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Swerving truck’s driver arrested for DUI

A woman reported to police by other motorists for reckless driving in the vicinity of Glen St. Mary the afternoon of July 10 was arrested for drunk driving and named in a complaint for possession of two kinds of controlled drugs.

Deputy Matt Riegel said he got behind a 2000 Ford dual-axle pickup driven by Vicky Singleton, 55, of Glen based on earlier descriptions and observed it southbound on CR 125, where the pickup veered onto the right shoulder several times, then across the center line.

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Tax hike by Macclenny City Commission ‘tentative’

After receiving a report on new construction permits that should help broaden Macclenny’s tax base, city commissioners tentatively approved the city manager’s request for a 13.8 percent property tax hike last week.

If the higher rate remains in the 2013-14 budget, which begins October 1, property owners would begin paying 4.1 mills, or $4.10 for every $1,000 of assessed value, instead of 3.6 mills.

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City panel reduces setbacks for Copper Creek homeowners’ pool, carport

Two Copper Creek homeowners went before Macclenny’s Zoning Adjustment Board on the evening of July 15 seeking variances to setback requirements, including one who wanted to have a structure built on his property line, and both left satisfied.

The five-member board granted both requests, one allowing James Bennett to have an in-ground pool installed behind his house at 1109 Copper Field Circle and the other permitting Randy Smith to build a carport-type storage structure attached to his house at 1305 Copper Creek Drive.

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