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Copper Thieves Leave Downtown Business Owners HOT

Copper Thieves Leave Downtown Business Owners HOT

PALATKA, FL- Over the course of the last few weeks there was a string of vandalisms/burglaries across the Downtown Palatka area. The thieves were only after one thing though, copper, and took their time taking only that, bringing the tools they needed to disassemble air-conditioning and refrigeration units and leaving business owners and residents in the area HOT.

Sometime late in the night September 21st or early in the morning the 22nd the copper thieves took their toll on The American Legion Bert Hodge Post 45. They disassembled two 5 ton air conditioning units, taking the copper from the inside and leaving the rest behind. They also stole all the copper gas lines that were used for heating and cooking at the Post according to Commander Chuck Frames.

Upcoming Concerts In The First Coast Area

Upcoming Concerts In The First Coast Area

Recently Announced

Avenge Sevenfold, Hollywood Undead, Asking Alexandria, Black Veil Brides

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Friday November 25th at 6:30 p.m.
Ticket Go on Sales Today September 22 at 10:00 a.m.

George Thorogood & the Destroyers
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Monday November 28th at 8:00 p.m.
Ticket Sales begin Saturday September 24 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are $38.00

Wood Brothers
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Saturday December 10th at 8:00 p.m.
Ticket Go on Sales Today September 22 at 10:00 a.m.
Tickets are $15.00-$20.00

Taylor Swift
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Friday November 11th at 7:00 p.m.
-SOLD OUT-
Available Tickets To Upcoming Local Concerts

Lupe Fiasco with Tinie Tempah
St. Augustine Amphitheater
Saturday September 24th at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $26.50-$50.00

Jailhouse Foundation Slows Riverfront Project -Palatka

Jailhouse Foundation Slows Riverfront Project  -Palatka

PALATKA, FL- Contractors discovered the foundation of the Old Putnam County Jailhouse while working on the $1.1 million project near the Memorial Bridge on Highway 17 in Palatka. The project is set to improve the riverfront drainage, landscaping and parking according to Palatka City Manager Woody Boynton.

Construction workers were installing storm drainage pipes designed by the St. John's River Water Management District. When they began to dig the first thing they hit was a concrete slab estimated to be about 20 feet long by 20 feet wide, and about a foot thick according to Boynton.

Road Closure for Railroad Crossing Repair On Hwy 17 in Palatka

Road Closure for Railroad Crossing Repair On Hwy 17 in Palatka

Starting today, Monday September 19, 2011, Highway 17 or Reid Street in Palatka will be closed between 11th Street and 13th Street, until September 30th, 2011. Traffic on this busy 4 lane highway will be detoured during the railroad crossing construction.

Westbound traffic will be diverted to 11th Street, to Madison Street, and back to Reid Street/Hwy 17.

St. Johns County Beach Truck Patrols Ending This Weekend

St. Johns County Beach Truck Patrols Ending This Weekend

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Labor Day saw the seasonal end of lifeguards at the county's beaches, and this weekend will see another shift toward the off-season.

Marine Rescue truck patrols will come to an end Saturday.

What that means for anyone going to the beach is that emergency calls will be handled by St. Johns County Fire Rescue since there will be no first responders posted along the beaches.

Flagler College Ranked 10th in Region

Flagler College Ranked 10th in Region

U.S. News list of Best Regional Colleges in the Southern States ranked Flagler College 10th for best regional colleges in U.S. News and World News 2012 edition of “Best Colleges”. This wildly popular college guide rates more than 1,600 schools across the nation.

Birdge of Lions Project Wins Grand Conceptor Award

Birdge of Lions Project Wins Grand Conceptor Award

According to Historic City News, Jennifer Stutts announced to them that The Bridge of Lions rehabilitation project in St. Augustine had been granted the Grand Conceptor Award from the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers.

Last month there was a joint conference between members of the Florida Engineering Society in Miami.

At this meeting the Bridge of Lions restoration project was chosen from eight projects across Florida to receive the Gran Conceptor Award.

Annually this is the highest honor given to the top engineering project in Florida.