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‘Battle’ brews on Olustee memorial


Two of the three existing Confederate monuments near the site of a proposed Union monument at Olustee Battle Historic State Park. The nearest Union monument marks a mass grave, but is located outside the park’s boundaries.

As the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Olustee nears, another fight is brewing over a proposed monument to Union soldiers who lost their lives and ultimately the five-hour battle in west Baker County in 1864.

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One year, probation for death of todder

Court-FerdonA Sanderson woman who was at the wheel of a car that struck and killed an 18-month-old child in late January, 2012 was sentenced last week to a year in jail, followed by five years on probation.

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Oldcastle, county on the road to impasse?

A special magistrate charged with mediating a dispute between Oldcastle Southern Group and the county commission over the issue of sand mining suspended the procedings on the afternoon of October 29 with an order given to both sides.

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