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Denser housing plan is proposed on tract near Margaretta

Proposed land use and zoning changes tentatively approved by the Baker County Land Planning Agency (LPA) last month and sent on to the county commission for review would substantially increase housing density on a 225-acre rural tract on the north side of U.S. 90 near the Margaretta community. Read More »

Man helping semi driver killed on 121

A man from Macclenny was killed while helping a disabled semi-truck driver on State Road 121 just over the state line in Charlton County last week. Read More »

CoA transportation center was over budget last July

Despite much effort by the county to cut costs on the Council on Aging transportation center construction project, more than anticipated site work on the low-lying tract to accommodate the facility pushed it over budget by early summer, just as the building and bus garage were going up, county records show. Read More »

Commissioners unaware of overruns on CoA bus center

Already stung by a previous report that the final tally on the Baker County Council on Aging’s new transportation center in Macclenny was $223,033 over budget, county commissioners were even more dismayed last week to learn that the project cost the county road department nearly $54,000 as well. Read More »

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