The county commission’s first public forum of 2014 on January 7, which preceded the first regular commission meeting of the new year, focused on the need to attract new businesses to create more jobs in Baker County so that people don’t have to commute to Jacksonville to work.
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A motorist spotted by a sheriff’s investigator cutting through the parking lot of a car wash in west Macclenny to evade a traffic light was arrested the afternoon of January 8 for driving on a license with three suspensions and one revocation.
For the second time in a four-day span, a Northeast Florida State Hospital patient was named in a felony battery complaint for attacking an employee.
An 11-year-old Macclenny girl reported seeing a man holding a gun who asked her to come towards him the afternoon of January 10, but police later determined the suspect was attempting to sell peanuts in the neighborhood.