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Peter Swanson is at it again. His columns seem to appear only when he sees an opportunity to divide the people of our city or degrade our city manager and council. Rather than gather facts as a … more
Despite having rarely travelled outside of Florida, I’m an unquestionably restless fellow with an insatiable wanderlust marked by a relentless forward inertia that has both plagued and possessed me … more
TALLAHASSEE – After a puppy was beaten to death in Volusia County earlier this year, the fight to give animal abusers harsher penalties is gaining momentum at the state Capitol. And if passed, … more
Most counties in Florida elect their Superintendent of Schools but about 1/3 have chosen to have their Superintendent appointed by their local School Board. Currently, the decision to have an elected … more
The winds have died and the mopping up has begun. Businesses are reopening as people head back to work while dealing, at least for now, with their new realities. I know people whose homes were … more
Years ago, while attending a conference on husband-wife relationships, the guest speaker described women as crock pots and men as microwaves when it comes to intimacy. (You’ll get that on the way … more
Doctors are becoming an endangered species. By 2030, the United States could be short 43,000 primary-care physicians. U.S. medical schools have acknowledged the problem, but they’re not doing … more
I just wanted to respond to the verbal attack on Peter Swanson concerning the food truck in Green Cove Springs article which was written by him. Wow, guess there is no doubt how this citizen feels … more
Regardless of whether you like or dislike former President Bill Clinton, it’s hard to disagree that when a current or former president visits your city, it’s an historic occasion. His entire … more
Do not be fooled, fellow Floridians, by the high temperatures, heartless humidity, and merciless storms – autumn is actually here.If you need convincing, simply walk into any retail store. … more
Sometimes Florida’s cities find themselves at odds with the state Legislature over the principle of home rule. That cherished concept, supported by an overwhelming majority of Florida’s citizens, … more
I filled out the application and knew I would not hear from the program for a few months yet when the time came, I could hardly believe I actually got the envelope I’d hoped for. I was invited … more
I always thought journalists were trained to avoid reaching a broad conclusion from just one specific example, no matter how shocking it may be. Yet in his guest commentary in last Wednesday’s … more
Irma recovery event a success Although it’s not Clay County Fair time, the Clay County Fairgrounds were busy last week as the Department of Children and Families coordinated their Disaster … more
State Sen. Tom Lee has proposed a constitutional amendment, as a member of the state’s Constitutional Revision Commission, that would end live greyhound racing and allow all 12 of Florida’s … more
When I was young, I wanted to be a writer. I didn’t know what kind of writer, but I knew that I wanted to see words from my head in front of eyes that weren’t mine. I constantly read, scouring … more
Kudos to the businesses who gave their employees last Friday off to prepare for the storm. As I rode in to the Clay Chamber office I thought about those organizations that could not close, … more
About two weeks ago, Gov. Rick Scott dropped a news release proposing a 10 percent pay raise for juvenile detention and juvenile probation officers. Today, the Miami Herald dropped its … more
Could industrial hemp be Florida’s next big crop? Maybe. But it’s going to take two years to find out. Florida citrus is a crop plagued by citrus greening and recently battered by Hurricane … more
Jack Roundtree had barely set up his food truck in at the old Rich’s restaurant in Green Cove Springs. His customers, robbed of electricity by Hurricane Irma, were just lining up for lunches of hot … more
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