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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
Congress has an opportunity to pass legislation that benefits all local citizens, businesses and even protects our democracy. The Local Journalism Sustainability Act, LJSA for short, should be … more
My Dad was 60 when I was born. Not only was he the oldest Dad on the block, but he was also older than all of my friends’ grandfathers. He was also a blind man having lost his sight in his early … more
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an update to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act Tuesday that will bolster school crisis intervention and include charter schools in some safety … more
Our mothers and doctors have told us for years to listen to our bodies. For most of my life, that meant a chorus of growls, groans, creaks and a throaty rumble that best resembles a cold diesel … more
ORANGE PARK – In the past two years I have had the enjoyment of watching these migrating ducks roam the edges in my backyard pond, which is considered as one of their habitats along with wooded … more
A congressional panel studying voter turnout traveled to Tallahassee on Wednesday, visiting ground zero for Florida’s recently enacted election laws that Democrats have likened to voter … more
“Guns don’t kill people. People do.” “Guns don’t kill people. People who like guns kill people.” “Drunk driving – blame the person. Stabbing – blame the person. Arson – … more
Each month, Rep. Sam Garrison, whose District 18 includes Clay County, will provide updates on proposed and passed bills that affect the county. TALLAHASSEE – Last week, the legislature returned … more
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