Tag Archives: Palatka

Local Businessperson Plans Farmers Market For Palatka

By on March 30th, 2015 | Last updated: March 31, 2015 at 5:25 pm

While Palatka’s government hopes to attract visitors to their area with the riverfront development project, a local business owner has his own idea for bringing in more people.

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Intentional Fires Stimulate Environmental Growth In Alachua County

By on March 17th, 2015 | Last updated: March 17, 2015 at 2:56 pm

In efforts to promote a healthy forest ecosystem, burners at the Welaka State Forest and Etoniah Creek State Forest have been busy creating prescribed burns. The planned fires help to reduce potential fuel for unplanned forest fires and cycle nutrients back into the forest.

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Downtown Development Anchors Palatka Revitalization

By on February 13th, 2015 | Last updated: February 13, 2015 at 12:46 pm

The city of Palatka is revitalizing its downtown through several development projects. At its center is the restoration of four vacant buildings that will contain commercial, residential and retail spaces.

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Missing 5-Week-Old Palatka Infant Found

By on December 16th, 2014 | Last updated: December 16, 2014 at 5:29 pm

The Palatka Police Department is currently investigating the disappearance of a 5-week-old infant, Demarion Roddrick Hampton of Palatka.

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Palm Coast Man Dies After Palatka Plane Crash

By on March 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: March 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The pilot was not seriously injured, but his septuagenarian passenger died that night at UF Health Shands Hospital.

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GALLERY: Kicking Up Mud at Hog Waller

By on March 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: March 5, 2014 at 6:07 pm

Families from across the state gathered at Hog Waller last weekend, a privately owned park in Palatka, to drive through its six-acre mud pit.

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Skydiving Student Hopes To Land On Feet Month After Accident

By on February 15th, 2014 | Last updated: September 26, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Raquel Rizkalla’s 10th skydive jump ended in severe injury when she failed to properly steer her parachute for landing. The 19-year-old UF sophomore hit a metal fence, causing broken ribs, a shattered pelvis and a broken femur. A month later, the teen looks forward to jumping again even though she can’t currently walk.

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After Years of Red Ink, Grass May Soon Be Greener For North Florida Municipal Golf Courses

By and on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 25, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Ironwood Golf Course in Gainesville and Palatka Golf Club are each headed in a more positive direction, despite years of operating at a financial loss.

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Palatka Residents Voice Concerns About New Riverfront Center

By on October 17th, 2013 | Last updated: October 18, 2013 at 11:29 am

Georgia-Pacific and the City of Palatka are working to build a $1.2 million riverfront educational center for students in grades two through six. Though the center meets the city’s “living shoreline” goal, some residents voiced their concerns that it will disrupt the downtown area and teach questionable educational viewpoints to students.

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Palatka Tree Service Owner Turns Himself In For Teen’s August Death

By on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: September 24, 2013 at 8:15 am

Johnathan H. Wilkes turned himself in to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office Monday afternoon for charges stemming from his involvement in a teen’s wrongful death.

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