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Plan afoot tying new fields to Oldcastle approval? 

When County Commissioner Adam Giddens made reference in an open meeting recently to a plan in the works to solve the county’s shortage of ball field space, he was referring to early-stage discussions that hinge on DuPont selling land off SR 228 to Oldcastle for controversial sand mining, then Dupont donating formerly-mined 100-120 acres in another tract to the county. Read More »

Eschews etiquette when it applies to remote

As promised, here is part two of my everyday etiquette column. Last week my son Dylan pointed out how there needs to be a new kind of etiquette for everyday items, because people have become rude, and I agree. So here are some more observations of ordinary things that should have their own unwritten rules of conduct. Or written – since that’s what I seem to be doing.

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Extension centennial

Dear Editor:

This year, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act that established the Cooperative Extension Service. In Florida, extension allows us all to benefit from the research and education of our land-grant universities, the University of Florida and Florida A&M University.

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Softball field built without Little League funds

Dear Editor:

Twenty-plus years ago I was head of the Baker County girls’ softball league with 16-plus teams. The problem we had then was the girls had only one field to play on and we shared it with the church groups and the men’s softball. That gave us only Saturdays to play. Read More »

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