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Bullets top Williams, Johnson YMCAs

The Baker Bullets swim team got a big win on Saturday, July 7, defeating the Williams and Johnson YMCAs in Jacksonville. The Bullets had some strong individual performances and good times in the relays.

“Our coaches are very happy about the progress of the swimmers so far this year,” said coach Bullets Andy Johnston. “They have overcome many obstacles, especially the weather, to swim strong going into the last two weeks of the season.”

We are looking forward to the meet this weekend to see the competition for championships next Sunday

Jonathan Mobley got things going for the Bullets with a win in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:26.62. Kelsea Crain and Logan Todd were first and second in the girls 13-14 year old 100 individual medley with Crain winning in 1:39.75.

The Bullets swept the 11-12 medley with Kyrie Holman, Karlee Nelson, Loriann Bliss and Alaina Crawford taking the top four places. Holman finished in 1:37.88 for the win.

The Bullets also swept in the boys 11-12 year old medley with Ethan Knight winning in a quick time of 1:18.31. Dylan Ray, Matt Voyko, Dalton Ray and Josh Ossmann finished the sweep.

Alexandria Hill took second in the girls 9-10 year old medley. Braedon Knight took first and Landon Prevatt third in the boys 9-10 medley with Knight touching at 1:17.03.

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Oliver Crews, 82, livestock farmer

Oliver Donald Crews, 82, of Moniac, GA died on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born and lived his entire life in Moniac, and was the son of the late Robert and Millie Crews.

Mr. Crews owned and operated a large livestock farm on Hwy. 185 across the Florida-Georgia line for years. He was a member of the Moniac Baptist Church, the Georgia Farm Bureau and the bureau board for 20 years, 13 years as president. He was recently recognized by the Georgia Farm Bureau for 42 years of service as a charter member.

Mr. Crews was drafted into the Navy during the Korean War and served honorably for two years, and he also served on the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Gold Kist Egg Board for many years.

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Bud Daniels, 56, of Bryceville dies

Carl A. (Bud) Daniels Jr., 56, of Bryceville died on July 6, 2012 in Baldwin following a lengthy illness. He was born on June 4, 1956 in Jacksonville, the son of the late Carl. A. Daniels Sr. and the former Sally Cobb.

Mr. Daniels is survived by his wife of 13 years Royalyne Daniels: his mother Sally Daniels; daughters Delicia (Riley) Strickland, Shelley (Rob) Parman and Wendy (Brenton) Barton; step-daughter Taylor Warren and step-son Jordan Warren; sister Tina Braddock; seven grandchildren.

The funeral service was held at 11 am on July 9 at Brandy Branch Baptist Church with Pastor Rusty Bryan officiating. Interment followed at Brandy Branch Cemetery in Bryceville.

Theresa Hardee, onetime resident

Theresa Barbara Crossley Hardee, 72, died on June 16, 2012. She was born on June 2, 1940 in Green Cove Springs and resided at one time in Baker County.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years Harold T. Hardee; daughter Debra K. Hardee-Harris (Micheal) of Huntsville, AL; son Harold T. “Hal” Hardee (Luanne) of Madison, AL; grandson Garrett Wade Hardee, also of Madison; brother Carl J. Crossley of Green Cove Springs.

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