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It’s the oldest trick in the political playbook. If you have to unveil a bad bill, do it at 5 on a Friday afternoon. For as long as there have been newspapers, politicians have used the end of … more
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN HELENA AND COUER d’ALENE – The road between Montana and Idaho is remote and rugged. It’s a dangerous stretch with no cell phone service and plenty of hungry bears waking up … more
FLEMING ISLAND – Ned Broyles was busy flying training missions with his Navy F4U Corsair squadron in Rockland, Maine, on June 5, 1944, for a possible top-secret mission. Little did he know, his … more
The head of a pro-greyhound racing group now says supporters will file suit in federal court next month to “overturn” the constitutional amendment effectively banning dog racing in … more
CLAY COUNTY – Summer in Florida provides us with many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. From picnics to barbecues the warm summer weather also presents many opportunities … more
Summertime is here – well, almost. Memorial Day honored the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. But the holiday also marked the unofficial start to … more
I don’t know much about global warming or climate change, but I do know this: It’s been hot. It was 101 degrees last Monday during Memorial Day Riverfest at Green Cove Springs, which helps … more
Five years ago, 2014The Big League Dream plan for a sports complex off Branon Road in Middleburg is killed after five years of negotiations.Town of Orange Park is told it needs to spend an additional … more
Dear Editor, I would like to express my thoughts on the Clay County Public Library system. Firstly, I should explain that I love to read and like to read current novels, and I belong to a book club. … more
CLAY COUNTY – I can feel the excitement in the air this month as graduating seniors celebrate their achievements and prepare to go off to college, join the military, or begin working. My children … more
For some, Memorial Day is a time to dust off the grill, squeeze into last year’s bathing suit and enjoy a day away from work. For others, it’s about watching fireworks, eating hot dogs or playing … more
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten is a free educational program with outstanding benefits designed to prepare children for kindergarten.There are two available programs for 4- and 5-year-old children:First, … more
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – Ken Brock was 1,778 miles off his intended course from Florida to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on Mother’s Day. But he’s determined to complete his walk, even if it means … more
CLAY COUNTY – Raising a small, backyard chicken flock has gained interest in recent years as many small-farm owners, hobbyists and homeowners desire to produce their own high-quality food. … more
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The prevalence of adult obesity in Florida is at an all-time high with 29 percent of adults being obese. The obesity epidemic is due to a variety of factors which include … more
CLAY COUNTY – Can you believe the first “official” day of summer is just a month away? Based on current temperatures, I think it’s probably safe to predict that August will be a scorcher. But … more
As fans, we were disgusted when seven NFL referees missed a blatant and intentional pass interference, along with helmet-to-helmet contact at the end playoff game between the New Orleans Saint and … more
House and Senate Republicans support passing a ban on so-called sanctuary city policies, but differences between the chambers are stalling final passage of one of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ top legislative … more
CLAY COUNTY – Spending hours in the grocery store is the last thing any of us feel like doing after a long busy day. Taking the time to read nutrition labels, ingredients, and compare prices can … more
CLAY COUNTY – If you closed your eyes and let your imagination wander, you could still hear the steamboats chugging along the St. Johns River to drop off another load of visitors escaping the cold … more
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