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Mistletoe: traditional at Christmas, but toxic

Most people can easily recognize mistletoe, with its dark green leaves and white berries, especially when it stands out among the deciduous oak trees that lose their leaves for winter. But did you know  this plant is actually a parasite? As a small seedling, it roots into the wood of tree branches and steals water and nutrients from its host. Read More »

Votes ban on mining pending new LDRs

The Baker County Commission voted 4-1 last week to impose a moratorium on new mining permit applications despite concerns expressed about how the ban could negatively affect private property rights and future economic development. Read More »

Park in Olustee is shuttered by owner

Aging playground equipment, a picnic shelter and a basketball court on a small lot on U.S. 90 have become the focus of a neighborhood dispute in the rural community of Olustee in western Baker County. Read More »

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