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State champs - News Leader
The Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth 14U Allstars dominated the state tournament in Tallahassee, shutting out Mandarin 2-0 Thursday and Tallahassee 9-0 in a no-hitter Friday to earn a berth in the championship game. Rain delays pushed the title game to Sunday ...
A struggle to regulate signs on A1A - News Leader
Signs are like magic when it comes to selling cars. “If we’ve got an older car and we want it to go away, we put a sign on it,” said Paul Clark, owner of Paul Clark Ford in Yulee. “And whiz-bang, like wizardry. Gone.” Clark, who spoke to the ...
New law for mobile vending vehicle (that’s a food truck) - News Leader
Don’t call them food trucks. In Nassau County we’re calling them mobile food vending vehicles. “I know that sounds painful, “said Growth Management Director Peter King. “But I couldn’t just call it a food truck.” King said he had to cover a ...
Is this right time for a pay raise? - News Leader
A cost of living salary in-crease is terrific. Receiving a pay raise because your boss thinks you’re doing a great job is satisfying. Most of the 302 people who work for the Nassau County Commission are up for a 2.5 percent salary increase for fiscal ...
Carl L. Green - News Leader
Mr. Carl L. "Top Cat" Green, age 86, of Fernandina Beach, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, July 15, 2014 at the Warner Center for Caring at Baptist Medical Center - Nassau. A native and lifelong resident of Nassau County, he was the youngest and last ...
Bond revoked for accused teacher - News Leader
Bond has been revoked for a Fernandina Beach high school teacher accused of having sex with a student. Daniel Wright, 32, is back in Nassau County Jail and is being held without bond. Nassau County Circuit Court Judge Robert Foster revoked the bond Monday.
Hospice, hospital, Concours partner - News Leader
On any given day, 100 or so people who live in Nassau County receive end-of-life care from Community Hospice. Most of them are treated at home, some in assisted-living complexes, and others at rehabilitation facilities or nursing homes. Starting next week ...
Car auction on city golf course - News Leader
A proposal for a car auction event to be held at the city golf course the week of the 2015 Concours d’Elegance met with enthusiasm during a special presentation to commissioners Tuesday at City Hall. Representatives of Bonhams Inter-national Auctioneers ...
Nickel a day to aid nonprofits proposed - News Leader
In a discussion on city grants for local nonprofit groups Tuesday, Fernandina Beach Commissioner Pat Gass presented an innovative idea on how residents can get involved in helping out area charities. As is done every year, each commissioner was asked to ...
County needs firefighters - News Leader
The county’s fire chief says he can save $100,000 in overtime costs staffing a tanker truck around the clock by hiring three more firefighters. The rationale seemed easy to understand, as County Manager Ted Selby introduced the matter at the Monday board ...