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Billy Childs, 83, retired RR switchman

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Billy Langston Childs, 83, of Macclenny died on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Mr. Childs was a switchman for CSX Transportation for 35 years and also owned a well drilling company. He was a member of Riverview Masonic Lodge #306 in Jacksonville, and enjoyed shrimping in his free time and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

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Summer grilling safety tips

Now that summer is upon us in Baker County the familiar smells of grilling are permeating the air in the evenings and on weekends. However, cooking outdoors and serving food at a family picnic require that you take an extra measure of care to prevent foodborne illness and to have the best tasting grilled food for your table. By following these simple guidelines, you can make sure that your cookouts are both safe and fun for the whole family.

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18-foot cuddy cabin raffled off to aide veterans council causes

Members of the Baker County Veterans Council posed for a photo with an 18-foot Four Winns cuddy cabin raffled off Saturday to John Higgs. Pictured above from left are Mr. O’Neill, John Joseph, Jim Palleschi (holding the winning ticket), Larry Porterfield and Dan Masterson.

“He was pretty surprised because he never wins anything,” said Milt O’Neil, the council’s commanding officer and a retired Navy veteran.

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Rose of Sharon scholars are named

These three recent high school graduates and academic standouts recently were awarded the Rose of Sharon scholarships worth $500 each at the Emmanuel Church of God in Christ in Macclenny.

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