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Telegraph–Times–Monitor for Sept. 29, 2022

Telegraph–Times–Monitor for Sept. 29, 2022

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Hurricane planning and recover guide

Hurricane planning and recover guide

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Listen: Premature manager hire shot down

Bradford County News
Commission will interview candidates ASAP BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor STARKE — Bradford Commission Chairman Chris Dougherty began a discussion Monday urging the board to expedite the process and hire one of four county manager candidates who had responded to its recent advertisement. After facing vocal dissent, he ended...
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Organizations line up for ARPA funds

Bradford County News
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor STARKE — Starke City Commissioners had more than $834,000 of federal aid left to spend Sept. 20, and it went quickly. Concerned Citizens of Bradford County will receive $200,000 of the remaining funds for much needed repairs to the RJE gymnasium. This is contingent...
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County attorney Ocala bound

Bradford County News
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor STARKE — On Sept. 20, the Ocala City Council approved an employment agreement with Will Sexton, who is expected to become the new staff attorney there. According to the Ocala StarBanner, Sexton is expected to be appointed in October. The 25-month employment agreement includes...
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United for a Cure event raises $40K to fight cancer

United for a Cure event raises $40K to fight cancer

News Union County
BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor  LAKE BUTLER — Last Saturday morning was a pretty day, not too hot.  But no one knew that was how it would be when they signed up to walk or run in a 5K to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  They just...
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Sports:

KHHS girls golf team defeats host Blue Devils

Lake Region Sports
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Keystone Heights High School played host Clay in a girls golf match on Sept. 22, with the Indians winning by 13 strokes. The Indians, who had a team score of 218, were led by Candace Jackson, who placed second with a score of 43....
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BHS is top team in 2S, UCHS 4th in 1R

BHS is top team in 2S, UCHS 4th in 1R

Bradford County Sports Union County
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer The Florida High School Athletic Association released its inaugural football power rankings on Sept. 27, which revealed that Bradford was the number-one team in Class 2S. As such, Bradford is also the top team in its region (Region 2). Each class consists of four...
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Indians outscored 20-0 in 2nd half of 26-12 loss

Indians outscored 20-0 in 2nd half of 26-12 loss

Lake Region Sports
BY CHUCK DOWLING Special to the Telegraph-Times-Monitor The Keystone Heights Indians have made a living out of beating local rival Interlachen. However, the undefeated Rams are putting together a special season down the road. Although Keystone held a 12-6 lead at halftime, IHS would not be deterred and outscored the...
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Features:

RJE Alumni Association holds reunion at Camp Blanding

RJE Alumni Association holds reunion at Camp Blanding

Bradford County Features
BY LINDA HAMPTON RJE Alumni Association The R.J.E. Alumni Association can’t say thanks enough to each of you for your attendance at the Alumni Banquet on Saturday,  Sept. 3, at Camp Blanding. Everything and all of you were beautiful. Mr. Henry Wade served as emcee. The Rev. Alvin Green gave...
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United for a Cure 5K set for Sept. 24 in Lake Butler

United for a Cure 5K set for Sept. 24 in Lake Butler

Features – Free Union County
BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor  LAKE BUTLER — Almost everyone knows someone with cancer and most of these have also lost a friend, neighbor or loved one to this dread group of diseases.  The only way to find a cure lies in research, which costs a great deal of...
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Big Willie Dice Run raised $2,000 for cancer research last weekend

Big Willie Dice Run raised $2,000 for cancer research last weekend

Features Union County
BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor  LAKE BUTLER — Local motorcycle enthusiast Willie Smith passed away three years ago from cancer, but he is remembered by his friends with the annual Big Willie Dice Run Motorcycle Event to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  Last year his mother passed...
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Union students celebrated for high achievement

Union students celebrated for high achievement

Features Union County
Many Union County students from fourth to ninth grade were rewarded for their high achievements on the 2021-22 FSA.  Lake Butler Middle School had more than 100 students achieve a Level 5, which is the highest level possible on one or more of their many Florida Standards Assessments during the...
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Jr. Woman’s Club hosts successful first festival

Jr. Woman’s Club hosts successful first festival

Features Lake Region
The Jr. Woman’s Club of Keystone Heights held its first Almost Fall Craft and Vendor Festival last Saturday. The event hosted over 30 vendors, four food trucks, face painting and free books from the Book Bus.  Club member Brooklyn Yelin was instrumental in pulling this event together. With her knowledge...
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Students learn about heroes, unity

Students learn about heroes, unity

Bradford County Features – Free
Nina Steinmeyer’s first-grade students at Starke Elementary School learned about Patriot Day and the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, during a weeklong discussion about heroes and the lives lost during those tragic events. “ My students were very engaged in our lesson, and even went home to ask their...
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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
Recent arrests in Bradford, Union and Clay 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...
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Ex-boyfriend arrested for aggravated stalking

Ex-boyfriend arrested for aggravated stalking

Bradford County Crime – Free News - Free
STARKE— Anthony Joe Akin, 48, of Starke was arrested by Bradford deputies on Sept. 20 for the April 30 offense of aggravated stalking. According to court papers, the defendant’s ex-girlfriend told deputies she broke up with the 48-year-old after a two-year romantic relationship because of his anger and that she...
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Obituaries:

Obituaries — Sept. 27, 2022

Bradford County Lake Region Obituaries Union County
Harold Copeland Jr. Harold “Lee” Copeland Jr.,  72, of Keystone Heights passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Middleburg. He was born April 19, 1950, in Jacksonville to the late Harold Lee and Virginia Mazie (Pritchard) Copeland Sr. He proudly served in the United States Marine...
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Obituaries — Sept. 20, 2022

Bradford County Lake Region Obituaries Union County
  Martha Brock  Martha May Moore Brock, 91, of Starke, passed away at Windsor Health and Rehab on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022.  She was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on Sept. 26, 1930 to the late Francis Eugene and Hazel “Mallonax” Moore. She worked as a bookkeeper for Terwilliger Motors...
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Editorial:

Wake up

Editorial
Has America become the land of “Special Interest” and home of the double standard?   Let’s see, if we lie to Congress, it’s a felony, but if Congress lies to us, it’s just politics.  If we dislike a Black person, we’re racist, but if a Black person dislikes whites, it’s...
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What are we waiting for now?

Editorial
Dear Editor: In July, HPSII, the company proposing to mine for phosphate in Bradford and Union counties, dropped its nearly $300 million Harris Act lawsuit against Union County. The case was dismissed without prejudice, so they can refile if they so desire and feel they have a valid case worth...
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