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Medical pot is Chamber topic

Baker County Chamber of Commerce members are invited to a “Lunch and Learn” program on Tuesday, September 16 at noon.
The topic will be “What is Florida Facing?” with potential legalization of medical marijuana, and the speaker will be Dr. Jessica Spencer.
The event is at the Commerce Center in downtown Macclenny. RSVP at 259-6433 or email to bblackshear@bakerchamberfl.com
Non-chamber members are invited also and there is a $5 charge for them.

Help for youth emotional woes

Parents, teachers, or anyone else worried about children with emotional and behavioral disabilities in Baker County have a new place to turn to for help, including counseling and, if necessary, residential treatment programs.
Camelot Community Care Inc., a non-profit child welfare and behavioral health organization based in Ocala, recently added Baker County to its service area, a corporate representative announced at a Healthy Baker Inc. luncheon meeting Monday. Read More »

Equipment, tools valued at $8600 are stolen from BCI

Police are investigating a burglary that took place at the Baker Correctional Institution between the evening of September 5 and the morning of September 8 that resulted in about $8600 in equipment and tools being taken.
Sergeant Robert Colston, who is with BCI, told officers he noticed several weed eaters were missing from their racks when he arrived to work the morning of September 8. He said the lock appeared to be cut and was on the floor and the window to the front of the building was open. Read More »

BCHS student charged with drug felony

A Macclenny teenager was arrested the morning of September 4 on multiple felony drug charges after he admitted to giving pills to two BCHS students and handed over more pills while being questioned by police and the school’s assistant principal. Read More »

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