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For the last several months, Lori’s restaurant in Palatka has placed a large donation jar by the cash register to raise money for a Putnam County resident’s lung transplant. 

Local and state officials were honored Tuesday for their leadership and support of rural counties throughout Florida, which was on display during the inaugural Rural Counties Day in April.

Although the Putnam County School District has expanded science, technology, engineering and math programs by leaps and bounds in recent years, the district is not done adding opportunities.  


Some of the best advice Ke’Shawn Russell received as a high school athlete came from his head track and assistant

Despite the summer doldrums, one of the year’s biggest tournaments is right around the corner.

Sharks seem to have an especially strong sense of smell for blood in their home waters.


Shaneka Gadson, 35, of St. Augustine, departed her earthly walk Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Bailey’s Community Hospice Center in St. Augustine.

Donald Watson “Don” Barlow Jr., 76, of Keystone Heights, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at his home following an extended illness. 

Larry W. Hudson, 70, of Palatka, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Community Hospice and Palliative Care Center in St. Augustine after an extended illness.

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