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September 13, 2019

September 13, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Palatka’s mayor says the city commission will be voting on the future of city hall in two weeks. The decision came after a brief discussion at Thursday’s meeting while two of the commission were absent. Mayor Terrell Hill said the current city hall on Second Street is outdated… Read More ›

September 12, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar won’t be running for re-election. He made it definite Wednesday and endorsed his choice for a replacement – Republican Rob Hardwick who is currently St. Augustine Beach police chief. Shoar, who has been sheriff for 16 years, started in law enforcement at… Read More ›

September 11, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Residents in Putnam, Flagler and St. Johns counties joined the rest of the nation today to remember 9-11 when the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda launched four attacks on U.S. targets and killed nearly 3,000 people. St. Augustine held early morning ceremonies at the main fire station on Malaga… Read More ›

September 10, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. A pair of disgruntled customers ended up in the Flagler County jail Monday morning after they allegedly pulled guns at a McDonald’s drive-thru and said their food was cold. Workers at the fast food restaurant at Belle Terre and Palm Coast parkways said Jawan Davis and Jordon Dunn,… Read More ›

September 9, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. More than 3,600 Palatka residents will see their garbage pickup go from twice a week to once a week for 90 days. Palatka City Commissioners during a special called meeting Friday evening unanimously approved what they termed a trial run. Unclear is what if any savings residents will… Read More ›

September 6, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. St. Augustine is shaking off Hurricane Dorian and celebrating this weekend including holding a birthday celebration for itself. On Sept. 8, 1565,  Pedro Menendez de Aviles landed about where the Mission Nombre de Dios is now located. On Saturday at 10 a.m. a ceremonial landing will be held… Read More ›

September 5, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. What a difference a day makes. Hurricane Dorian is out of Florida and people are breathing a sigh of relief in Putnam, Flagler and St. Johns counties. Major wind and rain damage had been expected but authorities say in general damage was low. Flagler and St. Johns did… Read More ›

SEPTEMBER 4, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. After a long wait, Floridians finally saw Hurricane Dorian breeze by today as it headed up the coast to Georgia and the Carolinas. Although anticipated high winds and heavy rain are less than expected, damage still is to be assessed.  For many the day will be one of… Read More ›

September 3, 2019

Hurricane Dorian continues slowly making its way to Florida with coastal counties and those along the St. Johns River finishing last-minute preparations. Evacuations are being called for in low-lying areas in Putnam, Flagler and St. Johns counties. Schools including colleges in all three counties are closed at least through Wednesday. Flagler schools are closed through … Read More ›

AUGUST 30, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Although it’s still unclear exactly where and when Hurricane Dorian will come in, people are making preparations. High on the list is being ready for flooding. Higher-than-usual water levels, nor’easter conditions and high local tides due to the new moon are causing additional concerns. Forecasters are now predicting… Read More ›