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First Lady Casey DeSantis and a variety of state and local leaders were at UF Health in Jacksonville last Monday to discuss the opioid crisis and to herald new mechanisms for response. DeSantis … more
Data on climate change and global warming, words reportedly barred from use during Rick Scott’s tenure as governor, will inform recommendations from the Blue-Green Algae Task … more
Many Jacksonville Jaguars fans were relieved when temperamental cornerback Jalen Ramsey showed up for practice on Wednesday. Warrick Dunn also showed up for work, and he did it without any … more
The University of Central Florida is set to receive another $1 million federal grant to support its UCF RESTORES research center and treatment clinic aiding active-duty service members and military … more
A state House member wants to increase the legal age for vaping and smoking tobacco from 18 to 21 in Florida. “As a mother of five myself, with children in both middle school and high school, … more
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – Ken Brock is still walking. The U.S. Army veteran who found solace from his post-traumatic stress by walking from Amvets Post 86 to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to create awareness … more
Muntrella Woodard is desperate. She can only communicate with her sister through occasional text messages. Even with that, she already can sense the futility in her sister’s cryptic … more
Jimmy Buffett was right. It’s hard to reason with hurricane season. Amid all the angst and frustration Hurricane Dorian created, we got lucky when the massive storm decided to make a hard-right … more
Every morning, as I prepare for my workday, I enjoy a bowl of cereal and watch the local news, followed by the beginning of the national news morning shows. Recently, I’ve been dismayed by the … more
Andrew Luck retired in Indianapolis. Lamar Miller is out at Houston with a torn ACL. And the Tennessee Titans are, well, the Tennessee Titans. For the Jacksonville Jaguars, who spent $88 million … more
Five years ago, 2014 The Clay County School Board approved a second charter school, Clay Charter Academy, in Middleburg.BCC considers building a sports complex of Old Jennings Road with some of the … more
State Rep. Michael Gottlieb is pushing legislation for the upcoming 2020 Legislative Session that would mandate panic alarms in public schools. The measure (HB 23) is dubbed “Alyssa’s Law” … more
MIDDLEBURG – Sheriff Darryl Daniels promised to tone down his rhetoric ahead of Tuesday night’s Town Hall meeting at the Centerpoint Baptist Church. And while he kept his cool explaining the … more
JACKSONVILLE – The Florida Chamber kicked off its two-day “Military, Defense and Veterans” summit on Tuesday. Chamber President Mark Wilson addressed the “State of Play: Preparing for … more
Five years ago, 2014Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Mark Borello will decide if the Clay County School Board will get an injunction against the Board of County Commissioners’ decision to … more
We had an interesting discussion last week in the lobby of our office. Another frog-strangling thunderstorm kept us from going home, so we waited for a break from the thunderclaps and joked about the … more
I recently bought a golf shirt. At $9.99, I thought it was a great buy. Three weeks later, I feel like I’m still paying for it. I used by debit card to pay for the shirt and a toy for my … more
Has anyone else tried working outside in the garden recently? These days of August are some of the most miserable times to try to keep up with mowing the grass, pulling weeds, and almost any garden … more
Democratic state Sen. Linda Stewart vowed last Monday to again push for a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, expressing that she’s feeling unleashed this year by Senate President … more
This morning (Monday) the Florida Greyhound Association announced that one of its members filed suit seeking financial compensation after the passage of a Constitutional Amendment to phase out … more
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