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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
This Sunday is Grandparents Day, a good opportunity to reflect on the importance of our elders in the lives of our families. Whether by birth or through adoption, grandparents are treasures … more
I have to admit I wasn’t sure if we’d ever get back to any real sense of normalcy, but the overdue return of football is an important start. I can’t wait to watch high school football on … more
Five years ago, 2015• The Clay County Planning Commission asks county commissioners to examine a policy that would require residents to obtain permits for backyard chickens.• School board … more
Ahead of the Department of Health and Division of Emergency management releasing its daily COVID-19 report Tuesday, the agencies announced that all of Florida’s agencies would end their testing … more
STARKE – Tyler Groves wants your vote. He’s running an unconventional campaign as a write-in candidate to be the next Superintendent of Clay County Schools. He’s collected, and spent, no … more
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, though not speaking at the Republican National Convention, nonetheless is helping with messaging for the President’s reelection bid, making the media rounds Monday, but … more
Amid COVID-19 concerns, a University of Florida survey reports 60% of those questioned are considering voting by mail in the upcoming general election. While stories abound about the potential for … more
DAYTONA BEACH – Nobody knows the Daytona International Speedway road course better than Hurley Haywood. As one of the most-accomplished sports car endurance drivers of all time, he has logged more … more
Gov. Ron DeSantis unambiguously endorsed the return of college football Monday, noting that nothing in life comes without risk. “They want to play, and I support their efforts to do so. Not just … more
Shortly after the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series, Chip Caray visited the plaza and watched grateful fans leave mementos at the statue honoring the Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Caray. The … more
The persistent perception is that Gov. Ron DeSantis is simply Donald Trump’s man in Tallahassee, but the Governor says that’s a “phony narrative.” DeSantis, in a one-on-one interview with … more
Editor: I have been a Florida Educator for many, many years and I love my job. It’s a calling for me, and like most teachers I know, I put my whole heart and soul into my work. We work closely … more
I read something on social media last week that struck me. It was a picture of a tree blowing here in Florida, and the caption read: “A hurricane is the only normal thing that’s happened all … more
To the editor:Florida’s rainy season extends from May through October, typically accounting for up to 70% of our annual rainfall totals. Our summer afternoon thunderstorms and tropical rains … more
WITH LOVE – Hey Grandma. Yes grandma. Not anyone else – I’m talking to you. I know you’re my biggest fan when it comes to my writing, so I knew if I wrote a letter to you here, you’d … more
NASCAR fans hold onto their memories like nobody else in sports. We embrace the way it used to be. We’re quick to criticize progress because it moves us one step away from the past. We don’t like … more
Dear Editor – A mandatory mask mandate within Green Cove Springs was defeated [July 14] in Emergency session. This meeting served as an example of local government and democracy at its finest. … more
Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams, a Republican, wants to put the brakes on the Republican National Convention next month, and national media is reporting it. “With less than forty (40) days … more
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