Three Baker County residents have put their names in the hat to replace Jessie Davis in the District 3 seat on the Baker County Read More »
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Sheriff Joey Dobson had said the answer was no months ago.
So did former county attorney Terry Brown years ago.
Now, newly hired County Attorney Rich Komando has made it unanimous.
The county commission would not, they all agree, be legally responsible for paying the debt on revenue bonds sold by the Baker Correctional Development Corporation to finance construction of the county jail five years ago.
Some commissioners had expressed concern earlier this year when the number of federal inmates housed in the county jail began to drop, causing a worrisome decline in revenue pledged to pay off the bonds. Read More »
By Thanksgiving, county officials should have the latest proposal from Oldcastle Southern Group for its request to mine sand in southeastern Baker County, following a 30-day adjournment of a mediation hearing that had been scheduled in an attempt to resolve an ongoing dispute over the issue and avoid litigation.
So far, the county and Oldcastle remain far apart on any agreement that would permit sand mining for decades. But the mediation process, which was initiated after the county commission denied the company a mining permit in July, has not run its course. Read More »
The most costly accident in recent Baker County history in terms of loss of life occurred on Veterans Day Read More »