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Florida TaxWatch joins Chamber in calling for restoration of qualified industry tax refund

By John Haughey The Center Square September 28, 2021 There’s justified debate over how governments use…

Ana Maria Rodriguez files bill to expand low-income senior housing property tax exemptions

By Christine Jordan Sexton FloridaPolitics.com September 28, 2021 A technical fix would alter the ownership structure…

News4Jax reports suspected killer of Nassau County Deputy apprehended

News4Jax September 28, 2021       After a massive five-day man hunt for the killer…

Service for long time local physician to be held October 8

” . . . the Fernandina Beach City Commission honored Dr. Ullah with a proclamation for…

5 lots on South 14th under construction – “Way to go Guys!” – An opinion

By Chip Ross Fernandina Beach City Commissioner September 28, 2021 “Way to go Guys! Approving five…

As property insurance rates skyrocket, Florida ‘insurer of last resort’ seeks to become less attractive

By John Haughey The Center Square September 28, 2021 With hurricanes, rising sea levels and litigation…

Update: Suspected killer of Nassau County Deputy “could still be in the area”

Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Update at 9:10 a.m. September 27, 2021   UPDATE: The reward is…

All bets are off on mobile sports wagering being legal in Florida on Oct. 15

By John Haughey The Center Square September 27, 2021 Under the Florida-Seminole Tribe gaming compact signed…

Nassau County Council on Aging Caregiver Support Group Meetings scheduled for Oct 13 and 27

Nassau County Council on Aging Press Release Submitted by Liz Dunn [email protected] September 27, 2021 Nassau…

State Officer speaks to Amelia Island DAR Chapter

Daughters of the American Revolution Amelia Island Chapter Press Release Contact: Rebecca Mayle [email protected] September 27,…

How you can recognize and avoid a scam (and help others)

September 26, 2021 by Alvaro Puig Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Each year, Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates…

Deputy shot during traffic stop ‘not going to survive,’ Nassau sheriff says

News4Jax.com 3:02 p.m. September 25, 2021 Despite heroic efforts from the medical staff at UF Health…

How to spot, stop, and report post-disaster scams

September 25, 2021 by Colleen Tressler Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC Whether you’re starting…

News4Jax reports Nassau County Deputy critically injured this morning – Manhunt underway

By Susan Hardee Steger Information from News4Jax September 24, 2021 Manhunt underway for 35-year-old man wanted…

FTC Testifies before the Senate Special Committee on Aging About the Agency’s Work to Halt Practices that Prey on Older Americans

Media Release September 24, 2021 Bad actors who prey on older Americans should be stopped in…

Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery plans October “Corner Show” featuring St Augustine Collection

Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery Press Release September 21, 2020  Ken Keeley’s “St. Augustine Collection” Plantation…

Florida extends mandate ban to include ‘institutionalized quaratining’ of K-12 students

The Center Square By John Haughey September 24, 2021 (The Center Square) – The DeSantis administration…

Cars & Cannons Vintage Car Show at Fort Clinch

Friends of Fort Clinch Press Release September 23, 2021 Cars & Cannons Vintage Car Show at…

Florida surgeon general nominee rejects business lockdowns

The Center Square By John Haughey September 23, 2021 “Lapado made it clear he shares DeSantis’…

Drug operation “Behind the Tracks” nabs 6 repeat offenders from O’Neil/Scott Road area

Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Press Release September 22, 2021 During the month of June 2021, the…

Nassau County Council on Aging to host “2020 – A Look Back” photo exhibit

Nassau County Council on Aging Press Release Submitted by Liz Dunn [email protected] Sept. 22, 2021     …

Media groups join suit demanding Florida publicly post daily COVID-19 data

The Center Square By John Haughey September 22, 2021 (The Center Square) – Eight news organizations,…

Local author releases short story collection inspired by the creatures of Amelia Island

Press Release By Linda Guecia September 21, 2021 Love is all around in Amelia Island, Florida.…

Mental Health disparities in minority population

CREED Submitted by Jennette Baker Information from Brooklane.org September 21, 2021 https://www.brooklane.org/blog/mental-health-disparities-minority-populations Although minorities are just…

Aaron Bean wants to fix some long-standing health care budget woes

By Christine Jordan Sexton PloridaPolitics.com September 21, 2021 Even with extra funding to go around, Bean…

Florida leaving billions in federal assistance for schools, low-income students on the table

By John Haughey The Center Square September 21, 2021   More than three months after missing…

Friends of Fernandina Beach Aviation announces 2021 FSCJ Scholarship Recipient

Friends of Fernandina Aviation Press Release Contact: Roger Ridings [email protected] September 20, 2021   Joshua Henline…

Volunteer Open House to be held at Amelia Community Theatre Sept 28

Amelia Community Theatre Guild Press Release Submitted by Cindy Levine President September 20,2021 The Amelia Community…

Residence Inn Amelia Island donates to Teacher Depot

Residence Inn Amelia Island Press Release Submitted by Justin Taylor Director of Sales & Marketing September…

FL has recouped 76.8% of jobs lost to pandemic, DEO reports

By Peter Schorsch Takeaways from Tallahassee September 19, 2021   When the pandemic hit, unemployment went…

Kenya Partners 2021 Annual Benefit at Walkers Landing September 26, 2021

PRESS RELEASE September 19, 2021 Kenya Partners, a 501(c)(3) non-profit operating in Kenya since 2006, announces…

Friends of Crooked River State Park hosts annual volunteer event – Sept 25

Friends of Crooked River State Park Press Release September 17, 2021 Location: 6222 Charlie Smith Sr…

Oil supply losses from Hurricane Ida reach 30 million barrels, impacting gas prices

By Bethany Blankley The Center Square September 18, 2021   Hurricane Ida has already caused oil…

Attorney General Moody demands President Biden drop vaccine mandate or risk legal action

Attorney General Ashley Moody State of Florida September 18, 2021     TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley…

Starting Point program to combat suicide: September 23

September 17, 2021   To learn more about Starting Point, its programs and services, visit their…

Bestselling author’s national tour includes stop in Fernandina – Sept 21

Story & Song Press Release Submitted by Mark Kaufman September 17, 2021 To order tickets click…

Senator Bean proclaims September 2021 Brain Aneurysm Month

Baptist Medical Center Press Release September 17, 2021 Florida Sen. Aaron Bean proclaims September 2021 as…

Survey finds bipartisan opposition to gerrymandering

By Anne Geggis FloridaPolitics.com September 17, 2021 Voters would give up their party’s advantage for more…

DeSantis hits bipartisan ‘sweet spot’ with proposed slash in Florida K-12 standardized testing

By John Haughey The Center Square September 16, 2021 Gov. Ron DeSantis spearheaded the effort to…

The Partnership for Mental Health Awards nearly $600,000 in grants

The Community Foundation Press Release Contact: Susan Datz Edelman VP, Strategic Communications [email protected] September 16, 2021…

Island Hop Craft Beer Fest is SOLD OUT!

BREAKING NEWS September 16.2021   If you were planning to buy tickets at the door Saturday,…

Biden ‘hurricane tax’ could boost Floridians’ property insurance $300 each year

The Center Square by John Haughey September 16, 2021 (The Center Square) – Ballooning reinsurance costs,…

Amelia Island Tree Conservancy donates $10,000 to Amelia Forever for Little NaNa Dune

Amelia Tree Conservancy Press Release Submitted by Lyn Pannone September 15, 2021 Amelia Tree Conservancy (ATC)…

Nassau County Council on Aging and Florida Dept of Health-Nassau publicize opioid prevention

Nassau County Council on Aging Press Release Submitted by Liz Dunn September 15, 2021   Nassau…

Travel+Leisure Magazine Names Amelia Island Among “World’s Best”

Amelia Island Convention & Visitor Bureau Media Release September 14, 2021 AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (Sept. 9,…

Florida Universities continue to rise in national rankings led by UF

By Peter Schorsch Sunburn September 14, 2021   The University of Florida keeps climbing. A decade…

Baracoa Artists Exhibit

By Evelyn C. McDonald Arts & Culture Reporter September 2021 On September 17, a unique exhibit…

Nassau Education Foundation announces the second annual membership drive

Nassau Education Foundation Press Release Contact: Susan DeVane [email protected] September 13, 2021 The Nassau Education Foundation…

Amelia Island Book Festival to hold kick-off event October 21

Amelia Island Book Festival Press Release Diana Frank Communications Director September 13, 2021 Visit ameliaislandbookfestival.org to…

Ron DeSantis bashed for making Florida ‘only state’ not using federal child food aid program

By Jesse Scheckner FloridaPolitics.com September 11, 2021 Florida’s neediest families are missing out on about $820…

Your boss isn’t emailing you about a gift card

September 11, 2021 by Ari Lazarus Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Did you get an email from…

Tommy Hazouri, lion of Jacksonville politics, passes away at 76

By A. G. Gancarski FloridaPolitics.com September 11, 2021 A legacy like no other in Jacksonville politics.…

Federal judge blocks Florida from enforcing anti-riot law

The Center Square By John Haughey September 10, 2021 (The Center Square) – Another controversial 2021…

FSCJ to host free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics and Educational Event

Florida State College Jacksonville Press Release September 10, 2021 WHAT: Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ)…

Business of Golf: What is your opinion?

By Alan Prescott September 10, 2021 In my last article, I mentioned that I would ask…

Outlier? Poll shows voters still favor Charlie Crist over Ron DeSantis

By Jacob Ogles FloridaPolitics.com September 10, 2021 And they don’t want the GOP incumbent to run…

Endless Summer Watermelon Ride to take place Sept 12

City of Fernandina Beach September 10, 2021       This Sunday, September 12, the Endless…

Sabatini vows to be first Florida lawmaker to file a ‘Texas Heartbeat Bill’

By John Haughey The Center Square September 10, 2021   With the U.S. Supreme Court opting…

Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau Wins Six Statewide Awards for Outstanding Tourism Marketing

= MEDIA RELEASE AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (Sept. 9, 2021) – During the Florida Governor’s Conference on…

Florida’s long, hot, ‘sad’ COVID-19 summer

By Scott Powers FloridaPolitics.com September 9, 2021 On Memorial Day, the summer looked really good. It…

State cannot enforce its mandate against school mask mandates

The Center Square By John Haughey September 9, 2021 (The Center Square) – Florida cannot enforce…

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event: October 9

Keep Nassau Beautiful Media Release September 8, 2021

The business of golf: A memorable PGA Professional

By Alan Prescott September 8, 2021 Several articles prior, I discussed the life of a PGA…

Fernandina Beach Police needs your help locating stolen scooter

Fernandina Beach Police Department September 7, 2021   Friday morning about 5:10am, one of our local…

Florida suit seeking retroactive federal unemployment benefits fails as program sunsets

By John Haughey The Center Square September 10, 2021 The last payments under federal Pandemic Unemployment…

Report: Mexican imports cost Florida farmers up to $4B in annual ‘lost’ sales

By John Haughey The Center Square September 5, 2021 Congressional representatives and state officials are stepping…

COVID-19 vaccine hesitant? Dr Zha answers your questions

September 4, 2021 Editor’s Note:  I met Zed when she was a college student and came…

FWC urges safe boating practices during Labor Day holiday weekend

Media Release September 3, 2021   The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Division of…

Deer hunters: Find answers to your FAQs

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission For immediate release: Sept. 4, 2021 Media contact: [email protected]  …

Labor Day last day to harvest bay scallops from the Fenholloway to the Suwannee rivers

Media Release September 3, 2021 The last day to recreationally harvest bay scallops from the Fenholloway…

FTC Bans SpyFone and CEO from Surveillance Business and Orders Company to Delete All Secretly Stolen Data

Federal Trade Commission Media Release September 4, 2021   Apps surveilled physical movements, phone use, online…

Florida Attorney General charges Tamarac City Manager with racketeering and attempt to extort $3.4 million

Attorney General Ashley Moody Press Release September 3, 2021           Attorney General…

Cord Byrd to seek reelection after abandoning Senate run

By A.G. Gancarski FloridaPolitics.com September 2, 2021   Byrd abandoned a Senate bid weeks back. Rep.…

Lack of daily COVID-19 updates draws lawsuit in Florida

The Center Square By John Haughey September 2, 2021   (The Center Square) – Citing a…