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ORANGE PARK – College officials at St. Johns River State College have announced the majority of its fall classes will be held in a variety of online formats. The decision comes after much … more
ORANGE PARK – An 8-year-old YMCA camper won third place in a unique invention competition with more than 100 participants. It was the YMCA’s sixth annual Thingamajig Invention competition at … more
FLEMING ISLAND – Military families in Clay County with school-aged children will have one less thing to worry about as their young ones return to organized learning later this month. Between … more
LAKE ASBURY – Taylor Thigpen, 14, is Clay County’s succulent plant king. When school let out early this year for COVID-19 on March 13, thousands of students prepared for an extended vacation. … more
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Annie Sheldon’s job changed the moment she was appointed the new UF/IFAS County Extension Director. Field trips and summer camps were replaced by virtual classes as … more
CLAY COUNTY – School will reopen on Aug. 25 and things are going to be a little different. Students throughout the county haven’t been in school since early March after brick and mortar … more
GREEN COVE SPRINGS –Clay County ranks eighth in the State of Florida with a 2020 Census self-response rate of 65.7%, compared to the rest of Florida at 59.9, and the nation at 62.8%. In Clay … more
It was 96 degrees when the Curt Towne Band started its free show at the Doctors Lake Marina on Saturday, Aug. 1, but it did little to dampen the festive mood. Towne’s band was set up on a floating … more
ORANGE PARK – The town council approved a strategic plan and vision that will shape the town’s direction 20 years into the future. A months-long visioning process came to a successful … more
CLAY COUNTY – Dr. John (Jack) Bullock has been around Dr. C.M. Harris, and the Clay Eye Optometry practice for pretty much as long as he can remember. He is now the newest ophthalmologist at Clay … more
CLAY COUNTY – Southeastern Grocers, Inc., parent company and home of Winn-Dixie grocery stores, announces its continued partnership with the American Heart Association in the fight against heart … more
NAVAL AIR STATION JACKSONVILLE – The Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74 “Swamp Foxes” will return home to Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Friday, Aug. 7, after a seven-month … more
The Garden Club of Orange Park wants to remind residents of the benefits of the Black Swallowtail butterfly Who would have thought that a butterfly would be considered a pest! The Eastern Black … more
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Recyclable materials are piling up in Clay County. The county announced July 20 it temporarily would be suspending curbside recycling collection. The good news is, the … more
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – With the addition of free Wi-Fi at Spring Park, Green Cove Springs is quickly becoming a smart city. “It’s a situation where we want to provide citizens free Wi-Fi … more
Robert Peek grew up in Orange Park and spent 18 years gathering quotations from Socrates to Virgil to Anne Frank to Yoda with one single purpose: to provide a roadmap for his daughter’s life.As … more
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Recyclable materials are piling up in Clay County. The county announced July 20 it temporarily would be suspending curbside recycling collection. The good news is, the … more
ORANGE PARK – The Pace Center for Girls will soon get a new center on College Drive following last week’s groundbreaking. Months of work culminated with a ceremony of 50 people marking the … more
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Tax Collector Jimmy Weeks will see his decades-long tenure with the county come to a close later this year and he wouldn’t have done it any other way. Weeks has lived in … more
ORANGE PARK – The Clothes Closet and Food Pantry of Orange Park is hard at work to help to provide for those in need, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has worsened to force more … more
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