The Baker County Commission heeded calls from horseback riders to reopen Shoals Park after they packed the board's chambers for a workshop on the park's future on October 21. Read More »
Daily Archives: October 24, 2014
County Manager C.J. Thompson received word from the county attorney last week that Oldcastle Southern Group, the company behind a sand mining plan turned away by county commissioners last July, has withdrawn from mediation proceedings that began last fall.
But the company, which hasn't responded to a request for comment, may have abandoned altogether its effort to overturn the county's denial, said county commissioner Adam Giddens Tuesday. He said county officials have known for some time about a potential legal hurdle for Oldcastle should the company seek to sue the county to get its project off the ground.
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The Emily Taber library’s summer children’s program series continued this week with a showcase of science experiments demonstrating how temperature, pressure and alkalinity can make matter fizz or boom, and how other experiments to try at home with parents can be found in books from the library or the Internet. Read More »
After learning that the county owed $1.2 million to the school district due to a series of mistakes in the tax collector’s office, county commissioners were told last week to prepare for another jolt to the budget — this time from the City of Macclenny.