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Arrests in check, ATM fraud

Two brothers were arrested earlier this month and a third alleged accomplice now in jail in Jacksonville will be charged in a check writing scam in late July that resulted in at least $800 in fraudulent withdrawals from an ATM on a Vystar debit card. Aaron Taylor, 22, of Glen St. Mary is charged with defrauding a financial institution and …

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Mining companies withdraw zoning applications

Two separate sand mining proposals totaling nearly 500 acres in Baker County were put on hold by the Baker County Commission on the evening of August 20 after the applicants withdrew their petitions to allow more time for reviews of the plans by regulatory agencies and a consultant for the county. The decision to postpone the matter was not received …

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City commissioners reverse course on ‘live signs’ ban

A month after Macclenny city commissioners unanimously approved a proposed ban on the use of people carrying advertising signs, they reversed themselves this week and said such advertising should be permitted. The reversal came during a city commission meeting the evening of August 14 when  about a dozen people attended the meeting presumably to object to the proposed ban. They …

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Sand mining reviews far from finished

With a week to go before the Baker County Commission considers approval of two sand mining proposals, ongoing reviews of the mining plans by regulators and a consultant commissioned by the county and paid for by the mining companies both appear far from finished. The commission delayed voting on the mining projects last June and some board members have said …

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