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Man arrested with minor girl

A homeless man was arrested in the early morning hours of July 3 for harboring a 14-year-old runaway girl on the porch of a vacant house on North 5th St. in Macclenny a short distance away from U.S. 90. Read More »

Arrested for murdering wife in ‘14

Suspect Padgett

Suspect Johnny Padgett

Victim Heather Padgett

Victim Heather Padgett

A Macclenny landscaper was arrested the morning of June 28 as he left his residence on Ray Phillips Rd. and charged with the strangulation death of his wife in a wooded area near St. George, GA on January 21, 2014. Read More »

Judge certifies inmate as a sexual predator

Bezarez

Bezarez

A circuit judge ruled on June 23 that a state prisoner due to be released this week after serving 15 years qualifies for sexual predator status. Read More »

New state budget: mixed bag for local agencies

Last week Governor Rick Scott signed the 2015-16 state budget into law and the outcomes were mixed at the local level with increases in education, road improvement and social services funding, but also cuts and unmet budget requests that will be felt elsewhere here. Read More »

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