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Tracey adult rehab bid rejected

Mike Anderson
Press Staff

Camp Tracey, a former church-run home and counseling center for troubled adolescents pastor-mccormick_commissionin the Cuyler area north of Glen St. Mary, will not be allowed to reopen as a residential treatment facility to help adult men kick their alcohol, drug and other addictions.
County commissioners unanimously killed the proposal after listening to more than a dozen people speak for and against it during a crowded public hearing that lasted more than 90 minutes the evening of April 15 at the county administration building in Macclenny.
“This is in my district and I consider this spot zoning in a largely residential area,” said Commissioner Adam Giddens. “It’s not compatible with the (county’s) comprehensive plan.” Read More »

Merging football and ‘corn hole’ at One Spark

Joel Addington
Managing Editor
reporter@bakercountypress.com
What do you get if you combine American football with another beloved southern past time, corn hole?
Gridiron Toss, that’s what.
It’s a new game invented by Baker County native Stacy Simmons with help from his father Johnny Simmons of Glen St. Mary, and his two brothers Matthew and Jeremy, of Glen and Sanderson, respectively.
The family debuted Gridiron Toss at last week’s One Spark festival, billed as the world’s largest crowd-funding festival and held in downtown Jacksonville for the second year in a row.
The four-day festival drew some 250,000 spectators.
While the Simmons family didn’t garner any of the cash prizes awarded at the event, they garnered something just as valuable – exposure.

Click here for a video of Gridiron Toss at One Spark. Read More »

Conference title for Bobcats!

Jon Shumake | Sports Editor | jonshu@live.com
Baker County Middle School is quickly becoming the School of Champions.
The Bobcat baseball team became the school’s third sports team to hoist a conference championship trophy this school year when they defeated the visiting Madison County 2-1 on April 10.
“I’m super proud of my boys,” head coach Matt Turner said. “To be a second-year program and win a district championship like that shows that Baker County baseball is serious business.” Read More »

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