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Kimberly Carter, 59, of Sanderson

Kimberly Sue Carter, 59, of Sanderson died on June 10, 2013. She was born in Long Beach, CA on February 7, 1954 to Robert E. Hunt and Marjorie Lou Desselberger and was a resident in Baker County since 2000 when she moved from Jacksonville. She had a passion for the outdoors,  including four wheeling in the woods, hunting and fishing. She loved horses, even just watching them run. Kimberly was an avid cleaner, enjoyed cooking and taking cruises. She had such a competitive spirit with such a big heart and enjoyed her family and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Roberta Hunt. Read More »

William Bailey of Hilliard dies

William M. Bailey, 61, of Hilliard died peacefully on June 1, 2013 at Community Hospice in Jacksonville. He was born September 20, 1951 and was preceded in death by his daughter Betty Michele Painter. He is survived by daughters April (Lee) Waddell of Glen Saint Mary and Amy Garcia of Batesburg, SC; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; sister Janet (Andy) Milonas; brothers Jan, Jerry and Frank Bailey and numerous nieces and nephews. Read More »

Oldcastle sand mine project coming back before LPA, county

Last summer two mining companies applied for special exceptions to allow development of separate mines in southeastern and northeastern Baker County. After much discussion, changes to its proposal and a few false starts in the local planning process, one of the companies, Oldcastle Southern Group of Tampa, is ready to move forward.

The company recently received its final environmental permit from the state and this week sealed a deal with the City of Macclenny to accept its treated wastewater stream and avoid pumping water from the aquifer, which concerned local residents who mounted a campaign to oppose the projects last year. Read More »

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