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$20.6K more for inmate health care

While Baker County commissioners are considering reducing healthcare insurance benefits for new employees and their families, one group of people will continue to receive free health care no matter what: local inmates at the county jail. Read More »

UF widens battle on obesity

Now in the second year of a study aimed at finding the best ways to help residents in rural communities lose weight, the University of Florida is expanding the effort to more counties, including Baker County. Read More »

Think we may have a problem? Read this

Here’s some sobering statistics, courtesy of the Family Bar division of the Florida Bar and brought to our attention by Circuit Judge Phyllis Rosier:

— On average, 83,000 couples divorce in Florida each year. The average length of marriage before divorce was ten years, and these divorces split the homes of 53,000 children. Sixty percent of teens in Florida have not grown up with both parents. Read More »

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