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$35K grant to help finish historic jail restoration

Tucked away in the new, nearly $79 billion state budget is a $35,000 historic preservation grant to continue rehabilitation of the Old Jail on McIver Street in Macclenny, home to the annual Haunted Jail fund-raiser every October. Read More »

Mural’s about as racist as slavery was social security

A couple of weeks ago one of the most viewed and talked about posts on social media was a history book from the 1960’s and screen shots of some of the pages. The pages from the book, which was the adopted history text for Alabama schools, discussed slavery. Read More »

Letter: Attention-hungry lawyer sees hatred where it isn’t

Dear Editor:

It is astonishing, even in our warped world, that Gene Barber is being harshly criticized today by people who have never met him, never visited our community, and never laid eyes on the courthouse mural – all because of a media-hungry law firm from Jacksonville. Read More »

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