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May 22, 2019

May 22, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Moving of three key pieces of machinery for the $425 million expansion of Georgia-Pacific’s Palatka plant begins today and continues through Friday. Plans call for escorts of the pieces from the Palatka Barge Port west along Comfort Road to U.S. 17 and West on County Road 216 to… Read More ›

May 21, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Countdown is on for the end of school. In Putnam County that comes May 31, but early releases will be held both May 30 and 31. While teachers and students are preparing for summer vacation, Putnam County School Board district officials are gearing up for some of their… Read More ›

May 20, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Wolfson Children’s Hospital Bass Tournament held in Palatka has come and gone leaving lots of good feelings in its wake. More than 1,000 anglers fished the three-day tournament on the St. Johns River with Kenneth Owen and Cole Kite of Lake Butler winning both the overall competition and… Read More ›

May 17, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. An amphitheater and parking garage planned for the Mission Nombre de Dios are on hold as Bishop Felipe Estevez reviews the project. Diocese of St. Augustine has withdrawn the applications filed for a Comprehensive Plan amendment and rezoning pending the review. The Mission on San Marco Avenue is… Read More ›

May 16, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Anglers are on the St. Johns River today in the first day of the 30th annual Wolfson Children’s Hospital Bass Tournament out of Palatka. The Lads & Lasses Tournament featuring male/female teams only fished today. Friday it’s the VIP & Friends Tournament offering sponsors a chance on the… Read More ›

May 15, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Law enforcement memorial services are going on this week with today being Peace Officers’ Memorial Day. Flagler County held a candlelight service Monday in front of the former Sheriff’s Operation Center in Bunnell. Today at 10 a.m. the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office held their ceremony at their… Read More ›

May 14, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. An eight-hour standoff in the Hawthorne area ended Monday with no injuries, say Putnam County Sheriff’s Office officials. No charges have been filed pending a mental health evaluation of Matthew Perryman, the man who barricaded himself inside a Floradandy Road residence. The incident began around 4;30 a.m. when… Read More ›

May 13, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. St. Augustine city commissioners tonight will be looking at a proposed development at the corner of West King Street and U.S. 1. Barry Broudy has been talking with City Manager John Regan who is looking for financing by the private sector so the city can lease or own… Read More ›

May 10, 2019

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. An interim city manager and another search for a permanent city manager are on the calendar for the City of Palatka. Commissioners Thursday heard options for pursuing a replacement for their former city manager, who they fired last year. City Clerk Betsy Driggers has been acting city manager… Read More ›

MAY 9, 2019

The U.S. Postal Service holds their annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this Saturday. Bags have been put in most mail boxes and people are asked to put in healthy nonperishable food items. Leave them in the mailbox or at the base and postal employees will pick them up Saturday. The annual postal food drive… Read More ›