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Clay Today 05/11/23


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In this issue

  • Thousands feast on fun, festive art at Food Truck Friday

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The mixture of 20 of the area’s best food trucks, perfect weather and a concert by the Curt Towne Band with a special appearance by Paul Wane made last week’s Food Truck …

  • Two titles in five minutes for Panthers

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    ORANGE PARK - On the neutral field of Orange Park High just five minutes behind the pace of a district softball championship game up Blanding Blvd between Ridgeview and Columbia, Ridgeview High …

  • Maddox to Jenkins, again for the win

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    FLEMING ISLAND - Two touchdown passes from the Maddox to Jenkins double trouble duo; Fleming Island quarterback Mykala Maddox and wide receiver London Jenkins, spelled the answer and the difference …

  • Commissioners extend Waste Management’s trash contract with county

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    GREEN COVE SPRINGS – After talks that spanned more than six weeks, the Board of County Commissioners has finally made its decision to award its Solid Waste contract to Waste Management.

  • Choosing self-preservation

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    FLEMING ISLAND – Maggie Smith was forced to make a decision no child should make. Facing the prospect of being lulled into a life of despair and neglect, the girl courageously decided to break away …

  • Daneault’s home run sparks No.1 Spartans

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    ORANGE PARK - St. Johns Country Day School junior outfielder Kody Daneault scored three runs and drove in two with a home run to back Jacob Thomas’ power pitching as St. Johns Country Day …

  • Maddox, Mirelez get Han second region title

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    OAKLEAF – Behind a strong pitching performance from phenom sophomore Charlotte “Charley” Maddox and a two-run homer by Amya Mirelez, Oakleaf High (10-11) shut out Nease, 7-0, sending the …

  • Harbison top discus hurler in 3A region

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    JACKSONVILLE - Clay High senior discus thrower Annalee Harbison has already established her “big game” status as a Blue Devil weightlifter with her return to the sport after an injury a key …

  • Golden Years Gala

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    FLEMING ISLAND – Millie Wilkes was honored with the Ernie Cohen Lifetime Achievement Award winner after sitting through a suspenseful breakfast and opening remarks. At the same time, Larry …

  • Bill against single-use plastics failed to garner traction in Tallahassee

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    Doing something about single-use plastics in Florida, and those products’ detrimental environmental effects, remains a challenging task, as bills that would do so once again failed to receive …

  • A new mother’s wisdom embraces love, care for all children

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    Both Russian immigrants, Aaron Cohen and Minnie Golub lived in the same five-story tenement house on Mercer Street in New York’s Lower East Side. They knew each other only by sight. Since a formal …

  • Police Briefs 5/11/23

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    Green Cove Springs Police Department christens new boat GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The police department not only patrols 10.3 square miles of land, but the agency also keeps watch of more than three …

  • Middleburg Honor Student nominated for Congress of Future Medical Leaders

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    CLAY COUNTY – Colin Edwards is the second Clay County student nominated to attend this year’s National Congress of Future Medical Leaders and Physicians, an honors-only program for high school …

  • Keystone Power Equipment offers sales, repair services

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – Keystone Power Equipment Sales and Service recently opened its doors at 7907 State Road 100. Clinton Gillen, owner of Carquest Keystone Auto Parts, and his business partner …

  • Lake Region Kiwanis putt-putts to fund scholarship, projects fund

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – Lake Region Kiwanis hosted the inaugural Mini-Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 6, at the Keystone Heights Mini Golf to raise money for scholarships and community …

  • Orange Park’s Simple Air Filter featured in Better Homes and Garden story

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    ORANGE PARK – It was just a simple father-son family small business plan based in Orange Park, but in just six short years, it’s spread like wildfire. Enter Clay County’s Simple Filter …

  • Whitey’s Rib Cookoff filled air with smoke for Safe Animal Shelter

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    FLEMING ISLAND – The first match was struck at 10 a.m. on Sunday for the Whitey’s Fish Camp Rib Cookoff, and the smoke didn’t clear until Breckenridge BBQ went home with the first-place trophy …

  • College Briefs 5/11/23

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    20 from Clay graduate from Flagler College ST. AUGUSTINE – Flagler College celebrated the academic and personal accomplishments of more than 450 graduates at the Class of 2023 Commencement …

  • Fleming Island students make history with appointments to Air Force Academy

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    FLEMING ISLAND – Honor students Eire Johnson and William Hughes received and accepted appointments to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Their names will be honored in the …

  • Community Briefs 5/11/23

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    Donut Get Caught 5K at mall to benefit Police Athletic League ORANGE PARK – There’s always been a link between law enforcement and doughnuts, so the Police Athletic League of Clay County …

  • Obituaries 5/11/23

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    Louis Ed ‘Rain Bird’ Anderson Louis Ed “Rain Bird” Anderson, a loving father and cherished individual, passed away on February 18, 2023. Born on August 27, 1954, Louis was …

  • Clay Hill residents connected to much-needed broadband internet

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    CLAY HILL – On most days, Charles Jammes doesn’t have cellphone service at his home in Long Branch area, much less the internet. That will all change on May 16, when Comcast will connect …

  • North Horse Show rides into Clay County Fairgrounds Friday, Saturday

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The Clay County Fairgrounds is used to hosting big events, and this weekend is no different. Cattleman’s Arena will host the University of Florida UF/FAS 4-H Youth …

  • May the Fourth Be with Safe animal shelter

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    MIDDLEBURG – Not so long ago, in a galaxy not far away ... A strong pull from the Force led visitors to see if these less-loud-equally-hairy-much-tinier-Wookiee-like-creatures are the pets …

  • Adopt a ‘Master Backyarder’ mindset to maximize a small yard

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    Backyarding is the practice of taking everyday activities – think entertaining, eating, working, and working out to name a few – into the green space around us. Even those living in an urban …

  • Faith Walk: Mother’s Day

    Thursday, May 11, 2023

    This weekend is Mother’s Day! There are so many wonderful stories and examples of moms in the scriptures. One of those is the mother of Moses, Jochebed. She was a Hebrew woman living in slavery in …

  • Clay Entertainment Guide 5/11/23

    Thursday, May 4, 2023