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Ron DeSantis bashed for making Florida ‘only state’ not using federal child food aid program

By Jesse Scheckner FloridaPolitics.com September 11, 2021 Florida’s neediest families are missing out on about $820…

Tommy Hazouri, lion of Jacksonville politics, passes away at 76

By A. G. Gancarski FloridaPolitics.com September 11, 2021 A legacy like no other in Jacksonville politics.…

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) answers Covid-19 related questions

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 11, 2021   [The EPA website…

Florida’s summer surge of COVID-19 worse than any Democratic-led state

By Scott Powers FloridaPolitics.com September 11, 2021 Democrats fully control 15 states. Here’s how they compare…

Outlier? Poll shows voters still favor Charlie Crist over Ron DeSantis

By Jacob Ogles FloridaPolitics.com September 10, 2021 And they don’t want the GOP incumbent to run…

Nassau County Survey Regarding Beach Access and Parking

from The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager September 9, 2021 As previously announced,…

Sabatini vows to be first Florida lawmaker to file a ‘Texas Heartbeat Bill’

By John Haughey The Center Square September 10, 2021   With the U.S. Supreme Court opting…

Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau Wins Six Statewide Awards for Outstanding Tourism Marketing

= MEDIA RELEASE AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (Sept. 9, 2021) – During the Florida Governor’s Conference on…

FBCC discusses City fee changes

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 9, 2021 Fernandina Beach City Commissioners…

Florida’s long, hot, ‘sad’ COVID-19 summer

By Scott Powers FloridaPolitics.com September 9, 2021 On Memorial Day, the summer looked really good. It…

Nassau County Conservation Land Acquisition and Management Committee to Meet September 16

from The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager September 9, 2021 In January 2021,…

FBCC considers 2 voluntary annexation requests, approves only one

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 8, 2021 The Fernandina Beach City…

The “Case of the Lost FEMA Document” is solved

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 8, 2021 At the end of…

September 2021 FBCC Dog of the Month: Petey

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 8, 2021 Petey made his public…

FBCC holds first Public Hearing on FY2021/22 proposed millage rate

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 8, 2021 The Fernandina Beach City…

Surge of uncertainty hits some of fall’s biggest events

By Anne Geggis FloridaPolitics.com September 7, 2021 Miami Book Fair, Fantasy Fest and the return of…

Florida suit seeking retroactive federal unemployment benefits fails as program sunsets

By John Haughey The Center Square September 10, 2021 The last payments under federal Pandemic Unemployment…

Report: Mexican imports cost Florida farmers up to $4B in annual ‘lost’ sales

By John Haughey The Center Square September 5, 2021 Congressional representatives and state officials are stepping…

Nassau County Road & Lane Closures: Week of September 4-10, 2021

I-95 at Tide Creek  Daytime lane closures Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.…

Gov. DeSantis: Rising COVID-19 deaths in Florida ‘a really terrible thing’

By Scott Powers FloridaPolitics.com September 2, 2021 But he expressed no direct sympathy or remorse. Gov.…

Florida Hospital Association’s Mary Mayhew touts ‘very encouraging trends’ for COVID-19

By Scott Powers FloridaPolitics.com September 2, 2021   But it’s not over. ‘Our hospitals are still…

Cord Byrd to seek reelection after abandoning Senate run

By A.G. Gancarski FloridaPolitics.com September 2, 2021   Byrd abandoned a Senate bid weeks back. Rep.…

The FEMA agreement to settle the City’s compensation dispute over Matthew-related damages

[City of Fernandina Beach Manager Dale Martin has furnished a copy of the arbitration agreement which…

DeSantis says state will win on appeal after ruling nixes ban on school mask mandates

By John Haughey The Center Square September 1, 2021 Parents have the right to opt their…

Beach Cleanup and Volunteer Appreciation Cookout September 7

  Keep Nassau Beautiful is hosting a beach clean-up event on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 from…

John Rutherford calls for Joe Biden’s resignation

By A. G. Gancarski FloridaPolitics.com August 31, 2021 The Congressman also wants Pelosi gone. A Republican…

Which Florida school boards and other jurisdictions impose mask mandates?

Editorial Board FloridaPolitics.com August 31, 2021   As the delta variant surges, will you be required…

‘Virus politics’: Carlos Smith, government accountability group sue Ron DeSantis admin for COVID-19 data

By Jesse Scheckner FloridaPolitics.com August 31, 2021   ‘Virus politics should not dictate what information is…

Facebook COVID-19 alerts are making an impact in Florida communities

FloridaPolitics.com Staff Report August 30, 2021 Facebook data also shows a 3% decrease in vaccine reluctance…

Nikki Fried: Cow dewormer sold out in Florida because people are taking it for COVID-19

By Jesse Sheckner FloridaPolitics.com August 30, 2021 It’s a problem for animals that need the drug…

Portion of I-95 in Nassau County Designated as Purple Heart Memorial Highway

from The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager August 30, 2021 8/30/21 @ 10:30…

Hurricane Ida likely to ravage Florida gas prices

By Scott Powers FloridaPolitics.com August 30, 2021 Pump prices could climb 10-20% because of Ida’s impact…

Staffing shortages forcing Florida to ‘temporarily’ close three state prisons

By John Haughey The Center Square August 28, 2021 During their 2021 legislative session, Florida lawmakers…

“It takes an island to cross an ocean.” — Paul Lore

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News  Analyst August 28, 2021   Saturday, August 21,…

Florida Poison Control sees uptick in ivermectin cases, Nikki Fried urges Gov. DeSantis to disavow use

By Kelly Hayes FloridaPolitics.com August 29, 2021 Florida’s Poison Control Center has treated 27 ivermectin-related cases…

Florida Chamber: State has ‘recovered’ 950,000 of 1.3 million jobs lost last year

By John Haughey The Center Square August 26, 2021 Florida has recovered more than 950,000 jobs…

DeSantis demands Feds account for all people ‘resettled’ in Florida

By John Haughey The Center Square August 27, 2021 During the first six months of 2021,…

Judge rules Florida school mandatory mask ban is unconstitutional

By John Haughey The Center Square August 28, 2021 Leon County Circuit Court Judge John Cooper…

Fernandina Harbor Weekly Navigation Report: week ending August 22, 2021

Blueline tilefish recreational season closes Sept. 1 in Atlantic state waters

Media Release August 26, 2021   Blueline tilefish closes for recreational harvest in Atlantic state waters…

Nassau County Road and Lane Closures August 28-September 3, 2021

I-95 at Tide Creek Daytime lane closures from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and nighttime lane…

Florida restaurants alarmed as resurgent pandemic leaves tables empty

By John Haughey The Center Square August 26, 2021 Just as post-pandemic normalcy appeared within reach,…

Second budget workshop results in balanced FY2021/22 budget for Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 26, 2021 The Fernandina Beach City…

Nassau Board of County Commissioners Adopts New Pavement Management Plan

Nassau County, FL Media Release August 26, 2021   Nassau County, Florida, August 26, 2021 –…

Godspeed and good luck, Debbie McCullough!

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 26, 2021 More than two dozen…

Florida Elections Commission gearing up for looming challenges

By John Haughey The Center Square August 24, 2021 Gov. Ron DeSantis has appointed three members…

Notice of Proposed Property Taxes for Nassau County property owners

from  The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager August 24, 2021 8/23/21 @ 4:00…

Florida argues ‘masks are unnecessary’ in public K-12 schools

By John Haughey The Center Square August 24, 2021 With at least seven school boards defying…

City retracts support for OHPA grant requests

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 23, 2021 Fernandina Beach City Clerk…

FBCC discusses a General Obligation Bond referendum for 2022

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 22, 2021   At their August…

Domestic visitors pacing Florida tourism industry’s recovery

By John Haughey The Center Square August 21, 2021 Domestic travel to Florida between April and…

Oasis Marina weekly report: week ending August 15, 2021

FBCC wants changes to proposed City fee schedule for FY 2021/22

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 20, 2021 Each year prior to…

FTC Alleges Facebook Resorted to Illegal Buy-or-Bury Scheme to Crush Competition After String of Failed Attempts to Innovate

Media Release Federal Trade Commission August 20, 2021 Agency’s amended complaint details how the monopolist survived…

Online sales taxes, gambling pact boost two-year Florida revenue forecast by $2.6B

By John Haughey The Center Square August 20, 2021 Citing anticipated revenue boosts from online sales…

Nassau County Newsletter for July 2021 now available

from The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager August 17, 2021Click here for  the…

City votes 5-0 to withdraw support for OHPA grant requests

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 19, 2021 A larger audience than…

Nassau County BOCC Approves New Tree Ordinance for Unincorporated Amelia Island

from The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager August 18, 2021 At the August…

City declares International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 18, 2021   International Overdose Awareness…

City of Fernandina Monthly Budget Report: July, 2021

by Pauline Testagrose City Comptroller August 18, 2021 Fernandina Beach Comptroller Pauline Testagrose provided the July…

Florida universities to assume ‘normal, pre-pandemic operations’ when fall semesters begin

By John Haughey The Center Square August 17, 2021 More than 300,000 full-time students and 60,000…

History Museum program on NE FL’s African American history August 20, 2021

Cars & Cannons Vintage Car Show at Fort Clinch September 25

Friends of Fort Clinch Media Release from Tom Linley (850) 510-7818; [email protected] August 17, 2021 Cars…

Judge to hear Florida parents’ suit against DeSantis’ mask mandate ban Thursday

By John Haughey The Center Square August 17, 2021 Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper on…

North Florida Land Trust cancels Sept. 16 Jazz’N to Save Little NaNa due to COVID concerns

Media Release August 17, 2021 Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 17, 2021 – North Florida Land Trust has…

A reminder: free covid vaccinations after hours on Wednesday and Thursday this week

Slip into Florida: Charlie Crist would create new office to welcome Sunshine State newcomers

By Anne Gegis FloridaPolitics.com August 16, 2021 Need to transfer a professional license? Crist would have…

Submitting Work Orders to Nassau County for Roads and/or Facilities

from The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager August 16, 2021 8/16/21 @ 9:30…

Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Florida House of Representatives member Marilyn Bailey Evans-Jones

Media Release August 13, 2021 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sent the memorandum below to Nassau County…

With census data in hand, Florida lawmakers to begin redistricting process in fall

By John Haughey The Center Square August 14, 2021 The Florida Legislature is set to begin…

Covid 19 cases in Nassau County thru August 12, 2021

The Nassau County Department of Health provided the information in the chart below.  If you have…

Reese Selected for K-9 for Warriors Training Program

from The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager August 13, 2021   Congratulations to…

Florida Board of Education to consider sanctioning 2 mask-mandating school districts

By John Haughey The Center Square August 14, 2021 The Florida Department of Education has scheduled…

Citizens call for face mask mandate in Nassau County School District

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 13, 2021   As we begin…

Nassau County Road & Lane Closures: Week of August 14-20, 2021

    I-95 at Tide Creek Daytime lane closures Saturday through Friday from 7 a.m. to…