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Palatka High School’s 214 graduates crossed the stage Friday, ending their high school careers with memorable words aimed at propelling each graduate forward.

Local officials are hopeful a “target industry business” will come to Putnam County, but for now, details of the business – including even the name of it – remain a secret.

Crescent City High School’s class of 2017 was called the “most laid back class” teachers have seen in years, but the 94 graduates had no shortage of spunk Thursday evening, cheering as classmates a


All it took was a little encouragement.

The moment, he said, only lasted a few minutes.
“I wasn’t one for talking,” he said. “If I had to do a speech, I didn’t want it to last for more than a few minutes.”

Bryan Smith has never lacked sources for drive as a high school wrestler.


Harold “Bill” Burkhart was born Aug. 20, 1936, in Kiamichi, Okla., to the late Claude L. and Savannah (Boatright) Burkhart. He peacefully passed away May 12, 2017, after an extended illness.

John Joseph Clark Jr., 17, of Johnson, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at his home.

Bill Ledsome, 81, of Pomona Park, went to be with the Lord Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka following an extended illness.