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Keystone Heights turns out to greet Brock following 2,650-mile voyage

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – Unlike the rest of his five-month journey, Ken Brock and his trusty service dog companion, Pam, took it easy when his hometown officially welcomed the U.S. Army veteran home on …

BCC to consider sheriff's office budget increase Tuesday

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels stood before the Board of County Commissioners last Tuesday and explained why his budget calls for an increase of $10.2 million. The board …

Clay makes the grade

CLAY COUNTY -- The Clay County School District recently received another overall grade of an A by the Florida Department of Education for the 2018-19 schoolyear, with an additional seven schools …

Keystone Heights, Amvets organize celebration for Brock’s return

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – Ken Brock left Amvets Post 86 on Feb. 1 on a cross-country walk to promote post-traumatic stress disorder programs at Wounded Warrior Project. With his walk completed, the …

County commissioners deny special election for half-cent sales tax

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The Board of County Commissioners denied approval the school board’s half-cent sales tax resolution, saying it was concerned about the timing of the request and a lack of …

U.S. Marshals catch man charged with killing former Clay High wrestler

U.S. Marshals captured a man Monday who was wanted in connection with the April 1 murder of 26-year-old Dylan McCurdy. John Emory Wilson was tackled and handcuffed as he left a grocery store in …
In the Community
BCC was prudent to push school board, sheriff’s office for more details The Board of County Commissioners acted properly when it unanimously agreed Tuesday night not to approve the Clay County School District’s request to decide a half-cent discretionary sales tax …
It's our turn It was difficult not to get emotional while watching a replay of Arek Brock walking briskly toward his father as he arrived in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The moment was far more important than Ken …
Letter to the editor 7/4/19 As a member of this community for the last 34 years I have watched our lake levels rise and fall. Although most of this has been attributed to drought cycles by many, I want to reemphasize the …
New law: Vaping rights at workplace go up in smoke More than 100 laws went into effect Monday, and one of them impacts Florida fans of vaping. Starting July 1, a law went into effect that carries out the will of voters who voted in November to end …
State demands stricter guidelines over marijuana labeling Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said products now on shelves in Florida containing the cannabis compound CBD may be “coming off the shelves” under a new law and rules being written by …
The Week In History 6/27/19 Five years ago, 2014 • Commissioners grapple with $19 million windfall set aside for the failed Big League Dreams complex.• The Orange Park BJ’S Wholesale Club made sure that moms …
All politics – and the news – is local Former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill is credited with saying “all politics is local.” The same can be said about news. We sometimes are intrigued by what’s going on in …
St. Johns Classical Academy drastically improves grade with state

FLEMING ISLAND – In 2017 St. John’s Classical Academy received a C grade by the Florida Department of Education for its first year. Just one school year later, the charter school was …

Clay County School Grades

Florida Youth Challenge Academy DGreen Cove Springs Junior High School ACharles E. Bennett Elementary School DOrange Park Elementary School AGrove Park Elementary School CW.E. Cherry Elementary …

Obituaries 7/18/19

Michael CummingsIf you were lucky enough to meet Michael Cummings, chances are you liked him. Chances are probably even greater you had a story about him (the chicken wing incident of Super Bowl …

Obituaries 7/11/19

Rev. Samuel Harrison JewellRev. Samuel Harrison Jewell, 70, was ushered into the presence of his Savior on June 24, 2019 at 2:14 am. He was born on Aug. 2, 1948 in Matheny, West Virginia to the late …

Obituaries 7/4/19

Kenneth Zelinka Sr.Kenneth Zelinka, Sr. 84, of Green Cove Springs, passed away June 28, 2019. Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center …

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.

Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament July 15-20
JACKSONVILLE - I was only inquiring about the media protocol to cover the upcoming Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament (July … Read More
Blue Devils, Golden Eagles Youth Football Action
Area youth gridiron hopefuls took to the football fields at Clay and Fleming Island high school in two different football camps for … Read More
Golf Camp 7/18/19
The Golf Academy of North Florida hosts junior golf camp all summer for young golfers to learn the game or brush up on their skills. Read More
Screaming Eagles vs. Orcas of Oakleaf swim action
With one week left in the regular season; championships set for July 27 at Cecil Field Aquatic Center, the Eagle Harbor Screaming … Read More
Allen continues ascent in USA running rankings
FLEMING ISLAND - Fleming Island masters running stalwart Shelly Allen continued her summer chase of faster times and higher rankings … 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
Dr. Popkowski joins roster at Island Dentistry
FLEMING ISLAND – Island Dentistry and Dr. Douglas Scales are pleased to announce Dr. Arthur Popkowski has joined the staff at Island … Read More
Community Briefs 7/18/19
Clay Clerk, KidsFirst accepting back-to-school supplies at county administration buildingGREEN COVE SPRINGS – The Clay County Clerk … Read More
This Week In History 7/18/19
Five years ago, 2014Clay County voters can determine whether the school district should appoint or elect its school superintendent … Read More
Beth celebrates 100th birthday with cake, wine
In July 1919, a postage stamp cost two cents. Jack Dempsey had just won the heavyweight boxing championship with a third-round TKO … Read More
College briefs 7/11/19
Students can register now for fall semester classes at SJR StateRegistration is underway for the fall semester at St. Johns River … Read More
Community briefs 7/11/19
County preparing to give back unclaimed money Residents urged to check in Clay Today, online to see if you’re owed a … Read More
Crime News
Police briefs 7/18/19
Suspects in drive-by shooting caught after they run out of gasORANGE PARK – Two men were arrested after they ran out of gas after … Read More
Arrests and bookings 7/18/19
(Name, age, location of arrest, charges). Key: FTA-Failure to Appear; DWLSR-Driving Without a License-Suspended or Revoked; … Read More
Arrests and bookings 7/10/19
(Name, age, location of arrest, charges). Key: FTA-Failure to Appear; DWLSR-Driving Without a License-Suspended or Revoked; … Read More
Police briefs 7/11/19
CCSO: Middleburg drug house raid leads to 10 arrests; Investigation included several traffic stops, information from fed-up … Read More
Arrests & Bookings 7/4/19
Thursday, June 27 Joseph Aldi, 32, Middleburg, DWLSR Wayne R. Riser, 68, Middleburg, DWLSR Travis H. Albro, 34, Middleburg, … Read More
Police Briefs 7/4/19
CCSO: Man arrested for hitting pregnant woman in the mouth MIDDLEBURG – A man was arrested after Clay County Sheriff Office … Read More
Community Calendar 7/18/19

CLAY COUNTY SOIL and WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT: will meet July 19 at 8:30 a.m. at the Clay County Extension office at 2463 State Road 16 West at Green Cove Springs.ROUND ROBIN SHAKESPEARE MEETING: …

Community Calendar 7/11/19

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets July 11 at 10 a.m. at the Clay County Administration Zoning Department Conference Room, third floor, at 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs.FROM GROUND UP PROGRAM: …

Calendar 7/4/19

VIETNAM VETERANS MEETING: Monthly meeting is July 6 at the Col. William G. Byrns Chapter at the American Legion Post 250, 3939 County Road 218, Middleburg, at 11 a.m. For more information, contact …

Community Calendar 6/6/19

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets June 13 at 10 a.m. at the Clay County Administration Building’s Zoning Department conference room, third floor at 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. CLAY …

Clay County Memorial Day weekend activities

Thursday, May 23Clay Chamber Military Appreciation Lunch will be at the Thrasher-Horne Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Keynote speaker will be Rear Admiral Gary Mayes, USN, Commander, Navy …