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Stimulus payments for people, not nursing homes

January 5, 2021 by Lois C. Greisman Elder Justice Coordinator, FTC If you, or someone you…

DeSantis chides hospitals for Florida’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout

By John Haughey The Center Square January 5, 2021 Under fire for overseeing a COVID-19 vaccine…

Railroad Crossing Closure in Hilliard January 6-8, 2021

The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager January 5, 2021 1/4/21 @ 5:00 p.m.…

Florida bill seeks to impose uniform standards on private, charter, public schools

By John Haughey The Center Square January 5, 2021 Florida is committed to investing billions on…

Proposed bill again seeks to expand how Florida law enforcement can use drones

By John Haughey The Center Square December 29, 2020 With hobbyist and commercial drones increasingly filling…

Oasis delays rate increase for long term slip holders in city marina

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst January 1, 2021 Following discussion and concerns…

Demand for single-family homes in Florida driving inventory down, prices up

By John Haughey The Center Square January 2, 2021 Existing single-family home sales in Florida rose…

Happy New Year from the Fernandina Observer!

The Fernandina Observer wishes you a happy, Covid-free New Year, full of optimism, community and peace!…

Update from Health Department Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine

This is an important message from the AlertNassau Notification System. 12:16 pm, December 31, 2020 The…

Florida TaxWatch cautiously optimistic about 2021

From Last Call newsblog by Peter Schorsch December 31, 2020 The state’s economic outlook may be…

Rubio supports $2,000 stimulus payments with a Section 230 catch

By John Haughey The Center Square December 30, 2020 Count Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio among…

More Floridians will soon have access to broadband internet.

From Last Call newsblog By Peter Schorsch December 30, 2020 The Federal Communications Commission has awarded…

Local COVID-19 case breakdown by ZIP code

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 29, 2020 According to a report…

Oasis Marinas presents its first report to Fernandina Beach Marina Advisory Board

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 29, 2020 Effective December 1, 2020,…

Lesesne House sold for $1.15M to Nassau Trust LLC

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 29, 2020 Just before Christmas, the…

Some Florida statistics on wealth, middle class and Census responses

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 28, 2020 The Center Square Newsblog…

The 12 Days of Christmas are brought to you by these Florida lobbyists and political organizations

By Peter Schorsch FloridaPolitics.com December 28, 2020 ‘Tis the season. After a long year marked by…

Charlie Crist calls on Congress to override Donald Trump veto of defense authorization act

By Janelle Irwin Taylor FloridaPolitics.com December 26, 2020   Shortly after President Donald Trump vetoed the…

EPA decision to grant Florida wetland permitting authority draws scorn, legal threats

By John Haughey The Center Square December 18, 2020 An ad hoc coalition is vowing to…

Jobless Floridians could receive federal assistance by year’s end

By John Haughey The Center Square December 23, 2020 As many as 650,000 Floridians, including an…

A conversation with Fernandina Beach City Manager Dale Martin

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 22, 2020 Recently Fernandina Observer Editor…

COVID-19 vaccine available to protect Baptist Nassau health care workers

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 22, 2020 Fernandina Beach City Commissioner…

Rising seas could divert Florida focus, funding from Everglades water quality to tidal flooding

By John Haughey The Center Square December 19, 2020 House Speaker Chris Sprowls and Senate President…

City of Fernandina Beach thanks Vicki Cannon

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 18, 2020   This is the…

New FBCC kicks off first meeting with scooters, potential utility sale, annexations and trash talk

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 17, 2020 The 2021-2022 Fernandina Beach…

Fernandina Beach to hold first exclusively mail ballot referendum election in June 2021

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 17, 2020 The agenda item generating…

State-subsidized insurer adds 100,000 policies as Florida property insurance rates surge

By John Haughey The Center Square December 17, 2020   As property insurance rates skyrocket, Citizens…

Fernandina Beach elects Mike Lednovich as Mayor, Len Kreger as Vice Mayor

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 17, 2020 It’s official.  The Fernandina…

The closing bell rings on Miller Time

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 16, 2020   The City of…

Fernandina Beach Monthly Budget Report: November 2020

Submitted by Pauline Testagrose Fernandina Beach Comptroller December 16, 2020 Following her monthly budget report at…

Bradley Bean, David Sturges and Chip Ross sworn in as Fernandina Beach Commissioners 

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 16, 2020   Following the November…

First COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Florida as ‘buried’ coronavirus report questions state response

By John Haughey The Center Square December 15, 2020 Gov. Ron DeSantis was at Tampa General…

Florida among states with most COVID-19 workers’ compensation medical claims

By John Haughey The Center Square December 13, 2020 Florida was in the top five nationally…

Nassau County road & lane closures: week of December 12-18, 2020

State Road A1A from Arrigo Boulevard to Old Nassauville Road Nighttime eastbound lane closure Monday and…

Hail and Farewell to Fernandina Main Street Executive Director

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 11, 2020 Fernandina Beach’s Main Street…

Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

From The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager December 7, 2020   Governor DeSantis…

Georgia secretary of state launches voter fraud investigation into Florida attorney

By Jason Schaumberg The Center Square December 7, 2020 A Florida attorney who said he was…

More than 2 million Floridians will enroll in Obamacare insurance policies for 2021

By John Haughey The Center Square December 7, 2020 Although open enrollment continues through Dec. 15,…

Nassau County road & lane closures: Week of December 5-11, 2020

State Road A1A from Arrigo Boulevard to Old Nassauville Road Nighttime eastbound lane closure Tuesday from…

Join Florida’s Treasure Hunt!

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 4, 2020   Looking to put…

Nassau County Department of Health Partners With State COVID Call Center to Assist in COVID-19 Response

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 3, 2020 Contact: Amber Teeters [email protected] BEACH — The Florida Department of…

Saying farewell to the 2017-2020 Fernandina Beach City Commission

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 3, 2020 In addition to dealing…

Florida schools to stay open, state will fully fund online learning programs

By John Haughey The Center Square December 3, 2020 Florida will continue full funding for remote…

Rhonda: the FBCC’s Dog of the Month for December 2020

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 3, 2020 Each month the Nassau…

‘Campus carry,’ ammunition-background-check bills pre-filed in Florida

By John Haughey The Center Square December 2, 2020   With the pre-filing period for bills…

Fernandina Beach proclaims the month of November 2020, as “National American Indian Heritage Month”

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 3, 2020   On behalf of…

Future operation of City Golf Course still in limbo

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 2, 2020 The Fernandina Beach City…

Fernandina Beach recognizes work of Anchors Aweigh Charters, Inc.

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 2, 2020 John Miller presented his…

Fernandina Beach extends face mask mandate to January 6, 2021

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 2, 2020 The Fernandina Beach City…

Retail pharmacies to distribute COVID-19 vaccines in Florida nursing homes

By John Haughey The Center Square December 2, 2020 Florida’s proposed mass inoculation plan calls for…

Don’t forget to vote … again!

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 1, 2020   In December it’s…

Canadian drug import plan in Florida draws legal challenge from pharmaceutical industry

By John Haughey The Center Square December 1, 2020 Florida’s proposed Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program…

Missing Canadian ‘snowbirds’ could have significant impact on Florida’s winter tourism industry

By John Haughey The Center Square November 27, 2020 An estimated 1 million Canadians spend up…

Florida economists predict sustained Medicaid enrollment increases until tourism rebounds

By John Haughey The Center Square November 25, 2020 Florida’s Medicaid enrollment has increased by 16%…

West Nassau Historical Society Seeks Nassau County Artists & Students for their 9th annual NACD Art Show on January 30

Press Release November 24, 2020 The West Nassau Historical Society is actively seeking artists and high…

Applications Affecting 5456 First Coast Highway (Summer Beach Parcel D-1) Withdrawn

PRESS RELEASE Thad Crowe        Director, PEO Department (904) 530-6300 [email protected] Nassau County, Florida, November 23, 2020…

Beware of Marketing Ploy Related to Water Testing

Sabrina Robertson Public Information Officer (904) 530-6010 [email protected] Nassau County, Florida, November 23, 2020 – The…

Despite pandemic-tempered forecasts, Florida projected to grow by more than 303K people a year

By John Haughey The Center Square November 22, 2020 After scaling back five-year population estimates in…

Last call for Economic Impact Payments: Nov. 21 at 3 ET

November 19, 2020 by Jennifer Leach Associate Director, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC Have you…

City approves $215K to repair marina fuel lines

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst November 19, 2020 Despite an objection from…

FSCJ to Host Business Speaker Series Event, “Minority-Owned Business: Essentials for Success”

Press Release November 19, 2020 Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) will host its next Business…

FPU offers payment options to financially challenged customers during pandemic

from Florida Public Utilities website November 19,2020   Florida Public Utilities recognizes the financial challenges some customers…

Fernandina Beach proclaims November 2020 as Right Whale Month

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst November 19, 2020 At the November 17,…

FBCC considers management options for Municipal Golf Course

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst November 18, 2020 At their November 17,…

FBCC approves voluntary annexation requests to add >39 acres to City; another 4+ acres to follow

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst November 18, 2020 By unanimous votes and…

City of Fernandina Beach cancels special events through 2020

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst November 18, 2020 In light of rising…

City of Fernandina Beach Monthly Budget Report October 2020

  Pauline Testagrose Fernandina Beach Comptroller November 18, 2020 City Comptroller Pauline Testagrose delivered this report…

COVID-19 vaccine could be ready for Florida’s priority recipients in December

By John Haughey The Center Square November 18, 2020 The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) plans…

New Board of Nassau County Commissioners begins work today

from The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager November 17, 2020 11/17/20 @ 8:30…

Outgoing Nassau County Commissioners Recognized

from The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager November 17,2020 Yesterday was the last…

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Crawford Rd. Project

from The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager November 16, 2020   On Monday,…

Blogger’s hiring as Florida COVID-19 data analyst draws rebuke

By John Haughey The Center Square November 14, 2020 Florida has about 425,000 state employees, so…

History Museum’s 14th Annual Holiday Home Tour set for December 4-5, 2020