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Barnabas helps local residents

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Callahan resident Jodie and her husband adopted 10 children, ages 5-13, from two families to keep the siblings together. They had been fostering and made the long-term commitment to these children in need. Then, the Coronavirus pandemic drastically changed the course of their lives. Jodie was...

Man faces federal indictment in death at jail

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An inmate in the Camden County jail has been indicted on a federal charge in the death of a fellow inmate in the jail in May. A federal grand jury indicted Joshua Swing, 35, of Woodbine for distribution of a controlled substance resulting in a death, according to a press release from the U.S....

YMCA, rehab open at Wildlight

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UF Health Jacksonville and the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast cut the ribbon Oct. 2 on a new joint project in the heart of Wildlight in Nassau County, a combination rehabilitation facility and fitness center that will bring the latest innovations in healthy living to a rapidly growing part of...

Camden schools release COVID report

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In the second month of reporting, Camden County Schools’ COVID-19 numbers for students and employees who are quarantined or positive have decreased and remained steady throughout October. Throughout the month, there was an average of 21 students or staff in quarantine each week, with a high of...

KPD investigating homicide

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Kingsland police are investigating a homicide this week after a man was shot to death early Tuesday morning. No arrests have been made. Officers responded to a call about gunshots around 12:20 a.m. and found Ernest Zachary Ruffell, 34, in his house on Forest Ridge Drive in Kingsland. He had been...

Farmer swears in

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Newly elected Nassau County Commissioner Klynt Farmer takes the oath of office, administered by Circuit Judge Steve Fahlgren Oct. 20. Dad Kenny Farmer proudly holds the Masonic Bible for his son. Thirty people gathered to watch and hear him speak about his eagerness to represent the county. The...

Bennett bucks the odds

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Junior bull rider Conner Bennett must stay on a bull for six seconds for a qualifying score.  For the past two months, the 13-year-old has participated in rodeos in Hilliard and Branford, learning the skills for the sport he loves.  “I’d like to go professionally,” Conner said....

Virus survivor battling

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Amanda Mangold never expected to become infected with COVID-19. She spent five weeks in the ICU before she was discharged Sept. 1.  The mother of three was also diagnosed with double pneumonia, a pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis.  “I was stunned,” Mangold said....

Callahan native debuts new song

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Nashville-based singer-songwriter Amber DeLaCruz announces her debut single “Drunkest Night.” The new bluesy country single is scheduled to release Friday on all digital platforms. “This song is definitely different from other songs I’ve released in the past. I wanted to introduce more of...

Advance voting has robust start

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If early voting and absentee ballots are any indication, Camden County is on track to have a record-breaking election cycle.  In-person early voting locations opened in two locations on Tuesday and there were lines out of the door at both for most of the day.  “Kingsland saw 750...