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Five years ago, 2017• Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels asks for the Board of County Commissioners to hire 15 new deputies, including resource officers for the county’s junior … more
Editor: I read with distain about our sheriff cook wanting more of our tax money to hire new deputies when she has the extra and potential help in our school police who are duly sworn law … more
Suicide. A subject most people aren’t comfortable talking about. The word, with just seven letters, is usually uttered with a whisper when talking about the cause of death of a friend or family … more
What I learned through third grade became the platform for my education that continues to serve me well. I learned the alphabet. I learned to write my name – in block letters and cursive – and … more
CLAY COUNTY – Do you need a hotel manager, electrician, pilot or sous chef? Clay County is forming them. Since October, I’ve toured Career and Technical Education programs at the county’s … more
Gov. Ron DeSantis offered some insight into his musical tastes last week, with a collaboration on what he suggested might be the “song of the summer.” The Governor appeared on “Fox and … more
From protecting life, strengthening families, honoring law enforcement, improving government accountability and providing tax relief for working families, the legislature continues to deliver on what … more
Editor: It is a great honor to serve Keystone Heights as your new Postmaster. I have seen firsthand the role the Postal Service plays in connecting neighbors and our community to the nation. … more
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Inspectors spent days examining every bolt of all 42 rides provided by Deggeller Attractions ahead of Thursday’s opening of the Clay County Agricultural Fair. Days after a … more
While the pandemic is by no means over, COVID-19 isn’t the only threat to public health we face. In fact, it might not even be our most serious challenge. Despite the tragic loss of over a … more
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The first truck of wooden horses, nuts and bolts arrived at the Clay County Fairgrounds early Tuesday. Within minutes, the Merry-Go-Round was taking shape. The work served … more
Progressive critics of the Florida Legislature’s redistricting process are filing suit in federal court — the second lawsuit filed about Florida’s congressional map before it reaches Gov. Ron … more
I drove to the Clay County Fairgrounds last week and passed a gas station on U.S. Highway 17 in Green Cove Springs where the price for regular unleaded gas jumped 20-cents in one day to $4.19 a … more
FLEMING ISLAND – Powerlifting America recently held its first Florida meet on Fleming Island at the Steel Mill Fleming Island gym. More than 20 lifters competed in this event. Powerlifting has … more
A bill establishing an election crimes investigations unit, banning ranked-choice voting, and requesting a study to look into changes to vote-by-mail forms passed its final House committee … more
The House took up a bill last week that would roll back a deal in last year’s public notice legislation, allowing counties to publish those notices on a county website. HB 7049, sponsored by … more
Over objections from some members that the bill could protect internet grifters and “neuter” Florida’s health care regulatory boards, a House panel on Monday voted 12-5 to pass a bill that … more
DAYTONA BEACH – If you didn’t have a ticket ahead of last Sunday’s Daytona 500, the only way you could have gotten into the Daytona International Speedway is with a subpoena. Every seat, … more
FLEMING ISLAND – There goes the neighborhood. The year-long search to buy a house in Clay County officially ended last Monday when I put pen to paper to close a deal on a home. After a year … more
A bill that could be considered defunding local newspapers is awaiting action in the Florida House State Affairs Committee, more than a week after a quick introduction and passage in the House … more
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