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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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Local jobless rate climbs again, housing sales are oscillating

2013 Baker County unemployment rates.

After dipping in the spring, the local unemployment rate rose slightly in June to 6.9 percent, its highest level since December, 2012.

Experts like University of North Florida economist Paul Mason say that’s partly due to students looking for work during the summer but few of them finding it, according to a recent report from The Florida Times-Union.

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Violent suspect is subdued

A Macclenny man had to be subdued with pepper spray and leg restraints after he was arrested the afternoon of July 18 at his Blair St. residence on a drunk driving warrant from Duval County.

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