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October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Polls are open in Putnam, St. Johns and Flagler counties today as early voting gets underway in Florida. Numbers from mail-ins are already high, and elections supervisors are expecting to be busy. Supervisor Vicky Oakes in St. Johns was asking people to be patient for the first few… Read More ›

October 16, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Interlachen will be holding a Christmas Celebration this year including fireworks. The Town of Interlachen has given Putnam County Commissioner Larry Harvey, who’s very active with the organization, permission to go forward with the celebration. Expect some changes due to coronavirus including social distancing and hand sanitizing stations…. Read More ›

NEWS 10/15/2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. A 41-year-old man is in St. Johns County jail charged with murder after allegedly killing his wife Tuesday night, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. Derrek Perkins was arrested in the area of State Road 207 and Morrison Road minutes after the attack. The woman he’s… Read More ›

NEWS 10/14/22020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. The stabbing death of a person Tuesday evening inside a residence in the Flagler Estates area near Hastings is under investigation. St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office reports the victim is dead and a suspect has been arrested. Names have not been released. The stabbing may be the result… Read More ›

October 13, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. A mentoring program for new teachers in Putnam County is paying off, according to district school officials. At a national education roundtable held via the internet officials noted the district’s Novice Teacher Mentor program has improved teacher retention for new teachers from 65 percent to 93 percent in… Read More ›

October 12, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. A data dump by a private lab delayed Florida Department of Health reporting coronavirus statistics over the weekend. Helix Laboratory sent 400,000 previously reported test results to the department and that caused delays to the daily report as officials removed duplicate reports. Putnam County reported 20 new cases… Read More ›

October 9, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Palatka City Commission won’t interfere with Halloween trick-or-treating but they’re not yet willing to give the go-ahead to special events such as parades including ones for Veterans Day and Christmas. That could change when they meet again in two weeks. However at Thursday’s meeting, the first ‘normal” meeting… Read More ›

October 8, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. The second person shot in the parking lot of a St. Augustine condominium complex Tuesday has died, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. Today would have been victim Kyle Stein’s 23nd birthday. Friends plan a memorial tonight in the parking lot where Stein and his reported… Read More ›

October 7, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. A 19-year-old St. Augustine man has been arrested today in a double shooting Tuesday night on Florida Club Boulevard, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. Anfernee Jayon Wilson was first detained for questioning around 8 p.m. Tuesday after being found at a pond by Royal St…. Read More ›

October 6, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Ravine Gardens State Park in Palatka Monday reopened the 1.8 mile paved loop around the ravines. Three years ago Hurricane Irma severely damaged the state-owned park, which centers around a natural ravine. Although the front portion of the park remained open, the loop was closed to driving traffic… Read More ›