After a series of budget workshops, the county has narrowed its budget deficit to about $1.1 million, but that includes a 14 percent property tax increase and 3 percent raises for employees. Now, with more meetings scheduled in the weeks ahead, everyone agrees county commissioners are facing some tough choices regarding how to close the gap that stood at $1.8 million before the proposed tax increase. Read More »
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I’m teaching English at the high school for the first time in many years and my wife suggested an interesting topic to cover the first week to get my students thinking outside the box. We’re learning about Native American pictographs and Emogis. Read More »
It doesn’t take a seasoned pollster to conclude that Baker County residents are in no mood for property tax increases.
In the past few months I’ve seen a lot of complaints on The Press’ Facebook page regarding dirt roads. Baker County is full of them. I grew up on dirt roads. I share other’s frustration when I go out to visit my parents and see where Read More »