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City commissioners tell neighboring property owners to settle their differences

Good fences don’t always make good neighbors.

Two adjacent property owners in Macclenny are at odds over a proposed mini-storage facility, even though its developer agreed to erect a privacy fence to shield a neighboring rental home from impacts of vehicle traffic going to and from the business. Read More »

Lonzie tip last week produces no remains, mother arrested this week

The search for missing toddler Lonzie Barton brought authorities to Baker County last week, but the tip from an unofficial search group connected to the boy’s paternal grandmother on Steel Bridge Road turned up nothing.

Then this week, his mother was arrested by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office on child neglect charges. Police said Lonna Lauramore Barton was uncooperative during the early part of the investigation into her missing son. Read More »

Landfill gas-to-energy plant construction expected in 2016

Alan Beer

Alan Beer

It’s been decades in the making, but now New River landfill officials can see on paper what should become a reality in the coming years — a system that turns largely methane gas from decomposing garbage into electricity and new revenue for the publicly-owned landfill. Read More »

District-run day care schedule, fees set

When looking for a convenient and relatively inexpensive childcare service in Baker County working parents need look no further than the public school system. Read More »

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