Groundbreaking: Local School Introduces New Building

The Jacksonville Country Day School Board of Trustees and the Head of School, Terry Bartow, are proud to announce the upcoming Groundbreaking Celebration for a new multipurpose building: the Smith Center, named in honor of Dennis M. Smith, Jr., M.D., his wife Julie, and their daughter Morgan. The Groundbreaking Celebration will be held on August 26, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. in the Geraldine A. Kelly Fine Arts Center on the Jacksonville Country Day School campus.

Jacksonville Country Day School places a strong emphasis on healthy minds and bodies. For over 50 years, the school has invested in continuous student academic, emotional and social development. These enhanced facilities will further enrich the lives of its students.

Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday runs this weekend

Shoppers prepare to swipe your debit cards.

Florida's sales tax holiday starts Friday at one minute after midnight and lasts through Sunday.

The three-day back-to-school tax holiday eliminates state and local taxes on more than 130 items, including certain clothes, footwear and backpacks costing $75 or less.

Chamber Encourages Businesses to Remind Employees about the Importance of School Attendance

 Chamber Encourages Businesses to Remind Employees about the Importance of School Attendance

As the new school year approaches, the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce is encouraging businesses to remind employees about the importance of the first day of school and provide greater flexibility for employees during the first two weeks.

Smart Start for Kids in Clay County

Smart Start for Kids in Clay County

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- A group in Clay County is kicking off its school supply drive by giving out backpacks to needy kids.

It's called Smart Start for Kids by J.P. Hall Sr. Children's Charities. This is the ninth year for the event.

Volunteers spent Monday packing up the supplies for Tuesday's delivery. Crews will go to five different elementary schools and give backpacks filled with supplies to more than 600 kids.

They start today at Grove Park Elementary and finish Wednesday at Clay Hill Elementary.

TOMORROW: Teacher Appreciation Expo

TOMORROW: Teacher Appreciation Expo

All Clay County Teachers* are invited to Enter-to-win door prizes, Enjoy free refreshments & Pick up supplies for your classrooms!

“Cruisin’ Back to School!” Car Show and Charity Event

August 20th 2011 “Cruisin’ Back to School!” Car Show and Charity Event being held at Garber Automall, 3380 Highway 17 Green Cove Springs, FL, from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. This event is being held to benefit Charles E. Bennett Elementary School.  Charles E. Bennett Elementary is located in downtown Green Cove Springs, FL and does not currently have a functioning Parent Faculty Association. Due to the lack of involvement in the school it is very difficult for the school to raise much needed funds throughout the year to benefit the students.  Garber Automall in conjunction with our sponsors are filling that void for the year of 2011, by hosting the “Cruisin’ Back to School!” Car Show and Charity Event.