Category Archives: County News

Nassau County Board of Commission District 2 candidates Bell and Hagel answer questions

July 31, 2018 5:00 p.m. Editor’s Note: Every year the Fernandina Observer presents questions to [...]

New, Mixed-Use Development Coming to Wildlight

Submitted Media Release from Maddie Milne Senior Account Executive The Dalton Agency July 31, 2018 [...]

Nassau County adopts tentative millage increase of 1.5007 on 4-1 vote

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst July 31, 12:36 p.m. The Nassau [...]

Nassau County School Board District 5 Candidates Braddock, Petree respond to questions

July 30, 2018 5:00 p.m. Editor’s Note: In an effort for our readers to be [...]

Carrol Franklin announces candidacy for Ocean Highway & Port Authority District 4

Press Release Incumbent Carrol Franklin OHPA, District 4 July 30, 2018 10:00 a.m. My Name [...]

District 1 School Board Candidates respond to questions: Lentz and Martin

July 29, 2018 11:00 p.m. Editor’s Note: Every year the Fernandina Observer presents questions to [...]

Hanna announces bid for seat on Ocean Highway & Port Authority, District 3

Scott Hanna Ocean Highway & Port Authority Candidate, District 3 Press Release July 28, 2018 [...]

New YMCA to Open at Wildlight in Nassau County in late 2019

Submitted Media Release from Maddie Milne Senior Account Executive The Dalton Agency July 25, 2018 [...]

Hagel announces candidacy for Nassau County Board of Commission District 2

Press Release Submitted by Dawn Hagel Board of County Commission Candidate District 2 July 25, [...]

Hot Topics: School Board Candidate Forum

Nassau County Chamber of Commerce Press Release July 25, 2018 2:00 p.m. The Nassau County [...]

Nassau County Commission fails to pass tentative millage increase for FY2018-19

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst July 24, 1:40 p.m. Charlie Brown [...]

Nassau County Commissioner earns Certified County Commissioner Designation

Nassau County Manager’s Office Submitted by Sabrina Robertson July 19, 2018 11:00 a.m. The Florida [...]

Nassau County student receives state recognition at Career & Technical Education Conference

Nassau County School District Career and Adult Education Press Release Brent Lemond, Director July 18, [...]

Governor Rick Scott issues executive order calling on counties to not limit access to beaches

Governor Rick Scott Press Release June 13, 2018 12:15 p.m. Editor’s Note: Following a campaign [...]

A letter to the community from Citizens for a Better Nassau

Citizen for a Better Nassau Bill Gingrich, Chair July 11, 2018 10:30 a.m.   To [...]

Van Delinder launches candidacy for Ocean, Highway and Port Authority – District 5

Press Release July 10, 2018 6:00 p.m. John Van Delinder recently launched his candidacy for [...]

Donna Martin has announced her candidacy for reelection to the Nassau County School Board, District 1.

Submitted by Donna Martin Candidate for Nassau County School Board District 1 July 9, 2018 [...]

County Manager Shanea Jones retires

by Sabrina Robertson The County Insider July 9, 2018 10:00 a.m. 7/3/18 @ 10:00 a.m. [...]

2018 Primary Election Day approaching

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst July 8, 2018 4:00 p.m. This [...]

Curfew for county beach front parks

from The County Insider (thecountyinsider.com) Contact:  Sabrina Robertson July 6, 2018 1:56 p.m. 7/5/18 @ [...]

Nassau County School District hires School Safety Specialist

MEDIA RELEASE Submitted by Ray Poole Nassau County School District July 6, 2018 6:51 a.m. [...]

Did We Make the Grade?

Submitted by Kathy Knight Burns Nassau County School Superintendent June 29, 2018 8:51 a.m. The [...]

Amelia Lodge holds Community Service Recognition Night

Amelia Lodge No. 47 Press Release Submitted by Carl Scott Amos June 28, 2018 1:34 [...]

City, County pass beach customary use ordinances in wake of HB631

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst June 27, 2018 2:32 p.m. Both [...]

Florida Dept of Health in Nassau County offers emergency and disaster help through “Public Health Ready” Recognition Program

Florida Department of Health Nassau Contact: Jason Miller [email protected] June 25, 2018 9:00 a.m. Florida [...]

Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund prepared for 2018 hurricane season

United Way of Northeast Florida Press Release Submitted by Sarah Henderson Director, Marketing and Communications [...]

Nassau BOCC gives tentative approval to 1.9004 millage increase

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst June 24, 2018 5:00 p.m. The [...]

NCEDB helps Nassau County retain, recruit and support county businesses

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst June 21, 2018 3:41 p.m. During [...]

Nassau County Commissioner Steve Kelley will not seek reelection

By Susan Hardee Steger June 21, 2018 11:00 a.m. Nassau County Commissioner Steve Kelley has [...]

Nassau County Budget concerns loom large

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst June 20, 2018 7:33 p.m. The [...]

Harts Road partial closure scheduled for Thursday, June 21st and Friday, June 22nd

From The County Insider June 20, 2018 11:00 a.m. The portion of Harts Road between [...]

Nassau County road and lane closures: week of June 16-20, 2018

FDOT Media Release June 15, 2018 7:21 p.m.   I-95 Daytime closure from 8 a.m. [...]

Nassau County surveying unincorporated Amelia Island beaches

From The County Insider Sabrina Robertson County Manager’s Office June 15, 2018 11:02 a.m. Nassau [...]

OHPA transitions with new port operator, departure of Administrative Officer Joanna Cason

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst June 14, 2018 1:00 p.m. UPDATED [...]

D.S. Ware builds first model home in Wildlight

The Dalton Agency Media Release June 13, 2018 1:00 p.m.   D.S. Ware has completed [...]

SCHOOL IS OUT!

Nassau County School District Media Release 12:46 p.m. School’s out for the summer!  Those were [...]

Going back in time to document “Customary Use of the Beach”

By Susan Hardee Steger Photos and Information Contributed by Barbara Ann Jackson and Tom Lohman [...]

Nassau County road & lane closures: June 9-16, 2018

FDOT Media Release   I-95  Daytime closure from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and [...]

Rayonier Advanced Materials awards $60,000 in scholarships to six high school students

Rayonier Advanced Materials Press Release Contact: Ryan Houck June 8, 2018 12:58 p.m. Rayonier Advanced [...]

BOCC considers requests to fund non-profit agencies but reaches no decision.

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst June 5, 2018 3:00 p.m. One [...]

Nassau BOCC faces hard choices in formulating FY2018-2019 Budget

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst June 4, 2018 3:38 p.m. During [...]

4th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces applicants for Nassau County Circuit Court vacancy

Judicial Nominating Commission Press Release Contact: Patrick J. Kilbane, Chairman May 23, 2018 6:37 p.m. [...]

2018 Nassau County Citizens’ Guide Now Available

Nassau County Supervisor of Elections Press Release Contact:Lori Wilkinson Assistant Supervisor of Elections Email: [email protected] [...]

Sheriff Leeper to provide update on disappearance of Joleen Cummings

By Susan Hardee Steger May 21, 2018 7:13 p.m.   Sheriff Bill Leeper will hold [...]

Nassau County road & lane closures: May 19-25, 2018

FDOT Media Release I-95 Daytime closure from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday [...]

Institute for Enterprise awards scholarship

Institute for Enterprise Submitted by John Elwell Press Release May 18, 2018 2:00 p.m. The [...]

Nassau County Sheriff’s Office investigating a missing and endangered person

By Susan Hardee Steger May 15, 2018 12:20 p.m. Nassau County Sheriff’s Office is investigating [...]

Nassau P&Z Board to hear proposed changes to Amelia Island Tree Ordinance May 15

From The Nassau County Insider An electronic publication of the County Manager’s Office May 14, [...]

House Bill 631 and Customary Use of Beaches in Unincorporated Areas of Nassau County, Florida

From The County Insider, an online publication of the Nassau County Manager’s Office May 13, [...]

Yulee teacher one of 9 US teachers chosen to pilot KUBO

PITSCO Education Media Release May 9, 2018 4:00 p.m. PITTSBURG, KS (May 9, 2018)— Nine [...]

First Multifamily Development Underway at Wildlight

MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Maddie Milne (904) 398-5222 [email protected] May 8, 2018 5:11 p.m. WILDLIGHT, FL [...]

Partnership for a Healthier Nassau to hold “Forces of Change” community forums

Partnership for a Healthier Nassau Press Release Submitted by Mary von Mohr, MSW [email protected] May [...]

Nassau County’s first Teacher Recruitment Fair

Nassau County School District Media Release April 30, 2018 9:00 a.m.   As the Nassau [...]

What does the future hold in store for Yulee?

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst April 22, 2018 8:50 p.m.   [...]

Scams Target Potential Jurors

Nassau County Clerk of Court Press Release Submitted by Liz Rodriguez Executive Projects Coordinator April [...]

Public Hearing Regarding Amelia Island Tree Protection Ordinance

From The Nassau County Insider April 17, 2018   The Nassau County Planning & Zoning [...]

Nassau County mom killed in motorcycle accident

From News4Jax Report by Ethan Calloway April 16, 2018 A 29-year old mother of 5 [...]

HB631 redux: whose dry sand is this?

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst April 12, 2018 12:32 p.m. Adding [...]

OHPA votes to support Fernandina Beach’s request for marina variance

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst April 12, 2018 4:30 p.m.   [...]

FBCC, School District hold joint meeting

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst April 12, 2018 8:14 a.m.   [...]

Nassau’s Mitigation Plan will help the County better prepare for natural disasters

Nassau County Emergency Operations Office Press Release Submitted by Martha L. Oberdorfer Senior Planner / [...]

Nassau County School District Opens Satellite Offices

Nassau County School District Media Release April 3, 2018 Do you ever have the need [...]

Safety – Students, Schools, and Senate Bill 7026

Submitted by Dr. Kathy K. Burns, Superintendent Nassau County School District March 29, 2018 3:49 [...]

Raydient breaks down issues with county

Press Release Media Contact: Alejandro Barbero (904) 357-9823 [email protected] March 22, 2018 10:00 a.m. Editor’s [...]

Florida Department of Health Nassau addresses county health rankings

Florida Dept of Health Nassau Press Release Contact: Mary von Mohr [email protected] March 20, 2018 [...]

OHPA: A work in progress — and transition

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst March 16, 2018 12:06 p.m.   [...]

Fahlgren resigns from School Board effective August 1, 2018

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst March 15, 2018 11:56 a.m.   [...]

Following dispute Raydient seeks to reengage Nassau County Board of Commissioners

Media Release Raydient Contact: Alejandro Barbero [email protected] March 15, 2018 6:45 p.m. Editor’s Note: The [...]

Malia Domingo named as one of Florida’s Outstanding 2017-18 School Volunteers

Nassau County School District Media Release March 12, 2018 12:30 p.m. Ms. Malia Domingo, 11th [...]

Nassau County holds 2nd Public Outreach Series on Telecommunications Master Plan

Submitted by Adrienne Burke Nassau County Dept. of Planning & Economic Opportunity March 11, 2018 [...]

County issues statement providing reason for Special Meeting Cancellation

Nassau County Board of Commissioners Press Release March 1, 2018 3:22 p.m. Based upon the [...]

Notice of Cancellation of the Special Meeting of the Board of County Commissioners scheduled for Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 8:00 P.M.

March 1, 2018 2:03 p.m. Editor’s Note:  At this time, we do no know why [...]

2018-19 Nassau County School District Calendar

Mark Durham Executive Director for Curriculum, Instruction and School Improvement Phone:  (904) 491-9900 [email protected]  February [...]

Update on proposed Senate Bill 324

Nassau County Insider February 23, 2018 6:50 a.m. Update on Proposed Senate Bill 324 The [...]

Major Florida energy firm selects Nassau County’s Wildlight for corporate headquarters

Submitted by Laura DiBella, Executive Director Nassau County Economic Development Board February 20, 2018   [...]