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  1. Family affair drug bust in Bradford Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | News 4 Jax

    The Bradford County Sheriff's Office with assistance from the Starke Police Department and Lawtey Police Department served three search warrants at three separate residences in the Lawtey area Saturday morning. The net results from all three search warrants were five family members arrested, over $600 in cash, trafficking amounts of morphine and Oxycodone, crack cocaine and a quarter pound of marijuana packaged for sale.

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  2. Why the Supreme Court is acting on lethal injection and what that could mean for the death penaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Washington Post

    ... who was convicted of killing a banker and raping his wife in 1993, was executed at the Florida State Prison in Starke.) The drug midazolam has become a key part of the debate over how the country executes inmates, and its use appears to be why the ...

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  3. Scott matches Bush in Execution totalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Just starting his second term, Gov. Rick Scott has matched former Gov. Jeb Bush for the most executions in the modern era. Death Row inmate Johnny Shane Kormondy was put to death by lethal injection Thursday night at Florida State Prison near Starke for the 1993 murder of an Escambia County man during a home-invasion robbery.

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  4. Florida Executes Ringleader Of 1993 Panhandle Rape, MurderRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | CBS Local

    ... and Florida Panthers. Additionally, our talent consistently delivers entertaining analysis and news covering [...] STARKE (CBSMiami/AP) - The ringleader of a 1993 home-invasion robbery that ended with the murder of a Pensacola banker and the rape of ...

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  5. Convicted Killer Executed In StarkeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | WIOD-AM Miramar

    Florida has executed the convicted ringleader of a 1993 home-invasion robbery that ended with the murder of a Pensacola banker and the rape of his wife. Johnny Shane Kormondy was pronounced dead at 8:16 p.m. Thursday at Florida State Prison, shortly after the lethal injection was administered.

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  6. Pensacola, Fla., man eats fried alligator as he awaits execution, newspaper reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | The Times-Picayune

    A Pensacola, Fla., man scheduled to be executed at 5 p.m. Thursday ate a last meal that included fried alligator tail, fried shrimp, fried okra, hashbrowns and fried eggs, the Pensacola News Journal reported. Johnny Shane Kormondy, who was convicted of murder and rape, is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection at the Florida State Prison in Starke, the newspaper said.

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  7. Execution of killer from FloridaPanhandle is set for tonightRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 15 | Lucianne.com

    A Florida Panhandle man is set to be executed tonight for raping and murdering his 10-year-old stepdaughter 22 years ago, just minutes after he killed her mother. Chadwick Banks, 43, is scheduled to die at 6 p.m. at Florida State Prison in Starke for the 1992 slaying of Melody Cooper, who was found naked from the waist down and her body slumped on her bed at a Gadsden County home.

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  8. Execution set for man convicted of 1993 rape and murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | St. Petersburg Times

    ... Kormondy, the convicted ringleader, is set die by lethal injection at 6 p.m. today at the Florida State Prison in Starke. "We live with it every day. You hear all the time people saying that you will get closure, but every holiday, birthday or any ...

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  9. Florida murderer set for execution on ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | The Orlando Sentinel

    ... Kormondy, the convicted ringleader, is set die by lethal injection at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Florida State Prison in Starke. "We live with it every day. You hear all the time people saying that you will get closure, but every holiday, birthday or ...

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  10. Big Events Kick-off the New YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 8 | Coastal Breeze News

    ... array of South Florida musicians who are donating their time and talents for this fundraiser are Wholetones, Raiford Starke, Nate the Gladesman, Stone Crab Steve Arvey, Florida Boy, Valerie C. Wisecracker & the Walkin' Catfish, Snooker Joe Stem, J. ...

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  11. Clay School Board hires interim attorneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | The Florida Times-Union

    The Clay County School Board voting 3-2 Monday hired as its interim attorney a Starke lawyer with 20 years of experience representing government entities although none have been school districts. Superintendent Charlie Van Zant Jr. recommended Charles "Dan" Sikes fill the position for the next six months - replacing Bruce Bickner, longtime board attorney who is retiring effective Dec. 31. Sikes contributed $100 to Van Zant's successful campaign for superintendent in 2012, according to financial disclosure records on file at the county Supervisor of Elections Office.

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  12. BWW Reviews: Stray Dog Theatre's Side-Splitting the Great...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Have you ever seen a sequel to a show and thought, wow, that was even better than the original? Well, that's what you're going to think if you take the time to check out Stray Dog Theatre's current production of The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical , and you really should see it. It's a return to Starke, Florida, the home of Armadillo Acres, where The Great American Trailer Park Musical took place.

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  13. Clay School Board hires interim attorneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | The Florida Times-Union

    The Clay County School Board voting 3-2 Monday hired as its interim attorney a Starke lawyer with 20 years of experience representing government entities although none have been school districts. Superintendent Charlie Van Zant Jr. recommended Charles "Dan" Sikes fill the position for the next six months - replacing Bruce Bickner, longtime board attorney who is retiring effective Dec. 31. Sikes contributed $100 to Van Zant's successful campaign for superintendent in 2012, according to financial disclosure records on file at the county Supervisor of Elections Office.

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  14. Theater Review: 'The Great American Trailer Park Christmas...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | YourObserver

    ... mobile home park are back in a plot that's two parts Charles Dickens, one part Jerry Springer. Somewhere in lovely Starke, Fla., Armadillo Acres glistens with tacky Christmas decorations and a gnarly tree topped with a mud-flap angel on a star. ...

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  15. Mable Louise SittonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2014 | RiverBender.com Obits

    Mable Louise Sitton, age 87, of Godfrey, passed away Friday, December 5, 2014, at her home with her family by her side. She was born December 7, 1926, in Starke, FL, the daughter of Emmitt and Maggie Mae Adkins.

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  16. 2014 Swamp Heritage FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | Miami New Times

    ... of the Miccosukee people in South Florida. The event will also feature food and live music performances by Raiford Starke, J. Robert Houghtaling, Boom Slang Swamp Singer, and others. The Swamp Heritage Festival takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 ...

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  17. 2 people escape Starke house fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | News 4 Jax

    Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire that broke out at a home at 19661 State Road 16. They believe the fire that started just after 3 a.m. is suspicious. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

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  18. Gene Frenette: Team builders in Clay County footballRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2014 | The Florida Times-Union

    ... "There was resentment at first," said Neal, now in his last year as athletic director at Bradford County High in Starke. "It took me a while to get over it. We set that table for success at Fleming Island, and I thought Derek would be the one taking ...

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  19. Photo exhibition examines religion's contentious place in American life and politicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2014 | The Winnipeg Free Press

    ... in fact remarkably durable. This seems appropriate. The exhibition poster features the Bradford County Courthouse in Starke, Fla., 21/2 hours from where I grew up and a stone's throw from the couple's adopted home in Gainesville. The Bradford ...

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  20. Governor signs death warrant for killer-rapistRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    ... ces on each of the sexual battery counts. Kormondy has spent half of his life on Death Row at Florida State Prison in Starke.

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