Congresswoman Corrine Brown Sued for Unpaid Services

Congresswoman Corrine Brown Sued for Unpaid Services

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Congresswoman Corrine Brown raised more than $1 million for her 2010 re-election campaign but one agency says she short-changed them.

"Corinne Brown and her campaign committees owe our clients, who raised over half a million dollars for her, approximately $44 thousand," said Martin Lobel, the attorney representing Berger Hirschberg Strategies, a major Democratic fundraising firm.

Both parties agree, the fundraising firm began working for Brown when she was thinking of running for Senate in 2009.

They entered into a contract in July 2009.

Corrine Brown, her Chief of Staff, and Friends of Corrine Brown are now being told to pay up for underpaid and unpaid fees to the tune of $44,495.

"Congresswoman Brown is not obligated to the defendants as they claim," said Brown's attorney, Frederick Cooke, Jr.

CCEA Awake the State Rally

The Clay County Education Association (CCEA) is hosting an Awake the  State Rally. The rally is being held in conjunction with other rallies across the state and these  rallies are being held to protest the massive budget cuts to the Florida budget. We will be joining  our teachers at the corner of Blanding and Kingsley to rally our protest over the Florida Budget cuts.

We will be at the corner of Blanding Blvd and Kingsley Avenue on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 from  4 pm-6 pm protesting these budget cuts and encouraging our community members to contact  their legislators and say NO MORE CUTS!

Update: VIDEO | Clay County Board Denies Teacher Pay Raises

Update: VIDEO | Clay County Board Denies Teacher Pay Raises

FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. -- Clay County board members has voted down a contract that would have given its teachers a $500 pay raise to teachers with more than 27 years experience.

Members voted 4 to1 against ratifying the contract that 92 percent of its teachers voted for.

Many believed the raises were a done deal, since the teachers had already reached a tentative agreement with the board.

Seventh-grade teacher Helenda Feuerborn was in tears after the vote. "I just don't know how they say no to people who come in and do this every day from their heart", she said.

But the People's Tea Party stepped in and said the $1.7 million was too expensive for the county to do that.



Clay County Awake the State Rally March 8th

It's time to take a stand and come together! We must do our part in Clay County to Awake the State by urging our state legislators to reject budget cuts and invest in Floridians again.

Clay, Duval, Nassau County PD’s Support Teen Court Program

Fourth Judicial Circuit Public Defender Matt Shirk will be addressing high school students competing in the Circuit 4 Mock Trial Competition this Friday (2/25/11) at the Clay County Courthouse in Green Cove Springs, Courtroom A (cases will be heard in various other courtrooms to be determined). 

Clay County Sheriff’s Office Hosts Open House

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office invites residents of Clay County to attend an Open House event planned for Tuesday, March 1, 2011. 

One-On-One With Jennifer Carroll

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- She hails from the First Coast and  will soon be sworn in to the second highest post in Florida government.

Today, Lt. Governor-Elect Jennifer Carroll sat down with "Good Morning Jacksonville" for a glimpse into her private life.

Carroll also discussed election night, and addressed the fact that nearly half of Florida voters did not pick the Rick Scott/Jennifer Carroll ticket.

Carroll and her family live in Clay County.  She said she'll be paying special attention to the First Coast.