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The process of dismantling a vehicle for state health education and research funding is underway. Under a bill (HB 5011) Gov. Ron DeSantis signed last month, Florida is terminating and … more
It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since the Summer Olympic Games were in Atlanta. I lived south of town and worked for a newspaper when the rest of the world was introduced to kudzu, … more
Family and friends are coming together, and many Americans have put the pandemic behind them. Unfortunately, however, there is a reoccurring problem during celebrations and get-togethers, and that is … more
The political committee backing a proposed constitutional amendment to allow sports betting platforms to operate in the state raised $20 million in June, new finance reports show. The … more
Ernie Cohen was more than the man with a microphone who told jokes and poked fun of friends on behalf of several Clay County nonprofits. He was our friend. Our best friend. Ernie embraced a lot … more
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – Hungry patrons usually keep Clyde’s Cozy Corner Café hopping on a Saturday morning, filling their appetites with an assortment of made-to-order omelets and heaping plates of … more
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants a second opinion following a decision that effectively neutered its sailing directives for cruise lines. Last month, a federal judge … more
Fireworks executive asks everyone to be considerate, safe this holidayEditor:With her Fourth of July, nearing, Phantom Fireworks encourages its friends and customers to be considerate of your … more
It’s often said that numbers don’t lie. While that may be true, they don’t always tell the truth. Case in point: the state’s new Florida Incident-Based Reporting System and the National … more
Republican Rep. Chip LaMarca is supporting a Monday decision by the U.S. Supreme Court chipping away at National Collegiate Athletic Association governing compensation for college … more
June is PRIDE month and while there’s still plenty of work to be done for the LGBTQ community, this month serves as a celebration of this community and all that it represents. It’s also an … more
It was true before the pandemic, and it’s true today. Florida’s economy could become the 10th largest in the world over the next decade, but only if its workforce is prepared for the jobs of … more
Write this telephone number down: (904) 264-6512. Better yet, put the Clay County Sheriff’s Office’s non-emergency number in your cellphone and don’t forget it. Do it now. The … more
There’s a big difference between being a Father and being a Dad. The former is biological, the latter behavioral. Fathering is an act of nature; being a Dad is all nurture. It's certainly much … more
CLAY COUNTY – Recently we attended a health fair at one of the local hospitals. You know the kind, where businesses set up tables and workers can walk through during downtime and talk to local … more
I always thought once you contracted COVID-19 you couldn’t catch it again. Apparently, PGA TOUR golfer Jon Rahm thought the same thing. We were both wrong. Rahm had just tapped in a short par … more
When I drove over the Shands Bridge last Tuesday, I thought it was for the final time. I was wrong. After selling my condominium a couple of months ago and renting while I looked for a house here … more
America is hiring, but it isn’t back to work. There are 8.12 million open jobs nationwide, more than half a million more than before the pandemic started. The job openings rate—the number of open … more
CLAY COUNTY – Recently we attended a health fair at one of the local hospitals. You know the kind, where businesses set up tables and workers can walk through during downtime and talk to local … more
Out-of-state casino operators for years have sought entrée to the Sunshine State.For more than a decade, the glitziest casinos in the state have operated on lands owned by the Seminole Tribe … more
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