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July 13, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Coronavirus case numbers continued to climb over the weekend. In Flagler County, the total is at 493 cases with 23 reported for Thursday, 15 for Friday and 19 on Saturday. In Putnam County, 738 cases were reported with 36 on Thursday, 42 on Friday and 43 on Saturday…. Read More ›

July 10, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Increased testing locations for coronavirus may be upping known cases although Putnam and Flagler counties both saw a drop in numbers as figures were released Thursday. Putnam County did report a new death, a Crescent City woman. That made seven deaths since the last was reported more than… Read More ›

July 9, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. A Crescent City woman is the seventh victim of coronavirus in Putnam County, according to the Florida Department of Health. The death was reported late Wednesday and comes after 27 new cases were announced in Putnam on July 8 bringing the total to 593 cases. Median age of… Read More ›

July 8, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Coronavirus numbers released by the Department of Health continue to fall in a wide age range. Department of Health in Putnam County reported 16 new cases on Tuesday with ages ranging from a 4-year-old girl in Palatka to an 84-year-old woman in Crescent City. Total is at 566…. Read More ›

July 6, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible drowning at Lake McMeekin in Hawthorne. A neighbor found a local man in his later 50s dead in the lake Sunday. Earlier in the afternoon the man was seen sitting on the dock near his residence. The victim’s name is… Read More ›

July 2, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. If you come to Palatka, better have a face mask. At a special meeting Wednesday the Palatka City Commission unanimously passed a measure requiring people wear masks inside buildings. Mayor Terrill Hill, citing rising coronavirus case numbers, said other government authorities including Putnam County government, the Putnam School… Read More ›

July 1, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Whether or not to require people to wear masks has governments divided. St. Augustine City Commission at a special meeting last week decided people going in public buildings had to. St. Johns County commissioners at a special meeting Tuesday rejected requiring masks. Commissioner Henry Dean, former head of… Read More ›

June 30, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Coronavirus case numbers continue to rise, according to the Florida Department of Health with St. Johns County continuing to post high numbers. The figures for Sunday were 55 new cases and for today 57 new cases. Total is 948 since counting began. In Flagler County 310 cases are… Read More ›

June 29, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Putnam County Sheriff’s Office officials say service will continue uninterrupted despite 18 of their law enforcement and corrections officers now being quarantined. In releasing the news this morning Chief Deputy Co. Joe Wells said 16 deputies have tested positive for coronavirus and two are hospitalized. Wells noted correctional… Read More ›

June 26, 2020

This is Marcia Lane, your roving reporter. Expect a dry and hot weekend with heat predictions in the 90s and with the humidity it will feel 105 and 110 degrees. That makes staying hydrated a must. Some isolated thunderstorms are expected. Blame it in part on Saharan Dust, coming nearly 5,000 miles across the Atlantic… Read More ›