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  • Arrests & Bookings 7/13/23

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    (Name, age, location of arrest, charges). Key: FTA-Failure to Appear; DWLSR-Driving Without a License-Suspended or Revoked; DUI-Driving Under the Influence; VOP-Violation of Probation; BAL-blood …

  • Police Briefs 7/13/23

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    Alabama man arrested for drive-by shooting on Fleming Island GREEN COVE SPRINGS – With the help of the Alabama State Bureau of Investigations, a man wanted since February for a drive-by …

  • Scream’n Eagles swim to support sheriff’s office

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    FLEMING ISLAND – Children from Scream’n Eagles swim team at Eagle Harbor gathered last Tuesday to swim laps and throw whipped cream at each other to support the Clay County Sheriff’s Office’s …

  • Green Cove Springs residents unite to save historic Rivers House

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Residents urged the council to keep the city’s history alive at Tuesday’s meeting. The urgency followed a discussion regarding the possible refurbishment of the historic …

  • GCS council approves payment for Palmetto Trail Project

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The city council approved Tuesday’s 10th progress payment towards the long-awaited Palmetto Trail Project. The payment of $164,378.04 makes up a portion of the project …

  • County Commissioners approve three road improvements

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The county commission unanimously approved three eminent domain parcel resolutions that were necessary for the Bonded Transportation Project during their meeting on …

  • BCC gets feedback on proposed budget, spending during workshop

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    GREEN COVE SPRINGS – County Commissioners got public feedback during a workshop on Tuesday for proposed operating and capital budgets for the 2023-24 fiscal year. Overall expenditures from the …

  • My internship experience at Clay Today

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    CLAY COUNTY – The AnnieRuth Foundation’s Summer Internship Program affords high school students the opportunity to interact with community leaders, subject matter experts, and students from …

  • Beating the heat

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    CLAY COUNTY – It was still dark when William C. Scott Jr. fired up his lawnmower and started cutting his grass. It didn’t matter whether he lived on a cul-de-sac with 24 other neighbors …

  • Clay Electric, Penney Retirement make 45 children happy campers

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    CLAY COUNTY – A generous $10,000 gift from Clay Electric allowed the Salvation Army of Clay County to send 45 children to summer camp. “We are continually grateful and appreciative of the …

  • Roark to leave Baptist Clay to run New Hampshire hospital

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    FLEMING ISLAND – With his work completed in Clay County, Baptist Medical Center Clay President Darin Roark will leave the hospital on Friday to tackle new challenges in New Hampshire. Roark, …

  • Filmmaker returns home to shoot feature film, ‘Baby Tooth’

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    MIDDLEBURG – Drew Lewis Brown, an Oscar-winning Jacksonville filmmaker and 2010 graduate of Middleburg High, will return home next spring to shoot his debut feature film, “Baby Tooth.” Filming …

  • Congress pushes USDA to offer quicker assistance to farmers

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    Support is growing for giving Florida farmers greater access to block grants after hurricanes or other disasters that devastate crops. This week, Florida lawmakers from both sides introduced the …

  • Faith Walk 7/13/23

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    Mother Teresa once said, “Let us love one another as God loves each one of us. And where does this love begin? In our own home. How does it begin? By praying together.” Remember the old …

  • Library, Parks draw support with Chalk Challenge at Moccasin Slough Park

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    FLEMING ISLAND – Creating chalk masterpieces and celebrating togetherness was the goal for the Clay County Public Library System and Clay County Parks and Recreation on Saturday. The two …

  • This Week In History 7/13/23

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    Five years ago, 2018 • The county commission approves an ordinance allowing voters to decide whether constitutional officers are limited to serve two four-year terms. • Superintendent Addison Davis plans to elevate the school district’s ranking from No. 8. • Andrea and Daniel Vallencourt decide to renovate the Clay Theatre in Green Cove Springs and make it a wedding venue

  • Read Between the Wines

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Book lovers discussed the deeper meaning of the novel “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone” for the monthly Read Between the Wines while enjoying cocktails and fresh-to-order …

  • Middleburg’s Staten becomes president of AFWA

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    LEXINGTON, Ken. – Middleburg’s Grace Staten, FSCP has been selected as the national President of the 2023-24 Board of Directors of the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance. “AFWA is …

  • McDonald’s Golden Grants program to award $100,000 to Florida schools

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    CLAY COUNTY – Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 McDonald’s Golden Grants program. To apply, eligible entities can visit Golden Grants Florida through Sept. 15. McDonald’s …

  • Mothers can design personalized birth plans at Ascension St. Vincent’s Clay County

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    MIDDLEBURG – Moms-to-be can now tailor their birth experience by launching the “Design Your Birth” program at Ascension St. Vincent’s Clay County. The complimentary birth design and …

  • Keystone business association hears from Mayor Rodenroth

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – In 1987, a group of local business owners formed a club called the Keystone Lake Region Business Association. The goal was to allow local business owners and managers to network …

  • Obituaries 7/13/23

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    Elizabeth Ruth “Betty” Taylor Elizabeth Ruth “Betty” Taylor with pic With profound sadness, the staff of Forbes Funeral Home announces the passing of our family member, Wes …

  • Deadline to register to ride school bus approaching

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    GREEN COVE SPRINGS – With the start of school less than one month away, the Clay County Schools District announced students should be registered for bus transportation by Friday, July 15. To be …

  • Winn-Dixie to support Challenge Enterprises with Community Bag Program

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Challenge Enterprises and Winn-Dixie have partnered for the Community Bag Program. “We are thrilled to have been chosen as the recipient of this support from …

  • Community Briefs 07/13/23

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    County hosting veterans information session for women GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Clay County Veterans’ Services is hosting a Women Veterans Information Session on Friday, July 14, from 6 p.m. …

  • Jaguars, Challenge Enterprises team to offer discounted game tickets

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    ORANGE PARK – Challenge Enterprises of North Florida will partner with the Jaguars Give and Go Program to provide fans with a unique opportunity to purchase select game tickets at a discounted …

  • Community Calendar 7/13/23

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    FUN IN THE SUN: will be on July 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Augusta Savage Arts and Community Center, 1107 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Green Cove Springs. The event features free frozen …

  • Sometimes I feel like my watch is smarter than me

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    I don’t understand my Apple Watch. Maybe it’s because it’s smarter than me. It knows where I’m going before I do. The day I bought it, I got in the car to drive home, and it told me I was …

  • Back-To-School Supply Drive gets students, teachers ready for new year

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    ORANGE PARK – In collaboration with the Clay County Chamber of Commerce and more than 10 local businesses, the Orange Park Mall is gearing up for its second annual Back-To-School Supply …

  • Stilianou heads Clay sports

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    GREEN COVE SPRINGS - John “Jay” Stilianou is best known for his fiery sideline presence in the midst of a decade of state championship football runs as Clay High’s defensive guru, then a string …

  • Brinkman goes state, nation, now world

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    FLEMING ISLAND - Fleming Island High diving state champion Ava Brinkman made her big splash as a highly touted freshman with a record setting district title, but missed her shot to flash the cash at …

  • From helicopter med-flight to world BMX

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    MIDDLEBURG - After a horrific track accident in 2020 that offered her a helicopter ride to the hospital, Riley “MadRabbit” Jordan got back on her BMX bike less than a year later and crashed on …

  • Freedom 5K biggest ever

    Thursday, July 13, 2023

    KEYSTONE HEIGHTS - With what seemed to be a renew vigored to celebrate the July 4th celebration of America, Keystone Heights’ Freedom 5K and festivities brought one of the biggest race crowds to …