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5 years ago, 2013Torey Leonard Jenkins of Jacksonville received a 40-year sentence in state prison for the September 17, 2009 death of 16-month-old Destiny Patterson whom Jenkins had been babysitting … more
As it defends a slew of cases over medical marijuana, the state of Florida has spent close to $2 million on outside lawyers. Nearly all of that went to one firm. Records reviewed last week … more
Despite a Tallahassee judge declaring significant parts of the state’s medical marijuana law unconstitutional, the law’s chief architect on Aug. 7 said he was confident the law would be … more
Reader tells everyone to votePlease be advised that the Primary Vote can be and, in many cases, is imperative as many elected positions are determined at this time. In other words, if any one or … more
It’s not often that we take to this page to defend how a story becomes a story, but recent events require some clarification regarding last week’s story involving a candidate for Clay County … more
I didn’t always want to be a journalist. I went through phases growing up, as every kid does, where what I wanted to be when I grew up changed constantly. I went from wanting to be The Crocodile … more
Voting in Florida is a right, not a privilege. And since life today doesn’t run at the same pace as it did back when Ozzie met Harriett (look it up, kids), the government should make it as easy … more
It was a day of solidarity and unity and it sent a huge message to those in elected office in 2016. Hundreds of Clay County teachers crammed into the Teacher Training Center at Fleming Island High … more
Property tax limits thwart funding in public services that boost opportunity while exacerbating racial and economic inequities. Those are the findings of a new report by the Washington, D.C.-based, … more
“Homelessness” should not be in the 21st Century lexicon of the wealthiest nation on Earth. On my drive into Jacksonville this morning, I was grateful for many things: a beautiful day, a … more
JACKSONVILLE – It’s a measure of how dubious President Donald Trump’s performance was at the Helsinki summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin that even Republicans who proudly campaigned with … more
I wonder if GOP gubernatorial candidates Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis are feeling a little queasy. It was a quite the global spectacle Monday, watching President Donald Trump all but genuflect to … more
SOE: please reconsider voter purgeI hope you have had time to reconsider your planned action as reported in Clay Today and Passagemaker on 7/7/2018 to disenfranchise thousands of St Brendan’s … 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
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