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Fatal testing flaw: outcomes are never ‘equal’

Permit me to add to Joel Addington’s comments in last week’s edition on the mish-mash that is Florida’s school grading and student testing system.

Back in those college years, I recall the second semester of political science course (my major) when I received a D after getting a B in the first section. After the first semester, using the reasoning powers of a typical 19-year-old, I figured the second phase would be a snap. So I attended class (shall we say?) infrequently.

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Pvt. Dalton Nipper completes basic



Pvt. Dalton S. Nipper of Macclenny completed Marine Corps basic training at Parris Island, SC on August 2.

His parents are Wade and Robin Chapman of Macclenny and Scott and Phoebe Nipper of Glen St. Mary. Grandparents are Pete and Betty Peters of Sanderson and Sammy and Marilyn Nipper of Glen.

Pvt. Nipper will soon report to Camp Geiger in Jacksonville, NC for more training.

Bus hub design nearly done; hunt still on for CoA senior center funding

Plans for the $2.1 million Council on Aging transportation center are nearly final and the county has applied for an environmental permit from the state due to the presence of wetlands on the proposed project site behind Winn-Dixie in Macclenny.

The grant-funded center has been in the works for more than three years, but County Manager C.J. Thompson says there is no deadline for expending the money.

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