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Teachers raises aplenty in new union contract

Baker County teachers are starting the 2013-14 school year off this week with a new crop of students to educate in the classroom and more money to spend in their pockets.

Pay raises and bonuses for all teachers and longevity pay for dozens of senior instructors were included in a $790,311 salary and benefits package in a new contract for teachers approved by the school board during a meeting on the evening of August 19.

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BCMS football coach caught up in GA cockfight raid

The football coach at Baker County Middle School was among 53 persons arrested or issued citations when a cockfighting operation was raided the afternoon of August 3 in Coffee County, GA.

William (Rock) Rhoden, 40, of Macclenny was cited for cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor, but a spokesman for the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office indicated he may also be charged with a felony for gambling.

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