# Clay county
The historic Frank Hughes Memorial Library building continues to thrive
The historic Frank Hughes Memorial Library is located at 210 East Franklin in Liberty, Missouri. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 28, 1992. This library building is also located in the Jewell-Lightburne Historic District. The library is important because of its association with architecture and social history.
Clay County School District in Florida settles with Justice Department over English learner services
This article contains AI-assisted content. Green Cove Springs, Florida - The Justice Department has secured a settlement with the Clay County School District in Florida, addressing concerns about the district’s services for English learner students. The investigation revealed significant deficiencies in the district's program, which denied these students equal educational opportunities.
Fugitive Friday: CCSO seeks man for domestic battery
Each week, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office highlights a fugitive from justice. The department posts a video on social media each Friday with a description of the offender. This week’s fugitive is Randall Wayne Neal.
Fugitive Friday: CCSO seeks FL man for DV injunction
The Clay County Sheriff's Office highlights a fugitive from justice every Friday. Today, the sheriff's office is shining a spotlight on the search for Joseph Settembrino. The CCSO notes that Settembrino is wanted for two warrants of contempt of court.
Town of Orange Park Fall Fest: Free Fun!
The Town of Orange Park Fall Festival is days away. Admission to the festival is free. The 41st annual event is set for this weekend, October 21 and 22. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Missing Kansas City Man Found Dead in Clay County
The body of Roger Hunt, a 61-year-old man from Kansas City, Missouri, who was reported missing earlier this week, was discovered on Saturday morning in a rural area of Clay County.
Clay County gun range opens to the public this weekend
The first phase of the Clay County Outdoor Adventure Park is a new gun range. The 200-yard, 30-target-lane gun range sits on the 158-acre complex near Camp Blanding. The complex is off County Road 215, just south of Oak Grove Baptist Church. The address is 3829 Sergeant Bradley Crose Road, Middleburg, FL 32068.
Clay Schools Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness
The Clay County school district is partnering with the American Cancer Society and the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation to recognize breast cancer awareness month. Football players will wear a special NFL Crucial Catch decal on their helmet from the Jaguars Foundation.
Name the Road to Clay County Sports Complex
Clay County wants your help to choose a name for the road leading to the new sports complex. The 250-acre property is on State Road 21, just north of State Road 16. The sports complex will have multi-purpose fields, parking, restrooms, and a walking trail.
Clay County Freedom Rally 2023
The Republican Party of Clay County is hosting a freedom rally. The event is set for Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The “Clay Leading the Way - Freedom Rally 2023” will be at the Clay County Fairgrounds arena. Tickets will cost you $35. A ticket gives you admission to the event and a BBQ plate with dessert.
Former Clay County softball coach sentenced to federal prison
U.S. District Judge Brian J. Davis has sentenced Andrew Lynn Overheul (43, Orange Park) to 20 years in federal prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for production and attempted production of sexually explicit images and videos of children.
Clay County parks update: no vaping or smoking
The Board of County Commissioners in Clay County passed an ordinance updating the language related to the use of county parks. The updates provide clarification on animals, parking, and the use of tobacco.
Clay County drug dealer sentenced to prison for attempting to sell meth
U.S. District Judge Maria M. Howard has sentenced David Lee Rucker (35, Clay County) to six years and eight months in federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.
Soul Food & Music Fest returns to Green Cove Springs
A popular Green Cove Springs event returns for its 22nd year. The annual Soul Food & Music Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023. All festivities will take place at Vera Francis Hall Park on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Green Cove Springs.
Town of Orange Park seeks HR Manager
The Town of Orange Park is searching for a Human Resources Manager. This is the Town’s first Human Resources Manager position. Until now, the duties were shared and performed by other employees of the Town.
BASCA 5K in Orange Park, traffic impact
The BASCA Capeabilities 5K and 1-mile fun run/walk is on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Be aware this will have an impact on traffic. BASCABASCA is a non-profit organization that provides services to adults with developmental and intellectual differences.
Clay County Outdoor Adventure Park open house
Clay County is hosting an open house event for the Clay County Outdoor Adventure Park. The open house is Friday, September 29, and Saturday, September 30. County leaders will commemorate the event with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. on Friday. The open house is set for the following day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
CCFR Conducting Live Fire Training in Green Cove Springs
If you live in Green Cove Springs or plan to drive in the Green Cove Springs area on Friday, don’t be alarmed if you see fire and smoke. The Clay County Fire Rescue Department posted on Facebook that it is conducting a “Live Fire Training” exercise.
Clay County students shine in FDOT contest
Two Clay County students are honored for their artwork. Naomi Dorsey and Andrea Navarro-Vasquez participated in the Florida Department of Transportation Mobility Week Lane Design Contest. The contest is part of a statewide initiative to bring awareness to safe transportation choices, including bicycle and pedestrian safety.
Orange Park Dog Park Opens
The Town of Orange Park celebrates the opening of a new park. The Orange Park dog park is located at the corner of Gano Avenue and Fromhart Street. The rain last Friday didn’t put a damper on the scheduled “Yappy Hour” event.