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Christians throughout the world are preparing for Good Friday tomorrow and Easter on Sunday. Last year churches were closed because of coronavirus, this year a number in Florida are open although safety precautions including distancing and masks will be in place. Some special services for Maundy Thursday are planned including one at St. James United… Read More ›

News March 31, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Putnam County commissioners will hold a special county commission meeting Thursday morning in Palatka at 8 a.m. at the government complex on Crill Avenue dealing with cost overruns on road resurfacing for 25 roads in Putnam. Four vendors are scheduled to do the work but the total project… Read More ›

LOCAL NEWS 3/30/2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. County commissioners from Putnam, Flagler and St. Johns counties hold a special called tri-county meeting Thursday to talk about areas of mutual interest. Proposed topics include economic development and infrastructure, workforce housing, mental health and substance abuse treatment, veteran suicide prevention, broadband, efforts to assist the homeless, joint… Read More ›

News March 29, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Putnam County manager Terry Suggs will be staying in Putnam County. One of three finalists for the job of Daytona Beach city manager, he withdrew his name from consideration Friday. Putnam commissioners earlier in the day cancelled a special meeting where they were expected to offer him incentives… Read More ›

News March 26, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Palatka City Commission didn’t approve the Palatka Housing Authority’s one-year plan at Thursday’s meeting, citing a number of concerns including no response to a list of questions sent by City Manager Don Holmes in January. PHA Director Dr. Anthony Woods said he hadn’t gotten the list so none… Read More ›

News March 24, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Two major crashes on Interstate 95 North in St. Johns County this morning shut down portions of the highway and rerouted traffic as Florida Highway Patrol investigates. The first crash just after 2 a.m. involved a semi and at least one other car at I-95 and County Road… Read More ›

News March 23, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Crescent City Commission holds a special meeting today to look at candidates for the interim city manager job. While the public can come, the meeting notice says no direct public input is allowed while interviews take place. That’s probably not going to improve relationships between the commission and… Read More ›

News MARCH 22, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Longtime Welaka mayor Gordon Sands died Sunday less than two weeks after he spoke at funeral services for a fellow councilman and friend, Willie Washington. Sands, 85, surprised many when he withdrew from the Welaka mayor’s race in February, citing his age and health. During his nearly three… Read More ›

March 19, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating an accident Thursday night that left one person dead in the Reid Street parking lot of Beck Wholesale Parts in Palatka. Authorities say a man driving a van through the lot around 9:30 p.m. ran over the woman who was lying in the… Read More ›

March 18, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. An early morning single-car crash near Nocatee in St. Johns County is under investigation by Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The passenger in the vehicle died while the driver was not injured, according to authorities. The accident happened at 3:25 a.m. at the intersection of Cross Town Drive and Preservation… Read More ›