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More of ‘truth stranger than fiction’ tales

When I write a column I make a lot of stuff up. It’s a humor column and that’s the nature of the beast. But occasionally, I discover that truth is much stranger than fiction. Sometimes, I just shake my head and say, “Hey, you just can’t make this stuff up.” Read More »

Variances should not be used to thwart zoning laws

There are myriad of good reasons to have zoning laws in place, but without proper enforcement, they’re meaningless.

And in light of the Macclenny Zoning Adjustment Board’s decision last week to allow the addition of two new homes on a one-acre lot with one existing home and a detached garage, the city showed there’s so much flexibility in its zoning rules, the laws might as well be window dressing. Read More »

Some things he’d ‘really’ like to see on television

I was thinking the other day about some of the things I’d really like to see on television. There are a variety of reasons for this. Sometimes it’s just that things seem so obvious but aren’t mentioned on the screen. Here’s what I mean. Read More »

Press Podcast – Episode 8

It's been cold outside, so why not stay warm indoors with Episode 8 of the Press Podcast? Managing editor Joel Addington and sports editor Jon Shumake are back to discuss the biggest stories from the latest edition of The Baker County Press, including the ongoing budget crisis, the Martin Luther King Day celebration at Heritage Park and the BCHS Lady Wildcat weightlifting team's dominance. A moving piece from Pastor Videll Williams' keynote speech at the MLK event is included about midway through.

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