Category Archives: County News

Port May Sell Residential Land to Pay Legal Debts

By Mike Lednovich The Port of Fernandina took the first step Wednesday toward potentially selling [...]


Port Finances Are ‘At The Cliff’s Edge’

By Mike Lednovich The Port of Fernandina’s crushing legal debt may threaten its ability to [...]


The Riverstone Vote Is Not What You Think — Read On

By Mike Lednovich County Commissioner John Martin said in emails Tuesday that people are erroneously [...]

Stunner: Commission Accepts Developer’s Tall Towers Offer

  By Mike Lednovich The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) voted 4-1 to [...]

How Nassau County Makes Elections Secure

By April L. Bogle Janet Adkins, Supervisor of Elections (SOE) for Nassau County, addressed eight [...]

The Attorneys Speak: Riverstone Proposal Is ‘Deeply Flawed’

Dear Chair and Members of the Nassau County Commission: I, along with Reese Henderson, represent [...]

Community Leaders Speak: The Riverstone Proposal Is a ‘Hail Mary’

A Letter to  the Nassau County Commissioners and County  Attorney: Nearly two years ago, the [...]

Here’s a Special Way to Love the Beach

By Shari Roan Along with the maritime forest, Amelia Island is best known among nature [...]

Here’s the Latest Riverstone Tall Towers Offer

By Mike Phillips The shroud of mystery has been lifted from the latest settlement proposal [...]

Why the Secrecy on New Riverstone Offer?

Since May 22 of last year, Nassau County and Riverstone Properties have been at a [...]

Do Nassau Sea Turtle Lighting Regs Need Work?

By Wes Wolfe Florida Politics The resurgence of loggerhead sea turtles along the Florida and [...]

Commentary: What Will it Take to Be United in Keeping Our Paradise?

By Suanne Thamm Hatfields vs. McCoys. Sharks vs. Jets. Natives vs. Newbies. Isn’t it about [...]

Why a Mine in Georgia is Our Problem, Too

EDITOR’S NOTE: Many Nassau County residents don’t know that St. Marys Riverkeeper, as part of [...]

A Big Win for Cruise Ships Opponents at Port Commission Meeting

The cruise ship idea is dead. As the Port of Fernandina master planning process drew [...]

Port Commission Will Vote on its Plan March 8

The Ocean Highway Port Authority (OHPA) commissioners are preparing to vote on a final version [...]

Nassau Firefighters to Train for Derailments

Nassau County Emergency Management (NCEM) will hold a multi-agency tabletop emergency response exercise in its [...]

Boat Ramp Repairs

The North End (Dee Dee Bartels) Boat Ramp is temporarily closed. A piling on the [...]

Port Decisions Coming into the Final Weeks

By Mike Phillips What was expected to be a conclusive port commissioners meeting last evening [...]

Big Raise Approved for Nassau Teachers

By Wes Wolfe  Florida Politics Nassau County is making moves, working to better compensate the [...]

‘Impaired’ Properties Continued: More of the Story

By Mike Phillips Although the bureaucratic tangle around the Jasmine Street beach access clearly is [...]

The Port Thinks Big – and Bigger – and Bigger

The Port of Fernandina has completed its first draft of a 10-year master plan. It’s [...]

Records Settlement Vindicates Nassau Employee — and Rayonier

By Wes Wolfe Florida Politics Another chapter involving former Nassau County Attorney Michael Mullin is closed, [...]

COMMENTARY: Whither Nassau County?

By Bill Gingrich Nassau County voters cast their election ballots in favor of who they [...]

Major Commerce Park Planned for Wildlight Development

Pattillo Industrial Real Estate (PIRE) has announced the development of a 1.5 million-square-foot industrial complex [...]

Nicole Evacuations Ordered for Zones A and D

Nassau County is calling for evacuations of zones A and D as Tropical Storm Nicole [...]

City Backs County Land Conservation Bonds

By Wes Wolfe Florida Politics A bond plan to kick-start Nassau County’s land conservation, amid [...]

The Myth of City-County Discontent

By Dale Martin, City Manager In the midst of the current campaign season for two [...]

Welcome to Fernandina Beach: A Kerfuffle Over the Sign

By Wes Wolfe Florida Politics Those wanting to turn Amelia Island into the sort of [...]

Operation Heavyweight Busts 54 Drug Dealers

Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper has announced that a months-long, multi-agency drug-dealing investigation has put [...]

A Break on Flood Insurance Premiums

Nassau County has once again received an improvement in its classification in the Community Rating [...]

Here’s the Word on Storm Debris

Hurricane Ian Storm Debris Assessment Preliminary damage and debris assessments by Nassau County’s emergency responders [...]

Evacuation Order Has Been Lifted

As of 8:30 a.m., the evacuation order for Nassau County has been lifted. While the [...]

As Ian Departs, Final Weather Service Advice


County Bulletin: Don’t Drop Your Guard Yet

Hurricane Ian downgraded to a tropical storm Hurricane Ian was downgraded overnight to a Tropical [...]

Beach Driving, Some Parking Suspended

Hurricane Ian causes some beach parking to be suspended As of 1:45 p.m., a decision [...]

County Opening Two Shelters

Nassau County has two shelters opening as of noon today in anticipation of Hurricane Ian [...]

Garbage Service to Resume

Waste Management has announced that it will resume residential garbage pickup in Nassau County  on [...]

Evacuation Order Zones A and D

The Following is an Evacuation Order for Zones A and D – Hurricane Ian As [...]

A Wednesday Morning Update From the City Manager

Morning Update from Fernandina Beach City Manager By Dale Martin Fernandina Beach City Manager As [...]

Serious Nassau Advice from the Weather Service

Issued by Jacksonville – FL, US, National Weather Service Affected Area: Coastal Nassau County LOCATIONS AFFECTED [...]

Take Note of a Very Important Referendum on the November Ballot

By Mike Phillips Nassau County has a reputation for disliking bond issues, but it also [...]

Nassau Schools #2 of 67 in Florida

By Wes Wolfe Florida Politics The Nassau County School District has a lot on its hands — [...]

Nassau County School Board Races Head to Runoffs

By Wes Wolfe, Florida Politics Nassau County, with its deep-red politics and ability to generate [...]

Alyson McCullough Takes Western Seat on Nassau Co. Commission

By Wes Wolfe, Florida Politics One of the nastier and more-competitive North Florida races not [...]

Hupp Huppmann Wins Nassau Co. Commission Battle

By Wes Wolfe, Florida Politics It was a thorough drubbing for incumbent Nassau County Commissioner Aaron Bell, [...]

Florida Department of Health – COVID-19 Situation Report – Week Ending July 28, 2022

Florida Department of Health July 30, 2022               [...]

Florida Department of Health – COVID-19 Weekly Situation Report – Weekending July 14

Florida Department of Health July 16, 2022               [...]

Improved Design for Nassau County Vote by Mail Ballots – Ballots On The Way!

Nassau County Supervisor of Elections Press Release July 15, 2022 Janet H. Adkins, Supervisor [...]

Substantial Amelia Island beach Infrastructure Upgrade Pegged as Decades-Long Project

Florida Politics By Wes Wolfe July 13, 2022 The harmonization project is more like a [...]

Introducing ‘Vote Nassau Florida’ Mobile App

Nassau County Supervisor of Elections July 8, 2022 Click on the Image Below to Download [...]

Florida Dept of Education Releases Grades of Nassau County Schools

Nassau County Schools Kathy K. Burns, Superintendent Press Release July 7, 2022 Making the Grade [...]

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Situation Report -June 24 to June 30

Florida Department of Health July 1, 2022               [...]

Renovations at Fernandina Beach Library Branch

6/30/22 @ 9:45 a.m.- Please be advised that the Fernandina Beach Library Branch will be [...]

Speed Limit Temporarily Reduced on County Road 121

from The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager June 30, 2022   6/30/22 [...]

Nassau County proclaims July 1-7 “Clean Beaches Week”

from The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager June 30, 2022   6/30/22 [...]

Aaron Bell steps aside as Nassau Commission Chair as Hupp Huppmann launches campaign

By Wes Wolfe June 30, 2022 Huppmann said a central factor to running is [...]

Nelson announces candidacy for Nassau County Ocean Hwy Port Authority District 4

Ray Nelson, Candidate Ocean, Hwy, Port Authority District 4 June 29, 2022 Today, Ray Nelson [...]

Nassau County Receives 2022 Sustainabiity Award for SR 200 Corridor Master Plan

Press Release Sabrina Robertson June 27, 2022   Nassau County, Florida, June 24, 2022 – [...]

Three seek open Nassau School Board seat, Lissa Braddock unopposed

By Wes Wolfe June 23, 2022 Braddock’s only filed opponent, Ashley Benoit, did not [...]

Nassau County Clerk’s Office Recognized With Best Practice Excellence Program

Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller Press Release June 23, 2022 Nassau County Clerk [...]

Jamie Deonas seeking reelection to Nassau School Board amid opposition

By Wes Wolfe June 22, 2022 Deonas, the current District 3 member, is running [...]

Fernandina Beach Police arrest Nassau County Commissioner on DUI Charge

News4Jax June 22, 2022 To view the News4Jax report, click here.   News4Jax is reporting [...]

Two races contested for Fernandina Port Authority, Mike Cole unopposed

By Wes Wolfe June 21, 2022 OHPA Commissioner Scott Hanna drew opposition from former [...]

Nassau County Commissioner Thomas Ford draws two primary opponents

By Wes Wolfe June 21, 2022 By fundraising thus far, former Commissioner George Spicer [...]

Aaron Bell brings Riverstone tower fight to Nassau County Commission campaign

By Wes Wolfe June 20, 2022   Bell raised nearly $11,000 in May and [...]

Ribbon Cutting and Firing of First Shot Ceremony Celebrating Phase One of Nassau Cty Training Facility

Nassau County Insider June 17, 2022 In January 2017, the Board of County Commissioners dedicated [...]

Fernandina Port Making Last Minute Try For Grants

Florida Politics By Wes Wolfe June 13, 2022 The next opportunity to do something is [...]

Nassau schools’ Bus Routes Overburdened, May Have ‘Blackout’ Days

Florida Politics By Wes Wolfe June 13, 2022 ‘We’re talking about contingency plans for next [...]

Centers for Disease Control – COVID-19 Level in Nassau County High

Center for Disease Control (Updated Last Thursday) June 12, 2022 To view the Center for [...]

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Low in Nassau County, Florida

Centers for Disease Control June 6, 2022 For more detailed information, click here. [...]

Florida Department of Health – COVID-19 Situation Report – Week ending June 2

Florida Department of Health June 5, 2022                 [...]

Nassau County to offer Vendor Outreach Sessions this month

from The County insider Office of the Nassau County Manager June 5, 2022 The Nassau [...]