Tag Archives: Palatka

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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Inside The Controversy Over Florida’s Potential Removal Of Red-Light Cameras

By on September 12th, 2013 | Last updated: September 12, 2013 at 7:59 am

(Photo credit: Yousuf.Fahimuddin/Flickr)
A new senate bill, SB 144, filed on Sept. 4 by Transportation Committee Chairman Jeff Brandes seeks to end red-light camera infractions. North Florida law enforcement officials are concerned about the dangers if the cameras removed.

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Land in Palatka Sold for New Hotel, Marks Latest Development in Riverfront Revitalization

By on September 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: September 2, 2013 at 1:52 pm

The Palatka city commission approved the sale of 1.6 acres of riverfront property for a new hotel. The move is part of a riverfront revitalization movement that has been in the works for the past few years.

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Putnam County woman allegedly stole thousands from disabled

By on April 10th, 2013 | Last updated: April 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Tammi Marie Carnes owned O’Carroll Homes, Inc., a group home for disabled adults, and is accused of stealing from 13 of its residents.

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Counterfeit bills reported in Palatka convenience stores

By on February 5th, 2013 | Last updated: February 5, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Counterfeit $10 and $20 bills are being passed through local convenience stores in Palatka. Police have not identified the suspect.

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