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With the closure of the intersection of Henley and Sandridge roads, folks in Lake Asbury are learning that growth comes with growing pains. The county needed to widen Sandridge Road to keep up … more
Other than stories of being hot and chafed during his entire deployment, my father never talked much about being in Vietnam. That all changed when we drove to Charlotte in 1988 to visit his … more
CLAY COUNTY – At issue is the closely divided Supreme Court ruling on California’s Proposition 12, which has the potential to affect producers across the nation. The Clay County Farm Bureau … more
ORANGE PARK – May 9 was a regular day at football practice at Ridgeview High. My third rep of the day, I was asked to run a slant. Without hesitation, I got in my stance, and took three hard … more
It’s always refreshing when students want to spend their summer months working as interns, especially in the newspaper business. Our newest addition to the Clay Today staff – albeit until he … more
I heard something Monday that made me stop and think. Two men talking on the radio told their listeners to “Have a happy Memorial Day.” Obviously, they don’t have a clue what the holiday … more
The AARP had its eye on Florida lawmakers this Session. The senior advocacy group released its annual report on how legislators voted on issues important to the organization. “AARP is … more
Millions of Americans celebrate Memorial Day, honoring the memory of those service members who have been lost. It is also vital to recognize the millions of veterans who made it home and struggle … more
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his candidacy for the presidency Wednesday on Twitter with Elon Musk. This will lead the Governor into a head-on rivalry with former President Trump competing for … more
Former President Donald Trump is deriding Florida’s new abortion restrictions. In an interview with The Messenger, Trump said that even “pro-lifers” think the new six-week abortion ban is … more
Five years ago, 2018 • Connie Butler is selected by fellow Green Cove Springs City Council as its next mayor. • Clay Humane donate pet masks to fire department to help animals recover from … more
The television ads and personal attacks for the 2024 Presidential election have already started, and we’re still 18 months away from the election. Sadly, it’s only going to get worse. Every … more
Doing something about single-use plastics in Florida, and those products’ detrimental environmental effects, remains a challenging task, as bills that would do so once again failed to receive … more
When I graduated from high school, nobody had tattoos or earrings on their noses. Boys had to wear their pants above their hips – with a belt – and girls couldn’t wear blue jeans with so many … more
I stopped at my favorite watering hole a couple of days ago, and an old friend at the counter joined me. When our server asked if he wanted his usual – a Bud Light – he said no. We all know … more
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – I never realized there are no elevators – only steps, so many steps – in the grandstand at a NASCAR race. There are no unlimited buffets, air-conditioned restrooms, … more
Ninety percent of Americans want to live more sustainably, but only 11% consistently do. Why? Research from Procter & Gamble conducted in 2023 found that Americans think sustainable habits at home … more
Florida’s decision this week to immediately ban TikTok from its campus networks and college-owned devices is occurring amid broader bipartisan efforts in Florida’s Legislature to limit or … more
Florida is finally moving ahead with a mammoth series of contracts that will control the future of the state’s $38 billion Medicaid program and how care is delivered to the millions of poor or … more
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – We are lucky to have someone so passionate and unrelenting running Quigley House. It’s clear CEO Jennifer Rodriguez doesn’t view her role as a job. It’s a calling. And we … more
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