Imported Folio

Orange Park

If we held an ugly town contest Orange Park would win. You may hide every boat and RV in OP and it will remain the ugliest town in north Florida. A drive along Blanding Blvd is so ugly it’s depressing. It’s comical to me the concern is boats and RVs in driveways. Everyone reading this knows exactly what I am talking about. How about planting a tree line? Or putting an end to the endless bombardment if mismatched signage along Blanding? If ever a town needed a beautification initiative It’s OP. Boats and RVs? Some of you can’t see the …

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Best of Clay County

As the hot summer moves along, our readers of influence may look to alternate entertainment (you can only do so much sand and sea, right?) in different places. That’s where our neighbors to the southwest shine–Clay County has so much to offer in the way of places to dine, engage in a little grown-up fun at area bars and hit the many family-friendly spots to keep cool and keep our spirits up when the humidity tries to drag us down. Some of Northeast Florida’s finest shops, restaurants and service providers as well as activists, innovative artists and generous philanthropists are …

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Cell

story by SUSAN CLARK ARMSTRONG Most folks who tune in to NortheastFlorida news are now familiar with the sex-scandal-turned-abuse-of-power-scandal involving Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels. To counteract all the bad press, the sheriff’s PR team has been working overtime to transform his image from two-timer to truth-teller. Still, the bad news just keeps coming. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is currently investigating Daniels’ bizarre arrest of his pregnant mistress, Cierra Lewis Smith, among other irregularities. According to CCSO insiders, Daniels’ cell phone records are turning up evidence in the form of calls and texts. It appears that Sheriff Daniels …

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News You Can Choom

story by SHELTON HULL Fresh news on America’s cannabisindustry comes out almost every day, and some of it is simply hilarious. There’s a lot of stuff going on, be it in business or in politics, and it can be a challenge to keep up with it. So here are a few random notes on recent developments. Let’s start with some great developments here in Florida. Almost as soon as he took office, our new governor, Ron DeSantis, placed a bullseye on the “vertical integration” model for dispensaries. Last week, he put would-be monopolies on notice in court. You see, vertical-integration …

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