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Teen zombies takeover historic jail

History Club students prepare for opening night of the Haunted Jail October 26.Zombies and inmates infected by the flesh-eating monsters took over the historic jail on McIver Street in Macclenny for three nights recently, capping the run on Halloween.

The annual Haunted Jail fund raiser benefits the Baker County Historical Society and the Baker High History Club. Club sponsor Mark Hartley said the goal was to raise $3000 during the event, half for the society and half for the club.

This year’s Haunted Jail featured both floors at the old jail — upstairs are the zombies and downstairs their maligned offspring, the inmates — for the first time.

Mr. Hartley said attendance on the first two nights were about average, but he expected many more for Halloween.

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Lee scores 5 TDs in win over Forrest

Rashodd Hadley with the tackle.The BCHS Wildcat varsity football team will be returning to the post season playoffs for the first time in Coach Ryan Sulkowski’s tenure at the helm after their 48-28 win over Forrest on October 25. The Cats rode a touchdown-filled performance from running back Falon Lee, who amassed 142 yards rushing and five touchdowns that night to tie the school record.

Whether the Cats will enter the playoffs as district champions or runners-up will be determined on Friday when they travel to Jacksonville to meet last year’s district champion Bishop Kenny. The Crusaders trounced Terry Parker 41-0 behind four Ahmad Fullwood touchdowns.

There was a lot on the line for the coach and the team as the Cats got off the bus at Forrest High on Thursday. BCHS and its fans relished a trip to the state playoffs, but to do it they would have to defeat a resurgent Forrest Rebel squad that was also looking at securing a playoff slot.

As the game opened it appeared the Rebels left their intensity in the locker room. For the first ten minutes it looked as if the game was going to be a run away for Baker County as the Cats score three times in quick succession.

Lee showed his intent to have a big game early on, running for a 30-yard touchdown in the game’s opening series to put BCHS up 6-0 when the point-after failed.

The second score came quickly as quarterback Corey Lawler marched the team down the field in the second possession and hit Drew Rogers for a 14-yard scoring pass. Lawler ran in the conversion attempt and just like that BCHS held a 14-0 lead.

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‘Nanny’ Barber funeral July 24th

Rhoda Mizell (Nanny) Barber, 92, originally of Waycross, GA, died surrounded by her loved ones the night of Thursday, July 19, 2012 at her son’s home in Sanderson after a lengthy illness. She was born in Hopkins, GA in Ware County and raised in the Okefeenokee Swamp by her parents, the late Maggie Hendrix Mizell and the late Hamp Mizell, co-author of “The History of the Okefeenokee.”

She lived her life in Manor and Waycross, married to the late Robert Leo Barber. Mrs. Barber was a graduate of Manor High School and Ware County Vocational School. She was a licensed practical nurse and touched many lives at both Homerville Hospital as well as Ware Manor Nursing Home until her retirement.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Barber was preceded in death by her daughters Sylvia Barber Howell Caswell and Barbara Ann Barber Ferrante.

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Lucille Conner, 82, of Taylor dies

Lucille Dinkins Conner, 82, of Sanderson died Thursday, July 26, 2012 at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital in Macclenny after a sudden illness. She was born in the Taylor community and lived there her entire life. She was the daughter of the late Leon and Marvin Taylor Dinkins, and a homemaker who enjoyed her children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Conner is survived by husband Virgil Conner of Sanderson; her children Betty Fay (Thomas) Dyal and Janet (Charlie) Easterday of Sanderson, Essie Mae (Jimmy) Thrift of Macclenny, Lawton (Charlene) Conner, Susie (George) Franks, Christean (Tom) Raley, Raymond (Tammy) Conner and Angie (Eddie) Williams, all of Glen St. Mary; sister Blanche Long of Providence, FL; 21 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

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