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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
The winds have died and the mopping up has begun. Businesses are reopening as people head back to work while dealing, at least for now, with their new realities. I know people whose homes were … more
Kudos to the businesses who gave their employees last Friday off to prepare for the storm. As I rode in to the Clay Chamber office I thought about those organizations that could not close, … more
This year’s rain makes me think of the fall of 1999. That year, Hurricane Irene forced Gov. Jeb Bush to declare a state of emergency for the entire state much like Hurricane Irma has done this week … more
I have been a Republican all my life. I remember watching the Republican National Convention in 1956, when I was 8 years old, and seeing President Dwight Eisenhower nominated for a second … more
Sometimes Florida’s cities find themselves at odds with the state Legislature over the principle of home rule. That cherished concept, supported by an overwhelming majority of Florida’s citizens, … more
I filled out the application and knew I would not hear from the program for a few months yet when the time came, I could hardly believe I actually got the envelope I’d hoped for. I was invited … more
Ask the average Floridian on the street, “Who does the business of state government?” and you’ll likely hear responses such as the governor or the name of a local senator or … more
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – In Clay County, there’s a new alternative emerging to the tired old urban-rural clash. A community with a proud history of farming is turning to 21st century agriculture … more
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