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Interlachen man sentenced to 15 years in prison for arson

INTERLACHEN, Fla. (WCJB) - Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputies say Jordan Green, 34, went into a home in September of 2021 with a bottle of lighter fluid in his hands. Deputies say Green started a fire in one of the bedrooms and left. He was sentenced last week, after pleading...
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State senator visits Putnam County

Palatka commissioner introduces new GOP club after senator’s speech. Putnam County residents have a new voice representing them in the state senate now that new district maps swapped former state Sen. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville, for Sen. Travis Hutson, R-St. Augustine…
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Putnam County man dies in crash

ARMSTRONG, Fla. (WCJB) - A Palatka man is dead after a crash in Saint Johns County. The 36-year-old driver was traveling on State Road 207, north of Floyd Lane at 9 a.m. Thursday morning. State troopers say his truck swerved into the median and into the northbound lanes. The truck...
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Drug ring busted in Putnam County

PALATKA, Fla. (WCJB) - Eleven members of a drug trafficking organization are headed to federal prison. Putnam County sheriff’s deputies say 30-year-old Alejandro Alvarado distributed the drugs through a network of people who helped him. He was sentenced to 300 months. The other members of the group got sentences...
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Upcoming Meetings

Next week will be packed full of government meetings. Here are some of the upcoming meetings and highlights:. Highlights: There will be several presentations and a consent agenda could be approved. Putnam County Board of Commissioners workshop:. When: 2 p.m. Tuesday. Where: 2509 Crill Ave., Suite 100, in Palatka. Highlights:...
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Giving back to local schools

The first day of school for Putnam County students is just around the corner, and one local business gathered supplies for teachers and students who may need some help. Beck Automotive Group backed up two truckloads worth of school supplies into the school district building parking lot Thursday morning. The truck beds were packed with colorful backpacks, notebooks, pencils and cleaning supplies.
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Time to hit the polls

It’s election season in Putnam County and voters can start casting their votes Monday. As of Thursday afternoon, 1,572 of the county’s 50,263 eligible voters had submitted a mail-in ballot, according to the Supervisor of Elections’ office. Early voting polls open 8:30 a.m. Monday and will run...
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Volunteers wanted for storytime

Education advocates are encouraging people to help shape the future of Putnam County’s preschoolers. The Early Learning Coalition of North Florida, an organization dedicated to developing and putting together early childcare educational programs for local preschoolers, is looking for Putnam County volunteers. The coalition works with six counties across North Florida, according to the organization’s website.
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School board to move meetings back an hour

Putnam County school board members are hoping to gain more parent and community input as conversations continue in the districtwide revitalization plan. Board member Bud McInnis led the conversation…
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School board sets tentative tax rate

Putnam County School Board members set the tentative tax rate Tuesday. While the rate marks a decrease in taxes compared to the district’s current rate, it still represents a tax hike, based on…
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Crescent Lake, Florida

The massive 15,960-acre Crescent Lake sprawls across Putnam and Flagler Counties in the northeastern portion of the US State of Florida. Many people visit the lake each year in search of a piece of Crescent Lake serenity because of its reputation for having clear water and stunning scenery. Access to the lake is facilitated by a public boat ramp on the western bank.
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