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To the editor:Florida’s rainy season extends from May through October, typically accounting for up to 70% of our annual rainfall totals. Our summer afternoon thunderstorms and tropical rains … more
WITH LOVE – Hey Grandma. Yes grandma. Not anyone else – I’m talking to you. I know you’re my biggest fan when it comes to my writing, so I knew if I wrote a letter to you here, you’d … more
NASCAR fans hold onto their memories like nobody else in sports. We embrace the way it used to be. We’re quick to criticize progress because it moves us one step away from the past. We don’t like … more
Dear Editor – A mandatory mask mandate within Green Cove Springs was defeated [July 14] in Emergency session. This meeting served as an example of local government and democracy at its finest. … more
Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams, a Republican, wants to put the brakes on the Republican National Convention next month, and national media is reporting it. “With less than forty (40) days … more
Five years ago, 2015• Calavo Growers signs a lease for the old Food Lion distribution center near Green Cove Springs. The company that manufactures fresh and frozen avocado products is expected … more
Editor: I am writing both as an employee and as a parent of two children who attend school in the district. I implore you to make masks a priority along with social distancing of at least six … more
Democrats, Independents will be denied the right to voteEditor:For a mere $25 filing fee, write-in candidates closed the Aug. 18 primary in three critical races: Superintendent of Schools, … more
Gov. Ron DeSantis disputed claims by Dr. Anthony Fauci that Florida “jumped over a couple of checkpoints” in haste to reopen the state. “There was really no justification to not move … more
My grandson earned the rank of Wolf in his Cub Scouts troop last Sunday. The ceremony was in a park and he was the only scout allowed to attend. He wore his face mask. His eyes squinted as he … more
Dear School Board Members, You thought you were done with me huh…… Not so fast. I am sending you this email to ask you to make a School Board Policy pertaining to the reopening of our … more
Editor: In Florida, a state which has seen alarming growth in COVID-19 cases, many are wrestling with the dilemma of reopening schools. I am urging the adoption of a face mask policy in Clay … more
STUCK IN LINE AT LOT J – I had to get a COVID-19 test and it was an awful experience. I recently saw my brother-in-law for a few hours on a Friday night. We kept our distance, wore our masks, … more
While not every hospital in Jacksonville is running out of ICU space, the one that the city’s most vulnerable rely on is getting dangerously close. Statistics from AHCA reveal that UF Health – … more
The numbers are alarming. And they don’t lie. When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, we got it wrong. We sat at bars inches from our friends without concern. We went to rallies and protests. We … more
Gov. Ron DeSantis has blocked local governments from issuing their own ban on certain sunscreen products. That measure was a priority for Sen. Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island), who detailed his own … more
Editor: Another great partnership project is now operational in Clay County as the St. Johns River Water Management District continues work to improve water quality across the region. Known as … more
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott discussed the state’s recent spike in COVID-19 cases Monday morning, a topic he’s been compelled to address more of late. With daily record case counts commonplace in … more
The conversation at the Talladega Superspeedway is generally about racing. NASCAR turned it into race. Sure there were a few Confederate flags outside NASCAR’s most-exciting racetrack ahead of … more
CLAY COUNTY – If your children play video games, start saving your money now. Sony revealed the PlayStation 5 console last week on June 11 alongside a lineup of games coming to the system later … more
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