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Rolls dice on the ‘Hideaway,’ high hopes for invention

Randy Smith has spent his professional life in auto parts sales and commercial real estate. He and his wife are nearing retirement. They have, after all, three kids, five grand kids and another one on the way.

So this is not really the best time to start a new business, especially one that’s untested.

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Meth lab at home with small children

webCops-meth house Abbott webCops-meth RousseauThe sheriff’s department arrested two occupants of a mobile home southwest of Macclenny for cooking methamphetamine, and charged one of them with felony neglect because her two children were present in an environment with a danger of explosion.

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Zoning board’s vote on liquor store was invalid

Two decisions by the Macclenny Zoning Adjustment Board on February 3, including the denial of a business owner’s request for rezoning to permit the sale of liquor, were invalid and new hearings will have to be scheduled to consider the requests again.

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Methheads gaining on the pillheads

When Macclenny’s equivalent of the Mayo Clinic for pain pills was shut down in late 2011, I was in a conversation that went something like this:

Well, that should make it harder for the druggies for a while …

“That’s what you think.” came the retort. “They’ll replace it with meth.”

And they did.

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