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

    Tuesday Dec 9 | 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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  2. BWW Reviews: Stray Dog Theatre's Side-Splitting the Great...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | 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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  3. Clay School Board hires interim attorneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | 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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  4. Theater Review: 'The Great American Trailer Park Christmas...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | 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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  5. Mable Louise SittonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 7 | 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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  6. 2014 Swamp Heritage FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | 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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  7. 2 people escape Starke house fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Chadwick Banks put to death for killing stepdaughter in 1992Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | Big News Network.com

    STARKE, Florida - A man who has spent almost half his life on death row in a Florida prison has been executed for the rape and murder of his 10-year-old stepdaughter after fatally shooting his sleeping wife 22 year ago, officials said. Chadwick Banks, 43, was pronounced dead at Thursday evening after a lethal injection a cocktail of midazolam hydrochloride, vecuronium bromide and potassium chloride was administered at Florida State Prison, the office of Governor Rick Scott said.

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  12. Florida man executed for stepdaughter's slayingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | KXXV-TV Waco

    STARKE, Fla. - A Florida man who fatally shot his sleeping wife and then raped and killed his young stepdaughter 22 years ago was put to death Thursday for the child's slaying.

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  13. Fla. set to execute man for stepdaughter's slayingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | Palm Beach Post

    Florida was scheduled to execute a 43-year-old inmate on Thursday evening for the September 1992 murder of his stepdaughter. Chadwick Banks was set to receive a lethal injection at Florida State Prison in Starke after the U.S. Supreme Court denied his last-minute appeal without comment.

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  14. Florida Set To Execute Man For Wife, Stepdaughter's SlayingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | CBS Local

    ... you found on cbs4.com, but we've added a whole new range of great items and features to help you get more [...] STARKE (CBSMiami/AP) - Florida is set to execute a man convicted of killing his wife and 10-year old stepdaughter in 1992. The ...

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  15. Man who killed wife, stepdaughter to be executedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | News 4 Jax

    A Florida Panhandle man is set to be executed Thursday 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 on her knees naked from the waist down and her body slumped on her bed at a Gadsden County home.

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  16. Florida set to execute Panhandle man who killed wife, stepdaughterRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    A Florida Panhandle man is set to be executed Thursday 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 on her knees naked from the waist down and her body slumped on her bed at a Gadsden County home.

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  17. Vigil today protests executionRead the original story

    Nov 12, 2014 | KeysNews.com

    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 on her knees naked from the waist down and her body slumped on her bed at a Gadsden County home. The body of her mother, Cassandra Banks, was nearby.

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  18. Local Man Set to be Executed ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | WCTV Tallahassee

    A Florida panhandle man is set to be executed Thursday for raping and murdering his 10-year-old stepdaughter 22 years ago, minutes after he killed her mother. Chadwick Banks is scheduled to die at 6 p.m. at Florida State Prison in Starke for the 1992 slaying of Melody Cooper at a Gadsden County home.

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  19. 5 Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 12Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | Greenwich Citizen

    ... A judge must approve the request. Chadwick Banks is scheduled to die at 6 p.m. Thursday at Florida State Prison in Starke for the 1992 slaying of his 10-year-old stepdaughter Melody Cooper , who was found on her knees naked from the waist down and ...

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  20. Film tells dark tale of Mark DeFriest, the long-imprisoned a Houdini of FloridaaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | The Miami Herald

    In 2001, Gabriel London was researching prison rape for a book with Human Rights Watch when he came upon a 1990s special report in the Miami Herald called Locked Alone in X Wing , about the draconian world of crime and punishment for the worst of the worst criminals at the Florida State Prison in Starke. London was intrigued with the inmate pictured in the middle of the "X."

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