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Net employment gain is posted here for month of March

The local jobs picture  improved in March, when the county’s estimated labor force grew by 125 people, as did the number of workers with jobs and the number without them.

But the job gains — 105 — outpaced the rise in the number of unemployed — 20 — signaling there were jobs available for about 80 percent of the new faces entering the job market. Read More »

River group presents the do’s and dont’s of septic systems

With thousands of septic systems scattered across Baker County, the St. Mary’s River Water Management Committee is pushing for more public awareness of proper system maintenance and the damage that poor maintenance can cause both property owners and the community at large. Read More »

Another deputy clerk in the race



Another current deputy clerk tossed her hat in the ring last week to succeed retiring Clerk of Courts Al Fraser, who is calling it quits later this year halfway through his fifth four-year term.

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Children were living in squalor

Cops-child neglect Epperson


A Macclenny mother of three was arrested on a felony count of child neglect after police found that she and her children were living amid accumulated trash, unwashed dishes and a back room at their W. McIver St. address rife with dog feces.

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