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Elderly Hawthorne woman attacked by dogs speaks out
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is advising the State Attorney’s Office to charge the owner of dogs that attacked an 86-year-old woman three weeks ago. News4JAX learned that the PCSO turned over its findings from the investigation to the State Attorney’s Office, advising the...
Starke man killed in Newberry single-vehicle crash
A 70-year-old Starke man was killed today when his car ran off the road in Newberry and overturned. The post Starke man killed in Newberry single-vehicle crash appeared first on Alachua Chronicle.
Clay County road project causes uproar; some residents say they’re basically trapped in their neighborhoods
CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – Thousands of Clay County residents said they’re basically trapped by ongoing construction near their homes. Residents living in Lake Asbury said they are concerned they can’t get to stores easily for food and gas or get out of their neighborhoods in the event of an emergency.
Alachua County deputies arrest 2 people with 1,700 fraudulent gift cards
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Alachua County Sheriff’s deputies say a Chinese-born man and woman were arrested after they were caught with more than 1,700 counterfeit gift cards. Cheng Li, 25, and Jiaxin Jiang, 24 were arrested on fraud, counterfeiting, and larceny charges during a traffic stop on Wednesday. Deputies...
Seven arrests made in Union County after pop-up block party
hundreds of vehicles from the Alachua County area gathered in Lakeside Park in Lake Butler, to start a “pop-up” party.
Clay County Sheriff updates community on violent crime at monthly meeting
CLAY COUNTY, Fla. — Sheriff Michelle Cook says violent crime is trending downward in Clay County. She compiled numbers from past years, including sexual batteries. In 2017 there were 17 sexual battery incidents in Clay County. In 2022 there were 4. In 2017 there were 3.07 violent crimes per...
Bridge under construction over South Fork on Black Creek in Clay County
Construction is expected to begin Thursday on a repair and rehabilitation project on the State Road 16 bridge over the South Fork of the Black Creek.
Putnam County Sheriff’s Office warns community of suspected law enforcement impersonator
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office has notified the community of a possible law enforcement impersonator.
Big Regional Projects: Clay County
Canada-based IKO South Inc. plans a $270 million plant in Clay County to make residential roofing products. It paid $5.26 million in April for 80 acres of timberland east of U.S. 301, at County Road 218, about 10 miles south of Interstate 10. IKO will build three plants totaling more...
Want to repel bugs in your back yard? Try these plants instead of harmful chemicals
With summer break now in session, kids across Clay County have more time to spend outside. However, bugs in the summer months can be unbearable in the woods and in back yards. Instead of spraying potentially harmful chemicals to kill the bugs, here are six plants that you can buy to keep the bugs from pestering you.
Gainesville man receives 30-year sentence for violent courtroom attack on his defense attorney
A long-awaited trial of a man accused of punching his defense attorney in an Alachua County courtroom in November, fracturing his skull, wrapped up this week. Obadiah Dillard, who is on trial for aggravated battery, appeared in Alachua County Courthouse on Monday via TV screen, having been isolated from the main courtroom where the judge and Dillard’s attorney sat. A jury quickly found Dillard guilty on one count of aggravated battery against defense attorney Eric Atria and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
‘We understand your frustrations’: Clay County responds to construction complaints
Clay County Government has responded to multiple complaints surrounding the road closures and construction on Sandridge Road.
Adoption weekend to offer free pets
This Saturday and Sunday, the Humane Society of North Central Florida, Alachua County Animal Resources and Puppy Hill Farm Animal Rescue are partnering to offer hundreds of pets to adopt for free. The two-day event seeks to place dogs, cats, puppies and kittens into forever homes. The event will run...
Sheriff’s Office seeks help in finding suspect
Alachua County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in locating Eric Jermaine Turner, 27 The post Sheriff’s Office seeks help in finding suspect appeared first on Alachua Chronicle.
AKA Promotes Mental Health Exchange
To wrap up Mental Health Awareness Month, the Pi Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, hosted a mental health awareness event at Orange Park Mall. The community event focused on highlighting resources in the community for adults and children while addressing the stigma related to mental health. The event featured mental health professionals, as well as self-care interactive activities such as Zumba and yoga. Vendors provided practical, purposeful and current information to hundreds of attendees. The chapter was incorporated in 1986 to serve Clay, Duval, Putnam, and St. John’s counties. Since its chartering the chapter has served these counties through several programs focused on the black family, education, health, economic awareness, politics and the arts.
Clay County prepares for hurricane season under new Emergency Management leadership
Clay County Emergency Management Deputy Director Mike Ladd will assume the role of “Acting Director” this hurricane season. This decision comes after the announcement of the current director’s retirement.
Clay County Sheriff’s Office Offers free Explorer Program for youth to learn about law enforcement
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office Explorer program is reaching out to the youth in the community, providing them with a unique opportunity to learn about the daily operations of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
Bradford County veterans push back after Starke officials vote to move park dedicated to U.S. service members
BRADFORD COUNTY, Fla. – Some Bradford County veterans are speaking out about plans to relocate a park dedicated to U.S. service members. This comes after the Starke City Commission voted to move the Charles Schafer Veterans Park close to the Edwards Road Ballpark. The park currently sits downtown. The...
PCSO recommends misdemeanor charge against dog owner after 86-year-old was attacked
HAWTHORNE, Fla. (WCJB) - The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office recommended charges against the man who owned the dogs that mauled an elderly woman sending her to the hospital. According to a public records request filed by TV20, the sheriff’s office has filed the second-degree misdemeanor charge of “dog owner reckless disregard” with the state attorney’s office against Christopher Smith. The state attorney is reviewing the case and will make the final charging decision.
Pickup truck driver killed after crashing into trees in Alachua County
A 33-year-old man from Williston was killed after his pickup truck crashed into several trees in Alachua County on Monday night. At approximately 9:30 p.m., a pickup truck was traveling southbound on SW County Road 241 when it drifted off the roadway and partially onto the west grass shoulder, according to the Florida Highway Patrol incident report.
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