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Keller slips to ‘D’; BCMS to a ‘B’

DSC_0134The transition to more rigorous testing standards this year has hit schools across the state pretty hard.

The number of F-rated schools in Florida more than doubled this year while the number of A-rated schools fell by 39 percent, according to preliminary school grades released last week by the state.

Baker County schools didn’t fare any better with the tougher standards, which were rolled out to better prepare students for the move to national ”Common Core” standards in 2014-15.

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Pot farm uprooted in north Macclenny

Sheriff’s drug investigators uncovered a marijuana growing operation about midday on July 23 at a residence on Blair St. in north Macclenny.

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Goal at UNC: 40 receptions



Former Wildcat football star Kendrick Singleton could be poised to make a major impact at the collegiate level this year for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels.

He is entering training camp as the starting slot receiver for the team after playing primarily on special teams as a true freshman last year. He recorded 12 tackles last season, but his first year was more of a learning experience, both on and off the field.

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Meth lab busted at motel, one arrested

Cops-meth StarlingSheriff’s investigators and deputies acted on a tip and arrested a Glen St. Mary  man for operating a meth lab in a rented room at the Travelodge on South 6th St. in Macclenny the afternoon of July 26.

Gerald Starling, 36, was booked at county jail Read More »

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