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Federal judge orders Clay County to provide ballots printed in Spanish

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Clay County must provide election materials, advertising, hotline, web site and ballots in Spanish, as well as hiring Spanish-speaking employees and poll workers, a federal …

Affair, stalking, payoff accusations await Sheriff Daniels’ return from memorial

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – As Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels participated in ceremonies Wednesday at the National Police Memorial Wall to honor fallen motorcycle patrolman Ben Zirbel in Washington, …

Four in jail following rash of car thefts, break-ins in Oakleaf area

OAKLEAF – A series of car break-ins during a six-month period not only involved at least 13 cars, it included the theft of two other cars and at least five handguns. And most, if not all, of the …

BCC proclaims May as Clay County History Month

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – As Clay County eighth-grade students continue to embrace a curriculum that features local history, culminating with the History Festival on Saturday, the Board of County …
In the Community
Letter to the editor: VPK provides free, important jumpstart for children headed to kindergarten 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, …
VA may delay Ken Brock’s mission, but not his resolve to finish 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 …
Learn nature, agriculture, responsibility while getting EGG-cited about backyard chickens 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. …
Workplace wellness improves both health, productivity 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 …
Beat the heat: As summer approaches, don’t leave pets in hot cars 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 …
Confidence in fair play shaken when sporting events aren’t settled on the field 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 …
No matter what the state decides, Clay won’t be a sanctuary county 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 …
Obituaries 5/16/19

Caleb Andrew Walker Caleb Andrew Walker,17,of Green Cove Springs, FL passed away April 23, 2019 at Wolfson’s Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born March 14, 2002 in Orange Park, FL to …

Obituaries 5/2/19

Lillian C. Reider Lillian C. Reider 74, of Orange Park, Fla. passed away December 22, 2018. She was originally from the Wheeling, West Virginia area but moved to Orange Park, Florida in the early …

Obituaries 4/25/19

Earl Coulter Earl Coulter, 72, of Orange Park, FL, passed away January 31, 2019. He was born on October 10, 1946 in Maryville, TN to parents Arthur and Sarah (Williams) Coulter. He worked as a Lab …

Obituaries 4/18/19

Judith Marie Davies Judith Marie Davies, 74, of Penney Farms, FL died April 10, 2019, peacefully at her home after a decade courageously fighting a rare neurological illness (Pure Autonomic …

Obituaries 4/11/19

Matthew Christian HustedMatthew Christian Husted, 36 of Orange Park, Fla., passed away Tuesday, April 2. He was born July 19, 1982 in Adak, Alaska.Matthew was a 2000 graduate of Orange Park High …

Obituaries 4/4/19

Dr. Jerry L. Linder Dr. Jerry L. Linder died peacefully at home on March 27, 2019 in Orange Park, Florida.  He was born on January 28, 1939 in Omaha, Nebraska to Arthur Leroy Linder and Mary M. …

Welcome to INFINITI of Orange Park

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Welcome to INFINITI of Orange Park

INFINITI of Orange Park is a luxury dealership and part of Hanania Automotive Group that also serves Jacksonville, FL and all surrounding counties including St. Johns, Duval, Clay and Nassau. With a huge dealership inventory on display, our professional sales representatives can help you navigate our selection of new INFINITI models, Certified Pre-Owned INFINITI models, and used vehicles from a variety of makes and models to find the vehicle that best suits your lifestyle.

Knights take step one to Titletown
OAKLEAF – For the first three innings, Tallahassee Lincoln played toe-to-toe softball with the Oakleaf High Lady Knights, but it was … Read More
Panthers can’t shake Clay win in district final
PONTE VEDRA – As Ridgeview High head baseball coach John Sgromolo addressed his young team after a deflating 6-0 defeat, in the … Read More
Ilias sends another dinger in Panther blowout
ORANGE PARK – Ridgeview High batter Tatiana Ilias punched up her second homer in two playoff games as the Panthers rumbled to a … Read More
Knights’ football geared for repeat run
OAKLEAF – Oakleaf High’s football scrimmage on Friday showed off a little of last year with familiar faces dominating the … Read More
Hodges throws 19K shutout for district title
ORANGE PARK - With 19 strikeouts by pitcher Brad Hodges, the St. Johns Country Day School baseball team beat University Christian … Read More
Five run fifth fells Knights
FLEMING ISLAND - Fleming Island High baseball got sterling pitching from senior Zack Mercer and a five run fifth inning fueled by … Read More
The Clay County YMCA – For A Better Community

First Coast YMCA-One Number Different

The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Please visit the YMCA blog to stay up to date on their latest news!

Good Deeds, Memories and Briefs

Community Calendar 5/16/19

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets May 16 at 10 a.m. at the Zoning Department Conference Room, third floor at the County Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. AMVETS …
Crime News
Police Briefs 5/16/19
Man charged with shoplifting, fighting at two WalmartsFLEMING ISLAND – An Orange Park man was arrested for the third time in less … Read More
Arrests & Bookings 5/16/19
(Name, age, location of arrest, charges). Key: FTA-Failure to Appear; DWLSR-Driving Without a License-Suspended or Revoked; … Read More
Arrests & Bookings 5/9/19
Tuesday, May 7Robert J. Rustia, 38, Orange Park, DUIMahrie, J. Chitty, 42, Orange Park, Non-Support, Resist/Obstruct/Oppose and … Read More
Police Briefs 5/9/19
Middleburg man arrested after search uncovers several child pornography photos, videosMIDDLEBURG – A search at a man’s home in … Read More
Police Briefs 5/2/19
No tail lights leads to police chase through neighborhood ORANGE PARK – What started as a routine traffic stop for no tail lights … Read More
Arrests & Bookings 5/2/19
Tuesday, April 30Eddie J. Brown, 20, Orange Park, Grand Theft Auto-Putnam CountyTara A. Williams, 31, Orange Park, FTA-Burglary, … Read More