Tag Archives: Putnam County

‘The Hunt’ Suspect Megan Everett Captured In Florida

By on August 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: August 3, 2015 at 4:53 pm

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.

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UF Football Player Arrested, FAMU Hazing Trial Continues, Search For Missing Boy, Medical Marijuana Decisions

By on April 20th, 2015 | Last updated: April 20, 2015 at 10:53 am

UF Football Player Arrested for Armed Robbery – University of Florida cornerback J.C. Jackson was arrested Saturday afternoon for his alleged roll in an armed robbery at a Gainesville apartment complex. Ocala Star-Banner FAMU fatal hazing trial continues against 3 […]

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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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Controversy Surrounds Better Place Plan Renewal in Putnam County

By on March 20th, 2015 | Last updated: March 23, 2015 at 12:35 pm

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.

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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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In The News: Body of Missing Man Found in Putnam, Giants Advance to World Series, FLOTUS to Visit Orlando, Health Care Worker Isolated on Cruise

By on October 17th, 2014 | Last updated: October 17, 2014 at 10:47 am

After 10 months, body of missing man is found – The body of Jose “Anthony” Cortez was found Wednesday in rural Putnam County. The remains were discovered buried after he was reported missing nearly 10 months ago. The Putnam Sheriff’s […]

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How Budgets Cuts Are Affecting Putnam County Public Transportation

By on April 21st, 2014 | Last updated: April 21, 2014 at 6:02 pm

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.

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North Central Florida Counties Rank Low On Health

By on March 27th, 2014 | Last updated: April 1, 2014 at 11:58 am

A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin shows how local counties rank in resident health.

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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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Students Support Teacher Suspended After Fight Over Alleged Affair

By on February 7th, 2014 | Last updated: February 11, 2014 at 7:14 am

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.

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