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County attorney Terry Brown resigns

The county’s long-time attorney from Starke Terry Brown resigned today in writing, County Manager C.J. Thompson said.

The resignation is effective immediately.

Mr. Thompson said the letter cited medical reasons for the move.

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Commission okays ‘zip line’ park bid

Mr. Broughton atop a scaled down version of his proposed zip line park located at his home off Mud Lake Road.

Mr. Broughton atop a scaled down version of his proposed zip line park located at his home off Mud Lake Road.

The quiet sounds of birds chirping and squirrels skittering across tree limbs in the woods off SR 121 a mile or so south of Interstate 10 could be joined in a few months by man-made chatter.

“Aah-eeh-ah-eeh-aaaaaah-eeh-ah-eeh-aaaaah!” “Look out below!” “Here I come!”

If not those exact words, some kind of sound created by the excitement and adrenalin rush that comes from swooshing through tall pine trees attached to a cable strung from the top of a tower to the ground far below.

After a public hearing on the evening of July 16, which drew both positive and negative comments, the county commission approved Mark Broughton’s plans to develop a zip line park on a 108-acre parcel across from Northeast Florida State Hospital.

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