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Evelyn Mann, 84, dies on August 9th

Evelyn Couey Mann, 84, of Glen St. Mary died Thursday, August 9, 2012 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville after an extended illness. She was born in Dublin, GA to the late Leroy Bryant Couey and Molly Lee Etheridge Couey and lived the last 40 years in Glen. Mrs. Mann was a Baptist and for years was a hotel clerk.

She was predeceased by children Mancy Mann, Judy Mason, Lawrence Stains and Sherman Mason. Mrs. Mann is survived by daughters Gloria Faye (Johnny) Williams and Rose Mary Roland, both of Jacksonville; sons Wade (Sylvia) Mason Sr. of Maxville, Clifford Mason Jr. and Shelton (Debbie) Mason, both of Jacksonville; son-in-law John Mann; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

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Mildred Mikell funeral on Friday

Mildred I. Mikell, 89, formerly of Sanderson, died Sunday, August 12, 2012. She was a veteran of the Women’s Army Corps during WWII and a retired nursing assistant. A member of the Christian Fellowship Temple, Ms. Mikell enjoyed being part of the visitation ministry for the sick and shut-ins and participating with the prayer chain ministry. She also loved music, reading and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by sons David (Kathleen) Miller and Wayne (Martha Kay) Norris, both of Lake City; daughter Donna (Jer­ry) Hewett of Crawfordville, FL; ten grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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Rema Parker, 88, of Glen St. Mary

Rema Parker, 88, of Glen St. Mary died Tuesday, August 7, 2012. Born in Perry, FL to the late William and Victoria Padgett Parker, he has been a Baker County resident since 1968. A World War II Navy veteran, Mr. Parker was aboard the fifth ship into Tokyo when Japan surrendered. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, building things, and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by sons Douglas Parker of Glen St. Mary, Steve (Wanda) Parker and Barry (Alice) Parker, both of Jacksonville, and Wayne (Wanda) Parker of Macclenny; daughters Maria Parker of Jacksonville and Evelyn Parker of Sanderson; sister Ruth Cribbs of Live Oak; eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren; his loyal sidekick “Pistol.”

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Old Castle mining mounts PR push

Dennis McClelland, manager of Old Castle Southern Grouops aggregates division.Sand mining company Old Castle Southern Group has been on the offensive in recent weeks meeting with government officials, business owners and others in preparation for the upcoming hearing before the Baker County Commission.

The county has moved the August 20 hearing on the Tampa-based company’s proposal to the courthouse in anticipation of a large crowd attending the 6 pm meeting.

Last June commissioners delayed consideration of zoning exceptions to accommodate Old Castle’s mining plans and those of another firm, E.R. Jahna, Inc. of Lake Wales, for two months.

That’s when a group of concerned residents launched a campaign to spur opposition to the plans and pressure commissioners, three of whom are up for re-election this year, to vote against the exception applications.

Old Castle and Jahna hope to mine hundreds of acres at two sites southeast and northeast of Macclenny, respectively, during the next several decades. They must obtain the exceptions because mining is not generally permitted in the agricultural zoning districts where the tracts are located.

Both properties have historically been used for timber production.

In the meantime, Old Castle hired Elizabeth Revell, a public relations consultant from Fernandina Beach with experience helping companies combat the often negative perception of the mining industry.

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