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The COVID-19 numbers for Nassau County

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Friday, Sept. 18: There have been 12 more deaths in the past 10 days in Nassau County that are officially related to COVID-19, according to Florida Department of Health information posted on Facebook by Nassau County Emergency Management.

OHPA blasts city of Fernandina Beach

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Ocean Highway and Port Authority commissioners were nothing less than enraged at a letter sent by the city of Fernandina Beach requesting a house on port property holding the offices of U.S. Customs be preserved, and saying that state Sen. Aaron Bean and state Rep. Cord Byrd have been asked to sponsor legislation in the next session that would change the port’s charter – changes meant to ensure the port adheres to the city’s Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code.

Amelia Community Theatre stays strong

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The Amelia Community Theatre is a staple for art and entertainment here in Fernandina Beach. Chartered in 1981 as a nonprofit organization to be operated as a community benefit, for 39 years that’s exactly what it has done. Since neither the high school nor the middle school has a theater program, ACT has been one of the community’s only outlets for theater in Fernandina Beach. Having been a part of a few productions myself, I was able to meet so many incredible people involved with the organization and I realized that the people involved weren’t just part of a community, but were part of a family. The head of that family is its executive director, Tener Wade.

New grocery store planned for Sadler Square Shopping Plaza

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Jacksonville-based Sleiman Enterprises Inc. has presented a preliminary plan to the city of Fernandina Beach for a new grocery store – possibly a Publix GreenWise Market – for its Sadler Square Shopping Plaza in the 2100 block of Sadler Road. The proposed store would displace two existing tenants, Ms. Carolyn’s restaurant and a UF Health Family Medicine clinic.

Durham gives NCSB update on coronavirus

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The assistant superintendent for the Nassau County School District said Thursday that he is not aware of any cases of students giving the coronavirus to other students at school since brick and mor

Auditorium named for Bean

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Community activist, business owner and dance teacher Joan Bean, who died April 22, has been permanently and officially honored by the city she dearly loved.

Feedback on latest waterfront plan begins

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At a Zoom meeting held to receive public feedback about the latest plans to develop the city’s Amelia River waterfront, residents said they want to maintain the blue-collar nature and history of th