Features

County fair all but canceled

The threat of the coronavirus has wreaked havoc on events all over the world and county fairs are no exception. The Baker County Ag Fair, that was originally Aug. 11-19, then moved to Aug. 18-26, has now been canceled with the exception of two events. The Fair Queen Pageant and the Market Animals show will go on.

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Looking back: August 2005 highlights

Here’s a look at some of the stories that appeared in The Press during the month of August, 2005 — 15 years ago. — A page one article asked the question: Will the soon-to-be-vacated original Walmart store on South 6th St. become one of what’s known as “dark stores” created when a new version of the rail giant opens?

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Baker Y advisory group tours Johnson Y teen center

Members of the Baker County YMCA advisory board along with branch coordinator Anna Lewis toured a teen program center at the Johnson YMCA on Cleveland Road in northwest Jacksonville last Friday, August 14. The board was interested to learn how the center got started, what kinds of programs are offered there and how the facility is managed, as they one …

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Looking Back: August 2010 highlights

Here’s a glance back at some of the top stories appearing in The Press in August, 2010 — a decade ago. — Baker County roads turned deadly the final week of July with two persons killed in back-to-back accidents that police say involved alcohol. It’s believed to be the first time that twin two-vehicle accidents occurred within 48 hours of …

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