseenimages.com June 27, 2020 Editor’s note: A native of Wildwood, New Jersey (another…

Nassau County road & lane closures: week of June 27-July 3, 2020

I-95  Daytime lane closures from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday southbound near the…

Help COVID-19 contact tracers, not scammers

June 26, 2020 by Shameka L. Walker Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC After nearly…

Braddock seeks position as Nassau County Superintendent of Schools

Dale P Braddock Candidate for Nassau County Superintendent of Schools June 26, 2020 Dale P. Braddock,…

City of Fernandina Beach joins Nassau County to urge compliance with CDC recommendations

Nassau County Urges Businesses to Implement Safety Measures to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

Contact: Sabrina Robertson Public Information Officer (904) 530-6010 [email protected] Nassau County, Florida, June 25, 2020 –…

Ericksen seeks position on Ocean, Highway, & Port Authority – District 1

Todd S. Ericksen Candidate Port Authority District 1 June 26, 2020 Todd S. Ericksen, proud Nassau…

Weekly comments from Dale Martin – ICMA and personal resiliency

Dale Martin City Manager Fernandina Beach June 26, 2020 As a member of the International City/County…

Mattamy Homes and Riverside Homes selected to build new Forest Park neighborhood of Wildlight

WILDLIGHT, FLA. – June 19, 2020 – Raydient Places + Properties announced today that Mattamy Homes…

Main Street Fernandina Beach progress report

By Arlene Filkoff Director Main Street Fernandina Beach June 25, 2020 For those of you who…

Bethea announces candidacy for Nassau County Supervisor of Elections

Stan Bethea Candidate for Nassau County Supervisor of Elections June 25, 2020   “I look forward…

Wagner announces candidacy for Nassau County Superintendent of Schools

Albert Wagner Candidate forNassau County Superintendent of Schools June 2020 Albert Wagner is a public servant…

David Levy Yulee – Another opinion

By Ron Kurtz June 2020 “Rather than espousing bitterness and blame regarding the behavior of those…

Barrett announces candidacy for Nassau County Judge

Jenny Higginbotham Barrett Candidate for Nassau County Judge Press Release June, 19, 2020 I am proud…

Farmer announces candidacy for Nassau County Commissioner, District 5

Klynt A. Farmer Candidate for Nassau County Commission Group 5 Klynt A. Farmer was born, raised…

T-Ray’s becomes second business to take responsible actions during COVID-19

T-Ray’s Facebook By T-Ray, Laura & Staff June 23, 2020 “This employee had no direct contact…

Taylor announces candidacy for Nassau County Supervisor of Elections

Justin Taylor Candidate for Nassau County Supervisor of Elections June 23, 2020 After careful consideration, County…

Amelia Tavern takes responsible precautions due to COVID-19

The Amelia Tavern A Facebook Post June 23, 2020 ” . . . they have not…

City seeks to fill vacancies on Planning & Advisory Board

City of Fernandina Beach June 23, 2020   The City of Fernandina Beach Planning Advisory Board…

Burns seeks re-election as Superintendent of Schools for Nassau County

Dr. Kathy Knight Burns Candidate for Nassau County Superintendent of Schools June 23, 2020 Dr. Kathy…

Florida Dept of Health issues additional public health advisory

Florida Dept of Health Surgeon General June 22, 2020 Editor’s Note:  Yesterday,  two people who have…

Should we honor David Levy Yulee? – An opinion

By Shari Roan and John Findlay June 23,2020 The past few weeks have demonstrated how deeply…

Beware of fake COVID-19 tracing calls

State of Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody June 22, 2020 Attorney General Ashley Moody today issued…

Collaborative report highlights progress and opportunities for supporting Jacksonville’s Homeless

United Way of Northeast Florida Press Release June 22, 2020 Funded by the Jessie Ball duPont…

Property Identification cards permit non residential Nassau County property owners to drive on beaches

Contact: Sabrina Robertson Public Information Officer (904) 530-6010 [email protected] Nassau County, Florida, June 19, 2020 –…

WestRock supports effort to preserve Old Town history

By Jennifer Harrison June 21, 2020 If you drove south on Estrada Street in Old Town…

3 Million granted for COVID-19 relief in Northeast Florida

Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund Susan Datz Edelman June 21, 2020 Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund…

Florida Dept of Health- Nassau encourages young adults to take COVID-19 precautions

June 20, 2020 “This is due to the increase in positive tests among the younger population…

Find FWC fishing regulations on your phone via Fish Rules App

June 20, 2020 Looking to keep up to date on Florida’s saltwater fishing regulations? Find them…

Commissioner Leeper Appointed to Florida Association of Counties Board of Directors

Contact: Sabrina Robertson Public Information Officer (904) 530-6010 [email protected] Nassau County, Florida, June 18, 2020–  Nassau…

Amelia Island Launches New “Moments” Recovery Marketing Campaign

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (June 18, 2020) – In the wake of unprecedented declines in visitation driven by…

Celebrate Juneteenth Jump-Off on Saturday, June 20th

June 19, 2020

Weekly comments from Dale Martin – Yard waste a growing concern

By Dale Martin City Manager Fernandina Beach June 19, 2020 A growing concern recently has been…

John Martin announces his candidacy for Nassau County Board of Commission, District 1

John Martin Candidate BOCC, District 1 June 18, 2020 Mr. Martin served 21 years in the…

Fernandina Beach Market Place returns to historic downtown with COVID-19 safety protocols in place

Fernandina Beach Market Place By Judie Mackie June 18, 2020 The Fernandina Beach Market Place has…

Fernandina Beach City Marina debt – An opinion

Editor’s Note: References to the Fernandina Observer were inserted by the author, Chip Ross. We have…

Black Lives Matter – “This movement is long overdue”

By Bonita Reid Gardner June 16, 2020 Of course all lives matter. The height of humanity,…

FWC: keep beaches dark, clean for sea turtles

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission June 16, 2020 Florida’s beaches are a go-to destination for…

FWC’s TrophyCatch celebrates 10,000 catches

June 16, 2020 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) TrophyCatch program, now in Season…

A tutelage on the Anhinga – Amelia Island/Nassau County Bird Club

By Bill George Amelia Island/Nassau Bird Club Photo by Dan Kossman June 15, 2020 What bird…

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Virtual Workshop

June 13, 2020 Contact: Michael Godwin [email protected] (904) 557-9152 [Fernandina Beach, Fla.] — Monday, June 15,…

Island Art Association opens its doors

Island Art Association Press Releases Submitted by Marla McDaniel June 13, 2020 “Island Art Gallery will…

FDOT road and lane closures

FDOT Press Release June 12, 2020   Nassau County I-95 (FIN 431958-1-52-01) (30.743167, -81.654806) (30°44’35.4″N 81°39’17.3″W)…

Racial Equality Coalition to hold peaceful Black Lives Matter rally and march at Central Park – Saturday, 3:00 p.m.

Media Release June 12, 2020

RNC Chair Announces Jacksonville, FL as Host City for GOP 2020 nominating convention

Republican National Committee Press Release June 12, 2020 WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel…

Health Department urges protection against mosquito-, tick-borne illnesses

Contact:  Michael Godwin [email protected] 904-875-6100 June 11, 2020 Yulee, Fla.— The Florida Department of Health in…

City of Fernandina Beach works to keep employees and customers COVID-19 free

City of Fernandina Beach June 11, 2020

A plea for city support of small businesses – An opinion

By Katy Dougherty Tasty’s Fresh Burgers June 11, 2020 I write on behalf of the small…

Improvements at Nassau County beach front parks

Nassau County Insider June 11, 2020 6/10/20 @ 3:45 p.m. As many of you are aware,…

City wants your help to keep storm drains clear of debris

City of Fernandina Beach June 10, 2020  

5 fundamentals of safe hunting

June 8, 2020 Do you know someone who wants to learn how to hunt or target…

City urges residents to be counted – “Significant federal and state funding allocations rely heavily on Census data” –

City of Fernandina Beach June 9, 2020 A message from the City of Fernandina Beach:  The…

Nassau County Professional Firefighters endorse Charlie Gressman for Nassau County Commissioner, District 5

Charlie Gressman Campaign Candidate Nassau County District 5 Press Release June 9, 2020 Recently, the local…

Progress on the Fernandina Harbor Marina continues

City of Fernandina Beach June 8, 2020  

Citizens for a Better Nassau – “A tale of two Nassau Counties”

Citizens for a Better Nassau By Bill Gingrich June 8, 2020 Picture for a moment this…

FDOT provides update on I-10 checkpoint at Florida/Alabama State Line

FDOT Press Release June 7, 2020 In accordance with Phase 2 of Governor Ron DeSantis’ Safe.…

Responding to COVID-19: How Barnabas is helping Nassau County

Barnabas Center Nassau Press Release Contact: Alexandra Winsor, Communications Manager [email protected] www.BarnabasNassau.org June 6, 2020 As…

Expansive recreational trails system opens at Wildlight

Wildlight Press Release June 5, 2020 The system connects Wildlight Village Center to more than 10…

Florida Supreme Court rules against assault weapons ban amendment

The Center Square By John Haughey June 5, 2020   (The Center Square) – The Florida…

Noelle Almond – Corner Artist for June at Plantation Artist’s Guild & Gallery

Plantation Artists’ Galery Press Release June 3, 2020 PAGG (Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery) is pleased…

Free COVID-19 testing and Hepatitis A Vaccines offered at Martin Luther King Center on June 6

Florida Dept of Health Nassau June 3, 2020 The Fl Department of Health-Nassau County is providing…

Sims named Assistant Principal at Hilliard Elementary

Nassau County School Board Press Release June 3, 2020 Ms. Jacquelin Sims is looking forward to…