Tag Archives: Putnam County

Why Putnam School District Teachers Are Tracking Their Steps

By on November 6th, 2013 | Last updated: November 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm

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.

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North Central Florida Schools Include Halloween Themes to Complement Curriculum

By on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 8:36 am

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.

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Here Are North Florida’s Early Campaign Finance Leaders In The 2014 Legislature Race

By on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 17, 2013 at 10:17 pm

With the 2014 general elections approaching, the public is able to access the leading contributions and expenditures North Florida candidates have amassed so far.

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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

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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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New gunshot brings back old wounds for local family

By and on April 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 3, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Dale Whitford, the mother of two local shooting victims, reflects on gun violence, coping and the possibility for long-deserved justice.

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Four Corners Cops Without Borders agreement renewed

By on March 26th, 2013 | Last updated: March 26, 2013 at 5:23 pm

The Four Corners Cops Without Borders, an agreement among sheriffs allowing cross-county jurisdiction among Alachua, Bradford, Clay and Putnam counties, was renewed Tuesday.

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UF to launch Healthy Kids Program in May

By on February 19th, 2013 | Last updated: February 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Due to increased rates of childhood obesity, the University of Florida is launching a healthy-living initiative to help young children learn how to make healthy choices.

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Eyes on Adena over water request controversy

By on October 9th, 2012 | Last updated: October 11, 2012 at 8:41 am

Locals spoke out Tuesday against the amount of water requested by a billionaire-backed farm expanding throughout North Central Florida.

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