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Pact lowers inmate cost

Prior to the budget hearing in September, the Baker County Commission in regular session adopted a new contract with the Baker Correctional Development Corporation, or BCDC, for the housing and care of local inmates at the county jail, which officials said would result in substantial savings to the county.
The contract reduces the daily rate the county pays for local prisoners from $84.72 to $80.40 for up to 125 inmates, which would cost taxpayers $3,671,900. The rate drops to $76.25 for each inmate in excess of 125. Read More »

Charged in scheme to defraud Walmart

Two Lake City residents are sought for swindling and petty theft after they were arrested September 3 in Gainesville for making fraudulent returns to Walmart after they did the same thing three other times at the Macclenny location.
A store security worker told Deputy Jacob Satterwhite he received a call from the Gainesville store conducting a check on recent returns by Jatia Stewart, 28, and Oscar Brown, 29, and noticed Macclenny’s store number was listed with their names. Read More »

Democrats summoned

The Baker County Democratic Committee will meet Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m. for coffee and donuts at 6852 Cattle Gap Lane in Glen St. Mary.
It’s located off CR 125 South between U.S. 90 and the interstate.
All Democrats interested in the support of our Democrat candidates and organizations in Baker County are urged to attend.
For more information, please call 259-6667 or 655-0439.

Approves beer, wine sale at store

Smokehouse Meat Market in Macclenny now can sell beer and wine to go with steaks, pork chops, ground chuck, chicken and other fresh meats.
The Macclenny Zoning Adjustment Board, or ZAB, on Monday evening approved an application for a special zoning exception to allow the owners, Johnny Taylor and Jerry Quiett, to sell beer and wine at their neighborhood grocery store at 386 N. Lowder St. Read More »

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