Clay County

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When Clay County residents first approached Tara Green about campaigning to become the area’s next clerk of the circuit court in 2012, she rejected the idea.

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The Clay County School Board may head to court to try and force a November special election on a sales tax to fund school improvements.

Clay County Board of County Commissioners

Two parking spots outside of the Clay County Administration Building are now exclusively for veterans.

Wedding outside Theatre
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When Emma Corfield stepped back into the old Clay Theatre, she no longer recognized it.

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In a move echoing what’s happening in Duval County, the Clay County School Board wants to ask voters to approve a half-cent sales tax.

Orange Park Medical Center

Ground broke Thursday on a new $62 million patient tower at the Orange Park Medical Center.

Land for future Green Cove Springs public works building
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 More than $60 million worth of municipal projects are coming to Green Cove Springs, as city officials expect to see commercial and population growth in the coming years.

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Clay County residents who need a passport but can’t get to the clerk’s office during the week can apply for one at the clerk's Orange Park location on Saturday morning, June 8, which is the first time the office is offering weekend service.


Two aircraft crashed Wednesday after colliding mid-air not far from a private airstrip south of Green Cove Springs, killing one pilot and injuring a second, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Rezoning Approved For Orange Park Medical Center Expansion

Apr 2, 2019
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The Clay County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday approved rezoning 14.9 acres for Orange Park Medical Center Inc. to build a three-story, 60,000-square-foot medical office building to expand the medical campus.

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The Clay County School district has been given approval from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the FBI to start forming its own police department.

Orange Park Medical Center Adding Patient Tower, Hiring More Than 100

Mar 6, 2019
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Jacksonville Daily Record

Orange Park Medical Center is adding a patient tower that will house 48 beds, the hospital announced this week.

Erik Williams at the 75th annual First Coast Spelling Bee.

Erik Williams of Clay County, a sixth grader at St. Johns Country Day School, won the First Coast Spelling Bee on Tuesday night.

Clay County To Test Recycling Water Around Its Expressway Ponds

Jan 9, 2019
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Clay County’s water utility is starting work on a test project to recycle rainwater running off the First Coast Expressway to nurture lawns in neighborhoods growing fast around the highway.

Clay County Courthouse in Green Cove Springs.

The Clay County Clerk’s Office will host a Vulnerable Adult Injunction Workshop on Thursday to help residents better understand a recently enacted law that aims to protect vulnerable adults of any age from financial exploitation.


Clay County Fire Chief Lorin Mock has been selected to serve as Clay County’s interim county manager.

Clay School Board Incumbent Sues To Kick Challenger Off Ballot

Oct 24, 2018
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A Clay County School Board member embroiled amid a contentious run-off for re-election filed suit Tuesday seeking a court order to disqualify her opponent — alleging she doesn’t live in the district up for election on November 6.

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Clay County is making it easier for people to pay fines and court costs.

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Clay County’s school district has launched a Bullying Hotline.

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A feral cat has tested positive to rabies in the Doctors Lake area of Orange Park, prompting the Florida Department of Health in Clay County to issue a rabies advisory.

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The body of a Clay County deputy who was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday morning is being transferred to a funeral home in Green Cove Springs.

Clay Sheriff's Deputy Dies From Motorcycle Crash Injuries

Aug 22, 2018
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A 12-year veteran Clay County sheriff’s deputy died late Tuesday from injuries he suffered Sunday in a traffic crash while on duty in Orange Park.

Clay County Deputy Critically Injured In Motorcycle Crash

Aug 20, 2018

A Clay County sheriff's deputy was on duty when he was critically injured in a crash late Sunday morning in Orange Park, authorities said.

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Two weeks after state officials found toxic algae in Doctors Lake more than 10 times the amount considered safe under U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidelines, local and state officials are vowing help is on its way.

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The Children’s Home Society of Florida has announced it is hosting a “Farm Share Food Giveaway” event at Wilkinson Jr. High School in Middleburg on Thursday, Aug. 9, which is expected to help feed more than 1,000 Clay County families with fresh produce and groceries.

St. Vincent's HealthCare

St. Vincent’s Clay County is planning a $23 million expansion.


This week Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced $16 million for projects meant to aid cities with job growth. Of that, Clay County is getting $2.06 million to build a road.

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Clay County Supervisor of Elections Office is seeking bilingual individuals to fill election worker positions for the upcoming elections.

Numbers from the 2016 American Community Survey show the overall county population has increased by 11 percent in the last seven years and nine percent identify as hispanic or latino.

Clay County Supervisor of Elections, Chris Chambless, said they are trying to be proactive in what these numbers could suggest.

Clay School Board Seeks Tax Rate Hike For Mandated School Security

Jun 11, 2018
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Florida Times-Union File Photo

The on-again, off-again proposed Clay County school district referendum asking county voters for a $1 property tax rate increase to meet state mandates to improve school security appears on again.

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The Clay County School Board has approved the creation of a new position — armed safety officers — to staff its 27 elementary schools starting next school year.