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As it defends a slew of cases over medical marijuana, the state of Florida has spent close to $2 million on outside lawyers. Nearly all of that went to one firm. Records reviewed last week … more
Despite a Tallahassee judge declaring significant parts of the state’s medical marijuana law unconstitutional, the law’s chief architect on Aug. 7 said he was confident the law would be … 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
Reader tells everyone to votePlease be advised that the Primary Vote can be and, in many cases, is imperative as many elected positions are determined at this time. In other words, if any one or … 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
Voting in Florida is a right, not a privilege. And since life today doesn’t run at the same pace as it did back when Ozzie met Harriett (look it up, kids), the government should make it as easy … 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
It was a day of solidarity and unity and it sent a huge message to those in elected office in 2016. Hundreds of Clay County teachers crammed into the Teacher Training Center at Fleming Island High … 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
Former Clay County school superintendent questions Peterson’s candidacyThe article questioning Latanya Peterson’s campaign claims is extremely disturbing.As a former Superintendent of the … more
It was three years ago last month if my memory serves me right. One of our reporters at the time, Jesse Hollett, made a phone call to the Venice, Florida-based offices of Eric Robinson to inquire … more
Every effective faith leader in history was a teacher. Each led people who sought better lives for themselves and their communities. Each gave their followers responsibilities, and training to … more
5 years ago, 2013Torey Leonard Jenkins of Jacksonville received a 40-year sentence in state prison for the September 17, 2009 death of 16-month-old Destiny Patterson whom Jenkins had been babysitting … 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
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
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
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
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