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Pool gala to cap ‘3 BCHS graduations’

The three Class of 2020 graduation ceremonies later this week under a new format will be followed on July 11 by a “Project Graduation” event sponsored by the Baker Prevention Coalition and the YMCA for graduating seniors and those leaving eighth grade for the high school next fall.

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The Way It Was: Raiford and the prison

Where the Johnstown Road crossed the New River - Palestine Road in old New River County, a loose but sizable community grew up (census records show several families near there from 1850 through 1880). From Georgia came the Sapps. From Baker County’s north end came Conners and Taylors. From old Saint Augustine came the Alvarez family. And, among the many …

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Looking back: 20 years this month

Here’ some of the top stories appearing on the pages of The Press in June, 2000 — 20 years ago: • The $4.3 million addition and renovation of the county courthouse was proceeding along at a pace anticipating completion the following spring. The project included updates to the existing first and second floors of the 44-year-old building and adding a …

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Roadside veteran tributes multiply quickly to 459

This year’s Memorial Day tribute to Baker County veterans — those living, dead, active or retired — by the Baker Women’s Political Network amassed 459 crosses along U.S. 90 stretching from Lowder Street to just east of CR 125.

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