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CR 229 bridge project ahead of schedule

With a large crane in place, workers from Superior Construction Company of Jacksonville were busy this week  with a large auger setting pilings for the new Green’s Creek bridge on CR 229 south of Sanderson.

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Sanderson man arrested for Maine van theft

A Sanderson man was arrested on August 3 for stealing a vehicle in Maine two days earlier and driving it to Baker County with an acquaintance.

A posting on Facebook read by the owner of the 1999 Dodge van, Simone Churchhill, prompted her to contact the sheriff’s department that William Rigdon, 26, had taken it to a relative’s residence on O.C. Horne Rd.

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Reader sparked: County manager explains paving gap on Fred Harvey Rd.

The gap in paving on Fred Harvey Rd. just west of Cow Pen Rd.

The gap in paving on Fred Harvey Rd. just west of Cow Pen Rd.

Residents along Cow Pen Road waited years for the county to pave their central county roadway, which the county finished last year.

But there’s a side road off Cow Pen, Fred Harvey Road, where the pavement ends and a section of dirt right-of-way continues west for about seven-tenths of a mile before the paved section of Fred Harvey begins and connects with CR 127.

One reader opined recently on The Press Facebook wall that the paving gap on Fred Harvey was an example of wasteful spending by county government and wondered how it got  there in the first place.

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