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BCHS summer basketball kicks-off this week v. Forest

Baker County High School varsity boys basketball coach Charles Ruise Sr. is expecting big things from the team when the season tips off later this year, and the foundation for that is being laid this summer.

The Wildcats begin summer games July 9 against Forrest, and will play nine more games over the course of the next month. Winning isn’t as important in these games, as they will primarily be used to get players some additional time on the court.

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Fireworks punctuate soggy July 4th festival

Craig Pendleton with daughter Paige Pendleton.

Craig Pendleton with daughter Paige Pendleton.

Revelers at the third annual Independence Day Celebration at Memorial Park in Macclenny occasionally ducked for cover when the rains came the evening of July 4, but the festivities proceeded just the same.

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Fireman arrested for theft

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A member of the Baker County Volunteer Fire Department was arrested recently for stealing over $1000 worth of property from Station 10 on SR 121 South.

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Two more die at US 90/I-10; Lake City couple’s vehicle slams into tree at perilous exit

Edward Taylor (center) removed the 3-year-old from the wrecked car shortly after the accident.

Edward Taylor (center) removed the 3-year-old from the wrecked car shortly after the accident.

Two Lake City motorists were killed last week and their 3-year-old grandson injured in a two-vehicle collision at the I-10 interchange with U.S. 90, a location known for serious wrecks.

A bystander who saw the accident, Edward Taylor, also of Lake City, said he removed the boy from the 2002 Ford Taurus involved in the crash.

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