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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
WASHINGTON, D.C. – For nearly 60 years, the National Defense Authorization Act has enjoyed bipartisan support in Congress. This year, House Democrats have brought a partisan bill to the floor … 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
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
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
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
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
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 – 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
It was difficult not to get emotional while watching a replay of Arek Brock walking briskly toward his father as he arrived in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The moment was far more important than Ken … 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
As a member of this community for the last 34 years I have watched our lake levels rise and fall. Although most of this has been attributed to drought cycles by many, I want to reemphasize the … more
More than 100 laws went into effect Monday, and one of them impacts Florida fans of vaping. Starting July 1, a law went into effect that carries out the will of voters who voted in November to end … 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
This Week in history [Photo gallery]
5 years ago, 2013After deliberating six hours, a four-man, two-woman jury convicted a Jacksonville man of two counts of second-degree murder. Cornelius Walston, 30, of Jacksonville, had been on trial … more
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a bill passed earlier this year that requires local governments to work with the feds to enforce immigration laws. The legislation began as an anti-“sanctuary … more
Clay’s Board of County Commissioners voted last week to join a growing lawsuit against drugmakers who’ve recklessly flooded the marketplace with opioids to create the worst man-made epidemic 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
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
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
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