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Helen Wilson, 76, native of Baldwin

Helen E. Wilson, 76, of Jamesville, VA died March 20, 2012 in Virginia Beach. A native of Baldwin, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Ethel Young. She retired from Bailey, Banks and Biddle as a salesperson.

Survivors include husband Max R. Wilson; daughters Deborah Elaine Davis and Pamela Dan (Walt) Caudle of VA, Susan Camille (Jerry) Hawley of Texas; son Charles (Sandy) Jones Jr. of VA; sister Mary Echternkamp of Macclenny; grandchildren Robert Davis, Kelly Cheney, Ashley Caudle, Davis Caudle and Samantha Cline; great-grandchildren Savanah, Abigail, Davis, Eryn, Autumn, Madison and Liam.

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Waive off enviro-risk prospects

The medical waste incinerator looks to be, well, cooked.

Last week the Pennsylvania company proposing to place what it says would be a $27 million operation east of Macclenny called for a breather before proceeding with its request for both Baker County and the city’s approval.

A delay, in this case, is tantamount to throwing a bucket of ice water on a burning book of matches.

Two county commissioners declared this week they, like dozens and probably hundreds of constituents, don’t want to have anything to do with the burning of medical waste in or near Baker County. Assuming they don’t change their mind, that means only a single vote separates the plan and its demise.

The others, we can assume, are sniffing the air (excuse the pun) and appeared noncommittal for now. Maybe they want to give (or appear so) Integrated Waste Management Systems more time to gel up its effort to quell fears that the incinerator will be an environmental freak show.

The company insists that, with approval from the multi-layered environmental regulation agencies, what it will send into the air is harmless.

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Spent

By Ed Hall

Bobcats win conference championship with shutout

Coach Jon Mobley with players during the conference championship in Madison.When it counted, the Baker County Middle School Bobcats came through last week to clinch both division and conference crowns.

It was crunch time for the Lady Bobcat softball team that had to win a playoff in Live Oak on April 10 to make it to the Star Conference Championship on Thursday, April 12 in Madison.

Coach Jon Mobley’s Cats had an edge in the three-team playoff. They had a first round bye and so would only have to play the winner of the Lake City/Live Oak game.

Mobley and his girls watched as those two rival teams went back in forth, battling in a tight contest. Suwannee defeated Lake City 8-7 and the home team had a lot of momentum going into their match with BCMS.

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