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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS
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GAINES'.,'ILLE FL 32611
1 Year, Vol. 8 Thursday June 8, 2006 Macclenny, Florida 504
Tile plant startup
First of three manufacturing lines at new Sanderson
facility starting up June 19 with initial 30 workers
Junior Crockett itih artist Sarah Barber and recently completed portrait of fie late
physician i ho practiced here in the 1920s aild 1930s. Pt...ir Koi.: L:.....
DR. EDWARD CROCKETI
'Couny doctor' will be
memorialized by painting
in his fonner building
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BY KELLEY LA-NNIGAN
Press Staff .
"He was good and he was gra-
cious, said E.W. "Junior" Crockett
recently of his physician father.
Dr. Edward Wra\ Crockett. Sr.
Junior Crockett spoke these
words at Sarah's Coffee House on
US 90 downtown recently during
a pre-unveiling of a portrait of the
well-known and loved Dr.
Crockett who lived and practiced
in Macclenny during the 1920s
The portrait is inspired by a
1931 black and white photo. The
canvas depicts the doctor, clad in
a three-piece suit, his ever-present
fedora hat perched purposefully
on his head, grasping the door
handle of his car as if impatient to
get on the road to see his next
Junior Crockett, who grew up
in Macclenny, but has resided for
decades in Valdosta, Ga., gazed
appreciatively at the portrait,
while Sarah Barber, the young
artist who painted it, stood nearby.
"You will never know what
this means to me," he told her.
Once the ongoing renoation
of the Crockett Building is com-
pleted, the portrait will hang in a
place of honor inside the corner
atrium. The building is owned by
Macclenny resident Ed Barber.
Sarah's Coffee, one of the cur-
rent tenants, is located where Dr.
Crockett operated his office and
The portrait of Dr. Crockett
was the idea of Mr. Barber, who
wanted to retain and call attention
to the building's historic signifi-
cance, particularlN for newi people
coming into fast-growing Baker
Barber approached his daugh-
ter, who has a bachelor of fine arts
degree from the Uni\ersit\ of
North Carolina with an emphasis
'in drawing and painting, with the
proposal of producing a portrait.
Ms. Barber had not worked
much in the area of portraiture but
she was willing to meet the chal-
"It was quite a challenge on
many levels," said Ms. Barber. "I
only had a small black and white
image that didn't show much
detail and was a little over-
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exposed and out of focus. I want-
ed to reproduce the image in
Before she began, Ms. Barber
consulted professionals in the
field of painting whose opinions
she respected. They' discouraged
her because of her lack of experi-
ence. Barber photographed Junior
Crockett to help her replicate the
doctor's skin tone and facial fea-
tures. The painting, rendered in
oil and acrylic in a palette of
muted blues, greens and grays.
progressed sloIly over about
Junior Crockett had loving
things to say about his father. .%ho
put himself through the Atlanta
School of Medicine, now Emory
University, and served as a mili-
tary physician examining recruits
during \n VI. L
He first set up practice in Glen
St. Mary and eventually operated
his office and drug store in down-
The doctor saw patients in an
examining room and also com-
pounded his own drugs in the
pharmacy portion of the drug
store. Son Junior %worked as a
soda jerk behind the store's foun-
He recalls his father's leg-
endary generous nature.
"Some folks w\ho came in often
were in the pharmacy. Dad made
up their medicine, then walked
them out of the store and saw,
them on their wa. .
"When he came back in, I
asked him %%h) he didn't, charge
them for it or even write what
they owed him in the store ledger.
He told me, 'Son, those poor peo-
ple don't have any money. They
can't pay me at all. Now, just for-
get about it,'" he recalls with a
"That's just the, way he was
with nearly everybody. He never
turned anybody away for lack of
money. People loved him for
Junior recalls a constant line of
people throughout the day visiting
his father. The doctor also went to
sick people when they couldn't
get into town to his office, often
traveling very long distances and
staying all night, knowing he
wouldn't receive payment.
"I never once heard him com-
plain about it, said Junior. "People
paid ,if they could. Sometimes it
took them a long time and often it
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BY JIM NMcGAULEY Deerfield Beach near Fort Lauderdale, and before that
Picss Publisher was in California.
The elements have been kind to Hanson Tile since NIost of the jobs are assembl\-line but the company\ .
earlTv 2006when it began transitioning a 15.4 acre alo is staffing mechanics and support %workers in
pine. v.oods trici at Enterprise \West near Sanderson maintenance and inventory departments.
into'buildings asphalt and machinery that ill turn The Baker County De\elopment Commission lured
out concrete roof tiles to a burgeoning and upscale Hanson to Enterprise West ia an Internet site. and
So uthea market. donated land
Hanson expects to fire up the first orth close to
lf three line- on June 19, about two T",.$80,00i as
months ahead of schedule, said gen- .enticeme nt.
eral manager Duane Holcmb this Hanson \ ill
week. He hopes to ha\e a second on get a 75
line in August and both, remaining i rebate on prop-
lines running at capacity by next erty taxes the
February f. first fi\e years;
The 1210.t00 0 square foot 501c .the next
Sanderson plant will join eight oth- five.
ers in the United States Operated by Construction
the London-based Hanson PLC. It in cost at Sander-
turn has operations in 17 counties. son is around
employing about 27,500 people. $24 million and
Hanson's worldwide sales stand',at the general con-
$10) bill ion. tractor is Elkins
Mr. Holcomb said initial hiringtrcto
has gone smoothlM through subcon- Jacksonville,
tractor ProLogistix via its h
Jacksonville office. By early 2"07, which has a sime
the company anticipates a workforce Wailar role instupe
of at least 50, and it could swell to -- ercenter under
i00. erc""... u... .
S b eScaffl'I.,dng climb lIh e I st I ,L l f11 ,""/ he maf/ a 1 zJi i ht 'eer
All but the general manager are -construction at -
expected to be hired from Baker and surrounding 10 and SR 228 in Macclenny.
counties. The average annual wage is $29,000, The three production lines include one for manu-
according to Tons Tadlock in the human resources facture of tiles, another for the coloring process and
department of Hanson's Charlotte, N.C. office. the third producing siding materials to give the roofs a
Mr. Holcomb transferred here from a plant at finished look.
Modest garbagefee hike fire pends
BY MICHAEL RINKER
The Baker County Commission
Monday night approved a 10 per-
cent increase in the solid waste
assessment for homeowners and
business owners, but tabled a simi-
lar increase for fire protection.
They asked the county attorney
to add a graduated scale of pay-
ments for business fire protection
based on the size of a building.
The solid waste assessment
already had graduated payments in
Under the approved increase,
homeowners will pay $55 a year,
up from $50.
The fire protection assessment,
if approved as is, would increase
from $25 to $27.50.
On the commercial side, the
solid waste assessment would start
at $55 for businesses housed in less
than 5000 square feet, then climb
to $1100 for those over 80,000
The increases are the first in
nearly 20 years and don't cover the
county's cost for providing the ser-
Commissioner Julie Combs sug-
gested the board add automatic in-
creases each year until the revenue
reaches the break-even point, but
no other board members spoke in
support of the idea.
Local businessman Jack Baker
suggested the county charge a. ser-
vice fee for each call the fire
County attorney Terry Brown
said the city of 'Starke just enacted
Mr. Baker, manager of Farm
Bureau Insurance, said homeown-
ers' policies have a provision
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BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Danny Lamb has a lot of ques-
tions for the Baker County School
His quest to find answers has
come up short and Mr. Lamb is per-
plexed at what he considers inten-
tional "stonewalling" by school
Superintendent Paula Barton.
Mr. Lamb's concerns stem from
the current traffic and parking
problems in and around his neigh-
borhood on South Boulevard when
school is in s.ssion.
According to Mr. Lamb, they are
the result of what he believes to be
extremely poor planning for the
location of the newly constructed
PreK-Kindergarten Center on South
Boulevard next to the school dis-
trict's main office.
Mr. Lamb lives on the corner of
First Street and South Boulevard,
across the street from the school
"The issue is horrendous traffic
conditions around South Boulevard
during the school year. which
Superintendent Barton claims do
not exist." he asserts.
Mr. Lamb, wsho represented 25
members of the neighborhood via
signed petition, addressed school
board members at the June 5 eve-
In addition to the petition, he
produced photos of problem traffic
and parking areas, along with a:
cop) of a signed letter addressed to
the board from local residents.
Sherman and Darlene Harris.
The letter describes continuous
blocking of their driveway for up to
two.hours prior to peak traffic
times by parents waiting in vehi-
cles to pick up their children in the
"The people of this neighbor-
hood, especially our older citizens,
have personally asked'me to be
their voice and represent them in
this matter," Mr. Lamb told the
board. "They are saying that this is
the worst thing that has happened
in their neighborhood in 45 years."
Mr. Lamb's property extends to
the edge of the paved road, and he
bought the easement from the city
several years ago.
He says his frustration with the
board's attitude toward the traffic
and parking began in late 2005
when he discovered a school board
employee had parked her vehicle
on top of the sprinkler heads on a
section of his lawn, breaking off
several of the devices.
According to Mr. Lamb, the
employee questioned him about his
ownership of the property.
"What I didn't understand is
why they were parking on the
shoulders in front of people's hous-
es when there were ample empty
spaces not far away a little further
west on the same street."
He says he began trying to con-
tact school board members to
address the parking problems. "It's
because of construction of the PreK
Center and there's nothing we can
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do about that." he said he was told.
Further inquiries uncovered
what he claims seem to be serious
oversight. perhaps even deliberate
on the part of the PreK center
In Mr. Lamb's opinion, it
appears the building was put up in
haste. only 19.8 feet from the
street v. hen the original city code
states no less than 50 feet (location
of the building was appro led by
the city existing buildings.were
closer then 50feet) and an original
plan to construct a: bus lane on
school property on ith: east side of
the school grounds was passed
Among the questions he put to
the school board, and Ms. Barton
in particular were:
Did you at anytime conduct a
traffic study to address potential
traffic problem, the location of the
PreK Center 'might cause in this
*Did you conduct a level of ser-
vice study reg.rdine the intersec-
Did you ask for input from the
neighborhood at all?
Who was involved on the
planning committee and could
neighborhood residents hi e been
S*W\ho is rceponlsiblc when fire
trucks can't get access to hydrants
that arc blocked by parked cars?
*Who is responsible when em-
ergency vehicles (ambulances,
police) can't respond because of
the same reason?
,* Why can't the answers bhe
given in an open forum?
Mr. Lamb was granted 12 min-
utes to .address the board. Twice
during his address, he was remind-
ed, by. board Chairman Dean
Griffis and board attorney John
Caven"that his comments should
only reflect concerns with traffic
and that the regular school board
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meeting was not the proper place
for conducting an interrogation.
Mr. Lamb bughtii as his coun-
sel.at.Nl Mond\ ', meeting attorn\ .
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'After the meetingrhe described
in detail the tire ruts damaging the
roadsides and the "thousands" of
cigarette butts ihro'', n onto private
property from occupants, .of vehi-
cles parked on the street.
Fencing of varying size and
material was put up by the school,
but ili, only c \.iccrblitcd tlie prob-
lems, according to Mr. Lamb.
"These streets were narrow to
begin %. iit Cars have a hard time
passing anyway. This creates a
dangerous 'funnel' with no real
escape options. ,
"For pedestrians, the fence acts
as a barrier between them and
oncoming traffic. If they need to
get out of the way quickly, they
can't. They're trapped. This,isn't
just one problem. It's problem on
top of problem."
Superintendent Barton stated in
1a phone interview Tuesday after-
noon that all of Mr. Lamb's con-
cerns will be addressed in a timely
manner. Workshops will be sched-
uled to deal with the traffic issues
and find ways to resolve them.'
"I'm always willing to meet and
talk and look for resolution to
problems or c.'nc rn'," said Ms.
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"No new facility is free from
problems. Tlho'e problems must be
dealt with and a solution sought.
The current problems with .traffic
will be resolved."
' Mr. Lamb stated "What's really
troubling to me is that :ill my qiies-,
tions have been met with the same
response: 'No comment on advice
of counsel.' That forced me to
seek legal counsel of my own to
get any answers. I find that very
troubling. What are they hiding?"
"I believe there is a proper time
to respond to issues brought before
the board and regularly Scheduled
meetings are not the proper time,"
said Ms. Barton. "Mr. Lamb's con-
cernp \% ill be jddreled in a timely
manner. As for his questioning my
personal integrity in these matters,
that is unfair and unfounded."
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Socialite, video star, television
personality and celebrity Paris
Hilton has added a new title to her
impressive resume of non-jobs.
That's right, Paris Hilton has.
recorded an album.
I don't know anyone who has
actually seen or bought this album,
I just know it exists. Of course,
Pve never seen anyone with bird
flu, either. I just know it exists. In
fact, I'm not sure that having bird
flu wouldn't be preferable to hay-
ing Paris Hilton's album. After all,
th'e symptoms are the same --
coughing, retching, and high fever..
I actually have found uses for
this album. The government could
force the suspected terrorists at the
prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
to listen to extended tracks of Paris
singing, and even show clips of
her acting in the horror flick
House of Wax.
I dor lknlow-if that would be a
violation ibfre GeDaztCun-
vention-- it may constitute torture.
One thing is for certain, and has
been for years. That girl needs a
job. She has way too much time
and money for her own good. If
she had a job driving a bus or
working in a Subway restaurant,
she wouldn't have time to make
bad movies and horrible television
Someone else who needs a real
job is former' Vice President Al
Gore. He has been flogging his
new movie that's right his
movie, An Inconvenient Truth, at
the Cannes Film Festival. Gore has
been a big hit with the Cannes
bunch (which by the way, includes
the aforementioned Paris Hilton),
and his movie about global warm-
ing has been, no pun intended,
S warmly received.
I don't know how his movie
will affect the global warming
debate. Judging by his perfor-
mance in the 2000 presidential
debate, Mr. Gore certainly could
have a positive affect on global
The former Veep, in an Armani
tuxedo, has been soaking up the
limelight and brushing shoulders
with celebrities. Some pundits
believe that this might just be the
spark that re-ignites his political,
career. I.don't know. I think he's
angling for that coveted center
square position on Hollywood
He's a natural. Is there anybody
squarer than Al Gore? Now, if
he'd only release a CD of protest
songs. Maybe he and Paris could
get together over espresso and talk
about doing a CD of duets.
Paris and Al together could be a
Weapon of Mass Boredom.
I've not seen An Inconvenient
Truth, but I can tell you it's an
inconvenient truth that Al Gore
needs a job. The one he wants is
currently held by a certain Texan.
One entertainment reporter
called the birth of Angelina Jolie
and Brad Pitt's baby, Shiloh, the
most anticipated birth since Jesus.
Right. Were the paparazzi
watching their flock at night and
the stars led them to the African
country of Namibia?
What in the world were
Angelina and Brad doing in
Namibia in the first place? I've
never been real clear about that. I
could care less, but how can a pair
of movie stars presumably take
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over a foreign country. The
Namibians even protected the pair
from gawking photographers by
issuing visas only to people that
Brad and Angelina approved.
That's pretty impressive. Two
Hollywood nut cases can essential-
ily control .who comes and goes in a
sovereign country. The'US Cus-
toms and Border Patrol can't even.
do that. Maybe we should let Brad
and Angelina handle the illegal
immigrant problem here in the
good old USA.
The Pakistanis recently banned
the showing of the movie The
DaVinci Code. It's about a secret
that could change the face of
Christianity and was deemed a
threat and will not be shown in
That's pretty impressive. While
they're at it, they should ban Paris'
Hilton's CD. I guess the Pakistanis
consider Tom Hanks and the Da-
Vinci Code a much bigger threat
than Osama, Al Qaeda, and the
Taliban, all of whom seem to be
flourishing in the country.
, You've got to get your priorities
There's a lot of discontent over
in Russia talk among a lot of
them about bringing back the
heady days of Communism. They
don't like the unemployment and
corruption rampant in the current
democracy of Vladimir Putin and
would like to return to bygone,
days of dictatorship.
You think I'm kidding? Nope.
Nothing like a good Cold War
to get the juices flowing and make
you forget that all you have for
dinner is cabbage soup and vodka.
Ah, the good old days of Gulags
and pogroms and mutually assured
destruction. Don't you just long for
a good Cuban Missile Crisis,
where the world could be destroy-
ed in the blink of an eye?
Those crazy Russians.
The crazy Canadians just arrest-
ed 17 men ,for suspected terrorist
activity. They were in Toronto and
information pointed to possible
attacks in Canada and the US.
They had obtained more fertilizer
than used in the attack on the FBI
building in Oklahoma City.
Canadian terrorists. I just don't
see it. What are they going to
attack that's going to hurt the US?
A warehouse selling low cost pre-
scription drugs to Americans? The
John Candy historic site?
'Code' only a story
'After reading the article on the front page last week about the novel The
DaVinci Code, I was so offended and appalled that I felt compelled to
write to you.
I would like to make several points, but before I do let me give you
some background on myself.
I am a native of New York but I grew up in Florida and have resided in
Macclennysince 1989. I was raised a Lutheran, and was baptized and
took catechism under that belief. My children and grandchildren have also
been baptized and raised in the Lutheran religion.
I read The DaVinci Code and found it to be an enjoyable story and
nothing more than a story. As a woman I can see why any man who reads
the book and does not consider women equals would have a problem with
Not only does the novel portray woman as equal to men, but it gives the
impression that women are the superior sex by virtue of being able to bear
Author Dan Brown admits there is no truth to the novel and even writes
a disclaimer to that effect. I can't help bit wonder why so many religious
leaders are making so much of nothing unless there is some truth to the
"If the shoe fits wear it if it doesn't kick it off!"
Lastly, I'd like to comment on the fact that the "Dear Reverend" insult-
ed and offended the general public and myself by stating that we don't
know the difference between fact and fiction.
Basically he called us stupid in a polite sort of way, but stupid nonethe-
less. He made a point of saying that a single novel is responsible for the
downfall of Christianity and he calls us stupid.
Does he really believe that we are so stupid that a single fictional novel
has the power to turn people against God, when the Devil himself has been
unable to do so for centuries?
That's as ludicrous as blaming satanism for rock-n-roll and incest for
SANDRA L. CAMPANA
(From page one)
allowing $500 toward fire service
The board approved ordinances
requiring assessments be mailed
with the yearly ad valorem tax
notice, which will save on postage
and decrease delinquencies.
In other matters, the board
learned that county office workers
endured a small, but expensive,.
crisis just before Memorial.Day...
weekend after a' "catalyst switch?"
crashed the computer network at
Information services director
Nick Frilling said it cost $30,000
to replace the switch, even with
the county's 32 percent discount
from Setel, which furnishes the
The money came from the
county's emergency fund.
"Nobody could communicate
between buildings... work wasn't
getting done," he told county com-
missioners, adding that some
employees lost two or three hours
worth of work.
Setel came up with loaner
equipment to tide the county over
until the new part arrived.
The network was back up by
Mr. Frilling said likely cause of
the switch dying was a transformer
that had blown a few days before.
The switch lasted five years..
He asked the commission to set
aside a contingency fund to handle
such matters in the future.
Also at Tuesday's meeting:
Acting county manager Ann
Yarborough told the board a Boy
Scout troop in Charlton County is
interested in buying county-owned
property on the Georgia side of the
St. Mary's River.
Commissioner Fred Raulerson,'
however, suggested' the area might
be used as a public access boat
Commissioner Mark Hartley
will float the idea with the com-
mittee overseeing the river.
Road superintendent Robert
Fletcher said the county netted
$56,000 in a recent auction of used
The board agreed to resched-
ule its first meeting in July
because it falls on the Fourth. The
meeting will be held on July 11.
In a workshop prior to the meet-
ing, the board discussed use and
abuse of the fairgrounds.
The commissioners agreed to
change the locks on the gates,
keep better track of who has keys
riding clubs and the 4-H use the
grounds, in addition to groups who
rent it for special events, such as
family reunions designate a sin-
gle contact person for handling
scheduling and come up with ways
to keep the grounds clean and dis-
Special ed student is
charged in 2 batteries
A 14-year-old special ed stu-
dent is facing twin counts of bat-
tery after a violent confrontation
with her teacher and an aide dur-
ing a summer school class the
morning of.May 31.
The girl, who lives in Mac-
clennN, allegedly turned violent
when teacher Patricia Vinzant, 56,
threatened to call police because
of her misbehavior.
She struck the teacher, causing
a chipped tooth and a lip lacera-
tion, and scratched the knee of
aide Tammy McCullough, 35,
during the struggle.
The girl struck Ms. Vinzant in
the right eye, and sustained a knee
scratch when the adults positioned
her over a desk to overpower her.
The youth has been arrested
before for similar behavior, and
said she reacted because she
didn't % ant to go to jail. She has a
history of violence involving her
Two brothers were arrested for
domestic violence battery and a
criminal complaint pends against
a third one following a family-
related fight at their residence off
SR 124 ~jth,, evening of JuAe
Charles Barton, 42, struck his
21-year-old brother Greg in the
face, allegedly attempting to break
up a fight between Greg and the
third brother, 20-year-old Dustin.
When police arrived at the resi-
dence after 10:30 pm, they found
the two younger brothers bloodied
from a fight that allegedly began
earlier as an argument over the
way Dustin Barton was cooking
Hot Pockets in a microwave oven.
They decided to settle the dis-
pute "across the street" so as to
avoid "disrespecting" their par-
Ex-wife is Intoxicated, he
sought for fled from police
rampage at into the woods
An ex-wife is wanted for ques-
tioning following a home invasion
in south Macclenny the evening of
Laverne Mooring, 28, apparent-
ly sustained a head injury during
the incident that started about 10:30
at the South 4th St. residence occu-
pied by Errol Whitfield, 28, and
wife Debra McGill, 23, along with
their infant child.
The occupants said Ms. Moor-
ing broke through a screen door
and began throwing items around
the interior, including a portable
heater. Ms. McGill told Deputy
James Parham III she struck the
intruder in the face, causing her to
fall backward and cut her head.
The bloodied Ms. Mooring
allegedly then chased the couple
toward the rear of the house, curs-
ing and yelling at them. They then
locked her outside and she contin-
The accused then grabbed a
metal pipe and broke glass out of
the front door, then smashed the
windshield of Mr. Whitfield's
1990 Buick parked outside.
Police did not make immediate
contact with Ms. Mooring when
they went to her residence off Sy-
The complaint alleges battery,
criminal mischief for property
damage, burglary and child abuse
because the couple's infant was
A Glen St. Mary man due to be
sentenced later that day in circuit
court was arrested early on June 5
after he fled into a wooded area
near Ponsell Nursery Road and re-
fused several requests by officers to
Cash O'Neil, 32, earlier drove
his father's car onto the property of
Daisy Rowe and left it in her back
yard, running from the scene when
she summoned police.
After officers arrived, they made
voice contact with Mr. O'Neil via
two-way phone and made several
requests that he surrender.
Sgt. Adam Faircloth said he
spotted the suspect walking nearby
on Woodlawn Road talking on
his phone and arrested him for
disorderly intoxication and loiter-
Officers calmed the suspect with
a threat of pepper spray when he
became unruly on the way to jail.
William Nelson, 24, of Glen St.
Mary was arrested for loitering
after he admitted involvement in a
disturbance off Clete Harvey Road
just after midnight on June 5.
Mr. Nelson initially denied in-
volvement when questioned by
Deputy William Hilliard, who
found him walking on the road
while responding to the call at the
residence of Dorothy Dunn.
Ms. Dunn and a 16-year-old
male relative reported four males
on the property, possibly shooting a
BB gun, and the youth identified
Mr. Nelson as one of them.
mother, police said.
In another case, a criminal
complaint alleging battery was
filed against Christopher
Hartman, 23, of Macclenny fol-
lowing an incident at Gateway
Automotive on South 6th in
Macclenny the morning of May
Mr. Hartman. who had left a
1990 Ford van at the garage for
repairs, accused shop owner Cal-
vin Johnson, 58, of taking proper-
ty from it and struck him on the j
side of the head, knocking him to
Witnesses said the accused then
climbed into a beige Suburban oc-
cupied by three other males and
they drove off.
His identity was traced through
the van license plate and Mr. Hart-
man was not at his residence on
Tom Norman Road when police
went there to question him.
ents' home, the brothers told'
Greg Barton was transported to
Fraser Hospital for a facial lacera-
tion and possible sinus cavity
.. fracture. The otherbrothers, ;Ure
taken to jail and booked.
In another battery incident,
criminal complaints were filed
against Angelica Givens and La-
trice Givens, both 19 and of San-
derson, for an alleged attack on a
16-year-old female from Baldwin.
The incident took place outside
the Club 229 north of Sanderson
after 2:00 am on June 4.
Vicki Hallenbeck, 42, of Jack-
sonville was arrested for disorder-
ly intoxication the evening of May
29 following an argument at the
residence of her boyfriend Ricky
Home off Noah Raulerson Road.
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Drug buy suspect arrested 33 pot plants
Suspects (from middle) Kimn and Byron Williams, Kevin Williams with investigators Scottie Rhoden, David Bryant, and from the DEA,
agents Matt Bowen (mostly hidden behind Byron Williams) and Randy Crews (right). / PHotO COURTESY OF THE BAKER COUNTY SO
/Big Fish. in rack cocaine bussmess
caught after 4-month imvestigation
Two brothers arrested June 1 in The Williams brothers, one who ed *first the Macdenny couple's
two separate raids in Baker County lives in Margaretta and the other in home early the following morning.
are described as "big fish" in the northwest Macclenny,. remain in There they seized $8500 in a
local crack cocaine trafficking net- counts jail on $500,000,bond each. shoe box underneath a dresser and
work. Evidence against them will be 10.4 grams of crack on.a closet
Kevin Williams, 33, his brother heard by a federal grand jury in the shelf, both in the master bedroom.
Byron, 32, and the latter's 32-year- near future, said Investigator Ran- Late that morning they hit the
old wife Kimberly were all booked dy Cre- s;, a local officer on loan to Nlargaretta residence of Kevin Wil-
that day for possession and deal- the DA task force. liams off mes illiamsRoad and
ing. Because of the amount of drugs found $6269 in coat pockets in a
Ms. Williams was later released involved, state cases can be up- master bedroom closet.
on her dwn recognizance because graded to federal jurisdiction. Citing an ongoing investigation,
the couple has young children. "If these two v.eren't the biegem n authorities did not release the names
[dealers] in the crack business in of -two other males arrested later that
Sthe county, the\ 're close to it. I day off Chatfee Road on Jackson-
nsdon't know of anyone bigger," said ville's westside.
Sheriff Joey Dobson this v\.eek. One was described as a supplier
for soliciting at SrDi and tesc ss a
frn32anlh D l ar'sl 32ya- The undercover investigation and the second suspect as a "mule"
K r o a that led to last-week's arrests began for the first one.
that d g fr ss o t in February and continued until the Authorities have the two in cus-
final day in May. tody with the aim of getting closer
Here's a new one. According to a statement releas- to a third suspect the\ describe as a
County deputies respond to a ed on Monday, agents purchased key supplier for several dealers on
variety of calls at the Country more than $7000 worth of 'crack the level of the Williams brothers.
Club Lounge south of Macclenny from the brothers, and Ms. Willi- The brothers have minor arrest
every weekend often multiple ams is charged with selling a much records in Baker County, said pol-
t v r n anyone's memory smaller amount out of her home off ice. Kevin Williams is officially
have they g one there on a com- Jerry Circle in Macdclenny. unemployed, and Byron is known
laint ofsolicititon Search warrants were obtained,. s a ealer in knock-off designer
by amale. win :, locally on Ma l. thc agents raid- purses. .
Marciano Mata-azua, 35, a na-
tive of Mexico with a current ad-
dress in Blairsville, Ga., was al--A
legedly doing just that when police
were called minutes after 1:00 am
on May 31. adcni edntAv e.a5.
Deputy Ben Anderson ordered
him' outside the building on South N L OA E s
6th, and the suspect replied he didENT Ls o SES
Deputy Anderson repeated the a Hard Water? Rusty Water? Smelly Water?
order this time in Spanish. Mr.. m
Mata-azua again failed to comply. Iron Filters and Conditioners
The officer had to threaten the
suspect with a Taser gun to get Water Treatment
him handcuffed with the assistance r ee WIa T s h
of Sgt. AdamaFaircloth. Free Water Tets
Once outside, Cpl: James Par- W a o | o p uinlies
ham III shocked Mr. Mata-azua on Well & Pump Supplies
the leg with a touch-Taser to get
himi in a patrol car.
Though soliciting for prostitu- ATO ORNEYV
tion is a misdemeanor, he was not
charged with that. *
Deputies settled for resistingar- D avid P. D ear
rest without violence. former Baker County Prosecutor
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Deputies arrested a Jacksonville
man who apparently went to a
Macclenny residence once in the
late night of June 3 and again early
the next morning.'
When police, arrived at the
address off Shortway Place just
after midnight, they found Bryce
Irby, 43, parked in the driveway.
They had been called to the resi-
dence by James Wilkerson, 33,
who also made the earlier com-
plaint that two males in a maroon
Chevrolet sedan were there at-
tempting to buy drugs.
Mr.' Wilkerson said when he
turned them away, the suspects,
one of whom was thought to be
Mr. Irby, threatened to shoot him.
Sgt. Adam Faircloth and Lt.
Glen Griann blocked the driveway
and grabbed the suspect to prevent
him from entering the vehicle,
where two, closed knives were
lying on the passenger seat.
A subsequent search turned up
a rock of crack cocaine, a plastic
bag and a straw, later found to
have drug residue.
A Macclenny teen who had
taken a 2000 Ford pickup truck
later found damaged after an acci-
dent told police she was raped by
an unknown white male who she
claims took the truck from her.
Police contacted the truck's
owner after it was found damaged
and parked off Glen Nursery Road
the morning of June 4.
Deputy Brad Dougherty said
the vehicle appeared to be east-
bound when it ran off the road and
struck a tree.
The truck's owner in Jackson-
ville told police the 15-year-old
girl, who has a Macclenny ad-
dress, was not authorized to be dri-
She was contacted at Baptist
Medical Center in Jacksonville,
where she reported the rape and
was being treated for a broken
ankle suffered during the attack.
Mr. Irby was arrested for felony
drug possession, having drug-
related items and disorderly con-
Mr. Wilkerson said the Chev-
rolet was the same vehicle at the
residence about an hour earlier.
In other drug-related arrests,
Justen Gaskins, 18, of Sanderson
was charged with misdemeanor
possession of marijuaDa after he
and another occupant of a Dodge
pickup were found parked in a lot
near the former Pineview golf
course in northwest Maeclenny.
The driver of the truck, Gary
Dugger, 18, of Glen St. Mary had
been drinking and was driven
home by a friend.
The sheriff's department has
begun aerial surveillance for pot
plants, and a flyover May 30 turn-
ed up 33 of them off Mack Ruise
Road near Margaretta.
A 16-year-old speeding driver
was charged with underage pos-
session of alcohol in the early
morning hours of June 4.
Deputy Ben Anderson pulled
the youth's vehicle over west of-
town on US 90, and the boy's
father came to the scene re-
questing he be arrested to teach
him a lesson.
The youth, with a St. Augustine
address, was later released into his
father's custody. The incident
occurred just after 5:00 am.
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Illegals at Wal-Mart site?
ae. t .1y .
BY MICHAEL RINKER
A Baker County man picketed
outside the construction site of the
Wal-Mart Supercenter June 1, say-
ing a subcontractor was using un-
Destry \Walker was hired to do
masonry work on the project, but
when he reported for work he had
a confrontation with a group of
men he said were illegal immi-
"I got there a little early and,
,was waiting around when some
Mexicans showed up. They spoke
to me in Spanish but I didn't
understand... they cussed me/ and
said F-U,"' he said as he stood near
along CR 228 near the entrance to
the job site.
4"I was outnumbered 'and I wor-
ried about getting hurt on the job,
maybe a block 'accidentally' fall-
ing on me.".
Donald Green, a Baker County'
resident and union electrician, was
driving by the construction site
near Interstate 10 and stopped to
lend supportto Mr. Walker.
'He said retaliation could be
much more subtle, such as the oth-
ers not feeding Mr. Walker "mud '
(mixed' cement) fast enough, mak-
ing him look like a bad worker.
A spokesman for the project's
general contractor denied Mr.
Walker's allegation. :
"Elkins Constructors conforms
to all regulations set forth by the
US government regarding the hir-
ing of illegal aliens." said Jim
Gajewski, vice-president of safety,
legal and risk management for the.
Jacksonville companO. "It is our
policy that subcontractors also
conform to the same federal regu-
"Before coming to work on our
projects, subcontractors are asked
to read, understand and sign con-
tracts that-bind them to thesepoli-
cies... [and] provide u; % ith a
sworn statement of their compli-
ance with the Immigration Reform
and Control Act." -
Mr. Walker did not know the
name of the subcontractor, but
speculated it was. from Atlanta.
Mr. Gajewski said the firm was
called Fast Track Masonry.
An internet search failed to turn,
up a company by that name in
Wal-Miart has a history of using
Several months ago, federal
agents arrested 120 workers on
immigration violations at a con-
struction site of a distribution cen-
ter in Pennsylvania. according to
an article in USA Today.
Explaining the workers were
employed by a subcontractor, Wal-
Mart officials said the company' s
contracts with subs require they'
conform to all federal, state and
Two years earlier, 245 illegals
hired by cleaning contractors %were
arrested at 60 stores, leading the
company to pay $11 million to set-
tle the case. Wiretaps showed that
some Wal-Nlart executives were
aware of the situation.
In 1998 and 2001, federal
agents arrested 102 undocumented
.workers at W'al-Mart stores around
"They bring illegals in without
checking credentials," Mr. Green
said. "You can tell ... the ones that
are legal, with papers, speak at
least some English.
"The\ don't belong here. They
come 10-12 to a car, I'm serious.
They work below the prevailing
w ages." -' .., :
Mr. Green says it allows com-I
panies like Fast Track to underbid
"The illegals follow them,
around from supercenter to super-
center. Local contractors don't
ha\e a chance All we want is an
equal playing field."
He said he knows of only one
local company on the Supercenter
"Work comes here all the time.
Does the" county commission say.
'We- ha\ e an abundance of'work-t
ers here. They're unemployed but
want to work so give them a break,
a chance to feed their families, pay
I know a lot of people hang-
ing out at the river who want to
Mr. Walker said he was unem-
ployed and "just wanted work."
He was hired for $10 an hour.
He and Mr. Green speculated
illegal workers get paid $8 to
$8.50 per hour.
"I asked the guy, 'Do you want
to see my paperwork?' But he told
me to just show up for work in the
"They were going to start me
with no paperwork, no drug test."
Mr. Green said Wal-Mart
should make sure the general con-
tractor ensures the subcontractors
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A car parked outside the laun-
dromat in downtown Glen St.
Mary was stolen the morning of
May 5 and recovered early the
next morning in- west Jacksonville.
Sharon Davis told police she
left the keys in a compartment
inside her 1996 Thunderbird when
she parked it outside her business
about 7:30 am. She returned about
11:00 and it was gone.
The vehicle was found about
3:00 am the next day off Norman-
In other reports, three vehicless
were burglarized overnight June 1
in the same neighborhood of Glen
not far from where the Davis car
Compact discs valued at $750
%\ere taken from a \ chicle belong-
ing to Gregor\ Waters and parked
off George Taber Bl\d.
Randal Miller reported the pas-
senger door of his Ford pickup
% as entered and an automatic pis-
tol \ alued at $450 taken. Two box-
es of ammunition were also miss-
CDs worth $300, prescription
medicine and a necklace \were'
taken from a vehicle belonging to
The other ti \e hicles wcre
also parked on Tiber.
Tools, CDs and vehicle damage
totalled $700 when a 1996 pickup
belonging to Lonnie Brigmond of'
Nahunta, Georgia was burglarized'
while parked in a lot outside the
Wal-Mart Distribution Center.
The vehicle was left. there be-,
tween June 1-5 and authorities \ ill
scan security tapes for clues.
Linda Matelsky reported some-
one poured rice in the gas tank'of
her 2.003 Ford Mustang parked on
North College in Macclenn\ on
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Police had no' clues in the case,
but arrested Ms. MNltelsky when
they learned she is v.anted in Jack-
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A Glen St. Mary man tola pol-
ice he was accidentally shot the
morning of June 1 when his pistol
fired as he picked it up while
putting it in his truck.
John Tillman, 67, was seated in
a recliner in his residence off Park
St. when police arrived about 6:00
am, holding a paper towel over a
wound in his right uppet abdomen.
He told Deputy James Marker
the .22 revolver fired when he
picked it up after it slipped from
his grasp. The pistol was lying-on
a kitchen counter when the deputy
His 58-year-old wife Clarice
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Mr. Tillman was flown to
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH
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Parcel ID No. 32-2S-22-0049-0022-
IN WITNESS WHEREOF. I nave executed
this Notice and affixed mie seal of Ihis Court mis
2nd day ol June. 2006
CicerkI of Courn
By: Jamie Crews
Darby, Deeie. Bowdoin &PayneDeputyClerk
285 N.E. Hernando Avenue
PO Drawer 1707
Lake City, Florida 32056
Teleprrone (3861 752-4120
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. EIGHTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY. FLORIDA.
i,..",, ..CASE NO, 02 2006.CP-0010
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF ,
JAMES WILBUR KIRKLAND,
AMENDED NOTICETO CREDITORS
Thne admin,straTior of the esiait of James
Wilbur KirKlano, Deceased, whose dale of death
was December 30, 2005. is pending in the Cii-
cuit Court for Baker County. Florida Probate Di-
.isiori File Numc.er 3:2-2006 CP-0010, the ad-
dress of wrincn is 339 E Macclenny Avenue.
Macclenny, Florida 32063 The name and ad-
dress ol the personal representative ard the
personal representatives alorney are set forth
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons,.who have claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims, and who have been
served a copy of this notice must file their claims
with.this court within the later of three (3)
months after the date of the first publication of
this notice or thirty (30) days. after the date of
service of a copy of this notice on them.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons who have claims, or demands against
the decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court within three (3) months af-
ter the date of the first publication of this notice.
All claims not so filed with be forever barred.
Notwithstanding the time periods set forth
above, any claim filed.two (2) years or more after
the decedent's date of death is barred:
The date of the first publication of this notice
is June 8, 2006
Hugh D. Fish
Florida Bar No.: 0242861
PO. Box 531
Macclenny, Florida 32063,
Telephone: (904) 259-6606 or 6705
Attorney for personal representative
Roxanne K. Napier
The St. Johns Water Management District
has received the application for Environmental
Resource Permit from:
Baker Equestrian Estates LLC, 2975 Bob-
cat Center, Suite 100, North Port, FL 34288,
application #4-003-105777-1 .The project is
located in Baker County, Section 13,Town-
ship 03 South, Range 21 East.The ERP appli-
cation is for construction of a surface water
management system for a 145 acre residen-
tial development known as Hidden Meadows
The file(s) containing each of the above-list-
ed applications) are available for' inspection
Monday through Friday except for legal holidays,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the St. Johns River Wa-
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, June 8, 2006 Page Six
Rescue chief Hodges resigning to
take job with Shands Trauma One
Carolyn Hodges of Sanderson is supervising rescue operations.
leaving the post of Baker County Lt. Hodges has had a prime van-.
rescue chief that she has held for a tage point observing the growth of.
decade. the county rescue service from the
Lt. Hodges, 45, said her last two units at one station to the pre-
shift will be this Saturday and she sent two stations (at the EOC west
will report June 19 to of Macclenny and in
Shands Jacksonville Sanderson).
where she accepted a As rescue chief,
position with the she was instrumental
Trauma One depart- in securing over $1
ment in its training million in grants to
corps. purchase two rescue
"I've enjoyed my units, communica-
time with the Baker ions and other equip-
County rescue depart- meant currently in use.
ment in several capac- Director Clark
ities and I'11 miss m said he has no imme-
co-workers," said. Ms. ..- diate plans to replace
Hodges, who first Ms. Hodes in the
signed on as an EMT $46,000 a. year post,
18 years ago when the and likely will leaye
county's primary and a. decision to a suc-
backup units were sta- cessor after he retires
tioned at Fraser Hos-Ms. Hodges during 2001 hearing this fall. Mr. Clark
pital. before reinstatement as chief has been in the state's
She completed. paramedic train- DROP retirement deferment sys-
ing a year after joining the depart- tem se% eral years.
meant where she initially teamed up Lt. Hodges will likely be oh the
'with Rick Clark, who will retire Trauma One flight crew on a part
later this year as emergency ser- time'basis, and flew with it inthe
vices director whose duties include early 1990s on a part time basis.
. Trauma One:, operating from
Shands' Level 1 trauma unit in
northeast Jacksonville, is frequent-
ly seen in the skies over Baker
County, and is normally the first
unit summoned 'for airborne evac-
uation from accident scenes, the
EOC or a number of other landing
zones"located at strategic points in
Ms. Hodges is a native of Ohio
who moved to the Baldwin area 25
years ago, and to Baker County,
three years after that.
Her husband Tim is a canine
officer at Jacksonville Interna-
tional Airport and the cQuple has
two grown children.
The county commission in 2001
reversed a decision by Mr. Clark to
demote Lt. Hodges over alleged
He took the action.because she
allegedly collected information
useful to an effort to combine fire
and rescue operations, and did not
first inform him of her findings be-
fore presenting them to county
The cotiro ersy rose over pa \-
inen of o ertime to rescue depart-
Arrest for theft from produce vendor
A transient from middle Geor-
gia was arrested the afternoon of
June 2 and charged with stealing at
least $107 from a produce vendor
on South 6th in Macclenny..
Johnny Sheppard, 24, was lo-
cated by Deputy Earl Gonzalez at
the Exxon Store south of Glen St.
Mar\ later that afternoon. Earlier,
James Mullis of Macclenny re-
ported to police the disappearance
of cash from a \ vehicle near his
Mr. Mullis. 91, described the
suspect, and said he had been
hanging around the stand for sev-
eral days, claiming he needed food
and money to get back to Georgia.
At one point, the vendor allow-
ed him to enter the truck to get a
cup for water, and determined the
mone) \%as missing shortly] after
When brought back to Mac-'
clenny, Mr. Sheppard produced a
wad of cash he initial) claimed he
earned \working for Mr. NMullis.
Authorities learned the suspect
Judge Rosier is
Friday in Starke
Friends of attorney Phyllis Ros-
ier are invited to her investiture as
a circuit judge this Friday. June 9
at 4:00'in the afternoon.
The ceremony swearin in
Judge Rosier will be held at the
Bradford County Courthouse in
Starke. A reception follows imme-
diately at the Tri-County Center on
north Temple in Starke.
Ms. Rosier, who maintained a
law practice in both Macclenny
and her native Starke, was ap-
pointed two months ago by
Governor Jeb Bush to replace
retired Judge Elzie Sanders, also
is wanted for theft in Cordele, Gia.
but police there said they would,
In other thefts, someone re-
mnioed $2-wu worth of property
from a garage at All-Safe Mini-
Storage off Lowder St. in Mac-
clenny between May 31-June 2.
Owner James Reed said the
missing items included tools and a
tool b,.I\, ai ugiIL r .midJ wcldine
iinrchine. It appeared the lock w\as
Jeremy Wilburn reported on
Nil j 21 thic apparent theft of six
goats from ia fenced field on his
pritpcrLi near Johln Williams Road
in the north county.
He ,iid the animals were val-
ued at $1300.
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Government to assess 'proportionately'
BY MICHAEL RINKER
Local governments would work
together to determine what to
charge new. developments for pub-
lic services they'll need, according
to a draft agreement suggested
from an interagency committee on
The agreement was presented
for review to the county commis-
sion at its June 6 meeting.
The school board officially re-
ceived the agreement the previous
evening, while. Macclenny and
Glen St. Mary will get it within the
Any' changes sought by the
agencies will be considered at the
June '15 meeting of the grow th
committee. The public meeting
begins at 6:30 pm at Macclenny
If committee ,members can
agree on the revisions at that time,
the proposal will be sent back to
the boards for approval.
The committee wants to have
the agreement in effect by July 1.
If it is, government officials will
begin telling developers they are
responsible for paying their "pro-
portionate share" for public servic-
es such as schools, transportation,
fire and law enforcement.
That amount may not be known,
but officials want developers to
know that it's coming before the\
decide to go ahead w ith their plans.
Proportionate share will appl\
to developments containing three
or more new residential units.
"This is the step we've been try-
ing to get to," said Macclenny,
Commissioner Phil Rhoden, who
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launched the idea of a joint work
group on growth. "It's the first big
step we've taken, but ,we still have
to work on our rates."
- Proportionate share payments
will be in addition to impact fees
already in place, although the two
serve the same purpose.
It's generally acknowledged,
however, that. impact fees wouldn't
nearly\ pay the-costs of new devel-'
"You have to pay as your grow
or you're back to square one," said
school Superintendent Paula Bar-
ton at the committee's last meeting
on June 1. "You can't put out a 'no
vacancy' sign out for the schools,
or law enforcement... or any serv-
Under the one-page proposed
agreement, which was written by a
law firm retained by the school
board, a developer must reach an
agreement \\'ith the board on a pro-
portionate share amount before
being considered for approval, by
Macclenny, Glen or the county.
The school district is further
along the process of concurrency,
that is, calculating a development's
impact on the school district's level
of sen ice to its students.
Because of state mandates for
per-student spending, the district
can more easily determine its level
of service than other go\ ernments.
SState law has long included the
concept of concurrenc\, but last
I-UL-%- a E -
year's Senate Bill 360 clears the
way for intergovernmental cooper-
ation in setting proportionate share
levels for developers.
The bill also requires local gov-
ernments to have concurrency
management ordinances in place
by December 1.
Those who attended last week's
work group meeting were: (from
the county) Commissioner Julie
Combs, planning director Cathy
Rhoden and zoning officer Glen
Patten; (from Macclenny) Mr.
Rhoden; .(from the school district)
Ms. Barton, facilities director
Denny Wells, finance director
Marcelle Richardson and board,
members Paul Raulerson and Dean
Griffis; (from Glen St. Mary)
Mayor Juanice Padgett and coun-
cilmen Perry Hays and Dickie
Foster; and Sheriff Joey Dobson.
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602 South 6th St.,
Mr and Mrs. Hite
Wed May 13th
Jennifer Lynne Snell and Jeremy
Christopher Hite, both of Mac-,
clenny, were united in marriage on
May 13 at the First Baptikt Church
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Anthony Snell and-the
groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs..
Jerr H-lite. all of MNacclenny..
Kristi Whiting was maid of
;honor and Tommi DeLamare the
The couple took a honeymoon
cruise to the Caribbean and will
reside in Macclenny.
,1, ; Ha, ic l.,, F,, ,i,
June 24th vows
Paulinda Harvey of Glen St.
Mary and Paul and Debbie' Harvey
of Taylor are pleased to announce
the upcoming marriage of their'
daughter Courtney Marie Hare\ "
to Joshua Irwin Forth.
Joshua is the son of James and
Sonia Forth of ilaccleninn.
The %% eddinig v. ill take place on
-June 24 ,at the Glen Friendship
"iaberr.aclc at 2'-Ii pm. All famil\
and friends are invited, and a re-
ception will follow at the Mlac-
clenny Women's Club.
Surplus governmentqfood will
be distributed at the ag center in
Macclenny on Tuesday, June 13
from 9:00 am-2:00 pm.
For more information, contact
the Northeast Florida Community
Action Agency at 259-4481.
Ryan Alexander DIubC
Born on June 1
Joseph and Tyler Dub6 of Bald-
win are pleased to announce the
birth of son Ryan Alexander on
June 1 at St. Vincent's Medical
Center. He weighed 10 pounds. 6
ounces and joins older brother
Grandparents-are Joseph Dub6
of Jacksonv ille, Mr. and Mrs.
Dean Berger of Macclenny and,
Mr. and Mrs. John Stew-art of
Baldw' in. Great-grandparents are
Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Davis of-
to a better life"
The Baker County Information
and Resource Extravaganza,
sponsored by the Baker Council
on Aging, Inc. will be held June
13, 2006 from 6-9 pm at the Mac-
clenny First Baptist Church, Fam-
ily Life Center.
Come to the extravaganza to
learn to identify tools and resourc-
es available in our community,
cope with or avoid major chal-
lenges to healthy aging, find help'
with advance planning, connect
with current and potential care-
givers and other helpful inrforma-
tion. Enjoy refreshments, door
prizes and good fellowship. Call
259-2223 ext. 222 for more de-
Descendants of Westberry "Ber-
ry" Griffis (1835-1905) and succe-
sive wives Penny Padgett Griffis,
Eliza Wilkerson Griffis, Laura
Blitch Griffis, are invited to a fam-'
ily reunion .at Evergreen Baptist
Church, northwest of Lawtey on
SR 125 in Griffistown"' on Satur-
day,. June 24, 2006 at 11:1(1 am.
Please plan to bring you fa-
vorite covered dish selections'.
', Sweet tea, ice, plates and utensils
will be furnished. For more de-
tails, please call Doyle Griffis at
The 11th annual Combs Re-
union will be held Saturday, June
10, 2006, at the Sanderson Com-
munity Center starting at 10:30
am. Lunch will be served at noon.
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Baby Pageant & King & Queen Contest
., SATURDAY, JULY 15
All contestants receive a
beautiful patriotic trophy, crown & gift
For entry form call (352) 372-6133
Baker County Ag Center
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Club first place
Four members of the GFWC
Women's Club of Macclenny at-
tended the 111th year federation
service in Orlando in May. The
club received'the second place
award for "Operation Smile", the
state president's project for 2004-
2006, and first place in district four.
All in all, the club received four
first place, two second place and
one third place for clubs up to 60
The GFWC Women's Club of
Macclenny once again collected
se eral prestigious awards at both
the state and district leels.
First places in fund raising. arts.
international affairs. overall inter-
national and o erall conservation,
special projects (lap blankets b.
Mary Finley and Veta Mrus),
youth short story contest and for
Operation Smile, which won a
state award for $57,000 donated to
S second places include conser-
vation beautification, education
and literacy overall art and Oper-
Third place ribbons went to
Linda Green for a plastic tissue
holder and Triby Crews for de-
coupaee and \'oodAwork.
Ride to benefit.
The Routehawg Motorc\cle
Club of Baker Cournt is, lihosting a
7th iniual, Send a Kid to Camp
ride this Saturday, June 10.
This is a 90-mile ride to benefit
Camp STYLE, v.hich promotes
basic values and lcade-.hip skills
The ride begins at 10:00 am
starting, from the clubhouse just
west of Glen St. Mary across from
You can register online. at %\ \ \.-
routehawgs.org or before the event
from 7:00-9:00 am. There is a $20
fee per rider ($ II per p,,cenger)
and it includes a i-,hi rti aid mri.-lal
For more informniationi,call Den-
nis at .25 -.'Tt, i .I
GOP area rally
Team North Florida seven coun-
ty rally. 'Saturdayv, June 17. 20q6,
r 1rom 4-7 pm .iit Mctropolitan iPark,
d,, nttov, n Jacksonville. Come
meet your federal and state Repub-
lican candidates. Enjoy a free old-
fashioned cookout, music and fun
for the kids.
To volunteer, or if you need a
ride or other information, call 259-
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Otis Church of God
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For more information call 266-4911
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Woman and teenage girls above
age 13 are invited to a Women's
Conference sponsored by the Faith
Bible Church of Sanderson on Fri-
day evening, June 9. It begins at
7:00 and the church is located on
Five Churches Road.
A second session for women
only will begin at 10:00 am on
Saturday morning at the former
senior center on CR 229, also
north of Sanderson. Breakfast will
be.served starting at 8:30 am.
There is ,no registration fee.
For more details, contact Mart a
The family of Lois Irene Johns
Yarbrough would like to express
its' deepest heartfelt appreciation
for the overwhelming love and
support provided during her ex-
tended illness and passing. We
thank you for the many deeds of
thoughfulness, phone calls, visits,
cards, food. flowers and prayers.
The ser% ices by V. Todd Fer-
reira and staff were perfect. The
funeral service %%as precious and
we sincerely) thank Elder David
Craw ford. Pastor J.W. Binion and
Re%. Jimmy Scott. For the beauti-
ful songs we thank Tami Gal-
loway, Alvin. Geraldine, Rand1ll
and Gary Griffis, Bro. Johnn.
Pierce, Jimmy HartleN and The
Rushinig Wind. For their help,
food, lo\ e and support. The Lord's ,
Church, Tajlor Church and Mac-
clenny Church of Latter-Day
Maniam- %.'a so grateful for and
dearly loed her fajmil., friends
and church families. We knott you,
loved her, too, :nd the depth of
your love has returned to us by the
kindness, love and compassion we
have received. May God bless.
JOHN YARROUGH, REGINA, TARA,
ENI), RoCKy, KYLE AND KYRIE
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The families of Garret and Jessica Benntt of MNcclenn\ are extremely
pleased to announce their graduations in rcceni wAcc ks.
Jesica Ste'A,.rt Bennett graduated from the nursing program at Lake
Cilt Community College on May 5. and is employed at St. Vincent's
Medical Center. She plans to continue studies tow ard a bachelor's degree.
Jessic.i is thie daughter of Jesse and Lisa Stce. art of NMJcclenny.
Garret Bennett graduated April 29 from the University of North Florida
with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He is employed as a deputy
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dies May 29th
James Wheeler Ay cock, 61, of
Jacksonville died on May 29,
2006, following a brief illness. Mr.
Aycock, the son of Thelma Ay-
cock, was born in Kanopolis,
North Carolina on June 20. 1945.
Family members include his
wife of 27 years, Linda Aycock;
sons Mike (Lori) Aycock, Jerry
(Cathy) Aycock; and J.J, (Angie)
Wood; daughters Christine (Herb)
Cobb and Dori (Jimmy) Martin;
A graveside service was held
Thursday, June 1 at 10:00 am at
Sellers Cemetery with Minister
Sean Graham officiating.
dies on June 1
Harriett Laverne (Bernie) Mof-
fitt, 52, of Mliddleburg died Thurs-
day, June 1, 2006. She was born in
Jacksonville on January 4, 1954 to
the late Ira Otto and Eleanor
Chism Alexander, and was raised
in Moniac, Ga. before mox ing to
Ms. Moffitt was a graduate of'
Baker County High School and
was a manager. for Ale\ander'
Special lIn' estigations. She liked
to crochet and work with clay
sculptures She also enjoi ed gar-.
dLning nd spending time with
Ms. Moffitt is sur% ived by
daughter Joni Lynn Moffitt (David
Bartholomew) of Middleburg:
brother Ira (Sonny) Alexander
(Deanie). of Switzerland, Fla.;
nephew Daniel Alexander and
grandchildren Eric Moffitt, Canton
.Taylor S.ndcrs-Moffitt and Baby
The funeral was held on Sat-
urday, June 3 at 11:00 am in the
chlupl of Ferreira Funeral Home
in NIM:icclenn\ with Pastor Tim
Maynard officiating. Interment
tillov.Ld in Buford Grove Cem-
McCray's Chapel of Olutee \ ill
K host a special building fund pro-
gram on Saturday, June 10, 2006, at.
7:00 pm. Deacon Nathaniel Tollix-
:er and the Bethlehem Baptist
Church Male Choir of Jacksonville,
FL. will be the speciall guest. For
more info'rmiaion. contact Verdell
Russell at 755-9053.
A\'v.' Hp,.t fobr tb Comwiunitv
Five Churche, Road
Hw-. 12- Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
SundaN Morning \orship 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Eter 4' Sunda) Night Service 7:00 p.m.
l'idell11: Williams -Pastor
service June 3rd
Jondalynn Williams, 4, died on
Thursday, May 23, 2006, at
Shands University of'Florida Med-
ical Center in Gainesville.
Jondalynn was a student at Pre-
K Kindergarten Center in Mac-
clenny. "Dora the E\plorer" was
her favorite fictitious character,
She spent many pleasurable hours
watchingg listening and learning.
all the songs. associated %w ith "Do-
Sra the Explorer."
The love and concern Jonda-
lynn expressed for her family % as,
highly unusual, but very sincere'
and caring. She had an extra sense
for knowing when a family mem-
ber was unhappy, Iroubled, grieved
or encountering some type of pain.
During these periods of time she
would attempt to .act as a trou-
bleshooter or problem solver b\
reaching out in her ot% n little inde-
pendent manner try in to .be pro-
tective. She touched the hearts of
man) with her beautiful smile and
golden brown eyes.
Famil\ members include her
mother Natasha Da\ is; father John,
Williams Jr, both of Macclenny':
sisters Nachelle King: brother Ja-
cob Williams of Macclenn\; sis-
ters (paternal) Jonsha5la W\ilco\,
Jahmia Williams; brother (pater-`
nal) John Williams Ill grandpar-
-ents Jesse and Bettie.Davis of
Macclenn\. Daphne Myers of
Jackson\ ille; and many other rela-
A funeral, service was held Sat-
urday, June 3, at noon at Allen
Chapel A.M.E. Church in Mac-
clenny with Rev. Gregory Jones
and Pastor and Elder Videll
Williams officiating. Vie\% ing and
visitation was the previous eve-
Family says thanks
On behalf of the family of Bill
Shillttrs, we would like to express
our sincere 'r:a iinlI. to '. Oli.
for your thoughts, prayers and gra-
cious offerings'throughout the
weeks following this very sad
time. We feel so blessed to have
such caring friends and we are tru-
ly graiLful for your generosity.
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Sunday School: 10:00 am
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am
Sunday Youth: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Dinner: 5:45 pm
Wednesday Worship. 6:15 pm
Open Hearts. Open Minds, Open doors.
John L. Hay, Jr., Pastor
Lois Irene Johns Yarbrough, 73,
of Glen St. Mary died on Wednes-
day, May 31, 2006 at her resi-
dence. Mrs. Yarbrough was born in
Olustee on April 15, 1933 to the late
Jesse Ray and
es Johns. She
lived in Baker
C Schoo" County all her
1.4life and was a
-n l ,. member of
brough was a
Mrs. Yarbrough member of
County School Board for 13 years
and also served on the board of di-
rectors of the Council on Aging.
She was the o%% ner and operator of
ithe Yarbrough Food Store in Glen
St. Mary. She enjoyed reading, lis-
tening to music, singing, spending
time N% ith her grandchildren, cook-
ing and pleasing her husband. She
will alxa s be remembered as a
devoted wife, mother and grand-
mother. She is predeceased by her
sister Betty Johns and her brother
Raymond Johns. :
Family\ members include her
loving husband of more than 57
years, John W. Yarbrough; chil-
dren Regirna Monds. Tara (Jim)
Holman and Enid Yarbroiuih. all
of Glen St. Mars sisters Reba
Bennett of Jackson\ ille. Lillian
(Mike) Norman of Glen St. Mary,
Billie' (Homer) Grillis of Lawicy,
Jjnicc Barton of Glen St. Mary,
Lex (Sandy) Johns of Macclenny
and Ruth (Greg) Ha.ipel of Glen
St. Mary; grandchildren Rocky
Smith, Kyle Kennedy and Kvric
Holman all of Glen St. Mary
A\ funeral ser ice \was held at
3:00 pm on SuinJd;i. June 4 at Tay9
lor Church \\ith .Elder David
Cr: ford offici:itinj interment
follox\ed in Tavlor Cemetery.
Pallbearers were L.iRue Wil-
liams, Harold Gallowa), Richard
Smith, Bryan H obbs s To m m y
Crawford and Ryan Fraser.
Honorary were Jack Williams,
Vernon Daniels, James O'Steen,
Johnny R.iUileroii. Prcton Davis,
Marion Ellis, Tim Starling, Joe
Crews, D. ighli Cryf.&s. J.imie, Sur-
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SSunday School .... .lam
Sun Moming Worship .11 am
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Thank you to the many people
who have shown us loving kind-
ness, prayed with us and for us
during this tragedy.
Your prayers have helped us to
trust in God's love, wisdom and
mercy. We know you begged God
for a miracle on Jondalynn's be-
half. We believe your prayers were
Thanks to the principal and staff
at the Macclenny PreK-Kinder-
garten Center. Your visits with us
at the hospital and your determina-
tion to surround Jondalynn ith
things she knew and loved helped
us through the darkness.
We know you could not hae
sho% n such love if she had not
touched your lives in. a wonderful
To all the people of faith who
prayed for us, to those who called.
stopped by, prepared meals or
served them, thank you. To the
editor of The Baker County Press,
the way you showed a parallel of
two separate accidents with such
different endings made it easy for
us to see that man may set a course
of action, but it is God who has the
Jondalynn proved this when she
quietly slipped away. Her life was
much too short for those of us \\ ho
love her, but long enough to fulfill
For all time, the family of Jon-
dalynn Williams says thank you.
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If you are as big a sports fan as I
am, this coming week is great;
I intend to settle in and ,watch
some sports/on television 'because
there is an embarrassment of rich-
es. In fact, if I could pile up enough
chips, drinks. brownies and the
like, I don't think I would ever
have to leave my easy chair, and
would begin to sprout roots.
The playoffs to see who reaches
the College World Series: is in full
The Edmonton, Oilers and
Carolina Hurricanes are playing in
the Stanley Cup Final.
The NBA playoffs are in full,
swing. The French Open tennis
tournament rages and oh, yes, the
World Cup starts.
There are other sports, but since
I,can't watch h them all, P11l focus on'
college baseball, hockey and the
I really enjoN college baseball,,
even though it is up in the air at the
moment whether m\ FSLiU
Seminoles will advance or whether
they'll be eliminated by Georgia.
The same is true for my Baylor
Bears, who must beat Rice to
After suffering an embarrassing
18-0 loss to FSU, Jacksonville
University \was eliminated 15-8 by
I like college baseball because
of the enthusiasm. We're in an era
where pro sports is about the
money, and the simple enthusiasm
is often gone. Not so in the college
game. These kids are really living
the moment and that's fun to
After a fe\% years absence, I've.
also been glued to the Stanley Cup
playoffs. Despite my team, the'
Buffalo Sabres, being eliminated in
seven games b\ Carolina, I'm still
hooked. I've been a .ho6'RT-i.f
since my kidhood in Buffalo. I
remember watching the great,
Bobby Hull and. Stan Mikita of
Chicago match up against Gordie
Howe of Detroit. Good stuff.
The playoffs have been great so
far. Edmonton knocked off much
higher rated teams and come up
against a high scoring, physical
team, in Carolina: The
Buffalo/Carolina series was as
physical as they come, with bodies
flying around on the : ice.
Unfortunately, hockey is a minor
sport on television, so you, have to
tune into the Outdoor, Life
Network (OLN) to watch the
games. But it's worth it.
Then there's the World Cup. I
am a soccer addict. I will watch
World Cup warmup games
between Paraguay and Croatia. Not
because I like either team, just
because I love to watch soccer.
I will be joining 2 billion other
people around the globe, and 'at
least a dozen others in the US, to
watch, the games. Oddly enough,
the US team is very good in a sport
most Americans laugh at as being
too low scoring to watch.
The US team is in a very tough
group with three-time champs
Italy, the second-best team in the
world,, Czech Republic, and
Ghana, an up-and-coming African
In 2002, we advanced to the
quarterfinals before losing to final-
ist Germany by a goal. We could
conceivably advance this time too.
Who are the favorites? Brazil is
an overwhelming favorite. They
have the best player in the world in
midfielder Ronaldinho. He is a
magician with the ball. The rest of
the team is also filled with magi-
France and Spain are excellent,
with a lot of firepower. England is
good, and could advance, and host
Germany is a wild card. But I will
be watching some of the teams that
have made it to the Cup for the first
time and are out to make some
noise, like Australia and the Ivory
As for the US, they have one of
the best goalkeepers in the world in
Kasey Keller and a very underrated
midfielder in Landon Donovan. I'll
be glued to the screen.
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BY MICHAEL RINKER.
Baker High baseball coach John
Staples .announced that half his
graduating class will be playing
baseball"in college next year.
"The recruiting process is full,
steam ahead and we're getting real
fortunate at gelting our guys some-
where to play," he said.
Jarred Carter signed a full schol-
arship to Edw'ard Waters College in
Matt Wilson also. earned a full
ride to St. Johns Communiti
College, where he will be joined by
Ryan Powell and J.D. Milton,.who
are "preferred walk-ons."
"Coach Robins at St. Johns real-
ly likes, the wa\ our kids get after
"St. Johns had to use their
remaining money on pitching but
he promised both J.D. and Ryan a
spot on the 22-man roster in the
spring, whereas most scholarship
players don't even get that prom-
Meanw while, the Wildcats sum-
mer baseball team lost 2-1, in the
championship game of a tourna-.
ment in Merritt Island. -
The Cats defeated Lake Wales
11-10 and Oviedo 5-3 to make it to
the title game, which went .eight
Jarrell Rodgers, who \\as cho-
sen the team's most valuable pitch-
er for his work in the regular sea-
son, \vent the entire eightinnings.
"Rodgers was his usual studly
self on the mound shutting down.
the Island the ,way he did," said
Staples, who reportedly is.a legend
in the Merritt Island' area.
Leading hitters for the Cat< ere
Kelly Davis, Adam Le" is. Chad
Schroeer. Kiik High iaTnd-'Tia's vls
"I was proud of our kids com-
peting the way they did...., when we
have three or four junior varsity
kids on the summer roster.
"Guys that are replacing our
seniors have got to get better,
though, if we are going to get
where we want to go."
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in its coverage of tennis tourney
BY MICHAEL RINKER to reach the quarterfinals of the The real issue, however, is w
Press Sports Commentary French Open. The last true french- agendas) are lurking beneath
Channel surfing through the woman to win the tournament was networks' coverage.
sports world this w weekend, I Francoise Dui-r in 1967. (Mary In the, French Open exam]
noticed this small, but telling Pierce chose to be French when she there are two possibilities. (Thi
nugget on ESPNEWS. won in 2001; her mother is French, if you think the b6ovs and girls
Prior to going to commercial, but her father is an American, and ESPN might have a problem v
one of the anchors said, "A top she was- born during .a trip to Mauresmo being, a lesbian.)
women's seed falls in .the French Canada, raised in the United States Possibility number one is
Open. See what happened to Maria and lives in Florida.) the folks there think sports f
Sharapova," or words to that effect. Why would the Worldwide (read: men) care less about
From a journalistic standpoint, Leader in Sports think it more event and more about looks.
what they did is called "burying the important that the beautiful Hey, it's OK to notice ar attr
lead," meaning the more important Russian lost rather than, the less- tive woman we are men atter
news somehow got pushed back. ,attractive French woman. but if that's the reason you wa
When I say "somehow," in this B3y asking that question, I'm women's sports why not just t
case I mean, "Sharapova looks like assuming that ESPN is ajournalis- to the Playboy Channel instead?
a fashion model and she's done a tic endeavor, and should know what Maybe their assumption is tr
commercial for ESPN so let's it's doing. But that may be a leap. but maybe they have an arrog
show pictures of her." A high-ranking official of the net- disregard for their audience.
It's true she \ as a top seed ,work I forget his name spoke 'Possibility number two is: t
fourth to be exact but she wasn't at a sports journalism symposium ESPN's real priority is promote
the top seed. at the University of Florida a few itself, with sports news fall:
Amelie Mauresmo was seeded years ago. He became defensive some here below that.
first. And guess what?. She lost the about a question concerning the That's a pretty% good assumpti
same day Sharapova did. reporting ability of ESPN anchor There are many supporting exa
So, what's the real news? Stuart Scott. pies. but the most recent was all
Mauresmo, by the way, is not "Stuart Scott is not a journalist." h pe o er the National Spelli
only the top seed in the tournament he said. --He's a performer. He's a Bee broadcast on ESPN's sis
but ranked first in the world. personality. He's not a journalist." network ABC (In prior years it w
Oh, and did I mention she's Simply broadcasting sports on ESPN.). As compelling as
French? events and showing game hiuh-. Bee may be, it's not. sports a
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Real Estate writer
Traditionally, real -
show that the sum-
mer months consis-
tently have the high-
est number of home
sales throughout the
year. Therefore, it is
logical to assume
there are a lot of buy-
ers out there gearing
up to purchase their Jared lWker,
next home within the
next few months.
According to an MBA
(Mortgage Bankers Associ-
ation) market forecast released
last month, there will be an esti-
mated 2,462,000 new mort-
gages originated across the
U.S. in the year.
leads me to say,
gotta get me
some of them
greed, it points
out the obvious
fact that most of 9
the people pur-
this summer will
be financing a
majority of the jl ii
purchase, price i.,
For a large U
number of these
buyers, this will RLLM
be their first
process of securing a home
loan. I can tell you from person-
al experience that it can be a
nerve racking ordeal trying to
shop around for the best rates.
Sometimes the worst part of
the whole process is having to
start from scratch with each
new lender or mortgage broker
you speak with and having them
promise you the moon on that
initial phone' call about what
they can offer customers.
Then they call back after
they've actually run the num-
bers and it seems to never be.
what they were so sure they
could work out just the day
If I've learned anything about
obtaining a loan, it's this: One
of thetbest things buyers can do
for themselves is find someone
they can actually sit down with
in person and form a bond of
trust. There's nothing more
valuable than someone you can
physically go to when you have
questions about the loanterms
or .the status of your
It was for this reason
t you can that I contact-,
ed one of Macclenny's
local loan officers to get
his perspective on the
loan process, the cur-
rent state of the mort-
gage market and some
of the programs and
packages available to
Realtor buyers today.
As a real estate
agent, before I met with Andy
Burnett of Wachovia Mortgage
Corporation, I thought I had a
pretty good handle on the mort-
gage market. I now realize that
what I, knew before talking with
him was rudimentary loan info,
get in touch with a guy who
does...and that's a start.
In last week's column I took
a pot shot at the lending indus-
try, saying that they. were partly
to blame for the rising number
of foreclosures taking place
across the country. I mentioned
that this was mostly due to the
large amount of creative fin-
ancing methods, such as
adjustable rate mortgages and
interest only loans being of-
fered today and in recent years.
I asked Andy for his opinion
of this theory and he said, "The
problem with these financing
methods is that people were
using a lot of short-term financ-
ing programs to try to suit their
"If buyers know they only.
plan to be in the house for the
native to some of these short-
term methods, Andy told me
about a loan program he offers
that seems much steadier for
buyers looking to save a little
money while still going ahead
and getting into their home.
The loan works like this for.
the first 15 years of payments,
it is an interest only loan with
payments based on the interest
portion of a 30 yr. fixed loan in
the amount of the principle bal-
ance of the loan.
After those 15 years, it
reverts to a standard 15 yr.
loan. The rate is locked in
throughout the loan.
The beauty of this financing
method is there is no huge bal-
loon payment due within a few
years of the origination of the
loan, which would normally
.& ~ k.
Andy knows his way around
the lending industry, I sat for
about an hour, interrupting his
explanations with the occasion-
al, "I have no idea what you just
said" and then asking unrelated
questions to try to sound like I
was getting it.
I don't think
it took Andy
long to recog-
nize that he had
his work cut out
for him educat-
ing me in the
ways of finan-
ments. I won't
pretend to my
readers that I
really get it all
now after the
meeting, but at
least now I
know how to
next couple of years and then
intend to sell and move on,
these programs are great," he
/ "On the other hand, people
planning on keeping the house
find themselves caught in a
kind of a
can afford the
"It's the down
rising cost of
fuel and recent
jumps in mini-
on credit card
with the rising
costs of every-
day items from
their ARM rates
go up on a
As an alter-
force buyers to refinance at
whatever the rates are at that
time. It removes a great deal of
the uncertainty that usually
accompanies adjustable rate
Andy says the forecast also
looks a lot brighter for standard
FHA loans. "In the past, sellers
didn't want to accommodate
FHA buyers because it placed a
higher financial burden on the
sellers," he explained.
What he is referring to is that
until January 1st of this year,
the government made it illegal
for FHA buyers to have to pay
for certain-closing costs nego-
tiable for sellers with buyers
using conventional financing
In other words, if a seller
accepted an offer from a FHA
buyer, they automatically had to
shell out several hundred or
maybe even a couple thousand
dollars more in closing costs.
Now, these closing costs are
once again negotiable with FHA
buyers, but it still affords the
buyer an interest rate that gen-
erally runs a bit lower than 30
yr. conventional rates.
Andy also has access to pro-
grams through the Florida
Housing Finance Corp (FHFC).
These are government bond
money programs that buyers
can use for down payments on
their loans without having to
pay the money back, provided
they stay in the home. and do
not sell it for certain time peri-
ods outlined in the different
"Most people can afford the
monthly payment on a home,"
said Andy. "It's the down pay-
ment that's the issue."
Lower income families can
of these plans,
if they qualify.
time comes to
get qualified for
a loan (note:
this should real-
ly be done
buyers will need
to be able to
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Then give your loan coordina-
tor a grace period of one busi-
ness day to complete a full-on
pre-approval for the loan.
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A group of investors from
Maryland is concerned about
their money in the wake of a
failed project by a Baker
David KUll, a landscaper
from the Washington DC area,
said he ahd some friends each
put down $2500 deposits on
townhomes planned for the
Cypress Pointe development
off US 90 just east of
Kull said about 17 to 19 of
the units were scooped up by
investors at pre-construction
prices of $109,000 to
$122,000. Several of his
friends took his advice to get in
on the deal.
George Knabb Jr., told the
investors that the project had
problems in the engineering
phase and that he'd run out of
He said he turned over the
land to a Jacksonville man-,7
William Walton Jr., who had
invested in the project.
Kull said, "I don't know how
you can turn over land with con-
tracts against it."
He said Walton lent money
to Knabb at 7 percent interest
and 7 percent of sales.
"I can't prove it but my gut
feeling is that Mr. Walton pulled
the rug out from under the pro-
ject because he knew the value
of this property."
Kull speculated the land has
tripled in value since the con-
tracts were signed last year.
He said he spoke with
Walton several weeks ago and
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about townhome deal
(From Page 1)
was assured he didn't "want to
see anyone lose their money."
Kull added, "I'm willing to
,bet George's friends got their
money back right away."
Knabb acknowledged that
the project "went south," but
said last week he was meeting
with Walton to work, out a solu-
tion for the investors.
Knabb could not be reached
Tuesday to determine whether
any progress had been made.
In more positive news,
George West, owner of West
!Stucco, has cleared a tract of
land along US 90 on the east
end of Macclenny.
He said he plans to build
office/warehouse space on the
property, which is located adja-
cent to the car wash.
"It's going to look real nice,"
The office space in the front
will be stucco, of course, while
the storage area will be a metal
He hopes to have the project
completed by the beginning of
next year, and has been talking
with potential tenants, includ-
ing a local builder and a book-
The site had been littered
with old portable units put
there by.a previous owner.
West's plan will help spruce
up the east entrance to the city
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He recently moved his stuc-
co business to Jacksonville
where his partner is located,
but he still lives in Baker
Louise's Country Kitchen is
scheduled to be open for busi-
ness June 8.
Located on the east side of
SR 121 just south of 1-10 the
building most recently housed
a Willard's barbecue joint and
before that a Chinese restau-
Louise Lightsey, who'd been
a cook for Taylor'd BBQ, said
she will be open for breakfast
arid lunch every day and for din-
ner Thursday, Friday and
She will serve "home cooking'
like Mama makes."
Contact Michael Rinker if
you have any information (and.
yes, that includes rumors)
about new businesses coming
to Baker County. changes
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ready to move in. Nice area on
Mudlake Rd. Affordable at
.4 Little Bit of History! This 2,445 sf house was built circa 1910 and
also has a separate commercial building on the lot (right). The home
may be renovated for offices. retail, restaurant or any other use allowed
in a Conunmmercial General Zone. Lot size is 99' x 215' with lots of poten-
tial for two separate businesses. 99' frontage on US Hwy. 90 and 215'
frontage on First Street. REDUCED $445,000
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Nice 1 acre lot in Keaton Beach. Five min-
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for mobile homes or site built homes. Priced
for quick sale $69,900.
Bring the kids and their horses. 14.88 nice
acres. Part hay field and part wooded with
small creek and catfish pond. 3 BR/2 BA
doublewide MN-IH ith extra hookup for a sec-
ond MNH-I and t\\o extra wells. Convenient to
Jacksonville. Located on NV 216th Street in
Lawtev. Priced at $179.000.
Commercial Lot 14,000 sq. ft. 100 ft.
frontage on SR 121. Located ber een Waffle
House and Day's Inn. adjacent to 1-10.
Building Lot. conveniently located between
Glen St. Mary and NMacclennh..This.heavily
wooded lot is restricted to site built homes
only. '/ acre + priced at $34,900.
Nice 3 BR/ B.4 frame home with new vinyl
siding and CHl-A. Recendy remodeled and
ready to move into. Located on Tony Givens
Road in Sanderson on I acre. $13000
Reduced to $100.000.
Commercial property' in Hilliard. 1/2 acre
with 105' frontage on West 3rd St. Small
brick home in need of renovation, can be
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One more thing about the
differences between lenders
and mortgage brokers: Andy
works directly with the .lender -
Wachovia. This means buyers
can save on not having to pay
broker's points at closing.
Sometimes, however, a bro-
ker is worth it if they can actu-
-ally shop around for you and
find a better rate for the loan.
The only advice I can give
buyers is to not put the cart
before the horse. in their
search for a new home. Buyers
love to go straight out and
start looking at houses before
speaking with a loan coordina-
tor about what they can really
This isa big mistake.
Not only could you get wrap-
ped up into a contract to buy a
place you can't afford, but
you'll waste weeks or even
months searching in a price
range that doesn't suit you,
.either higher or lower.
Talk to Andy about getting
pre-qualified before going out
and falling in love some place.
He can be reached at the
Wachovia on Sixth St at 259-
1098 or email him at andy.bur-
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priced to sell quick, easy and fast!! Call for your showing! $159,900
5.79 acres zoned RCMH-.5 can be subdivided into one unit per 1/2 acre with well
and septic with approved pla and installation of pajed road inio.subdivision.
Owner financing "ith 2".' down. $230,000
Commercial building with 300-i SF hi;u could be rented to 3 tenants $450,000.
Commercial 2 sion, 315 SF building that can accommnodate 3 tenants $ 5i, u0i
Beautiful acreage for sale!
7.90 acres zoned for home or mobile home on beautiful private lot, just off
paved road at the intersection of County Roads 125 & 127. Owner motivated,
bring all offers!! $118,50;10
Bring on the Investors!
.43 acre corner lot, zoned commercial, entn from East Bld. & road frontage on
SR 90. Pre-determined, pre-approved for a 5-Wo sq ft building plus 1086 sq ft for
paved area. Nq wetlands! Permit determination in hand for a mini-storage.
Incredible investment potential in the CA, of Mlacclenny. Oni) $ t16,000. Seller will
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13 acres with pared frontage
13 acre, L shaped lot vith 400-- frontage on paved CR 125. Zoned for homes or
mobile homes and your horses will love it! Owner motivated, bring all offers!!
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Chaliee Rd im JacksonMle, near new bbran and property adloins new subdivi-
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8.35 acres with 1400 SFbrick home that was not completed. Some framing and
electric have been done. Septic and well on property but are not guaranteed to
ui)rk There is a pond on the properly and is zoned for livestock Chain link
fence. Reduced! $52-,900
Investment oppor room, enclosed front
Interlachen Lake Access
.22 acre lot in Interlachen with access to beautiful Lake Grandin. Very few of these
lots are left. Most bae been purchased b\ imeustors.. $l,000
Don't miss this 4/2, 2052 sq ft, DWMH on 1.18 of serene, scenic acres.
Convenient store on property. This home is in immaculate condition, wwc,
linoleum wood floors, huge open floor plan, living room, dining area, great
room, wide open kitchen with lots of room to roam. Fhe best panr of this piece
is the back coAered pano that looks out to a beaunutlly landscaped backward
complete ,ith a fully stocked pond, nice trees and even more space to grow
ird\ $22 i,004)
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Brand nev home, 400 SF, 3 2 on large city lot in St George, GA Just completed
'ith net eernIthing. Nice lugh aulied ceihngs, beauniul hght \atures, brand new
stainless steel kitchen appliances, ,oud cabinets, inside laundry, huge open liv-
ing room with xin\ %ood floors \\C( throughout, close to schools and Florida
border. This home is immaculate and is priced to show once and sell $137,400
St. Manr's River Bluff
Gorgeous -iBR.2BA. Fleerwood o. '. -
2 56 acres of beauutfully landscaped '
property. Large open floor plan with
vaulted cathedral ceilings, formal DR
& LR plus a great room. Jacuzzi mrub
with separate shower in enormous
master bath. New privacy fencing in a home that looks & feels brand new. Just
north of the FI/G.A line mi walking distance of the Si. Mary's River. Don't mis, all
this value for onlm, 1139.L1,i.
Rirer House Gel-a-ray, and Paradise
Adorable 3'2 on the St Marv's River. I1000+ SF, wood floors, carpel., dosed m
back porch, perfect for skiing sipping our morning brew Bejautull mniacured
)ard %th great access to thie rier Nkice sized k tichen and tanul} room and plen-
ty of room to grow and/or budd me enjoy the country limung, quiet sereniti &
peaceful nature walks... and a cool swim in the river... all located right im your
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16 acres in Georgia
Take sour pick...buy this as one 16 acre tract or pick up an additional 4 acres
and buy two 10 acre tractsZoned for site built homes already 1 umni per 10 acres.
Beautiful pond with luads of paved road frontage. Country setting under a dark
blanket of stars guaranteed., Perfect for horses, family and future plans. This
property sits high and dry and is a sight to.see in itself. Come take a ride through
the pastures and hardwoods to see tor )ourself. Only $14,5000 per acre.
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S2+ acres on corner lot in excellent neighborhood. Floors are
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a maple, grapefruit, flowering pear & cherry trees. Home has
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Beautiful Country Home
On 5.01 acres 4 BR/ 3 BA Approximately 2350 heated SF Ponderosa
Pine walls & ceilings brought in from Montana. Detached garage w/apartment,
oversized in-ground pool, & large barn. Additional land w/pond also available.
LIKE NEW HOME ON 2 ACRES
3/2 open floor plan, tile throughout, Berber carpet in
bedrooms, wrap around front porch and back porch
overlooking spring fed fish pond. On private lot at end of
cul-de-sac. Approx. 1907 SE Many extras! $259,900
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Wendy Smith, Realtor
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Seventy Acra..aw acre. Moccasin
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2 lots on US 90- in Glen St. Mary with building.
Excellent business opportunity. Has water &
sewer. Currently rented at $1100/month.
Vacant city I/d location, close
to schools. inc
Excellent commercial corner lot. East
Macclenny Avenue, .92 acres. $200,000.
Excellent Business Location! 1.25 acres with
320 feet highway frontage on busy 121 North.
Zoned Commercial neighborhood. $419,000
New Home Under Construction! Many extras! 3
BR/2 BA on 1 acre. Has covered porch & patio,
2 car garage & 295 sf bonus room. Floor will be
laminate wood, carpet & tile, gas fp, central
vacuum, security system, pre-wired for home
theatre. Country living at it's best! $269,900
Commercial in Glen St. Mary.
Excellent ccJ access to water
and sewer. $195,000
.98 Acres zoned Commercial on 121 South.
3 bedroom, 2 bath home, back & side screened
porches, laQ rge bonus room,
large fence J9 1 1 refrigerator. Must
see to appreciate.n lacclenny city limits.
Well established business in the fastest
growing area of Macclenny. Excellent corner
tot location! Beverage License is Available!
Richard's Grocery &
386 N. Lowder St., Macclenrny
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READY TO MOVE IN!
2006 Fleetwood DW on .5 acre,
3 BR/2 BA, open family room and
dining room. Master bath has gar-
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2000 Polaris 325, 2x4, automatic,
shed kept, $2500. 259-4889.
13 HP Honda generator, 5500 watts,
on wheels, new. 266-4579. 5/25-
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12 9rfc
Selling dirt & slag. Truck for hire.
622-7489 or 259-7452.5/25-6/15p
Day lily sale, 50N each, in bloom.
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half
round foyer console. All pieces are
mahogany wood. Southern Charm.
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany,'
can be seen at Southern Charm.
Solid wood coffee table, light col-
ored with glass inserts, $75. 275-
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Luxury queen pillowtop, in plastic,
$199. 904-398-5200. 5/25-6/8p
Epson Stylus color 600 printer, $25.
King pillowtop, new with warranty,
$289, can deliver. 904-391-0015.
Bed, beautiful temp-pedit memory
foam mattress & boxsprings, new in
plastic, with warranty, retail $950,
must sell $379, can deliver. 904-
Tractor 4x4, 3 cylinder, diesel, al-
most new with canopy, Turf Master,
$6650. 904-860-4604. 5/25tfc
Solid wood cherry sleigh bed with
mattress & boxsprings, retail $950,
sacrifice for $395, can deliver. 904-
1998 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic,
full chrome package, XM satellite ra-
. dio, $12,500. For info, call 904-629-
Craftsman lawnmower, 18 HP, 6
speed, 44" cut, very good, $400.
Electric wheelchair with batteries &
charges, $600, like new, used 3
/times, must see. 259-9000 or 259-
1996 Harley Davidson Road King,
full chrome package, $10,500. 904-
Snapper riding mower, 12,5 HP, 30"
cut, excellent condition, $500 OBO;
Master's Cut riding mower, good con-
dition, 38" cut, 12.5 HP, $500 OBO;
1982 14' tri-haul boat & trailer, mo-
tor needs work, $800 OBO. 259-
Chrome stock chevy rims & tires,
16", with lug nuts & center caps,
$60. 904-710-1141 cell. 6/8p
Polaris 500 automatic 4x4, 1900
miles, $3500 OBO. 904-318-5206.
Boat, 200 HP motor, tandem a'.le on
'railer. $1000. 912-266-1641. 6.'8c
Sweet corn. Derek Harvey 259-
1997 Catalina Coachman, 28 ft, 5th
wheel with slide out, $9500. 275-
Yerf Dog Go-cart, large, 6.5 HP, 1
year old, $900; wrought iron furni-
ture, table & chairs, $100. Call Andy
at 275-3216. 6/8p
Olympic adjustable bench with squat
rack, preacher attachment & leg
curls, weight stand, several curl bars
& dumbells, over 400 lbs of olympic
steel weights, great condition, $250
OBO. Call 259-6171 or 874-3922.
Round bale hay, $35, barn kept.
Yamaha Grizzly 660 4x4, automatic,
1100 miles, winch, $5000. 904-318-
3x24 ft., 29 gauge, metal roofing:
2x6, 44 ft., load bearing trusses.
Bankruptcies, divorces, wills, deeds,
adoptions, notary services, etc. Call
anytime, John Swanson 266-9270.
2005 Trailblazer, loaded, 10K
miles, selling due to health prob-
lems, $3000 & take over payments
or $20,000 cash. 259-6371. 6/8p
Cash for your junk car or truck. I
haul. 904-509-0921. 5/4-10/26p
1996 Toyota Camry LE, V6, 4 door,
automatic, 138K miles, silver tinted,
power windows, power locks, Hablo
Espanol, looks & runs great, radio,
CD, serious inquiries only! $5500
cash.. 259-2253. 6/1-8p
1951 Ford F100 pickup, classic cus-
tom paint & interior, Ford 5.0L, AOD
transmission, AM/FM/CD, power
steering, A/C, show 'condition,
$20,500 firm. For info, call 904-
1998 Escort Sport, 5 speed, well
kept, great gas mileage, $2000.
259-9684 or 251-4221. 6/8-15p
1997 Ford Explorer XLT, $3700,
runs great, 188K miles, loaded, cold
dual A/C. 904-334-8824 or 904-266-
1990 Ford Mustang, 5.0 HO, 25th
Anniversary Edition, runs good,
$3500. 259-8507. 6/8p
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LXI,
leather interior, loaded, $5000 OBO.
275-3221 or 275-2410. 6/8c
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1988 GMC Sierra, runs, $300; 1968
Pontiac Lemans, $300; 1992 Ford
Bronco II, needs transmission. but
runs, $300. 912-843-2609. 6/8p
1999 Ford Ranger Sport, V6, new
tires, cold A/C, CD, 136K miles, dia-
mond plate tool box, 5 speed,
$3500. Call Jeff at 904-294-7322 or
Van, looks good & runs great,
$1200, 37,000 miles, Florida title;
tractor, 3 pt hitch, runs, $1200. 912-
Affordable home health:care for your
loved one, in your' home. 9 years ex-
perience, Florida background check,
good references. For more informa-
tion, call Susanne at 259-1704.
leave message. 6 8-15p
Childcare available, ages 1-5, Mon-
day Friday, positive learning environ-
ment. 259-3323. 6/8-15p
Need tractor work, bush hog mow-
ing, leveldirt, etc. Trqe trimming &
removal work. Call 904-259-7968.
Do you have a junk,car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in
good condition. Call Karin at South-
ern Charm 259-4140. 2/13tfc
Dogs: all types from puppies to
adults. Animal Control, $50 boarding
fees will apply. 259-6786. 11 /20tfc
Miniature Pinscher puppies, CKC,
wormed, shots, health certificate, 2
males $300 each, 1 female $350.
Home Every Night &
Average $683 $907/wk
NO TOUCH FREIGHT
Thursday only 7:30 am-?, very end of
Charlie Rowe Rd.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm,
Off Charlie Rowe Rd.. follow signs. Big
sale! 3 families.
Friday & Saturday, 515 W. Linda St.
Lots of stuff. 259-6523.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, behind
BP off George Hodges Rd, right on As-
pen. on corner of Camphor.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm,
I.- 121 N. on left about 5 miles. More
Saturday 7:30 am-?. 690 7th St. Clothes all sizes, shoes, furni-
ture. household. Bake sale too! 5 family Girl Scout Fund Raiser.
Saturday 8:00 am-?. 229 Magnolia Ave.. 1 block off Hwy 90,
Baldwin. Men & children clothes, toys, VHS videos, household,
etc. Also, 24 ft, 1995 Nomad travel trailer, 1995 Honda Goldwing
motorcycle. Loads of bargains! Multi family.
Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 1128 Copperfield Circle. Copper
Creek. Moving all must go! Leather couch, appliances, color TV,.
knick knacks, etc. Rain or shine.
Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm, Lowder St. to Ray Phillips Rd, to
Cherry Tree Lane, 1st place on left. Have a little of everything.
Too much to list. 4 families. Rain or shine (inside garage).
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 5 miles from Hwy 90 on 121 N. Assorted
Saturday 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Sunday 8:00 am-1:00 pm, James
Britt Rd off 23C. Merits power chair. Smithy metal lathe. 2 nitro
R,.'C trucks, tools & electronics.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 44 N. 1st St. Clothes, shoes, toys, Wiggles
toddler bed with Wiggles bedding accessories, highchair which
converts into a table & chair, much much more. Multi family.
Saturday 8:00 am-no more buyers, on the corner of Ray Phillips
Rd. & CW Webb Rd. Infant toddler, gently used & new clothing.
equipment & toys, adult wear sizes small to extra large. knick
knacks, school teacher leftovers. You want it? You got it! Multi
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 620 S. 9th St.. corner of 9th & Lowder. Lots
Happy Jack Mange Medicine pro-
motes healing & hair growth to arny
mange or oarespot on dogs & horses
without steriods. Glen, Cash Store
Full blooded Beagle puppies, $100.
Two ferrets with large pen, $200.
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Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP to
find out now to spot fraudulent solicita-
tions. Remenimber: if it sounds too good to
be true. it probably is. The Baker County
Dump truck drivers needed, Class B
license with good MVR. asphalt expe-.
rience helpful. 786-5077. 6.'8-15c
Security officers, all areas of Jax.
Call Giddens Security at 384-8071 or
apply at 528 S. Edgewood Ave. 6 '8-
RN/LPN/CNAs. Macclenny Nursing
.. & Rehab, all shifts available,
full/part time, PRN. Apply n person,
call 259-4873 or fax resume to 259-
S 5381, ask for Sharon or Melves.6/8-
. Experienced sheet metal roofer, ref-
erences required & valid driver's Ii-
cense, Top pay. 904-251-5804 or
904-305-3457. 5 '25-6 '15p
S Gilman Building Products is accept-
ing applications for lumber grader
trainee at the sawmill located in Lake
Butler. Applicant must have expen-
ence grading lumoer, $12.88,. hour.
high school diploma or equivalent re
quired. This is an hourly position but
after becoming SPIB certified will be- -
come a salaried position with match-
ing 401ik), dental & health insur-
ance, paid vacation, holidays & sick
leave. Promotional opportunities. In-
terested applicants should appl in
person Monday Friday, 8:00 am-
3:30 pm at the front office. 6 '8-15c
Dispatcher needed for large flatbed
trucking .company. experience in
transportation necessary, salary de-
pendent on experience, health life.--
dental'4011k). paid vacation-holi-
: days & much more! Grayson Mitchell,
Inc. Ask for Rick 800-434-1882.
Transporn Systlem Inc.
GREAT Pay ~ GREAT Benefits
Home Every Weekend
1 Yr. T/T Experience &
Class A CDL Req'd
Call Doug today at:
Dispatch load coordinator needed
for large flatbed trucking company.
Experience in transportation neces-
sary, salary dependent on experi-
ence, health 'life 'dental '401(k), paid
vacations/holidays and .more!
Grayson Mitchell, Inc. 800-434-1882
ask for Rick. 6/8-15p
Local home health agency looking for
full time RN & Physical Therapist.
For more information, call 259-3111.
Journeyman Ironworkers needed, top
pay, full time. 707-8262.5 '25-6,15p
Truck drivers needed. Earn $800-
$1000 per week. Company provided
CDL training for those who qualify.
School graduates welcome. Call AMG
866-374-0764. 5, 18-6.'8p
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools. 259-5877. 12/30tfc
Company specializing in erosion con-
trol now hiring the following posi-
tions: crew leaders, equipment oper-
ators. laborers, class A CDL drivers.
Valid driver's license is a must. Fax
resume to 904-275-3292 or call
275-4960. EOE 'drug free workplace.
Part-time apartment manager. Seek-
ing a professional & goal oriented in-
dividual with strong personality for a
small complex located in Macclenny.
Computer skills, multi-tasking & HUD
a must. Credit. criminal & drug test-
ing required. EOE. Fax resume to
259-8950. 6 8c
Part time with full time potential.
Looking for motivated, qualified per-
son in Baker and surrounding coun.
ties. Experience in sales helpful. Re-
ply with resume and references to
P.O. Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063.
The New River Solid Waste Associa-
tion is seeking a qualified person for
the position of Landfill Spotter. Re-
sponsibilities include screening
wastes for removal of unauthorized
materials. Landfill or recycling experi-
ence preferred. Employees will be re-
quired to complete landfill operator &
inmate supervision courses. Salary
will be based on experience. Entry
level salary is $7.50 per hour. Appli-
cations available at the New River
Regional Landfill, SR 1'21, 3 miles
north of Raiford, FL. Apply between
8:30 am-5:00 pm. Deadline for appli-
cations is Friday, June 23, 2006 at
5:00 pm. New River Solid Waste is a
Drug free workplace, drug testing will
be required. For information, call
386-431-1000. EOE. 6/8-15c
Drivers & contractors. Home through
the week. Drop & hook loads. Great
pay/benefits. CDL-A, 3 years experi-
ence. browntrucking.com. 770-344-
Avon helpers wanted. I do the paper-
work you earn the money. Call
Kaycee at 275-3215. 6/8-15p
A/C and duct installers, must be de-
pendable. 259-8038. 6.'1-22p
The New River Solid Waste Associa-
tion is seeking to hire a full time em-
ployee for the position of Recycling
Technician II. The duties will include
collection & processing of recyclable
materials, supervising inmate labor
& other duties as needed. Applicants
must have a high school or GED
diploma, valid Class B or higher CDL
& the physical dexterity necessary to
complete the required duties. Start-
ing salary is $9.50/hour. Applica-
tions may be obtained at the office
of New River Solid Waste Associa-
tion, SR 121, 3 miles north of
Raiford, FL, Monday Friday, 8:00
am-5:00 pm. Deadline for applica-
tions are Monday, June 19, 2006.
Secretary position available for
rental property management compa-
ny. Must be Quickbooks & computer
literate and able to deal with the pub-
lic. Send resume to Secretary, P.O.
Box 1813, Macclenny, FL 32063.
Needed erection foreman & crew for
hollow-core & pre-stress concrete.
permanent positions with top pay &
benefits. Call 707-8262 or 259-
A Touch of Grass Lawn Service
needs experienced full time licensed
,driver. 259-7335. 3 23tfc
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preference, limitation or discrinmiation
based on race, color, religion, sex. handi-
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an intention, to make any such prefer.
ence, limitation or discriminationn' Fanmil-
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of 16 living with parents or legal custooi-
ans. pregnant women and people secur-
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violatilon of the law. Our readers are nere-
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equal opportunity basis. To complain ol
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2" & 4" Wells
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Call Roger or Roger Dale
Family Owner & Operaied
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TRUCK & TRAILER MECHANICS NEEDED
Q PRITCHETT TRUCKING
Pritchett Trucking is continuing to grow and is in need
of qualified people to work at our Lake Butler Facility.
Good benefits. Pay based on experience.
Apply in person at 1050 SE 6th St. in Lake Butler
or call 1-800-486-7504
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Ne%% roofs Roof repairs
Move & setup -
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Fully insured Locally owned
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Residential and Commercial
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Damage repair guarantees
Free estimates Call today!
Tree removal Light hauling
We haul or buw, junk cars and trucks
We sell horses
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PC Repair Custom PCs
Digital Audio Training
Flat fee $50/hour (1 hour min.)
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Structure Drying Mold Prevention
Water Damage Solutions
*24 hour emergency response
*Emergency water removal
*Mold prevention *Dehumidification
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Locally owned & operated
Chris Eddins, Owner
Licensed & Insured
Timmy Hodges, owner
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Heating* Air Electrical sei
Licensed and Insured
28p Lic. #RA13067194
*. WASTE DISPOSAL,
an. Garbage pickup for Baker County
Roll off Dumpsters
ll/16tfc Kent Kirkland. Owner/Operator
We build in-ground pools
We sell and install
DOUGHBOY above-ground pools
Service Renovations Cleaning
Repairs Chemicals Parts
698-E West Macclenny Ave.
(next to Raynor's Pharmacy)
Spring & Summer hours:
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Call today for the best price!
Complete site & underground
SWe sell dirt & slag
Hourly rate available on:
grader, dozer & trackhoe work
Mitch Canaday, Jr.
NHC FHIA & NACHI Certified
Serving North Florida and
Water conditioning purification
New septic systems
Drain field repairs
We're your water experts
Celebrating our 29th year in business
Credit cards gladly accepted
Fully licensed & insured
Florida & Georgia
CHRIS M. CAPO
Specializing in weddings
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Engineered trusses for \our netk
Home Barnm- Shed -,Etc. .
Free estimates .
Lawn mowing Tractor work
Clean-up ~ Hauling
* Air conditioners Heat pu
Major appliances *
24 hour, 7 day emergency se
Call Vince Farnesi, Owner-O
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So many options!
See our catalogs at
The Office Mart
110 South 5th Street
tfc TRACTOR'S WORK
Bush hog Dirt work
Land clearing Tree service
2" arnd 4" ell
Bull dozer &backhoe
6/8-29p ANGEL AQUA, INC.
T/OR Water softeners Iron filters
Sales Rentals Service
mps WATER TESTING
vice! Total water softener supplies
operator Salt delivery
Financing available -
7/ltfc JOHN HOBBS
797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny
Custom house plans
to your specifications
Qualified Good references
THE OFFICE MART
Oils, acrylics, watercolors, canvases,
drawing pads and much more!
110 South Fifth Street
tfc GOD'S BUSINESS
After-hours computer repair
graphic design and writing
JOIN OUR TEAM!
Seeking high-powered, high performance, individual's for
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apply on-line at ww.teamomex.com.
Flexible Schedule Advancement Opportunities
Vacation/Benefits Package/401K Competitive Pay
Bonuses Discounted Meals
Students Friday/Saturday Night Off
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday. June 8. 2006 Page Six-B
FSBO. 1987 DW, 4 BR, 2 BA, living,
dining, kitchen on 1 acre lot near ele-
mentary school, $100,000. 259-
4 BR, 2 BA Fleetwood mobile home.
on 2.86 acres, 21/2 miles from 1-10,
$140,000. 275-4648 or 497-1686.
I; 1 acre, Lot 39-B, Glen St. Mary, qui-
et neighborhood off a paved road,
$44,500. 868-6270. 6/8p
FSBO. 3 BR, 1 BA frame house on
.31 acre lot in Macclenny, 1300 SF,
fully fenced, enclosed front porch,
storage shed, CH/A, laundry room,
refrigerator, stove & dishwasher in-
cluded. Depending on sale price will
also include a Rain Soft water treat-
ment system, $115,000. Call Clay-
ton at 904-483-6409. 6/8tfc
4+ acres w/beautiful trees in quiet
area north of Glen St., Mary. Won't
last long. $79,900. 859-3026.
Reduced to $195,000. Baker
County, 10 acres on St. Mary's Riv-
er, 700 ft. on river with small white
sandy beach, secluded, high & dry,
fenced, large oak & pine trees, pic-
ture perfect, beautiful property. 259-
Just reduced FSBO. 3 BR, 1 BA
home in Sanderson,$130,000. Seller
motivated to sell. 859-3026. 6/8tfc
FSBO. 10.01 acres, Hw) 90 & Cow
Pen Rd., only '/s mile on right, look
for sign, $145,000 OBO. 259-3878.
Secluded mini-estate on the Little
St. Mary's, 4 BR, 2.5 BA brick home.
on 11.3 acres in Taylor, mature oaks,
high & dry, substantial river frontage,
new paint & carpet. Ready to move
in. Serious inquires only. Call 904-,
355-8800 for appointment.
Whispering Pines subdivision, 3 BR,
2 BA, 3 car garage, all brick, hard-
wood floors, new roof, high ceilings,
sprinkler system, $299,000. 259-
* 9449 call for appointment. 6/8-22p
FSBO. Macclenny II, 3 BR, 2 BA,
2227 SF, corner lot, $289,900. 904-
Land In Baldwin. 14 acres, cleared
on paved city road with water & sew-
er. 904-759-5179. 6/1-8p
3 BR, 11/2 BA, 1250 SF, CH/A, large
backyard, all appliances included,
$83,000. No rent to own. 259-4302
between 6-9 pm,. 6/8p
2005 DW on 1 acre, 4 BR, 2 BA, for-
mal living room/den, kitchen has is-
land, appliances included, $135,000
OB9. 904-312-2782. 6/8-15p
Country charmer near the river,
2000 SF, all brick home on 2.34
fenced acres in South River area, 3(
BR, 2.5 BA, all appliances stay in-
cluding riding mower & deep freezer,
$265,000. Must see! 904-303-
3 BR, 1 BA brick completely remod-
eled, wood floors, tile, new bath-
room, $I46,000, 706 Long Dr., Mac-
clenny. Call 904-838-3734.- 6/8p
3 BR, 2 BA house with 2 rental mor
bile homes on 13.2+- acres in the
Georgia Bend area, big workshop &
2nd kitchen, $195,000. 904-629-
1800 SF home, spacious lot in Mac-
clenny, large backyard, beautifully
landscaped, 3 BR, 2 BA with office,
covered garage, laundry room,
$1150/month, $500 deposit, 1st &
last month's rent. 904-759-7094 or
2 BR, 1 BA home, new carpet, cabi-
nets & paint, non-smoker, no pets,
$575/month, 1st & last. 259-5286.
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage, water & mowing provided,
Mobile homes/, 2 and 3 BR, A
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit
860-4604. 1- 3
Mobile home, 3 BR, 2 BA,.
carpet flooring, living
kitchen 'dining room combo,
closet & garden tub in master
on 1/2 acre lot in Sanderson. Al
trick appliances, $750 secur
posit, $750/month. Please ca
2 BR, 2 BA condo, ground
poolside, incredible ocean vi(
Augustine Beach. Call 476-81
Home in Macclenny, 3 BR, 1I BA,
$750/month, first & iast month's
rent plus $300 security deposit. 710-
14x70 mobile home in city, no pets,
$475/month. 259-5126. 6/8p
New 3 BR, 2 BA nome in Glen. locat-
ed on Madison St. Carpet & tiled.
$1150/month, security deposit &
lease required, available June 19th.
No pets allowed! Call 259-3350 for
New apartments. 2 BR, 1 BA,
$650/month, $650 deposit, in-
cludes refrigerator, stove, microwave,
utility room, washer & dryer hookup.
No pets. Available June 19th. Madi-
son St., Glen. 259-3550. 6/8p
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6/itfc newspaper that has it all.
Take a few moments to read
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Floor, affect you and your family.
Large commercial office space avail-
able for lease. 859-3026. 3.2tfc
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS
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Take Stock in Children Program Specialist
Coordinate and manage Take Stock In Children Program at Lake '
City Community College and five counties served. Bachelor's
Degree and two years management or supervisory experience.
Valid drivers license and reliable transportation..
Salary $25,018.QQ. Annually plus benefits:-
Application and materials must arrive by July 7, 2006 for guar-
College application required.
Position details and application available on the web at:
Inquiries: Human Resource Development
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314 Fax: (386) 754-4594
LCCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College, in Education & Employment
SECOND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
Baker County is applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a grant under the Housing Rehabilitation Category
in the amount of $750,000 under the FY 2006 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. For each activity that is
proposed, at least 51% of the funds must benefit low and moderate-income persons. The activities, dollar amounts and estimated percentages
benefit to low and moderate income persons for which the County is applying are:
Activity No. Activity Name' CDBG Estimated
Funds LMI Benefit
013 Administration $112,500 N/A
014A Housing Rehab/Demo/Replacement $622,500 100%
08 Temporary Relocation $15,000 100%
Exact budget figures will be available no later than July 21, 2006; however, at no time will the CDBG budget exceed $750,000.
The proposed project will involve Baker County is proposing to utilize $750,000 in CDBG Housing Rehabilitation funds to assist
VLI/LMI residents throughout the jurisdiction. The activities will include rehabilitation/construction repairs and temporary relocation, as nec-
essary. Necessary repairs may include rehabilitating existing structures or where necessary, demolition and replacement.
Baker County plans to minimize displacement of persons as result of planned CDBG funded activities in the following manner:
No displacement is anticipated.
If any persons are displaced as a result of these planned activities, Baker County will assist such persons in the following manner:
In accordance with the Baker County's Anti-Displacement and Relocation Policy
A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application will be held at Baker County Board of County
Commissioners Chambers, 55 Third St., Macclenny, FL on June 19, 2006 at 6:00 pm. A draft copy of parts of the application will be available
for review at that time. A final copy of the application will be made available at Baker County BOCC Chambers Monday through Friday
between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm no more than five days after July 15, 2006. The application will be submitted to DCA on or before
July 21, 2006. To obtain additional information concerning the application and the public hearing, contact Ann Yarborough, (904) 259-5123.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hear-
ing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Ann Yarborough at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be
provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Ann Yarborough at least five calendar days
prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call
(800) 955-8771. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Ann Yarborough at least five calen-
dar days prior to the meeting.
Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be submitted to DCA with the application. The
disclosure will be made available by Baker County and DCA for public inspection upon request. The disclosures will be available on and
after the date of submission of the application and shall continue to be available for a minimum of five years.
1. Other Government (federal, state and local) assistance to the project in the form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance pay-
ment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax benefit, or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by source and amount;
.2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or consultants involved in the application for assistance or in
the planning or development of the project or activity;
3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary interest in the project that can reasonably be expected
to exceed $50,000 or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower);
4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corpora-
tions, or other entities, the identification and pecuniary interests by corporation or entity of each officer, director, principal stock-
holder, or other official of the entity;
5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the providers of those funds and the amount provided;
6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT, FAIR HOUSING JURISDICTION AND HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE
If your home has exceptional interior design,
unique architecture or special features-
Contact Kelley Lannigan at
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS
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SECOND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Town of Baldwin is applying to the Florida Department'of Community Affairs (DCA) for a grant under the Neighborhood
Category in the amount of $650,000 under the FY2006 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. For each
activity that is proposed, at least 51% of the funds must benefit low and moderate-income persons. The activities, dollar amounts and esti-
mated percentages benefit to low and moderate income persons for which the Town of Baldwin is applying are:
Activity No. Activity Name CDBG Estimated
Funds LMI Benefit
013 Administration $52,000 N/A
016 Engineering $83,000 N/A
03J Sewer Lines and Components $515,000 Over 51%
Exact budget figures will be available no later than July 21, 2006 however, at no time will the CDBG budget exceed $650,000.
The proposed project will involve sewer (lift stations) and water improvements (line replacement) as a citywide activity.
The Town of Baldwin plans to minimize displacement of persons as result of planned CDBG funded activities in the following manner:
No displacement is anticipated.
If any persons are displaced as a result of these planned activities, the Town of Baldwin will assist'such persons in the following manner:
In accordance with the Town's Anti-Displacement and Relocation Policy
A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application will be held at Baldwin Town Hall, U.S. Hwy 90 West,
Baldwin, FL on June 13, 2006 at 6:00 pm. A draft copy of parts of the application will be available for review at that time. A final copy of
the application will be made available at Baldwin Town Hall Monday through. Friday between the hours 8:00 am 4:30 pm of no more than
five days after July 15, 2006. The application will be submitted to DCA on or before July 21, 2006. To obtain additional information con-
cerning the application and the public hearing, contact Lula Hill, Town Clerk at (904) 266-5031.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the
hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Lula Hill at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be
provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Lula Hill at least five calendar days prior to
the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call (800)
955-8771. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Lula Hill at least five calendar days
prior to the meeting.
Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be submitted to DCA with the application. The
disclosure will be made available by the Town of Baldwin and DCA for public inspection upon request. The disclosures will be available on
and after the date of submission of the application and shall continue to be available for a minimum of five years.
1. Other Government (federal, state and local) assistance to the project in the form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance pay-
ment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax benefit, or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by source and amount;
2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or consultants involved in the application for assistance or
in the planning or development of the project or activity;
3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary interest in the project that can reasonably be expect-
ed to exceed $50,000 or 10%o of the grant request (whichever is lower);
4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corpora-
tions, or other entities, the identification and pecuniary interests by corporation or entity of each officer, director, principal
stockholder, or other official of the entity;
5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the providers of those funimds and the amount provided;
6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT, FAIR HOUSING JURISDICTION AND HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE