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Pilot dies in plane crash

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The 74-year-old pilot of a single-engine airplane died in a crash in Hilliard Monday, according to a news release sent Monday night from the Florida Highway Patrol. The man, who was not named by the FHP, was from Palm Coast and was the only occupant of the aircraft. The release said his next of kin had not yet been notified.

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.

More plans made for city waterfront

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Plans to develop the Amelia River waterfront in Fernandina Beach have come and gone for years. Earlier this year, the Fernandina Beach City Commission said that project is its number-one priority and engaged Passero Associates to develop a plan to make the waterfront resilient against flooding and Marquis Latimer + Holbeck to design a park for the area.

Pope replaces Mullin as Nassau County manager

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Wednesday was the day for officially changing the guard in the Nassau County Manager’s Office as the Board of County Commissioners officially approved a contract hiring Assistant County Manager Taco Pope to replace Michael Mullin, who had been serving the dual roles of county attorney and county manager. Pope’s contract, which became effective Wednesday, is for three years at an annual salary of $166,502.