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January 8, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Putnam County School Superintendent Rick Surrency is seeking to close five schools this year and build nine schools in the next 10 years as part of a massive multi-million rebuilding program that will require citizens tax themselves to pay for it. The school board would have to approve… Read More ›

January 7, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. More than 4,000 people have signed up in Putnam County for coronavirus vaccinations. While the allotment from the sate isn’t anywhere near that number yet, people who have gotten the shots are praising the smoothness of the operation at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. As of this morning about… Read More ›

January 5, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. A housing/retail project expected to daily mean 4,200 more vehicle trips into already crowded downtown St. Augustine goes before the Planning and Zoning Board today at 2 p.m. in City Hall. Developers are proposing up to 165 apartments, 167 hotel rooms including banquet and meeting rooms, restaurant and… Read More ›

January 4, 2021

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter.  Palatka City Commission holds swearing-in ceremonies tonight at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. For the first time in 36 years Mary Lawson Brown won’t be returning to office; she decided not to seek re-election in 2020. Willie “Slurb” Jones won the seat and will be sworn in tonight… Read More ›

December 31, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Putnam County will begin vaccinations Monday for coronavirus, according to a release from Putnam County officials this morning. Florida Department of Health in Putnam released the plan through the county with first responders set to get first doses. After that healthcare providers and those 65 and older will… Read More ›

December 30, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Getting through to certain government offices in St. Augustine government will be a challenge today. A “carrier issue” is being blamed for outages hitting the Visitor Information Center, Historic Downtown Parking Facility, Water Treatment Plant and Fleet Maintenance, according to the city. For water treatment, try 904-293-3778 and… Read More ›

December 29, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. In Flagler County paramedics, nurses and health department staff are getting their first doses of coronavirus vaccine today. Florida Department of Health in Flagler County is coordianting with Flagler County Emergency Management, deciding how to distribute the rest of their first allotment of Moderna vaccine. Health care professionals… Read More ›

December 28, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Local Florida Department of Health testing centers reopen around the state today after a hiatus for Christmas holidays. Case reporting did continue over the period with St. Johns County showing two new coronavirus-related deaths between Dec. 23 and Dec. 26, bringing the death total to 112. During that… Read More ›

December 24, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Better get ready – that jolly old elf is coming down the chimney tonight and so will the cold air. Old Man Winter is moving in for a long weekend that will include rain, winds and cold. Protect your pets, plants and pipes. Latest forecasts predict the rain… Read More ›

Local News 12/23/2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Christmas is going to have a wintry feel this year. Tonight’s low is at 57, but Christmas Eve 37 is predicted as well as a thunderstorm. Christmas night widespread frost will be moving in with a low around 28 degrees. It’s shaping to be the coldest Christmas for… Read More ›