News Stories

In closing Wednesday’s Nassau County Board of County Commissioners session, County Manager and Attorney Mike Mullin sought to clarify the work that commissioners do in preparing for every meeting,

The text messages range from exchanges about Rayonier Inc. and its subsidiary to comments about social media posts and other county representatives.

Construction has been halted, at least temporarily, at the Amelia Bluff development off Citrona Drive in Fernandina Beach.

Sports

The Nassau Pride took a big step Tuesday as the new American Basketball Association team signed its first player — Jon Hart, 24, a seven-foot center out of Casa Grande, Ariz.

The host Yulee High School softball team took on Hilliard Thursday in a preseason tournament. Hilliard won 1-0. The YHS Lady Hornets beat Bishop Kenny in the nightcap.

Junior Lillie Young and senior Gracie Hardwick represented Yulee High School at the Class 1A girls weightlifting state championships in Panama City Beach, a first for YHS.

Obituaries

Dennis M. Matheson Sr., 76, of Yulee, Fla., passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 at his home.

Born in Superior, Wisc., he was a son of the late Melford and Virginia Matheson.

Debra Marie Smith, 55, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away February 15, 2019 at her home after a lengthy illness.

Thomas Julius Stewart, 74, of Yulee, Fla., passed away Monday, February 18, 2019 at UF Health in Jacksonville, Fla.

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