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Swerving truck’s driver arrested for DUI

A woman reported to police by other motorists for reckless driving in the vicinity of Glen St. Mary the afternoon of July 10 was arrested for drunk driving and named in a complaint for possession of two kinds of controlled drugs.

Deputy Matt Riegel said he got behind a 2000 Ford dual-axle pickup driven by Vicky Singleton, 55, of Glen based on earlier descriptions and observed it southbound on CR 125, where the pickup veered onto the right shoulder several times, then across the center line.

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Baker boys after 10-11 district title

The Little League’s 10-11 baseball all-star team is pictured above following their recent district championship win. The squad went on to beat Merritt Island 4-2 in its first sectional game before falling to DeLand 11-4 in the following contest. Pictured in front from left are Hayden Fish, Conner Moore, Danny Neri, Noah Howell, Trace Kemp, Colby Watson and Scott Rewis. The players in back from left are Carter Kennedy, Blane Roberts, Colby Kennedy, Cody Bennett and Reagon Houge.

 

Tax hike by Macclenny City Commission ‘tentative’

After receiving a report on new construction permits that should help broaden Macclenny’s tax base, city commissioners tentatively approved the city manager’s request for a 13.8 percent property tax hike last week.

If the higher rate remains in the 2013-14 budget, which begins October 1, property owners would begin paying 4.1 mills, or $4.10 for every $1,000 of assessed value, instead of 3.6 mills.

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