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KPD investigating homicide

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Kingsland police are investigating a homicide this week after a man was shot to death early Tuesday morning. No arrests have been made. Officers responded to a call about gunshots around 12:20 a.m. and found Ernest Zachary Ruffell, 34, in his house on Forest Ridge Drive in Kingsland. He had been...

Farmer swears in

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Newly elected Nassau County Commissioner Klynt Farmer takes the oath of office, administered by Circuit Judge Steve Fahlgren Oct. 20. Dad Kenny Farmer proudly holds the Masonic Bible for his son. Thirty people gathered to watch and hear him speak about his eagerness to represent the county. The...

Bennett bucks the odds

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Junior bull rider Conner Bennett must stay on a bull for six seconds for a qualifying score.  For the past two months, the 13-year-old has participated in rodeos in Hilliard and Branford, learning the skills for the sport he loves.  “I’d like to go professionally,” Conner said....

Virus survivor battling

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Amanda Mangold never expected to become infected with COVID-19. She spent five weeks in the ICU before she was discharged Sept. 1.  The mother of three was also diagnosed with double pneumonia, a pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis.  “I was stunned,” Mangold said....

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...