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Putnam County residents will be able to vote on the renewal of the Better Place Plan on April 7. However, the wording of the renewal plan has some residents questioning the transparency of the commission and how the changes will affect the county.
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.
Putnam County’s only public transportation system is in danger. Putnam County officials are fighting to save the bus service that provides much-needed rides to doctor’s offices, grocery stores and more.
A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin shows how local counties rank in resident health.
The pilot was not seriously injured, but his septuagenarian passenger died that night at UF Health Shands Hospital.
A Putnam County High School teacher was suspended for fighting a district employee over an alleged affair. Following his suspension, the teacher’s students showed up to a school board meeting to show their support.
Northeast Florida sees an increase in home sales in 2013. Increase is credited in part to lower unemployment rates.
The Putnam County School District is taking steps to create a healthier lifestyle for students, faculty and staff with its new fitness challenge, Walking to Wellness. William D. Moseley Elementary School in Palatka is hosting the fall fitness challenge, where faculty and staff will track how many steps they take each day.
As the Halloween season creeps forward, some schools are choosing to include Halloween themes in students’ lesson plans. However, for Putnam and Columbia County, school districts are focusing on keeping the themes in line with lesson plans.