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For a second straight Legislative session, a Clay County Republican will be key to the budget process. Just as Sen. Rob Bradley(R-Fleming Island) chaired Senate Appropriations in 2018, chairing … more
Last year, I wrote a column about how Thanksgiving is one of the worst holidays. Today, I’m here to report to you that my feelings have changed. Today, I write to tell you that Thanksgiving is … more
What group of Floridians contribute the greatest share of income to taxes? Not the wealthy, according to new study Florida ranks 48th in the nation for tax fairness, according to a recent … more
For leaders of the Christian Coalition of America, the letting ex-felons vote seemed a no-brainer. “Redemption and second chances are really at the heart of the Christian faith,” said … more
5 years ago, 2013 The Clay County School Board held a special called meeting to discuss the “Dare to Think” conference planned by Superintendent Charlie Van Zant Jr. and would feature … 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
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
When I got into the senior project/internship class at UNF, the professor supervising my progress put up some articles and words of advise on how to begin our journey as an intern. One of the … 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
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
Reported crimes and arrests are down and Florida has held fewer people behind bars in recent years, but forecasters working for the state aren’t expecting prison populations to continue to … more
He was tall and stoic, I stood by in awed silence and watched the somber moment as President George Herbert Walker Bush laid a wreath in remembrance of the 39 Federal Law Enforcement Training Center … more
There has been a great deal of discussion lately about the Clay County Council on Aging and Clay Transit, most of which has come from those that are minimally involved in the organization. I feel … more
5 years ago, 2013Orange Park Town Council passed an ordinance prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes to minors by requiring shops to place the products behind the checkout counter and prohibited them … more
The polls said this Florida election was supposed to be the Democrats’ night. Andrew Gillum was going to be the next Governor and that Bill Nelson would be headed back to the U.S. Senate for a … more
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