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There are more than 1,150 school children who are homeless in Clay County. Nearly one in six county residents don’t have health insurance. Thousands will go hungry tonight. Let all that … more
CLAY COUNTY – Spending hours in the grocery store is the last thing any of us feel like doing after a long busy day. Taking the time to read nutrition labels, ingredients, and compare prices can … more
TALLAHASSEE – The House has voted to allow law enforcement to pull over drivers for texting while driving. Lawmakers approved the measure (HB 107) on a 104-9 vote during floor session last … more
GREEN COVER SPRINGS – April is National Volunteer Month, a time to recognize those individuals who give their time, effort, and resources to help community organizations achieve their mission. … more
Although I’ve been to thousands of games, very few sporting events have created lasting memories for me. But there are a treasured few, like: • Covering the Saints’ first game back in New … more
Five years ago, 2014Jacksonville Area Legal Aid sets up an office at the Clay County Courthouse to help defendants get free legal help.After splitting with the Clay County Chamber of Commerce, county … more
Insurance companies are actively creating barriers to mental health, and the Florida State Insurance Commission is turning a blind eye. The majority of licensed mental health workers are either in … more
It’s a longstanding tradition – and it’s the law. In Florida, local governments must inform residents about upcoming issues directly affecting their lives – their … more
A bill allowing Florida drivers to be pulled over for texting while driving emerged from its final committee after the House State Affairs Committee approved the measure. Currently, texting while … more
April is Water Conservation Month in FloridaApril is Water Conservation Month in Florida, an observance intended to heighten public awareness about the variety of ways we all can reduce our water use … more
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Finding the Clay Today booth at the Clay County Agriculture Fair is as easy as following your nose. One of the pleasures of the fair is the overwhelming temptation to eat. … more
After covering sports for nearly 45 years, the question I get asked the most is: who was my favorite person to write about? Since I’ve covered more than 850 NASCAR races, 500 NBA, 100 NFL, 50 Major … more
5 years ago, 2014Twenty-one new firefighters are hired by the Clay County Fire Rescue Department after county receives a $2.2 million grant from FEMA.Green Cove Springs City Council set lofty goals … more
The sponsor of a bill to pre-empt local government regulation of vacation rental homes was approved by a House appropriations subcommittee April 1 after its sponsor state Rep. James Grant promised … more
We’ve all had that same sinking feeling when we stop at a red light and we’re approached by a panhandler. Sometimes we play with the radio or make a fake cell phone call to pretend they’re … more
5 years ago, 2014The Clay County Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 to no longer fund the Clay County Chamber of Commerce’s economic development efforts.The County School Board delay approvals … more
I watched the coverage of the latest board meeting and the discussion of the Clay County School District establishing its own police department to provide security at all of its schools. My … more
5 years ago, 2014The Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Orange Park Police Department, state office of Parole and Probation, the NCIS and State Attorney’s Office join forces in a countywide … more
Imagine you have direct deposit and your paycheck is late hitting your bank account. According to a new survey, millennials would be more upset with a slow WiFi signal and forgetting their … more
5 years ago, 2014 Orange Park businessman Eugene Nix defeated incumbent Marge Hutton, 458-332, in their election for Seat 2 on the town council.The Green Cove Springs City Council approves mail-in … more
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