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County attorney likely will step down

Terry Brown’s days as chief counsel to the Baker County Commission may be numbered, depending on the outcome of additional medical testing over the coming weeks.

Mr. Brown, longtime county attorney who also maintains a private practice in Starke, recently experienced what was described as another minor stroke and is in the process of selling the practice to former law partner Ron Sholes, who has offices in Starke, Jacksonville and Orange Park.

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Praise-A-Thon nets $5000

MtZionPraisathonKidsThis group of youths from Mt. Zion Church in Macclenny raised $5000 on May 3 for Heather Nipper, a Baker County girl scheduled for stem cell treatment in Thailand for a sight disorder that blinded her since birth.

The group was locked up for 12 hours from 8 pm and spent the night with hourly prayer devotion and games, raising the money via pledges.

Pictured are (front, l-r) Barbralyn Mulligan, Brynn Canaday, Trace Canaday, Alana Castleberry, (second row) Emily Blanton, Ms. Nipper, Hunter Nipper, Hunter Mulligan, (third row) Sarah Crews, Brittany Wilson, Larry Mulligan, Ashlyn Gunter, Joe Bureau, (back) Tyler Brown, Blayton Bureau, Heather Sullivan and Dustin Wilson. Not pictured: Jared Crews.

Photo courtesy of Wanda Davis

Two implicated in attack with brick in city early June 28

Police arrested a Sanderson man and a criminal complaint was filed against his alleged accomplice for aggravated battery on a

Macclenny man who sustained serious facial injuries when he was struck with a brick during an early morning fight on June 28.

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CSX crews here for track, crossing repairs

DSC_0058This parade of track maintenance vehicles halted at the Taber Boulevard crossing in Glen St. Mary one recent afternoon during the CSX Transportation roadbed, track repair and signal grade replacement project that worked its way through Baker County the past three weeks.

The project resulted grade crossing closings and detours in Glen, Sanderson and Macclenny areas until last weekend.

Several other crossings are due for rehab before the project moves out of the county.

CSX is expected to replace some 24,000 railroad ties over the course of the project.

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