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Time to re-think recreation plan

Jim McGauley- Impressions

Two recent developments — the ongoing turmoil over use of existing public ballfields and the recent exit of the First Coast YMCA from the scene except for fee-based sports — would seem to present us with a golden opportunity.
It’s time to re-think the entire public recreation picture in Baker County.
The county commission, unless it prefers unbounded discussions during its meetings about who gets to use the ballfields when, should take the initiative and reach out to the City of Macclenny to form a consolidated recreation department.
Remnants of the YMCA organization (a local board of directors still exists) should be brought into the mix as well, with or without cooperation from the First Coast organization that, if I was a betting man, probably is looking for a way of pulling out of Baker County altogether.
Good riddance. Read More »

Musings on CNN’s obsession with Flight 370 and other topics

As I do on occasion, I take off my fluffy humor column hat and put on my intrepid journalist fedora to delve into some of the pressing issues of the day. I have uncovered some interesting tidbits of news that somehow didn’t make the regular news broadcasts.

Here they are.

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Poor health stats reflect us poorly

Reading in last week’s edition about Baker County’s dismal rankings in key health-related areas prompts one to wonder how others absorb the information.

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Eschews etiquette when it applies to remote

As promised, here is part two of my everyday etiquette column. Last week my son Dylan pointed out how there needs to be a new kind of etiquette for everyday items, because people have become rude, and I agree. So here are some more observations of ordinary things that should have their own unwritten rules of conduct. Or written – since that’s what I seem to be doing.

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