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It’s back again, but it’s still bad. It will always be bad. I have a simple question for Republicans in Tallahassee who say arming our schoolteachers will make classrooms safer. Can they … more
I bet it’s a pretty rare thing that one’s boss turns in his two-week notice on the first day a person starts their new job, however, that’s exactly what happened to me Aug. 20, 2012, my first … more
For the past three years, a small group of people (Christians) have been walking every community in Clay County simply praying for protection from hurricanes, tornadoes, violence and invoking … more
Eleven people have applied to be Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried’s newly-created Director of Cannabis, according to information provided after a public records request. One of those … more
5 years ago, 2014Clay County School District officials unveiled a proposal called “wall-to-wall” academies for each high school in the district. Re-dubbed the Academies of Clay, the … more
The Office of Insurance Regulation has more than assignment of benefits reform and one-way attorney fees to worry about. Regulators also confront problems in the long-term care and flood insurance … more
Trying again under a U.S. House of Representatives that now has Democratic control, Kissimmee’s U.S. Rep. Darren Soto introduced two bills last week aiming to prevent immigration deportations of … more
Before I jump into this story, I want to make it clear that I hold the utmost disdain for the TSA. It’s an annoying governmental process that not only uses (and wastes) our tax dollars but does … more
A bill authored by state Rep. Kim Daniels(D-Jacksonville) would require public high schools to offer Bible-study electives. House Bill 195, to establish what Daniels says would be “an … more
I’m finally realizing one of the things that happens when you grow older. Mind you, these feelings didn’t kick in so much after my parents passed away – my mother in 2007 and my father … more
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
How was it possible for Amendment 4, the amendment restoring the voting rights of former felons, to get 64.55 percent of the vote in Florida? All statewide partisan races were close. Clearly, … more
The new year saw the passing of Seth Howard, 24, a drummer of Jacksonville-based metal band Yashira. Howard went to Ridgeview High School and graduated from the University of Florida last year. I … 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
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
A healthy but also fragile economy led the Senate’s budget chief to tell fellow lawmakers they need to be “very, very conservative” in writing the state’s next yearly budget. Indeed, with … more
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