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CCSO needs help finding missing 12-year-old girl

Clay County Sheriff's office needs help finding 12-year-old Haley Selene Lawson. She was last seen in Orange Park near the Alexander Point Apartments Tuesday night. At this time Haley is not …

Annie Lee Keyes Community honored by Orange Park Man

ORANGE PARK – There’s a pocket of houses on Miller Street, Floyd Circle and Annie Lee Keyes Boulevard where more than 60 residents have called the area home for over than 50 years. On …

School board starts process to create half-cent sales tax for improvements

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The Clay County School Board is one step closer to a half-cent sales tax after giving Superintendent Addison Davis direction during the June 17 school board agenda review …

GCS approves expansion of electric infrastructure along C.R. 315

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – City council members approved framework Tuesday night of a plan to substantially increase commercial electric infrastructure on a County Road 315 property. Two of the …

CCSO needs help finding man wanted for two Orange Park holdups

ORANGE PARK – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office needs help in identifying a man who robbed the Wells Fargo Bank at 400 Blanding Blvd. and The Home Depot at 1919 Wells Rd. Friday. For now, they …

County health officials looking into possible case of mumps

CLAY COUNTY – Health officials diagnosed a possible case of mumps recently in a child younger than 4. The child was vaccinated according to the Clay Department of Health. The area the child …
In the Community
Supporters plan federal suit to overturn dog racing ban The head of a pro-greyhound racing group now says supporters will file suit in federal court next month to “overturn” the constitutional amendment effectively banning dog racing in …
It’s always a cool idea to think about summer food safety CLAY COUNTY – Summer in Florida provides us with many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. From picnics to barbecues the warm summer weather also presents many opportunities …
Memorial Day brought to you by lobbyists, political groups Summertime is here – well, almost. Memorial Day honored the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. But the holiday also marked the unofficial start to …
Here are some cool ways to avoid sweltering summer heat I don’t know much about global warming or climate change, but I do know this: It’s been hot. It was 101 degrees last Monday during Memorial Day Riverfest at Green Cove Springs, which helps …
This week in History 5/23/19 Five years ago, 2014The Big League Dream plan for a sports complex off Branon Road in Middleburg is killed after five years of negotiations.Town of Orange Park is told it needs to spend an additional …
Letter to the Editor 5/23/19 Dear Editor, I would like to express my thoughts on the Clay County Public Library system. Firstly, I should explain that I love to read and like to read current novels, and I belong to a book club. …
First step after high school graduation should be financial stability CLAY COUNTY – I can feel the excitement in the air this month as graduating seniors celebrate their achievements and prepare to go off to college, join the military, or begin working. My children …
Watermelon Fest to be bigger, better than ever

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The Clay County Watermelon Fest will return to the county fairgrounds June 22-23 for its third year, and organizers said they’re bringing more watermelons than ever …

Middleburg play date attracts 500 children

MIDDLEBURG – The lure of water games, free hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks and entertainment was more than enough to attract more than 500 children Friday afternoon at Middleburg High. The Clay …

Obituaries 062019

Chief Darin Paul Kosty, USN, (Ret.)Chief Darin Paul Kosty, USN, (Ret.), 51, of Middleburg, FL passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019. Mr. Kosty was born in Tacoma, Washington and grew up in western New …

Obituaries 6/6/19

Ira G. Kitts Ira G. Kitts, 91, passed away May 27, 2019. He was born June 20, 1927 in Bluefield, Virginia and resided in Middleburg, Florida for the past thirty-five years. He was the widower of Ruth …

Obituaries 5/30/19

Delbert Norvin Hupp Delbert Norvin Hupp was born in Hanover Township, Ohio on November 4, 1936. He passed away at home surrounded by his family on May 20, 2019. Leaving his wife of 42 years; Ann …

Welcome to INFINITI of Orange Park

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Skye’s limit is ‘no limits’
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Clay High School athlete Skye Paradise has found her way to a few region and state playoffs in her four years … Read More
Throw Back Thursday 6/20/19
OAKLEAF – Lakeside Junior High’s David Detwiler and Oakleaf Junior High’s Shaq Quarterman were, at certain points, combatants, … Read More
East softball All Stars fall in final
OAKLEAF – In the inaugural North Florida All Star Series Softball Classic held at Oakleaf High School, area high school softball … Read More
May, Stetson take fourth in ASUN golf championships
BRASELTON, GA – Former Fleming Island High School golf state qualifier Sarah May, now at Stetson University in Deland, FL, … Read More
TOP 10 Plays
1. Glenn Rodgers wins 110 hurdles state titleFor Rodgers, who had the second fastest time in the nation at the Bob Hayes Invite; … Read More
Rivers commits to U of Miami
OAKLEAF - With a backfield with the likes of Keshawn King at running back and Jordan Johnson at quarterback, the common denominator … Read More
The Clay County YMCA – For A Better Community

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The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Please visit the YMCA blog to stay up to date on their latest news!

Good Deeds, Memories and Briefs
Business Briefs 6/20/19
Clay wins high-performance government award for efficient hydrant inspectionsDUBUQUE, Iowa—Cartegraph, a leader in high-performance … Read More
This Week in History 6/20/19
Five years ago, 2014New evacuation zones unveiled at The Northeast Florida Regional Council meeting affect Clay residents.The … Read More
Magnolia Point Women’s Club award 5 scholarships to Clay High students
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Nancy Mills, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee at the Magnolia Point Women’s Club, recently presented … Read More
WAPE’s blaring rock and roll frightened the horses in Clay County
It was in the late 1950s when construction started on the east side of two-lane U.S. Highway 17 about a mile south of the Doctors Lake … Read More
College Briefs 6/20/19
Green Cove Springs’ Hershey graduates from IowaIOWA CITY, Iowa – Brittany Hershey, a University of Iowa student from Green Cove … Read More
School News 6/13/19
Clay High graduates 22 with health science certificationsGREEN COVE SPRINGS – Clay High School’s Health Science Program reported a … Read More
Crime News
Arrests & Bookings 6/20/19
(Name, age, location of arrest, charges). Key: FTA-Failure to Appear; DWLSR-Driving Without a License-Suspended or Revoked; … Read More
Police Briefs 6/20/19
Man arrested after girlfriend beaten, hospitalized in trauma unit ORANGE PARK – Police charged a man for the brutal beating of his … Read More
Arrests & Bookings 6/13/19
(Name, age, location of arrest, charges). Key: FTA-Failure to Appear; DWLSR-Driving Without a License-Suspended or Revoked; … Read More
Police Briefs 6/13/19
Woman arrested for not paying for cab ride to vacant, vandalized homeORANGE PARK – A woman was arrested after she failed to pay for … Read More
Police briefs 6/6/19
A routine traffic stop on Wells Road resulted last Thursday, May 30, in the seizure of seven bags of marijuana weighing 21 pounds, … Read More
Arrests and bookings 6/6/19
(Name, age, location of arrest, charges). Key: FTA-Failure to Appear; DWLSR-Driving Without a License-Suspended or Revoked; … Read More
Community Calendar 6/6/19

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets June 13 at 10 a.m. at the Clay County Administration Building’s Zoning Department conference room, third floor at 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. CLAY …

Clay County Memorial Day weekend activities

Thursday, May 23Clay Chamber Military Appreciation Lunch will be at the Thrasher-Horne Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Keynote speaker will be Rear Admiral Gary Mayes, USN, Commander, Navy …

Community Calendar 5/16/19

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets May 16 at 10 a.m. at the Zoning Department Conference Room, third floor at the County Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. AMVETS …

Community Calendar 5/9/19

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL GRANT WORKSHOP: May 9 at 5 p.m. at the Clay County Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Fourth Floor, Green Cove Springs. Workshop will help applicants work through …

Calendar 5/2/19

SONS DINNER AMVETS POST 86: Chicken Divan, casserole over rice, salad and dessert for $8 on May 3 at 6:30 a.m. at Amvets Post 86, 6685 Brooklyn Bay Rd., Keystone Heights.SONS HORSESHOE CHALLENGE: May …