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A budget bill in the House has the potential to end many virtual school options and funnel students into Florida Virtual School. Current law requires school districts to offer at least three … more
CLAY COUNTY – Voters in Keystone Heights and Orange Park will head to the polls on Tuesday, April 13, to elect two members each for their city and town councils. Bobby Brown and Deirdre Murphy … more
Editor: First of all, as a school teacher, proud Republican and citizen of Florida I want to sincerely thank our political representatives in Tallahassee for having in person learning all year! You … more
CLAY COUNTY – When I stopped at the fairgrounds Monday to check on the early preparations for this year’s Clay County Agriculture Fair, I found general manager juggling several jobs. Her jeans … more
Dear Clay County residents: Since opening our doors in 1992, the Safe Animal Shelter has provided a safe haven for unwanted, abused and neglected pets in Clay County and surrounding areas. Over … more
Five years ago, 2016• Green Cove Springs learns it will get $250,000 from the state to help pay for a massive restoration of Historic Spring Park.• The county is told to maximize … more
TALAHASSEE – Legislation allowing Florida cities and counties to outlaw smoking at public beaches and parks cleared its first House committee Tuesday. The House Professions and Public Health … more
Last Monday was a good day. I got an appointment time to get my first COVID-19 shot, just a few minutes after applying for the first time online. Getting the vaccination was just as easy. Later … more
CLAY TODAY – Protein is one of your macronutrients and is going to be your biggest ally in both gaining muscle and losing unwanted bodyfat. The other macronutrients, carbs and fats are also … more
During the course of one year of reported coronavirus cases in Florida, the state has gone from two known cases to more than 1.9 million. Health officials on Sunday reported a total of 1,909,211 … more
CLAY COUNTY – Acrid smoke, the roar and crackle of flame, and the sudden intensity of heat have taught Hope Miller of Lakeside a great deal. Namely, that they’re elements of a great day at the … more
Florida’s been in a state of emergency for nearly a year. But that’s currently only to get federal funds. Gov. Ron DeSantis wants state lawmakers to help get life in Florida back to normal, … more
When Donald Trump was the president, Dr. Anthony Fauci told us a year ago “there’s no reason to be walking around with a mask,” despite the threat of COVID-19. Now that Joe Biden is the … more
DAYTONA BEACH – First there was fire. Then rain. Followed by even more fire. Last Sunday’s Daytona 500 had two massive crashes that involved a total of 24 cars, a six-hour rain delay and a … more
Recovering from the loss of a loved one can be one of the hardest things a person can go through. People handle loss in many ways. The emotions and feelings attached to a loss can be destructive, but … more
Editor: Like everyone else, the ongoing pandemic has weighed heavily on employers. In addition to operating a business in this economy, employers are currently dealing with a threat that’s been … more
CLAY COUNTY – The world is in a standstill due to the ongoing pandemic, but it is still important for people to keep moving. Exercise is a vital part of someone’s physical and psychological … more
FLEMING ISLAND – Since February is National Heart Month, it’s important for everyone to separate the truths from the myths about leading a heart-healthy life. This week and next, we will … more
CLAY COUNTY – Last Tuesday was Safer Internet Day in the United States and another 140 countries around the world. It also was National Cut the Cord Day, National Bagel and Lox Day, National Pizza … more
A bill approved by a Florida House committee on Feb. 3 will be sent to the floor later this month that would effectively end the practice of placing public notices in newspapers for local … more
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