News Stories

WELAKA -- On Valentine’s Day, the Welaka Town Council swore in its newest police chief, the third to hold the position in less than a year.

The Putnam County Board of Commissioners earlier this week signed off on lease agreements with outlying municipalities to continue offering services in those areas. 

Putnam County School District Superintendent Rick Surrency said officials are looking at an “exit strategy” for First Coast Technical Center, but the college could continue to provide services in P

Sports

Palatka High School boys basketball coach Bryant Oxendine watched tape of Santa Fe’s team on Friday. He watched more of on Sunday. Monday proved to be an intense day of practice.

A decade ago, both the Palatka High and Interlachen High softball teams won district championships.

St. Johns River State College will be playing for keeps in the Mid-Florida Conference the next time the lights go on at Tindall Field.

Obituaries

The memorial service for Anita Jade “Jadie” Adkins, 79, of Palatka who passed away Dec. 29, 2016, and for Patricia “Petie” Gilbert, 57, of Hawthorne who passed away Jan.

Ronald K. Koonce, 79, of Palatka, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at Northeast Florida Community Hospice Bailey Center for Caring in St. Augustine following an extended illness. 

Mary Edyth “Edye” Saxby, 78, of East Palatka, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at Haven Hospice Roberts Care center after an extended illness.

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