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North Florida Land Trust President Appointed to Florida’s Environmental Regulatory Commission

Media Release North Florida Land Trust March 22, 2021   Jacksonville, Fla., March 17, 2021 –…

DeSantis’ wish list: Projects, ports, a $1,000 ‘thank you’ for Florida first-responders

By John Haughey The Center Square March 17, 2021 Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to spend $4.1…

The Palette Shop opens on 1st Coast Hwy

Nassau County Chamber of Commerce Press Release March 17, 2021         Nassau County…

Future of Florida’s Bright Futures scholarship on tap in Tuesday hearing

By John Haughey The Center Square March 15, 2021   The Senate Education Committee Tuesday will…

Bill to ban smoking at beaches, parks clears Florida Senate committee

By Jason Delgado FloridaPolitics.com March 16, 2021   Local governments may soon be able to decide…

Florida’s $10B in federal pandemic aid eyed for unemployment, roads, flood control

By John Haughey The Center Square March 15, 2021 The $1.9 trillion American Rescue COVID-19 relief…

FDOT Adds New Interactive Features to FL511

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced upgrades to the…

Florida bill establishing minimum arrest age of 7-years-old advancing in both chambers

By John Haughey The Center Square March 12, 2021 A Florida House panel Thursday approved a…

Get to know City’s new Fernandina Harbor Marina Manager

City of Fernandina Beach March 15, 2021

Scams will follow new COVID-19 rescue plan

March 12, 2021 by Jennifer Leach Associate Director, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC The…

It’s that time again: 2021 Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 14, at 2 a.m.

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst March 13, 2021 Get ready to spring…

Gone Coastal: How to start your fishing adventure

By Jasmin Graham and Melissa Crouch FWC Gone Coastal column March 13, 2021 Fishing is an…

Barnabas, ESSA food distribution tomorrow March 13 at Peck Center

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FWC asks public to help stop the spread of invasive zebra mussels

Media Release March 12, 2021   The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking…

Florida bill tightening vote-by-mail rules advances despite elections supervisors’ objections

By John Haughey The Center Square March 11, 2021   Florida’s 2020 election went so flawlessly…

FSCJ to Host Business Speaker Series Event, “The Evolving Role of Education in Preparing Students for the Economy of the Future”

Media Release March 10, 2021         WHAT:           Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ)…

FWC celebrates 12 years of out-of-season largemouth bass spawning

Media Release March 11, 2021     The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Division…

Expansive Florida sea-level mitigation legislation a sea change from Scott Era

By John Haughey The Center Square February 27, 2021 [Note:  Due to a computer glitch, this…

FWC encourages boaters to “Spring Aboard” and take a boater education class

Media Release March 10, 2021   Spring has arrived and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation…

“Give Where You Live” Barnabas food drive coming soon

MoneyGram fraud refunds get closer

March 9, 2021 by Bridget Small Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC If you used…

Fraudulent fundraiser uses illegal robocalls to harass consumers

March 9, 2021 by Rosario Méndez Attorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC In 2015,…

Fernandina Beach Main Street marches on despite Covid

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst March 7, 2021 Fernandina Beach Main Street…

FDOT Celebrates Florida Bicycle Month, Encourages Safety

FDOT Media Release March 7, 2021 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Carollee Addams March 6, 2021 Editor’s Note: Carollee Addams moved to Fernandina Beach from Naples,…

FSCJ to Hold Virtual Spring Open House Event to Help Students Prepare for College

Press Release March 5, 2021     Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) is hosting our…

Rayonier releases “Carbon Report” quantifying its net positive climate impact

Rayonier Press Release March 5, 2021 Rayonier Inc. (NYSE:RYN) today released its first Carbon Report detailing…

Florida Attorney General along with 37 states announce “shuttering” of 1.3 billion fundraising and illegal robocalls

State of Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody March 5, 2021 TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody, along…

Skinner Bros. Realty welcomes 3 new tenants to Wildlight

Press Release WILDLIGHT, Fla. (March 3, 2021) – Three new restaurant and retail concepts are set…

Aaron Bean sidelined by COVID-19 as Legislative Session opens

F O Editor’s Note:  Florida State Senator Aaron Bean spoke to the Fernandina Observer this morning…

When it comes to scams, let’s look out for one another

March 4, 2021 by Daniel Kaufman Acting Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection This pandemic has brought…

Last call for Florida Fish Art Contest entries

Press Release March 3, 3021 The deadline is fast approaching for the 2021 Art of Conservation™…

Florida Department of Health March 2 – Nassau County Daily totals at 17

Florida Department of Health March 2, 2021

Bipartisan bills call for $100 million annual Florida Forever funding floor

By John Haughey The Center Square February 25, 2021 Companion bills sponsored by a Senate Democrat…

FWC: You can help Florida’s nesting waterbirds.

Media Release March 2, 2021 As nesting season begins for waterbird species across the state, the…

Florida lawmakers make rare forays into expanding revenue side of budget ledger

By John Haughey The Center Square March 2, 2021 When Florida lawmakers convene their 60-day 2021…

Tallahassee Takeaways: week of February 22, 2021

March 1, 2021   [Information provided below was taken from Peter Schorsch’s Takeaways from Tallahassee news…

FWC approves rule changes to help protect Florida from 16 high-risk invasive reptiles

Press Release February 28, 2021 At its February 2021 meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation…

To be or not to be? – An opinion

By Tammi Kosack February 28 2021 “Strong silent type, circa 95 years old, lifelong Fernandinian waterfront…

Florida Department of Health Feb 27 – Daily Coronavirus total drops to 5

Florida Department of Health February 27, 2021

Jax Goes Red for Wear Red Day

Press Release First Coast American Heart Association February 27, 2021   February been federally designated American…

FWC approves regulations changes related to chronic wasting disease

Press Release February 27, 2021 At its February meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission…

Nassau County Road and Lane Closures February 27-March 5, 2021

February 26, 2021 I-95 at State Road A1A  Nighttime off-ramp closures Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from…

Florida Republicans cheer DeSantis’ election reform proposals

By John Haughey The Center Square February 24, 2021 Rep. Blaise Ingoglia, R-Spring Hill, will carry…

Flood insurance rate projections crest rising tide of Florida property premium hikes

By John Haughey The Center Square February 24, 2021 Florida’s businesses and 6.2 million homeowners are…

Crist’s call for probe into DeSantis’ vaccine ‘favoritism’ may presage 2022 gubernatorial challenge

By John Haughey The Center Square February 23, 2021 Former Florida governor and now U.S. Rep.…

Florida’s marijuana industry nearly doubled jobs, approached $1.23 billion in sales in 2020

By John Haughey The Center Square February 22, 2021 The medical marijuana market in Florida created…

New flounder regulations are effective ­­March 1

Press Release February 21, 2021   Starting March 1, the following changes will go into effect…

Florida Housing to conduct statewide housing needs assessment for Homeless and Special Needs Households

Florida Housing Finance Corporation February 18, 2021 The Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) is conducting…

North Florida Land Trust adds new members

North Florida Land Trust Press Release Februiary 19, 2021 Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 19, 2021 – North…

Notice of road closure – Amelia Road at Simmons Road

Nassau County Insider February 18, 2021 Beginning Monday, February 22, 2021, a daily road closure on…

Amelia Island Announces New “Island Perks” Incentive Cards

Press Release   AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2021) – Northeast Florida’s Amelia Island has launched…

FSCJ’s Culinary Management Program Receives American Culinary Federation Accreditation

Media Release February 17, 2021 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida State College at Jacksonville’s (FSCJ) Culinary Management…

Pet Paradise Presents: Bow Wow Walk 2021, A Benefit for Community Hospice & Palliative Care

  Press Release February 16, 2021 (Jacksonville, Fla.) – Community Hospice & Palliative Care is hosting…

FSCJ celebrates “Career and Technical Education Month”

Florida State College Press Release February 16, 2021 Career and technical education can address workforce needs,…

Vacation rental bill advances in Florida House, set for first Senate hearing

The Center Square By John Haughey February 16, 2021 (The Center Square) — The Florida Legislature’s…

Get ready for spring turkey season with updated information and tools from the FWC

Media Release February 13, 2021 This spring, you can learn more about wild turkey abundance, distribution…

Achy fakey heart

February 11, 2021 by Jim Kreidler Consumer Education Specialist, FTC You’ve heard of romance scams. But…

Income Tax Filed at No Charge

Nassau County Insider February 13, 2021   The Nassau County Extension Office is offering free income…

Florida Department of Health Feb 12 – Nassau County Daily Coronavirus totals at 22

Florida Department of Health February 12, 2021 Editor’s Note:  At this time, Nassau County Emergency Management…

FWC: Bats in your building? Now’s the time to check.

Press Release February 13, 2021 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding property…

Chamber announces annual “Business Award Winners”

Nassau County Chamber of Commerce Press Release Regina Duncan Executive Director February 11, 2021 The Nassau…

Keep pets and backyard animals from becoming prey to coyotes

Media Release February 10, 2021 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding Florida…

Report says Florida has nation’s second-highest tally of ‘hate groups’

By John Haughey The Center Square February 9, 2021 Florida has the nation’s second-highest number of…

A salute to Bryant Academy’s History and Legacy

Academy Reunion Press Release Erving Gilyard, Co-Chair Contact: Gloria Greer [email protected] February 8, 2021 On Saturday,…

Scammers are scheming as HealthCare.gov reopens

February 8, 2021 by Colleen Tressler Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC The Coronavirus pandemic has…

Identity Theft Awareness Week starts today

February 6, 2021 by Seena Gressin Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC The challenges…

The top frauds of 2020

February 6, 2021 by Monica Vaca Associate Director, Division of Consumer Response and Operations, FTC  …

DeSantis applauds U S Dept of Housing & Urban Development for issuing additional mitigation fund to Northwest Florida

Florida Department of Economic Development Press Release February 6, 2021 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor DeSantis…

Bryant Academy “Grand School Reunion” – Saturday, Feb 20

Bryant Academy Reunion Press Release Submitted by Glenda Ominira Simmons Jenkins February 5, 2021

Wolfson Children’s Challenge: Virtual Edition turns into a month-long celebration of hope

Press Release February 5, 2021   Jacksonville, Florida, February 3, 2021 – Hundreds of families and…

Friends of the Fernandina Library to hold virtual Annual Meeting – Feb 25

Friends of the Library Announce Virtual Annual Meeting Submitted by Hope Foley Communications Chair February 4,…