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Looking back: December headlines from 75, 25 years ago

Here’s a glance back at what Baker Countians were reading 75 and 25 years ago this month. The snippets are pulled from our archives:

December, 1939-75 years ago

– A circuit judge in Gainesville ruled that the Town of Macclenny was without authority holding W.C. Gilbert in custody for operating an automobile within the town limits without a municipal driver’s license. Read More »

Wins patriotic basket

This gift basket festooned with patriotic items was raffled off by the Baker Women’s Political Network at the annual Christmas Festival downtown and won by Greg Lewis of Macclenny (left), who in turn gave it to an acquaintance. Read More »

Hubbard House gets beard contest funds

Deputy Jeremiah Combs

Deputy Jeremiah Combs

Sgt. Bill Starling

Sgt. Bill Starling

Sheriff Dobson presents check to Christian Joelle.

Sheriff Dobson presents check to Christian Joelle.

The sheriff’s office raised $1555 in its annual beard growing contest to benefit the battered women’s shelter Hubbard House. Read More »

Mistletoe: traditional at Christmas, but toxic

Most people can easily recognize mistletoe, with its dark green leaves and white berries, especially when it stands out among the deciduous oak trees that lose their leaves for winter. But did you know  this plant is actually a parasite? As a small seedling, it roots into the wood of tree branches and steals water and nutrients from its host. Read More »

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