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CLAY COUNTY – The Great American Experiment, our cherished democracy, is under threat. Our nation is only as strong as the faith our citizens have that their voice, their vote and have a say in our … more
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made the case for bringing “mistreated” cops to Florida, stressing he intends his recruitment push to target more than just police officers who don’t want COVID-19 … more
If the Jacksonville Jaguars had drafted better in 2011, I wouldn’t have been forced to sentence a man to life in prison. I guess an explanation is in order. Three weeks after the NFL Draft, I … more
Editor: As a new resident of Fleming Island, I would like to share my thoughts about the lack of diversity and representation at the local government level. It seems to me that our local … more
Chances are that you’ve heard the expression, “nice guys finish last.” Nothing could be further from the truth. This statement is used by many to justify less than ethical treatment of … more
CLAY COUNTY – Florida families are in crisis. In Clay County, 344 children have been removed from their parents and were living in out-of-home care as of Aug. 31. More than 58% of those children … more
The delta variant-driven summer surge of 2021 was deadlier in Florida than in any other state. The latest federal COVID-19 reports covering the period since June 20 — which roughly coincided … more
CLAY COUNTY – Florida families are in crisis. In Clay County, 344 children have been removed from their parents and were living in out-of-home care as of Aug. 31. More than 58% of those children … more
“Hate: intense hostility and aversion ... deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury”– Merriam Webster Dear Friends of Peace: There was a time when we rarely heard this … more
Former U.S. President Donald Trump said Gov. Ron DeSantis would be no match for him in a potential 2024 matchup. “If I faced him, I’d beat him like I would beat everyone else,” Trump … more
Darrell “Bubba” Wallace’s victory Monday in the rain-shortened 500-mile race at the Talladega Superspeedway should be embraced, and for all of the right reasons. Wallace was out front when a … more
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission sunsets next year. The state’s schools are safer since bullets ripped through Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that fateful … more
Editor: Friends of Keystone Heights High is a group that was formed in 2020 to help support various programs at the school, and the organization currently is assisting the Fine Arts … more
I don’t know who this “Spam” person is, but I’m tired of him calling me. I’m getting as many as 10 calls listed as “Potential Spam” on my cellphone every day. Most seem to come from … more
ONE LAST TIME – I’ve been covering Clay County and all its intricacies, governmental processes, schools, standout citizens and more for nearly four years but today, I must announce that my time … more
Democratic leadership is concerned the House’s COVID-19 protocols for committee weeks aren’t strong enough, and at least one key member fears it could lead to an outbreak. Miami Lakes Rep. … more
A week after looking inept against the New Orleans Saints, the Green Bay Packers showed a completely different personality Monday night with a convincing victory against the Detroit Lions. The … more
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – This city is at a crossroads. And what leaders and longtime residents fear most is those crossroads are getting clogged with traffic and uncontrolled growth. Green Cove … more
Gov. Ron DeSantis and other leaders spoke Monday in Alachua County, making a fervent case against mask and vaccine mandates, with the Governor pledging action against wayward local … more
Five years ago, 2016• Green Cove Dragway owner Peter Scalzo tells the city council there will be no more Friday night shows at his track at Reynolds Industrial Park and Saturday races will be … more
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