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State lawmakers got another message to expect a lean year for bringing home budget bacon. Gov. Ron DeSantis, a former congressman, used a Washington, D.C. last week in saying “earmarks” would … more
CLAY COUNTY – As we celebrate Thanksgiving, let's remember that the holiday's name is a compound word – Thanks and Giving. Each of us has much to be thankful for – our lives, families, … more
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Wisdom is the strong foundation everything else rests on. It does not need to know the particulars but always judges correctly. So, what did the … more
Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) filed a bill last Monday that would officially legalize sports betting for anyone 21 or older. The bill, SB 968, includes guidelines for regulating sports … more
CLAY COUNTY – Some random thoughts while clearing my cluttered desk and mind …As Thanksgiving approaches, I am thankful for so many things. First, I didn’t spend any money on … more
ORANGE PARK – When council member Ron Raymond died on Oct. 30, he left behind a legacy in the Orange Park community. He also left behind a seat on the town hall dais that must be filled soon. A … more
Clay County Republican Jennifer Bradley is a first-time candidate, but in October she showed she will be a major-league player in the state Senate. Bradley’s husband Rob is Chair of the Senate … more
Ahead of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ game last Sunday in London, owner Shad Khan was pessimistic that the market could keep up with the rest of the NFL in local revenue. Khan described a … more
ORLANDO – From infrastructure and workforce education, to tourism and criminal justice, the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Future in Florida event promises a comprehensive look at all the … more
I didn’t play college sports. I had to work to pay for school. For years, “scattered and covered” wasn’t how I liked my hash browns. It was part of my job description. College athletes who … 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
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
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