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JULY 22, 2019

July 22, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. A tree that fell on State Road 21 near Melrose struck two cars Sunday. No one was reported injured. Traffic had to be diverted as units from surrounding counties responded to the unincorporated area. Melrose Fire Department, Bradford County Fire Rescue, Bradford County Emergency Management, Clay County Fire… Read More ›

July 19, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Supporters of saving Fish Island in St. Augustine are urging people to contact Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet before their Thursday meeting. Fish Island, which is on the right side of the 312 bridge as you head toward Anastasia Island is one of three properties being… Read More ›

July 18, 2019

Local News AN ACTIVE STRUCTURE FIRE AT THE GEORGIA PACIFIC PLANT ON COUNTY ROAD 216 IN PALATKA WEDNESDAY DREW FIRE CREWS FROM THE AREA. ACCORDING TO REPORTS, THE FIRE CONTINUED FOR EIGHT HOURS WITH THE PALATKA FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDING AS WELL AS PUTNAM FIRE RESCUE AND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS INCLUDING THE STATION 5 SOUTHWEST VOLUNTEER… Read More ›

July 17, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. A float plane crashed into a lake near Crescent City Tuesday afternoon sending the pilot to the hospital with minor injuries, according to Florida Highway Patrol. Pilot James Earl Goolsby, 79, was attempting a water landing in the area near Eagles Nest Aerodrome, a private airport that’s part… Read More ›

July 16, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. A couple was jailed in Palatka Monday on drug charges and child neglect after leaving their five children in a hotel room. Palatka Police stopped to question the couple after seeing their black Chevrolet Trail Blazer double parked at Riverfront Park. One deputy noticed a clear plastic bag… Read More ›

July 15, 2019

This is Marcia Lane,  your roving reporter. Two separate plane crashes in the Hastings area Sunday morning left two men seriously injured, according to Florida Highway Patrol. At 7:40 a.m. a 1957 Cessna crashed into a field on Barrel Factory Road near the St. Johns and Putnam county line. Brothers Joseph Linebach, 62, who was… Read More ›

JULY 11, 2019

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED IN A DEATH INVESTIGATION IN PUTNAM COUNTY ARNOLD CHOAT, 72, WAS FOUND DECEASED JULY 2 AT HIS 118 HEIDT ROAD RESIDENCE IN PALATKA. HIS DEATH IS CONSIDERED SUSPICIOUS. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING MR. CHOAT OR ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS THAT OCCURRED IN THE AREA HEIDT ROAD IN THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON HOURS OF… Read More ›

July 9, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Putnam County Board of Commissioners meet today both as the commission and as the Port Authority. Likely to come up are concerns about Better Place Plan money and how it’s spent. When people voted in the additional penny sales tax, many thought it was only for roadwork. It… Read More ›

July 8, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. The St. Augustine Diocese is making another attempt to build an 800-seat amphitheater at the Mission Nombre de Dios. After extensive community backlash against the project on San Marcos Avenue, the diocese drew back recently indicating they would review the project. Now it’s coming up tonight at the… Read More ›

July 3, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, wishing you a happy and safe Fourth of July. Thick smoke drifted into counties bordering Ocala National Forest Tuesday evening. People in Putnam and St. Johns counties reported smoke and ash in the late afternoon as winds shifted. National Forest Service officials said it was a 1,500 acre wildfire in the… Read More ›