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The Atlantic to Okefenokee Conservation Corridor, more than 55,000 acres of potential conservation land known as the A2O, has been granted a significant approval. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC) has approved the A2O for inclusion on the Florida Forever Priority List.

The Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) of Nassau County has elected Suzanne Sapp to lead the committee through the coming election year.  As DEC Chair, Sapp is responsible for …

Amelia Baptist Church has abandoned plans to build two condominium buildings with 24 total units along the Amelia River on an oak-lined street of residential homes off Buccaneer …

The Nassau County School Board was unanimous in voting to deny Citizens Defending Freedom's (CDF) objections to a world history textbook …

The City of Fernandina Beach is done haggling with the Ocean Highway and Port Authority (OHPA) regarding $250,000 it claims is owed in payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) collections. …

By Wilma Allen As days get longer and temperatures rise, Fernandina Beach’s Ocean Rescue Division is actively recruiting and training lifeguards for what could be their busiest summer ever. …

By Mike Phillips The Nassau County School Board was treated Thursday evening to a lesson on what literate citizens can do, something that a lot of people who’ve been behind book bans can’t do: …

By Paula Alford The quality of life for all of us living near the St. Marys River may be at risk if titanium oxide mining operations at the river’s headwaters near the Okefenokee National Wildlife …

By Lyn Panone On April 23, 2023, Nassau County Commissioners Martin, Huppman, Gray and Farmer agreed to give Riverstone the green light to build 11 condominium towers, at least 85 feet high, next to …

By Mike Lednovich Nassau County will contribute up to $1.7 million to help Fernandina Beach relocate the soccer fields at Ybor-Alvarez adjacent to the airport. The county confirmed the funding for …

This year’s 3rd annual Barnabas Center Fashion Show Honoring Hometown Heroes, which takes place on Monday, Feb. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Host Sponsor Mocama Beer Company, is officially sold out. The …

The Nassau County Clerk of the Circuit Court and the Comptroller have issued this warning of a phone scam: “Across the state, there has been a recent increase in telephone scams regarding court …

The Panama Canal By Mike Lednovich A year-long drought is limiting the number of ships able to pass through the Panama Canal and thus is reducing the number of ships coming into the Port of …

By Mike Lednovich The Port of Fernandina's long-time accountant urged Ocean Highway and Port Authority commissioners not to do it. Two port commissioners vehemently opposed doing it. So what …

In an effort to hinder the rise of property fraud, an amendment to Florida Statute 695.26 takes effect on January 1, 2024. The new requirement applies to deeds and any other documents that impact …

CANCELED - See comment below. A hearing on Riverstone litigation matters has been scheduled for 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 in Circuit Court. It will be conducted via Zoom. All interested citizens …

By Wilma Allen The median strips along state Route 200, as you drive to and from Amelia Island, are looking pretty grim lately. They are being prepped for landscaping, the final phase of the road …

Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM) of Fernandina Beach has submitted an application to the state for a bioethanol production plant that would be located at its current cellulose production complex. …

By Mike Lednovich The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to move the Amelia River navigational channel adjacent to the Port of Fernandina and bordering the northern docks of the city's marina at …

By Mike Lednovich The Ocean Highway and Port Authority, along with Port of Fernandina operator Savage, has reported it still has no signed commitments for a federally mandated barge service that was …

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