Category Archives: County News

Nassau County Board of Commissioners approve beach opening plan for county beaches

By Cindy Jackson Reporter April 22, 2020 The City of Fernandina Beach voted last night [...]

Last chance to support Take Stock in Children’s fundraising auction

Take Stock in Children Nassau Submitted by Robin C. Lentz Executive Director April 22, 2020 [...]

BOCC to hold Special Meeting April 22 to extend State of Emergency and discuss beach opening

PUBLIC INFORMATION RELEASE Contact: Sabrina Robertson Public Information Officer (904) 530-6010 [email protected] Nassau County, Florida, [...]

Nassau County Community Leaders hold firm that beaches will remain closed

By Cindy Jackson Reporter April 20, 2020 A conference call led by Commissioner Chairman Daniel [...]

Infectious disease expert believes Jax Mayor opened beaches too soon . . . A News4Jax report

April 20, 2020 Editor’s Note: While Nassau County Officials are contemplating beach openings,  we thought [...]

Board of County Commissioners approves donation for Barnabas to provide emergency assistance to furloughed individuals during COVID-19

Nassau County Insider Contact:Sabrina Robertson Public Information Officer [email protected] April 20, 2020 At a Special [...]

Nassau County road & lane closures: week of April 18-24, 2020

April 17, 2020 I-95  Daytime lane closures from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and [...]

COVID-19: Another wake-up call for our local economy – Citizens for a Better Nassau

Citizens for a Better Nassau April 17 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is a human health [...]

Nassau County Board of Commissioners discuss small business loans and COVID-19 impact on future revenue

By Cindy Jackson Reporter April 17, 2020 ”  . . . there is the unknown [...]

Barnabas Center announces time change for food distribution in Hillard and requests monetary donations

Barnabas Center Contact: Alexandra Winsor Communications Manager April 16 2020 ” At this time, monetary [...]

Nassau County beaches remain closed

In an early morning email, County Attorney/County Manager Mike Mullin, when asked about the opening [...]

Florida Dept of Health evening update – Nassau County cases at 39 (Update)

Florida Dept of Health April 16, 2020   Update on April 17,  FDOH  from Nassau [...]

Nassau County officials will meet tomorrow to discuss reopening beaches following Duval County’s limited use actions

By Susan Hardee Steger April 16, 2020   Nassau County Emergency Management informed the public [...]

Nassau County staff to the rescue!

By Cindy Jackson Reporter April 16, 2020 As reported earlier by The Fernandina Observer, Nassau [...]

County to Consider Purchase of Property in Kings Ferry for Future Recreation

Nassau County PRESS RELEASE Contact: Sabrina Robertson Public Information Officer (904) 530-6010 [email protected]   Nassau [...]

Happy National Library Week! April 19 – 25

Nassau County Public Library System Janet W. Loveless, M.S.L.I.S., C.P.L.A. Assistant Library Director April 15, [...]

Chamber of Commerce Workforce Assistance Program announced

Nassau County Chamber of Commerce Contact: Regina Duncan [email protected] April 15, 2020 The Nassau County [...]

Board of County Commissioners to consider land acquisition on the St Mary’s River

By Cindy Jackson Reporter April 14, 2020 Available for public viewing via live streaming on [...]

Nassau County Commissioners solicit comments for regular meeting scheduled April 13

Nassau County Insider April 13, 2020 Participation in Tonight’s Meeting 4/13/20 @ 12:45 p.m. – [...]

Nassau County’s Census response rate at 45%

Nassau County Insider April 13, 2020 4/11/20 @ 1:15 p.m. – As of today, Nassau [...]

Nassau County Road and Lane Closures April 11-17, 2020

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

Nassau County School Board approves leadership appointments

Nassau County Schools Dr. Kathy Burns Superintendent of Schools April 10, 2020 At this evening’s [...]

Florida Dept of Health Evening update – Nassau County Coronavirus cases grow to 32

Florida Dept of Health April 9, 2020 Nassau County Coronavirus Cases grow to 32 with [...]

Nassau BOCC hears from County Health Dept, Emergency Mgt and extends State of Emergency

By Cindy Jackson Reporter April 8, 2020 The Board of County Commissioners called its special [...]

Special BOCC Meeting Today to Extend State of Emergency

Office of the Nassau County Manager April 8, 2020 4/8/20 @ 8:30 a.m. – A [...]

Boys & Girls Clubs provide evening “Grab-and-Go Meals” and virtual programs

Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County Contact:Andrew Schmidt, Senior Director of Development and Marketing [...]

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

Barnabas Center Press Release Contact: Alexandra Winsor Communications Manager [email protected] www.BarnabasNassau.org April 7, 2020 As [...]

Library System Now Offering Free Streaming Services

from The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager April 6, 2020 What’s all [...]

Nassau County Council on Aging receives masks donations

Nassau County on Aging Contact: Liz Dunn [email protected]/904-775-5488 April 7, 2020 During these challenging times [...]

Help with filing unemployment claims

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst April 7, 2020 The state of [...]

Nassau County overall health declined due to “health behaviors”

Nassau County Department of Health Press Release Contact: [email protected] April 7, 2020   ” The [...]

A video update from Superintendent Kathy Burns on the Nassau County School District

from The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager April 6, 2020 Nassau County [...]

Nassau Library System offers homework help suggestions

By Janet Loveless Assistant Library Director April 3, 2020 Need Homework Help? Have children or [...]

Area churches to celebrate Easter (from a distance) with a different kind of hunt

Contact: Emma Cottrell [email protected] April 5, 2020 Area churches are helping the community feel more [...]

Nassau County Council on Aging receives 5,550 meals to feed seniors

Nassau County Council on Aging Contact: Liz Dunn Marketing & Communications Director April 4, 2020 [...]

Florida Dept of Health requests participation in “Community Action Survey”

Florida Dept of Health April 3, 2020   ~Residents Called on to Do Their Part [...]

Nassau County road & lane closures: week of April 4-10, 2020

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

Nassau County Coronavirus cases jump to 16 with 3 hospitalized

Florida Dept of Health April 2 2020 Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, [...]

Three Fernandina Beach Fire/Rescue personnel under quarantine

Nassau County Emergency Management Press Relase Contact: Public Information Office email: [email protected] April 2, 2020 [...]

Nassau County alerts public to Florida’s recently enacted “Stay at Home Order”

Nassau County Board of Commissioners Press Release Contact: Sabrina Robertson Public Information Officer [email protected] April [...]

FLAPOL reports Gov DeSantis to issue “stay-at-home” order

FLAPOL By Renzo Downey April 1, 2020 Gov. Ron DeSantis issues stay-at-home order for Florida [...]

During Nassau County Board meeting Langley estimates drastic decline in taxable lodging revenue

By Cindy Jackson Reporter April 1, 2020 “Langley began by stating the budget for this [...]

FL Dept of Health issues update – Nassau County cases now at 10

Florida Dept of Health March 31, 2020 Nassau County positive cases of Coronavirus now at [...]

Social Distancing – A sobering Monte Wolverton cartoon

A Monte Wolverton Cartoon March 31, 2020 Editor’s Note: We thank Chip Ross for sending [...]

A salute to Jim Thomas on his 99th birthday

By Susan Hardee Steger Photos courtesy of Kathryn K. Bynum March 31, 2020 A quiet [...]

Free MEDICARE consultations available through U of Florida/IFAS

U of Florida/IFAS Submitted by Annie Sparkle March 31, 2020 UNBIASED HELP UNDERSTANDING MEDICARE Medicare [...]

Florida Dept of Health evening update – March 30

Information from Florida Dept of Health March 30, 2020 Editor’s Note:  Florida Dept of Health [...]

Nassau County Commissioners discuss beach opening

By Cindy Jackson Reporter March 30, 2020 Board of County Commissioners Chair Daniel Leeper called [...]

Nassau Council on Aging announces NassauTRANSIT operational change

Nassau Council on Aging Contact: Liz Dunn [email protected]/ March 30, 2020 NassauTRANSIT Offers Same-day Paratransit [...]

NCSD Instructional Personnel Recruitment Fair canceled

Nassau County School District MEDIA RELEASE March 30, 2020 Out of an abundance of caution, [...]

I-95 Southbound ramp to U.S. 17 closed during “Coronavirus activities”

FDOT Press Release March 30, 2020 Nassau County – The I-95 Southbound ramp to U.S. [...]

Florida Dept of Health provides Coronavirus update- March 29

Florida Dept of Health March 29, 2020 Editor’s Note: Nassau County cases of Coronavirus continue [...]

Florida Dept of Health reports increase in Nassau County Coronavirus cases – Two hospitalized

Information from Florida Dept of Health March 28, 2020 Editor’s Note: Coronavirus cases increased in [...]

Nassau County Manager issues Executive Order 3 regarding travelers from the NY Tri State area

Office of the Nassau County Manager March 27, 2020 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive [...]

Friday, March 27 last day to participate in Piano Day Amelia Island – Virtual Celebration begins Satuday

March 27, 2020 Local Event Organized by Stéphane Pitois Piano Day Amelia Island March 24, [...]

Two new positions approved at March 23 Nassau County Commission Meeting

By Cindy Jackson Reporter March 26, 2020 Danny Leeper, chair of the Board of County [...]

Florida expands Coronavirus testing

Information from Florida Dept of Health March 26, 2020 The following information was obtained through [...]

New to You Barnabas Retail Store to temporarily close beginning March 27

Barnabas Center Media Release Contact: Alexandra Winsor Communications Manager 904-261-7000 ext. 108 March 26, 2020 [...]

Nassau BOCC holds special meeting this morning

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst March 25, 2020   The Nassau [...]

So how are local arts and culture organizations coping?

By Anne H Oman Reporter-At-Large March 25, 2020 The Covid-19 virus has cost the nation’s [...]

Piano Day Amelia Island – A Coronavirus distraction

Piano Day Amelia Island March 24, 2020 Editor’s Note: When Stéphane Pitois added a post [...]

Information from the Nassau County Emergency Operations Center

Nassau EOC March 23, 2020 Nassau County’s Emergency Operations Center is staffed from 0800 to [...]

Now all Amelia Island beaches closed due to Coronavius Pandemic

Nassau County Insider Sabrina Robertson County Manager’s Office March 22, 2020 3/21/20 @ 4:55 p.m. [...]

Press release from Dr. Kathy Knight Burns, Superintendent of Schools

March 19, 2020 [Dr. Burns sent the message below to parents of NCSD students yesterday [...]

A closer look at Tuesday’s voter turnout

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst March 18, 2020 [Update:  10:58 a.m. [...]

Nassau County School District link to COVID-19 related updates

March 18, 2020 Mark Durham, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction for the Nassau County School District [...]

“One Nassau” Joint Information System monitoring rapidly changing corona-virus

Nassau County Emergency Management Press Release CONTACT: MARTHA OBERDORFER [email protected] 03/16/2020 1730 HOURS The “OneNassau” [...]

Nassau County Schools Closed Through March 27th

Nassau County School District Media Release March 14, 2020     ​Nassau County School District [...]

2020 Census Seeking Nassau County Applicants for Hire

The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager March 13, 2020 The 2020 Census [...]

Highlights from the Nassau County public health briefing on March 11, 2020

The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager March 12, 2020 At yesterday’s Special [...]