Putnam County Newswire

Putnam County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Putnam County, FL.

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  1. Putnam Democratic challenger raises big money against incumbent CriswellRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union

    Incumbent Putnam County Superintendent of Schools Phyllis Criswell, a Republican, will face Felecia Nelson the primary election Aug. 30. The winner of that election will go on to face Democrat Rick Surrency in November's general election. Surrency out-fundraised Criswell by about $36,000, according to Supervisor of Elections records.

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  2. Cold Noses: Adoptable Pets of the WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Florida Times-Union

    ... of his extended stay at a crowded shelter, along with two other male dogs named Chewy and Whiskey. Meet him at Putnam County Animal Services, 174 County Landfill Road, Palatka. Hours: 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-noon ...

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  3. As election qualifying ends, many important seats will be hotly contestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Daily Commercial

    ... deadline today to qualify for the race. Obregon, whose 29 years in law enforcement includes stints with the Putnam County and Lake County Sheriff's Offices, believes the arrogance of some deputies in Lake County has already caused a rift between the ...

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  4. Habitat for Humanity dedicates 2 St. Augustine homes, including historic fix-upRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 18 | St. Augustine Record

    ... incredible." Crystal, born and raised in Jacksonville, works for a community-based care center for children in Putnam County. Echoing Timmie's sentiments, she said their family not only has a home but a small piece of history they were able to help ...

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  5. St. Johns County unemployment rate drops to 3.2 percentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 17 | St. Augustine Record

    ... of about 1,000 from the previous month. In surrounding counties, there were also lower unemployment rates. Putnam County saw its rate fall to 5 percent in May, a decline of 2.2 percentage points from May 2015. Flagler County had a rate of 4.9 ...

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  6. Law & Order: Shooting death possibly stemmed from home invasionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 13 | The Florida Times-Union

    ... possession of a firearm by a felon. (Jacksonville Sheriff's Office) PCSO--2013 Carlos Javon Sanders, 21 of Putnam County, was found shot to death early Monday, June 13, on Christopher Street in West Augustine, according to the St. Johns County ...

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  7. More funding, public support needed for Putnam County Animal Control following investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 11 | The Florida Times-Union

    Putnam County Animal Control assistant Donna Starling bonds with Labrador mix Razz. The 1-year-old dog was being evaluated by the Pit Sisters rescue group and was accepted into its TAILS program, where inmates train shelter dogs to make them more adoptable.

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  8. Cold Noses: Adoptable Pets of the WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 9 | The Florida Times-Union

    ... (904) 269-6342. bit.ly/1dBGyEN. Tarot is an 8-week-old female kitten (ID no. 5659-1). Meet her at Putnam County Animal Services, 174 County Landfill Road, Palatka. Hours: 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-noon Friday. Regular ...

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  9. Resentencing in 2008 murder conviction of teen in Putnam case set for WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 8 | The Florida Times-Union

    A decision on whether a 2009 life sentence of a Putnam County teenager for her role in the murder of a 66-year-old disabled man who was beaten, stabbed and suffocated was proper will be issued today in Palatka so the case conforms to a state Supreme Court ruling. Morgan Amanda Leppert, now 23, was convicted in the April 2008 killing of James Thomas Stewart of Melrose so she and her 22-year-old boyfriend could steal his pickup truck and leave Florida.

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  10. Law & Order: Deceased couple identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 4 | The Florida Times-Union

    James Richard Dykes Sr., 60, and Nicole Marie Moats, 31, have been identified as the couple found dead in their Palatka home Thursday, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. An autopsy determined they had been dead for about 24 hours and there were no signs of violence on either body, the Sheriff's Office said.

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  11. Putnam County Sheriff's Office: Deceased couple was not stabbedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 3 | The Florida Times-Union

    James Richard Dykes Sr., 60, and Nicole Marie Moats, 31, have been identified as the couple found dead in their Palatka home Thursday, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. An autopsy determined they had been dead for about 24 hours and there were no signs of violence on either body, the Sheriff's Office said.

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  12. Couple found dead in Palatka home with child unharmed; cause unknown but no one being soughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 2 | The Florida Times-Union

    ... caused the deaths of a man and a woman found inside a Palatka home Thursday morning. Capt. Joseph Wells of the Putnam County Sheriff's Office said a family member found the bodies at a home in the 2000 block of Silver Lake Drive at 9:30 a.m. and ...

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  13. Lane closures for May 29-June 4, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 28 | St. Augustine Record

    ... Deep Creek Bridge for bridge work as part of the State Road 207 resurfacing and improvement project, from the Putnam County line to State Road 206. Lane reductions will be in effect for the next several months. U.S 1 : Northbound left turn lane ...

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  14. Operation Last Rodeo rounds up multiple drug suspects in Putnam CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 28 | St. Augustine Record

    Ten men and women were rounded up early Thursday on multiple drug charges after the Putnam County Sheriff's Office took to the streets on "Operation Last Rodeo." The arrest warrants were served as the result of undercover drug investigations conducted since January by the Sheriff's Office's Drug and Vice Unit, targeting suspects in Palatka, East Palatka and San Mateo.

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  15. Cold Noses: Adoptable Pets of the WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 27 | The Florida Times-Union

    ... Chip is a male domestic short-hair cat (ID no. 5389-2). He is friendly and laid back. Meet him at Putnam County Animal Services, 174 County Landfill Road, Palatka. Hours: 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-noon Friday. Regular ...

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  16. Operation Last Rodeo rounds up multiple drug suspects in Putnam CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 27 | The Florida Times-Union

    Ten men and women were rounded up early Thursday on multiple drug charges after the Putnam County Sheriff's Office took to the streets on "Operation Last Rodeo." The arrest warrants were served as the result of undercover drug investigations conducted since January by the Sheriff's Office's Drug and Vice Unit, targeting suspects in Palatka, East Palatka and San Mateo.

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  17. Jacksonville Journal: Most offices closed Monday for Memorial DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 26 | The Florida Times-Union

    ... be closed Sunday and Monday. Libraries in St. Johns, Nassau, Clay and Baker counties will be closed Monday. Putnam County libraries will be closed Saturday through Monday. Bank of America has awarded $133,250 in grants to 11 Northeast Florida ...

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  18. Daytona man who crashed plane in Putnam was aviation studentRead the original story

    Wednesday May 25 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    A Daytona Beach man who crashed his plane Monday morning in a wooded, marshy area in Putnam County is listed as a student at Sunrise Aviation in Ormond Beach, a city spokeswoman said. The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash that took place shortly before 5 a.m., spokesmen from both agencies said.

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  19. 20-year-old rescued after plane crash in PutnamRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | WFTV Orlando

    ... on the wing of a small aircraft as he waited for crews to rescue him after crash landing in a remote marsh in Putnam County. His 1977 Cessna 152 crashed in a heavily wooded and marshy area near State Road 25 and Shiloh Road in Melrose. Crews on ...

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  20. Lane closures for May 22-27, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | St. Augustine Record

    ... State Road 9B resurfacing. State Road 207: Daytime lane closures from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays from the Putnam County line to State Road 206 for resurfacing and reconstruction of the Deep Creek Bridge approach slabs. Lanes will be reduced to one ...

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