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Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies and FBI agents arrested Megan Everett, 23, in Palatka on Aug. 3, for kidnapping her 3-year-old daughter. The child was recovered unharmed, according to authorities.
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.
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.
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.
The Palatka Police Department is currently investigating the disappearance of a 5-week-old infant, Demarion Roddrick Hampton of Palatka.
The pilot was not seriously injured, but his septuagenarian passenger died that night at UF Health Shands Hospital.
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.
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.
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.
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.