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Work grants available

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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced May 21 that Florida was awarded $12 million in federal funding through the Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grant in response to COVID-19. This federal Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grant will provide disaster relief employment in the...

Georgia governor reopens businesses, testing expands

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As testing expands in the Coastal Health District and statewide, Gov. Brian Kemp issued an executive order Monday that allows gyms, massage therapists, tattoo artists, nail and hair salons and other businesses to reopen Friday. “By taking this measured action, we will get Georgians back to work...

St Marys gets windfall from Subaru

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Brand new vehicles will be rolling into St. Marys by the hundreds starting next month because of a leasing agreement between the city and Subaru Corporation of America.  Council approved leasing the city’s former airport site to the company for overflow parking over the next three months...

Depot park project begins

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Plans for Callahan’s Depot Park are moving forward.  The town’s public works employees recently installed water and sewer lines and filled in ditches near Dixie Avenue. The site is adjacent to the historic Callahan Train Depot.  The building’s $120,000 first phase will be...

ElderSource opens senior help line

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Seniors, disabled adults and their caregivers can get free, live help from trained customer service specialists and information about local programs and services through ElderSource’s HelpLine. The help line is available Mondays through Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 888-242-4464.  ...

Water and sewer line plan takes shape

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Callahan town officials prepare to set a timetable for future expansion along U.S. 301.  In January 2019, the Callahan Town Council authorized Mayor Marty Fontes to sign a contract with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to receive a $5 million grant. The project includes the...

Area businesses adapt to social distancing

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Business owners adapt to changes brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak.  Absher’s Garage owners Brittany and Mark Absher have seen a steady stream of auto repair customers in recent weeks.  “It’s picked up,” Brittany Absher said. “I think it’s because everyone’s at...

Finding the brighter side to life amid COVID-19

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With COVID-19 dominating the news, many Camden County residents are clinging to the bright spots in the world around them, trying to lighten the mood and connect with others.    Neighbors are helping neighbors. Families are cheering for teachers, medical workers and other public...

'Case count reflects a snapshot of the past'

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As coronavirus continues to spread, public health officials are asking residents to look beyond the numbers that show the confirmed cases in each community and focus more on preventing the spread of the virus. Camden had four cases as of the noon update on Wednesday but those numbers are based on...

Mitigation before expansion into western Nassau

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Western Nassau may soon experience additional building activity.   New housing developments are already underway or scheduled for Yulee and west of I-95. Tributary is a planned mixed-use development that will  deliver 3,200 dwellings, as well as office, commercial and recreational space...