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Ba’Shawn T. Johnson, 24, of Daytona Beach, Palatka native, was born Saturday, Dec. 28, 1991, to Issac Johnson and Patricia Canty.

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series about the Putnam County sheriff candidates. Today, the Palatka Daily News features Democrat Gator DeLoach.

Putnam County students have been spotted in costume all week, but it’s not in celebration of Halloween — their colorful statements go much further.


Not that there was much doubt, but Palatka’s Alec Dawson cinched his places in the next week’s Region 1-2A swim meet on Wednesday.

He hopes to have company.

Big game Friday.

Tough game, but big games usually are. And it is a big game many Palatka football followers couldn’t have imagined two weeks ago.

The good news for the Jacksonville Jaguars is they still have the Houston Texans within their sights in the AFC South.


Walter Winston Moore, 82, of Palatka, passed away Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center after an extended illness. 

Ronald Tyrone Pope, 63, passed at UF Health in Gainesville on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016.

E.W. Lawson & Son Funeral Home is entrusted with the services.

Denise Turner, 55, of Palatka, made a smooth transition into her eternal resting site Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at her residence surrounded by her loving daughters and grandchildren.

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