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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...

BCS raises $7,900 for Wreaths Across America

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The Blank Check Society of America, Nassau County Chapter, raised $7,900 for Wreaths Across America.  The BCS recently held its Fifth Annual Pork Butt Cook-Off and Blood Drive. Also taking place on this day was the annual wine, liquor and art auction and Wreaths Across America basket raffle...

Virus watch: Camden back in red zone on national report

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After lower case numbers throughout October, Camden County is back in the red zone on the weekly White House Coronavirus Task Force report, which is the highest level of community transmission.  Camden has also been a county of emerging interest since at least Nov. 7, according to state data. ...

Council terms begin

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Two elected officials were sworn in as another announced plans to step down Monday night.  Councilman Ken Bass and Councilwoman Jacquelyn Fleming took the oath of office during the Callahan Town Council meeting. Councilman David Mellecker, who was scheduled to begin a new term, was absent....

COA renovations begin

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The Nassau County Council on Aging broke ground in preparation for improvements to its senior center in Hilliard Monday morning.  NCCOA Board Chairman Geoff Clear announced that $600,000 in a state funds were awarded with an additional $69,000 raised in local donations. The local donations...

Librarians, community rally to send cards to seniors

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The Camden County librarians were determined to see their idea through, even when it looked like they’d be writing card after card themselves. With senior facilities closed to visitors for months, the librarians wanted to spread some holiday cheer and send a card to let seniors know they’re not...

Pleasant church members aid neighbors

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Greater Mt. Pleasant Church hosts a Barnabas food distribution event Nov. 21. The church hosts the drive-thru food distribution the third Saturday of every month, 9-11 a.m. The next event is Dec. 19 at 45031 Historical Lane, Callahan. Those who attend receive a three-day supply of food for their...

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...