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CCSO needs help finding man wanted for two Orange Park holdups

ORANGE PARK – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office needs help in identifying a man who robbed the Wells Fargo Bank at 400 Blanding Blvd. and The Home Depot at 1919 Wells Rd. Friday. For now, they …

County health officials looking into possible case of mumps

CLAY COUNTY – Health officials diagnosed a possible case of mumps recently in a child younger than 4. The child was vaccinated according to the Clay Department of Health. The area the child …

New school police department completes successful active shooter drill

ORANGE PARK – More than 300 participants from 15 agencies gathered in the Ridgeview High cafeteria for a reunification exercise on Monday, including the Clay County School District Police …

JAXUSA Partnership: Talent, skill level the new currency for Clay County

ORANGE PARK – Acquiring talent is a matter of improving quality of life and targeting specific industries. As Clay County grows at a fast pace, the public and private sectors need to be …

Fed-up community help drive out drug-infested townhouse

ORANGE PARK – For the first time in months, residents in the Brighton Village subdivision weren’t afraid to use their neighborhood pool last weekend. Like hibernating animals awakening from a …
In the Community
Memorial Day brought to you by lobbyists, political groups Summertime is here – well, almost. Memorial Day honored the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. But the holiday also marked the unofficial start to …
Here are some cool ways to avoid sweltering summer heat I don’t know much about global warming or climate change, but I do know this: It’s been hot. It was 101 degrees last Monday during Memorial Day Riverfest at Green Cove Springs, which helps …
This week in History 5/23/19 Five years ago, 2014The Big League Dream plan for a sports complex off Branon Road in Middleburg is killed after five years of negotiations.Town of Orange Park is told it needs to spend an additional …
Letter to the Editor 5/23/19 Dear Editor, I would like to express my thoughts on the Clay County Public Library system. Firstly, I should explain that I love to read and like to read current novels, and I belong to a book club. …
First step after high school graduation should be financial stability CLAY COUNTY – I can feel the excitement in the air this month as graduating seniors celebrate their achievements and prepare to go off to college, join the military, or begin working. My children …
Memorial Day: A time to reflect on the sacrifices of our soldiers For some, Memorial Day is a time to dust off the grill, squeeze into last year’s bathing suit and enjoy a day away from work. For others, it’s about watching fireworks, eating hot dogs or playing …
Letter to the editor: VPK provides free, important jumpstart for children headed to kindergarten Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten is a free educational program with outstanding benefits designed to prepare children for kindergarten.There are two available programs for 4- and 5-year-old children:First, …
Food Truck Fridays keep on rolling in Green Cove Springs

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The stage was under a tarp, weighed down by trash cans. While organizer Ed Gaw and his crew should have been preparing for another Food Truck Friday, he knew the overcast …

Lakeside Junior, Lake Asbury Junior, Ridgeview assigned new principals

CLAY COUNTY – Three Clay County schools will welcome new principals for the next school year. Moving from his current position as Vice Principal at Oakleaf High, Ivin Gunder will lead Lakeside …

Obituaries 6/6/19

Ira G. Kitts Ira G. Kitts, 91, passed away May 27, 2019. He was born June 20, 1927 in Bluefield, Virginia and resided in Middleburg, Florida for the past thirty-five years. He was the widower of Ruth …

Obituaries 5/30/19

Delbert Norvin Hupp Delbert Norvin Hupp was born in Hanover Township, Ohio on November 4, 1936. He passed away at home surrounded by his family on May 20, 2019. Leaving his wife of 42 years; Ann …

Obituaries 5/23/19

Dorothy K. Nodland Harmeling Dorothy K. Nodland Harmeling, 79, passed away on Friday May 17, 2019. Dorothy was born on January 25, 1940 in Springfield Gardens, NY. Dorothy gave guitar lessons while …

Welcome to INFINITI of Orange Park

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Welcome to INFINITI of Orange Park

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Sports
Rivers commits to U of Miami
OAKLEAF - With a backfield with the likes of Keshawn King at running back and Jordan Johnson at quarterback, the common denominator … Read More
Nadler makes Pies three-peat happen
JACKSONVILLE - United States Olympic marathon hopeful Enoch Nadler, a Keystone Heights High School 2004 graduate, showed off some of … Read More
Labas' LSU, Flowers' FSU battle in College World Series
BATON ROUGE - One was a freshman pitching sensation while the other is his team's most versatile player; outfielder, slugger, … Read More
Throwback Thursday
One of the most versatile athletes in Clay County, Fleming Island High's Aubrey Burke leaves a legacy of accomplishments dating back … Read More
Sage earns family street cred with Half Ironman finish
FLEMING ISLAND - Fleming Island resident Larry Sage, owner of the Sage Group, a commercial real estate operation in Fleming Island, … Read More
Grafals inks hoops scholarship
FLEMING ISLAND - From the ashes of disaster in his home country Puerto Rico, Fleming Island High School basketball senior Gianfranco … Read More
The Clay County YMCA – For A Better Community

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The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Please visit the YMCA blog to stay up to date on their latest news!

Good Deeds, Memories and Briefs
School News 6/13/19
Clay High graduates 22 with health science certificationsGREEN COVE SPRINGS – Clay High School’s Health Science Program reported a … Read More
Here comes the Bridal Spectacular at Thrasher-Horne
ORANGE PARK – Weddings are complex affairs with several moving parts that requires months, and in some cases, years of planning.All … Read More
PACE Center for Girls celebrates graduation of 10
Ten girls who once were seemingly on paths to problematic lifestyles, received their diplomas – and a better direction for life – … Read More
Business Briefs 6/6/19
Property Appraiser employees earn professional designations CLAY COUNTY – Roger Suggs, CFA, AAS, CCF, Clay County Property … Read More
Early Clay settlers greeted by massive stands of 6,000-year-old bald cypresses
In the mid-1800s, massive stands of old growth bald cypress trees, also known as Florida’s Giant – were common along Black Creek … Read More
This week in history 6/6/19
Five years ago, 2014Orange Park’s first Kids Fest attracts more than 10,000 people at Town Hall.County Commissioners agree to outlaw … Read More
Crime News
Arrests & Bookings 6/13/19
(Name, age, location of arrest, charges). Key: FTA-Failure to Appear; DWLSR-Driving Without a License-Suspended or Revoked; … Read More
Police Briefs 6/13/19
Woman arrested for not paying for cab ride to vacant, vandalized homeORANGE PARK – A woman was arrested after she failed to pay for … Read More
Police briefs 6/6/19
A routine traffic stop on Wells Road resulted last Thursday, May 30, in the seizure of seven bags of marijuana weighing 21 pounds, … Read More
Arrests and bookings 6/6/19
(Name, age, location of arrest, charges). Key: FTA-Failure to Appear; DWLSR-Driving Without a License-Suspended or Revoked; … Read More
Police Briefs 5/30/19
Registered sex offender caught with child pornography MIDDLEBURG – A three-month investigation ended with child pornography … Read More
Arrests & Bookings 5/30/19
(Name, age, location of arrest, charges). Key: FTA-Failure to Appear; DWLSR-Driving Without a License-Suspended or Revoked; … Read More
Community Calendar 6/6/19

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets June 13 at 10 a.m. at the Clay County Administration Building’s Zoning Department conference room, third floor at 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. CLAY …

Clay County Memorial Day weekend activities

Thursday, May 23Clay Chamber Military Appreciation Lunch will be at the Thrasher-Horne Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Keynote speaker will be Rear Admiral Gary Mayes, USN, Commander, Navy …

Community Calendar 5/16/19

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets May 16 at 10 a.m. at the Zoning Department Conference Room, third floor at the County Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. AMVETS …

Community Calendar 5/9/19

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL GRANT WORKSHOP: May 9 at 5 p.m. at the Clay County Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Fourth Floor, Green Cove Springs. Workshop will help applicants work through …

Calendar 5/2/19

SONS DINNER AMVETS POST 86: Chicken Divan, casserole over rice, salad and dessert for $8 on May 3 at 6:30 a.m. at Amvets Post 86, 6685 Brooklyn Bay Rd., Keystone Heights.SONS HORSESHOE CHALLENGE: May …