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Three shoplifters nabbed, one escapes

A Macclenny woman was arrested the afternoon of September 18 for grand theft after she was caught trying to shoplift more than $600 worth of items from Walmart. Read More »

Warrant arrests and bond surrenders

County deputies arrested several persons the past week on outstanding warrants and still others turned themselves in at county jail on bond surrenders.

Deputy John Hauber stopped a 1997 Saturn on South 6th St. in Macclenny the evening of September 17 for having a faulty tag light, and arrested passenger Charles Thornton, 30, of Lake City on a Columbia County warrant for violating probation on a license offense.

The driver of the vehicle, Andrew Hanyer, 24, of Fort White, was issued a warning ticket for the light violation.

• Nicole Newton, 30, of Macclenny initially gave Deputy Robert Simpkins a false name when confronted the afternoon of September 15 at a disturbance at the American Inn in the south city.

She was arrested when the officer learned of a Clay County warrant seeking her for violating drug offender probation.

• Deputy Michael Hauge was tipped off on the location of Lawrence Crews Jr., 57, at a trailer park off U.S. 90 the evening of September 17. He was wanted in Baker County for violating probation for robbery as an habitual offender.

The bond surrenders involved: Pamela Griffis, 39, of Callahan on September 18 for possession of drugs; Joshua Collins, 29, of Sanderson on September 21 for failure to appear in court; Travis Roberts, 38, of Macclenny for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, burglary and larceny; and Cynthia Gordon, 37, of Baxter for possession of meth and drug equipment.

Teen takes grandma’s SUV, again

The 13-year-old Macclenny girl who was arrested September 13 for stealing her grandmother’s SUV was arrested again the morning of September 20 for the same crime of grand theft auto. Read More »

Jobless rate jumps .1%

Baker County’s unemployment rate ticked up just one-tenth of a percent to 6 percent in August, which is still better than both the national and state jobless rates. Read More »

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