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LOCAL NEWS 8/3/2021

August 3, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter.Chance of precipitation in the three-county area is at 100 percent today with thunderstorms expected this afternoon and rain continuing into the evening. The WPLK/WIYD gauge in Palatka showed half-an-nch of rain overnight. Our East Palatka weatherman reported an inch of rain but also a rainbow this morning.A surge… Read More ›

LOCAL NEWS 8/2/2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter.Florida Highway Patrol is working a hit-and-run crash with injuries in Melrose this morning. The wreck happened before 6:40 a.m. at Putnam Loop Road and Archer Lane in Melrose. Road blockage has been cleared.U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack has a busy schedule in the area this week. Today she’s touring… Read More ›

July 30, 2021 News

Keep cool today. Weather officials are calling for a heat index of 111 degrees for the area. That heat advisory continues through Tuesday. Putnam County Emergency Management advises limiting outdoor activity, drinking plenty of water, wearing loose clothing and making sure outdoor pets have shade and water. Since it is National Paperback Book Day, this… Read More ›

July 29, 2021 News

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. National Weather Service is calling for a drier couple of days with rain chances at 30 That’s a good thing since the WPLK/WIYD rain gauge in Palatka recorded 5.5 inches after two thunderstorms Wednesday soaked the area. Our East Palatka meteorologist reported 2.5 inches. In downtown Palatka several… Read More ›

July 28, 2021 News

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Rain is again in the forecast with predictions at 80 percent for the area this afternoon and 70 percent tonight. Tuesday afternoon’s storm dropped two inches, according to the WPLK/WIYD rain gauge. The Palatka area also saw trees down around town. St. Augustine reported heavy showers as thunderstorms… Read More ›

July 26, 2021 News

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office quickly found two children over the weekend. In one case a drone spotted a missing three-year-old boy in a field within three minutes of beginning surveillance. Patrol, motor and one K-9 unit were called to the scene along with the drone unit. Late… Read More ›

July 23, 2021 News

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Despite a coronavirus clamp down at Palatka City Hall Thursday, the Rev. Karl Flagg was honored Thursday for his 50 years of community service. The longtime pastor at Mt. Tabor First Baptist Church also has had a long public service career including serving as mayor of Palatka, as… Read More ›

July 22, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Palatka’s riverfront may have a different look after being chosen a winner in Lowe’s 100 Hometowns program. Palatka was one of 100 communities to get a grant from the hardware company which is celebrating its 100th anniversary. About 2,200 applicants competed for the $10 million offered and Palatka… Read More ›

LOCAL NEWS 7/21/2021

THE RAIN RETURNS WITH AN INCH OF RAIN FALLING HERE AT THE STUDIOS YESSTERDAY AND OVERNIGHT. MORE RAIN IN THE FORECAST TODAY. BASS IS COMING BACK IN 2022B.A.S.S. OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE 2022 SCHEDULE FOR BASSMASTER ELITE SERIESTHE TOP PROFESSIONAL BASS FISHING CIRCUIT IN THE WORLD WILL ONCE AGAIN KICK OFF ITS SEASON RIGHT HERE IN PALATKA… Read More ›

July 20, 2021 News

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Hard to believe but school is just around the corner. In Flagler County teachers will be going back Aug. 3 for a professional day followed by a week of pre-planning. Flagler students return Aug. 10.  In Putnam County Aug. 10 sees staff returning for an in-service day followed… Read More ›