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CLAY COUNTY – Skipping one of our annual holidays here in America should be easier than ever this year. What holiday could that be, Wesley? If you’ve read my now-yearly column around this time … more
Think the holidays are here to ruin your health? Think again. It’s holiday season, and that means you will soon be thinking and talking about New Year’s resolutions. We already have Christmas … more
Florida is more than two-weeks postelection, following Democrats rough night against Republicans who dominated at the polls. The red wave the state saw raises the question: Is Florida still a … more
Think the holidays are here to ruin your health? Think again. It’s holiday season, and that means you will soon be thinking and talking about New Year’s resolutions. We already have Christmas … more
CLAY COUNTY – The question I have been asked most often in the last week is “How can Florida, and specifically Clay County, complete the ballot counting so quickly when other states cannot?” In … more
The four drivers who’ve qualified for the Championship Round of the NASCAR Playoffs didn’t get as much attention as one driver who failed to make the cut last Sunday at the Martinsville … more
How has Florida’s electorate changed since the 2016 presidential election? An examination of voter registration data in the election book closing reports for the 2016 and 2020 General elections … more
The year was 1927. The world held its collective breath when Charles Lindbergh made the first successful nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean from New York City to Paris, France. The flight … more
When you’re 17 episodes into binge-watching “Golden Girls,” you have time to think about things. You remember shaking hands with your friends. You remember hugging your children. You think … more
Never before have we been subjected to more emotional stress. For more than eight months, COVID-19 has dominated our lives. We’ve gained weight, lost wages and hope. We take one step forward in … more
The vast majority of Hispanic and Black voters believe a bachelor’s degree is key to success, according to a new survey released by the Helios Education Foundation and the Florida College Access … more
COVID-19 is a serious and frightening disease. It has destroyed lives and livelihoods. It’s dominated our politics and it’s turned the use of facemasks into a constitutional battle of free … more
COVID-19 is a serious and frightening disease. It has destroyed lives and livelihoods. It’s dominated our politics and it’s turned the use of facemasks into a constitutional battle of free … more
CLAY COUNTY – An unknown insect on your citrus tree you value can be shocking. Your first instinct is likely to find a way to get rid of it but did you know oftentimes these insects are not pests … more
Florida will receive 6.4 million rapid tests for COVID-19 from the federal government, the latest step the Governor’s Office argues will help Florida reopen society. That haul, which Gov. Ron … more
From stricter penalties for ripping off military veterans to new guidelines for specialty license plates, 24 laws went into effect Thursday after being passed during the 2020 legislative … more
In response to increased protests, which have spawned violence and looting in parts of the country, Gov. Ron DeSantis and leading lawmakers standing beside law enforcement officers unveiled a plan … more
MIDDLEBURG – Ken Herda isn’t a bum. He doesn’t beg for money, rifle through garbage cans or talk to himself in the shadows. His car isn’t littered with empty beer cans or whiskey bottles, and … more
The U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Florida as a top-10 public university, according to updated rankings released this month. The school is now ranked No. 6. Gator Country has … more
Economics author Ron DeLegge II once said, “99% of all statistics tell 49% of the story.” But sometimes numbers tell stories easier than words. Like, • As of Wednesday, 4,609 residents … more
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