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County reverses mandate on mask wearing

The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners has reversed its mandate on wearing masks inside county businesses when social distancing is not possible, and is instead “encouraging” the practice via a new executive order dated Thursday. Wearing a…

Camden makes final push on census

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Camden County officials are pushing for citizens to respond to the 2020 Census before counting ends at the end of this month, particularly in the Woodbine area where county responses are lowest.   Claire Feazel, who chairs the county’s Complete Count Committee, updated commissioners at...

Waiting to breathe freely

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Daniel Kicklighter just wants to breathe freely again.  The 34-year-old awaits his second double-lung transplant in Gainesville.  Born with cystic fibrosis, Kicklighter received two new lungs in 2015.  His body has since rejected the second set. He is in the process of...

FAA fast tracks EIS, will not seek comments

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The Federal Aviation Administration has decided that it will not seek additional public comments as the result of Spaceport Camden's amended launch site operator’s license application and will apparently fast track the licensing decision.   The agency is using federal executive orders...

FBHS golf teams kick off season with wins

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The Fernandina Beach High School golf teams are perfect on the season so far. The girls were 4-0 heading into Saturday’s invitational at Jacksonville Beach, and the boys’ record stands at 6-0.

Putters’ championship

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The 61st annual Professional Putters Association national championship runs through today at Putt-Putt at Main Beach, which also hosted the event in 2015.