News Stories

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office’s newest K-9, Halo, greeted a Fruitland couple who purchased his ballistic vest Thursday.

Palatka commissioners are poised to move forward with a fire assessment fee for the third consecutive year after Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting, but a couple of commissioners voiced concern

Town of Interlachen officials voted to decrease the town’s millage rate and give town employees raises next fiscal year.


Joe Szymanski was still putting names with faces this time last year, having just been named head football coach at Interlachen High School as preseason practice approached.

There it was in black and white on page 7A of last Saturday’s Palatka Daily News – proof positive of someone whose existence I had long questioned.
Ashley Hall.

Clarence “Pooh Bear” Williams liked what he saw at the end of his first spring practice as head football coach at Crescent City High School.


Janie Lee “Granny Punch” Coleman, 93, native and lifelong resident of Green Cove Springs, peacefully entered her heavenly place Friday, July 21, 2017, at Orange Park Medical Center.

Juanita F. Johnson, 96, entered eternal rest at Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

Mrs. Jannett Osgood Smith, of Palatka, transitioned Monday, July 24, 2017, at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka following an extended illness.