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Telegraph–Times–Monitor for Feb. 2-2-23

Telegraph–Times–Monitor for Feb. 2-2-23

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Fire spreads from dryer to home in Hampton

Fire spreads from dryer to home in Hampton

Bradford County News
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor HAMPTON — A Hampton neighborhood was on fire Jan. 25 and multiple agencies responded to assist. Bradford County Fire Rescue was dispatched around 4:15 p.m. to the 10000 block of Florida Avenue where a home near the intersection of South Division Avenue and Pine...
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Community Hub celebrates grand opening

Community Hub celebrates grand opening

Bradford County News
BY CAROL MOSLEY Telegraph Staff Writer STARKE — The new Community Partners Health and Wellness Resource Hub cut the ribbon to open a new home for wellness resources for anyone who needs them. The goal is to cut through the red tape to get residents connected with the services they...
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Food Pantry accepts $20K grant from Clay Electric

Food Pantry accepts $20K grant from Clay Electric

Bradford County News
Representatives of the Bradford Food Pantry were overjoyed to receive one of the first $20,000 grant ever awarded by the Clay Electric Foundation as a result of the Round Up program from Clay Electric customers.  The previous limit was $15,000 and was raised in January. According to Food Pantry President...
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Housing development trying again in Starke

Bradford County News
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor STARKE — Starke City Commissioners approved a $11,000 traffic study for Westmoreland and Pratt streets that could impact approval of a housing development in that neighborhood. According to City Clerk Jimmy Crosby, a revised site plan for the Sandcastles Pines development has been submitted...
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County, school board take on redistricting work

Bradford County News
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor STARKE — County commissioners and school board members are back at work on redistricting, and they’ve been given a hard deadline if they want to get it done this year. The delayed release of census information from 2020 is one reason redistricting has been...
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Sports:

BHS girls have huge rally before falling in district semis

BHS girls have huge rally before falling in district semis

Bradford County Sports
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Third seed Bradford High School was able to bring a 16-point deficit down to single digits, but the Tornadoes watched host Trinity Catholic pull away in the end in a 60-46 loss in the semifinals of the District 2-3A girls basketball tournament on Feb....
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Indians shut out Williston to reach district title match

Indians shut out Williston to reach district title match

Lake Region Sports
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Ella Hutchins and Kiersten Shaw each scored two goals as the Keystone Heights High School girls soccer team defeated third Williston 5-0 in the semifinals of the District 4-3A tournament on Jan. 31. The second seed Indians (19-4) also got a goal from Alee...
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BHS girls cap regular season with 50-24 win

BHS girls cap regular season with 50-24 win

Bradford County Sports
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Bradford High School had no trouble emerging victorious on the last night of the regular season in girls basketball, scoring as many points in the first half as visiting Fort White did for the game in a 50-24 win on Jan. 20. The Tornadoes...
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Features:

Health Sciences program at UCHS gives students a head start on careers

Health Sciences program at UCHS gives students a head start on careers

Features Union County
BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Staff Writer LAKE BUTLER — Students at Union County High School have numerous opportunities to take classes that will help them on the way to future careers with good pay and benefits, but some of the programs available to them offer quicker employment and start...
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Bradford, Keystone students qualify for state at regional HOSA event

Bradford, Keystone students qualify for state at regional HOSA event

Bradford County Features – Free Lake Region
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Hope Christian Academy celebrates homecoming

Hope Christian Academy celebrates homecoming

Bradford County Features – Free Lake Region
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Miss UCHS pageant Thursday promises ‘Day at the Derby’

Features – Free Union County
The Miss Union County High pageant will be held on Thursday, Jan. 19, in the UCHS auditorium. The pageant will begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening ticket sales beginning at 6 p.m.  “A Day at the Derby” is the theme for this year and the se3ven contestants have worked...
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UC Riding Club holds 2022 Awards event in Lake Butler

UC Riding Club holds 2022 Awards event in Lake Butler

Features Union County
BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Staff Writer LAKE BUTLER — The Union County Riding Club held its annual awards dinner and ceremony on Jan. 13, 2023 at the First Christian Church in Lake Butler. After all in attendance enjoyed a buffet style meal, the members gave their attention to the...
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Spires IGA named among nation’s top IGA stores

Spires IGA named among nation’s top IGA stores

Features Union County
BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Staff Writer  LAKE BUTLER — Lake Butler’s own Spires IGA has been named one of eight stores in the U.S. (from about 1,600 stores) as a Retailer of the Year for the very first time. As a 2023 national winner, the store is in the...
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Crime:

Recent arrests in Bradford, Union and Clay

Recent arrests in Bradford, Union and Clay

Bradford County Crime Lake Region News Union County
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 and court documents, which are...
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10 years for plotting to kill witness

10 years for plotting to kill witness

Bradford County Crime News
BY DAN HILDEBRAN Telegraph Staff Writer STARKE— The last of three defendants accused of plotting to kill an Alachua County woman to prevent her from testifying in a trial was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Demetrius Dewayne Wilson, 28, was already serving a 45-year sentence for planning the July...
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Obituaries:

Obituaries — Jan. 31, 2023

Bradford County Lake Region Obituaries Union County
James A. Dilts Jr. James (Jimmy) A. Dilts Jr. died unexpectedly following a brief illness on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, at Corewell Health Lakeland in St. Joseph, Michigan. He was born March 11, 1951, at Memorial Hospital in St. Joseph, Michigan, the son of James A. Dilts Sr. and Betty...
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Obituaries — Jan. 24, 2023

Bradford County Lake Region Obituaries Union County
Carmine Capraro Carmine Dominick Capraro, 90, of St. Johns died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nelcky (Helguero) Capraro; and son, Kenneth “George” J. Capraro. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Cottet, and son, Gary (Vicci) Capraro. Graveside services will be held Sunday,...
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Editorial:

No solutions for homeowners

Editorial
Dear Editor: One of the most important pieces of legislation that will be passed this year and next — SB 2 Property Insurance — was pushed through a special session of the State Legislature in a matter of 48 hours, under the guise of "fixing" the collapsing insurance market. Following...
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Riding Club responds

Editorial
Dear Editor: I would like to say to Bob Milner, Dale Woodruff, and the Bradford County Fair Association, shame on you for breaking kids dreams. You said the Bradford County Riding Club didn’t have many members and most were from out of county. That was true during COVID, but they...
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