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Jury convicts Jackson in husband's death

Deliberates two

hours Saturday
KELLEY LANNIGAN I FEATURES
A l2-member jury took less than two hours
onMay 15 following afive-daytrialto con-
ict Meloney Lee Jackson of first-degree
murder in the shooting death of her husband in
March, 2008
The death of Kevin Jackson took place one day
before the couple's divorce was set to be finalized to
and came as the result of being shot repeatedly,
once through the heart, once in the back of the
head and five times in the back .
He was dressed in his AirGas work uniform
and his car kes, lunch An emool Dus ,n Jackson weeps on hs gradmoh ers

Juror 'irregularity' could lead to mistrial
There's a distinct possibility that the judge a statement to the effect that she hoped the
who presided over last week's marathon five day juror's past relationship with her and her son
murder trial may be asked to declare it a mistrial would be helpful. She also lamented the fact that
because one of the female jurors allegedly has a it didn't since that juror voted to convict her of
past relationship with an older son of defendant first-degree murder in the shooting death of her
Meloney Jackson. husband Kevin.
Neither the public defender, George Nelson, The juror, whose name could not be positively
nor State Attorney Bill Cervone would comment confirmed late Tuesday, will likely be summoned
on the record, but another source close to the to a hearing soon before Circuit Judge James
case said Ms. Jackson following the verdict made Nilon, who presided over the trial.

NEFSH managers eyeing budget cuts

Goals: trim $3.7million in operating costs; preservepatient care
JOELADDINGTON Joe Infantino. c ary, and then again during the
NEWSEDITOR "We are looking at both Freare lookingat regular session that concluded
repoer@bkercountypress cm staffing and expense costs in all this month.
B finding close to $4 mil departments," he said by e-mail bothstaffing and In January, the language re-
y i ng late last week before adding that quired that the Department of
Slion to cut fromNortheast Flor- certain direct care areas like expense costs in all Children and Families request
ida State Hospital's budget a nursing would not be targeted imfornmation on outsourcing op-
Maufacng halted atHaso; ppety edfo very stage getting the 50-year-old facility for cuts departments. eration and management of the
accredited, hospital managers "Our efforts to reduce costs -JoeInfantmo 613-bed hospital
g intend to be well prepared for will not compromise staffing ALFsH 3.. Rep Ja61 t Adkins hs pit-
3 0 0 K lienfuture attempts to place the fa- patterns whichnsure safety, nor nandia Beach, whose district
cility underprivate control willthisfacility compromise on useson quality of care includes Baker County, was
An executive management meeting the general medical The savings is on par with successful at eliminating the
O n H an so n .team is identifying ways to needs of those we serve he what some legislators includ- provision on grounds the infotr-
Ori a five percent d wrote. "While these strategies ing House SpeakerLarry Cretul mation request was outside the
in NEFSH's $74 nflliont bgt, may be deployed by private se- hoped to see after pr ivatization specific goal of the special ses-
JOELADDINGTON The re manufaturin has ih would eliminate about trinterests to maximize profit, language first appeared in a
NEWS EDITOR stopped ..." Mr. Register told the $3 ., million in spending, said NEFSH as a public fa cility, fo- special budget session in Janu-(See page 2)


reporter@bokercountypress cm comnunission during its meeting
May 18. "They're using that fa-
The Baker County Counis- cilit as a distribution point"
sion agreed to place a $300,000 The EDC director, who fills
S a similar role at the Chamber of
Sl l' l u. Conuerce, has been in contact
this week in response to contin- with Hanson management and
ued layoffs at the facility, which said the company has main-
is down to only two workers stained a sales team to drum up
The move was recommended buyers for tiles being stored at
by Darryl Register, director of the Sanderson site in the Enter-
the county's Economic Devel- prise West Industrial Park. The
opment Commission [EDC], company is still manufacturing
which lured the roof tile manu- tiles at other locations.
facturer here in 2006 using tax "They've assured me they
breaks and free land. have no intention of leaving,"
said Mr. Register, calling the
company's actions a tempo-
rary shutdown until the housing
market rebounds and demand
for roof tiles returns.
Propo e Hanson Mas already in vio-
r nation of its agreement with the
county to maintain at least 30
civic center employees at the plant or face
civic cen r paying the county $300,000 in
return for the relocation induce-
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Materials company laid off 25
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raising fees
JOELADDINGTON
NEWS EDITOR
reporterbakercountypress com
The Baker County Com-
mission is set to consider next
month a new tax assessment
for emergency medical services
(EMS) and a $3 increase in the
existing assessment for fire pro-
Both services are being subsi-
dized by hundreds of thousands
of dollars in the county's gen-
eral revenues, which are funded
mostly through property, gas
and sales taxes.
County Manager Joe Cone
told commissioners during their
meeting May 18 that a supple-



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(from page 1)
mentary funding mechanism for
the services billing insurance
companies for emergency re-
sponses will likely end thanks
to changes made by Florida legis-
lature this year.
"Anything at this point would
help," he said of the new EMS
fee, which is proposed at $20 for
a single-family residence and $50
for businesses of less than 5000
square feet.
Larger commercial structures
would pay more, as much as
$1000 if they measure more than
80,000 square feet.
The proposed $3 increase to
the 20-year-old fire fee would
charge single family homes
$30.50 and commercial build-
ings with less than 5000 square
feet $55. It's also structured to
increase depending on the size of
the commercial structure,
Both fees are assessed onprop-
erty owner's tax bills each year
"I think we need to take a look
at it," said Commissioner Mike


Griffis. "It's a tough time to ask
for more, but it's prudent to at
least look at it."
Commissioners Michael
Crews, Gordon Crews and Alex
Robinson concurred.
At some point, when you're
dipping into the general fund,
you have to raise revenue or cut
services," Michael Crews said.
Public hearings will be adver-
tised to consider the changes and
hear public comments.
In other business, the commis-
sion'
Approved an agreement for
the Florida Department of Trans-
portation to resurface CR 125
north of US 90 to north of Park
Street.
Awarded a bid to APAC for
the paving of 2.4 miles of Crews
Road for $195,056. APAC was
the low bid on the project.
Approved an agreement with
the City of Macclenny for the
joint operation and management
of a debris collection and dispos-
al site


Eyes cuts at NEFSH
(from page 1) accredited, while all three pri-
sion addressing a multi-bil- vately-run facilities have received
lion-dollar budget deficit national certification from the
The more recent privatization Joint Commission, a non-profit
language that surfaced in both organization.
the house and senate simply di- Mr Infantino said NEFSH
reacted DCF to contract manage- is focused on gaining its own
ment of the facility beginning in national accreditation from the
January 2010 for at least $3 mil- Commission on Accreditation
lion less than NEFSH's current of Rehabilitation Facilities, or
budget CARE
That proposal was removed The goal is to become certi-
from the senate's bill following fied by the end of the year.
a push against privatization by
Sen Charlie Dean of Inverness,
who also represents Baker Coun-
ty, and after more than 100 local
residents, government officials COsml
and hospital staffers traveled to
the capitol to lobby against it
"That grabbed the heart of
the people in the process ,"
said the county's Tallahassee
lobbyist Chris Doolin about the
display of community involve-
ment
In late April, the remaining
house provision was removed
during conference negotiations
Also used as ammunition 5 7 1 S .
by privatizatizaon advocates was
the fact that none of the state's Confidential Exam
publicly-managed hospitals are ni enil x


To place lien

on Hanson...
(from page 1)
employees about a year ago when
it scaled back production and be-
gan operating the plant with only
nine workers.
Mr Register said although
he doesn't believe the company
wants to sell the plant, the lien is
necessary to ensure the county
receives that $300,000 if Hanson
should do so. He said the county
should file the lien as soon as
possible.
"For the protection of the
county, I think it's prudent," he
said.
Due to an out-clause in the
contract that relieves Hanson of
its obligations if the drop in em-
ployment is due to unforeseen
circumstances like the housing
market crashing, calling for the
$300,000 payment would likely
put the matter in front of a judge.
A representative from Hanson
is expected to address the county
commission at its next meeting,
June 2.

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Speeds to buy'decent' clothing


The sheriff's department ar-
rested a Callahan woman for
reckless driving the moving of
May 16 after she was clocked
speeding on Interstate 10 and led
a deputy on a chase through the
parking lot of the Walmart Su-
percenter on SR 228.
Tatianas Caballero, 26, told
Cpl. Ben Anderson she was in a
hurry to purchase clothing after
she was turned away from visit-
ing a Baker Correctional inmate

that designation.
Deputy Anderson said he
clocked the suspect in a rented
2009 Chrysler about 8'16 am
traveling eastbound at CR 125
near Glen St. Mary at 101 in a 70
mph zone. Ms. Caballero exited
at 228, then sped through the in-
tersection north to the Walmart
entrance where she ignored the
fact that Cpl. Anderson was be-
hind her with emergency lights
activated.
In other arrests'
ShomariWilcox, 28, of Mac-
clenny was charged with driving
on a license that had been sus-
pended twice for failure to pay
fines.
Deputy Matt Sigers stopped
the suspect driving a 2001 Ford
the morning of May 16 on US 90
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At the same intersection, Fe-
licity Crawford, 32, of Macclenny
was arrested the evening of May
14 for disorderly intoxication.
Deputy Chris Walker said the
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OPINION

Thursday,May21,2009


Of course its raining this week;



BCHS graduation is on Friday

Sniffle, sniffle occasion. Other than those folks
As I sithere writingthis column I JM\ V SIDEl1l (F' bedecked with various stoles and
have just finished the senior awards cords, the interesting thing to me
banquet and am getting ready for was that everyone looked alike.
the rest of the graduation week ac- T HEM ATTER That was probably the plan in the
tivities dim past when graduations started
Those sniffles have double ROBERTGERARD to be celebrated. Unless you go into
meaning. I have an absolutely aw- the military or go through a college
ful head cold (if I start snorting like a pig, however, ceremony, this is the last time these students will all
I'll start to worry), and my youngest is graduating be together as a group, as a unit, as a class. I can tell
this Friday weather permitting, you from talking to a lot of seniors this week that it's
As a high school teacher, I have been through a a bittersweet experience On the one hand, they are
lot of graduations, including two others that have in- anxious to graduate and move on with their life; on
eluded my children. We're pretty excited for Spencer. the other, this is all many have ever known and many
He's president of the senior class and gets to speak at will miss it.
graduation. All three of the kids have had the privi- I was not particularly successful student, so I sat
lege Sara was valedictorian and like his brother, on the field watching what was going on and listen-
Dylan, was senior class president, ing to speeches. Our valedictorian was something of
Sa goofball and his speech reflected it. I recall being
more confused than inspired by his words.
her's license and getting married. I do remember the moment of moving the tassel
Because it is a momentous occasion, life will try from right to left. It signified completion, that my
to play tricks on you now and again, whole life lay ahead of me; one door closing and an-
There is nothing that will break a drought like other opening. It was tangible and memorable, and
a high school graduation. We haven't seen rain in when I did it I was struck by the seriousness of the
months, but with a high school graduation on the act.
books the clouds start rolling in and the afternoons My mother warned me that if I threw my hat in
fill with thundershowers, the air I had better get it back. Since they all looked
I don't know what it portends exactly, having not 1 1 i 1 1 1 T
readthetealeavesrecently butlthinkit'sjustMother ' .
Natures subtle reminder that it's a cold, cruel world Sometimes crazy stuff happens at graduations,
out there and graduates are about to enter it after 18 like floating beach balls or Frisbees. I've got nothing
years of being sheltered by parents and schools, against beach balls and Frisbees on the beach, but
I've been through graduations that threatened I hope they don't make their appearance at gradu-
showers and graduations that delivered the full real ation.
deal. I remember one year where the rain came One of the drawbacks about having a graduation
down in such biblical proportions that you literally ceremony in a football stadium is that some people
couldn't see the stage from the stands and the entire in the stands treat it like a game At Dylan's gradua-
ceremony was overin about 15 minutes, tion there was a guy a few rows up with his shirt off.
I always felt bad for that class, but what are you i i
going to do? When animals are gathering two-by- i .
twoon the fence line, it's a sign to stop i .
Hanging in the front office are wonderful photos game Thankfully, the class of 2007 was terrific and
of the last dozen years or so of graduations taken the ceremony memorable despite some in the audi-
from the Memorial Stadium press box. Some have a ence.
colorful assortment of umbrellas in the seats. They I hope the graduation ceremony has perfect
look very pleasant and festive in the photograph, weather, a respectful audience and participants who
Trust me, it wasn't festive or pleasant in real life. treat the ceremony with dignity.
I don't like to get wet. Good luck to all the members of the 2009 gradu-
I don't remember much about my own high school acting class.
graduation. I was suitably solemn for the solemn


The heartache of a murder trial


It was a very THE BACK "Justice has been
long week at the done," she declared
Baker Countye .. O R quietly
house The trial of PO RCH This is the sec-
Meloney Jackson, KELLEYLANNIGAN ond trial I have
who was charged covered for The
with the death of her husband Press In both cases the accused
Kevin in March of 2008, ended have been women, one indicted
with a conviction for murder in for grand larceny and fraud, the
the first degree other for murder
The trial started Tuesday and I have always had an active
wrapped Saturday afternoon at and vivid imagination, but the
5'30 when the guilty verdict was one thing I simply cannot imag-
announced ine is what it must be like to
Each day, family and friends murder your husband That's one
as well as members of the local place my mind will not go
media sat through the wearisome Listening twice to the 911
9'00 am to 5 00 pm schedule recorded call made by Ms
Many broughtpillowsbecause Jackson's frantic young daugh-
the wooden benches designated ter was nearly too painful to
for spectators are hard on the endure The judge's face was
posterior The short recesses grim throughout the recording
were always relief, offeringthe So were the faces of the jurors,
S i i not to mention how hard it was
S I for the family members
and looked back up the stairs And then there were the crime
for a moment before she left the scene photos entered as evidence
courthouse after the verdict during the trial Again, I can only



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imagine what the victim's par-
ents and his brother must have
endured when faced over and
over with the horrific images of
theirloved one's lastmoments on
earth and his violent demise
I found myself praying silently
that God would grant these good
people the strength to recover
from this tragedy
There is no way any of them
can make sense of such a death
The passing of time and theirlove
and support for each other will
be the only thing that eventually
takes away some of the sting
It was a privilege to sit among
these quiet, heroic people for
those five long days I spoke with
many of them during the breaks
and shared a meal with them on
two occasions I wanted so many
times to offer some sort of con-
dolence to Mr Jackson's parents
but was at a loss as to what I
could say
I was reminded of a passage
of a letter written by President
Lincoln to a mother who was
reported to have lost all her sons
during the Civil War' Ifeel how

words of mine whch shoul
attempt to beguile you from the
grief o a loss so overwhelming
I felt much the same as the for-
mer president must have I knew,
however, that perhaps later I
could write something to express
my feelings
There is a verse from the Book
of Revelation that I have turned
to many times when something
in my own life has hurt me pro-
foundly It has never failed to
give me solace and I offer it here
in the hopes that it will give them
comfort also
aM God shall wipe away
all tears from their eyes; and
there shall be no more death, nei-
ther sorrow, nor crying, neither
shall there be any more pain For
the former things have passed
away


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GUEST EDITORIAL


Privatization fears misguided


It has improved care and slashed costs


By Leonard Gilroy, AICP
and Anthony Randazzo
Opponents of privatizing the
Northeast Florida State Hospital
(NEFSH) in Macclenny killed
an important opportunity in the
legislature, claiming that priva-
tization would have caused the
state to lose jobs and the local
economy to suffer
Not only was this fear mis-
guided, but it also ignored an im-
portant reality state psychiatric
hospitals exist to provide quality
care to individuals suffering from
severe mental illness, not to be a
government jobs program
Area legislators and their
union allies apparently felt oth-
erwise, deciding that the preser-
vation of government largesse

the mentally ill One government
union lobbyist went so far as to
call the privatization defeat "a
victory for the community But
what about the patients?
The reality isthatprivatization
could have saved the state money
while also ensuring higher qual-
ity care for patients at NEFSH

of care Yet, for over a decade,
Florida has successfully priva-
tized a number of state psychi-
atric hospitals and correctional
mental health services, dramati-
cally improving patient care and
outcomes while innovating to
drive costs down
South Florida State Hospital
(SFSH), the first state psychiatric
hospital privatized in Florida in
the late 1990s, offers an excellent
example The aging Pembroke
Pines facility had never been ac-
credited in its 50-year history and
was facing a major class action

was privatized
Within 10 months of receiv-
ing the contract, the private op-
erator was able to get the existing
facility accredited and the law-
suit dismissed, while at the same
time financing and building a
new, modem facility to replace
it No state capital dollars were


involved, and the state will own
the new facility when the debt is
retired
The results speak for them-
selves Since privatization, the
hospitalhas reached some signifi-
cant operational milestones, such
as dramatically reducing waiting
lists for patient admissions, re-
ducing the average patient stay
from eight years to less than one
year and nearly eliminating the
use of seclusion and restraint to
manage patient behavior
SFSH also recently rolled out
the first electronic health records
system in a Florida psychiatric
hospital at its own expense
The system increases the accu-
racy of treatment at the hospital
and has created a benchinark for
every other hospital in the state
to aspire to
Significantly, the contractor
paid to develop this cutting-edge
system itself, recognized the op-
erational improvements it would
facilitate, even though such im-
provements immediately become
property of the state
The Florida Statewide Ad-
vocacy Council, a human rights
advocacy group that initially op-
posed the SFSH privatization,
noted the turnaround, unani-
mously passing a resolution in
2003 supporting further priva-
tization of Florida's psychiatric
facilities
Policy makers paid attention
as well and subsequently priva-
tized several additional forensic
psychiatric hospitals, as well as
several prison mental health pro-
grams
Cost savings through privati-
zation have also been impressive
The Florida Department of Chil-
dren and Families told a legisla-
tive committee in 2007 that the
average cost per bed in privately
operated psychiatric facilities
was as much as 15 percent lower
than at the state-ruin hospitals
Missing in opponents' anti-
privatization rhetoric is the im-
portant fact that the privately-op
elated hospitals actually receive
more monitoring and oversight
than those rin by the state
After privatization, SFSH and


all of Florida's other privately-
operated state psychiatric facili-
ties have become accredited by
the Joint Commission, a nation-
al, nonprofit health care accredi-
tation organization
By contrast, no state-run fa-
cility, including NEFSH, has
received this respected seal of
approval Are taxpayers just sup-
posed to take it on faith that the
state is providing quality care in-
house?
Florida just missed a tremen-
dour '-rTr '-v to modern-
ize 1 1 at NEFSH
by engaging the private sector
Privately-run psychiatric facili-
ties have a proven track record
of providing higher quality care
in the Sunshine State, no matter
the complexity and severity of
the patients' illnesses they treat
And they are doing it at a lower
cost innovating through more
efficient business practices that
offer better care for less money
While some in Tallahassee
clamor to preserve government
jobs, it's the individuals in Flori-
da's mental health care facilities
who deserved the legislature's
full attention Instead they sac-
rificed patients' well being to
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A Macclenny woman will serve a A report of the incident notes that Ms. Authorities said the plastic bags were
mandatory three years in state prison for Rhodentossedout some of the drugs while concealed in the heels of the defendant's
trafficking in prescription drugs and two being pursued. She was finally stopped by boots.
other criminal charges stemming from Charlton deputies using "stop sticks" to In other cases this week
her arrest in February of this year flatten the tires of her vehicle Bryce Irby III got a 364-day county
Summer Rhoden, 23, was In another sentencing this jail sentence minus 73 days already served
week David R. Crawford of after he admitted to violating probation
SI Baldwin drew a three-year pris- stemming from a 2006 cocaine posses-
court. Judge James Nilon also f on tenn in return for his plea to sion charge.
imposed a ten-year drug of- burglary of a conveyance andin Willis Hudson was given a 90-day
fender probation upon release producing contrabandinto county jail sentence for felony driving with a sus-
and a $50,000 fine. The sever- jail when he was confined there pended license, and Terry Lee Jones 61
ity of the sentence is linked to Mr Crawford, 33, was initial- days in jail for grand theft.
the amount of drugs involved ly charged with aggravated bat- The state dropped a charge of obtain-
in the controlled buy in north terry when arrested on November ing prescription drugs by fraud against
Macclenny. 28, 2008 outside Mac's Liquors Francis Jackson, and the court placed him
Ms. Rhoden also pleaded in Macclenny There, witnesses on probation for one year for attempted
to purchasing 90 doses of oxi- Summer Rhoden told police, he attacked David cheating by false pretences.
codone and 200 of methadone Manucy with a sledge hammer Christopher Methvin drew a two-year
from a confidential informant for $1200, as the victim sat in his vehicle. Both had probation term and a $2900 restitution or-
amounts sufficient to warrant the traffick- been involved in a fight inside the bar derin return for a no contest plea to unem-
ing charge, a first-degree felony. The charge was later downgraded to ployment compensation fraud.
The plea deal with the state included a burglary of a conveyance Judge Nilon placed Johnnie Lee
I ii i . I Mr. Crawford has an arrest record that Smith on house arrest for six months after
Includes burglary, battery, possession of he admitted to violating probation on an
and an officer from Charlton County, Ga. drug paraphernalia, obstructing police .1 I i i
on a chase north on SR 121 across the state and fighting. He also pleaded to bringing i ". I
line following the undercover buy. tobacco into county jail in March, 2009.



Man arrested trying for forge prescription


An Arkansas man was ar-
rested May 13 on a felony charge
for allegedly attempting to alter
a prescription by adding another
drug that is supposed to be ob-
tained via a separate order.
An alert technician in the
pharmacy department at the
Macclenny Walgreen store con-
tacted police after the suspect,
Joshua Giddens, 30, of Fort Smith
brought in a single prescription
for amoxicillin and methadone.
The latter drug has to be ordered
separately.
Mr Giddens, interviewed by
Deputy Claude Hurley, said he
obtained the drugs before. The
deputy noted the order has "ques-
tionable markings" and appeared
to be a copy. A check with the
physician whose name appeared
on the prescription revealed that
Mr. Giddens had been ternninated
as a patient in March, 2007.
The doctor's office also faxed
a copy of the original order and it
was not for methadone.
In other cases, an Orange Park
man who told police he was sell-
ing vacuum cleaners door-to-door
was booked for felony possession
of a prescription drug after he
was brought to jail the evening of
May 15.
Ryan Lamot, 21, had gone to


the residence of off-duty deputy
sheriff Claude Hurley on CR
125 north of Glen St. Mary ear-
lier that evening and three times
knocked on his door before the
officer threatened to use force to
remove him.
Police were called afterthe sus-
pect spun the wheels of his 2004
van leaving the Hurley property.
The vehicle was stopped by Dep-
uty Pete Quinley minutes later,
and deputy Sgt. Greg Burnsed
noted in his report he recognized
Mr. Lamot from a confrontation
off Thomas Circle east of Mac-
clenny two weeks earlier.
The sergeant said in the earlier
stop following a suspicious per-
son report, he advised Mr. Lamot
to cease selling vacuum cleaners
until he obtained a peddler's li-
cense. He described the man's de-
meanor then as "argumentative."
The suspect behaved in much
the same way while being ques-
tioned by Sgt Burnsed and Dep-
uty Quinley, and several times
changed stories on matters like
appointment times with potential
customers and the fact that he had
no vacuum cleaners in the van for
use in home demonstrations.
Sgt Burnsed noted that Mr.
Lamot acted suspiciously when
placed in a patrol car. A later


search turned up valium pills in
the rear seat and in the suspect's
shirt pocket.
He was also ticketed for reck-
less driving.
A similar traffic citation plus
a felony charge for possessing
amphetamines were filed against
Dustin Irish, 22, of Glen St. Mary
after he led Sgt. Burnsed on a
chase the night of May 12 that
ended in the suspect's driveway
off Rufus Powers Rd.
The officer said he first
clocked Mr Irish speeding in a
2000 Chevrolet pickup on CR
125 in downtown Glen about
11'00 pm, and the suspect sped
up after turning onto Madison
Dr. and then to Powers, where
he slowed before turning into his
driveway.
Mr. Irish said he was aware


the officer was behind him with
emergency lights and siren ac-
tivated, but he wanted to reach
home to avoid police having to
tow his truck.
A subsequent search turned up
six doses of the prescription drug
in the suspect's pants pocket.
A 16-year-old male student
at the school district's Alternative
School for disruptive students
was arrested May 12 for misde-
meanor marijuana possession.
Teacher Greg Harrison said he
spotted several students seated
together and detected the odor of
pot smoke He found a marijuana
cigarette on the ground, and the
student produced a plastic bag
with a small quantity inside. He
said he purchased it off-campus.


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Burglary at Sanderson


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A rear door was pried open with a knife to gain entry to the residence
of Michael Stoutamire on Dolphin St. in Sanderson the evening of May
17, and the owner reported $1255 in property taken
Mr Stoutamire told Deputy Brad Dougherty he was away from the
residence about four hours when he returned at 10'00 pm and discov-
ered the burglary. Missing items included antique coins, loose change,
an iPod, laptop computer, camera and radio.
In other burglaries reported this past week
Shana Senn reported a 9mm handgun missing from her apartment
on South 6th in Macclenny on May 13, and named an ex-boyfriend as
a possible suspect.
She told Deputy Darrin Whitaker the pistol valued at $650 was taken
from a box in the closet of her bedroom The apartment is located on a
second story and there was no sign of forced entry, heightening suspi-
cion that a key may have been used to enter the front door.

Sanderson last month. The incident was reported May 11.
Deputy Matt Sigers contacted several persons, all Sanderson resi-

ofMs. Wallace, who last saw the ring above her kitchen sink.
Tina Lancaster reported that she returned to her residence off Pine
Oaks Circle in Macclenny about noon on May 15 and discovered a
purse and 100 DVDs missing from the living room.
The purse contained prescription medicine, a watch and identifica-
tion. There was no sign of forced entry.
Two vending machines in teacher break rooms at Baker County
Middle S school were vandalized and looted of change overnight May 14.
One was near the school library and the other in the sixth grade center,
where a door was pried to gain entry
There is a suspect in the theft of a knee board valued at $200 from
i ,, I as alleg-
edly taken by a suspect believed to be from the Sanderson area driving
a Jeep.


Arrests drunk husband


for dejy ing dep utys order


A Macclenny man found him-
self in county jail charged with
resisting police after he ignored
a deputy's order not to follow his
wife into the home of his step-fa-
ther the evening of May 17.
Deputy Brad Dougherty said
he warned James Smith, 45, to
remain in the garage of the resi-
dence of Michael Minerva on
Jonathan St. following an alterca-
tion between Mr. Smith and his
wife Anita, also 45. The officer
said Mr. Smith was intoxicated.
Mrs. Smith said she had ear-
lier dropped her husband off on
SR 121 near Interstate 10 after he
repeatedly attempted to grab the
steering wheel of the vehicle she
was driving. The couple argued
on a trip fro LakeButlerbak to
Macclenny, and the wife said she
went back topic up her husband
because it was raining heavily.
They went to the Minerva
residence to pick up children and
police ere called because Mr.
Smith refused to exit the vehicle
and made threatening statements.
There also was a un in the e-


hicle
The suspect initially ignored
several requests by Deputy
Dougherty to exit, then walked
into the garage. He attempted to
follow his wife when she entered
the house to get her car keys.
In another arrest, two per-
sons were charged with shoplift-
ing after they attempted to leave
Wahnart the afternoon of May 12
with a radio valued at $25.
A security employee toldDep-
uty Earl Lord she saw Antonio
Shapiro, 18, of Macclenny and
a 17-year-old male companion
take the radio from a shelf to the
customer service area where they
attempted unsuccessfully to get a
return refund. The two then head-
ed to the store exit with it.
The report notes that Mr
Shapiro already had a trespass
warrant bannin, him from store


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Cash for future cells dwindling,


loans likely needed in five years


BY JOEL ADDINGTON
reporter@bakercountypress.com
The New River Landfill hasn't borrowed money
to expand capacity before, but that could change dur-
ing the next half-decade.
"We've got a lot of saving to do if we're going to
do it with cash," Executive Director Darrell O'Neal
told New River's board of directors May 14 before it
adopted a tentative budget forth 2009-10 fiscal year
beginning October 1.
The tri-county landfill governed by Baker, Brad-
ford and Union counties has about $4.9 million in
the bank for constructing future cells beyond the five
it has now.
But landfill staff expects to spend about $4.2 nil-
lion in 2010-11 to build a sixth cell, now in the de-
sign and permitting stage, and another $10 million to
construct a seventh cell by 2014-15.
The cost jump comes from the latter cell's larger
size and proposed location atop existing cells, both

Cash escrowed for cell construction is not the
only area that's come up short. Balances for the de-
preciation and long-term planning accounts are also
a combined $5 million below what would be legally
required if New River was a privately-operated facil-
ity.
"As a public entity, we're not required to have it
escrowed," said Mr. O'Neal. Rather the landfill must
only keep on hand cash for closure of the facility,
should that become necessary. The closure account
balance is about $128,000 above the required level,
about $8,262,000.
"The bottom line is in the next five years, we'll

TOWN OF GLEN ST MARY


need $15 million for cell construction," he said. "On
cell 7, we're probably going to have to borrow mon-
ey"
The budget wasn't all bad news though. Some of
the brighter spots were higher-than-expected rev-
enues from interest and cash expected from the up-
coming sale of carbon credits.
This year's budget included $200,000 in interest
income, but New River has already accrued more
than $532,000 with six months left to go in the fis-
cal year.
Landfill officials also hope to sell carbon cred-

garner as much as $800,000.
Credits traded on the west coast exchange, known
as the California Climate Action Reserve, must be of

fied for sale there.
However, the budget as prepared assumes the
credits would be sold on the Chicago Climate Ex-
change and bring in $350,000.
Other highlights in the tentative 2009-10 budget'
The $8.1 million budget is about 1.74 percent

the tri-county area are expected to drop almost 30
percent while those from Levy and Alachua counties
are anticipated to increase slightly by a combined 7.4
percent.
A one percent cost of living salary increase as
well as a two percent merit increase for employees
was also included in the proposed budget.
Baker County is set to receive a $225,000 divi-
dend payment as well.


Leans toward temporary halt to fccs
TheGlenSt MaryTownCoun- $1500ofthe amountaspartofan year There was no increase in
cil appears poised to rescind its earlier agreement the maintenance contract
portion of the flat $4250 impact The town does not have auth-
fee for new construction pending ority to suspend money going to
an improvement in the economy the school district
Though the measure won't be The attorney also suggested
up for formal hearing until next the council act relatively soon
month at the earliest, all five since pending projects will await
members of the board indicated the moratorium anyway HOME FURNI
during regular session the night In other business during the
of May 19 they will support it regular meeting and prior to a
The idea was broached by closed session withMr Foreman
Mayor Juanice Padgett who to discuss an ongoing lawsuit
suggested the moratorium "The over payment of utility impact
economy is bad and people are fees and the town's retirement
hurting I recommend we take system, the council
them down to zero," she said Passed on second reading
Town attorney Joel Foreman and adopted an ordinance allow-
of Lake City suggested Glen ing occupation of parked recre-
place a specific time on the re- national vehicles for living pur-
scission, perhaps one year It poses, except by special pennit
could be extended if the econo- No one appeared at a public
my does not rebound hearing to comment on the ordi-
The board agreed the lack of nance
fees enacted last year might spur Voted to give consultant Jor-
construction which, like most dan and Associates of Orange
everywhere else, has ground to a Park the go-ahead to apply for
halt the past year in the town a grant to fund extension of a
Mr Foreman advised Coun- central water system to the north
cilman Dickie Foster to abstain side of US 90
from any future vote because he .* ^r-- 1 t-- l r-,
is a building contractor with 1- ,. i
Glen St Mary will be out its Transportation for maintenance
$2750 portion of the residen- along US 90 for $1815 and for
tial fees since the Baker County highway lighting at $3045, a
school district still lays claim to three percent increase from last


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BY JOEL ADDINGTON taxes collected must go toward "We need to look at on
reporter@bakercountypress.com a civic center, 10 percent to pro- charge," said Mr. Kennedy, refer
mote tourism, 10 percent for ad- ring the group's plans to bring
In its first meeting in more ministration of the two percent civic center to the county.
than a year, the county's Tour- tax on local motel rooms and 5 County staff taking part in th
ist Development Council [TDC] percent for contingency, meeting suggested the cash could
discussed changing its major goal However, TDC members Alex be redirected to improvements
of building a civic center, and Robinson and Terry Bradley were the Ag Center, for instance mal
instead spend about $266,000 reluctant to commit funds to ei- ing the acoustics better or adding
amassed in local bed taxes dur- their group's request more space
ing the last nine years on other "I feel like this money should "Lets try to make it a little
projects. be set aside for a civic center," more usable," said County Man
Four members of the seven said Mr. Robinson, who hoped to ager Joe Cone. "That's all we're
member council gathered May 14 use the money to secure a grant going to have for awhile."
to consider funding requests from for he roect Badley reed sayin
the Historical Society and Taylor But John Kennedy, another "We need to revisit this. We'
Church, and although not ap- TDC member and president of got to do somethi ."
proved, the solicitations sparked Mercantile Bank, was doubt- But changing how bed taxes
a conversation about what the ful the two percent tax was high are spent will take at least a s
S enough to fund a civil center, per-majority (4-1) vote from th
isn't possible even in the future, and that ex- county commission.
"This money's sitting here," listing revenue wouldn't be suffi- The TDC is set to reconven
said Historical Society president cent to borrow enough money to on the matter at 3 00 pm Ma
David Richardson. "If you sit achieve the same ends. 26 in the county administration
on it and do nothing, in 10 more Grants for such a project prob- building, 55 N. 3rd St. in Mac
years you might have a million ably wouldn't be available for lery
dollars, and that's still not going years to come, he added.
to buy you a civic center."
Mr. Richardson had asked the
TDC for a portion ofthe $28,000
it would cost to add a lift to the
Historical Society and old jail on
Mclver Street in Macclenny
Taylor Church's Kevin Clark
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Caretaker attacked by lawn man

A Macclenny man said to be questioned and appeared very ir- cording to the officer's report.
intoxicated the afternoon of May ritated and aggressive Deputy Walker noted redness on
16 allegedly attacked the care- In other cases the victim's face
taker of a 78-year-old woman The state attorney's office When the 17-year-old was
who lives off Raintree Dr The will decide if a battery charge is questioned, she admitted to strik-
assailant was living in a shed on warranted in the case a 17-year- ing the victim, but said it was in
the property in return for doing old female from Macclenny who retaliation for the younger female
lawn work. 11 11 1 i 1 1 juve- hitting her.
Lorraine Davis was on the I I I I ,4 *Abatterycomplaintwasfiled
phoneabout 200pmwithherson The 9-year-old victim's moth- with the state attorney against
David Davis when the suspect, er, Monica Jackson, also of Mac- Bobby Powell, 47, of Hemlock
Michael Johnson, 50, was heard clenny, told Deputy Chris Walker Rd. in Macclenny for allegedly
yelling at her to give him $3 to the girls were teasing one another punching his 14-year-old daugh-
buy beer, said Deputy Matthew when her daughter was hit with ter in the head several times
Sigers. an open hand by the suspect, ac- because he thought she had car


Worried for his mother's safe-
ty son rushed to the home and
found caretaker Cynthia Starling,

I ,1 I appeared
to be suffering from back pain,
said the suspect pushed her to the
ground when she came to check
on Ms. Davis after hearing the
yelling. The victim further said
that Mr Johnson stood over her
while pushing her down against
the floor and telling her to stand
up.
Ms. Davis relayed a similar
version of events to the officer,
adding that Mr. Johnson had dis-
played the same behavior before.
The suspect, who said he
pushed the victim to get her away
from him, was arrested for mis-
demeanor battery.
Deputy Sigers said Mr. John-
son had difficulty standing and
smelled of alcohol when he was


Suspected vandal sought

A Macclenny man is sought for an attempted break-in at the home of
his brother on Jimmy Lane late in the evening of May 17.
Robert Dixon told police that Jernnaine Dixon, 33, first attempted to
get into the home via a front door, and when that was locked he broke a
nearby window before fleeing. The victim said his brother was attempt-
ing to steal money, and Deputy Patrick McGauley said Mr. Dixon had
earlier been warned via trespass warrant to stay away from the resi-
dence.
He will be charged both with the trespass violation and criminal mis-
chief The sheriff's department also has an outstanding warrant for Mr.
Dixon in another case.
In other reports, Joseph Hogan, 36, no address indicated, is sought
for questioning about a cut tire on a vehicle belonging to Kendra Russell
of Glen St Mary.
Mr Hogan was drunk and argued with Ms. Russell and witness
Gregory Andrews outside their residence on Andrala P1. late on May
12 They went inside and heard Mr. Hogan in the yard, then after he left
they discovered a rear tire on Ms. Russell's 1994 Chrysler was slashed.
* A complaint for criminal mischief was filed May 11 by James
Hawkins of Macclenny against Nastassia McKinney, 22, also of Mac-
clenny, for allegedly pouring sugar in the gas tank of his Cadillac


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96, dies May 13th
Wilhelmina Green Mizell,
96, died Wednesday May 13,
2009 in Jacksonville following a
lengthy illness Mrs Mizell was
born July 9, 1912 in Bradford
County, the daughter of Wal-
ter Green and the former Alice
Lang She was preceded in death
by husband Andrew Mizell,
daughter Joan Moore, son Buck
Mizell, grandson Wayne Ben-
nen, brothers Marvin and N D
Green She will be sadly n missed
by those she leaves behind
Survivors include brother
Curtis (Lenore) Green; daugh-
ter Betty Mizell five grandchil-
dren; six great-grandchildren;
one great-great-grandchild
The graveside service was
held at 9'00 am May 15 at
Brandy Branch Cemetery with
Bro Gene Hodges officiating
Arrnangements were under the
direction of Prestwood Funeral
Home, Baldwin
Zelma Neumans,
77 dies May 16th
Zehna Mae Neumans, 77,
a 23-year resident of Bradford
County, died Saturday, May 16,
2009 at Shands of Starke She
was born June 26, 1931, to Per-
ry P Turlington and Elizabeth
Phillips-Taurlington She was
preceded in death by husband of
34 years, Harold Neumans and
sister Annie Cruz
Survivors include daugh-
ter Dorene (Jimmy) Davis of
Hampton, FL; brothers Preston
Tarlington of Watkinsville, GA,
Robert and Cliff TUrlington of
New York; sister Barbara Turl-
ington of Orlando; three grand-
children, three great-grand-
children and special care giver
Aurora Bryant
A graveside funeral service
was held at Manntown Cem-
etery in Glen St Mary on May
19 at 10'00 am
Arrangements were under the
direction of Archie Tanner Fu-
neral Services, Starke

In Loving Memory
of
Richard Ordell Crofoot
6/17/58-5/24/64
Dicky, my sweet little boy,
I still miss you so But you are
a special angel with God and I
know you are very happy ant
loved Tae care o C y a
Nick We love you

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Methodist Church
121 North t 259 4461
Macdenny, FL
Pastor Tim Cheshire


Sunday Evening Wo pship n00pm







Jesus answered, "Verily, verily I
say unto thee, except a man be
born of water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the king-
dom of God" John 3 5


Kathryn Sands,
75,former teacher
Kathryn Louise Sands, 75,
died May 13, 2009 in Jackson-
ville ShewasborMay31,1933
to John-
nie Albert
Burnett an
Roxie Pre-
inMacclen-


by ,1 ,
John
Burnett
Louisep
lived in vs S 2
Macclenr-
ny until graduation from high
school Married in 1951, she
became a homemaker with her
husband serving a military ob-
ligation in Fort Campbell, Ken-
tucky After becoming a mother,
she returned with her husband
to Florida and together they at-
tended the University of Flonrida
Following her husband's gradu-
ation, they relocated to South
Georgia where Mrs Sands fin-
ished her undergraduate at Val-
dosta State University
Soon after she began a teach-
ing career that became a life-

adults Through encouragement
from farnily and colleagues,
she continued her own educa-
tion and worked in public and
private schools in Georgia and
South Carolina
With a Doctor of Educa-
tion degr e, Louise later retired
from the public school system
in Augusta, Georgia Following
retirement she and her husband
relocated to Florida In retire-
ment she continued to enjoy
shopping, traveling and visiting
her many friends
Survivors include her hus-
band of 58 years, Jim Sands of
Macclenny; son Keith David
Sands and devoted daughter-
in-law Connie Haucke Sands;
daughters Kathryn Lynn (Jim-
my) Boone and Jeri Michele
(Garland) Marsh; one grand-
daughter; three nephews; very
special friends Pok Yon P'Simer
and Thomas Russell, all of Jack-
sonville
The graveside service was
held May 18 at 3'00 pm at
Woodlawn Cemetery in Mac-
clenny with Pastor Donnie Wil-
liams officiating Arrangements
were under the direction of V
Todd Ferreira Funeral Services












Sanderson
Congregational
Holiness Church

Sunday Shool 1000 am
Morning Worship 1100 am
Sunday Evening Worship 600 pm
Wed Evening Prayer Serv 730 pm
Pastor: Oral E. Lyonsp


Family says thanks
The family of Verglyne Davis
thanks everyone for the thoughts,
prayers, food, flowers and com-
passion shown to us during the
loss ofourloved one Please con-
tinue to keep us in your thoughts
and prayers, and may God bless
you all
When Verglyne closed her Cy-
press House Restaurant in Sand-
erson years ago, she thanked
God for blessing her with such
wonderful and caring friends and
employees She would feel the
same way today if she was still
with us Thanks atain


In Loving Memory
of
Richard W. Griffith
1916 to 1984
Dad, we still miss you very
much and we hope to see you
again someday in Heaven We
love you very much




Churchfishfry, sing
Pine Level Church on 127
North in Baxter invites everyone
to a fish fry and sing May 23 be-
ginning at 5'00 pm


Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 AM Sunday Evenmg Worsshp 6:00 PM.
Sunday Morng Worship 11:00 AM. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 PM.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macdenny 259-3500


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Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny 2594575

Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Service 7:00 pm
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday 9:15 am

Youth Programs a
Sunday School 10 00 am
Common Ground Sunday 11 00 am
Common Ground Wed (Teens) 7 00 pm
God Kids Sunday 11 00 am
God Kids Wednesday 7 00 pm or p

www.christianfellowshiptemple.com


j Saint Peter

in the Glen
ANGLICAN CHURCH

9:00am Sunday School 6:30pm Wednesday Dinner,
10:00 am Sunday Worship & Praise, Prayer, Healing,
Holy Conumunion Holy Conumunion

(904) 259-6689 ~ Glen St. Mary, Florida

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to Calvary
Corner of Madison & Stoddard
Glen St. Mary
Pastor: Tommy Anderson
Phone 904-259-2213


First Baptist Church
of Sanderson
CR 229 S, Sanderson FL
Sunday School 1000 am
Sun MornngWorship 1100am
Sun EveningWorship 600pm
Wed. Eve Bible Study 00 pm
Pastor Bob Chrisamas
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Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us
Glen Friendship Tabernacle
Clinton Ave Glen St Mary
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23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.
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Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
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Thursday,May21,2009


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5 00 p m on the Monday prior to publication, unless otherwise noted or arranged It is requested that
all news items be typed or emailed to insure accuracy in print

Social Notice Deadlines- Birth announcements, wedding notices and social events must be submit-
ted within four weeks of the event

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Colt61 Rhadson

Baby 1", ,, #,, 1 [1 ,, ,.
Karly and Tori Richardson
of Macclenny are pleased to an-
nounce the birth of brother Colt
Logan Richardson on April 28,
2009 at Baptist Medical Center
He weighed 6 lbs, 14 oz and
was 181 inches long
Proud parents are Kimberly
and Troy Richardson Grandpar-
ents are Martha and Grady Rich-
ardson of Trenton, FL, Howard
Logan of Frostproof, FL and the
late Nancy Logan, formerly of


WaMron Johnson

May 23rd wedding
Bertha Waldron and Larry
Waldron of Sarasota are proud
to announce the engagement of
daughter Shannon Waldron of
Macclenny to Joey Johnson, also
of Macclenny Joey is the son of
Sharon and Calvin Johnson of
Macclenny
Shannon graduated from
DeSoto County High School and
is currently employed by Stamer
Insurance Consultants
Joey graduated from Baker
County High School and is the
owner of Gateway Automotive
and Brake Service
The couple will be married
May 23 at Heritage Park
After honeymoonin in St
Augustine, the couple will reside
in Macclenny
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Sister arrives
DeAnna Paige of Lake City is
pleased to announce the birth of
sister DeAsia Mykala Paige on
May 8, 2009 at Shands of Lake
Shore She weighed 7 lbs, 15 oz
and was 20 inches long
Proud parents are Deuane
Paige and Stephanie Rosamon-
da of Lake City Grandparents
are Karen and Gary Rosamonda
of Macclenny and Glenda and
Dwayne Paige of Lake City


Norman-- Fish

August wedding
Scott and Melissa Norman
are proud to announce the en-
gagement of daughter Tiffany to
Jonathan Fish, all of Sanderson
Jonathan is the son of Hugh and
Barbara Fish of Macclenny
The couple will be wed Au-
gust 29 at 7'30 pm at the Garden
Club of Jacksonville

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To wedMay 29
Linda Lloyd and Danny
Griffis of Maxville are proud
to announce the engagement of
daughter Karri Griffis of Mac-
clenny to Kyle Guthrie, also of
Macclenny Kyle is the son of
Tammy and Steve Guthrie of
Macclenny
Friends and family are invited
to join the couple in celebrating
their wedding on May 29 at 7'00
pm at the Mathis House
After a honeymoon, the cou-
ple will reside in Macclenny

SeeksArmy buddy
A Washington State veteran
of the Vietnam War is searching
for a Army buddy named Ernie
Sapp, and has reason to believe
there may be someone in Baker
County who knows him
Jerome Witt of Roy, WA
said Mr Sapp was a member of
his four-man team in 1969-70
and was from the Jacksonville
area He should be in his early
60s Mr Witt would appreciate
any information, and he can be
reached at 360-458-7062

Sincere thanks
Tim Folsom and family give a
special thank you to Baker Grill
and Pitstop for all their hard
work and support Thank you
to all friends and our wonderful
community We are blessed to
have you all

Happy 1st Birthday,
Baileigh Bug!


Anderson-McGauley

Wed April 26th
April Anderson and Patrick
McGauley, both of Glen St
Mary, were married on April 26,
2009 in a ceremony attended by
family at the Club Continental in
Orange Park
April is the daughter of Tim
and Kan Anderson and Patrick
is the son of Mag and Jim Mc-
Gauley, all of Glen St Mary
Maternal grandparents are Ber-
nice and Bo Canaday and Sonny
and Laura Anderson, all of Mac-
clenny
The couple is residing in Glen
following a honeymoon in the
Dominican Republic

Taylor reunion
The descendants of Gordon
Stewart and Eliza Lee Taylor will
hold their 59th reunion Saturday,
June 6 at 11'00 at the Taylor
Community Church in Taylor
Wear comfortable clothes,
bring your favorite food and
friends, n your family con-
nections and celebrate the simple
things


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Staples is B CHS Coach of the Year..




Softball coach steps down after leading

team to another district championship
Baker High coach Cheryl Nunn. "There were just Mr. Rodgers spoke
Nunn set aside her whistle this so many factors against briefly to his new play-
week and retired after 11 seasons us and the come back ers and told them he is
at the helm of the girls' softball and win was awesome." excited by the prospect
program. Coach Nunn took ,l I I I
She will be replaced by Jamie time to thank Mr. Rod- ,
Rodgers. gers, Steve Houston I I .1
An emotional Ms. Nunn gave and Mr. Griffis as well I I I ,
the news to her players in a meet- as Steve and Audra ever worked before,"
ing May 13 in the BCHS media Kennedy for their hard and to be in "the best
center She told them it was time work. She thanked Ath- shape of your lives."
to move on and pass the torch to a letic Director Melody Next year will be a
younger generation of coaches. Coggin and the admin- rebuilding year for the
Ms. Nunn has been mulling istration for their help Chery Nam Lady Wildcats with the
retirement for some time and has and support, and her team's top pitcher and
turned much of the coaching over husband Scott for not missing a most of the top hitters graduating.
to Ashley Rodgers and Franklin game and keeping the stats. The Lady Wildcats finished with
Griffis while she acted in a man- "The Lord led me to this de- a 23-6 record and advanced to the
aerial role. cision," said Ms. Nunn. "I knew regional finals, where they were
She is duly proud of her time after the Bishop Kenny game that defeated by Stanton Prep.
as head coach and the establish- this would be the final chapter
ment of a team that is consistently I'm pleased with my decision but Check it out...
in the playoffs. This year's Lady I will miss it tremendously." bakercountypress.com
Wildcat team is one of her top
thre, and the 2008 squad ranked
as her best team.),
"I think my proudest moment
was when we beat Navarre in the
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team in a game situation when
BCHS takes on Orange Park
High in the Spring Jamboree at
6'30 pm on Saturday, May 23, at
Memorial Field.
The spring game will give
Coach Bobby Johns a way to fur-
ther evaluate his team after the
Red and White scrimmage last
Friday The coaches were pleased
with what they saw on the field,
but also realize that there is a long
way to go before they are ready to
open the season on August 28 in
the Kickoff Classic at West Nas-
sau.
The Cats will take on a play-
off caliber team in the Raiders.
Coach Danny Green took the
Raiders to the playoffs in his first
year as head coach at Orange
Park after a successful career at
Columbia High.
What gives the game an
even more interesting wrinkle
is Green's successful career as
head coach of the Wildcats in the
1980s. Coach B obby Johns played
and coached for Green and would
dearly like to defeat his mentor.

Many thanks
The family of David Ray
thanks the Sanderson Insteel
family, all the area businesses
and the people of Baker County
for their kind and generous do-
nations during our time of need
A special thanks for all the
prayers, and with God's help we
will endure
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Primary Election September 8,2009
General Election September 22,2009



Voter registration books close August 10, 2009
Qualifying starts at noon June 29, 2009
Qualifying ends at noon July 3,2009

Petit2009 Cition Cards

33 Certified petition cards needed to qualify by alternative
method, plus primary Election assessment fee

Last day prior to noon to submit petitions to
Supervisor of Elections eptembJune 1, 2009

Offices r reelection are
City Commissioner group 2
City Commissioner group 4

Nita D. Crawford, Supervisor OfElections


2009 Town of Glen St. Mary
ELECTION DATES

Primary Election September 8, 2009
General Election September 22,2009
Voter registration books close August 10, 2009
Qualifying starts at noon -June 29, 2009
Qualifying ends at noon -July 3, 2009

Petition Cards:
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method, plus 1% Election assessment fee
Last day prior to noon to submit petitions to Supervisor of
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Offices up for re-election are:
Town Council Member Group 1
Town Council Member Group 2
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Jackson convicted of murder


(from page 1)
ary bagel wrapped in tinfoil that
he carried with him each morn-
ing were all found on the ground
near his lifeless body
The five-day trial included
examination of 90 pieces of
evidence and the testimony of
numerous expert, material and
character witnesses, including
the Mrs Jackson's minor chil-
dren, Autumn, 14, and Dustin,
17
Mrs Jackson, 40, admitted
shooting her husband but plead-
ed self defense
"This case was like a puzzle
with many pieces," said Jeff
Gadboys, co-counsel for the
state "It was the state s job to
lay out all these pieces for the
jury to see and then shoe how
they all fit together Everything
argued against self defense"

Geoffrey Fleck, lead prosecutor
for the state

The morning of the murder
During deliberation, the jury
of mostly women requested to
reconvene late Saturday after-
noon in the courtroom where

ing of the murder
On the recording, the Jack-
sons' terrified daughter can
be heard 1 1 1
shouting, *I
my daddy to die"
Mrs Jackson can also be
heard shrieking, "Go back in-
side You can't see this "
Jodie Johnson, whose resi-
dence is near that of the Jack-
sons' on John Rowe Road, was
awake in the pre-dawn hours
of March 3 preparing for work
when she heard a gunshot around
5'00am
"It was so loud, it was like
a cannon going off," said Ms
Johnson
According to her testimony,
she opened her front door to
listen, but all was quiet again
Shutting the door, she then went
to her bathroom About three
minutes later, six more shots
were fired She knew they had
came from the direction of the
Jackson residence
Ms Johnson called 911 to
report the shots Because she
didn't know the Jacksons' ad-
dress she gave her own
When sheriff's deputies be-
gan arriving, she directed them
into the Jacksons' driveway
where she then saw the body of
Kevin Jackson on the ground, il-
luminated by the car lights
"His wife was kneeling over
him, screaming," she said
Deputy Curtis Ruise was the
first officer on the scene He tes-
tified that Mrs Jackson initially
stated her husband shot himself
She later denied ever making
such a statement and claimed
she was physically and sexually
assaulted

Mrs. Jackson takes the
stand
On the stand, Mrs Jackson
spun a detailed tale of events

She described spying on her
husband through a hole in his
bathr oom dor aot 2'about 30 am
The spying resulted in a violent
struggle, which she said raged
from his bathroom through the
den, where daughter Autumn
was asleep on the couch, to Mrs
Jackson's bedroom at the other
end of the home and into a large
walk-in closet
During the altercation she said


assaulted with a knife and sexu-
ally assaulted with hairbrushes
She was then forced into the yard
at knife point where she claimed
her husband planned to kill her
and bury her
Mrs Jackson then said she
"realized" her pistol was in her
handbag that she said Mr Jack-
son hung over her arms before
forcing her to leave the house
Some of the items recovered
from the yard included a shovel,
tarp, bloody latex glove, water
bottle and duffle bag, which
held a flashlight, a box cutter
and residue of sleeping pills
Mrs Jackson's purse contain-
ing a clip of ammunition and the
38-caliber Jiminez pistol was


also recovered from the yard
She purchased the gun the day
before from her neighbor Mark
Spengler
The defendant also bought
ammunition the day before at
Walmart Spent bullet casings
were collected from the crime
scene as were five bullets found
embedded in the ground They
were later determined to have
passed through Mr Jackson's
body
According to detectives and
crime scene investigators, the
position of items collected from
the scene were inconsistent with
details described by Mrs Jack-
"Let me give you something
to think about" Mr Fleck said
tothe jurors "Why would a man
intent on subduing, raping and
torturing his wife, then forc-
ing her at knife point from the
house into the yard to carry out

by having to carry his lunch con-
tainer and his breakfast bagel at
the same lime?
"And was he planning to do

tob bey 600? I don't think so
That just doesn't make sense"

Strange behavior
Baker County Sheriffs Office
lead investigator Chuck Brannan
and detective Steve Harvey both


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testified to being puzzled by the
defendant's behavior when they
responded to the crime scene
"Mrs Jackson was more than
willing to tell us her story," said
detective Harvey "Never once
did she ask to be taken away
from the scene, ask for a lawyer
or even a drink of water She
showed little emotion and was
very matter of fact, almost like
she was reciting from a script"
Mrs Jackson was examined
and treated at the rape crisis
center at Shands Jacksonville
Results of the exam regarding
sexual assault were inconclu-
sive The physical assault evi-
dence was positive However,
the superficial cuts and scratch-
es were, according to expert wit-
ness testimony, consistent with
self-inflicted wounds
"Even the blood on her night-
gown looked like finger paint,"
said detective Harvey
After the examination, Mrs
Jackson was returned to the
sheriff's department where she

take her statement She was ar-
rested shortly thereafter
Daughter Autumn shared the
same sentiments when she was
on the stand
"My mother is just really
mean" she said
Days before her arrest, Ms
Jackson visited two Macclenny
stores, Duval Gun and Pawn


and Hole in the Wall Gun and
Antiques, in an unsuccessful at-
tempts to purchase a firearm
"When I wouldn't sell her a
gun her parting comment to me
was 'Well, remember my name
because you'll be reading about
me in the paper,'" said Bill Krall,
owner of Hole in the Wall
"I didn't sell a gun to her be-
cause I got the distinct feeling
she was going to use it to kill
someone," testified Bruce Sale
of Duval Gun

Attempts to convince son
to pull the trigger
According to testimony from
Dustin Jackson, the defendant's
son from a previous marriage,
his mother had once talked to
him about killing his step-fa-
ther
"She told me I could do it and
only spend a little time in jail"
said the 17-year-old "She even
explained how shooting Daddy
multiple times would be inter-
preted One te e murder; two
times confusion; three times
- selfdefense or insanity"
The young man went on
to say his mother told him he
would be out in five days and
they wouldn't have to deal with
Mr Jackson anymore
One of the most damning tes-
timones came from inmate Ra
chel Kemp who was at the Baker

tion in Ocala when Ms Jackson
was arrested
Ms Kemp kept Ms Jackson
company off and on for several


days after her arrest, during
which time she confessed she
had killed her husband on pur-
pose because he was divorcing
her
"She told me she wanted to be
the one to throw the dirt on his
face," Ms Kemp testified
Mr Jackson had worked for
AirGas in Jacksonville since
1988 David Kaltenbacker, who
supervised him for the past eight
years, testified that he was re-
sponsible and always on time for


work
"He had an easy going, hu-
morous personality and a repu-
tation for being peaceful He
was one of my best employees,"
he said

three days for the trial, will sen-
tence Ms Jackson later unless a
new trial is ordered because of a
potentially tainted juror [see re-
lated article, page one]


In MeimTory of

KEVIN MARK JACKSON
January 2, 1961 -March 3, 2008
Rest in peace ~ You live in our hearts
Mamna & Daddy, Jerry & Kim & your children


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legedly usedin three unrelated bat- 7'45 pm at the family's Eastwood pulled out the knife and made a
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turned physical in the presence of the argument erupted, the suspect Mr. Forth faces charges of mis-
his wife and child, became very angry, violently grab- 1 . 1 1
Joshua Forth, 29, claimed the bing the mother-in-law's arm and I ". 1


felony. The Department of Chil-
dren and Families was notified of
the incident due to the child's pres-
ence.
A garbage can was allegedly
the weapon of choice in another
battery case the morning of May
11 involving two patients at North-
east Florida State Hospital on SR
121 in Macclenny.
The victim, a 41-year-old wom-
an, told Deputy Ben Anderson that
another female patient, 22, hit her
with the trash can about 10'15,
which caused her to strike the
floor and lose consciousness mo-
mentarily.


The older patient said she awoke
to Ms. Perry striking her in the

Cpl. Anderson also noted a
bump on the back of the victim's
head. A complaint alleging misde-
meanor battery was forwarded to
the state attorney's office.
The prosecutor's office will
also decide whether to charge
Catherine Tanner, 22, ofE. Gilford
Davis Rd. in Glen with battery and
property damage after her ex-boy-
friend reported she took a baseball
bat to his 1989 Chevy pickup and
also struck him during an attempt


to stop her.
Cpl. Anderson said Robert
Branham was at his Macclenny
residence on Eastwood Road the
evening of May 17 when a verbal
altercation began between the two
parties.
Mr. Branham said Ms. Tanner
used a bat from her vehicle to shat-
ter the driver side window before
striking him in the arm and leav-
ing the area once she lost the bat.
Ms. Tanner was allegedly react-
ing to an incident a month ago be-
tween the victim and the suspect's
mother


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