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BCHS student charged with drug felony

A Macclenny teenager was arrested the morning of September 4 on multiple felony drug charges after he admitted to giving pills to two BCHS students and handed over more pills while being questioned by police and the school’s assistant principal. Read More »

Swampman 100 September 27th

The Baker County Family YMCA will again sponsor the annual Swampman 100 cycling event through the Osceola National Forest on September 27.
Registration is easier than ever before. Anyone with a Smartphone can simply scan the QR code listed on the flyer and it will take you straight to the registration page for this event — no turning in paper forms.
Register today and save at http://www.firstcoastymca.org/branch/baker

Admits to theft of $23K in jewelry

A Glen St. Mary man was arrested September 2 for grand theft after he admitted to stealing more than $23,000 in jewelry while he spent the night with a friend whose parents were out of town.
Corporal Koty Crews met with victim Berkely Hill, who said she last saw the missing jewelry August 21 before she left for a weekend trip. She said the jewelry was in boxes in her dresser and closet, but there were no signs of forced entry or additional rummaging. Read More »

‘Crunch time’ looms on 2015 budget

When Baker County commissioners meet Thursday afternoon for a final budget workshop they will have two hours to make some tough decisions about how to arrive at a balanced budget for fiscal year 2014-15 before heading into the first public hearing on the new budget and taxes at 6 p.m.

Among the key questions are:

• Will property taxes have to be raised and, if so, by how much? The current budget proposal reflects a $1.1 million deficit and calls for a 14 percent tax increase, though commissioners now are leaning toward half that or smaller. Read More »

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