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I always thought once you contracted COVID-19 you couldn’t catch it again. Apparently, PGA TOUR golfer Jon Rahm thought the same thing. We were both wrong. Rahm had just tapped in a short par … more
When I drove over the Shands Bridge last Tuesday, I thought it was for the final time. I was wrong. After selling my condominium a couple of months ago and renting while I looked for a house here … more
America is hiring, but it isn’t back to work. There are 8.12 million open jobs nationwide, more than half a million more than before the pandemic started. The job openings rate—the number of open … more
CLAY COUNTY – Recently we attended a health fair at one of the local hospitals. You know the kind, where businesses set up tables and workers can walk through during downtime and talk to local … more
Out-of-state casino operators for years have sought entrée to the Sunshine State.For more than a decade, the glitziest casinos in the state have operated on lands owned by the Seminole Tribe … more
Lawmakers have dropped paid fantasy sports regulations from their lineup for the gaming Special Session. The House and Senate weren’t able to settle disagreements on legislation (HB 9A/SB 16A) … more
Gov. Ron DeSantis should be lauded for getting Florida’s business re-opened eight months ago and for helping to reduce COVID-19 related infections and deaths. All that’s needed now are … more
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed a measure to dramatically overhaul the state’s school voucher system. The day prior, the Legislature formally sent the bill for the largest school choice … more
The shift to remote learning during the pandemic caused angst for parents, but it also led to unexpected benefits that they may find hard to let go of as their children return to school. While … more
Fans rejoiced when Shad Khan bought the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2011. We were promised a fresh approach and victories. For the first time in years, we had hope. Apart for the 2017 campaign which … more
When legislators are called back to work later this month to ratify a freshly signed contract governing gambling in the state, they’ll also consider three bills that deal with other gaming … more
As the debate over repeal of Personal Injury Protection insurance continues inside the Capitol, legislators are on the precipice of making a costly error, resulting in higher rates and more … more
TALLAHASSEE – The Senate has passed legislation to stop cities and counties from creating unwritten gun policies and preventing them from circumventing punishment. By a 23-16 party-line vote, … more
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry was quick to express his emotions after attending the sold-out Machine Gun Kelly concert April 23 at Daily’s Place and sold-out Ultimate Fighting Championship 261 the … more
In Florida, we’ve had a special reason to celebrate Mothers’ Day every day for the last 30 years. Our state’s landmark Healthy Start program, which will celebrate its 30th … more
A budget bill in the House has the potential to end many virtual school options and funnel students into Florida Virtual School. Current law requires school districts to offer at least three … more
CLAY COUNTY – Voters in Keystone Heights and Orange Park will head to the polls on Tuesday, April 13, to elect two members each for their city and town councils. Bobby Brown and Deirdre Murphy … more
Editor: First of all, as a school teacher, proud Republican and citizen of Florida I want to sincerely thank our political representatives in Tallahassee for having in person learning all year! You … more
CLAY COUNTY – When I stopped at the fairgrounds Monday to check on the early preparations for this year’s Clay County Agriculture Fair, I found general manager juggling several jobs. Her jeans … more
Dear Clay County residents: Since opening our doors in 1992, the Safe Animal Shelter has provided a safe haven for unwanted, abused and neglected pets in Clay County and surrounding areas. Over … more
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