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How has Florida’s electorate changed since the 2016 presidential election? An examination of voter registration data in the election book closing reports for the 2016 and 2020 General elections … more
The year was 1927. The world held its collective breath when Charles Lindbergh made the first successful nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean from New York City to Paris, France. The flight … more
When you’re 17 episodes into binge-watching “Golden Girls,” you have time to think about things. You remember shaking hands with your friends. You remember hugging your children. You think … more
Never before have we been subjected to more emotional stress. For more than eight months, COVID-19 has dominated our lives. We’ve gained weight, lost wages and hope. We take one step forward in … more
The vast majority of Hispanic and Black voters believe a bachelor’s degree is key to success, according to a new survey released by the Helios Education Foundation and the Florida College Access … more
COVID-19 is a serious and frightening disease. It has destroyed lives and livelihoods. It’s dominated our politics and it’s turned the use of facemasks into a constitutional battle of free … more
COVID-19 is a serious and frightening disease. It has destroyed lives and livelihoods. It’s dominated our politics and it’s turned the use of facemasks into a constitutional battle of free … more
CLAY COUNTY – An unknown insect on your citrus tree you value can be shocking. Your first instinct is likely to find a way to get rid of it but did you know oftentimes these insects are not pests … more
Florida will receive 6.4 million rapid tests for COVID-19 from the federal government, the latest step the Governor’s Office argues will help Florida reopen society. That haul, which Gov. Ron … more
From stricter penalties for ripping off military veterans to new guidelines for specialty license plates, 24 laws went into effect Thursday after being passed during the 2020 legislative … more
In response to increased protests, which have spawned violence and looting in parts of the country, Gov. Ron DeSantis and leading lawmakers standing beside law enforcement officers unveiled a plan … more
MIDDLEBURG – Ken Herda isn’t a bum. He doesn’t beg for money, rifle through garbage cans or talk to himself in the shadows. His car isn’t littered with empty beer cans or whiskey bottles, and … more
The U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Florida as a top-10 public university, according to updated rankings released this month. The school is now ranked No. 6. Gator Country has … more
Economics author Ron DeLegge II once said, “99% of all statistics tell 49% of the story.” But sometimes numbers tell stories easier than words. Like, • As of Wednesday, 4,609 residents … more
This Sunday is Grandparents Day, a good opportunity to reflect on the importance of our elders in the lives of our families. Whether by birth or through adoption, grandparents are treasures … more
I have to admit I wasn’t sure if we’d ever get back to any real sense of normalcy, but the overdue return of football is an important start. I can’t wait to watch high school football on … more
Five years ago, 2015• The Clay County Planning Commission asks county commissioners to examine a policy that would require residents to obtain permits for backyard chickens.• School board … more
Ahead of the Department of Health and Division of Emergency management releasing its daily COVID-19 report Tuesday, the agencies announced that all of Florida’s agencies would end their testing … more
STARKE – Tyler Groves wants your vote. He’s running an unconventional campaign as a write-in candidate to be the next Superintendent of Clay County Schools. He’s collected, and spent, no … more
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, though not speaking at the Republican National Convention, nonetheless is helping with messaging for the President’s reelection bid, making the media rounds Monday, but … more
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