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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
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
I had an absolutely amazing time at the launch of the Parker Solar Probe. I cannot thank Girl Scouts enough for providing this opportunity to me. The Parker Solar Probe launched at 3:31a.m. on … 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
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
There is one easy choice on the ballot this year – a choice that has bipartisan support across the state: Amendment 10, the Protection Amendment. Having so many decisions on the long ballot … more
I think the year was 2006. My wife, son and I boarded a plane to go to our nephew’s wedding in Annapolis, Maryland. And although he wasn’t crying or misbehaving otherwise, I could see a bit of … 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
“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
No one wins airtight, statewide elections quite like Rick Scott; now you can call him U.S. Senator. At 12:15 a.m., incumbent Senator Bill Nelson‘s longtime chief of staff, campaign manager and … more
Offshore drilling, fracking and vaping? All the practices draw out detractors, especially in Florida. But a poll by the Florida Chamber of Commerce shows it may be a close call whether voters will … more
Each week, I comb through the Clay Today archives to compile This Week In History. Not only is my research, in part, a trip down memory lane, as the cliché goes, it’s a solid look at local … more
Target and Walmart are heading to court to get an administrative law judge to give them what Gov. Rick Scott wouldn’t: The ability to sell whiskey and Wheaties in the same store. The … more
“I don’t want anybody staring down at me lying in a coffin! Dust to dust ashes to ashes, that’s my philosophy. Send me flowers while I’m living I’ve always said. When my time comes I just … 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
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