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During this coronavirus pandemic, access to accurate and trustworthy information in your community is as critical to life under quarantine and as sought after as hand sanitizer and face … more
Orange Park residents: Recently, there has been a lot of conversation around the Town of Orange Park and Clay County regarding a proposed development on Kingsley. At a recently held community … more
Editor: While no one could have predicted the full impact that the COVID 19 virus has created and even one life lost is tragic, Florida has done a good job in preparing for this Pandemic. In … more
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all of us to make significant adjustments to our lifestyles. Gasoline now is calculated by weeks to the gallon. We no longer fear anyone walking into a convenience … more
Five years ago, 2015The Orange Park Town Council delays a vote on an ordinance that would ban feeding feral cats after several “cat advocates” claim the town is trying to starve … more
Editor: I am excited about the proposed Orange Park Plazas project, a state-of-the-art mixed use residential and commercial development proposed to be located on Kingsley Avenue in the Town Orange … more
Clay County residents deserve to know what’s going on during the COVID-19 pandemic. The cone of silence required by federal laws not only erodes a community’s trust, it can endanger lives. As … more
Clay County residents, Last week, our teachers and students embarked on a new "first day of school". However, this time, they are online and participating in distance learning. With Clay … more
Dear Editor, As the Director of Emergency Management in Clay County, I want to assure the public that we have a dedicated team of professionals in place to lead the COVID-19 response in our … more
We all have a lot of free time on our hands these days. We can’t go to a movie, a concert, the beach or the pool. Gas is cheap, but everything’s closed.I live alone and I’m getting … more
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The cancelation of the Clay County Fair has caused more hurt than just a missed-out week of concerts, rides, and fair food; for our youth raising livestock, it has been a … more
It’s been difficult to think about anything other than COVID-19 lately, but the passing of an old friend was the kind of distraction that turned my focus to fond memories, not the dreadful warnings … more
Former mayor supports Orange Park Plaza, Provision Impact Ventures projectEditor:My name is Jim Renninger and I speak to you from the perspective of a long-term resident who has lived in Orange Park … more
As an advocate, I try to be the optimist in the room, striving to reach solutions to problems by giving people confidence to make a positive difference. I must confess that these days, that role is … more
In the past week, I’ve talked with a lot of overworked grocery store clerks, desperate restaurant servers and teenagers in fast food drive-thrus who handle my plastic credit card like it’s a live … more
Federally-backed drive-through testing programs underway in Broward County and Jacksonville, being beta-tested in Miami, and soon to begin in Orange County sent Gov. Ron DeSantis to Miami’s Hard … more
Dear Clay County Residents: At Gordon Chevrolet, we value the health and safety of our guests and team members above all. It is important to us that we share with you the steps we are taking to … more
Much like going through the withdrawals of other addictions, many of us are learning to cope with the loss of live sports. I still get the shakes when I think about not being able to watch the NCAA … more
The outlines of the FY 20-21 budget are finalized, including the “sprinkle list”: a list of 170 local projects blessed by state funds by the Senate and 124 by the House. In the age of … more
Bill would require 911 operators to tell callers how to perform CPR To whom it may concern, Several years ago, my wife went into cardiac arrest. She was just 38. Fortunately, I was able to do … more
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