News:

Gator stalks 12-year-old at Keystone Beach

Gator stalks 12-year-old at Keystone Beach

Clay County Lake Region News
BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS— A 12-year-old boy was stranded on the floating dock at Keystone Beach for over an hour Saturday as a five-foot-alligator swam nearby. Shawn Baker was rescued by Donald Sharp and another man after Sharp waded out to the platform and used a buoy...
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‘I was just trying to look out for my kids’

‘I was just trying to look out for my kids’

Bradford County Crime News
Nursing home receptionist stole from residents BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor STARKE— A 38-year-old Starke woman was sentenced to 14 months in prison after she pleaded to stealing money from 13 residents of Riverwood Health and Rehabilitation Center. Amanda Brooke Murrow pleaded no contest to the July 2018 offenses of...
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DOC employee raped inmate

DOC employee raped inmate

Bradford County Crime News
BY DAN HILDEBRAN  Monitor Editor  STARKE— A former education supervisor employed at Florida State Prison was sentenced to 95 months in prison for raping an inmate in 2019.  Antonio Lebaron Carlisle, 47, pleaded no contest to sexual battery and to sexual misconduct with an inmate.  According to court papers, the victim said he walked to Carlisle’s office to get information about furthering his education.   “They...
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Sports:

Mistakes hurt Tornadoes in 38-21 loss to Baldwin

Mistakes hurt Tornadoes in 38-21 loss to Baldwin

Bradford County Sports
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Bradford High School’s football team fell behind 17-0, and though coming back to make it a three-point game at one point, the Tornadoes ultimately fell 38-21 to host Baldwin on Oct. 15. “We can’t play flat against a good team. We came out flat,”...
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Tigers are 7-0 after 42-0 shutout of Hollis Christian

Tigers are 7-0 after 42-0 shutout of Hollis Christian

Sports Union County
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer For the second time in three weeks, the Union County High School football team recorded a shutout, defeating visiting Hollis Christian 42-0 tonight. The Tigers are now 7-0 for the first time in nine seasons and have won every game but one by double...
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Tornadoes fall behind 17-0, lose 38-21

Tornadoes fall behind 17-0, lose 38-21

Bradford County Sports
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Bradford High School’s football team fell behind 17-0 and suffered a 38-21 loss to host Baldwin tonight. The Tornadoes (3-4), who were coming off a bye, made it a 24-21 game in the third quarter with a 17-yard touchdown pass from Amari Jones to...
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Features:

O’Neal is a John Lennon Scholarship winner

O’Neal is a John Lennon Scholarship winner

Bradford County Features Union County
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Emil O’Neal, a 2019 Union County High School graduate who’s currently studying songwriting at Middle Tennessee State University student, has been announced as one of four winners of the BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) Foundation’s 24th annual John Lennon Scholarships. Winners are considered among the...
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We Love 4-H!

We Love 4-H!

Bradford County Features Union County
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Partnership encouraging love of science in Bradford schools

Partnership encouraging love of science in Bradford schools

Bradford County Features
BY KAREN CLARKE Bradford Assistant Superintendent of Schools The Bradford Education Foundation has provided funding for all of our fifth-grade students to participate in science activities with the Cade Museum in Gainesville. This week, our students had a virtual, interactive field trip with the Cade science educator. She was broadcast...
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Crime:

‘I was just trying to look out for my kids’

‘I was just trying to look out for my kids’

Bradford County Crime News
Nursing home receptionist stole from residents BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor STARKE— A 38-year-old Starke woman was sentenced to 14 months in prison after she pleaded to stealing money from 13 residents of Riverwood Health and Rehabilitation Center. Amanda Brooke Murrow pleaded no contest to the July 2018 offenses of...
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DOC employee raped inmate

DOC employee raped inmate

Bradford County Crime News
BY DAN HILDEBRAN  Monitor Editor  STARKE— A former education supervisor employed at Florida State Prison was sentenced to 95 months in prison for raping an inmate in 2019.  Antonio Lebaron Carlisle, 47, pleaded no contest to sexual battery and to sexual misconduct with an inmate.  According to court papers, the victim said he walked to Carlisle’s office to get information about furthering his education.   “They...
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Obituaries:

Obituaries — Oct. 14, 2021

Obituaries
Alicia Brown GAINESVILLE Alicia Ann Brown, 41, of Gainesville, died on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. She was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, and later moved to Florida.  She was of the Christian faith. Alicia is survived by her husband, Stanley Brown; mother,...
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Obituaries — Oct. 7, 2021

Obituaries
Michael Adams KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Michael Gene Adams “Big Mike” passed away on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at the young age of 62 in Orange Park. Originally from Jacksonville, he moved to Keystone Heights as a child and remained in the Keystone Lake Region throughout his life as an accomplished, certified...
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Editorial:

Walk Against Hate

Editorial
  Dear Editor: A Walk Against Hate will be held on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. at Melrose Heritage Park. There was a time when we rarely heard the word "hate" and hate groups were rarely heard from. Unfortunately, hate has become enmeshed in our modern lifestyle. Now, hate...
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Reflecting on a legend

Editorial
Dear Editor: “David Hurse Night” at last Friday’s football game was a huge success and a wonderful way to honor the legend of Coach David Hurse. It was sponsored by BHS with support by Will Hartley, Superintendent of Schools. A special thanks to BHS Principal, Angela Ward and Coach Brian...
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