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CLAY COUNTY – Summer in Florida provides us with many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. From picnics to barbecues the warm summer weather also presents many opportunities … more
FLEMING ISLAND – Ned Broyles was busy flying training missions with his Navy F4U Corsair squadron in Rockland, Maine, on June 5, 1944, for a possible top-secret mission. Little did he know, his … 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
Trying again under a U.S. House of Representatives that now has Democratic control, Kissimmee’s U.S. Rep. Darren Soto introduced two bills last week aiming to prevent immigration deportations of … more
Financial disclosures for Clay County members of the Legislature reveal that the House and Senate budget chairs have taken different approaches to personal finance in recent years.Rep. Travis … more
The Board of County Commissioners acted properly when it unanimously agreed Tuesday night not to approve the Clay County School District’s request to decide a half-cent discretionary sales tax … more
Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said products now on shelves in Florida containing the cannabis compound CBD may be “coming off the shelves” under a new law and rules being written by … more
Five years ago, 2014 • Commissioners grapple with $19 million windfall set aside for the failed Big League Dreams complex.• The Orange Park BJ’S Wholesale Club made sure that moms … more
Former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill is credited with saying “all politics is local.” The same can be said about news. We sometimes are intrigued by what’s going on in … more
Five years ago, 2014Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Mark Borello will decide if the Clay County School Board will get an injunction against the Board of County Commissioners’ decision to … more
I certainly hope the good people of this country have seen the latest Clay Today News article with pictures of brand new squad police cars for every police officer in this wasteful creative school … more
In our recent article, Storm preparedness for horses, livestock, Part 1: Identifying your animals, I talked about making sure you properly identify your animals when preparing for a storm. Now that … more
We had an interesting discussion last week in the lobby of our office. Another frog-strangling thunderstorm kept us from going home, so we waited for a break from the thunderclaps and joked about the … more
It’s the oldest trick in the political playbook. If you have to unveil a bad bill, do it at 5 on a Friday afternoon. For as long as there have been newspapers, politicians have used the end of … more
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN HELENA AND COUER d’ALENE – The road between Montana and Idaho is remote and rugged. It’s a dangerous stretch with no cell phone service and plenty of hungry bears waking up … more
JACKSONVILLE – The Florida Chamber kicked off its two-day “Military, Defense and Veterans” summit on Tuesday. Chamber President Mark Wilson addressed the “State of Play: Preparing for … more
The Florida Retail Federation encourages consumers and retailers, alike, to prepare for big savings this back-to-school shopping holiday.Florida’s back-to-school sales tax holiday, which will … more
The U.S. women’s soccer team continued to make the celebratory victory lap last week, accepting a nation’s appreciation for their impressive performance in the Women’s World Cup. They’ve … more
Physical activity and exercise are important for all ages, but as we age oftentimes our activity levels tend to decline. Staying physically active and participating in regular exercise can help … more
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