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ORANGE PARK – Before Kenneth Wagner became police chief of Clay County schools, he was one student’s guardian angel. Wagner was at the Orange Park Cici’s Pizza fundraising for the Special …

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GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Chris Padgett will step away from the backdrop of flashing blue lights and yellow crime scene tape next week. He won’t have to answer calls in the middle-of-the-night for …

School board won’t get special election for half-cent sales tax

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A judge ruled Thursday taxpayers won’t be voting on a half-cent sales tax during a special election this November. Judge Steven Whittington said the Clay County School …

Stolen identities, not guns, newest weapon of choice for criminals

Technology is the newest weapon used by both law enforcement and criminals. It’s a high-tech game of cat and mouse, with information floating throughout the world wide web as chunks of …

GCS willing to settle against contractors for $223,000

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – City Council members submitted a counteroffer to settle its lawsuit against four contractors city staff believe were responsible for a 2017 drilling mishap. City …

School board won’t get special election for half-cent sales tax

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A judge ruled Thursday taxpayers won’t be voting on a half-cent sales tax during a special election this November. Judge Steven Whittington said the Clay County School …
In the Community
Let’s talk when politics becomes too political We had an interesting discussion last week in the lobby of our office. Another frog-strangling thunderstorm kept us from going home, so we waited for a break from the thunderclaps and joked about the …
How to buy shirt, sell personal data with single swipe of credit card I recently bought a golf shirt. At $9.99, I thought it was a great buy. Three weeks later, I feel like I’m still paying for it. I used by debit card to pay for the shirt and a toy for my …
Getting the garden ready for fall Has anyone else tried working outside in the garden recently? These days of August are some of the most miserable times to try to keep up with mowing the grass, pulling weeds, and almost any garden …
Recent tragedies unleash Stewart’s newest push for assault weapons ban Democratic state Sen. Linda Stewart vowed last Monday to again push for a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, expressing that she’s feeling unleashed this year by Senate President …
Letter to the Editor 8/8/19 This morning (Monday) the Florida Greyhound Association announced that one of its members filed suit seeking financial compensation after the passage of a Constitutional Amendment to phase out …
Local retailers, school supply shoppers enjoy the benefits of sales tax holiday The Florida Retail Federation encourages consumers and retailers, alike, to prepare for big savings this back-to-school shopping holiday.Florida’s back-to-school sales tax holiday, which will …
Letter to the Editor 8/1/19 I certainly hope the good people of this country have seen the latest Clay Today News article with pictures of brand new squad police cars for every police officer in this wasteful creative school …
Obituaries 8/22/19

Gerald “Jerry” Edward Smith Gerald “Jerry” Edward Smith, 69, of Green Cove Springs, FL passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019. Jerry was born in Pueblo, Colorado but called …

Obituaries 8/8/19

Jesse Godbold Jesse Godbold, our beloved husband, father and grandfather died on Wednesday July 31 at St. Vincent’s Hospital Clay County after a long illness. He is survived by his wife of 56 …

Obituaries 8/1/19

Lee R. Ledbetter Lee R. Ledbetter, 93, died Friday, July 19 at Allegro Senior Living, Fleming Island, FL. He is survived by his children Skip (Joanne) of Phoenixville, PA, Holly (Joe Solsona) of …

Obituaries 7/25/19

Billy Wilson Fraser Billy Wilson Fraser, a life-long resident of Jacksonville, Florida went to another world on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. He was comfortable and peaceful, surrounded by loved ones. He …

Obituaries 7/18/19

Michael CummingsIf you were lucky enough to meet Michael Cummings, chances are you liked him. Chances are probably even greater you had a story about him (the chicken wing incident of Super Bowl …

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Sports

Knights warm up with Shark tanking

OAKLEAF - With a brutal schedule ahead of them, it is best not to get too giddy after witnessing Oakleaf’s 44-7 dismantling of visiting Ponte Vedra in Friday’s preseason classic. But one thing is …
The Clay County YMCA – For A Better Community

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Good Deeds, Memories and Briefs
School News 8/22/19
Valentin-Torres award Women of AT&T scholarshipAlondra Valentin-Torres of Orange Park was among 15 students statewide to receive a … Read More
Community briefs 8/22/19
Literacy, reading volunteers needed at Early Learning CoalitionORANGE PARK – Do you have a passion for reading? Do you enjoy small … Read More
Business Brief 8/22/19
JACKSONVILLE – Sean B. Cronin, a partner at Cronin & Maxwell, PL recently was named Best Lawyers 2020 Medical Malpractice Law – … Read More
McAllister’s Jax Federal’s new director of business services
JACKSONVILLE – Jax Federal Credit Union has selected Orange Park High graduate Kenneth McAllister as its new Director of Business … Read More
Clay County memories 8/15/19
Deadline extended for Irma voluntary home buyout programGREEN COVE SPRINGS – The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has … Read More
Getting the garden ready for fall
Has anyone else tried working outside in the garden recently? These days of August are some of the most miserable times to try to keep … Read More
Crime News
Arrests & Bookings 8/22/19
 Key: FTA-Failure to Appear; DWLSR-Driving Without a License-Suspended or Revoked; DUI-Driving Under the Influence; VOP-Violation of … Read More
Police Briefs 8/22/19
FHP, CCSO catch man wanted for deadly crash in AprilORANGE PARK – Clay County Sheriff deputies and the Florida Highway Patrol caught … Read More
Arrests & Bookings 8/15/19
 Key: FTA-Failure to Appear; DWLSR-Driving Without a License-Suspended or Revoked; DUI-Driving Under the Influence; VOP-Violation of … Read More
Police Briefs 8/15/19
Local pastor charged in Maryland with sexual abuse of minorA 42-year-old former pastor of a fundamentalist Baptist church turned … Read More
Police Briefs 8/8/19
Man jailed after child has signs of beatings, strangulation, sexual assaultORANGE PARK – A Green Cove Springs man was arrested … Read More
Arrests & Bookings 8/1/19
 Key: FTA-Failure to Appear; DWLSR-Driving Without a License-Suspended or Revoked; DUI-Driving Under the Influence; VOP-Violation of … Read More
Calendar 8/22/19

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: meets Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. at the Clay County Administration Zoning Department Conference Room, third floor, at 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. FREE QUIT TOBACCO …

Community calendar 8/15/19

CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT FOR SENIORS: program is Aug. 17 at the Conviva Care Center, 20 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Techniques to cope with pain, fatigue and poor sleep will …

Calendar 8/8/19

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ORANGE PARK: will conduct its monthly meeting Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. at the Clarke House, 1039 Kingsley Ave.GARDEN CLUB OF FLEMING ISLAND MEETING: will be at the Fleming Island …

Calendar 7/25/19

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets July 25 at 10 a.m. at the Clay County Administration Zoning Department Conference Room, third floor, at 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs.DEVELOPMENT REVIEW …

Community Calendar 7/18/19

CLAY COUNTY SOIL and WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT: will meet July 19 at 8:30 a.m. at the Clay County Extension office at 2463 State Road 16 West at Green Cove Springs.ROUND ROBIN SHAKESPEARE MEETING: …