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Hazardous cargo — by rail, road and river - News Leader
Every four minutes a truck carrying hazardous materials travels I-95 through Nassau County. Officials counted. The Local Emergency Planning Council (LEPC), which keeps an eye on hazardous substances for seven counties in Northeast Florida and helps plan ...
National champ - News Leader
Tommy Adkins, a native of Fernandina Beach and son of Willie Adkins, captured his first national title July 26. He won the U.S. Title Series 500cc Hydro National Championship in DePue, Ill. Racing for more than 20 years, Adkins beat seven other hydroplane ...
Bartley family faults report - News Leader
Ray Bartley Jr. said Tuesday he was surprised at the ruling this week by the State Attorney’s Office that a Nassau County deputy was justified in shooting his younger brother in February. Anthony Bartley, 21, of Fernandina Beach was shot Feb. 10 in the ...
Traffic jams delayed - News Leader
The traffic jams that plagued motorists on A1A trying to get onto Amelia Island on Wednesday may return as utilities crews continue work next Wednesday and Thursday. The work was rescheduled, though, to enable Labor Day weekend visitors to avoid disruption.
Public: FPU rates too high, put utilities underground - News Leader
A public hearing on electric rate increases by Florida Public Utilities attracted a good number of residents, but those who spoke up mostly urged FPU to put electrical utilities underground. Members of the Florida Public Service Commission, which regulates ...
Hornets host Pirates in opener Friday - News Leader
It's time again for Friday night lights and both the Yulee Hornets and Fernandina Beach Pirates were in action last week in preseason Kickoff Classics. Yulee High School's football team hosted the First Coast Buccaneers. The FBHS Pirates traveled to Lee.
‘Justifiable use of deadly force’ by deputy - News Leader
A Nassau County deputy “was justified in the use of deadly force” when he shot and killed an unarmed man in the North Hampton subdivision in Yulee in February, the State Attorney’s Office has ruled. Deputy Wilfred “Bill” Quick, a 10-year veteran ...
Kelley, Spicer victors - News Leader
Nassau County Commissioner Barry Holloway apparently lost his reelection bid Tuesday for a third term. County Commissioner Steve Kelley won the Republican primary election and will face write-in candidate Eugene Alley in the Nov. 4 election. Holloway was ...
Election results official Monday - News Leader
Official election results are expected to be certified Monday showing that George Spicer ousted Nassau County Commissioner Barry Hollo-way in Tuesday’s election. Unofficial results showed Spicer winning the District 4 race by 179 votes. Spicer captured ...
'Justifiable homicide' when deputy shot man - News Leader
A Nassau County deputy "was justified in the use of deadly force" when he shot and killed an unarmed man in North Hampton in February, the State Attorney's Office has ruled. Deputy Wilfred "Bill" Quick, a 10-year veteran with NCSO, shot Anthony Jamal ...