These Palatka, FL based Dogs are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around palatka..
Woman left shaken, footing the bill after dogs attack horse
Sheriff’s office lists more than 10 dog attacks within 18-mile area. Three dogs took down a 1,400-pound horse in February, contributing to a string of similar attacks in West Putnam County last month. Bitty Reilly said her 26-year-old horse, Roxanne, is recovering…
DUI arrest in St. Johns County after tow truck driver was hit and killed in Putnam County
The Florida Highway Patrol announced an arrest on Friday in the hit-and-run death of a Putnam County tow truck driver.
Auto group says goodbye
One East Palatka man is at a point in life where he plans to relax and enjoy all that Putnam County has to offer. That man is Hal Magee, 65, who officially retired Friday from the Beck Automotive Group in Palatka after 36 years of service. Magee got his start...
Explore Palatka's Top 6 Seafood Spots: A Gastronomic Journey
In this article, we're exploring six exceptional seafood restaurants in Palatka. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these places yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
FHP report reveals men involved in hit-and-run were undocumented immigrants
The five men in the van that hit and killed a motorcyclist from Fort McCoy were all undocumented immigrants.
2024 Prep baseball preview: Struggles lie ahead for county
If two weeks into the season are any indication of what to expect in Putnam County prep baseball, it might be an extremely long spring. Heading into Friday night, Palatka (1-4), Interlachen (0-3),…
App gives Flagler Sheriff live eye capability through 911 caller's phone
When a resident at the Integra Woods Apartment Complex in Palm Coast saw someone who appeared to be breaking into cars in the parking lot, she used her phone to show a Flagler County Sheriff's Office dispatcher exactly what she was seeing in real time. That was made possible by...
Bike Week Brings World of Outlaws Back to Volusia for Two Nights of Racing
BARBERVILLE, FL (March 1, 2024) – Three weeks off was plenty. The Greatest Show on Dirt is ready to get 2024 rolling again. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars invade Barberville, FL’s Volusia Speedway Park next week for a Sunday-Monday (March 3-4) showdown. It’s a collision of the four-wheel and two-wheel worlds with Florida’s famed Bike Week taking place at nearby Daytona Beach while the four-wheeled 410 Sprint Cars rip around Volusia.
Letter to the Editor: Public invited to close out 2024 One Book One season
The One Book One Putnam committee invites the public to the final event for our county-wide read this year, “A Land Remembered.” It will be at the GFWC Woman’s Club of Palatka on March 21 from 5:30–7…
School bus and van collide head-on, multiple injuries reported
FORT MCCOY, Fla. (WCJB) - Emergency crews took multiple patients to the hospital after a school bus and a van collided head-on near Fort McCoy on Friday afternoon. The crash happened on Northwest Highway 315, near Fort McCoy. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say the van, driven by a 16-year-old girl, was headed north on the highway around 2:20 p.m.
Prep baseball: Crescent City nabs overwhelming win vs. Wildwood
Crescent City Junior-Senior High School’s baseball team had little trouble with visiting Wildwood Friday night, handling the Wildcats, 19-2, in three innings. Jake Robinson struck out eight, walked…
Arrest made in 2023 Putnam County murder case that happened in East Palatka
A teenager has been arrested for murder.
Six Georgia residents accused of traveling to Florida to steal nearly $100k worth of items from self checkouts
Half a dozen residents from Georgia are accused of traveling to Florida to steal $90,000 worth of items from self-checkout lanes at multiple retail stores, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The six suspects reportedly operated the organized retail theft ring in Northeast Florida where they stole thousands...
Palatka Residents Invited to Discuss Proposed Reduction in Utility Fees
The Palatka City Commission in Florida is considering the enactment of Ordinance 2024-01. This ordinance proposes changes to Appendix A (Fee Schedule) of the City's Municipal Code, specifically fees and charges related to utilities under Chapter 86. Meetings to discuss this ordinance will take place at 6:00 PM on March 14 and March 28, 2024, at City Hall, 201 N. 2nd St., Palatka, Florida.
City of Palatka Invites Local Residents to Apply for 2023-24 Building Improvement Grant Program
The City of Palatka Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has opened the Invitation to Bid (ITB) 2023-24 Building Improvement Grant Cost Share Program. This program is for projects in the City of Palatka CRA Tax Increment District. Projects should meet the CRA plan's goals.
Meet Your New City Manager, Troy Bell, at the Palatka Azalea Festival this Saturday
Meet and greet our new City Manager, Troy Bell, at the City’s River Center at 3 p.m. this Saturday! Get to know the person behind the vision for our community's future. This is your chance to share ideas, ask questions, and connect with our city's leadership. Questions, concerns, and criticisms? We really want to know. If you attend the Azalea Festival, please stop by and say hello.Visit here for more details.
2024 Prep Softball Preview: A Target On Its Back
By now, Jeff Hutchins has accepted the bull’s eye on he and his Peniel Baptist Academy softball team’s back. “We’ve accepted it,” Hutchins said. “We have the target on us again.” Last May, the…
Putnam County Legal Notices 030224
The Putnam County Board of County Commissioners will meet in regular session on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commissioner’s Board Room located at 2509 Crill Avenue, Suite 100, Palatka. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person needing a special accommodation to...
‘Let’s ride!’ Bike Week kicks off in Daytona Beach
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Bike Week has officially started and that means close to 400,000 people are expected to ride into Volusia and Flagler Counties over the next 10 days. There will be events happening all over the area. The event brings together both returning riders and first timers...