Community Spirit

Buy Produce & Help Sick Kids

Buy Produce & Help Sick Kids

Publix Super Markets throughout the area, are partnering with Produce for Kids® on the largest-ever annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign to raise money for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and to encourage families to cook together and eat healthier.

Local Church & Ford Dealer Team Up to Help Family in Need

Local Church  & Ford Dealer Team Up to Help Family in Need

After hearing about Jesse James and her siblings, First Baptist Church of Orange Park Pastor David Tarkington sent out a Tweet to church Twitter followers.

Clay Community Helps Sisters Devastated by Murder-Suicide

Clay Community Helps Sisters Devastated by Murder-Suicide

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CLAY COUNTY, Fla. - The community came together Thursday to help four young sisters in Green Cove Springs.

On April 8, the children's mother, Julia Herbert, was shot and killed by her estranged husband, Wallace Herbert.  He then took his own life, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

The oldest sibling, Jessie James, 18, has decided to raise her sisters so that they can stay together. The girls range in age from 4 to 10 years old.

Florida Residents Encouraged To Include Pets In Family Disaster Plans

Florida Residents Encouraged To Include Pets In Family Disaster Plans

As a part of Florida Hurricane Preparedness Week, state emergency management officials are encouraging every pet owner in Florida to include their animals in their family disaster preparedness plan before the start of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season. By planning for the needs of your pets, it will greatly increase the chances of their survival during disasters.

6th Annual Hammerhead Ocean Marathon

6th Annual Hammerhead Ocean Marathon

Looking for a challenge?? Well, sign up for the 6th annual Hammerhead Ocean marathon!The swim marathon has two sepreate legs that are1.25 miles, and 2.5 miles respectively in OPEN WATER. It will be held on August 13, 2011 and begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. at the Jacksonville Beach Pier. Bring your swimming gear, and most importantly your endurance!!! For more information log on to www.hammerheadtriathlonclub.com. See you there! 

Tip-A-Cop for Special Olympics May 23, 24, & 25

On Monday May 23, Tuesday May 24, and Wednesday May 25 Clay County law enforcement (Clay County Sheriffs Office, Green Cove Springs Police Department, and Orange Park Police Department) will hold a “Tip-A-Cop” fundraiser for Special Olympics

Clay County Chamber of Commerce Honors Local Military

Clay County Chamber of Commerce Honors Local Military

The Clay County Chamber of Commerce recognized 30 sailors, soldiers and marines from NAS Jacksonville, Camp Blanding Joint Training Center & Blount Island Marine Command at the annual luncheon presented by VyStar Credit Union. All received a plaque and $50 savings bond. Carlos Agostobaez was honored with the VyStar Credit Union Award for Military Excellence. “It is a privilege for VyStar Credit Union to sponsor the Military Appreciation Luncheon,” said Terry West, President/CEO of VyStar. “The Clay County Community gives thanks to all military personnel and their families for all they do and give so selflessly to protect our freedom and way of life.”