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Meth lab in shed off Clete Harvey

Cops- meth Oralls

Jason Oralls

A tip to police that originated as a complaint to the Department of Children and Families led to the arrest on June 12 of four Baker County men for operating a meth lab off Clete Harvey Rd.

Several deputies went to the address about 6:45 and spotted a man later identified as Jason Oralls, 38, running from behind a shed near the residence and tossing a plastic jug onto the top of a grape vine. Investigator Matt Yarborough said Mr. Oralls  ran back to the shed, then to a burning fire into which he tossed several other objects.

Meanwhile, Lt. Scotty Rhoden nabbed the remaining suspects as they exited the shed and walked hurriedly toward the residence.

They were identified as Russell Rooker, 35, and Allen Yonn, 33, both of Macclenny, along with Jason Dupree, 34, of Glen St. Mary.

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Violent storm sends man to the hospital

A Macclenny man was sent to the hospital after a large pine tree fell into his apartment and collapsed the roof during a sudden storm the afternoon of June 13.

Robert Dyer and his wife Minerva were inside the duplex at 420 S. 7th St. when high winds and heavy rainfall started about 4 pm.

Immediately following the incident Mrs. Dyer said her husband was alright, but he was taken by ambulance to Fraser hospital. She said she didn’t know where she could stay that night and worried about collecting her belongings after authorities cordoned off the residence.

Two birds in the home were not harmed, she said.

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Inter-league softball tournament finishes

Kayla Harrington leaps on to home plate.

Kayla Harrington leaps on to home plate.

The three youngest divisions in Little League baseball and softball concluded their end-of-season “inter-league” tournaments last weekend.

Next up will be tournaments for the older divisions in which the best players from Baker County will compete for district titles against out-of-county teams.

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President awards for top eighth graders

President's AwardThirty-seven eighth graders leaving Baker County Middle School this year received the 2013 President’s Education Award, which included a signed letter from President Barack Obama. They represent the top 10 percent of their class according to their cumulative GPAs from sixth, seventh and eighth grade.

They were honored at the eighth grade awards assembly.

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