Governor Rick Scott shakes the hands of Florida Machine Works employees Joeset Madera, Gerald Slover, Derek Ferreira and Keith Rice before he spoke at a campaign stop Wednesday morning. Julia Roberts/News-Leader

News Stories

It’s official. The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners approved a five-cent increase in the gas tax Monday by a vote of 4-1.

The monthly meeting of the Ocean Highway and Port Authority on Wednesday, Aug. 8, was filled with lively discussions even before the official meeting commenced.

Sports

Northeast Florida saltwater fishermen have been waiting a year for the Southeastern Fishery Service to open the red snapper season for recreational fishing.

Tenacity paid off for one local golfer. On his second attempt, Brian Tennyson, 56, of Amelia Island has qualified for the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship, which will be held Aug.

Four Northeast Florida Area 5 counties and one central Florida county of Special Olympics Florida — Duval, Flagler, Orange, St.

Obituaries

Joyce Carvell Thornton, 60, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away July 28, 2018 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Morris “Maury” Chandler Shipper, a 10-year resident of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully Sunday, August 12, 2018, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Clyde Allen Benninghoff, 78, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Community Hospice & Palliative Care’s Warner Center for Caring in Fernandina Beach, Fla.

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