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Telegraph–Times–Monitor for Dec. 1, 2022

Telegraph–Times–Monitor for Dec. 1, 2022

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Master plan for water management relies on additional study

Master plan for water management relies on additional study

Bradford County News
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor STARKE — Representatives from the water management district received an earful during a recent visit to the county commission meeting. Historically, Suwannee River Water Management District staff members have delivered a payment in lieu of taxes to the county. The district is a governmental...
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Hometown Christmas Celebration returns to Starke

Hometown Christmas Celebration returns to Starke

Bradford County News
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Starke’s Christmas on Call Street will feature all the classic holiday charm along with some new things to celebrate — not the least of which is a beautiful new Christmas tree downtown. The lighting of that tree will be a centerpiece of the first...
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Smoking ban planned for public parks

Smoking ban planned for public parks

Bradford County News
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor STARKE — When Bradford County has a new attorney on board, one of the first tasks will be drafting a smoking ban for county parks. County commissioners gave the direction last month following a presentation from Bradford High School’s chapter of Students Working Against...
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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
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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Keystone thanks former officials

Keystone thanks former officials

Clay County Lake Region News
BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS— The city council gave keys to the city to two former officials and one city supporter during its Monday, Nov. 28 meeting. Mayor Karen Lake recognized former mayor Mary Lou Hildreth, ex-council member Paul Yates and former business owner Doug Wise for their...
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Sports:

Tigers find end zone just once in 21-11 loss to Northview

Tigers find end zone just once in 21-11 loss to Northview

Sports – Free Union County
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Northview running back Jamarkus Jefferson scored three touchdowns as the undefeated Chiefs defeated the Union County High School football team 21-11 in a Class 1R state-semifinal game in Century on Dec. 2. A Jonathan Edwards field goal accounted for the Tigers’ only points until...
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Tornadoes rally from 14-0 deficit before ultimately losing 31-21

Tornadoes rally from 14-0 deficit before ultimately losing 31-21

Bradford County Sports – Free
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer For the second week in a row, Bradford High School overcame a deficit with a strong second half, but visiting Cocoa ultimately won 31-21 in the Class 2S state semifinals on Dec. 2. The Tornadoes (12-2) trailed 14-0. Just like in the Nov. 25...
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KHHS football team has top team GPA in 2S

Lake Region Sports
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Keystone Heights High School’s football team is a Florida High School Athletic Association Academic Champion for the second time in three years with a cumulative team GPA of 3.311. The Indians topped the schools in Class 2S, finishing ahead of Fernandina Beach, which had...
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Features:

Williams enjoys work with ‘friends’ as Arc director

Williams enjoys work with ‘friends’ as Arc director

Bradford County Features Lake Region
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Words such as “consumers” or “clients” are used to describe those who receive services from the Arc of Bradford County, but John Williams has a word that’s more apt, considering the relationship he enjoys with them. “I tell people, ‘Really, these are my friends.”...
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Union County mom creates national following

Union County mom creates national following

Features Union County
BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor STARKE— What started off as a hobby to help mothers deal with postpartum depression has grown into an internet business with followers in 36 states in addition to Canada and the United Kingdom. Abbie Tucker, who has taught at Lake Butler Elementary School and has...
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RMC hosts state CERT event

RMC hosts state CERT event

Bradford County Features Union County
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Eight Florida Department of Corrections correctional emergency response teams (CERT) participated in a statewide competition on Nov. 17, hosted by Lake Butler’s Reception and Medical Center, with Sumter Correctional Institution taking first place ahead of Santa Rosa Correctional Institution in second place and Florida...
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Sheriff and Santa visit KH

Sheriff and Santa visit KH

Features Lake Region
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS— Santa Claus and Buddy the Elf joined Clay County Sheriff Michelle Cook at the Keystone Beach Pavilion for a pancake breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 27. The Clay County Chamber of Commerce’s Lake Region Prosperity Partners sponsored the event.
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Photos: Miss Winterfest 2022

Photos: Miss Winterfest 2022

Bradford County Features
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Johns newest county commissioner

Johns newest county commissioner

Features Union County
BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Staff Writer LAKE BUTLER — Just about everyone in Union County has heard of, or knows, Mac Johns.  Although he is a local business owner, he is perhaps best known for his volunteer work on the Union County Recreation Board to make and keep recreational...
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Crime:

Recent arrests in Bradford, Union and Clay

Recent arrests in Bradford, Union and Clay

Bradford County Clay 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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 Recent arrests in Bradford, Union and Clay

 Recent arrests in Bradford, Union and Clay

Bradford County Clay 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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Obituaries:

Obituaries — Nov. 29, 2022

Bradford County Lake Region Obituaries Union County
Carl Byrd Carl Byrd, 90, of Starke, passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Orange Park. He was born June 19, 1932, in Starke to Ernest and Adele (Box) Byrd. He worked for the city of Starke, where he was a driver for the sanitation department. He was an avid...
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Card of Thanks — Willie James Randolph Sr. family

Bradford County Lake Region Obituaries Union County
Thank you! The family of the late Mr. Willie James Randolph Sr. would like to thank everyone for the many acts of love and kindness during our time of loss. Truly our burden was lifted because of the love and care shown to us. May God richly bless each of...
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Editorial:

What would Jesus really do?

Editorial
Dear Editor: The Republican party boasts it holds the market on Christianity. It should own up and embrace - “What would Jesus do?” On almost any political issue, whether its immigration, gun violence, crime, or social issues, including care for the destitute, homeless, sick, mentally ill or climate change, etc.,...
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CIS gives thanks

Editorial
Dear Editor: Communities In Schools of Bradford County is a nonprofit organization that provides the tools and support services for students in need to stay in school and achieve in life. The nonprofit Communities In Schools - Bradford County 16th annual Communities “Fore” Kids golf tournament was held Oct. 21,...
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