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Clay Today 06/29/23


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In this issue

  • Trying to sort through official symbols of intrigue

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    Our state has such a sweet tooth we now have an official state dessert and a state pie. Strawberry shortcake became our dessert on July 1, joining key lime pie as the official pie, which earned its …

  • College Briefs 6/29/23

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    Endicott gets master’s degree at UT-Martin MARTIN, Tenn. – Middlebury’s Joshua Tanner Endicott received his master’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin. …

  • New officers installed for Rotary Club at Green Cove Springs

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    PENNEY FARMS – Richard Knoff was installed last by U.S. Rep. Aaron Bean as the new President of the Rotary Club of Green Cove Springs. Bean, a Rotarian for 32 years, addressed the club at Penney …

  • Clerk of Court Green receives Exceptional Service Award

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    TALLAHASSEE – Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers recently honored certain Clerks of Court with awards for exceptional service, including Clay County’s Tara Green with the Legislative Advocate …

  • Northern Mockingbird: Florida’s state bird

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    ORANGE PARK – Florida’s state bird is the Northern Mockingbird. Why this bird? It was chosen because of its ability to adapt to Florida’s diverse environment and survive in harsh conditions. …

  • NFWA grapplers second in nation

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    ORLANDO - Fresh from a second place state finish two months ago, the Fleming Island High wrestling team took little time off to prepare for the AAU Scholastic Duals in Orlando and the work paid off …

  • Mussante, Kortright named Track/XC Academic All American

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    LAKELAND, Fla. – Five Florida Southern College women’s cross country and track student-athletes were named to the 2022-23 College Sports Communicators (CSC), formerly CoSIDA, Women’s Track …

  • Knights going explosive in 2023

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    OAKLEAF - Walking into the Oakleaf High football weightroom, one is surprised that there are not many bars with massive amounts of weights on them on any on the stations. “We want explosiveness; …

  • Best Of Ridgeview

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

  • Fourth of July: A day of rest for fireworks technician

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    GREEN COVE SPRINGS – While most will be gazing skyward to watch fireworks on the Fourth of July, Ryan Allen plans on relaxing with his feet up while hamburgers sizzle on the grill a few steps …

  • Obituaries 6/29/23

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    ADC Paul B. Gonyon ADC Paul B. Gonyon, 84, passed away peacefully at the Orange Park Moosehaven Schmitz Hospice on Wednesday, May 31st, 2023. He was born in Burlington, Vermont on April 8th, 1939 to …

  • Superintendent Broskie earns ‘Excellence in Education Leadership Award’

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    CLAY COUNTY – Clay County District Schools Superintendent David Broskie was presented the Excellence in Education Leadership Award at the Association/School Superintendents annual summer …

  • Former Orange Park Mayor Edna Griffith Greenewalt honored by town

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    ORANGE PARK – Residents crowded town hall last Friday to honor the service of former mayor Edna Griffith Greenewalt. Several keynote speakers headlined the event, including Town Manager Sarah …

  • Food Bridge continues to close nutritional gap for needy residents

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    MIDDLEBURG – In 2002, four women created the “Food Bridge Ministry” at the Black Creek Methodist Church in Middleburg, and they haven’t looked back since. Fast forward nearly 21 years, and …

  • Clay Entertainment Guide 062923

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

  • Bean: Why I voted in favor of Fiscal Responsibility Act

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    Everyone loves a winner. They love seeing someone reach for the stars and get everything they want. The phrase, “If you don’t try, you can never succeed,” comes to mind. It’s important, …

  • Faith Walk: Sticks & Stones – Watch your Words

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    There’s an old saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Actually, words can hurt. But they can also move the needle for good! There is immense power in …

  • Jim Hughes retires after 48 years at St. Catherine’s Church piano

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    ORANGE PARK – For Jim Hughes, music is a way of life, a melody that brings an inner peace inside of him that he can’t shake. “That is when I feel closest to God and to the Lord. That is also …

  • Pace Center welcomes new Executive Director

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    MIDDLEBURG – Pace Center for Girls, a nationally-recognized model that provides education, counseling, training and advocacy for girls and young women, proudly announces the appointment of Genelle …

  • ‘Ship to Shore’ exhibit opens at Clay County Courthouse

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Returning to the walls of the Clay County Courthouse for the second consecutive year is the amazing artwork of the First Coast Plein Air Painters. Visitors can enjoy a …

  • Fish tales: Local angler shows secrets of landing prized bass

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    CLAY COUNTY – As the Thursday Night Workin’ Man’s Bass Fishing Tournament enters its 12th week, 43-year-old Justin Gilligan is only 27th among 30 fellow competitors. But he’s not …

  • Police Briefs 6/29/23

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    CCSO: Man shoots brother, sister who were protecting woman KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – A brother was killed and his sister suffered severe gunshot wounds on June 24 after they tried to protect a friend …

  • Arrests & Bookings 6/29/23

    Thursday, June 29, 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 …

  • County agrees to buy Clay Hill land for likely fire station

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The Board of County Commissioners approved the purchase and sales agreement for an 8.5-acre parcel in the Clay Hill area for a future public safety facility. The motion …

  • Florida tweaks concealed carry law, eliminates classes, permits

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    CLAY COUNTY – The only aspect of Florida’s new carry and conceal law that changed on July 1 anyone with a lawfully-owned firearm no longer needs to get a permit. And with the requirement of a …

  • Nearly 150 new laws now on books in Florida

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    CLAY COUNTY – One of the most productive legislative sessions in Florida history resulted in nearly 150 new laws – most of which took effect on Friday, July 1. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the …

  • Ridgeview earns $5,000 Rachael Ray ProStart Grow Grant

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    ORANGE PARK – Ridgeview High was honored with a grant from the Rachael Ray Foundation’s ProStart Grow Grant to help the school improve its student experience and update its curriculum, classroom …

  • Community Briefs 6/29/23

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    Florida Blue hosting free summer health expo on Saturday ORANGE PARK – The Clay County Chamber of Commerce announces Florida Blue will be hosting a free summer health expo at the Orange Park …

  • Community Calendar 6/29/23

    Thursday, June 29, 2023

    WORKING MAN’S BASS TOURNAMENT: will be on June 29 at 4:30 p.m. at Whitey’s Fish Camp, 2032 County Road 220 on Fleming Island. Guaranteed $500 prize to the winning two-person team. Call Daniel …