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“Death Panels” – one of the most bombastic and inflammatory terms that are bandied about when one discusses healthcare reform. When a politician or legislator wields that terminology, they … more
The Clay County Library Summer Reading program, which recently concluded, featured pythons to prestidigitation, and was a highlight of the library year. However, the five branch libraries offer … more
Heads up, citizens: the federal government is about to review the endangered status of one of our state’s rarest species – the Florida panther – and now is the time for all of us to make our … more
At a time when America faces serious challenges, it is imperative that Washington put aside partisan hostility in favor of common-sense solutions that move our state and nation forward. Some … more
The Clay County School District may be one point away from being an “A” District this year, but our legislative delegation did not fare so well on recent grades they received for part of their … more
On June 14, I joined a group of notable conservatives and libertarians to launch a new group, Florida Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty. We came together at a press conference in … more
Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a wide-sweeping higher education bill, saying the legislation “impedes the ability of state colleges to meet the needs of the communities and families they serve.” The … more
The irony of the state Constitutional Revision Commission trying to avoid sunshine laws is almost too rich to describe. If allowed to happen, that would be a dark day indeed. But that’s … more
One of the horrors of newspapering are the typographical errors or “typos” as we label them. They are also known as goof-ups or screw-ups in news stories and headlines. Stuff happens when a … more
What is going on in this county?? I am a retired school board employee who has given 33 years of my life and energy to the children of Clay County – 24 years as a classroom teacher and nine … more
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