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February 24, 2021

February 24, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is calling the death of 20-year-old Nyeisha Nelson a homicide after the young mother was positively identified during an autopsy by the District 23 Medical Examiner’s Office. Col. Joe Wells during a press conference Tuesday said fingerprints were used to identify Nelson, 20, who… Read More ›

February 23, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. A body found in heavy woods in South Putnam County on Saturday has been identified after an autopsy by the District 23 Medical Examiner’s Office in St. Johns County. Putnam County Sheriff’s Office did not reveal the individual’s identity this morning but officials are expected to do so… Read More ›

February 22, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is waiting for the results of an autopsy in an effort to discover the identity of human remains found Saturday morning as deputies searched for a missing Fruitland area woman. Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Allison Waters-Merritt said it would be this afternoon at the very… Read More ›

February 19, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. The 25th annual blood screening put on by Rotary Club of Palatka begins this Saturday. Coronavirus has made changes to the testing which normally is part of a health fair. This year people will go to First Presbyterian Church of Palatka’s Westminster Hall to have tests between 7… Read More ›

February 18, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Heavy rains and a frost just three weeks after farmers in the Hastings area planted their potato crop may mean trouble down the road. About 13 inches of rain have fallen in the past couple of weeks filling ditches in the agriculture community and flooding low land. A… Read More ›

February 17, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Major power issues continue in Texas and the Midwest as power suppliers who use natural gas and coal struggle to get enough of the energy sources to provide heat and electricity to people facing the once-in-a-lifetime storm. Their need for natural gas is hitting big users elsewhere including… Read More ›

Local News 2/16/2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Putnam County’s School Board is set to vote today on a plan to revamp all district schools including closing some, selling some, tearing down others and building nine new ones. The ambitious plan slated to take 10 years was unveiled in January by Superintendent Rick Surrency and Assistant… Read More ›

Local News February 15, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. It’s Presidents’ Day, originally a celebration of the birthday of the first president of the United States, George Washington’s birthday. As such it’s a federal holiday, which means don’t expect to see mail today. You probably will see students out and about as schools in St. Johns, Flagler… Read More ›

February 12, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Fog delayed the start of fishing on the first day of the 2021 Bassmasters Elite at the St. Johns River in Palatka Thursday, but that didn’t stop Tennessee angler Gary Clouse from bringing in 25 pounds and 12 ounces to take first day lead. Second place went to… Read More ›

February 11, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Fog this morning delayed the start of the 2021 AFTCO Bassmaster Elite in Palatka. As the bassmasters.com site put it “the launch of the new season is dictated by Mother Nature, this time with a thick fog.” Anglers eventually headed onto the St. Johns River on the first… Read More ›