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News October 21, 2021

October 21, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Putnam County commissioners are working toward a Tuesday deadline to have all new redistricting lines drawn. Earlier this week Commissioner Larry Harvey was before the Putnam School Board to show redrawn districts. While the school board makes its own decision, traditionally members follow the districts drawn out for… Read More ›

News October 20, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Beautiful fall weather today. Tonight — look up. Not only do we have a Hunter’s Moon (big, round and bright), but a meteor shower from the Orionids is at its peak tonight into Thursday morning. Those meteors — which many of us know as shooting stars — are… Read More ›

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Marcia Lane 12:02 PM (5 minutes ago) to marcia, me This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Three deaths on roadways in St. Johns County Monday. Two drivers died in a crash around 1:30 a.m. after a head-on crash on State Road A1A in South Ponte Vedra Beach. According to Florida Highway Patrol a Ford… Read More ›

News October 18, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Crisp weather this morning with Tuesday expected to have that fall nip also. Great day to enjoy nature’s air conditioning outside. If you’ve got the time Ravine Gardens State Park could use your help Tuesday. The Garden Club of Palatka will be among those  helping them plant 400… Read More ›

News October 15, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Palatka city officials have “made a proposal” to the Putnam County School District to purchase the former Jenkins Middle School, according to Mayor Terrill Hill at Thursday’s City Commission meeting. Although Hill has talked about the 37-acre site on North 19th Street as a new city government complex,… Read More ›

News October 14, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested a Flagler County student for making threats to kill. On Tuesday deputies arrested a 13-year-old Buddy Taylor Middle School student who allegedly threatened to shoot a teacher and a student. The youth’s name was not released. The middle school teacher told… Read More ›

News October 13, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Florida Highway Patrol reports a hit-and-run crash with injuries this morning at Motes Road and State Road 20 in Palatka. FHP is working the wreck that happened around 7:17 a.m. and temporarily caused a road closure. Around Putnam County signs featuring a toilet are going up as people… Read More ›

News October 8, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. People do care about one another as was obvious Thursday night as civic clubs and youth groups in Putnam County gathered to pack food backpacks for the Feed the Need program in Putnam. Volunteers including Palatka High School football team and cheerleaders, FFA groups and Palatka Kiwanis were… Read More ›

News October 6, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Continuing drops in coronavirus numbers are bringing some changes. In Putnam County the school district says masks will not be mandatory on buses. A school bus driver shortage and consolidation of routes have meant higher numbers of students riding buses. Superintendent Rick Surrency says a drop in the… Read More ›

News October 5, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. An innovative program in Putnam County schools is bearing fruit as paraprofessionals become teachers. The first class of the new teachers will be saluted at today’s school board meeting. Superintendent Rick Surrency says the program is a joint venture between the school district and St. Leo University. Palatka… Read More ›