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Last year, I wrote a column about how Thanksgiving is one of the worst holidays. Today, I’m here to report to you that my feelings have changed. Today, I write to tell you that Thanksgiving is … more
For the past three years, a small group of people (Christians) have been walking every community in Clay County simply praying for protection from hurricanes, tornadoes, violence and invoking … more
A bill authored by state Rep. Kim Daniels(D-Jacksonville) would require public high schools to offer Bible-study electives. House Bill 195, to establish what Daniels says would be “an … more
I’m finally realizing one of the things that happens when you grow older. Mind you, these feelings didn’t kick in so much after my parents passed away – my mother in 2007 and my father … more
A healthy but also fragile economy led the Senate’s budget chief to tell fellow lawmakers they need to be “very, very conservative” in writing the state’s next yearly budget. Indeed, with … more
Even in Florida, lawns and landscapes take a break during the winter and naturally go dormant. During December, January and February, landscapes typically need less irrigation, so now is a great … more
How was it possible for Amendment 4, the amendment restoring the voting rights of former felons, to get 64.55 percent of the vote in Florida? All statewide partisan races were close. Clearly, … more
This Week in history [Photo gallery]
5 years ago, 2013After deliberating six hours, a four-man, two-woman jury convicted a Jacksonville man of two counts of second-degree murder. Cornelius Walston, 30, of Jacksonville, had been on trial … more
The Office of Insurance Regulation has more than assignment of benefits reform and one-way attorney fees to worry about. Regulators also confront problems in the long-term care and flood insurance … more
The new year saw the passing of Seth Howard, 24, a drummer of Jacksonville-based metal band Yashira. Howard went to Ridgeview High School and graduated from the University of Florida last year. I … more
Reported crimes and arrests are down and Florida has held fewer people behind bars in recent years, but forecasters working for the state aren’t expecting prison populations to continue to … more
He was tall and stoic, I stood by in awed silence and watched the somber moment as President George Herbert Walker Bush laid a wreath in remembrance of the 39 Federal Law Enforcement Training Center … more
There has been a great deal of discussion lately about the Clay County Council on Aging and Clay Transit, most of which has come from those that are minimally involved in the organization. I feel … more
5 years ago, 2013Orange Park Town Council passed an ordinance prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes to minors by requiring shops to place the products behind the checkout counter and prohibited them … more
It’s back again, but it’s still bad. It will always be bad. I have a simple question for Republicans in Tallahassee who say arming our schoolteachers will make classrooms safer. Can they … more
I bet it’s a pretty rare thing that one’s boss turns in his two-week notice on the first day a person starts their new job, however, that’s exactly what happened to me Aug. 20, 2012, my first … more
PONTE VEDRA BEACH – Having covered The Players golf championship tournament for nearly 12 years, the most prized photo I captured took place in 2010 not of a pretty famous golfer, but of a more … more
By now, Florida lawmakers surely realize continuing to fight the expansion of medical marijuana is reefer madness. Gov. Ron DeSantis apparently is in that camp. He is ready to stop the state’s … more
Trying again under a U.S. House of Representatives that now has Democratic control, Kissimmee’s U.S. Rep. Darren Soto introduced two bills last week aiming to prevent immigration deportations of … more
4Generations Institute As we launch into the New Year, please reflect with me for a few minutes on who we are and where we hope to go in the 12-months ahead. I believe 2018 was a year of … more
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