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18-foot cuddy cabin raffled off to aide veterans council causes

Members of the Baker County Veterans Council posed for a photo with an 18-foot Four Winns cuddy cabin raffled off Saturday to John Higgs. Pictured above from left are Mr. O’Neill, John Joseph, Jim Palleschi (holding the winning ticket), Larry Porterfield and Dan Masterson.

“He was pretty surprised because he never wins anything,” said Milt O’Neil, the council’s commanding officer and a retired Navy veteran.

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Rose of Sharon scholars are named

These three recent high school graduates and academic standouts recently were awarded the Rose of Sharon scholarships worth $500 each at the Emmanuel Church of God in Christ in Macclenny.

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Local jobless rate climbs again, housing sales are oscillating

2013 Baker County unemployment rates.

After dipping in the spring, the local unemployment rate rose slightly in June to 6.9 percent, its highest level since December, 2012.

Experts like University of North Florida economist Paul Mason say that’s partly due to students looking for work during the summer but few of them finding it, according to a recent report from The Florida Times-Union.

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