Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Around the Region

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Around the Region

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Do you have something to share about your community outside Jacksonville? Send news-related tips to Scott Butler at scott.butler@jacksonville.com or (904) 359-4566.

1 NASSAU COUNTY

PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY DRIVE NETS LOTS FOR NEEDY

The annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Food Drive by the Girl Scouts of Nassau County and Nassau County Volunteer Center Oct. 15 collected about 600 pounds from food bins in schools, churches, banks and businesses.

2 ORANGE PARK

BLOOD DRIVE

Emeritus at Orange Park is hosting a blood drive 2-4 p.m. Tuesday at the senior living community, 1248 Kingsley Ave., to help the Florida Georgia Blood Alliance replenish its supply.

3 CLAY

SCHOOL BOARD TO CONSIDER SETTLING INJURY CLAIMS

The School Board will consider settling unrelated personal injury claims against the district when it meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The first proposed settlement totals $9,500 for medical expenses for an Oakleaf High School student who sustained a broken arm when a coach fell on the student while trying to stop the youth from spraying water. The second totals $15,000 for medical expenses of a driver injured when her car was struck by a school bus.

4 FLEMING ISLAND

ROTARY COMES THROUGH FOR DENTAL CLINIC

The Rotary Club of Fleming Island aided by 40 sponsors recently raised $13,582 for the Clay County Dental Clinic, which will use the money to purchase root canal equipment and other needed supplies. Volunteer dentists Doug Reed, Julie Bailey and Curt Standish are all Rotarians.

5 FERNANDINA BEACH

LIBRARY VOTES ON TAP

The Fernandina Beach City Commission's 6 p.m. meeting Tuesday at 20 Ash St. includes four items related to the expansion and renovation of the city library branch at 25 N. Fourth St. The items include approving an agreement to accept the Friends of the Library's $400,000 contribution to the project, the construction agreement with the builder and a new lease agreement. …

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