In a budget year that Macclenny city commissioner Vernon Bennett called the tightest in his 30-year tenure, board members will decide whether to close a roughly $46,000 gap between the sheriff’s proposed budget for city law enforcement and the city’s proposal, as well as absorb half the increase in pension costs for sheriff’s officers working within the city.
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A Glen St. Mary woman who police believe encouraged two nieces and a nephew to steal school supplies at the Macclenny Walmart now faces shoplifting and other charges for contributing to their delinquency.
County officials have failed once again to balance a budget without having to use precious reserve funds to offset a shortage of revenue. This time, it appears as though it could be at least $1.3 million.
“I’ve had marital difficulties and there’s no end to a woman scorned.”
So responded former county attorney Terry Brown recently to a published report in The Press earlier this month that he believes made him look like the depraved antagonist in the recent divorce from fellow attorney Carolyn Kowalski of St. Augustine, his fourth wife.