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County still health stat ‘cellar dweller’

Baker County remains among the least healthy counties in Florida in terms of the health outcomes for residents, but where it’s gaining some ground are what experts believe determine those outcomes.

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Plan afoot tying new fields to Oldcastle approval? 

When County Commissioner Adam Giddens made reference in an open meeting recently to a plan in the works to solve the county’s shortage of ball field space, he was referring to early-stage discussions that hinge on DuPont selling land off SR 228 to Oldcastle for controversial sand mining, then Dupont donating formerly-mined 100-120 acres in another tract to the county. Read More »

Motorcyclist dies on 229

A Sanderson man lost his life the afternoon of March 28 when his northbound motorcycle veered off CR 229 South, ran through a ditch and struck a utility pole.

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Deputy witnesses collision

A county deputy on patrol looking for the driver of a truck that severed a fire hydrant in north Macclenny the morning of March 30 witnessed another pickup slam into a tree near the scene of the first accident (see related article, this edition).

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