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Lynyrd Skynyrd Lead Vocalist Johnny Van Zant said, “Oh yeah man, definitely. You know what? There ain’t nothing like home. It’s good to be here in Orange Park, doing our thing and seeing our fans, you know. It’s great to be home.”

Sunday’s concert is a fundraiser for a group that helps people in the military.

ORANGE PARK, Fla. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who they consider an “endangered missing person.”

Christopher Evan Timmers, 23, was last seen just before midnight August 16 at Senor Wings, 700 Blanding Boulevard, according to a release from CCSO Public Information Officer Mary Justino.

Timmers, who lives in the 1700 block of Eagle Watch Drive in Fleming Island, was driving a beige/gold 2008 Honda Odyssey minivan. He is 6 foot 1, 175 lbs. and has a buzz cut and brown eyes. He was wearing blue jeans, a red/white/blue Polo shirt and white tennis shoes.

Because he has not been in contact with his family since his disappearance, Timmers is considered to be an “endangered missing person,” according to Justino.

Anyone with information regarding Timmers or his Honda Odyssey is asked to call Det. Thomas Cotchaleovitch with the CCSO at 904 264 6512.

ORANGE PARK, Fla. Orange Park Medical Center has received a three year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission in echodardiography, in the areas of adult trans thoracic.

Heart disease has been labeled as the No. 1 leading cause of death, according to the Center for Disease and Control. OPMC stresses the importance of accuracy in diagnosis of heart disease based on echocardiography testing.

The IAC has granted Orange Park Medical Center accreditation after reviewing its operational and technical components by a panel of experts.

According to a release form the IAC, it only grants accreditation to facilities that are found to be providing “quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.”

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. An Orange Park man who was caught during the “Operation Don’t Play in Clay” undercover sex sting in April was sentenced to seven years in prison and eight years of sex offender probation.

Ryan Schuerman, 28, pleaded guilty to soliciting a child via computer to engage in sexual conduct, traveling to meet a minor to do unlawful acts,
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use of a two way communication device to facilitate a felony, possession of less than 20 grams of cannibis and use or possess drug paraphernalia.

SLIDESHOW: “Operation Don’t Play in Clay”

ORANGE PARK, Fla. Legendary Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd will be at a First Coast Walmart to sign copies of its latest CD, “Last Of A Dyin’ Breed,” on August 21, the day of its release.

The entire band except the for Honkettes backup vocalists will be in attendance at the signing, which will take place at the Walmart at 899 Blanding Boulevard in Orange Park, according to a release.

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The band released its last CD, “God Guns,” which debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard chart in 2009.

ORANGE PARK, Fla. Jennifer Moore has taught at Coppergate Elementary since the school opened five years ago, but she’s been teaching sixth grade reading for nearly a decade. She says she wouldn’t have it any other way. “The kids are still excited about reading. They’re a little more mature, so they get more difficult concepts. I love sixth grade. I really can’t imagine teaching any other grade,” she says.

Moore says she chooses to teach reading because of its importance and prevalence. She tells her students that they need to read for every other class they take, from science to math. “I joke with the students because sometimes they’re like, ‘Ugh, reading?’ And I tell them you have to be able to read to take a driver’s license test!”

Her students say they expect to learn a lot Moore. They say she just has a special way about her, “The way she talks is really kind sounding” says student Chloe Sisson.

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. More than 32,000 people voted during the primary election in Clay County.

The 25 percent voter turnout includes absentee ballots and early voting, according to a news release from the Clay County Supervisor of Elections Office.

Thirty nine percent of the 32,000 votes were cast prior to primary day though early voting or absentee ballot.

Chris Chambless, Clay County Supervisor of Elections said, “Congratulations to Precinct 710 at Penney Farms Town Hall for posting the highest precinct turnout at 46 percent. Precinct 700 at Kingsley Lake Civic Center posted a 44 percent turnout and Precinct 504 at Lake Asbury Community Center posted a 42 percent turnout.”
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