Consolidated High historical marker unveiled

Graduates of the former Consolidated High School in Lake Butler helped to unveil a historical marker commemorating the school for Black students for approximately a decade before schools were desegregated. The ceremony was held April 6 at Lake Butler Elementary School, which used to be Consolidated High School. Black students in Union County used to … Read more

BC Education Foundation to host Empower U programs for students and their parents

The Bradford County Education Foundation will present “Thriving Together,” an Empower U family resilience program for students (pre-K through 9 years old) and their parents on Monday, April 15, Monday, April 22, and Tuesday, April 30, in the Bradford County School District boardroom at 501 W. Washington St. in Starke. Each event is 5:30-8 p.m. … Read more

3 women killed in Lawtey-area domestic dispute

BY DAN HILDEBRAN [email protected] Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith said three women in a single-wide south of Lawtey Correctional Institution are dead after an apparent domestic dispute. Johnnie Bernard Brown, 46, was booked into the Alachua County jail on three counts of second-degree murder Tuesday morning. Smith said the three victims were 25-year-old Wynshay Roddy, … Read more

Application deadline for Steve Denmark Scholarship is set for March 15

Bradford County students (high school seniors, traditional or nontraditional students) may apply for the $500 Kiwanis Club of Starke’s Steve Denmark Memorial Scholarship. Applications are available at Bradford High School and Santa Fe College. The deadline to apply is March 15. Applications may be submitted at the applicant’s school or mailed to Kiwanis Club of … Read more

Weekend reminder: Toxic Round-up in Bradford Saturday

The Alachua County Household Hazardous Waste Department in partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Bradford County Commission will sponsor a free Toxic Round-up collection event to properly dispose of and/or recycle common household waste items that cannot be collected curbside. Residents can bring hazardous waste items to the Bradford County Courthouse … Read more

Overnight detours and closures in Starke to continue week of Feb. 11

As part of the Florida Department of Transportation’s Starke Railroad Overpass Interchange Improvements project, overnight paving operations will continue Sunday, Feb. 11, through Thursday, Feb. 15, weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting. During this time period, operations will take place on multiple areas: State Road 100, eastbound and westbound Frontage Roads, South, Walnut, Thompson, Church and … Read more

Toxic Round-up events collect hazardous waste

The Alachua County Household Hazardous Waste Department in partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Bradford County Commission will sponsor a free Toxic Round-up collection event to properly dispose of and/or recycle common household waste items that cannot be collected curbside. Residents can bring hazardous waste items to the Bradford County Courthouse … Read more

Brain Bus coming to town

Free services for dementia patients and families The Alzheimer’s Brain Bus will make a stop in Bradford County on Thursday, Feb 1, and in Union County on Monday, Feb 19, to provide free support services to families facing Alzheimer’s and other dementia. The bus will be at the Bradford County Health Department (1801 N. Temple … Read more