The Baker County Code Enforcement Board levied unusually stiff penalties on two property owners who steadfastly refused to correct violations in recent months.
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A convicted felon who already has served time in prison and twice violated probation was sentenced in circuit court on May 6 to 40 months in prison.
County commissioners have tentatively selected contractors to do the site preparation work and construct a new Baker County Council on Aging transportation center in Macclenny. But the federally-funded project will not move forward, officials said last week, unless it can be accomplished within budget.
That may not be easy.
The Baker County jail is busy now and will get even busier in the near future when federal inmates begin arriving from detention facilities being closed in South Florida and Folkston, Ga., according to Sheriff Joey Dobson. Read More »