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Mulls contributions to Chamber and MHA

Among the budget decisions facing Macclenny city commissioners in the coming month is how much money to pledge toward the Chamber of Commerce’s five-year economic development initiative.

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County seeking new counsel, two firms vying for job

With mediation and potential litigation looming, the Baker County Commission is wasting no time in its effort to replace former county attorney Terry Brown.

During last week’s commission meeting, County Manager C.J. Thompson briefed the board on the attorney search, which has drawn only two qualified responses. A third attorney did not have any previous county government experience, which was one of the criteria.

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$1 million slashed from 2014 budget

Last week the Macclenny City Commission reviewed a proposed spending plan for the coming fiscal year that’s about a million dollars smaller than the current budget and holds the millage rate unchanged at 3.6 mills.

At that rate, a property with a taxable value of $100,000 would pay $360 in city taxes, in addition to county, schools, hospital authority and water management district levies.

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Premium, co-pay hike in new health plan for county

County employees soon will begin paying more for health insurance, including higher premiums and co-pays, but they will continue to be eligible for reimbursement of expenses from catastrophic illnesses under a new insurance plan approved by county officials last week.

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