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Used car lot, pawn shop okayed

The Macclenny Zoning Adjustment Board cleared the way last week for two new businesses to open in the city’s central downtown district: a used car lot on East Macclenny Avenue (US 90) and a pawn shop on South Lowder Street. Although both properties are zoned for commercial use, each proposal required approval of a special exception to the zoning code …

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County COVID rate rises as state’s drops off

Early this week the daily count of new COVID-19 cases statewide began falling but not here in Baker County. The Florida Department of Health’s update on Tuesday for COVID-19 related testing results and case counts from Monday showed a surge in new confirmed cases since early last week.

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Glen St. Mary to see steep drop in water impact fees

Last week the Glen St. Mary Town Council finalized dramatic reductions in water impact fees for developers of a new RV park south of town limits, effective immediately, but also future town residents connecting to the public water system, effective in 90 days.

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Second arrest for tampering

A Sanderson man being held in county jail for nearly a year charged with having sex with a child is facing a new round of felony charges for allegedly attempting to get relatives to influence the teenager to say the offenses never occurred.

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