News:

Restaurants making moves

Restaurants making moves

Bradford County News
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor STARKE — Starke restaurants are planning moves, one of which will solve one of the city’s biggest code enforcement problems. Police Chief Jeff Johnson updated the city commission on the plans during its recent meeting. According to the chief, the Subway restaurant on South...
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Water rate recommendations questioned

Water rate recommendations questioned

Bradford County News
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor STARKE — The Starke City Commission has adjusted water and sewer rates over several years to ensure the utilities were covering their costs, but additional adjustments are needed to fund system improvements and upkeep. With more than $20 million in grant and loan funding...
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$2M loan would fund electric, other improvements

$2M loan would fund electric, other improvements

Bradford County News
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor STARKE — Florida Municipal Power Agency’s Pooled Loan Program could provide funding for utility projects in the city of Starke. While loan proceeds were included in this year’s budget, a loan application has not been submitted. Operations Director Scott Anaheim, who has been researching...
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Sports:

Tigers stay undefeated with 49-14 win over Santa Fe

Tigers stay undefeated with 49-14 win over Santa Fe

Sports Union County
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Caleb Crawford rushed for three touchdowns as Union County High School’s football team continues to roll this season, improving to 8-0 with a 49-14 win over host Santa Fe tonight. The Tigers are winning games by an average margin of 28 points. They outscored...
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Tornadoes defeat Yulee 42-18

Tornadoes defeat Yulee 42-18

Bradford County Sports
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Quarterback Amari Jones rushed for three touchdowns and passed for another in the Bradford High School football team’s 42-18 win over host Yulee tonight. The Tornadoes fell behind when Yulee (3-5) scored on the first play from scrimmage, but scored three straight touchdowns as...
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Keystone reaches 8-0 with win over Taylor

Keystone reaches 8-0 with win over Taylor

Clay County Sports
Conner Guy and Caleb Moncrief connected on two touchdown passes and Dalton Hollingsworth returned a punt for a touchdown in Keystone Heights’ 50-7 win over Pierson-Taylor Thursday night.  The Indians have now outscored their opponents 364-69 over the first eight games of the season .  They travel to Jacksonville Stanton...
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Features:

Worthington Springs celebrates Nightmare Before Christmas at city park

Worthington Springs celebrates Nightmare Before Christmas at city park

Features Union County
BY LARRY DUPEE Special to the Times There were zombies, vampires and even a T-rex out in force in Worthington Springs last Saturday as the community gathered to the theme of the Tim Burton movie Nightmare Before Christmas. Between 400-500 parents and their children dressed up in a wide array...
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Raiford Day celebration brings out residents past and present

Raiford Day celebration brings out residents past and present

Features Union County
BY LARRY DUPEE Special to the Times   It seems that 2021 is a year for celebrating anniversaries in Union County and the state of Florida and Raiford refused to be left out of all the fun. Saturday, October 16, 2021 was a day when Raiford residents came out to celebrate...
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Ferst Readers program receives $9K from Operation Round Up grant

Ferst Readers program receives $9K from Operation Round Up grant

Bradford County Features
BY CLIFF SMELLEY Telegraph Staff Writer Ferst Readers Program Manager Michelle Maddox, with some help from Starke Head Start students and staff, accepted a $9,000 check as part of Clay Electric’s Operation Round Up. The money will help Ferst Readers in addressing the problem of children — especially from low-income...
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Crime:

2 years for hitting kids on bikes, fleeing scene 

2 years for hitting kids on bikes, fleeing scene 

Bradford County Crime News
BY DAN HILDEBRAN  Monitor Editor  STARKE— A 33-year old Starke man was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading to hitting two children riding bicycles in Lawtey and then leaving the scene.   Bjee Martin Fisher pleaded no contest to the April 26 offenses of failing to remain at a crash site involving serious bodily injury.   According to a...
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Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union 

Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union 

Bradford County Clay County Crime Union County
Oct. 9 through Oct. 15  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...
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Obituaries:

Obituaries — Oct. 20, 2021

Bradford County Lake Region Obituaries Union County
  Richard “Daniel” Alvarez MARIETTA, GEORGIA Richard “Daniel” Alvarez, age 76, of Marietta, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 2, 2021. The family will be holding a private celebration of life to honor his memory. Daniel was born in Starke on March 9, 1945. He was a graduate of Bradford High...
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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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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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