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There is a direct link from the work of my namesake and relative Susan B. Anthony, who fought for a woman’s right to vote in the mid-1800s, and the modern-day suffragists urging us to pass … more
Every weekend large numbers of Floridians will drive by wrecked towns in the Panhandle to gamble in Biloxi, Mississippi’s casinos. I bet many in those towns would welcome casino income to … more
When Clay County voters head to the polls on Nov. 6, they may be faced with more questions than they may believe should ever be required to answer during an exercise originally designed to decide … more
5 years ago, 2013 A five-day sting investigation by Clay County Sheriff’s deputies and other partner law enforcement agencies netted the arrests of 17 men for sex-related charges.Claiming the … more
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference...” –Robert FrostOn October 26, 1963, we didn’t know it then but, … more
Florida remains divided on many political issues, but there seems to be strong bipartisan agreement about the issue of restoring voting rights for convicted felons, formally known as Amendment … more
Offshore drilling, fracking and vaping? All the practices draw out detractors, especially in Florida. But a poll by the Florida Chamber of Commerce shows it may be a close call whether voters will … more
Each week, I comb through the Clay Today archives to compile This Week In History. Not only is my research, in part, a trip down memory lane, as the cliché goes, it’s a solid look at local … more
Target and Walmart are heading to court to get an administrative law judge to give them what Gov. Rick Scott wouldn’t: The ability to sell whiskey and Wheaties in the same store. The … more
“I don’t want anybody staring down at me lying in a coffin! Dust to dust ashes to ashes, that’s my philosophy. Send me flowers while I’m living I’ve always said. When my time comes I just … more
Erika Donalds, a Constitution Revision Commissioner and sponsor of the now-defunct Amendment 8, was right when she recently wrote that the League of Women Voters of Florida “cheered the end” of … more
This week, Tallahassee ABC affiliate WTXL27 stopped by the office to chat on one of my favorite topics – social media posts, specifically video content. If I were to critique my own social media … more
While the majority of my writing at Clay Today is dedicated to Clay County issues and happenings, a portion of my writing never makes it to your Thursday paper. Instead, they are blasted to the … more
Gambling regulators on Sept. 4 warned racing greyhound owners and others that public tours of kennels at Florida greyhound tracks may violate state regulations. A representative of the industry … more
Protest is free speechI support free speech. It is the honor, the privilege of being an American.I support Colin Kaepernick, Nike and Peaceful Protests. In that same breath, I can also love our flag … more
If Florida voters wanted a contrast in the election for Governor, they have it. The differences between Andrew Gillum and Ron DeSantis in the November election couldn’t be dramatic – and it goes … more
Reader responds to ‘fake news’ column by SPJ leadersIn a recent Clay Today editorial, the press is not “fake” according to Michael Koretzky of The Society of Professional … more
If I know anything about writing columns, it’s that you start with a personal anecdote to prove a point or demonstrate knowledge. We’ll start five years ago as a freshman at the University … more
Reader concerned for both families in tragedyI mourn the line of duty death of CCSO Deputy Ben Zirbel and pray for comfort for his family. I also pray for comfort for the driver of the other vehicle … more
Many of the major newspapers and news organizations across the country are used Thursday, August 16, 2018, to draw attention to a dangerous precedent President Trump has set in calling the news media … more
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