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Deputy finds bloodied girlfriend, boyfriend arrested

The boyfriend of a Macclenny woman found bleeding from the nose and walking on CR 125 south of Interstate 10 in the early hours of June 27 was arrested for domestic battery after he was questioned at the couple’s residence on Glo Gene Rd.

Deputy Earl Lord said he spotted Stacey OBier, 31, walking just north of Woodlawn Rd. about 4 am and noted she also had red marks about the neck.

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Veterans assist one of their own with second vehicle donation

Disabled Navy veteran Richard Mahler of Glen St. Mary was handed the keys to a used 2002 Buick Regal last week courtesy of the Baker County Veterans Council.

The council is a non-profit group dedicated to helping veterans in need. The Buick is the second vehicle the veterans council has donated in recent months.

So where was Mr. Mahler going first in his new car?

“I’m heading into town to do some grocery shopping. Then after that my wife has a doctor’s appointment that’s real important to take care of in Orange Park,” he said before a brief ceremony with council members at his home the morning of June 25.

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Bullets finish second with 60+ best times

Aspyn Elliot in the 50-meter breaststroke.

Aspyn Elliot in the 50-meter breaststroke.

The YMCA Baker Bullets were not able to continue their team win streak at a tri-meet in Fernandina Beach on June 29, but the swimmers still had an impressive showing.

The overall team scores came down to the size of the rosters, which worked to the advantage of the host squad from the McArthur Y.

They had about 120 swimmers competing against Baker’s 61 and St. Augustine’s 21, which was too much to overcome, Coach Chris Knight said.

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Passes on the writer’s torch

It’s been a nice run but I’m hanging up my cleats.

That’s the kind of thing athletes say when they retire from the sport. I’m not exactly retiring from news writing, but I am stepping aside for fresh blood.

As you might have noticed last week, The Press has a new sports writer, Jon Shumake, a recent UNF grad. He will bring a new look to covering sports.

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