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A new version of a proposal that would consolidate some of the state’s universities was heard in the House Appropriations Committee last Tuesday. Appropriations Chair Travis Cummings, a Clay … more
Do you know Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente or Bill Weld? Would you vote for Joe Walsh, even if he doesn’t play the guitar solo from “Hotel California?” Of course not. All three are … more
House Appropriations Chair Rep. Travis Cummings is gearing up for the yearly ritual of budget negotiations with the Senate. He addressed the House position on several matters in a brief question … more
Addison Davis soon will remove his name from the ballot as soon as he finishes clearing his desk, delivers his final State of the Schools address and gets ready for the three-hour drive to Tampa to … more
DAYTONA BEACH – There is no other stock-car race like the Daytona 500. Even its place on the racing calendar is unique – the Sunday before the third Monday of February. That time is finally … more
With more than 40,000 infections and 900 deaths, coronavirus is full blown pandemic. As of Wednesday, a dozen cases of had been confirmed in the U.S., and global health experts warn that could be … more
How do you find out about any possible increases in your property taxes? You read your local newspaper. Where do you look to find out what happened during a county commission, school board or … more
Three Major League managers have lost their jobs – and likely their careers – for using technology to steal signs from the Los Angeles Dodgers during a pair of World Series. But Houston Astros … 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
More than 70 film and television productions have wanted to shoot in Florida in recent years, but didn’t due to the lack of a statewide film production program. According to trade association … more
Americans love the Super Bowl, and they’re willing to spend their grocery money on it to prove it. Nothing matches the exhilaration – gamblers call it “juice” – than getting paid to … more
State Sen. Rob Bradley is pleased with the progress lawmakers are making on teacher compensation. The Fleming Island Republican is sponsoring legislation (SB 486) to repeal the Best and Brightest … more
More than 70 film and television productions have wanted to shoot in Florida in recent years, but didn’t due to the lack of a statewide film production program. According to trade association … more
A Jacksonville legislator is again running point on a bill designed to sharpen lines on the state’s enforcement of immigration law. State. Rep. Cord Byrd, a Jacksonville Beach Republican, … more
Whomever fills Addison Davis’s seat as the Superintendent of Schools for Clay County will have a difficult job. Clay County clearly lost a leader who made an impact, however brief, on our … more
Dear editor: You can help us work toward saving a billion gallons of water this winter — and save money on your water bill. Even in sunny Florida, lawns and landscapes take a break during the … more
It was late August 1963. I was 12. I remember my father calling me into his room. The radio was on, and I heard cheering. It was not a baseball game kind of cheer...it seemed louder and longer. It … more
By any measure, Addison Davis would be a terrific hire for the Hillsborough County School Board. With a record graduation rate, an eighth-place standing statewide and an emphasis to help the children … more
I’m writing this column with crossed fingers, which isn’t easy, but in this case, it’s necessary. Florida’s law to ban texting while driving finally has some real teeth. Along with everyone … more
Dear Editor: Christmas came a little bit early for me this year. On the morning of Dec. 22, I received word that I was approved for sideline credential at the Jacksonville Jaguars/Indianapolis … more
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