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Search on for a new manager

With just a little over four weeks to go before County Manager C.J. Thompson leaves to start a new job in Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s administration, Baker County commissioners have launched an expedited search for his replacement.  Read More »

$23.3 million budget passes, 3-2

The Baker County Commission narrowly passed its $23.3 million operating budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year last week, formally ending six months of sometimes intense budget workshops and board meetings that focused primarily on cutting expenditures in virtually all county departments.  Read More »

Fewer than usual at legislative hearing

Property Appraiser Tim Sweat, Supervisor of Elections Nita Crawford and county commissioners Jimmy Anderson and James Croft were among the few locally elected officials on hand for last week’s annual meeting with state legislators Senator Charlie Dean (R-Inverness) and Representative Elizabeth Porter (R-Lake City).  Read More »

Five-year sentence for drugs

A Macclenny man with prior convictions for drug sales was sent back to prison on September 22 for five years after entering pleas to a new round of charges stemming from sale of both controlled drugs and marijuana to an undercover buyer over the New Years holiday this year.  Read More »

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