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Mixed bag on 3rd-8th grade results

Baker County‚Äôs third graders and eighth graders out-performed the state as a whole on recent FCAT 2.0 testing, the final administration of the test before a new assessment is rolled out next year. Read More »

Local jobless rate still decreases

The jobless rate in Baker County hit its lowest level since early 2008 last month, falling from 5.6 percent in March to 4.8 percent in April, according to a preliminary employment report from the state released in mid-May. Read More »

Probation violator gets 18-month term

Circuit court pixA convicted felon from Glen St. Mary was sentenced to an 18-month prison term on May 20 after admitting he violated several provisions of his probation sentence for having and firing a gun and felony driving with a suspended license.

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Mulls shortening liens for SHIP

An updated local housing assistance plan was approved by the Baker County Commission last week to meet a May 23 deadline to secure $350,000 in state funds to build modest houses or repair existing dwellings for low income, elderly and disabled clients.

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