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Gasoline prices nationally and in Florida eased back a few cents last week from the previous record highs, with Florida coming in Monday averaging $4.81 per gallon of gas, an 8-cent drop. The … more
We’ve all wondered what it could be like to be a fly on the wall when something big breaks. I was that fly in July of 1996. I saw the negotiations between the agent for Shaquille O’Neal, the … more
Congress has an opportunity to pass legislation that benefits all local citizens, businesses and even protects our democracy. The Local Journalism Sustainability Act, LJSA for short, should be … more
My Dad was 60 when I was born. Not only was he the oldest Dad on the block, but he was also older than all of my friends’ grandfathers. He was also a blind man having lost his sight in his early … more
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an update to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act Tuesday that will bolster school crisis intervention and include charter schools in some safety … more
Our mothers and doctors have told us for years to listen to our bodies. For most of my life, that meant a chorus of growls, groans, creaks and a throaty rumble that best resembles a cold diesel … more
ORANGE PARK – In the past two years I have had the enjoyment of watching these migrating ducks roam the edges in my backyard pond, which is considered as one of their habitats along with wooded … more
A congressional panel studying voter turnout traveled to Tallahassee on Wednesday, visiting ground zero for Florida’s recently enacted election laws that Democrats have likened to voter … more
“Guns don’t kill people. People do.” “Guns don’t kill people. People who like guns kill people.” “Drunk driving – blame the person. Stabbing – blame the person. Arson – … more
Each month, Rep. Sam Garrison, whose District 18 includes Clay County, will provide updates on proposed and passed bills that affect the county. TALLAHASSEE – Last week, the legislature returned … more
Reader: Don’t blame mothers at border for baby formula shortageEditor:I would like to comment on the provision of baby formula to mothers and babies in custody at the border. The key phrase is … more
Within hours of lawmakers reaching a deal to require stricter inspections for condominiums, the agreement is advancing through the Legislature. On Tuesday, the Senate passed the language as an … more
'While the Beltway crowd may not like his style, it’s his record that will become his legacy.' Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to make his mark nationally, the latest example being one of … more
U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack and other Republican lawmakers are calling on the FDA and the Biden administration to take immediate action to solve a months-long baby formula shortage that's left parents … more
A good person did not enter a grocery store in Buffalo, New York killing 10 people and wounding multiple others. A good person did not enter a church in Laguna Woods, California wounding many and … more
We’ve all heard of people who have taken their lives by suicide. We typically wonder why? Do we wonder what was so bad about their lives that they could not cope another day? We were shocked by … more
Have you ever wondered about things, like why does printer ink cost nearly as much as a new printer, or that horror genius Alfred Hitchcock was deadly afraid of eggs and that more than 25% of your … more
Five years ago, 2017 • Authorities are alarmed when a white Fleming Island High student offers two Black girls for sale on Craigslist.• The county joins 29 other counties calling for a burn … more
In the past 64 years, I’ve lost a lot more than my hair, eyesight and control of my waistline. I’ve lost a lot of respect for the job that’s consumed the last 48 years of my professional … more
A leaked report suggesting the Supreme Court will soon overturn Roe v. Wade drew strong reactions from Florida leaders. Immediate reactions showed how the sudden restriction on access to abortion … more
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