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Gov. Ron DeSantis is rolling out new proposals intended to bring teachers to Florida, with shortages affecting districts throughout the state. One such proposal would take first responders, … more
Hello. My name is Don, and I love professional wrestling. There, I said it. And I stand behind my words and a conviction for the absurd. To me, it’s smart to have an escape from … more
The Community Partnership School program is more than free food, clothes and tutoring. It changes lives. It is a hub that creates opportunities and hope. It is a weapon to break the cycle of … more
(This story originally ran in 2018, but it seems appropriate to post it again as we get closer to the election season.)It’s the most wonderful time of the year.Well, really of every two and … more
Disney usually gives millions of dollars to Republicans. Will that happen this fall? Indications of whether Florida Republicans’ snout smack of the Walt Disney Co. will make any immediate … more
More than a dozen Florida property insurance companies won’t receive an official downgrade from Demotech, an Ohio-based ratings agency – at least not yet. The new ratings were to take effect … more
I used to have neighbors who fought all the time. I mean bowling balls against the wall, blood on the sidewalk and glass-shattering kinds of fights. Their arguments often included lots of … more
Gov. Ron DeSantis is joining the chorus of conservatives criticizing the use of gender-neutral terms like “birthing people” when describing pregnancies. The national debate on abortion spawned … more
Compiling information for This Week in History is tedious. It requires pouring through old editions of Clay Today and The Crescent, going page by page looking for interesting stories from five, 10, … more
LAKE BUENA VISTA – For nearly 30 years, Keelan Parham has drawn faces at Walt Disney World. Enough time has passed for mullets to be in style, fall out of favor and then come back into fashion … more
Reader: True patriotism requires honest knowledgeEditor:Patriotism is not found in the waving of a flag or the display of fireworks. It is found with competent, honest, cooperative service whether in … more
I received a letter this week from a woman named Lyuda, who lives in Ukraine. Although her country is teetering in the ruins and doubt of war, she wanted to remind all Americans to proudly embrace … more
The moment I walked into Jon Cantrell’s office on Feb. 14, 2019, I knew I wanted to work at Clay Today. Moments after I shook hands with Cantrell and co-owner Hugh Osteen, I didn’t waste time … more
The progressive left’s outrage over the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in which they overturned Roe v. Wade, clearly demonstrates that they do not … more
I need a parade. I need to watch children wave flags, eat snow cones and laugh. I need to see parents pushing strollers and using their shoulders to help little ones get a better view. I want … more
As we gather to celebrate Independence Day, it’s a good time to reflect on how our most fundamental freedoms have served this nation well. It’s an even better time to think about what would … more
Dear Editor, From 1994 to 2021 there has been a 74.7 percent decrease in injuries per hundred thousand pounds of consumer fireworks used in the U.S., while there has been a 265 percent increase … more
(On June 24) the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade, the nearly 50-year law that protected the constitutional rights of women who sought to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. The … more
Gasoline prices nationally and in Florida eased back a few cents last week from the previous record highs, with Florida coming in Monday averaging $4.81 per gallon of gas, an 8-cent drop. The … more
We’ve all wondered what it could be like to be a fly on the wall when something big breaks. I was that fly in July of 1996. I saw the negotiations between the agent for Shaquille O’Neal, the … more
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