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ORANGE PARK – The Black Creek Trail, which currently extends south to Orange Park may be extended NAX Jax. The trail today runs from Black Creek bridge on U.S. Highway 17 through Fleming Island … more
ORANGE PARK – In an age of increasing digital entertainment, video games, social media and mobile streaming of television and movies, classic pastimes such as bowling are going extinct. Or are … more
FLEMING ISLAND – Multiple New York Yankee figurines sit atop an overhead shelf, only about a foot from an autographed red, white and black Jacksonville Sharks football. In a tucked away corner of … more
CLAY COUNTY – The county is hiring. According to the Clay County Economic Development Corporation, there are more than 200 job openings in the area, marking some of the lowest local unemployment … more
MIDDLEBURG – Families lined up at the American Legion 250 last week for free groceries like bread, fruit and other necessities like soap. Farm Share is a nonprofit organization that serves 11 … more
CLAY COUNTY – Graduation rates from the 2018-2019 school year were the highest in the district's history. Graduation rates have been on the rise for years. Last year’s class, however, set a … more
CLAY COUNTY – The new year brings resolutions and changes to people’s lives, including state and local laws. Several new laws went into effect on Jan. 1, including a raise in civil limits for … more
ORANGE PARK – The waterfront property that someday will be the town’s first public access to the St. Johns River will be called Rob Bradley Conservation Park at Nelson Point. Town and county … more
JACKSONVILLE – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Florida Roofing Experts Inc. – a Jacksonville, Florida, roofing contractor owned by … more
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Charred bones found shortly after Green Cove Springs Police Department officer Phil Duval arrived at a vacant burning house at 404 Harrison St. on Dec. 10, 1989, were finally … more
ORANGE PARK – Middleburg’s Rideout Elementary’s ROE-Botics team was one of four teams from the FIRST LEGO League of Northeast Florida to advance to next month’s regional competition in … more
ORANGE PARK – The waterfront property that someday will be the town’s first public access to the St. Johns River will be called Rob Bradley Conservation Park at Nelson Point. Town … more
ORANGE PARK – A 33-year-old Middleburg man was charged with driving under the influence Wednesday night after he plowed his pickup truck through the showroom of Old Time Pottery at 380 Blanding … more
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – For the third year in a row, Clay Electric Foundation awarded the Magnolia Point Women’s Club a grant to fund Maggie’s Meals. MPWC has received $15,000 that will feed … more
JACKSONVILLE – Bruce W. Ford was installed to the position of Potentate (Chairman of the Board) of Morocco Shriners’ 132nd year in Jacksonville following annual elections held in December. His … more
ORANGE PARK – The town’s farmer’s market has been a staple on Sundays since 2012, and 2020 already is on track to becoming be the best year yet for the local marketplace of produce and … more
ORANGE PARK – A family of four wasn’t home when a gutter contractor ran his pickup through their Orange Park duplex Monday afternoon. The truck driver was distracted and hit the gas pedal … more
Employees at Orange Park Medical Center were invited to sign the final steel beam Tuesday before it’s added to the five-story, $126 million expansion. Construction teams and hospital … more
CAMP BLANDING – Clay County is full of history. It’s home to southern rockers like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet and 38 Special, artists like Augusta Savage and one of the most haunted buildings … more
82 years ago, 1836 Florida was a territory of the United States. The area at the prongs of Black Creek was known as Gary’s Ferry and the Second Seminole War was raging. That January, sixteen … more
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