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Wilford Crews, 46, dies October 23

Wilford Lamar Crews, 46, of Macclenny died Sunday October 23 at his home following a long illness.

He had resided in Macclenny all of his life. He was a newspaper delivery man with the Florida Times Union at the time of his death. He also was self-employed as a roofer and an auto mechanic for many years. Mr. Crews attended Raiford Road Church, was an avid Gator fan and enjoyed fishing. He was preceded in death by parents Jefferson Thomas Crews and Frances Wilkerson Crews.

Survivors include soulmate Mary Thomas; daughter Julie Thomas, granddaughter Kirsten Thomas; brother David Gatlin; sisters Marilyn (Kenneth) Turk, all of Macclenny and Debra Gainey of Glen St. Mary; numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation for family and friends was held from 6-9 pm Wednesday, October 26 at Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny. Final disposition was by cremation.

Sunday booze sales on 2012 ballot?

A proposal to place the ban on Sunday alcohol sales in Baker County up for a vote on the 2012 ballot will be considered at the Baker County Commission’s October 3 meeting.

It’s buried in a lengthy agenda that also include a workshop on per parcel assessments in lieu of traditional millage, or property tax, rates subject to value exemptions for homesteads, agriculture use and other circumstances.

He’s the complete agenda courtesy of county administrators:

BAKER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSION

AGENDA

Tuesday – October 4, 2011

3:00 p.m. Workshop on Special Assessments

4:00 p.m.  Public Forum with Commissioners and County Manager

5:00 p.m.  Regular Agenda

  1. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

  1. Presentation of Amendment to the Agenda (if any)

  1. Approval of Regular Agenda

  1. Approval of Consent Agenda Items
  1. Expense Report
  1. Approval of Minutes September 19, 2011
  1. Renewal of Portable Restroom Service Contract

Henry A. Vorpe, Jr., P.E. agent for Max Davis, President, R.H. Davis Oil Co.

  1.  Committee Reports or Items

  1. Constitutional Officers

  1. Persons Wishing to Appear
  1. Dawn Emerick/Health Planning Council Annual Report

  1. County Manager
  1. Approval Propane Gas Bid
  1. 2012 Referendum regarding alcohol sales on Sunday
  1. Update on timber replanting at Shoals Park
  1. Update on ZOD wells at old landfill+

  1. Commission Comments

  1. County Attorney Comments

  1.  Persons wishing to appear who are not on the agenda (limit 3 minutes)

  1. Adjourn

 

 

Shame for custody article

Dear Editor:

I was very upset after reading last week’s article Protest after sex offender awarded custody to think that, while this family is trying to get this child back to Baker County, you and Todd Ferreira would take this opportunity to make this lady (Rita Crews) look like a bad person for not paying a funeral bill.

Everybody owes somebody.

The article should have pointed out that it’s a shame no one but a handful of the approximately 26,000 people in Baker County showed up at the courthouse to protest for this poor child. Not one elected official has stood up for this family.

Shame on you all!

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