Marc Hudson, land protection director for the North Florida Land Trust, gave an overview of what Nassau County commissioners could expect in the county’s long-awaited “Conservation Land Acquisition” plan, now nearing completion. PAMELA BUSHNELL/NEWS-LEADER

What part of a county bond should go to Fernandina?

The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners has unanimously declined a request by the city of Fernandina Beach to modify a countywide bond initiative for acquisition of conservation lands slated for the November ballot. The city wanted the…

$100k donated to city for land conservation


A family wishing to remain anonymous jumpstarted the city of Fernandina Beach’s Land Conservation Trust Fund this week with a donation of $100,000 and a pledge to donate up to another $100,000 to m

Mizell awaits sentencing


Layton Todd Mizell awaits sentencing for the 2018 vehicular death of Patricia Trantham, known to many as “The Leather Lady.” The sentencing should be in late March, Florida Highway Patrol spokesman

Thiokol scars remain 49 years later

  The 30 people who died in the Thiokol explosion and those who worked alongside them were already making history well before that fateful day on Feb. 3, 1971.  That history was retold this week as more than 150 people gathered at the Camden Community Recreation Center in Kingsland...

WNHS celebrates victories


West Nassau High School’s varsity cheerleaders are Florida’s first cheerleading team to win state, national and world championships in two consecutive years.