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Dozens of youths encouraged to ‘fizz, boom, read’ at summer series

Hanson Hahn is wowed by science.

Hanson Hahn is wowed by science.

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 »

City to slash allotment to BCSO

joey dobson

Dobson

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.

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Yes, there is a ‘free lunch’ at Westside

Students at Westside Elementary School don’t have to worry about bringing any money with them for meals when Baker County schools reopen on August 18. Breakfast and lunch will be available at no charge for every child at Westside for the next four years. Read More »

Irked at collector for delay on ‘glitch’

County commissioners and Tax Collector Gene Harvey exchanged sharp words last week over the issue of $1.2 million in property taxes that a faulty computer program mistakenly sent to the county commission instead of to the school district and now must be repaid. Read More »

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