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Chronic offender is sent back to prison

Circuit-court-harvey-mugA Sanderson man with a lengthy criminal record was sent back to prison on September 2 for violating probation by being arrested again for burglary.
Mikelle Harvey, 38, was on a two-year probation after release from prison when charged in December of last year with a burglary in Duval County. The original sentence stemmed from a burglary off Odis Yarborough Rd. in Baker County in November, 2010.
Circuit Judge Mark Moseley gave Mr. Harvey credit for 643 days in jail or prison off the 30-month sentence and revoked the current probation. The defendant’s criminal record includes battery, felony fleeing, leaving the scene of an accident, growing marijuana and other offenses. Read More »

Progress sluggish in non-instructional talks

DSC_0039Contract talks between the school district’s non-instructional employee union and the administration dragged on until nearly 11 pm  September 8 with still no resolution on a core of issues, most prominent among them greater inclusion of its ranks on the communication chain on student discipline matters. DSC_0045The parties will re-convene on September 18 for another go at it, and discussions on other matters like the procedure for lining up bus drivers for field trips, higher seniority steps for veteran employees, and equaling bonus pay to that of teachers who have already settled their contract. In photo above, the delegations at the bargaining table in the school board meeting room. At right, non-instructional union president Stephanie Wingard and Tracy Butler, the negotiator assigned by the regional office of the Florida Education Association based in Orange Park. The session later this month will be the fourth.

Pact lowers inmate cost

Prior to the budget hearing in September, the Baker County Commission in regular session adopted a new contract with the Baker Correctional Development Corporation, or BCDC, for the housing and care of local inmates at the county jail, which officials said would result in substantial savings to the county.
The contract reduces the daily rate the county pays for local prisoners from $84.72 to $80.40 for up to 125 inmates, which would cost taxpayers $3,671,900. The rate drops to $76.25 for each inmate in excess of 125. Read More »

Democrats summoned

The Baker County Democratic Committee will meet Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m. for coffee and donuts at 6852 Cattle Gap Lane in Glen St. Mary.
It’s located off CR 125 South between U.S. 90 and the interstate.
All Democrats interested in the support of our Democrat candidates and organizations in Baker County are urged to attend.
For more information, please call 259-6667 or 655-0439.

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