The Voice of the Gem City

News and Weather rss

NATKIM Radio is your local source for the latest local news, upcoming events, and impacting weather to watch out for.

June 23, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. The city that’s economy is built on history is beginning the dismantling of that history. It took eight hours of public hearings, but in the end the St. Augustine City Commission voted Monday night voted 3-2 to remove the Confederate monument from the Plaza de la Constitution. They… Read More ›

June 22, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Area counties saw an upswing in coronavirus numbers over the weekend and health experts are predicting the state could hit a total of 100,000 cases today. The counting began March 1 when the first case of coronavirus was reported in Florida. In Putnam the total is now at… Read More ›

June 19, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. About two dozen people including Palatka city commissioners and some city staff turned out this morning for Mayor Terrell Hill’s resolution for celebration  of Juneteenth. At the same time at the Price-Martin Center 11 blocks away, lines stretched partly around the building as people turned out to be… Read More ›

JUNE 18, 2020

PALATKA CITY COMMISSION HOLDS A SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW MORNING AT 9 A.M. THE PURPOSE IS TO VOTE ON A RESOLUTION BY MAYOR TERRELL HILL TO DECLARE JUNE 19, FRIDAY, AN OFFICIAL ANNUAL CITY HOLIDAY IN PALATKA IN COMMEMORATION OF JUNETEENTH. THE MEETING WAS ANNOUNCED LATE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. THE MAYOR EARLIER ANNOUNCED THE MEETING DURING A… Read More ›

News 6/17/2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Palatka Mayor Terrell Hill announced Tuesday during a 12-minute video on Facebook that he’ll be proposing a resolution to make Juneteenth an official city holiday in Palatka. Juneteenth, he said, was freedom day “celebrating the end of slavery in this country, at least the end of formalized slavery…. Read More ›

June 16, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Coronavirus numbers continue to inch up. In Putnam County one new case was reported Monday, according to the state Department of Health. The San Mateo woman, 20, has not traveled and has not had contact with a known case, officials say. She brings total number of cases in… Read More ›

June 15, 2020 Local News

  On the St. Johns River in Palatka on Sunday, boaters took to the water. It was both in support of Flag Day and of the nation’s president, Donald Trump.   Marches continued in St. Augustine, this one over removal of the Confederate monument. The march began at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, which is headed… Read More ›

June 11, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Good news for Northeast Florida counties including Putnam, Flagler and St. Johns as Gov. Ron DeSantis Wednesday announced the release of nearly $1.3 billion in federal funds for smaller counties to help deal with costs of coronavirus. Twelve of Florida’s biggest counties already have received $2.47 billion as… Read More ›

June 10, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. In July Putnam County commissioners will hold a workshop on oak trees and the Confederate soldier monument on the Putnam County Courthouse lawn so that the public can have a say. The decision came after about a dozen citizens spoke up at Tuesday’s commission meeting about the future… Read More ›

June 9, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating an accident early this morning in Putnam County that reportedly resulted in one fatality. The accident, around 1:30 a.m., occurred at State Road 100 and U.S. 17 South. Two men wanted in the 2019 murder of an Interlachen man have been arrested in… Read More ›