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Telegraph – Times – Monitor for May 19, 2022

Telegraph – Times – Monitor for May 19, 2022

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Union teachers receive raise and new salary structure to assist retention

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BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor LAKE BUTLER — Like many small school districts, Union County has seen its share of problems in attracting talented new teachers and in retaining the ones they have. It’s the same story for all local governmental agencies in small counties. They do not...
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New school construction, redistricting on track

New school construction, redistricting on track

Bradford County News
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor STARKE — Bradford School Board members heard the first of the monthly updates that will be taking place as school construction continues. Todd Duffy of Ausley Construction showed the board aerial views of retention pond work, as well as outlines of where foundations would...
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Landfill budget approved with 5% raise

Bradford County News
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor RAIFORD — New River Solid Waste Association board members approved the proposed budget for 2022-23 at their May 9 meeting. On the revenue side, there will be another 50-cent increase in the tipping fees for Bradford, Union, Baker, Alachua and Levy counties in January,...
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DeSantis approves over $125M for nursing ed

Bradford County News
Money would provide scholarships, expand infrastructure Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced his approval of over $125 million for nursing education for the 2022-23 Fiscal Year, bringing the total amount of investment in workforce education funding to more than $5 billion since 2019. Additional funding for nurses in this year’s budget...
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KH woman injured; Middleburg man killed in crash

KH woman injured; Middleburg man killed in crash

Clay County Lake Region News
BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS— The Florida Highway Patrol said a 74-year-old Middleburg man was killed and a 54-year-old Keystone Heights woman was injured in a Wednesday, May 11 crash between Camp Blanding and Middleburg. According to an FHP report, the 74-year-old was driving a sedan east on...
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Sports:

Updated: Indians come up short, lose 3-2 in Region 1-3A final

Updated: Indians come up short, lose 3-2 in Region 1-3A final

Lake Region Sports
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Keystone Heights hit two home runs, but they weren’t enough to overcome host Baldwin in a 3-2 loss in the May 19 Region 1-3A softball championship game. The Indians (19-10) had four extra-base hits, including solo homers by Alaina Kinsal and Delia Johnson, but...
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KHHS softball team will now play on Thursday, May 19

KHHS softball team will now play on Thursday, May 19

Lake Region Sports
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Keystone Heights High School’s Region 1-3A championship softball game against Baldwin has been moved to Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at Baldwin. The game was originally scheduled for Friday, May 20, which is also the same night as the KHHS graduation. Keystone (19-9)...
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Tigers struggle at the plate, miss out on Final Four

Tigers struggle at the plate, miss out on Final Four

Sports Union County
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Union County couldn’t get its bats going against Fort White pitcher Kadence Compton, striking out 14 times and getting only two hits in a 4-0 loss in the Region 3-1A softball championship on May 17 in Fort White. The Tigers (18-6) were attempting to...
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Features:

Photos: Bradford High School Graduation 2022

Photos: Bradford High School Graduation 2022

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UCHS Class of 1972 holds 50th reunion April 30

UCHS Class of 1972 holds 50th reunion April 30

Features Union County
The Union County High School Class of 1972 held its 50th reunion on April 30 at Lakeside Community Center in Lake Butler. This close-knit class of 62 graduates has consistently held reunions every five years since their graduation. This year, 31 class members and 29 guests gathered to enjoy dinner...
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BHS Class of ’65 reunites and celebrates birthdays

BHS Class of ’65 reunites and celebrates birthdays

Bradford County Features
Members of the Bradford High School Class of 1965 celebrated their 57th reunion as well as their 75th birthdays, as all of them reached or will reach the ripe age of 75 this year. Meeting at Belle Oaks Barn in Brooker. The lovely background and beautiful sunshine enhanced a day...
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NFTC student takes 2nd at SkillsUSA state event

NFTC student takes 2nd at SkillsUSA state event

Bradford County Features
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Jack Hendrix, a sophomore in North Florida Technical College’s Computer Systems and Information Technology program, was the runner-up in Information Tech Services at the April 20 SkillsUSA Florida State Leadership and Skills Conference in Jacksonville. “I didn’t expect to place because the others who...
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UCSB recognizes retirees, staff longevity and band members

Features Union County
BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor At its regular May meeting the Union County School Board took time at the beginning of the meeting to recognize employees retiring soon and those with 20 years or more of service to the school district. Band members from both Lake Butler Middle School...
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Bradford 4-H teams show well in livestock judging

Bradford 4-H teams show well in livestock judging

Bradford County Features
Bradford County 4-H livestock-judging participants concluded a successful season, that saw highlights from shows in Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Putnam and Union counties as well as at the state level. The senior team ranked as the sixth-highest team at the state event, while also earning first- and second-place finishes at the...
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Crime:

Grand jury indicts Lake Butler man for murder

Grand jury indicts Lake Butler man for murder

Crime News Union County
BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor LAKE BUTLER— A grand jury has indicted 56-year-old Anthony Lydell George for first-degree murder resulting from a March 19 shooting in Lake Butler. Prosecutors had already charged Anthony with other charges relating to the shooting which killed one person, identified by the Union County Sheriff’s...
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Recent arrests in Bradford, Union and Clay

Recent arrests in Bradford, Union and Clay

Bradford County Clay County Crime Lake Region News Union County
April 30 through May 6 The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights-area) counties. All defendants are considered innocent until convicted in a court or until pleading guilty or no contest. Information in this report is from law enforcement agencies...
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Obituaries:

Card of Thanks — Family of Levonia Paige

Card of Thanks — Family of Levonia Paige

Bradford County Lake Region Obituaries Union County
        The family of the late Levonia Paige acknowledges with deep appreciation the comforting messages, prayers, flowers, and various other expressions of kindness and concern shown during our time of bereavement. We sincerely thank everyone for every kind gesture. May God bless each of you. Joe Paige &...
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Obituaries — May 17, 2022

Obituaries — May 17, 2022

Bradford County Lake Region Obituaries Union County
      Leavy Alvarez III STARKE Leavy Alvarez III, 74 of Starke died on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Riverwood Health & Rehab Center in Starke. He served two tours in Vietnam with the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Rex Alvarez; and...
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Editorial:

Don’t expand the court!

Editorial
Dear Editor: I say hurrah to the court if they do strike down Roe v. Wade. This will start the joy bells ringing all across America. This could be a new beginning for all America. We need everyone in America to pray for this, especially Christians. By the way, 62...
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Expand the court

Editorial
Dear Editor: This is a scary moment. According to a leaked draft opinion, the Supreme Court is preparing to dismantle abortion rights across America. As a result, twenty-six states could outlaw abortion, including 13 that have passed “trigger” laws to take effect immediately after the Court overturns Roe v. Wade....
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