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Coach gets 3 years for having sex with teen

brunner_CMYKA former Baker County High School teacher and coach drew a three-year prison term in circuit court on June 2 after pleading no contest to having consensual sex with a 17-year-old female he coached on the school’s track team. Read More »

Unenviable rank: county seventh in state in ‘drug babies’

Last spring the Florida Department of Health released a report showing that Baker County ranked seventh out of Florida’s 67 counties when it comes to babies born after exposure to illicit drugs in the womb. Read More »

Commission sour on ‘gay’ federal housing provision

County commissioners voted somewhat reluctantly last week to renew a five-year contract with the Baker County Housing Assistance Authority, which provides federal funds to subsidize rental housing for low-income clients. Read More »

Commission to study four health plans

County commissioners are reviewing multiple health insurance proposals from four different companies offering savings up to 20 percent or more below current costs. The trade-off for lower premiums, of course, is reduced benefits. Read More »

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