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January 16, 2020

January 16, 2020

The Florida Highway Patrol has release the name of the man killed in a crash on state road 100 Friday night.  47 year old Florahome resident Thomas Daniel Peedin was killed when his vehicle hit a tractor trailer truck   Tonight is the kick off of the One Book One Putnam at Golf Course. City… Read More ›

January 15, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. An anonymous tip led a Putnam County school resource office to confiscate a loaded gun on the campus of C.H. Price Middle School in Interlachen Tuesday afternoon. Putnam County Sheriff’s Office continues the investigation that saw the arrest of 12-year-old Jaden Maurice Smith, a seventh grader at the… Read More ›

January 14, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Florida Legislature opens today in Tallahassee. On Monday teachers from around the state were in the state capitol. They like Gov. Ron DeSantis’ proposal for nearly a billion that would up beginning teachers’ salaries and provide merit pay. But they want to see that sum doubled in order… Read More ›

January 13, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Wrecks in Putnam and St. Johns counties Friday left two dead. In Florahome Friday a 47-year-old resident died in a car accident on State Road 100. Pending notification of next of kin, Florida Highway Patrol has not released the name of the victim who was driving a 2011… Read More ›

January 10, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Release of state graduation rates by the Florida Department of Education Thursday brought all good news for area school districts. St. Johns County is now number two in the state for graduation rates, coming in at 96.9 percent, up 0.8 percent over last year. Flagler County came in… Read More ›

January 9, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Schools are in the news. In Flagler County a teacher at Buddy Taylor Middle School is under investigation after a video showed him physically removing a 14-year-old student from his chair, carrying him into the hallway and pushing him. Jeffrey Paffumi, 47, was arrested and charged with battery… Read More ›

JANUARY 8, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Palatka Housing Authority is looking at a new twist in affordable housing that could mean a $15 million project that would tear down and replace some public housing and build new housing. On Tuesday the board and four of the Palatka City Commission heard from two firms that… Read More ›

JANUARY 7, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Palatka officials are expected to add their input today at the Palatka Housing Authority meeting during a discussion of the authority’s annual plan and their five-year plan for public housing. The 11 a.m. meeting is at the Long Family Investment Center. Mayor Terrill Hill at a recent commission… Read More ›

January 6, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. A Crescent City man has been charged with first degree murder in a shooting death Sunday afternoon in Crescent City. Putnam County Sheriff’s Office announced Ahmad Rashard Williams, 29, was charged today with murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Tykey Nixon, 28, of Crescent… Read More ›

January 3, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Putnam County firefighters and EMTs spoke up at a town hall meeting Thursday, voicing concerns about a variety of issues including working conditions, retention, mandatory overtime, vehicle maintenance, transfers and morale. Union President Clu Wright noting negotiations are still going on pointed to a continuing loss of firefighters… Read More ›