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County’s projected deficit down to $1.5 M

The latest projected deficit in an updated budget proposal presented to the Baker County Commission last week was $1.5 million, down from $2.37 million just a few weeks ago, which County Manager C.J. Thompson attributed mainly to higher revenue estimates and significantly lower health insurance costs. Read More »

County insurance costs drop $570K, more choices but higher deductibles

Baker County employees will have more options when selecting new health insurance coverage and the county will save over $570,000 in lower premiums under a revised United Healthcare contract approved by county commissioners last week. Read More »

Marshal called in for probe

A fire that destroyed an unoccupied mobile home last week remains under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s office and its cause has not yet been determined. Read More »

Dispositions ordered July 22

The following case dispositions were ordered by Judge Joey Williams during regular county court session on July 22:

• Tyler Baldwyn, battery; two days in jail, anger management class, 24 hours Give Back to Baker (GBB) community service if unemployed. Read More »

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