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Had pot, sale-related items

A Macclenny man stopped by a county deputy the morning of July 17 because he was a known traffic offender ended up in jail charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of drug sale paraphernalia.

Deputy Koty Crews said he stopped an eastbound vehicle on Woodlawn Rd. about 10:30 and was aware that Thomas Akridge Jr., 24, had a revoked license as an habitual offender.

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Myra Fraser, 70, funeral held Sunday

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Fraser

Myra Janice Taylor Fraser, 70, of Macclenny died on July 18, 2013 at St. Vincent’s Riverside Center for Caring with family by her side. She was born in Jacksonville on September 2, 1942 to the late Earl Taylor and Vallie Rhoden Taylor and was a lifelong resident of Baker County. She was a beautician for 40 years, and the owner of Myra’s Styles and Cuts for Guys and Gals and of Southern States Nurseries.

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Billy Childs, 83, retired RR switchman

Childs

Childs

Billy Langston Childs, 83, of Macclenny died on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Mr. Childs was a switchman for CSX Transportation for 35 years and also owned a well drilling company. He was a member of Riverview Masonic Lodge #306 in Jacksonville, and enjoyed shrimping in his free time and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

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Summer grilling safety tips

Now that summer is upon us in Baker County the familiar smells of grilling are permeating the air in the evenings and on weekends. However, cooking outdoors and serving food at a family picnic require that you take an extra measure of care to prevent foodborne illness and to have the best tasting grilled food for your table. By following these simple guidelines, you can make sure that your cookouts are both safe and fun for the whole family.

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