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The head of a pro-greyhound racing group now says supporters will file suit in federal court next month to “overturn” the constitutional amendment effectively banning dog racing in … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. – For nearly 60 years, the National Defense Authorization Act has enjoyed bipartisan support in Congress. This year, House Democrats have brought a partisan bill to the floor … more
Summertime is here – well, almost. Memorial Day honored the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. But the holiday also marked the unofficial start to … more
I don’t know much about global warming or climate change, but I do know this: It’s been hot. It was 101 degrees last Monday during Memorial Day Riverfest at Green Cove Springs, which helps … more
It was difficult not to get emotional while watching a replay of Arek Brock walking briskly toward his father as he arrived in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The moment was far more important than Ken … more
As a member of this community for the last 34 years I have watched our lake levels rise and fall. Although most of this has been attributed to drought cycles by many, I want to reemphasize the … more
More than 100 laws went into effect Monday, and one of them impacts Florida fans of vaping. Starting July 1, a law went into effect that carries out the will of voters who voted in November to end … 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
Five years ago, 2014 The Clay County School Board approved a second charter school, Clay Charter Academy, in Middleburg.BCC considers building a sports complex of Old Jennings Road with some of the … more
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a bill passed earlier this year that requires local governments to work with the feds to enforce immigration laws. The legislation began as an anti-“sanctuary … more
I recently bought a golf shirt. At $9.99, I thought it was a great buy. Three weeks later, I feel like I’m still paying for it. I used by debit card to pay for the shirt and a toy for my … more
State Rep. Michael Gottlieb is pushing legislation for the upcoming 2020 Legislative Session that would mandate panic alarms in public schools. The measure (HB 23) is dubbed “Alyssa’s Law” … more
Has anyone else tried working outside in the garden recently? These days of August are some of the most miserable times to try to keep up with mowing the grass, pulling weeds, and almost any garden … more
Clay’s Board of County Commissioners voted last week to join a growing lawsuit against drugmakers who’ve recklessly flooded the marketplace with opioids to create the worst man-made epidemic in … more
Democratic state Sen. Linda Stewart vowed last Monday to again push for a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, expressing that she’s feeling unleashed this year by Senate President … more
Florida small business owners are worried about finding qualified workers to fill open positions, a new survey found. The Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Third Quarter Small Business Index Survey … more
This morning (Monday) the Florida Greyhound Association announced that one of its members filed suit seeking financial compensation after the passage of a Constitutional Amendment to phase out … more
If we held an ugly town contest, Orange Park would win, no contest.You may hide every boat and RV in (Orange Park), and it will remain the ugliest down in North Florida. A drive along Blanding … more
MIDDLEBURG – Sheriff Darryl Daniels promised to tone down his rhetoric ahead of Tuesday night’s Town Hall meeting at the Centerpoint Baptist Church. And while he kept his cool explaining the … more
CLAY COUNTY – It’s that time of year when children across the state are gleefully singing Alice Copper’s hit song, “School’s Out,” and enjoying days full of sun and fun. Although, unlike … more
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