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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
There are more than 1,150 school children who are homeless in Clay County. Nearly one in six county residents don’t have health insurance. Thousands will go hungry tonight. Let all that … 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
TALLAHASSEE – The House has voted to allow law enforcement to pull over drivers for texting while driving. Lawmakers approved the measure (HB 107) on a 104-9 vote during floor session last … more
GREEN COVER SPRINGS – April is National Volunteer Month, a time to recognize those individuals who give their time, effort, and resources to help community organizations achieve their mission. … more
Although I’ve been to thousands of games, very few sporting events have created lasting memories for me. But there are a treasured few, like: • Covering the Saints’ first game back in New … more
Five years ago, 2014Jacksonville Area Legal Aid sets up an office at the Clay County Courthouse to help defendants get free legal help.After splitting with the Clay County Chamber of Commerce, county … more
Insurance companies are actively creating barriers to mental health, and the Florida State Insurance Commission is turning a blind eye. The majority of licensed mental health workers are either in … more
It’s a longstanding tradition – and it’s the law. In Florida, local governments must inform residents about upcoming issues directly affecting their lives – their … more
A bill allowing Florida drivers to be pulled over for texting while driving emerged from its final committee after the House State Affairs Committee approved the measure. Currently, texting while … more
April is Water Conservation Month in FloridaApril is Water Conservation Month in Florida, an observance intended to heighten public awareness about the variety of ways we all can reduce our water use … more
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Finding the Clay Today booth at the Clay County Agriculture Fair is as easy as following your nose. One of the pleasures of the fair is the overwhelming temptation to eat. … more
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