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Melanie Patz, CEO of the United Way of Northeast Florida, said more families are struggling, even with the pandemic ending. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
3 days ago

More than a third of local families struggle, study says

Even households above the poverty line are living paycheck to paycheck as costs rise faster than wages, according to the…

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People in Clay County can get elections information through a new texting service. l Paul Hanaoka via Unsplash.
May 20, 2024

Clay County voters can get elections information by text

The supervisor of elections has launched a new texting service that allows voters to access information or report issues 24/7.…

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Whitey's Fish Camp, with restaurant, bar, marina and RV park. | Stephen Dirksen/Whitey's Fish Camp Facebook
February 22, 2024

Whitey’s Fish Camp for sale after 60 years

The owners say they just want to retire. They hope the buyer will keep everything just as it is.…

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Curbside recycling pickup is ending in Clay County later this year. | Randy Roguski, WJCT News 89.9
February 19, 2024

Curbside recycling is ending in parts of Clay County

Curbside recycling will end Oct. 1 when Clay County switches to a new waste hauler. But waste collection fees will…

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A makeshift memorial outside Dollar General honors the three people killed there Aug. 26, 2023, in a racist shooting. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
January 19, 2024

Jacksonville sheriff releases racist shooter’s manifesto

The gunman from Clay County left behind a 27-page manifesto before he killed three Black people at a Dollar General…

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Curbside recycling pickup is ending in Clay County later this year. | Randy Roguski, WJCT News 89.9
December 29, 2023

Recycling just got stricter in Clay County

Clay County will no longer recycle glass, paper or packaging — an attempt to control costs and avoid a fee…

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Road improvements are among Clay County's goals. | Zac Gudakov on Unsplash
November 29, 2023

Clay County charts a path for next five years

The county is creating a long list of plans to improve health and safety, development, infrastructure, quality of life and…

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October 24, 2023

THE JAXSON | Jaxlore: The ‘humanzee’ of Orange Park

Orange Park was once home to one of the largest chimpanzee research centers, birthing the strange legend that a “humanzee”…

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October 13, 2023

Operation New Hope expands to Clay County to give inmates job skills before release

Jacksonville-based Operation New Hope expands its job skills program to the Clay County Jail.…

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1928 Cuban Bistro will open its sixth location in Fleming Island. | Jacksonville Daily Record
September 28, 2023

1928 Cuban Bistro adding 6th location

The Cuban restaurant hopes to open in Fleming Island by the end of the year.…

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September 18, 2023

Gov. DeSantis awards Clay County over $3.5M infrastructure grant

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday awarded more than $3.5 million to the Clay County Board of County Commissioners through the…

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have proposed renovating EverBank Stadium into the "Stadium of the Future."
September 18, 2023

Jaguars to host Community Huddles on stadium plans in Nassau and St. Johns counties this week

Negotiations on the new stadium are set to begin soon, and the team is asking to split the cost to…

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The price for garbage collection is rising in Clay County. | News4Jax
August 23, 2023

Clay County residents will pay more for garbage pickup

The increase comes to about $1.75 a week, or $91 per year. Some residents say they can’t afford it during…

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The Duval County Public Schools administration building, with a bronze statue of children reading in front of it. | Claire Heddles, Jacksonville Today
February 7, 2023

Most Florida school districts aren’t requiring teachers to hide classroom libraries. Duval is.

Duval Schools says media specialists have reviewed about 2,000 of the 1.6 million titles in the district.…

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Photo: Morris B. Silas, special to Jacksonville Today
August 31, 2022

OPINION | Government can work. Here’s proof

Spend a lot of time browsing social media or watching Fox, CNN or MSNBC, and it would be easy to…

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Dale Carter | Carter campaign
August 3, 2022

Child sex-abuse allegation surfaces for Clay Commission candidate

Local dirt hauler Dale Carter’s decision to run this year for the Clay Board of County Commissioners was met with…

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The St. Johns River Water Management District wants to collect water from this spot on Black Creek near the Florida 16 bridge. The water would be piped to Keystone Heights. | St. Johns Riverkeeper
July 20, 2022

OPINION | Think you can’t fight City Hall? Remember the Red Shirts

There is a lot of frustration with government these days. Inflation and the lingering effects of the pandemic have many…