Protecting Florida Land Program makes $2.6 million available to landowners

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson and the Florida Forest Service announced that $2.6 million is now available to landowners through the Sequestering Carbon and Protecting Florida Land Program. The program offers landowners incentive payments to help increase the acreage of healthy forests in Florida.  “We are proud to offer the Protecting Florida Land Program … Read more

Call Street schedule updated again

As part of the Florida Department of Transportation’s Starke Railroad Overpass Interchange Improvements project, Call Street, Walnut Street and Thompson Street will undergo improvements over the coming weeks. Due to weather forecasts, resurfacing work originally scheduled to start Friday, Jan. 20, is now scheduled to start Friday, Jan. 27, and will run through Jan. 30. … Read more

Community Resource Hub plans grand opening

BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor STARKE — The grand opening of Bradford Community Partners Health and Wellness Resource Hub will take place Tuesday, Jan. 24, beginning at 10 a.m.  Concerned Citizens of Bradford County will be hosting the hub at the Bradford County Faith Community Center at 721 Old Lawtey Road in Starke. The … Read more

Florida Forest Service to host local Arbor Day tree-planting workshop

A free tree-planting workshop and tree drawing in recognition of Arbor Day will be held at the New River Forestry Station (11367 S.R. 100 West, Lake Butler) on Monday, Jan. 16, at noon. The 30-minute workshop will teach you about Florida’s native trees, their historical usage, planting requirements and ecosystem benefits. Tree planting will take … Read more

New housing permits up significantly

BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Permits for new single-family houses in Bradford County jumped 69% in 2022, according to the Building and Zoning Office. After slight drop to 59 last year, the number of permits pulled for new houses through Dec. 21 was up to 100, including four that were pulled inside the city … Read more

State Road 100 through Starke to be Detoured Dec. 21 and 22

As part of the Florida Department of Transportation’s Starke Railroad Overpass Interchange Improvements project, State Road 100 between U.S. 301 and Water Street will be detoured due to beam placement work. Closures and detours will take place the following days and times, weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting: —8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, to 6 a.m. … Read more

State Road 100 through Starke to be Detoured Dec. 18, 21 and 22

As part of the Florida Department of Transportation’s Starke Railroad Overpass Interchange Improvements project, State Road 100 between U.S. 301 and Water Street will be detoured due to beam placement work. Closures and detours will take place the following days and times, weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting: —8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, to 6 a.m. … Read more

State Road 100 through Starke to be detoured Tuesday morning

STARKE – As part of the Florida Department of Transportation’s Starke Railroad Overpass Interchange Improvements project, eastbound State Road 100 between Walnut Street and Thompson Street will be detoured Tuesday, Dec. 13, to pour decking. The roadway closure will take place at 2:30 a.m. and reopen by 10 a.m., weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting. Drivers … Read more