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Word of the Week is a feature that aims to help readers boost their vocabulary in a meaningful way that has practical application. Each week, our editorial staff presents a word, its definition and … more
5 years ago, 2012Chief Warrant Officer Michael S. Duskin, 42, of Middleburg, died when he was struck by small arms while on a dismounted patrol during combat operations in Chak District, Wardak … more
I get to see a lot of, shall I say, interesting things when I walk my dog, Nelson in our subdivision just west of Orange Park. I see litter people carelessly fling from their vehicles. These days, … more
Right-to-try drug proposal a solution? This fall the House of Representatives is likely to take up legislation passed by the Senate that gives terminally ill patients the right to try unproven, … more
About two weeks ago, Gov. Rick Scott dropped a news release proposing a 10 percent pay raise for juvenile detention and juvenile probation officers. Today, the Miami Herald dropped its … more
Could industrial hemp be Florida’s next big crop? Maybe. But it’s going to take two years to find out. Florida citrus is a crop plagued by citrus greening and recently battered by Hurricane … more
I always thought journalists were trained to avoid reaching a broad conclusion from just one specific example, no matter how shocking it may be. Yet in his guest commentary in last Wednesday’s … more
Irma recovery event a success Although it’s not Clay County Fair time, the Clay County Fairgrounds were busy last week as the Department of Children and Families coordinated their Disaster … more
Years ago, while attending a conference on husband-wife relationships, the guest speaker described women as crock pots and men as microwaves when it comes to intimacy. (You’ll get that on the way … more
Doctors are becoming an endangered species. By 2030, the United States could be short 43,000 primary-care physicians. U.S. medical schools have acknowledged the problem, but they’re not doing … more
I just wanted to respond to the verbal attack on Peter Swanson concerning the food truck in Green Cove Springs article which was written by him. Wow, guess there is no doubt how this citizen feels … more
Do not be fooled, fellow Floridians, by the high temperatures, heartless humidity, and merciless storms – autumn is actually here.If you need convincing, simply walk into any retail store. … more
Peter Swanson is at it again. His columns seem to appear only when he sees an opportunity to divide the people of our city or degrade our city manager and council. Rather than gather facts as a … more
Patriotism is not the exclusive property of any one group. Showing real devotion to this country takes more than waving a flag and snarling at someone who doesn’t. It starts with understanding what … more
My office is in the middle of Green Cove Springs and four doors down is G’s BBQ who has had a small business here for a little over a year. Gary’s wife has been ill but the day before the food … more
Jack Roundtree had barely set up his food truck in at the old Rich’s restaurant in Green Cove Springs. His customers, robbed of electricity by Hurricane Irma, were just lining up for lunches of hot … more
Hospitals may get accredited even with poor, unsafe care Earlier this year, an Illinois woman sent an email telling me of the poor care her husband received at a large Chicago hospital. After six … more
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