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Marketing Florida

Richard Goldman, Chief Marketing Officer of the Amelia Island Plantation, will serve as chairman of the board for Visit Florida, the official marketing company for the state’s tourism industry. Goldman will chair the board for fiscal year 2008-09, which began…
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Risky Business

Two Nassau County entertainment venues were shut down after being raided.

What’s Good for the Goose is Good for the Governor

Fernandina Beach could have lost federal grant money if found in violation of the Florida’s Resign to Run law, which prohibits government employees from running for partisan political office if they are employed on programs financed with federal loans or…
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Beach Access for Thousands, Could Be Lost to a Few

53 beachfront properties located in the county near Peter’s Point want to be annexed into the city limits to restrict beach driving and further reduce beach access to all other residents and visitors.

Quick Fix Bouillabaisse

If you live on an island where seafood is a main staple in everyone’s freezer and weekly new catches create the need to keep a certain turn around frequency, a Bouillabaisse may be a great way to clean out the…
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County Feeling Rising Fuel Costs

Rising fuel costs have caused the Nassau County Commission to restrict county employees from taking home county vehicles. Nearly 40 employees currently take their cars home. Only employees who average at least 32 after-hour service calls in a year will…
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Feeding the Hungry

An 11-year-old from South Florida, Jack Davis, brought about the Florida Restaurant Lending a Helping Hand Act after learning that restaurants throw leftover food away rather than donate it because of liability concerns. Now our own, Ritz-Carlton,

EMMA LOVE HARDEE WINS $10,000

GOVERNOR CRIST SIGNS BILL TO REQUIRE PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES K-5 Governor Charlie Crist signed legislation requiring that elementary students at public schools receive an average of 30 minutes physical education each day. The goal is to encourage…
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Rehabilitating Pete

The Fernandina Pirates Club coordinated the restoration and unveiling of the wooden sculpture of a pirate, Peg Leg Pete.

Discovery lifts off for space station

CAPE CANAVERAL Shuttle Discovery and seven astronauts blasted out of the Kennedy Space Center today on a mission to deliver the last of the major science laboratories to the International Space Station. Japan’s Kibo science complex, the largest piece of…
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