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LOCAL NEWS 9/9/2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter.Palatka City Commission meets again tonight, not once but twice. The first meeting is a special called workshop at 4 p.m. regarding American Rescue Plan funding. That’s the $1.9 trillion federal program aimed at helping communities in recovery efforts after being hit by COVID-19. Putnam County Commission met earlier… Read More ›

News September 8, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter.A traffic stop in Fruit Cove turned deadly Tuesday afternoon in a deputy-involved shooting. St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an exchange of gunfire shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Kingsland Court in northwest St. Johns County. According to Sheriff Rob Hardwick a man was killed inside a vehicle… Read More ›

News September 7, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter.Labor Day — the traditional last summer holiday weekend — brought out large crowds to beaches including ones in Flagler and St. Johns counties. In St. Johns crowds at the beaches made it hard to find a parking place. On Monday the vehicle access ramp at Vilano Beach was… Read More ›

News September 2, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Palatka City Commission faces a busy day with a budget hearing at 3 p.m. today and commission meeting at 6 p.m. Both were postponed last week after only two commissioners showed up for the budget hearing although four of the five commissioners did make the 6 p.m. meeting… Read More ›

News September 1, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. A break in the dry. National Weather Service is predicting 100 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the area today. Personnel challenges continue to plague school districts. St. Johns County continues to face a shortage of substitute teachers. They have a hiring push on beginning this week… Read More ›

News August 31, 2021

Marcia Lane 12:04 PM (13 minutes ago) This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Beginning Wednesday Putnam County students and personnel riding district school buses will be required to wear masks as part of efforts to cut down the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19. School Superintendent Rick Surrency made the announcement Tuesday. A two-alarm… Read More ›

News August 30, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter.St. Augustine is getting a special show today — the return of historic cannons to the Castillo de San Marcos. Since 2018, 22 cannons from the Old Fort have been undergoing restoration at Texas A&M University. The cannons were due back sooner, but the coronavirus pandemic slowed things down… Read More ›

News August 27,2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Palatka City Commission was to meet twice Thursday — first, to go over their budget and then to hold a commission meeting that included proposals for the future of several city-owned buildings housing non-profit groups. Instead, lack of a quorum caused them to cancel both meetings although they… Read More ›

News August 26, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Florida Highway Patrol reports two crashes in Putnam County this morning. Troopers were working a hit-and-run crash this morning in East Palatka. The 6:16 a.m. crash happened at Putnam County Boulevard and Dog Branch Road. No road blockages. A second vehicle crash occurred about 8 a.m. on State… Read More ›

LOCAL NEWS 8/25/2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter.A full federal appeals court will hear a St. Johns County case regarding transgender use of school bathrooms. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Monday vacated a 2-1federal court ruling on July 14 that said a transgender student should have been allowed to use the boys bathrooms. The… Read More ›