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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...

Hilliard grads earn half million in college aid

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Hilliard graduates enter higher education with substantial savings, as the class garnered nearly $500,000 in scholarships.  Jonathan Donley earned a four-year scholarship to Stetson University valued at $127,364.  Jacob Crews will attend the University of North Florida on an athletic...

State releases guidelines for schools to follow when reopening

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The Georgia Department of Education released guidelines Monday to help local districts begin thinking about how to safely re-open schools later this year. A state committee will also be working to provide resources for districts to use in planning and implementing the changes. “The guidelines...

North end, base lags in census responses

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With some areas of Camden falling behind state and national self-response rates for the 2020 Census, local committee members are looking for ways to reach citizens and helping them participate. As of June 3, online census data shows only about 30% of Woodbine residents have responded to the...

Farewell, Faircloth

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Students and parents parade through the bus loop at Callahan Elementary School Friday morning during the Fairwell Faircloth parade. Principal Sabrina Faircloth, wearing the red boa, is retiring. Current Assistant Principal Melissa Johnson will serve as principal for the 2020-21 school year. 

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...