News:

1 dead in Lake Geneva boating accident

1 dead in Lake Geneva boating accident

Lake Region News
BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor MELROSE— The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Division of Law Enforcement said a Melrose woman drowned after being thrown from a boat on Tuesday, June 28. According to an investigative report, Elizabeth Spisak, 56, was accompanying 68-year-old Paul Kolomitz while testing a new motor on...
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Construction begins on gun range

Construction begins on gun range

Clay County Lake Region News
BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor GREEN COVE SPRINGS—Clay County officials broke ground on a sheriff's office shooting range between Camp Blanding and Middleburg on June 23. In a news release, the county said the range would allow deputies to complete their required training and certifications locally. It will be open...
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Heritage commission plaques two houses

Heritage commission plaques two houses

Clay County Lake Region News
BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS— The city’s Heritage Commission recently awarded historical plaques to owners of two Keystone Heights houses. Commission member Kerry Collins and Chair Nina Rothenroth presented the commission’s historic home plaque to George “Eddie” Arnould at 155 S.W. Jasmine Ave. Arnould purchased the home in...
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Rescue opens pet pantry

Rescue opens pet pantry

Clay County Lake Region News
BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS— The founder of a Lake Region animal rescue said her organization entered a new phase recently with the opening of a pet pantry. Jesse Shekels launched Twisted Oaks Rescue during the COVID-19 Pandemic to provide animal owners with free pet food. “I started...
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Telegraph – Times – Monitor for June 30, 2022

Telegraph – Times – Monitor for June 30, 2022

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Heeder running for Starke City Commission

Heeder running for Starke City Commission

Bradford County News
The following is a paid announcement of intent to seek public office submitted by the candidate. The deadline for all submissions has passed. To advertise, please call 904-964-6305 or email [email protected] Hello to you. My name is Michael Heeder, and I am running for the Starke City Commission to represent...
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Sports:

Raiford Wreckshop lifters impress at nationals event

Raiford Wreckshop lifters impress at nationals event

Bradford County Sports Union County
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Raiford Wreckshop lifters Courtney Comer and Mahailya Reeves won their weight classes/age divisions, setting multiple records and qualifying for world-level competition in the process, while 14-year-old Zeke Malphurs earned a second-place finish at the Powerlifting America Classic Sub-Junior, Junior and Master Nationals on June...
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BMS coach is new BHS volleyball coach

BMS coach is new BHS volleyball coach

Bradford County Sports
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Jamie Segars, after one year of being the Bradford Middle School head volleyball coach, is now ready to take the reins of the head coaching position at Bradford High School. “Mainly, I am excited and motivated to use the talent that we have here...
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Photo: Bradford T-ball all-stars win 2nd straight district title, going to state

Photo: Bradford T-ball all-stars win 2nd straight district title, going to state

Bradford County Sports
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Features:

Matthews Museum will miss familiar face in Harris

Matthews Museum will miss familiar face in Harris

Bradford County Features
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer A close-to-30-year involvement with the Eugene L. Matthews Bradford County Historical Museum came to an end on June 23 when Ronney Harris locked the door on his way out after his final day as a docent. That’ll take some getting used to for Chuck...
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Bradford County’s Mott receives Santa Fe College STAR Award

Bradford County’s Mott receives Santa Fe College STAR Award

Bradford County Features Union County
Rhonda Mott of Bradford County is this year’s Santa Fe College Career Service STAR Award recipient. She was one of 15 nominees. Nominees are those who’ve demonstrated exceptional performance in the areas of service, teamwork, attitude and reliability, or STAR. They would have consistently excelled in their position, made outstanding...
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Celebrate independence at the Starke Splash Bash

Bradford County Features
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Starke has something completely new in store for the celebration of our nation’s independence, and it promises to keep you cool and make your heart soar. The inaugural Starke Splash Bash will take place Sunday, July 3, sponsored by the city, Bradford County School...
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UC Library offers summer fun for all ages

Features Union County
BY MARY BROWN Union County Public Library Union County Public Library summer programs offer something for everyone.  Each summer children up to age 12 are invited to pick up a reading log and read for fun prizes. So far, the UC Library has handed out over 250 reading logs to...
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Keystone Heights youth anglers win tournaments

Keystone Heights youth anglers win tournaments

Features Lake Region
BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS— Ashton Alday and Jacob Beach won the South Region Qualifier of the Florida BASS Nation Junior/High School Series in the Kissimmee chain of lakes during April. The pair weighed in at 18.17 lbs. on the best-of-five-fish weigh-in. The pair also took first place...
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Starke celebrates Juneteenth

Starke celebrates Juneteenth

Bradford County Features
BY KATE ELLISON Bradford Democrats STARKE — It was very hot and breezy Saturday afternoon when the Juneteenth Jubilee took place in Starke. Balloons and bright colors decorated the entrance to the RJE Alumni Hall, and bright canopies brought some shade and transformed the basketball court where vendors were selling...
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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
June 18 through June 24 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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Didn’t blow, still guilty

Didn’t blow, still guilty

Bradford County Crime News
BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor STARKE— A Bradford County jury found Kelsey Kelli Taylor, 34, of Glen St. Mary guilty of DUI during a June 20 trial. County Judge D. Tatum Davis sentenced the defendant to 10 days in weekend jail and one year of probation. The judge also suspended...
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Obituaries:

Card of Thanks — Family of Hazel Hoffman Wall

Bradford County Lake Region Obituaries Union County
Our Sincere Gratitude The family of Hazel Hoffman Wall wishes to express its sincere gratitude to everyone for their kindness during this difficult time. Your words have comforted us, your support has strengthened us, and your love has sustained us.   We would also like to thank Archer-Milton Funeral Home staff...
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Obituaries — June 28, 2022

Bradford County Lake Region Obituaries Union County
Jackie Blevins Sr. Jackie “Jack” Bernard Blevins, Sr. 76, of Keystone Heights died Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka following an extended illness.   He is survived by five children, Jackie Blevins Jr. of Keystone Heights, Tina Blevins O'Neal of Florahome, Teddy Blevins, Naomi Blevins,...
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Editorial:

Family dinners at American Legion

Editorial
Dear Editor: American Legion Post 56 will resume its monthly dinner (last Friday of each month) for veterans and their families this Friday, June 24 at 6 p.m. at the post home at  Edwards Road, Starke. This month’s dinner will consist of fish, with the post providing the main dish....
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Reuniting children and parents

Editorial
Dear Editor: June is National Reunification Month, which recognizes the people and efforts around the country that help children in the state child welfare system and their families stay together.  When children must be removed from their families to ensure their safety, the first goal is to reunite them with...
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