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These ‘early birds’ scored donuts for the coming year

Chris Adams of Macclenny really loves Krispy Kreme donuts.

So when the location on Cassat Avenue reopened on May 28 after a seven-plus-year closure, and promised free donuts to the first 100 customers, Mr. Adams had to be there.

He recruited his reluctant girlfriend, Christie Rutland, 29, to spend the night at the Krispy Kreme to ensure their place in the line for the grand opening at 6 am.

As customers number 29 and 30, they will each receive a dozen free donuts once a month for the next year. Plus, they got free T-shirts.

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Scout’s police memorial inside BCSO

Boy Scout Trey Connor of Glen St. Mary has a few more badges to earn before gaining the top rank in Troop 150, that of Eagle Scout, but he’s well on his way after completing the required community service project.
Late last year he began the process of building what would become his “Fallen Heroes Memorial” plaque for the Baker County Sheriff’s Office lobby.
The idea was sparked about a year ago at BCSO’s annual ceremony to remember law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Read More »

Glow eggs put new spin on classic Easter tradition

Joseph Chasse shows off his find.

New Life Church north of Macclenny hosted a glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt the evening of March 29 prior to the holiday weekend. Pictured above are some of the participating families scouring the church grounds for the brightly illuminated eggs, also shown.

Seven volunteers at St. Mary’s river cleanup

Three adults and four Pictured above are (from left) volunteers Kevin Shell, Bryant Thrift, David Boldry, Dustin Sheppard, Amber Nettles and John Nettles Jr. Not pictured is cleanup coordinator Greg Sheppard.teens participated in the 2013 St. Mary’s River Cleanup, which got underway in Baker County at the Steel Bridge Road boat ramp at 7:30 am on March 16.

Bryant Thrift supplied the airboat that allowed volunteers to travel up the river to the Nassau County line to collect additional litter and debris. Kevin Shell, who serves on the St. Mary’s River Management Committee with Greg Sheppard, estimated the group removed hundreds of pounds of trash from the river and its shores.

The committee, which consists of residents and elected officials in Baker, Nassau, Camden and Charlton counties, organizes the cleanup and the lunch celebration that follows it each year. The committee meets on the first Monday evening of each month in Callahan.

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