Sheriff Joey Dobson won’t get the increased funding he had sought in Macclenny’s upcoming budget. Neither will the Chamber of Commerce receive the hefty sum it had requested from the city to help fund an ambitious five-year economic development plan.
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Sam Kitching emerged from a pack of three first-time candidates to sweep the election for Macclenny Commissioner Group 4 on September 10, a date significant because it marked the first city balloting since 1999 and the first time a new computerized voting system was used anywhere in the U.S.
Two Macclenny area convenience stores were relieved of a large amount of cash during the early morning hours of September 3, one via a strong-armed robbery and the second via entry to the building through an outside rest room.
The Baker County Conservation Alliance has a perfect batting average so far, waging two successful grass roots campaigns to kill plans for a medical waste incinerator north of US 90 last year and a sand mine on duPont in July.
But the citizens group is meeting stiff resistance to its latest tactic — convincing the county to prohibit sand mining entirely. Some of the county’s largest landowners are kicking up a ruckus.