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Dear School Board Members, You thought you were done with me huh…… Not so fast. I am sending you this email to ask you to make a School Board Policy pertaining to the reopening of our … more
Editor: In Florida, a state which has seen alarming growth in COVID-19 cases, many are wrestling with the dilemma of reopening schools. I am urging the adoption of a face mask policy in Clay … more
STUCK IN LINE AT LOT J – I had to get a COVID-19 test and it was an awful experience. I recently saw my brother-in-law for a few hours on a Friday night. We kept our distance, wore our masks, … more
CLAY COUNTY – If your children play video games, start saving your money now. Sony revealed the PlayStation 5 console last week on June 11 alongside a lineup of games coming to the system later … more
As we look forward to this Sunday’s Father’s Day celebration, I want to assert that the holiday might be misnamed…I vote for Dad’s Day. There’s a big difference between being a Father … more
While not every hospital in Jacksonville is running out of ICU space, the one that the city’s most vulnerable rely on is getting dangerously close. Statistics from AHCA reveal that UF Health – … more
Darryl Daniels is an African American man. And a father. And the sheriff of Clay County. In today’s social climate, it’s not easy to be any one of those. As a father, he understands … more
“Zero interest.” That’s what President Donald Trump now says he has in relocating the 2020 Republican Convention from Charlotte. Trump, who began Memorial Day beefing with North Carolina’s … more
As we slowly get back to normal following months of concern and confusion created by COVID-19, it’s clear some things will never be the same. Personal space now is more than a preference. It’s … more
“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself, and once for her child.” Famed actress Sophia Loren made that simple yet … more
This Week in history [Photo gallery]
5 years ago, 2013After deliberating six hours, a four-man, two-woman jury convicted a Jacksonville man of two counts of second-degree murder. Cornelius Walston, 30, of Jacksonville, had been on trial … more
Last Wednesday was designated as Nurses Appreciation Day. In reality, every day is a day to appreciate the work of our healthcare workers. I reached out to an old friend on Tuesday night to talk … more
Five years ago, 2015The Orange Park Town Council delays a vote on an ordinance that would ban feeding feral cats after several “cat advocates” claim the town is trying to starve … more
Editor: Another great partnership project is now operational in Clay County as the St. Johns River Water Management District continues work to improve water quality across the region. Known as … more
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott discussed the state’s recent spike in COVID-19 cases Monday morning, a topic he’s been compelled to address more of late. With daily record case counts commonplace in … more
Editor: I am excited about the proposed Orange Park Plazas project, a state-of-the-art mixed use residential and commercial development proposed to be located on Kingsley Avenue in the Town Orange … more
Clay County residents deserve to know what’s going on during the COVID-19 pandemic. The cone of silence required by federal laws not only erodes a community’s trust, it can endanger lives. As … more
Resident wants to know why school police are being paid during shutdownHello Editor:May I say the Clay newspaper is worth the subscription price and cost.My complaint is since we have this very … more
The conversation at the Talladega Superspeedway is generally about racing. NASCAR turned it into race. Sure there were a few Confederate flags outside NASCAR’s most-exciting racetrack ahead of … more
Five years ago, 2015The Clay County Commission surprisingly and unexpectedly voted down a proposal to spend $10 of unspent bond money on a mega-sports complex in the county.Thirty-five boys reach the … more
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