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County approves plan for the bypass

Baker County commissioners have approved the alignment for a proposed truck bypass road east of Macclenny that will give long-distance haulers a shorter and safer alternative route between Interstate 10 and US 90. Read More »

Decorative sign worth $700 stolen

Police responded to Bill Davis Road on February 17 in reference to a decorative driveway sign valued at $700 that had been stolen from a Glen St. Mary woman’s property. Read More »

Surveying along SR 228 for 2017 turn lane project

228 surveying 2Motorists and pedestrians along busy South 5th St. in Macclenny (SR 228) south from Lowder will have noticed extensive surveying taking place the past few weeks. Here Charles West of Macclenny, an employee of Jacksonville-based DRMP surveyors, records a reading just north of Jonathan St. on February 6.

Gina Busscher, public information for District 2 of the Florida Department of Transportation, said the survey is connected to the addition of a northbound left turn lane onto Lowder in front of Macclenny Nursing and Rehab, a busy intersection that will also get a traffic signal. Ms. Busscher said the project is scheduled for late 2017 or early the following year.

Baker an elite wildfire risk sector

The fire started on a chilly October morning, ignited by a lightning strike in the Osceola National Forest in northwestern Baker County, and quickly destroyed 10 acres in the first hour of its voracious search for trees, houses, trailers, pickup trucks and anything else in its path. Read More »

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