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Back to school with COVID: It's up to DPH to notify, track cases

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By the first day of school on Tuesday, rumor had it that a teacher had already tested positive for COVID-19 and may have exposed other staff who had contact with students. Camden County Schools won't say whether that’s true or not — and neither can the health department. Leading up to schools...

Johnson leads CES as Faircloth retires

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With several leadership changes at local schools this year, the Record will introduce new principals weekly as they prepare for a new academic year.    Callahan Elementary School Principal Sabrina Faircloth said farewell to her Little Warriors after kindergarten registration and...

Judge releases Perry from prison

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    A week ago today, Dennis Perry walked out of prison, a free man for the first time in 20 years. Waiting on the other side were his wife, relatives, advocates and the boiled peanuts and sweet tea he’d requested for his first meal.     “The work that we face,...

Mask pop-up stores cater to Camden

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For the last few weekends, local shoppers have been able to pick up something new along with their groceries.  Mask makers have been popping up in Camden County parking lots and other public shopping areas, such as Winn-Dixie in Kingsland, to distribute an array of handmade cloth masks. They...

Reopening Nassau County Schools

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The Nassau County School Board reviewed the district Return-to-School Plan Thursday night. The document is copied and pasted below. It is also accessible by going to https://go.boarddocs.com/fl/nassau/Board.nsf/Public then clicking on Meetings > 2020 > July 23 > View Agenda >...

Summer workouts underway at local schools

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Summer workouts roll out in phases as school athletes condition while social distancing.  Hilliard Flashes Coach John Pate said the varsity football team began working out June 1. The middle school team began June 15. Workouts are optional and athletes are not penalized for not attending,...

Driver charged in 911 dispatcher's death

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A Florida man is facing a felony charge and several misdemeanors for a car accident in April that killed a Camden County 911 dispatcher on Interstate 95. Rachel Hodge, 26, died instantly when her car plowed into the back of a tractor trailer at 97 mph on her way home from work that morning. The...

Cases in Camden top 200

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Camden hit an unwelcome milestone this week, recording its 200th coronavirus case on Monday. The total confirmed case count now stands at 233 as of 3 p.m. Wednesday. This doesn’t mean that 233 people are currently infected because the total number includes every reported case since March. It...

Camden County reacts to positive cases, exposure concerns

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Two positive cases involving people who work at the Woodbine courthouse complex without masks have set off concerns that other staff members were exposed.  The Camden County Courthouse was closed on Friday, June 19, due to a positive case involving a state employee, but it reopened the...