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Unenviable rank: county seventh in state in ‘drug babies’

Last spring the Florida Department of Health released a report showing that Baker County ranked seventh out of Florida’s 67 counties when it comes to babies born after exposure to illicit drugs in the womb. Read More »

ElderSource award goes to local volunteer Anita Gerson

It’s been a big week for Anita Gerson, who was handed an award by Delores Bar Weaver last weekend and then another recognition came on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives by congressman Ander Crenshaw, who also visited Ms. Gerson’s Macclenny home on Tuesday. Read More »

Wedding at senior center

Groom, bride and best man.

Groom, bride and best man.

Two widowers from Faith Temple Church of God in Christ in Sanderson were married by Pastor Richard Farmer at the Council on Aging senior center in downtown Macclenny the afternoon of June 5 as center clients, friends and family looked on. Read More »

Commission sour on ‘gay’ federal housing provision

County commissioners voted somewhat reluctantly last week to renew a five-year contract with the Baker County Housing Assistance Authority, which provides federal funds to subsidize rental housing for low-income clients. Read More »

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