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By now, Florida lawmakers surely realize continuing to fight the expansion of medical marijuana is reefer madness. Gov. Ron DeSantis apparently is in that camp. He is ready to stop the state’s … more
4Generations Institute As we launch into the New Year, please reflect with me for a few minutes on who we are and where we hope to go in the 12-months ahead. I believe 2018 was a year of … more
Can you feel it Clay County? Significant changes are coming to our community. At first glance, it’s easy to see one huge change – the First Coast Expressway and how it will lead to more people … more
5 years ago, 2013Clay County officials conducted an inventory audit at the Clerk of Court office after the firing and arrest former information technology director Michael John Hamilton of Lake … 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
Mass incarceration has led to 8 percent of children in Florida, 312,000 of them, seeing at least one parent put behind bars, according to a new study by FWD.us and Cornell University. The Dec. 6 … more
I offer this letter to the community to provide clarification about the changes happening at the Clay County Council on Aging. My hope is that this information answers some questions and provides the … more
5 years ago, 2013 Alesia Ford-Burse said she was excited to announce that Orange Park Performing Arts Academy was gearing up to open with his inaugural class in the fall, becoming Clay County’s … more
Charter schools may promise to provide access to a top education for more children, but one University of Florida researcher’s findings show that opportunity doesn’t get offered readily to many … more
5 years ago, 2014AT&T shifted 64 of its customer service jobs from a Downtown Jacksonville office tower to its Fleming Island call center, however, the move did not create new jobs for Clay … more
I wish to thank each and every one who participated in the 7th Annual Wreaths Across America program on Saturday, December 15 at the Keystone Heights Memorial Gardens cemetery. This year our … more
Consider this column an “open letter” of sorts to the Florida Department of Health. First, do no harm. Got that? Though those words are not actually printed in the Hippocratic Oath, … more
Since my arrival in Clay County I have been amazed by the number of community members who give back to our community through volunteerism. We are blessed to have a strong network of volunteers … more
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