Fleming Island woman gets second charge for domestic abuse since beginning of year, deputies say
A Fleming Island woman is in Clay County Jail for domestic abuse; her second offense this year, deputies say. Jordan Van Wingerden, 20, was arrested at approximately 12:30 p.m. Sunday after deputies received a call in regards to a domestic dispute against an elderly woman.
Tax-free essentials are available in Clay County as hurricane season is underway
It's officially hurricane season, and the Clay County Division of Emergency Management recommends gathering supplies to prepare. If you haven’t already stocked up on hurricane necessities, you have until Friday, June 9 to purchase certain goods tax-free.
Clay County working to increase safety amidst construction
The County is working with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office to install more signs and barricades through the construction on Sandridge Road in Lake Asbury.
Motorist Alert: Clay County prepares for 8 road projects starting soon
Clay County motorists should prepare for six ongoing road work projects and lane closures the week of June 5. Additionally, eight are scheduled to begin soon throughout the county.
Clay County Sheriff’s Office Neighborhood Engagement Team to hold town hall meeting
A Clay County Sheriff’s Office NET town hall meeting is scheduled for June 8 and all community members are welcome. The Thursday meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Eagle Landing Golf Club (3989 Eagle Landing Pkwy.) in Orange Park. There is no cost to attend.
Clay County Emergency Management Director retires days into hurricane season
Clay County’s Emergency Management Director John Ward announced his retirement Tuesday, just six days into the start of hurricane season. Ward’s retirement comes after 25 years serving the Clay County community, including 18 years in the emergency management department. According to Clay County Public Information Officer Jessica Barreto, Ward’s retirement will go into effect July 1, 2023.
Emergency Management Director for Clay County retires
John Ward is retiring effective July 1, 2023.
Clay County school district earns 24 ‘ENERGY STARS’ for environment-friendly buildings
Twenty-four Clay County schools have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy performance. On average, ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants use 35% less energy, cause 35% fewer greenhouse gas emissions and are less expensive to operate than their peers—all without sacrifices in performance or comfort, according to a Clay County District Schools press release.
Deputies charge Middleburg man with attempted murder in connection to shooting
MIDDLEBURG, Fla. – One person was rushed to the hospital following an early morning shooting outside a home in Middleburg. According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, just before 12:30 a.m., deputies were called to a home on Zagato Court in reference to a shooting. When deputies arrived, they found someone suffering from gunshot wounds in the stomach and arm in the front yard.
Be on the lookout: Suspects from Hammer and Hope initiative
Clay County Sherriff’s Office is warning citizens to be on the lookout for few of the suspects from their most recent Hammer and Hope initiative.
Clay County school board approves bathroom policy targeting transgender students
The Clay County school board passed a policy Thursday requiring students to use bathrooms and locker rooms based on their assigned sex at birth; banning students from using facilities that align with their gender identity unless they seek out administrative permission.
Clay County School Board passes new bathroom policy
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Clay County School Board passed a policy requiring students to use the bathroom of their gender at birth. It bans transgender students from using bathrooms that align with their gender identity. The policy would also includes locker and dressing rooms. The board voted during Thursday's...
Boaters still hit the water despite toxic blue green algae warning
FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. — Could toxic algae in the water ruin one of the unofficial summer holidays in Northeast Florida? Friday was Boater Skip Day, a day when thousands of people skip work and enjoy the day on the water. On Thursday the Florida Department of Health in Clay...
$270 million factories set for construction in Clay County this year
The roofing and insulation company IKO confirmed Thursday its plans to build a $270 million manufacturing campus in Clay County. Construction on the new site is set to begin later this year near Florida Highway 301 and County Road 218, IKO wrote in a press release. The new facility will consist of three factories and is expected to be complete by 2026.
The top 10 places people in Clay County are looking to buy homes
Stacker compiled statistics about where people in Clay County are looking to buy homes using cross-market demand and monthly inventory data from Realtor.com.
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