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Fireworks executive asks everyone to be considerate, safe this holidayEditor:With her Fourth of July, nearing, Phantom Fireworks encourages its friends and customers to be considerate of your … more
It’s often said that numbers don’t lie. While that may be true, they don’t always tell the truth. Case in point: the state’s new Florida Incident-Based Reporting System and the National … more
Republican Rep. Chip LaMarca is supporting a Monday decision by the U.S. Supreme Court chipping away at National Collegiate Athletic Association governing compensation for college … more
June is PRIDE month and while there’s still plenty of work to be done for the LGBTQ community, this month serves as a celebration of this community and all that it represents. It’s also an … more
It was true before the pandemic, and it’s true today. Florida’s economy could become the 10th largest in the world over the next decade, but only if its workforce is prepared for the jobs of … more
Write this telephone number down: (904) 264-6512. Better yet, put the Clay County Sheriff’s Office’s non-emergency number in your cellphone and don’t forget it. Do it now. The … more
There’s a big difference between being a Father and being a Dad. The former is biological, the latter behavioral. Fathering is an act of nature; being a Dad is all nurture. It's certainly much … 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
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
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