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April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Putnam County has its first fatality from coronavirus. Mary Garcia with the state Department of Health in Putnam County reports a 54-year-old Palatka man died early this morning due to complications of COVID-19. He was one of two people hospitalized for the virus. The case is not travel… Read More ›

April 2, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Flagler County had its first confirmed death from coronavirus Wednesday. Dorothy Strickland, 70, was a longtime hair stylist who owned Strictly Dorothy and Friends in Miami before moving to Flagler Beach several years ago where she and her husband, Carey, have owned a home for some 20 years…. Read More ›

April 1, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Cool weather today follows heavy thunderstorms and high winds Tuesday night. Tornadoes were reported beginning in the Tallahassee area and warnings went all the way to the east coast including St. Johns and Flagler counties around 7 p.m. Putnam County got wind and some much needed rain. Reports… Read More ›

March 31, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Even as public school students went back to school via the Internet, school officials learned Monday the state education department is recommending schools remain closed to May 1. Putnam, Flagler and St. Johns school superintendents indicated they were going along with the decision. The extension came as districts,… Read More ›

March 30, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. An 18-year-old died and a 20-year-old is in serious condition after a single-vehicle crash in Putnam County Sunday. Florida Highway Patrol reports Rhett Timothy McCool of Palatka was driving a Chevrolet Silverado north on Browns Landing Road around 7 p.m. when the truck went off the road and… Read More ›

March 27, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Putnam County had seven more people testing positive for the coronavirus Thursday. The county now has 12 cases. Although the state Department of Health is not releasing information beyond age and sex, there is speculation at least some of the new cases are from one family. Of the… Read More ›

March 26, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. On the good news front, eight-month-old Onyx Hebert continues to improve. He’s the little boy from Putnam County who recently had a heart transplant at Shands Hospital for Children in Gainesville. Photos on Facebook now show him smiling. His mother, Heather Bass Hebert, reports it’s the first time… Read More ›

March 25, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Putnam, Flagler and St. Johns officials including law enforcement are echoing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ call for people 65 and older to self-quarantine for the next two weeks as efforts continue to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Others are being urged to stay home when possible and… Read More ›

March 24, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Palatka City Commission holds a special called meeting today at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 201 N. Second St. Commissioners will be discussing the city’s direction on coronavirus. Last week City Manager Bill Shanahan had announced all meetings of the city were being canceled. Former Palatka City Commissioner… Read More ›

News March 23, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Traffic accidents over the weekend left two people dead and several injured. In Putnam County a crash Sunday night around 10:45 p.m. in San Mateo killed a 43-year-old woman. Florida Highway Patrol says a Ford Mustang with three people inside hit a tree. Passenger Mildred Bastian of Satsuma… Read More ›