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A Jacksonville legislator is again running point on a bill designed to sharpen lines on the state’s enforcement of immigration law. State. Rep. Cord Byrd, a Jacksonville Beach Republican, … more
Whomever fills Addison Davis’s seat as the Superintendent of Schools for Clay County will have a difficult job. Clay County clearly lost a leader who made an impact, however brief, on our … more
Dear editor: You can help us work toward saving a billion gallons of water this winter — and save money on your water bill. Even in sunny Florida, lawns and landscapes take a break during the … more
It was late August 1963. I was 12. I remember my father calling me into his room. The radio was on, and I heard cheering. It was not a baseball game kind of cheer...it seemed louder and longer. It … more
By any measure, Addison Davis would be a terrific hire for the Hillsborough County School Board. With a record graduation rate, an eighth-place standing statewide and an emphasis to help the children … more
I’m writing this column with crossed fingers, which isn’t easy, but in this case, it’s necessary. Florida’s law to ban texting while driving finally has some real teeth. Along with everyone … more
Dear Editor: Christmas came a little bit early for me this year. On the morning of Dec. 22, I received word that I was approved for sideline credential at the Jacksonville Jaguars/Indianapolis … more
Clay County residents:We all have so much to be thankful for. We, here at Mercy, are counting our blessings for the many supporters, donors and volunteers who selfishly help Mercy accomplish its … more
The 24-hour news cycle makes my head hurt. No matter which side of the argument you fall on, the only effect the president’s impeachment will have on any of us is a guaranteed spike in our blood … more
Resolutions are made to be broken. Let’s face it, the number of times we’ve turned the calendar to a new year are the same number of times we’ve started, and broken, a diet.This … more
Five years ago, 2015Clay County Clerk of the Circuit Court Tara Green announces her office no longer will conduct wedding ceremonies.The Florida Department of Transportation will give Orange Park $3 … more
Traditionally, New Year's resolutions are about making a commitment to do something different in our lives, perhaps going in a new direction from that of the past. I'm thrilled to share these 15 … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I have the following statement after voting ‘no’ on the shortfalls of the USMCA agreement for Florida farmers: … more
A bill that would mostly strip localities of the ability to regulate short-term rental platforms now has a House companion. HB 1011, filed Thursday by Jacksonville Republican Rep. Jason … more
A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY – A long time ago, families poured into theaters around the world to witness an epic unlike anything seen in cinema before. A dash of fantasy, a dash of sci-fi … more
CLAY COUNTY – My name is Bruce Hope, and I am the newest member of the Clay Today staff. I was born in Washington, D.C., but have lived many places, and just on the other … more
The telephone rang at 5:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. It was 1966 and I was 9. The voice on the other side asked if I was Don. I said yes. The nurse said my mother was at Good … more
Florida’s prisons are in crisis. That phrase, or a variant thereof, has been stated so much that it’s almost an axiom. The Florida Senate is poised to look at reforms designed to solve this … more
“Forrest Gump” was a book by Winston Groom that tells the improbable, often seemingly-unbelievable, story of a slow, but kind-hearted, man who becomes immersed in some of the country’s … more
As Orlando attorney John Morgan leads his latest fight to increase the state’s minimum wage incrementally to $15 an hour, debates are raging between those who see it as a necessary move to provide … more
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