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On solving rather than screeching

Might I suggest that dear readers use last week’s “dust-up” over an innocuous and innocent Thanksgiving program at the PreK-K Center in Macclenny as a textbook lesson in how differently people of adult age handle a situation.

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Letter: ‘Secret ballot’ vote reflects on manager

Dear Editor:

You do not have to be in Washington to see “shady politics” in action. You only have to go as far as Macclenny City Hall to see “good ole boy” back room deals being made and the Florida Sunshine Law being violated.

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2012 drug, alcohol deaths reach 17, two drugs most prevalent

Two prescription drugs — alprazolam and oxycodone — were linked to most of the drug and alcohol-related deaths in Baker County during 2012, the latest year for which figures are available, and many of the deaths were from accidental overdoses, figures from the District 8 Medical Examiner’s Office in Gainesville indicate.

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District rushes out apology for ‘pow-wow’ video

Native Americans outraged by The Press’ video of a pre-Thanksgiving “pow-wow” program put on for preschoolers by the high school’s history club  succeeded last week in getting the school district to issue an apology for the program.

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