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2012 drug, alcohol deaths reach 17, two drugs most prevalent

Two prescription drugs — alprazolam and oxycodone — were linked to most of the drug and alcohol-related deaths in Baker County during 2012, the latest year for which figures are available, and many of the deaths were from accidental overdoses, figures from the District 8 Medical Examiner’s Office in Gainesville indicate.

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District rushes out apology for ‘pow-wow’ video

Native Americans outraged by The Press’ video of a pre-Thanksgiving “pow-wow” program put on for preschoolers by the high school’s history club  succeeded last week in getting the school district to issue an apology for the program.

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4-H helps fund Avon Teddy Bear bags for children

Baker County’s 4-H and livestock clubs closed the year with a community service project that supplied Avon bags with Teddy Bears and other items for first responders to have on hand for children they encounter in crisis, explained 4-H agent Shaina Bennett (above). Read More »

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