United for a Cure 5K a rousing success

BY TRACY LEE TATE Special to the Times LAKE BUTLER—More than 250 runners and walkers gathered at Lake Butler Hospital on Sat., Sept. 29, to support loved ones, friends, and neighbors who have been cancer victims.  The crowd was colorful, decked out in beads, feather boas, and t-shirts in color, representing the type of cancer … Read more

Banker: Check fraud is back

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS —The president of Capital City Bank for Bradford and Clay counties said that with chip technology making debit card transactions more secure, criminals are returning to check fraud as a primary way to steal money from depositors. Patricia Evans told the Keystone Heights Rotary Club that while attempted ACH and wire fraud increased … Read more

Condon on a mission to pave dirt roads

BY DAN HILDEBRAN Telegraph-Times-Monitor General Manager KEYSTONE HEIGHTS— County Commission Chair Betsy Condon reported to the Keystone Heights Rotary Club about the county’s recently completed dirt road study. The Crystal Lake resident said improving dirt roads was a top priority when she first ran for the county commission and remains a top priority now that … Read more

Keystone student injured in ATV accident

BY DAN HILDEBRAN Telegraph-Times-Monitor General Manager KEYSTONE HEIGHTS— The parents of a Lake Region 17-year-old said the teen’s spine was severed in a Sunday afternoon four-wheeler accident, and he will likely never walk again. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported that the crash occurred on Indian Trail in the McRae area. The youth’s mother: Heather … Read more

Water management official speaks to Sheriff’s Net

BY DAN HILDEBRAN Telegraph Staff Writer KEYSTONE HEIGHTS— An intergovernmental coordinator with the St. Johns River Water Management District presented what he called Water Management 101 to the Sheriff’s Net at Keystone’s St. William Catholic Church on July 27. Doug Conkey, a retired Navy pilot and former Clay County commissioner and Clay Chamber president talked … Read more

The do’s and don’ts of networking – Consultant talks to KH business group about getting new business

BY DAN HILDEBRAN Telegraph Staff Writer KEYSTONE HEIGHTS— A consultant with the University of North Florida’s Small Business Development Center spoke to a Lake Region business group about the benefits and pitfalls of networking. Christian Evangelista appeared at the municipality’s beach pavilion before the Clay Chamber’s Lake Region Prosperity Council on Thursday, July 27. Evangelista … Read more

Today is Pastor Mike Moore Day

BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor STARKE – June 15 now and henceforth will be known as Pastor Mike Moore Day in the city of Starke. City commissioners made the proclamation last week in recognition of Moore’s 16 years at First United Methodist Church of Starke. He is the longest tenured pastor of the historic … Read more