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Clay Today 6/8/23


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In this issue

  • Clay County farmers closely monitoring California law

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    CLAY COUNTY – At issue is the closely divided Supreme Court ruling on California’s Proposition 12, which has the potential to affect producers across the nation. The Clay County Farm Bureau …

  • ‘I’m proud for us reaching this milestone’

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    ORANGE PARK – After a long road with plenty of twists and turns throughout their four-year experience, Pace Center for Girls Class of 2023 finally celebrates on Friday. Seniors were honored at a …

  • ‘Why me?’

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    ORANGE PARK – May 9 was a regular day at football practice at Ridgeview High. My third rep of the day, I was asked to run a slant. Without hesitation, I got in my stance, and took three hard …

  • I have to admit today’s athletes are bigger, faster, stronger

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    It’s always refreshing when students want to spend their summer months working as interns, especially in the newspaper business. Our newest addition to the Clay Today staff – albeit until he …

  • Aya Osman awarded the Wenger Family STEM Scholarship

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    ORANGE PARK – After winning her two-year battle with childhood cancer, 18-year-old Aya Osman will take on a new challenge – college. Once considered too far out of reach, Osman is excited to …

  • College Briefs 6/8/23

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    Orange Park’s Martin graduates from Clark University WORCESTER, Mass. – Chloe G. Martin, of Orange Park, Fla., received a degree from Clark University during the …

  • Middleburg’s Hatchet in NASCAR protocol after being injured

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    Thomas Hatcher remembers a tire hitting him in the chest and chin during a pit stop on Lap 180 Sunday at the World Wide Technology Raceway. After that, everything still is a blur. The front tire …

  • Orange Park Hospital opens state-of-the-art patient unit

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    ORANGE PARK – HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital celebrated the opening of the third floor in its new Patient Tower. There are 24 private rooms and will focus on caring for Medical-Surgical Patients. …

  • When the winds blow, rains come, Orange Park will be ready

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    ORANGE PARK – With hurricane season upon us, all hands are on deck in Orange Park, including the Public Works Department, Town Manager’s office, and other departments taking extensive safety …

  • Second chances lead to first-class fun at Batton Ranch

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – Batton Family Ranch is a family-owned business that rescues unwanted horses and rehabilitates them. The ranch opened in January but has given unwanted horses a second chance …

  • Community Briefs 6/8/23

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    Garden Club celebrates National Garden Week ORANGE PARK – The Garden Club of Orange Park has prepared a display at the Orange Park Library to celebrate National Garden Week. Two glass cases in …

  • OP Rotary Club donates $5,600 to Signal 35 Fund

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    ORANGE PARK – On Tuesday, the Signal 35 Fund received $5,600 from the Rotary Club of Orange Park. The Signal 35 Fund is a community-backed initiative helping the personnel who embody our local law …

  • Cotney Stadium to be ready for fall

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    ORANGE PARK - Though Orange Park High School Athletic Director Destiny Brightman was installed after the initial destroying then rebuilding of Hoyt B. Cotney Stadium, the project has become her baby …

  • Clay Today Male Top Performers of the Year

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    Kevin Reyes FLEMING ISLAND - Fleming Island High boys weightlifting coach Damenyum Springs had his notes figured out on paper for the state championships in Lakeland and only figured his team as a …

  • Build it, they will lift

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    MIDDLEBURG - With the recent athletics history at Middleburg High School; softball state titles, football region playoffs, weightlifting medalists, the Bronco Horsepower Nation has added a new room …

  • Soccer ace wins Butterfly 5K

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    ORANGE PARK - With soccer friends and family joining him in the Pink Ribbon Symposium Butterfly Race held Saturday at Orange Park Town Hall, former local soccer ace Jacob Hess blasted the field in …

  • Romer holds American Ninja secret

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    ORANGE PARK - For Ridgeview High School senior Alex Romer, the tension of competing on TV is over, but the anxiety of not being able to talk about it is probably more taxing than his …

  • Eagle Landing vs. Pace Island

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

  • Eagle Landing vs. Pace Island

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

  • Boater Skip Day

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Thousands came to Bayard Point on Boater Skip Day to party, splash and revel during the one day adults set aside to call in sick and enjoy a day on the St. Johns …

  • Hurricane prep lasts all year in Green Cove Springs

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Although hurricane season has officially started, the city said it never stopped preparing for the next storm. Work crews work year-round, ensuring tree branches are being …

  • Faith Walk

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    A.W. Tozer, the highly respected pastor, author, and theologian once said, “I can safely say, on the authority of all that is revealed in the Word of God, that any man or woman on this earth who is …

  • School board sets rules for restrooms, locker rooms use

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    FLEMING ISLAND – The school board approved a policy requiring students to use restrooms, locker rooms and changing rooms according to their birth-assigned gender. The measure passed unanimously, …

  • Obituaries 6/8/23

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    Brenda Sue Gideons Raby Brenda Sue Gideons Raby, 68, of Orange Park, FL, passed away May 18, 2023 Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com Arrangements are under the …

  • Clay County schools earn 24 ENERGY STAR certifications

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    CLAY COUNTY – Clay County District Schools has announced 24 school campuses in Clay County have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy …

  • Keeping Fido, Fluffy safe during hurricane season

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    CLAY COUNTY – While no storms are on the radar, residents should begin preparing for themselves, their families and their pets. There’s plenty that county residents can do now to get a head …

  • Police briefs 6/8/23

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    CCSO: Man jailed for shooting a man in stomach MIDDLEBURG – A 36-year-old man was arrested and charged with attempted murder after Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies found another man …

  • Arrests & Bookings 6/8/23

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    (Name, age, location of arrest, charges). Key: FTA-Failure to Appear; DWLSR-Driving Without a License-Suspended or Revoked; DUI-Driving Under the Influence; VOP-Violation of Probation; BAL-blood …

  • ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ shines at Spotlight Theater

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    FLEMING ISLAND – Guests were transported to the French Riviera at the Fleming Island Spotlight Center last Friday night. The theater center hosted the second showing of its musical rendition of the …

  • Green Cove Springs forced to delay West Street Project

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The City Council delayed construction for the long-awaited West Street Project on Tuesday. Council members voted to reject the award originally given to EltonAlan Inc. and …

  • Charmed Memories: Turning grief into cherished keepsakes

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    MIDDLEBURG – When Dezaree Sargent’s daughter cut her hair for the first time, Dezaree wanted to find a way to savor the fresh cut and make the memory last forever. “Instead of just throwing …

  • Pace Center for Girls gets $90,000 Grant from State Farm

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    ORANGE PARK – Pace Center for Girls, a nationally recognized model that provides education, counseling, training and advocacy for more than 3,000 girls and young women annually, received a $90,000 …

  • Orange Park fills committee positions

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    ORANGE PARK – The Town Council appointed chair and vice chair positions to Town Committees during its Tuesday night meeting. For Culture and Recreation, Councilman Doug Benefield will serve as …

  • Emergency Management to keep an eye on hurricane season

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    Emergency Management to keep an eye on hurricane season Storm plans change as development reshapes the county By Don Coble don@claytodayonline.com GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The routine …

  • Rotary of Green Cove Springs honors scholarship winners

    Thursday, June 8, 2023

    PENNEY FARMS – Clay High graduates Jadan Matthew McKlevey and Timothy Meadows were honored last Monday for winning scholarships from the Rotary Club of Green Cove Springs. “I would like to major …