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Free art, computer classes set

Free art classes for persons 18 and over will be offered at the Baker County Adult Education Center in Macclenny beginning in January. Read More »

Names omitted

The following Baker County veterans names were inadvertently omitted from the page 15 Veterans Day tribute in last week’s edition: Bruce Barber, USMC Vietnam; William Murray, WW2 Army; Dale Murray, Army 1970; Larry Courson, USMC; Marcus Joyner, USMC.

The name of Noah Wilkes was omitted from the principal’s list honor roll at Macclenny Elementary.

Brunswick, GA man arrested for DUI after FL-GA football game

A Florida-Georgia football game reveler was arrested for drunk driving on Interstate 10 in the pre-midnight hour of November 2 after motorists reported he was weaving in and out of the westbound travel lanes.
Deputy Robert Simpkins said he spotted the black 2004 Ford pickup identified in the called-in reports near the Glen St. Mary exit about 11:50 pm and pulled over Trek Smith, 42, of Brunswick, GA. The officer said he observed the pickup weaving across lanes and onto the shoulder.
Mr. Smith had a strong odor of alcohol and admitted he drank “too much” earlier. He at one point presented a credit card in place of his driver’s license, was disoriented with bloodshot eyes and wore soiled clothing. Read More »

Possible suspect in tire slash outside bar

A Glen St. Mary woman called police in the early morning of November 5 after leaving a downtown Macclenny bar and finding a tire on her 1994 Jeep had been slashed.
April Mayne, 38,  told Deputy John Minkel she found the driver’s side rear back tire punctured as she entered it to give a friend a ride home from Mac’s Liquors.
She left the bar with Melissa Pope, 27, of Macclenny, who was involved in a verbal altercation with a man earlier in the night after refusing to go home with him. Ms. Pope told the deputy she saw the man circling Mac’s in a Chevrolet Tahoe and fled in an unknown direction as she was leaving. Read More »

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