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Infant Rylee Angelo dies September 12

Baby Girl Rylee Faith Angelo died at Orange Park Medical Center on September 12, 2014, the same day she was born to her loving mother and father Valerie Allyse Wilkerson of Glen St. Mary and Mark Neil Angelo Jr. of Middleburg. Read More »

‘Crunch time’ looms on 2015 budget

When Baker County commissioners meet Thursday afternoon for a final budget workshop they will have two hours to make some tough decisions about how to arrive at a balanced budget for fiscal year 2014-15 before heading into the first public hearing on the new budget and taxes at 6 p.m.

Among the key questions are:

• Will property taxes have to be raised and, if so, by how much? The current budget proposal reflects a $1.1 million deficit and calls for a 14 percent tax increase, though commissioners now are leaning toward half that or smaller. Read More »

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