Update: No foul play suspected in Orange Park drowning; investigation ongoing
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported that a 5-year-old girl drowned in a home pool Tuesday evening near the 200 block of Hilltop Drive in Orange Park. No foul play is suspected at this time and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident, according to a Wednesday afternoon press release.
Motorcyclist collides with truck in Keystone Heights, suffers serious injuries
A Keystone Heights motorcyclist suffered serious injuries after colliding with a pickup truck pulling a boat trailer Thursday night. At approximately 8:55 p.m. Thursday, the motorcyclist, 29, was traveling east on County Road 214 attempting to pass stopped traffic, according to the Florida Highway Patrol crash report.
Clay County Jail inmate suffers ‘severe injuries’ after falling from second story of jail
A Clay County Jail inmate was taken to HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital, Wednesday, after suffering “severe injuries” from a fall, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Clay County launches new nonprofit to assist law enforcement, first responders with financial burdens
A new nonprofit is launching in Clay County that will put money in the hands of first responders who are dealing with their own emergencies and may not have immediate funding. The Clay County Singal 35 Fund is a privately funded safety initiative named after the county’s radio call code for “officer needs assistance,” Clay County Clerk of Court and Comptroller Public Information Officer Mary Justino said.
Fire started in shed at Tucker’s Farmhouse in Green Cove Springs, no impact on upcoming weddings
A shed fire at Tucker’s Farmhouse in Green Cove Springs occurred Sunday evening. Nobody was injured and future weddings held at the venue will not be impacted. The fire broke out at approximately 6:01 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, in a shed located on the Tucker’s Farmhouse property, Stacee Reape, daughter of the owners and spokesperson for the venue, said.
Jacksonville Fire and Rescue captain facing domestic battery charge in Clay County
A Jacksonville Fire and Rescue captain is facing charges of domestic battery in Clay County after he was arrested New Year’s Eve for shoving and knocking a female victim unconscious, deputies said.
Clay County firefighter arrested, faces one count of domestic battery, deputies say
Clay County Fire and Rescue personnel are some of the county employees granted exemption, or C163 forms, upon arrest.Photo byClay County Fire and Rescue. A Clay County Fire and Rescue firefighter was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 27, after a physical altercation with his ex-girlfriend, deputies say.
Clay County first responders, veterans raise more than $5,000 for local boy battling leukemia
More than $5,000 was raised during a Dec. 18 chili cook-off fundraiser for a local Orange Park boy battling leukemia. Clay County first responders and veterans teamed up to help raise money for parents Amber Lang and Zach Taylor whose son, Shane, was diagnosed with leukemia in June of 2019. The fundraiser was held at Whitey’s Fish Camp where guests purchased a ticket at the door to taste and vote on their favorite of 22 batches of chili.
Clay County holding Opioid Overdose Awareness Seminar, free to the public
Clay County community partners are holding an Opioid Overdose Awareness Seminar on Thursday, Oct. 20 to bring awareness to opioid overdose and usage issues in Clay County. The community is invited to attend the free event at First Baptist Church in Middleburg, 2645 Blanding Blvd. Transportation to the event will be provided at no cost. Those needing a ride should be at Clay Hill Elementary (6345 County Road 218) by 5 p.m.
9 Clay County Fire and Rescue employees deployed to Fort Myers for Hurricane Ian assistance
Clay County Fire and Rescue sent a second group of firefighters to Fort Myers, Florida, Friday to assist with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. The second group of Clay County Fire and Rescue employees deployed to Fort Myers for Hurricane Ian assistance.Clay County Fire and Rescue.
No injuries reported in Clay County School special needs bus crash in Middleburg
A Clay County District Schools special need bus was involved in a collision Tuesday morning. No injuries reported.Getty Images. A Clay County District Schools school bus with four passengers, including special needs students, was involved in a collision at approximately 8:02 a.m. Tuesday morning. No injuries were reported.