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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...

Callahan native debuts new song

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Nashville-based singer-songwriter Amber DeLaCruz announces her debut single “Drunkest Night.” The new bluesy country single is scheduled to release Friday on all digital platforms. “This song is definitely different from other songs I’ve released in the past. I wanted to introduce more of...

Advance voting has robust start

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If early voting and absentee ballots are any indication, Camden County is on track to have a record-breaking election cycle.  In-person early voting locations opened in two locations on Tuesday and there were lines out of the door at both for most of the day.  “Kingsland saw 750...

Gaylor’s book wins award

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The annual 2020 Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Book Awards recognized “The Seventh Trail: Journey to the Well of Chayah” by MJ Gaylor in the category of Young Adult Fiction as a bronze medal winner. This prestigious award is open to books published between 2018 and...

Patriotic signs raise funds for AMVETS

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Patriotic signs are already popping up in western Nassau County.  AMVETS of Nassau County Post 2007 Commander Randy Zakrzewski launched the fundraising initiative last week.  For a $10 donation, residents can purchase a PVC “God bless America” yard sign that features a soldier in...

Woman arrested for pointing gun at assessor

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A St. Marys woman is facing three felony charges after a county assessor called 911 last week and said she pointed a gun at him, took his phone and told him to leave. She called 911, too, saying that there was a man in front of her house who wouldn’t leave. St. Marys police officers answered...

Camden makes final push on census

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Camden County officials are pushing for citizens to respond to the 2020 Census before counting ends at the end of this month, particularly in the Woodbine area where county responses are lowest.   Claire Feazel, who chairs the county’s Complete Count Committee, updated commissioners at...

Waiting to breathe freely

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Daniel Kicklighter just wants to breathe freely again.  The 34-year-old awaits his second double-lung transplant in Gainesville.  Born with cystic fibrosis, Kicklighter received two new lungs in 2015.  His body has since rejected the second set. He is in the process of...

FAA fast tracks EIS, will not seek comments

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The Federal Aviation Administration has decided that it will not seek additional public comments as the result of Spaceport Camden's amended launch site operator’s license application and will apparently fast track the licensing decision.   The agency is using federal executive orders...

Board restores historic school

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A century ago, Camden County had three Rosenwald schools. Today, there’s just one, the big red school house in the Kinlaw community. The one that Black families raised $909 to build. More contributions added $950, then philanthropist Julius Rosenwald chipped in the last $1,000. The Kinlaw...