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Clay County residents, Last week, our teachers and students embarked on a new "first day of school". However, this time, they are online and participating in distance learning. With Clay … more
Dear Editor, As the Director of Emergency Management in Clay County, I want to assure the public that we have a dedicated team of professionals in place to lead the COVID-19 response in our … more
We all have a lot of free time on our hands these days. We can’t go to a movie, a concert, the beach or the pool. Gas is cheap, but everything’s closed.I live alone and I’m getting … more
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The cancelation of the Clay County Fair has caused more hurt than just a missed-out week of concerts, rides, and fair food; for our youth raising livestock, it has been a … more
It’s been difficult to think about anything other than COVID-19 lately, but the passing of an old friend was the kind of distraction that turned my focus to fond memories, not the dreadful warnings … more
Former mayor supports Orange Park Plaza, Provision Impact Ventures projectEditor:My name is Jim Renninger and I speak to you from the perspective of a long-term resident who has lived in Orange Park … more
As an advocate, I try to be the optimist in the room, striving to reach solutions to problems by giving people confidence to make a positive difference. I must confess that these days, that role is … more
In the past week, I’ve talked with a lot of overworked grocery store clerks, desperate restaurant servers and teenagers in fast food drive-thrus who handle my plastic credit card like it’s a live … more
Federally-backed drive-through testing programs underway in Broward County and Jacksonville, being beta-tested in Miami, and soon to begin in Orange County sent Gov. Ron DeSantis to Miami’s Hard … more
Dear Clay County Residents: At Gordon Chevrolet, we value the health and safety of our guests and team members above all. It is important to us that we share with you the steps we are taking to … more
Much like going through the withdrawals of other addictions, many of us are learning to cope with the loss of live sports. I still get the shakes when I think about not being able to watch the NCAA … more
The outlines of the FY 20-21 budget are finalized, including the “sprinkle list”: a list of 170 local projects blessed by state funds by the Senate and 124 by the House. In the age of … more
Bill would require 911 operators to tell callers how to perform CPR To whom it may concern, Several years ago, my wife went into cardiac arrest. She was just 38. Fortunately, I was able to do … more
Few places on Earth have more at stake than Florida as the international cruise industry seeks to respond to both the spread of the new coronavirus and the fears that are preceding it. In Florida, … more
Residents: GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Recently, Secretary of State Laurel Lee received a letter voicing concern with 34 counties and the accuracy of their voter registration rolls. It claimed a … more
The country’s financial markets are in a tailspin and store shelves have been picked clean of cleaning wipes, surgical masks and hand sanitizer. While experts ask us to be calm, it’s not easy … more
ORANGE PARK – The lights weren’t been turned yet at the McDonald’s across the parking lot when the line started to form in a secluded cove behind the Pine Tree Plaza. A loud, thumping … more
Florida’s gasoline prices fell six cents a gallon last week and are likely to continue to fall amid concerns that the coronavirus will reduce global demand for petroleum products such as jet fuel … more
A new version of a proposal that would consolidate some of the state’s universities was heard in the House Appropriations Committee last Tuesday. Appropriations Chair Travis Cummings, a Clay … more
Do you know Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente or Bill Weld? Would you vote for Joe Walsh, even if he doesn’t play the guitar solo from “Hotel California?” Of course not. All three are … more
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