Community Spirit

Keystone Heights High School Closes in on Sending a Student to Uganda

For the past two months, students at Keystone Heights Jr./Sr. High School have worked tirelessly to raise money for students in northern Uganda, through the U.S. based nonprofit Invisible Children’s Schools for Schools campaign. To date, high schools and colleges across the U.S. have raised over $800,000 in their goal for one million dollars by December 17th.

AAMCO Gives Cars for Christmas

The AAMCO Transmissions dealers of Northeast Florida announced today that they are providing six cars to needy families through their 9th Annual AAMCO Transmissions “Cars for Christmas 2010” holiday campaign.

Clay County Kicks Off Distracted Driving Reduction Campaign

Clay County Kicks Off Distracted Driving Reduction Campaign

Through a grant from State Farm officials, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office placed multiple banners around our county this week to raise awareness about this problem.  The message on the banners reads “Texting + Driving: A Deadly Combination”. Banner locations include Orange Park, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Keystone and Fleming Island.

Florida Youth Program to Graduate 158 Teens Saturday

Florida Youth Program to Graduate 158 Teens Saturday

Florida’s Youth ChalleNGe Academy is run by the Florida Department of Military Affairs and the Florida National Guard. Designed on a military model, 16- to 19-year-old high school dropouts encounter a rigorous five-and-a-half month residential phase.  These teens are given a second chance to earn a high school diploma, but this is the first class in which the Academy has partnered with St. Johns River Community College to offer college credits to the students.

Jaguars Granted 24-hour Extension for Raiders Game

Jaguars Granted 24-hour Extension for Raiders Game

The Jaguars have requested and been granted a 24-hour extension to the NFL blackout deadline, which is 1:00 p.m. today for Sunday’s home game against the Oakland Raiders. The team has until 1:00 p.m. Friday to reach the blackout threshold in order for the game to be televised locally. There are approximately 1,700 tickets remaining to reach the blackout threshold.

J.P. Hall Children's Christams Party Bike Repair

J.P. Hall Children's Christams Party Bike Repair

Firefighters from Clay County Fire Rescue and Orange Park Fire Department will be spending  the next few weeks fixing bicycles for the Annual J. P. Hall Children’s Christmas Party which benefits underprivileged children of Clay County.

Firefighters collect unclaimed bicycles from area law enforcement agencies and donated bicycles from the public. These bicycles are repaired and given away at the Annual Christmas Party which will be held Dec. 18, 2010 at the Clay County Fairgrounds from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Winn-Dixie Water Provides 7 Truckloads of Toys for Marines' Toys for Tots

Winn-Dixie Water Provides 7 Truckloads of Toys for Marines' Toys for Tots

Seven trucks were loaded with toys at the grocer’s Jacksonville warehouse for the Marines.  The toys were purchased through the sales of specially-packaged bottled water.  Ten cents from every 24-pack of bottled water sold was donated to purchase toys for the Marines.  The 24-packs of bottled water sell for $3.69 and are available in all of the Winn-Dixie’s 485 stores.