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Jason Bassile, 28, an accident victim

Jason David Bassile, 28, of Macclenny died on Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

He was a lifelong resident of Baker County. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and was an auto mechanic who loved his work. He is survived by his mother Jenise James of Macclenny; sons Jeremiah and Tyler Bassile of Lake Butler and Trenton Bassile of Macclenny; sister Nicole (Michael) McFarlin of Macclenny; numerous other family and friends.

Mr. Bassile was preceded in death by his father David J. Bassile. The funeral service was held at noon on July 14 at First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary with Pastor Randy Williams officiating. Interment followed at Manntown Cemetery in Glen. Arrangements by Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny.

Waive off enviro-risk prospects

The medical waste incinerator looks to be, well, cooked.

Last week the Pennsylvania company proposing to place what it says would be a $27 million operation east of Macclenny called for a breather before proceeding with its request for both Baker County and the city’s approval.

A delay, in this case, is tantamount to throwing a bucket of ice water on a burning book of matches.

Two county commissioners declared this week they, like dozens and probably hundreds of constituents, don’t want to have anything to do with the burning of medical waste in or near Baker County. Assuming they don’t change their mind, that means only a single vote separates the plan and its demise.

The others, we can assume, are sniffing the air (excuse the pun) and appeared noncommittal for now. Maybe they want to give (or appear so) Integrated Waste Management Systems more time to gel up its effort to quell fears that the incinerator will be an environmental freak show.

The company insists that, with approval from the multi-layered environmental regulation agencies, what it will send into the air is harmless.

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By Ed Hall

Bobcats win conference championship with shutout

Coach Jon Mobley with players during the conference championship in Madison.When it counted, the Baker County Middle School Bobcats came through last week to clinch both division and conference crowns.

It was crunch time for the Lady Bobcat softball team that had to win a playoff in Live Oak on April 10 to make it to the Star Conference Championship on Thursday, April 12 in Madison.

Coach Jon Mobley’s Cats had an edge in the three-team playoff. They had a first round bye and so would only have to play the winner of the Lake City/Live Oak game.

Mobley and his girls watched as those two rival teams went back in forth, battling in a tight contest. Suwannee defeated Lake City 8-7 and the home team had a lot of momentum going into their match with BCMS.

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