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The Baker County press
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Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
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904.259.2400 bcpress@nefcom.netCOVERING BAKER COUNTY SINCE 1929The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings County deputies acting on a tip collared two convicted fel ons at a trailer home in south east Baker County the evening of July 31 and seized a sizable inventory of ingredients and equipment used to produce methamphetamine. Arrested at the scene were Bradley Griffis, 22, who served time in prison for the same offense two years ago and currently has a case pending against him, and Ciara Stokes, 27, who has a lengthy criminal record and was wanted on three MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Brace yourselves, Baker County property owners. Unless county commissioners re verse themselves in the next month or so taxes will take a bigger chunk of household budgets and business profits in 2014-15. Faced with a tight budget and a gaping deficit of $1,798,951, commissioners voted 3-2 Monday to boost the tax rate on real estate nearly 14 percent to help fund a $27 million spending plan for the new fiscal year beginning October 1. That is tentative, Commission Chairman Jimmy Ander son said after the vote, which he supported along with Com missioners Gordon Crews and Mark Hartley. Commissioners Adam Giddens and James Croft voted against the measure. If the tentative rate is ad opted at a final budget hear ing on September 16 the current 7.2916 millage rate would jump to 8.2916, which equals about $8.30 per $1,000 of taxable property value. The proposed tax hike comes at a time when rising property values are expected to add about $175,900 to county coffers next year. Thats approximately a 3.27 percent increase in tax revenue. Officials said the county budget is already lean as it is and a tax hike may be unavoidable unless funding for non-essential public services such as recreation, animal control, veteran services and the Council on Aging is eliminated or severely slashed. Commissioner Anderson said he had gone through the budget and found a number of ways that the county could save $1.2 million by eliminating funding for numerous public services such as animal control, which would save $112,665. But every budget cut comes with a consequence that people might not like, he said. We can have dogs and cats running all over our county biting children, Commissioner Anderson said. The issue boils down to what level of services people would be willing to give up in order to reduce expenditures, he said. For example, he said a $90,000 subsidy from the general fund to the solid waste department could be cut but the result might be dumpsters falling apart and trash all over the county. Commissioner Anderson said he was not in favor of any reductions in services, nor would he support a move to cut $100,000 in the new budget to fund the first pay raise for JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comA 24-year-old woman from Raiford was arrested and two more suspects are sought in connection with a meth lab discovered at the Macclenny Travel Lodge by the sheriffs office on July 22. Sandra Jean Cooper faces charges of tampering with evidence, producing meth and possession of meth ingredients. Police were summoned to one of two hotel rooms she checked into at the motel when Ms. Cooper texted suicidal threats bakercountypress.comVisit our website and vote each week in our online poll.DO YOU BELIEVE PROPERTY TAXES IN BAKER COUNTY ARE HIGH?59% Yes 41% No See page 415 years for drug dealer and sex oenderSee page 9BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION First day of ocial football practice for the Wildcats See page 16Commission passes on seeking bids to privatize EMS See page 5JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comCounty Manager C.J. Thompson received word from the county attorney last week that Oldcastle Southern Group, the company behind a sand mining plan turned away by county commissioners last July, has withdrawn from me diation proceedings that began last fall. But the company, which hasnt responded to requests for comment, may have aban doned its effort to overturn the countys denial altogether, said county commissioner Adam Giddens on July 29. He said its possible that Oldcastle will not file a lawsuit against the county because a recent discovery may have weakened the companys legal position, essentially that commissioners failed to approve its mining plans based on heated rheto ric from constituents rather than evidence based in science. According to Mr. Giddens, county officials have known for a few months about a provision in the countys Development of Regional Impact, or DRI, agreement with another mining company, DuPont, which owns the land that Oldcastle hoped to extract sand from. The agreement, first approved in 1988 and revised several times since, calls for DuPont to restore the site to its pre-mining state once mining operations cease. The company has been extracting titanium from more than 12,000 acres in the southeastern county for more than three decades now. County attorney Rich Komando explained this week that if Oldcastle bought the property for sand mining, the company would have to abide by the terms of the DRI, including the post-mining restoration work. He shared the same argument with Oldcastles attorney, Sam Goran, during the mediation process. The information may have persuaded Oldcastle to quit mediation because such restoration activities would be contrary to Oldcastles original proposal to create lakes for hydraulic dredge mining. After some five decades of min ing operations, the lakes and surrounding land were to be donated to the public, per the companys proposal. Mr. Goren declined to comment on the matter, however. The DRI agreement was reviewed by Mr. Komando after DuPont requested late last year that the county rescind the agreement, an option that became available after changes in state law in 2011 that exempted mineral mining from the DRI review process. DuPont first approached the county about rescinding the DRI agreement about that time through informal discussions, explained county planning director Ed Preston. Felons arrested with meth inventory Purchase this photo at Photos by Joel AddingtonCounty commissioners (above) and Sheri Joey Dobson (at left) discuss the county budget Monday afternoon. 14% property tax hike on horizonFinal vote scheduled Sept. 16th Bradley Gris Ciara Stokes Oldcastle mining proposal may be dead due to a quirkSee page 6 See page 9Meth lab uncovered at a motelSee page 7 At that point they [Dupont] said they werent sure if they wanted to abandon it, but then a year or two later, maybe 18 months ago, they decided to do it.Ed PrestonPlanning and zoning director PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Night out packs parkThe fourth annual National Night Out event sponsored by the sheris oce at Memorial Park on Tuesday drew a large crowd, including Michael Maxam, 7, of Glen St. Mary above. He and other children got to try on reghter gear during the event, which featured exhibits and demonstrations by reghters, EMS, police and corrections ocers. See more photos from the event on page 13.


Page 2 T B C P ursday, August 7, 2014 ThursdayIsolated T-storms High: 92 Low: 72FridayIsolated T-storms High: 93 Low: 72SaturdayIsolated T-storms High: 91 Low: 73SundayMostly Sunny High: 90 Low: 73MondayIsolated T-storms High: 91 Low: 71 The Baker County Press Weather Aug. 7, 2014 Seven Day Forecast Today's High & Low Temperatures Last Week's Local Almanac Sun/Moon Chart This Week Weather History Aug. 7, 1904 Pueblo, Colo. washed a train from the tracks, killing 89 passengers. A sweeping through the valley below, gave way under the weight of the train, dashing all but the sleeping cars into the Day Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Sunrise 6:51 a.m. 6:51 a.m. 6:52 a.m. 6:53 a.m. 6:53 a.m. 6:54 a.m. 6:54 a.m. Sunset 8:17 p.m. 8:16 p.m. 8:15 p.m. 8:14 p.m. 8:13 p.m. 8:12 p.m. 8:11 p.m. Full 8/10 Last 8/17 New 8/25 First 9/2 TuesdayPartly Cloudy High: 91 Low: 70WednesdayMostly Sunny High: 95 Low: 72 St. Mary's River Levels Now Change Moniac, GA 5.27 ft. +0.08 ft. Macclenny 2.90 ft. -0.07 ft. Hunting/Fishing Times Day Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed AM 9:41-11:41 10:42-12:42 11:30-1:30 11:42-1:42 12:10-2:10 1:07-3:07 2:01-4:01 PM 9:11-11:11 10:12-12:12 11:00-1:00 11:12-1:12 12:40-2:40 1:37-3:37 2:31-4:31Peak Times Day Mon, 7/28 Tue, 7/29 Wed, 7/30 Thu, 7/31 Fri, 8/1 Sat, 8/2 Sun, 8/3 High 91 93 91 91 91 91 88 Low 77 73 66 64 72 70 73 Normals 93/72 93/72 92/72 92/72 93/72 92/72 92/72 Precip 0.00" 0.00" 0.00" 0.00" 0.01" 0.00" 0.01" Precipitation ................. 0.02" Normal precipitation .......... 1.46" Departure from normal ....... -1.44" Average temperature .......... 80.8 Average normal temperature .... 82.2 Departure from normal ........ -1.4Data as reported from Cecil Field Airport Fernandina Beach 89 / 76 Atlantic Beach 88 / 77 Callahan 92 / 74 Jacksonville 92 / 75 St. Augustine 89 / 74 Starke 92 / 72 High Springs 92 / 72 Watertown 93 / 72 Macclenny 92 / 72 Baldwin 92 / 73 Jasper 93 / 72 Ander Crenshaw is the proven conservative. He gets things done. Please contact us about joining the Crenshaw Team.7235 Bonneval Road, Suite 214 Jacksonville, FL 32256 (904) 281-0081 Paid for by Crenshaw for Congress www.andercrenshaw.comFollow Ander on Twitter. Like him on Facebook. OBAMACARE OPPOSED FROM DAY 1! VOTED 50+ TIMES to defund/dismantle/repeal SECOND AMENDMENT ENDORSED by the NRA VETERANS FOUGHT for Veterans Cemetery and Veterans Clinic in Jacksonville PRO-LIFE RATED 100% by National Right to Life FAMILY RATED 100% by the Christian Coalition JOBS, DEFENSE & SECURITY BROUGHT New Ships & Missions to Local Military Bases ECONOMIC FREEDOM RATED 94% by Americans for Tax Reform CONSERVATIVE FOR CONGRESS ISSUE CRENSHAWS CONSER ATIVE CHECKLIST JOIN THE CRENSHAW TEAM for FREE Pizza & Soda every Tuesday night from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at CALENDARS 38 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny For details call Vicki at (904) 281-0081. Vote August 26th! Meet my family...My husband of 36 years Greg Combs. Contractor and owner of Chalker Branch Construction Co., Inc. Pastor, founder of Baxter Community Baptist Church. Son C. Greg Combs, 35, Captain with Florida Department of Corrections, wife LaDonna owner of Combs Cakes and son Mitchael. Son Robert Digsby, 33, Iraq and Afghanistan U.S. Army veteran. Son Jeremiah Combs 32, Baker County Sheriffs Office deputy, wife Kimberly, insurance clerk for Florida Farm Bureau and sons Karson & Kane. County deputies the past week made three warrantrelated arrests that resulted Keyatta Walker, 24, of Jacksonville was a passen ger in a 2003 Nissan stopped by Deputy Trey McCullough on South Boulevard in Macclenny just after midnight on August 1. was wanted in Hillsborough County for violating probation on a conviction for driving on a suspended license, and in Baker County for failure to appear in court for disorderly conduct. Cheryl Manasco, 33, of Baldwin, who was driving the vehicle, was ticketed for failure to have her drivers license. The vehicle was stopped for having an inoperable tail light. Another passenger, Roddrick Sapp, 30, of Baldwin was arrested when Deputy Chris Walker learned he was wanted in Jacksonville for robbery. He was a passenger in a 1992 GMC van stopped in the BP store parking lot shortly after 11 pm on August 1 for hav ing faulty equipment. Deputy Justin Yingling arrested Lee Lyon, 49, of Jack sonville the evening of July 28 on a warrant from St. Johns County for failure to pay child support. Mr. Lyon was stopped in his 2003 Ford pickup near US 90 and CR 250A east of Olus the U.S. Forest Service for an Joseph Hash, 19, of Baldwin was already in county jail on August 2 when served with a Duval County warrant for failure to appear in court on a probation violation stemming from a burglary conviction. Mr. Hash is currently on probation in Baker County for possession of drug paraphernalia.Trac stops lead to trio of warrant-related arrests SUBSCRIBE & SAVE!Go to and get your paper mailed to your home each week!


Page3AUGUST 7, 2014 The political drama unfold ing later this week in Tallahassee could have an immediate impact on who represents Baker County in the U.S. House of Representatives. The reason? A circuit judge in Tallahassee recently ruled that two congressional districts in Florida (District 2 in north-central Florida and District 10 in central Florida) violate the letter and spirit of a 2010 amendment to the state constitution that they not be didate or political party. The Florida Legislature begins a special nine-day ses sion on Thursday to re-draw the districts, and a larger de bate looms over whether the process will disrupt upcoming primary and general elections. Of greatest concern to Bak er County citizens is whether this process will allow us to continue to be represented in the House by one congress man, and more importantly, who that person will be. Assuming present incumbents will emerge victorious in November, we could keep conservative Republican Ander Crenshaw. Or we could get Democrat Corrine Brown back again. Ms. Brown, who represented an east-west sliver of Baker County in another gerrymandered district two de cades ago, currently presides over what some have called the most haphazardly-drawn district in the United States. It snakes down from north Jacksonville south into Orange County (thats Disney territory), and was drawn by a Republican-controlled legisla ture mostly as a means to keep Ms. Brown, a black liberal, contained. Cynical, you say? Her District 5, for which she is unopposed on the Democrat side but facing a Republican opponent in November, picks up pockets of black neighborhoods as it meanders roughly parallel to the St. Johns River south from Jacksonville. Most surely, the district will be re-drawn and it could easily wend its way west along the Interstate 10 corridor, much the same as does the present map of Rep. Crenshaws district. That would give us a congressional representative who has never, ever, strayed from voting lockstep with the likes of the Clintons and President Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus (why does that caucus exist, by the way? And why does the Hispanic Caucus exist?). Ms. Brown touts that she has a reputation for deliver ing to her constituents, and one could speculate that might Baker County. But many of us would prefer a representative in Washington who shares at least a smidgen of our political beliefs. bill. Cynics might argue that Corrine Brown (who not surprisingly opposes redrawing of her present district lines) having to pack up and move along the I-10 corridor toward Tallahassee is the best recipe to achieve what others have tried unsuccessfully for years to do remove the 10-term The Tallahassee judge is correct in ruling that District 5 violates the law, and one wonders why the lawsuit that brought about the decision mize disruption of the elector al process this year. The fact that the district was drawn as it was doesnt speak well for the legislative team that dreamed it up, and indeed it looks to be a cynical attempt to isolate Rep. Brown, but it also begs the questions why would you do that? The corrective measures decided in the coming days by the legislature could well toss Baker County a liberal Democrat as our member of Congress. Depending on the timing of this years election, we could be stuck with her for a minimum of two years. On the other hand, Ms. Brown has Republican oppo sition in the general election in the form of Glo Smith, a black conservative female whose background and accomplish ments far outshine those of the incumbent. Voters along the I-10 corridor should wel come her candidacy if it works out that way. IMPRESS I ONSJim McGauley LIKE US ONFACEBOOK TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION County board eyes property tax increase ...After the Baker County Commission voted 3-2 to tentatively raise the property tax, or millage, rate 14 percent, we turned to Facebook for reactions. James Clay Rhoden: Time to vote them out! Property values have decreased and therefore doesnt validate an increase! If our city/county government cant budget the $ as each of us citizens are required to do ev eryday then they arent qualied to be in the position that they are in. Walter Kelly Crews: It is understandable that ination in general and other facets of national and state economics will aect our county expenditures and taxation necessities but it appears there are regular incidences of poor nancial management by our elected ocials. Janet Rigney: They better pave my road and put in sew ers, with water we can drink. I pay too much now for taxes to live on a dirt road that washes out all the time cause the grader doesnt know what he is doing. Mike Wallace: Only option we have is to vote out every one that agreed with this hike. I dont understand how they justied a 14% increase with the local economy in the state it is currently in. Angela Suppa Callahan: I totally support it! My property value has increased. Florida just experienced record high tourism rates, the economy is improving. I love how so many people make comments and judge others who get some thing for nothing, but when it comes time for taxable services, well we shouldnt have to pay for those. I support any eort to make our community a better place! We must pay for goods and services! Billy Kilgore: Taxing us to death! Misty Gris: Why just prop erty owners? Why not every one? Why are homeowners bearing the nancial burden for everyone? There are more than just homeowners here in Baker County using tax funded resources. Lets cut budgets, sell unnecessary assets, and then if were still not in the black (as a very last resort) raise a fair tax on all citizens instead of a few. Distribute the burden. Mary Kiper: Why only prop erty tax when we all use the ser vices. Agree vote them out! Joshua Forth: Time to clean house! Get the clowns who vot ed for increase in property tax and get them out! Now! Marcia L. King: Thats quite a bit. Id have to see more detail. David Cook: I think its a joke. Are they going to let us use the lights at the ball elds for free or are they still going to charge us twice for it. I think its a shame we already pay for the lights in our taxes but they want to charge us $10 an hour to use them for ball practice. So we have to pay for them twice. I think if they want to get, then they should have to give a little as well. Join the discussion by searching for The Baker County Press and liking our Facebook page. We post questions for readers as well as news updates and links to content at You can also nd us on Twitter (@ bakercopress) and on YouTube as well.Congressional seat to change? Any man will be quick to tell you there are some things he never forgets. One of Some guys, if they are lucky, get new cars of their choosing. Others get gifts from their parents. For others, its a handme-down from a brother or sister. All of them, loved or reviled, are remembered vividly. sador station wagon. It was not, I assure you, the brand new Dodge Challenger that I had up on my wall and coveted in the pages of Car and Driver. But it was my car. Well, via my grandfather and my dad. My grandfather was a Nash man the way some people are Catholics or Baptists and when Nash was bought by American Motors he became a Rambler man. He paid cash on the barrel head for his new station wagon. It was so to speak a very special car. For one thing, it was years ahead of its time. It had power steering and power brakes when only the most expensive se dans did. That fact becomes very important to me later on. It had another interesting feature, which Porsche utilized on its cars. The Rambler Ambassador had push-button transmission. Instead of a gear shift you simply pushed up button marked D or R or P, etc. It was very cool. One of its other standard features was seat belts. This was years before they It was also pink. Thats right, pink. Im really not sure what possessed my grandfather, an otherwise very conservative man, to buy a pink car. I guess because he could. Rambler was the only car line offering vehicles in unusual color schemes and my grandfather ever the practical man knew that he would never misplace a pink car in a parking lot. Other than Mary Kay Cosmetics Cadillacs, I dont know that I have ever seen another pink car. I learned to drive in this car and was pretty fond of it. My grandfather passed it down to my dad when he de veloped cancer and my dad drove it until it was time for me to drive. It was by then ten years old but in pristine condition. Unfortunately, I didnt get to drive it as long as I would have liked, because its many innovations wound up saving my life. One day after school I was sent to pick up my sister from work at Sears. We lived in Lake City at the time and on the way I ran over some debris. I didnt think much of it until I went to push the brakes and had cut my brake line. I was traveling about 55 mph down Baya Avenue and straight ahead of me was what we locals called the four-lane. US 41 stopped at the light as I barreled toward it with no brakes. thing that popped into my head was, What would Joe Mannix do? Mannix was a very popular detective show on tele vision. I loved that show and Mannix drove the coolest 1968 Camaro. There was a car chase every show. What would Joe Mannix do? Thats what my mind asked and my 18-year-old wagon responded. Instead of slamming into the back of the cars at the intersection I whipped into the parking lot of Rucker Realty Company on the corner of Baya and US 41. Thank fully there were no cars parked there at the time. I went through a fence, onto the side walk and was headed straight for oncoming wheel and the power steering whipped me around so that I went down a ravine straight for the plate glass window of Rucker Realty. I will never forget the look on the faces coming. Joe Mannix Gerard had one more choice to make. Plate glass window or oak tree? Easy choice. I slammed into the oak tree at about 50 miles an hour and the seat belt kept me from going through the windshield. My face was bloody from hitting the steering wheel but thanks to all the innova tions on my grandfathers car, I survived. In those days I wasnt even sent to the of the car, talked to the police and that was that. My parents and sister were so shaken up when they got there that I even drove home. Somewhere in the annals of The Lake City Reporter there is a picture of that car CorrectionAn article in July 17 edi tion of The Press erred by stating Markhem Gaskins of Sanderson was arrested for misdemeanor marijuana posa sworn complaint with the Mr. Gaskins alleging that ecution. Formal charges have not arrested. MY SIDE OFTHE MATTERROBERT GERARD Still swoons over that pink Rambler


Page 4 T B C P ursday, August 7, 2014county employees in more than five years. He said he simply did not know what else could be done to balance the budget without increasing revenue. One alternative is the same one officials have gone to in every budget cycle for the past half a dozen years: tapping into cash reserves. The countys reserve fund has steadily declined in the past several years from about $12 million to less than $7 million today and could be used again to help fill a projected $1,798,143 budget deficit. County Manager C.J. Thompsons proposed budget for 2014-15 reflects anticipated expenses totaling $27,037,785 and only $25,239,642 in total revenue. However, the figures are based on the current 7.2916 property tax rate. The proposed rate increase would bring in another $761,400, which would boost total revenues to $26 million, narrowing the deficit gap to a little over $1 million. When Commissioner James Croft suggested calling for a 10 percent across-the-board budget cut in all county departments and constitutional offices, Mr. Thompson said that would produce about $2,062,175. However, he said there is no more fat that could be cut in the proposed $7.5 million county operating budget under his supervision. I dont have $750,000, Mr. Thompson said. But some members of the audience urged commissioners to continue seeking ways to balance the budget without a tax increase and without having to rob the reserves once more. Ed Barber, a Macclenny resident and business owner, said a tax increase would be detrimental to many businesses barely making ends meet in todays economy. Im concerned that small businesses would struggle to pay higher taxes and survive, Mr. Barber said, adding that county employees and the services they provide are impor tant but that he can live without animal control and road grading ... Commissioner James Croft, who has pushed for more cre ative thinking to solve the budget woes by making government more efficient, said a tax increase is not the way to go about it. I think we need to think harder, Mr. Croft said. I dont know if I want to tell John Q. Public that everything we do is more important than you. He said many homeowners might not be able to pay a higher tax bill and could end up losing their home as a result, or they might simply choose to leave the county. I dont want to fire people or cut services, but I dont want people to leave our county, he said. Before setting the tentative millage rate commissioners met in a budget workshop at 3 p.m. and accepted an offer from the Baker County Development Corporation, which owns the county jail, that officials said could save the county several hundred thousand dollars in inmate boarding expenses. The BCDC offer, presented by Sheriff Joey Dobson, will charge the county $3,671,900 to house local inmates in 201415, based on an average daily count of 125 inmates at a daily rate of $80.48 per inmate. The offer contains a 3 percent discount for prepayment and a discounted daily rate of $76.25 per inmate will be charged if the number of local prisoners exceeds 125, the sheriff said. If the (daily) average is 110 we will not charge yall for 125 inmates, Sheriff Dobson told the commission. Should we? Probably. But were not going to do that. The agreement stipulates that the county commission will pay up to $150,000 for inmate medical expenses and the BCDC will be responsible for any additional medical bills. Further, the BCDC will pay for all costs related to transporting inmates to court appearances, medical appointments, housing, visitation, clothing, meals and guarding of inmates if confined off site in a medical facility. I think this is the best deal weve had so far, Commissioner Crews said. Commissioner Anderson agreed, saying, If we didnt do this we would be another $300,000 or $400,000 in the hole. Serving Baker County for over 35 yearsspecializing in...Real Estate Family Law Personal Injury Hugh D. Fish, Jr. J.D.259-6606The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. Vote Kenneth Roberts for Clerk of Courts August 26 th The Knowledge and Leadership to be YOUR Clerk To the Citizens of Baker County:It is my commitment to the people of Baker County to run CRIME DOESNT PAY, BUT WE DO! REWARDS UP TO $3,000Remain Anonymous1-866-845-TIPS (8477)www.fccrimestoppers.comPaid for by the Florida Attorney Generals Office Crime Stoppers Trust Fund From page 1Tentative vote for 14% property tax hikeThree persons driving in the Macclenny area the past week were arrested following licenses. A fourth driver was charged with a felo lot of the Macclenny Moose Lodge. Deputy John Minkel arrested Virgil Johns, 44, of Glen St. Mary after learning that he was driving a vehicle belonging to suspended twice for refusing to submit to breath or other tests in drunk driving cases. Lowder club about 7:45 pm on August 3 2004 Chevrolet to Mr. Johns so he could drive to Sanderson to buy liquor, feared he would not return with it. When he did the deputy was on the Moose property. In other arrests: Deputy Daryl Mobley learned the afternoon of July 29 that Consuelo McCall, 27, of Macclenny was driving a 2003 Chevrolet recklessly in the north city and that her license was suspended in April. She had also been ticketed a week earlier for Dep. Mobley gave chase when Ms. McCall sped through the intersection of US 90 and MLK about 1 pm without stopping, then ran stop signs at Ohio and 7th Aves. The same deputy stopped a 2006 Chevrolet driven by Clarissa Roberson, 27, of Sanderson the afternoon of July 27 after spotting a young child standing in the rear seat. He learned shortly after that her license had four suspensions and that all four youngsters in the vehicle were unrestrained. Ms. Roberson was also ticketed for not wearing a seat belt. Deputy Jacob Satterwhite stopped Ronnie Nipper, 30, of Macclenny the evening of July 28 for having a faulty tail light on his 1999 Chevrolet, and learned his license had eight suspensions.Three arrests for suspended licenseHarvey reunionThe 46th annual Harvey family reunion will be held on Saturday, August 16 starting at 11 am at the Baker County fairgrounds on Lauramore Rd. north of Macclenny. Activities for kids will be provided. Everyone welcome. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 8 pm 8981 S. SR 228 Macc.Call Wanda 904-994-7750 Online C CLet people know whats going onpost your special event online


ursday, August 7, 2014 T B C P Page 5 Treatment rooms are private and con dential. Who needs dental insurance? www.macclennydentalclub.com653-3333 571 S. 6th StreetDerrick Carter, D.M.D.WE HAVE A BETTER PLAN!MacclennyDentalSmileClub.com3 plans to t your needs, ALL with NO annual limits, NO waiting period, NO deductible, NO exclusions, NO missing tooth clause, NO calendar year max, NO waiting to verify coverage and NEVER see an increase in your monthly cost STACIEHARVEYfor CLERK OF COURTS VotePolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Stacie Harvey (D) for Clerk of Courts. Dear Friend, As election day nears, candidates will use phrases such as knowledgeable, most or most experienced as their selling points to you, the voter. Voters should hold each and every candidate accountable and ask that they compare apples to apples I have the EXPERIENCE that matters and EXPERIENCE you can trust. Yours Truly, Re-ELECTCharlie ARTIEBURNETTSCHOOL BOARD District 4 I have lived in Baker County for the past 38 years. I have made many good friends in this county and love the small town, close knit atmosphere and friendliness of our community. My forefathers, i.e.: father, grandfather, great-grandfather (all of whom are buried in Cedar Creek Cemetery north of Sanderson) have been a part of this county and community for the past 100 years. I have many extended family members who make this county their home and I cherish the relationship I have with them. I have attended three churches while living here: Faith Baptist Church, Calvary Baptist Church and Taylor Church where I have gotten to know a large church family of brothers and sisters in Christ. These brothers and sisters have prayed for, supported and lifted up my wife and I as we raised a son with special needs and I will be eternally grateful. I feel deeply and passionately for this county/ community and the people who make it up. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to represent this community as a School Board member for the past 4 years. I have worked hard to serve you and live up to the trust you have placed in me. I look forward to continue serving you as we face the challenges of today and tomorrow. With your vote, you can be assured I will continue to do my best to earn your trust and serve you honorably.Charlie ARTIEBURNETTSCHOOL BOARD District 4 BURNETT Keep up with the campaign on Facebook!Search Re-elect Artie Burnett for School BoardPaid for by Charlie Burnett School Board District 4. Opponent Opponent Future Wildcat Majorette CampJoin us at camp & twirl with the BCHS Wildcat Majorettes during half-time at the August 29th Wildcat football game! SATURDAY, AUGUST 23RD | 9AMPMAGES 3 AND UP, ANY LEVEL $35 PER TWIRLER Pre-register on or before Friday, August 15th in the Make checks or money orders payable to: BCHS MajorettesDeadline August 15th$10 late fee will be added for all participants that register after Fri., August 15th. T-shirts cannot be guaranteed if registering late. Lunch will be provided, bring your own drink MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF County commissioners narrowly rejected a proposal to seek privatization bids to take over the countys Emergency Medical Services operation following a lengthy debate on the issue Tuesday evening. With 15 to 20 EMS employees in the audience, some of whom spoke against the idea of farming out EMS to private enterprise, commissioners discussed the pros and cons of hiring a private ambulance company to provide the service that presently loses money every year. Discussion began at 5:45 p.m. and ended at 6:10 p.m. in a 3-2 vote to kill a recommendation to solicit proposals from private companies. At first, it seemed as though no commis sioner wanted to make a motion to settle the dispute. I will entertain a motion of some sort, Commission Chairman Jimmy Anderson said. Following a lengthy pause, Commissioner James Croft broke the silence. I believe that it (privatization) deserves a look, Commissioner Croft said, suggesting the county at least advertise for proposals to compare with the countys costs to see if any savings could be achieved. If it comes back and it cant be done (less expensively) we can tell the public we did everything we could, he said. At that point, Commissioner Adam Giddens moved to go forward with the RFP (request for proposal) and Mr. Croft seconded the motion. Since Commissioner Gordon Crews moments earlier had spoken favorably about trying privatization of EMS, it appeared as though the measure would pass. Instead, Commissioner Crews joined Commissioners Anderson and Mark Hartley in voting the measure down. After the meeting, Commissioner Crews said he decided against the idea because he did not believe a private ambulance company could per form the level and quality of services presently being provided by county employees at a lower cost. He noted that the county had been told a private company could save the county $350,000 to $500,000 a year. I dont think they can do it, Mr. Crews said moments be fore the vote. If so, we need to get a five-year contract. If were not going to do it dont bring it up again. It keeps coming up back and forth, back and forth. The last time the issue was discussed a year ago, he said, it created turmoil in peoples lives and its doing so again now. Critics said if a private ambulance company took over emergency medical services for the county emphasis would be on transporting patients and making a profit, rather than saving lives at any cost. We have responded to over 3,600 calls this year (since October 1, 2013), said EMS Director David Richardson, and weve constantly improved transport and EMS. We mea sure by lives not dollars. His top priority, he said, is providing the best emergency medical service possible to ensure that a patient survives an injury or illness when 911 is called, not their financial condition or whether they have health insurance. Were not going to send them to jail just because they cant pay their rescue bill, said Mr. Richardson, who started in the countys EMS department 30 years ago. The proposed budget for EMS in 2014-15 is $1,513,775, up 6.29 percent from the present budget of $1,424,194. Something else that has increased is the gap between revenue and expenses. The deficit in the current EMS budget, which is supple mented by tax dollars in the general fund, is projected to hit about $488,000 by the end of September. Next years deficit is projected to grow to $508,000 despite intensified efforts in the past year to collect delinquent debts owed for EMS services. We dont want to put the lives of our citizens in danger, but we have to find a way to save money, Commissioner Giddens said. Karen Thomas, a resident of Baker County for over 21 years, said hiring a private ambulance company to run EMS is not the way to do it. Dont privatize, Ms. Thomas told commissioners. A for-profit company will have one eye on the patient and the other on the bottom line. Robert Bo Register told the board that EMS is a stewardship the county has that tran scends dollars. He described the countys rescue units as rolling emergency rooms that come to your house. Im not sure I would want to stake my life on a profit-loss ratio, Mr. Register said. Something else the county would need to consider before seeking bids for EMS is how dispatching for emergency medical services would be handled by a private contractor, Sheriff Joey Dobson said. We handle dispatching for law enforcement, fire and EMS, he said. If we go to privatization we dont have that obligation to a private company. The sheriff also cautioned commissioners against hiring a contractor for EMS because they could be snookered by a low ball offer initially and hit later with price increases. Eventually, theyre going to come back to the county and say we cant do it without a supplement, Sheriff Dobson said. He said Columbia County is going through a similar experience right now after hiring a private EMS contractor last year that now is seeking more money. Lets find the money to keep our rescue units, the sheriff told commissioners. The argument that seemed to have carried the most weight with commissioners, however, was an emotional appeal from people who said they would not want to know that their lives were in the hands of a for-profit company if they had to call 911. Im a stroke patient and Im four months pregnant, said Kim Crawford. I would worry about response times and how much knowledge and experience they had. Milt ONeil, president of the Baker County Veterans Council, also implored commissioners to keep all EMS employees on the county payroll. He said they know the veterans in Baker County and their medical problems and they know all the dirt roads throughout the county and the best routes to take to reach someones home. Many vets have very extensive problems, Mr. ONeil said. We have over 1,400 veterans in Baker County. Greg Gaines, a county emergency medical technician for 15 years, also presented a letter from Dr. Patricia White, emergency room physician at Fraser Hospital, and a petition that he said was signed by 482 Baker County residents, including 27 registered voters, all opposed to privatizing EMS. Purchase this photo at Photo by Joel AddingtonA handful of the EMS workers on hand for the discussion about seeking bids to privatize their department.EMS privatization idea is rejected


Page 6 T B C P ursday, August 7, 2014 ELECT Jack BAKER III FORCLERK OF COURTS Paid by Jack Baker III, Republican, for Baker County Clerk of Courts. Experience How my EXPERIENCE relates to the office of Clerk of Courts does not does maintain the money I CAN BE TRUSTED TO SAFEGUARD COUNTY FUNDS PEOPLE SKILLS AND A COOPERATIVE ATTITUDE ARE A MUST It is a service office. IT MUST MEET THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE IT SERVES THE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS OF THE OFFICE ARE CRITICAL TO PROVIDING QUALITY SERVICE TO OUR CITIZENS .Evaluating the Choices COMMITTED COMPETENT CONSERVATIVE Allow me to be that choice! VoteJack BAKER IIIFOR CLERK OF COURTS First Baptist Churchof MacclennyIt Feels Like Home372 S. Sixth Street at W. Minnesota Ave. Directions from I-10: Take Exit 335 N. Go 1.3 miles North on Hwy. 121 See steeple on left Broadcast Live on WJXR 92.1 FM each Sunday Morning @ 11:00 am SUNDAY SERVICESSunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:00 pmWEDNESDAY SERVICESPrayer & Bible Study 6:00 pm Awana for Children 6:00 pm Youth Group 6:00 pm Dr. Edsel M. Bone Senior Pastor JON SHUMAKE jonshu@live.comA Macclenny man was arrested the early morning of July 30 for multiple domestic violence charges, including strangulation and false imprisonment, after an argument with his live-in girlfriend turned physical when she refused to pack his clothes. Tamera Courtney told Sergeant James Marker she and boyfriend Jared Griffis, 31, were arguing when he told her he was leaving. After she refused to pack his clothes, he allegedly pushed her down in the kitchen and got on top of her. Ms. Courtney said she scratched Mr. Griffis to get him off of her and then went to the bedroom to get away from him, where the suspect followed her and continued demanding she pack his clothes. While she was laying in the bed, Mr. Griffis allegedly slapped her across the face with an open hand. Ms. Courtney said she then began throwing his clothes into a basket and then walked outside and threw them in a fire they were burning in the yard. Mr. Griffis then reportedly pushed her back into a railing on the porch, causing her to hit her upper back. She told the sergeant Mr. Griffis followed her back inside and continued to yell. She said the suspect pushed her against the wall several times while holding her around the neck, which forced her head into the wall causing several holes. She said Mr. Griffis choked her while he held her against the wall and struck her with a closed fist, the sergeants report states. Ms. Courtney tried leaving several times but was stopped by the boyfriend until James Wilkerson arrived and the suspect began talking with him. At that point, Ms. Courtney went to a neighbors to call police. Priscilla Miller, who was at the residence and saw the argument, gave Sgt. Marker an account that matched Ms. Courtneys version of events. Mr. Griffis left the scene before the sergeant arrived, but was arrested upon his return around 3:30 am. In a similar incident, a Macclenny boyfriend and girlfriend were arrested the night of July 29 for domestic battery after they were involved in an altercation over the girlfriend not cleaning the house during the day. Corporal Christopher Walker responded to 6069 Adams Rd. in reference to the incident where he was met by Theron Parker, 39. Mr. Parker told the officer his girlfriend Janis McFadden, 29, scratched him on the face and neck while the two were arguing. He was at his parents residence on the same property, but Ms. McFadden was in the residence they shared together. The officer then spoke with Ms. McFadden, who said Mr. Parker came home drunk and started the argument with her. After trying to explain herself to her boyfriend, she said Mr. Parker jumped on the bed and got on top of her. Ms. McFadden said she then grabbed him by the throat and arm to get him off of her. Once off the bed, the two continued the physical altercation until he left. Cpl. Walker was unable to determine an aggressor, so both parties were arrested. In other recent domestic violence incidents: Two Macclenny men were arrested the after noon of August 3 after an argument over infidelity turned violent and resulted in a car windshield getting shattered. Jason Kirk, 35, told Deputy Clements Leo that he and his partner Jack Rhoden, 27, got into a physical altercation after he confronted Mr. Rhoden about cheating on him. He said Mr. Rhoden struck him on the back with a mop stick and in the mouth, the deputys report shows. Mr. Kirk told the officer he tried leaving and attempted to back his car out of the driveway, but Mr. Rhoden jumped on the hood and kicked the windshield, which caused it to break and made it inoperable. Mr. Rhoden then fled on foot and Mr. Kirk called police. Dep. Leo made contact with Mr. Rhoden at his mothers employer, where he was giving himself first aid for a cut on his foot. He said the two were arguing and Mr. Kirk slapped him across the face. He admitted to hitting his partner with a mop stick but denied striking him in the mouth. Mr. Rhoden said he then went outside, where Mr. Kirk tried to hit him with the car. He told the deputy he had to jump on the hood to avoid get ting run over. He said he wasnt sure about how the window shattered, but it could have happened when he jumped on the hood, which is when the cut on his foot also may have happened. Cherry Padgett, 34, of Macclenny was arrested the night of July 29 for violating a no contact order due to a pending domestic aggravated assault case after she was caught sleeping in a residence the order banned her from. Terri Davis, 30, was charged with domestic battery on boyfriend Justin Cooper, 32, of Sanderson at her north Macclenny apartment the evening of August 3. Mr. Cooper reported the incident at the sheriffs department shortly after it occurred about 6 pm, and told Deputy Chris Walker Ms. Davis became violent during an argument over him kissing another woman while she was in jail recently. The officer noted injuries to Mr. Coopers face consistent with being struck with a closed fist.Domestic violence arrestStrangled, imprisoned his girlfriendto her boyfriend, who in turn called 9-1-1. The boyfriend, Justin Thomas of Fernandina Beach, was on the phone with Ms. Cooper when responding Deputy Michael Antonini arrived. The officer spoke to Mr. Thomas at that time and the boyfriend said Ms. Cooper sent him a photo of a syringe and meth and threatened to overdose. The suspect would soon tell police she did not want to kill herself and the text was only a ploy to draw her boyfriend to Macclenny, according to Dep uty Antoninis account of the incident. When Mr. Thomas told her he notified police, she said she flushed the drugs, syringe and coffee filters down the toilet, the officer said. Ms. Cooper explained she got the drugs from a man and woman at the Country Club Lounge two nights prior. Their names were not released by sheriffs investigators. The trio spent the night partying, Ms. Cooper said, and she rented the neighboring room in the morning. In the other room, deputies were greeted with a smoky haze and a strong chemical odor. There they found a bottle with meth residue inside as well as other common methmaking materials like pseudoephedrine, drain cleaner and batteries as well as other evidence, including a prescription for Sarah Parrish. Ms. Coopers bond was set July 29 at $22,500. Sandra CooperFrom page 1Arrest aer meth lab uncovered at a motel


ursday, August 7, 2014 T B C P Page 7 WE SPECIALIZE IN PROBLEM ROOFS 259-2563 FREE Estimates Re-Elect ADAM GIDDENS County Commissioner District 4Political advertisement paid for and approved by Adam Giddens, Republican Baker County Commissioner, District 4. Rep. Janet Adkins & Commissioner Giddens Senator Marc Rubio & Commissioner Giddens Commissioner Giddens & Senator Aaron Bean -Senator Aaron Bean Commissioner Giddens Re-Elect ADAM GIDDENS County Commissioner District 4 My opponent says I raised taxes.The truth is, while Ive been a county commissioner his taxes have decreased!2010: $3,314.86 2011: $3,078.73 2012: $2,878.02 2013: $2,766.90(Source: Baker County Tax Collector)The truth is, CPA Adam Giddens supports: Keeping your property taxes low while balancing the budget business, jobs & growth Zero Impact fees No increase in EMS, Fire or Garbage feesWhy Re-Elect Adam Giddens? Political advertisement paid for and approved by Adam Giddens, Republican Baker County Commissioner, District 4. Page 6 T B C P ursday, July 31, 2014 ELECT Jack BAKER IIIFORCLERK OF COURTSPaid by Jack Baker III, Republican, for Baker County Clerk of Courts. I am Promoting fiscally responsible policies. A man of character, integrity & traditional values. Prepared to utilize and implement innovative ideas.CONSERVATIVE.My name is Jack Baker III, the guiding principles in my life are Faith, Family, and Community.People who know me, know that I have the ability, skills, and knowledge to perform the tasks as the Baker County Clerk of Courts. It is my great hope that by the end of my campaign, the people who do not yet know me will feel the same way.To contact me call 904-307-2899. COMMITTED | COMPETENT | CONSERVATIVE WE SPECIALIZE IN PROBLEM ROOFS 259-2563 FREE Estimates A Hillsborough County man was taken into custody after he showed up at his girlfriends residence in east Macclenny the morning of July 26 armed with a baseball bat, threatening her and two other persons. A witness who was across the street on Deerwood Circle called police because he feared Jeremiah Giddens, 33, of Lithia, FL harmed Cassey Crawford, 29, and possibly her children while inside the trailer home. The witness told Deputy Christopher Clutter that Mr. Giddens drove up to the address about 9:45 am in a 2004 Dodge pickup and forced his way in the front door. His entry was followed by yelling and screams coming from the interior, and shortly after an unidenvehicle. Witness Shawn Yagecic, a Jacksonville deliveryman, said Mr. Giddens chased after the car yelling, Come back and Ill kill you. He then re-entered the residence and the witness heard more screaming and what appeared to be banging on items inside. The about a minute later to go back inside. ford reluctantly exited for questioning. Deputy Clutter described the girlfriend as uncooperative and vague about a laceration on her right elbow. He also described deplorable conditions on the inside of the trailer, with trash, clothing and molding food strewn about and the pungent odor of mildew. No children were home at the time, but because they reside there the Department of Children and Families Mr. Giddens was charged with aggravated assault and disturbing the peace. He reportedly suspected Ms. Crawford of being unfaithful. with a machete and hatchet about midday on July 24 after an argument erupted between adjoining residences. Neither Rocky Siemering, 40, and neighbor Randall Wilkerson, both of them for aggravated assault. Mr. Wilkerson was named in a second complaint for domestic battery of his 42-year-old wife Noella, who he is accused of punching in the face during an argument earlier that day.JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comTheresa Rhoden takes taxes and politics very seriously. She said when three county commissioners, including Adam Giddens who she campaigned for in 2010, voted to increase the countys property tax rate, also known as the millage rate, last year, it amounted to a tax increase for some residents. But it was only Mr. Giddens, now faced with a re-election to the post he won four years ago, who drew the ire of Ms. Rhoden, a fellow Republican. So much so, she posted a large sign in her yard off Odis Yarborough Rd. stating that Mr. Giddens voted for increased property taxes, special assessments and sand mining. Ironically, her property tax bill fell about $28 last year. While Mr. Giddens did vote yes on the new tax rate, he said in the aggregate, he didnt vote for a tax increase because the rate, while higher than the previous years rate, was the socalled roll-back rate, or the rate needed to generate the same amount of revenue county-wide as the previous years tax rate. I wanted to draw the line on revenue and work on the expense side, Mr. Giddens recalled this week. While the countys total property value rose this year, it is the first time since 2009. At this time last year, commissioners were faced with a budget deficit and another drop in taxable value county-wide. That meant keeping the tax rate static would bring in less revenue than the previous year. However, commissioners were told during public hearings last August and September that at the roll-back rate, the county should expect to see roughly another $100,000 in revenue, mostly due to new construction or property improvements. Mr. Giddens sided with the boards two Democrats, Gordon Crews and Mark Hartley, in voting for the roll-back rate. Commissioners James Croft and Jimmy Anderson, both Republicans, voted against setting the tentative millage rate at the roll-back rate in August and again the following month. Mr. Giddens doesnt dispute Ms. Rhodens claim about him voting for sand mining. He did vote against a motion to deny Oldcastle Southern Groups mining proposal in July, 2013. This week he defended his no vote, saying changes to the companys proposal to use treated sewer water for hydraulic dredge mining, instead of digging a well and using water from the aquifer, which would also eliminate the citys discharge of the waste water into Turkey Creek, led him to support the project. At that point I didnt see any legal reason to tell them no, he said. But he does contest the first two claims on the yard sign on property taxes and special assessments. He said by definition the roll-back rate is not a tax increase and that hes never voted for any special assessment. The county has two existing special assessments in place for garbage disposal and fire protection, and what Mr. Giddens and other board members have voted for is an ordinance setting up a mechanism to add more special assessments in the future, possibly for emergency medical services. The ordinance, however, did not add any new assessments. Upon further reflection, Ms. Rhoden said she decided last week to take down the sign to adjust her claim regarding Mr. Giddens and special assessments. She said shes changing the wording to say that Mr. Giddens supports special assessments, rather than he has voted for them. She cited an April 10, 2012 city commission workshop, during which Mr. Giddens voiced support for an assessment for emergency medical services (EMS), as evidence for the new language. He verbalized support for an EMS assessment fee, she said. All they have to do is put a number to it. Minutes from the meeting reflect those comments. But they state Mr. Giddens said he came to support the EMS assessment only after the proposal was coupled with an offsetting reduction in the property tax rate. Today he says he would not support a stand-alone EMS assessment, but one that is conditioned on an equivalent tax cut is logical to look at. Its the only way Id discuss it, said Mr. Giddens. An analysis of the EMS assessment proposal by The Press in 2012 showed that the plan would save money for the owners of homesteaded property valued above $130,440, because the tax reduction would be more than the $135 proposed EMS fee. But it would cost the owners of property valued below that threshold, which is the value at which the proposed tax reduction would equal the proposed assessment. In other words, homes valued above $130,440 wouldve seen a net decrease in their property taxes while those below the figure wouldve experienced a net increase in their taxes. So, how does the state define a tax increase in Florida? According to the Florida Department of Revenue, A rollback rate is the rate at which the current tax base would produce the same taxes levied as the previous year. When a tax base increases, maintaining the same millage rate represents an increase in taxes. There are a handful of factors used by Property Appraiser Tim Sweats office and Tax Collector Gene Harveys office to determine a particular propertys tax liability. First theres the market value of the property. Properties sold are given new market values based on the sale price and improved properties are generally re-appraised following the improvements. But by state law, the appraisers office must re-value every parcel at least once every five years. That process takes into account sales of similar properties in the area to assign a new market value to a property. The market value is then adjusted down, depending on which property tax exemptions the parcel is eligible for. Homesteaded property, for instance, is eligible for a $25,000 exemption on the first $50,000 in value and another $25,000 exemption for the value between $50,000 and $75,000. There are also exemptions for the disabled and military veterans. Once the exemptions are calculated to reach a taxable value, the value is multiplied by the tax rates approved by the each of the taxing authorities the county, the hospital and water management districts and the school district. Theres an additional property tax rate for property within the City of Macclenny, however. The final total bill reflects the sum of the respective tax levies for each taxing authority I wanted to draw the line on revenue and work on the expense side.County Commissioner Adam Giddens JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe Baker County Health Department issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory today following the discovery of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV) in two horses in Baker County. Horses can be vaccinated for EEEV and West-Nile Virus by a licensed veterinarian. There is no vaccine for humans. One of the horses was euthanized, a 2-year-old quarter horse from Plantation Road in Macclenny that became sick on July 10, health department records show. It was never vaccinated. The second horse, a 1-year old quarter horse from Eddy Grade Road in Sanderson survived. EEEVs onset in the animal was logged on July 16. It had an old or incomplete vaccination, the records note. No cases of the virus infecting humans has been found in Baker County and mosquitoes transmitting EEEV prefer to feed on birds rather than humans or other mammals. However, the advisory states, other mosquito species can bite an infected bird and spread the disease to people and wildlife. Symptoms of EEEV infection may include fever, general muscle pain and headache. As the disease progresses, more severe symptoms like seizures and coma may occur. Peak activity for the virus spans from May to August. The state recommends a drain and cover strategy to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne illness. That is, drain any standing water, cover your skin to reduce exposure and use a mosquito repellent on any bare skin and clothing. The advisory says repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus and IR 3535 are effective. For more information click this link from the Florida Department of Health, or call the county health department at 259-6291.The Press will be featuring Q&As with the candidates upcoming edition prior to the August primary. Please send us any questions youd like the candidates to answer, or any issues youd like them to address before voting. Well be soliciting suggestions through mid-July. Please send them to, message @bakercopresss on Twitter, message on Facebook or call (904) 259-2400 and speak with Joel Addington.r f THE TRUTH IS... JON SHUMAKE jonshu@live.comPolice responded to a Glen St. Mary residence August 3 in reference to a theft of about $2,000 of jewelry that was stolen some time during the previous few days. Victim Cindy Ott told Corporal Matthew Riegel she discovered the jewelry was stolen while she was getting ready for church. Her husband Thomas first discovered his two 18-carat gold chains were missing from their master bathroom. Mrs. Ott then began taking inventory of her jewelry and found a ring that had a large triangle setting with a cluster of diamonds on it had been stolen, too. She had last seen the items on July 29 and she said workers that had been at their residence could have possibly tak en the jewelry. Ms. Ott told the officer three men came to finish up projects under warranty of their new mobile home, two of which were in the master bedroom. In a similar incident, Cor poral Christopher Walker responded a Glen St. Mary residence August 2 in reference to the theft of a motorcycle after the victims noticed it was missing a few days after returning from New York. Ollie Taylor said she and her husband Thomas returned from the trip July 31 and noticed the Honda motorcycle worth about $1,000 was missing from a shed. Their son, who was in the shed during their absence, was questioned by police but denied involvement. In another incident, Deputy Daryl Mobley responded July 29 to a delayed burglary call about an A/C unit that owner Raymond Graham said may have been stolen in the previous two days. The deputy noticed a window boarded up with a hole in it where the unit once was. Inside the residence, he saw the couch pushed away from the wall suggesting that someone entered the residence, although both the front and rear doors were secure. In other similar incidents: Terri Davis, 30, of Sanderson was arrested the afternoon of August 1 for shoplifting after she was caught trying to take about $27 in baby items from Walmart. Security witnessed her conceal baby formula and a package of diapers in her purse. She admitted to Deputy Marc Heath she tried taking the items without paying for them. Dustin Sheppard, 24, of Sanderson was arrested the evening of August 1 for shoplifting from Walmart after he was caught stealing clothing and surveillance camera foot age later showed him getting a refund for a phone speaker he never purchased. Mr. Sheppard was originally caught trying to steal a hat, shirt and a pair of shoes. He tried to wear the hat and shoes out of the store and hide the shirt, but he was caught by security. Deputy Justin Yingling said the surveillance video showed Mr. Sheppard selecting the speaker from the electronics section and take it to customer service where he received funds on a gift card.$2K in jewelry gone from Glen homeprobation violation warrants. Yarborough, who handles drug-related cases, said depu ties converged on the trailer on Pleasant Rd. about 10 pm who had apparently been living there after the trailer was Among the items seized were a baggie with cooked meth, used needles, cold packs, over-the-counter cold medicine containing a key ingredient and several rounds of ammunition, which resulted in additional charges since both suspects are felons. longing to Christopher Stieg er, 29, of Miami to purchase the cold medicine at a Publix on Normandy Blvd. in west Jacksonville. In other recent arrests: ing in west Macclenny late in the evening of August 2 led to felony and misdemeanor drug possession counts against Ashley Goodin, 25, of Sanderson. Deputy Justin Yingling said he clocked an eastbound 2014 Dodge being driven by the suspect at 73 mph in a 40 mph zone about 10 pm. She consented to a vehicle search that yielded both Methadone and Hydrocodone pills in a vial in her purse, and a small amount of pot in a cylinder attached to a key chain. Michael Scott Crews Jr., 25, of Glen St. Mary was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana he produced for Deputy Michael stop at 3:30 am on August 1. the 1999 Nissan driven by Mr. Crews in north Sanderson because of a defective tag light. Deputy Jacob Satterwhite arrested Barry Brown, 20, of Macclenny for having a glass pipe and grinder with marijuana residue in his 2010 Hyundai stopped in the south city the evening of July 29 for a seat belt violation. Passenger Marcus Bennett, 20, of Sanderson was taken into custody for a probation violation stemming from a paraphernalia possession case. From page 1Felons had meth inventory ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 8 pm8981 S. SR 228 Macc.


Page 8 T B C P ursday, August 7, 2014Seeks supplies for local schoolsA month-long give back to school drive for school sup plies was launched recently to copal Childrens Services on South 6th St. in Macclenny. The drive is sponsored by America. For more details, contact Christie Passmore at 259-2042. COUNTRY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 602 S. Sixth Street, Macclenny 259-6702 100 S. Lima Street, Baldwin 266-1041BANK ONLINE 24/ 48 month1.30% APR | 1.31% APY60 month1.55% APR | 1.56% APY6 month.45% APY12 month.50% APY24 month.65% APY36 month1.10% APY $500 minimum deposit PUBLIC NOTICE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES 101.5612 THE LOGIC AND ACCURACY CERTIFICATION BOARD WILL CONDUCT THE PRE LOGIC AND ACCURACY TEST OF THE AUTOMATIC COUNTING EQUIPMENT FOR EARLY VOTING AND FOR THE EQUIPMENT GOING TO THE POLLS WILL BE AUGUST 13, 2014 AT 1:00PM. THE TEST WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR THE AUGUST 26, 2014 PRIMARY ELECTION. THE TEST WILL BE HELD AT THE BAKER COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE, 32 N 5TH STREET, MACCLENNY, FLORIDA. PURSUANT TO SECTION 102.141 OF THE FLORIDA LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE BAKER COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD SHALL MEET AUGUST 15, 2014 AT 10:30 AM IN THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE TO START PUBLICLY CANVASSING ABSENTEE BALLOTS. THE CANVASS ING BOARD WILL MEET AGAIN ON AUGUST 20, 2014 AT 3 PM, AUGUST 25, 2014 AT 2 PM AND THEN ON AUGUST 26, 2014 AT 3PM AND 6PM UNTIL WE FINISH CANVASSING ABSENTEE BALLOTS. NITA D. CRAWFORD, SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS Two motorists were arrestence of drugs the past week, one of them after he was involved in an accident on Interstate 10 between Macclenny and Glen St. Mary. Trooper J.W. Barry of the Florida Highway Patrol said Ryan Mott, 31, of Starke appeared to be high or drunk when encountered following the accident about 5 pm on Motts eyes were dilated, and he admitted to an addiction to the prescription pain killer Loratab. The driver also said he believed he was on US 301 en route to home at the time, and directed the trooper to a vial of methadone in his 2013 Volk swagen he said was prescribed He submitted to a urine test, as did Timothy Carter Sr., 29, of Macclenny after his 2005 Lincoln SUV was stopped by Deputy Jacob Satterwhite in the north city about 5 pm on August 3. to a report of a vehicle swerving out of its lane in south Macclenny, and he observed the SUV make an abrupt turn into a convenience store on North 6th St. Mr. Carter had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet, according to Dep. Satfound a package of prescription-only Fentanyl pain relief patches inside the vehicle, and Mr. Carter was also wearing a patch. He also reportedly admitted to smoking marijuana earlier that day. He was taken to Fraser Hospital due to the level of intoxication, and later at county jail booked for DUI and possession of medication without a prescription. dents: Robert Hinson, 72, of Glen St. Mary was charged with reckless driving and failure to register his 1998 BMW after he was stopped about 5:30 pm on July 30 on Arnold Rhoden Rd. south of Sanderson. Deputy Christopher Clutter said he initiated the stop after noting the BMW drifting into the oncoming lane, and noted it took a half-mile after he illuminated emergency lights before Mr. Hinson stopped. He had a Tennessee license and claimed he was rejected for a Florida license because of vision problems. He also said he recently purchased the car and neglected to register it. Kaitlin Sumner, 22, of Lake City was charged with a 1995 Honda she was driving about noon of July 29 when she was stopped on South 6th in Macclenny by Sgt. Shawn Bishara. cause the vehicle had no license tag. Ms. Sumner claimed she recently purchased it and failed also to have it insured.JON SHUMAKE jonshu@live.comTwo Glen St. Mary men were arrested the evening of July 30 for disorderly intoxication af ter police were called due to the suspects harassing customers at the Kangaroo Store on East Macclenny Avenue. Deputy Trey McCullough responded to the incident and was met at the scene by Corporal Koty Crews. The deputy found William Curran, 50, lying on his back near the stores trash can with several beer cans in his possession. While exiting his patrol car, Dep. McCullough noticed Timothy Grantham, 48, flee the scene. He chased after the suspect while yelling commands to stop, but Mr. Grantham ignored them. Cpl. Crews gave chase and was able to handcuff the suspect and return him to the scene. Once back at the gas station, Mr. Curran tried to stand up but fell back to the ground. Dep. McCullough informed him it was illegal to drink alcohol in the parking lot, and Mr. Curran cursed at him several times. After the deputy warned Mr. Curran to lower his voice, Mr. Grantham also tried get ting him to calm down. Dep. McCullough then spoke with the employee, who said the two suspects were in the parking lot drinking beer when she arrived at work around 4 that afternoon. She then witnessed them harass customers by begging for money that made the customers feel un easy. She then asked the suspects to leave the premises, but Mr. Curran cursed at her while telling her to mind her own business. In addition to the disorderly intoxication charges, Mr. Grantham was also charged with resisting an officer without violence and both men were trespassed from the store. In another incident, a Maclenny woman was arrested in the early morning of August 1 for trespassing after she was caught in a camper in the backyard of a residence after she had previously been issued a trespass warning for the property. Cpl. Crews learned that complainant Nancy Martin had called about Susan Green, 50, trespassing on her property despite the warning. The corporal located Ms. Green with Ms. Martins brother, Terry, who said he did not invite the suspect to the property and had asked her to leave several times. Ms. Green admitted to being told not to return to the residence and was arrested. In a similar incident, Lisa Harris, 22, of Macclenny was arrested for trespassing after police were called to 9072 Pine Oaks Circle in reference to a disturbance in progress. A Georgia man with two felony convictions was arrested at midday on August 1 and charged with brandishing a pistol at a fellow motorist on Interstate 10 in what is believed to be a case of road rage. It marked the second such incident on the interstate in less than two weeks. said deputies converged on a green 2005 Ford Taurus based on a de scription called in by Kareen Gantt, 47, of Orange Park. She reported the driver of the Taurus pulled alongside her but was unable to pass due lanes between Sanderson and Glen St. Mary. Ahmed, 30, of McDonough, GA, waved a black item in her direction, and when he did pass her Ms. Gantt said he waved a handgun out the drivers side window. The sequence, she noted in a written state ment, left her shocked and shaken up. the Taurus, one in the console between the front seats and a second one in the glove box. The vehicle was also occupied by Stacy Ahmed, 36, of the same address, and in the rear seat were three girls ages 12 through 16. Ms. Ahmed told Investigator Matt Yarborough she was sleeping at the time and saw nothing. Deputies soon learned that Mr. Ahmed had two felony convictions in Georgia, and he was booked at county jail for aggravated assault and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Police from several agencies searched unsuccessfully on July 21 for two Hispanic men after a Glen St. Mary man said one of them shot at his vehicle as he exited west bound at CR 125. They had earlier cut in front of his veIn other recent arrests: was charged with battery on Teresa Anderson, 58, and a 16-year-old female at a residence in Dixie Trailer Park in south Macclenny about midnight on July 29. Ms. Anderson told Deputy Chris Walker she allowed him a limited time to speak to the teen. When she then told him to leave, he allegedly attacked the girl and then her The suspect was taken into custody walking east from the scene. 28 by a 31-year-old male patient at Northeast Florida State Hospital claiming he was attacked in a dining room by a fellow male patient, 31, who repeatedly struck him after kicking over a table. Gabriel AhmedBrandished pistol; said road rageTwo charged with drug-related DUIsIntoxicated duo arrested for harassing customers at storeThe GFWC Womans Club of Macclenny is inviting all ladies in the community to house, 144 S. 5th St., in Macclenny on August 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. The volunteer group organizes events and fund raisers for a number of charitable causes in the community and beyond throughout the year before taking the sents the start of a new year for the club.Club will host coee Check it ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 8 pm 8981 S. SR 228 Macc.


ursday, August 7, 2014 T B C P Page 9A convicted drug dealer and prison on July 29 for 15 years after he admitted in circuit court to violating terms of his probation, including removal of an elec tronic monitoring de vice from his leg. Antonio Robins, 24, will get credit for 1625 days he has been in both prison and jail before he was released from the state prison system in August of last year. Court records show the defendant was living in Lake City at the time of the violations that also included changing residences without notifying his probation Mr. Robins criminal record in Baker County includes convictions for lewd assault on a 14-year-old girl in August of 2008 and several cases for sale of drugs within 1000 feet of a school. At the time of his most recent ar rest, he was serving a probation that took ef fect when he was released from Franklin Correctional Institution. In other sentencings by Judge Mark Moseley that day: Ex-corrections ofprison followed by two probation after plead ing no contest to trafand bringing drugs and cell phones into Baker Correctional. Court records show that Mr. Sweat, 47, of Glen St. Mary was arrested in December of last year shortly after investigators in the Department of Corrections caught him with a package that had been mailed to him at the Sanderson post Inside the package were a cell phone and 36 Hydrocodone pills that were intended for BCI inmates. Mr. Sweat, according to the investigators, admitted he delivered up both synthetic and real marijuana since Sep tember, 2013 in a pact with an inmate, who arranged for their delivery box. the conspiracy by an inmate who earlier was caught with a cell phone banned inside the prison. Sweat $50,000. Christopher Combs, 42, of Sanderson will be in prison 13 months after pleading to twin counts of sale and possession of opiates and other drugs from his residence on Richardson Rd. tial informants in October and November, 2013. The defen dant sold morphine in one instance and Oxycodone in the second. Judge Moseley ordered Mr. Combs onto a 30-month probation following release and tigatory costs. Dylan Fain Strickland pleaded no contest to felony a suspended license and has already served half of a yearlong term in county jail. He will be on probation one year following release. Deborah Burns entered no contest pleas to possession of chemicals to manufacture meth and drug paraphernalia and will be probation for two years after she completes the remainder of a seven-month county jail sentence. 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Voter registration address changes can be done by telephone, on-line, or written noti cation. Failure to update your address prior to Election Day could result in delays at the polls. If you have not voted since the last gubernatorial election, you should check your voter registration status on-line,, or call our o ce 904259-6339. Do not wait until Election Day to nd out if you are registered and if your registration is in good standing!Nita D. Crawford, Supervisor of Elections Service you deserve with people you can trust!Debbie Foran 813-4810For all your Florida Real Estate & Property Management needs(904) 397-02631484-C South 6th St. MacclennyWelcoming our newest Sales Associate At that point they said they werent sure if they wanted to abandon it, but then a year or two later, maybe 18 months ago, they decided to do it, he said. Theyve been pretty persistent. In correspondence to the county dated October 8, 2013, DuPonts environmental science consultant Daniel LeJuene the firm Kleinfelder contended there are redundancies with the DRI requirements and other government permits. Information was provided ... that demonstrates how each special condition of the DRI has been satisfied, will be satisfied through another state or federal permit, or is no longer needed, he wrote about pre vious meetings with local officials. Mr. Preston estimated his last contact with DuPont about the DRI agreement took place within the last 90 days. When the request to rescind the agreement was made, working through the concept was a little perplexing, Mr. Preston said, because DuPont and the county had extended the DRI agreement multiple times as the company bought more land to mine. The original agreement was approved in the 1980s and the last extension was through 2018. Mr. Preston said the state law changes in 2011 not only exempted new mines from the DRI review process, but also permitted existing mines to abandon their DRI agreements with the approval of the mu nicipal governments that are a party to the agreements. Oldcastle officials did not respond to requests for comment on the companys plans going forward, but correspon dence from the company dur ing the mediation process show Oldcastle did not substantially alter its mining plan. County officials have said that Oldcastles settlement offers were essentially the same as its original proposal. The companys correspondence, from April of this year, reiterates many of the arguments Oldcastle has used in the past, but also addresses three issues of concern identified by the county as part of mediation proceedings. First was a concern that mining in the area south of the interstate off SR 228 would not be consistent with the countys Urban Growth Boundary, which encompasses more than 120 square miles stretching from Sanderson to Macclenny and from Tim Crews Road south to Mud Lake Road. The county was also worried the mining proposal could harm property values in the vicinity. The proposed mining site is located inside the Urban Growth Boundary, where growth and development is encouraged, said county planning director Ed Preston, who recommended approval of the project when it came be fore commissioners last summer. Development outside the boundary, meanwhile, is gen erally discouraged, he said, to preserve the areas rural char acter. Oldcastle argued mining was, in fact, compatible with the boundary because the countys Comprehensive Plan, which incorporates the boundary, doesnt explicitly address whether mining is appropriate inside or outside the boundary. Rather, the company contended, the propertys agriculture zoning and land use designation should determine the appropriateness of mining. Such a use is permitted in agriculture zoning districts with an approved special exception from the county commission. With regard to negative impacts on surrounding properties, the company pointed to its intention to install a water main from the City of Macclenny to the project site and the potential for economic development along the route that may follow the utility expansion. The second issue the coun ty identified related to ground water quality. It argued Oldcastles plan to use treated wastewater from the City of Macclenny to form the lakes could adversely affect the water quality in residential wells. Oldcastle countered that the nearest well was 2.5 miles from the project site and groundwater flows away from the well. It also noted that its experts testified to the county that mining would not harm groundwater. Lastly, the county had an issue regarding the subject propertys potential to be bought by the states land conservation program, known as Florida Forever. Oldcastle argued that today the property is private land for private use, and any future conservation efforts are not relevant to mining proposal. The communications from April of this year show that Oldcastle agreed to ensuring the lakes, after mining was finished, met state environmental standards and the land and lakes would be donated to the City of Macclenny, or rezoned to conservation land if the city didnt want the property. From page 1Oldcastle exits mediation Drug dealer and sex oender gets 15 yearsWere always looking for news-from youIf you got news, especially good news, we want to hear about it. The Press records and regularly sched uled events, but we rely on you, the reader, to inform us about whats happening in your neighborhood, whether its central Macclenny near reaches of Baker County. 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Page 10 T B C P ursday, August 7, 2014 LEGA L NOTICES NOTICE OF ACTION BEFORE THE BOARD OF MASSAGE IN RE: The license to practice Massage Carlos I. Victoria, LMT 14435 North State Road 121 Macclenny, Florida 32063 and 113 N. Churchhill Drive St Augustine, Florida 32086 CASE NO.: 2013-16131 LICENSE NO.: MA46568 The Department of Health has filed an Administrative Complaint against you, a copy of which may be obtained by contacting, Cecilie Dale Sykes, Assistant General Counsel, Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee Florida 32399-3265, (850) 245-4444. If no contact has been made by you concerning the above by September 17, 2014, the matter of the Administrative Complaint will be presented at an ensuing meeting of the Board of Massage in an informal proceeding. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending this notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on the notice. Telephone: (850) 2454444, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. 8/7-28c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-CA-000108-XXXX-XX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DAWN SHEPHERD A/K/A DAWN N. SHEPHERD; LARRY SHEPHERD A/K/A LARRY H. SHEPHERD; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION, Defendants. _________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 30, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2013-CA-000108XXXX-XX, of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is Plaintiff and DAWN SHEPHERD A/K/A DAWN N. SHEPHERD; LARRY SHEPHERD A/K/A LARRY H. SHEPHERD; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION, are defendants. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the East Door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063, at 11:00 a.m., on the 28th day of August, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 27 OF GADSDEN HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1992 CHANDLER MOBILE HOME ID#`S GAFLN05A19083CW AND GAFLN05B19083CW WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE AFOREDESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY AND INCORPORATED THEREIN. a/k/a 6561 S STATE ROAD 121, MACCLENNY, FL 32063 Dated this 1st day of August, 2014. AL FRASER CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: Tabitha Addison As Deputy Clerk Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Submitted by: Heller & Zion, L.L.P., 1428 Brickell Avenue, Suite 700, Miami, FL 33131, Telephone: (305) 373-8001, Facsimile: (305) 373-8030; 8/7-14c Higginbothams Towing & Recovery Inc. 7611 West Mt. Vernon St. Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on August 22, 2014 at 10 am at Higginbothams Towing & Recovery 7611 West Mt. Vernon St., Glen St. Mary, FL 32040: 2007 Ford Fusion Vin# 3FAHP06Z27R101383 8/7c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2014-CP-000005 In Re: The Estate of LOVEY AUDREY CLARDY, Deceased. / AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LOVEY AUDREY CLARDY, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of this first publication of this Notice is July 31, 2014. Attorney for Personal Representative R. R. Crabtree, Esquire #0599859 Crabtree Law Group, P.A. 8777 San Jose Blvd., Bldg. A, #200 Jacksonville, FL 32217 (904) 732-9701 (904) 732-9702(facsimile) Personal Representative L. Gale Lamb 3723 River Hall Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32217 7/31-8/7c Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. 10510 Duval Lane Macclenny, FL 32063 Notice of Public Sale: Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on August 29, 2014, 12:00 pm at 10510 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2001 Buick Vin# 2G4WS52J511253484 2000 Nissan Vin# JN8AR07S9YW423934 8/7c Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. 10510 Duval Lane Macclenny, FL 32063 Notice of Public Sale: Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on September 5, 2014, 12:00 pm at 10510 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1997 Honda Vin# 1HGCD7269VA031391 1995 Honda Vin# JHMEG8541SS032554 8/7c A, R&R, Inc. 11837 N SR 121 Macclenny, FL 32063 The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on August 22, 2014 at 10 am at A, R&R, Inc. 11837 N SR 121, Macclenny, FL 32063: 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Vin# 1G2WP52KX3F158384 8/7c Baton Twirling!Come experience the fun and excitement of baton twirling from the very best!REGISTRATION AND TWIRLING BEGINS THURS., SEPT. 4TH AT KELLER INTERMEDIATE GYMNASIUM, 4:30 PM The all-American Twirling Academy includes Baker County Gatorette instructor June Stoeber among others! First time beginners through advanced * Ages 4 through High School For more info. call 904-483-6174, 352-514-1362, or 259-4308; or email Baker County PreK/KindergartenPre-K Programs 2014-2015ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED!Call 259-3014 to schedule your registration appointment S.A.C.S.Accreditation Gold Seal Quality Endorsement AwardWho quali es: Every 4 year old living in Baker County. (4 on or before Sept. 1, 2014) Location: Baker County Pre-K/K Center Transportation: Bus transportation provided to and from school. Hours: Full school day (8:30-3:00) Our Extended Day Enrichment Program (EDEP) is also available for an additional fee. Fees: $68.10/week >>> Full and reduced prices available <<< (Sliding scale fee reduction available through Episcopal Childrens Services to those who qualify through family size and income. Employment and income veri cation required.) Proof of employment or full time student status (if applying for a reduced rate) Meals provided: Breakfast and lunch are available through the school cafeteria for purchase (free and reduced lunch applications are available for those who qualify). Required Documents: Original birth certi cate Proof of custody if not the birth parent Current shot record Current physical Photo ID Proof of residency (must be physical address) Proof of employment or full time student status (if applying for a reduced rate)FULL DAY Pre-K Programs 2014-2015 &Happy 10th birthday, Jesslyn Wallstedt! Happy 50th anniversary, Mom and Dad!We love you, Brian, Michelle, Jacob, & Donald Education: Bachelors of Science in Education from Florida State College of Jacksonville (Magna Cum Laude) Associate of Arts from Florida Gateway (Magna Cum Laude) St. Leos University-Business Management Classes Experience/Career: 27 Years Financial Experience/Customer Service with TD Bank and former Citizens Bank of Macclenny 10 Years Customer Service Experience with NEFCOM 37 Plus years customer service work experience in Baker County Sally REGISTERfor Clerk of CourtsHONEST | DEPENDABLE | EXPERIENCED Paid & approved by Sally Register, Baker County Clerk of Courts Dispositions from July 30th Pythons in the Park last SaturdayHelen Gerardo and son Jackson of Glen St. Mary cant be counted among the snake squeamish as they stepped for ward to get up close to this python during the Wild Wonders Animal Show staged at Heritage Parks covered pavilion on August 2. The event hosted by Michael Rossi (left) featured a traveling menagerie of exotic and not-so-exotic creatures that also included bearded dragons, tortoises, a baby alligator all in an interactive format enjoyed by the mostly young crowd. The show was brought here by park director Michelle Hodges in the ongoing eort to boost attendance at the museum-themed park o Lowder St. in west Macclenny. It coincided with the monthly farmers marker on the grounds. The following case disposi tions were ordered by Judge Joey Williams during regular county court session on July 30: Brian Lee Adams, attaching unassigned license tag; six-month probation, GBB (Give Back to Baker community service). Tammy Lee Combs, driv ing on a suspended license and leaving the scene of an accident; ten days in jail. Mitchell Conner Jr., no valid drivers license; sixmonth probation, GBB and anger management class. Michael Anthony Gray, petty theft; 82 days in jail. Randall Hay, no valid drivers license; six-month probation, GBB. Justin Johns, driving on a suspended license; six-month probation, license school. Patrick Odell Mobley, driving on a suspended license and attaching unassigned license tag; six-month probation, license school. James Newmans Jr., driv ing on a suspended license; six-month probation, license school and obtain valid license. Michael Prevatt, disorderly conduct; court costs. Randolph Rain, mari juana and drug paraphernalia possession; 12-month probation, all DUI sanctions, $500 George Schlarbaum, possession of drug paraphernalia; 20 days in jail, 12-month pronarcotics and alcohol addiction groups. Vicky Singleton, DUI and driving on a suspended license; two days in jail, sixmonth probation, all DUI Leslie Ann Starling; trespass and petty theft; 60 days in jail, 12-month probation, petty theft class, hold sign in front of Walmart. Cerissa Yeomans, driving on a suspended license; failed to appear, warrant issued. Christopher Cole, petty theft; failed to appear, warrant issued. Ryan Dow, violation of probation for DUI; 189 days in jail, probation reinstated. Jared Fama, violation of probation for loitering; 66 days in jail, terminate probation. James Fletcher, violation of probation for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia; 15 days in jail and attach GPS system. Bradley Flick, violation of probation for petty theft; 41 days in jail, terminate probation. James Howard, driving on a suspended license; 17 days in jail. Eric Johnson, violation of probation for driving on a suspended license; 44 days in jail. Christina Jones, petty theft; failed to appear, warrant issued. William Mash, violation of probation for driving on a suspended license; failed to appear, warrant issued. Joseph Parish, violation of probation for petty theft; 50 days in jail, terminate probation. Joseph Reed, disorderly conduct, domestic battery and possession of marijuana; 55 days in jail. Michael Regar, violation of probation for DUI; 74 days in jail, terminate probation. Tatum Rogers, violation of probation for driving on a suspended license; failed to appear, warrant issued. Nelson Ruise, violation of probation for possession of drug paraphernalia; 113 days in jail, terminate probation. Mikeya Washington, violation of probation for battery; 44 days in jail, terminate probation. Joshua Yarbrough, violation of probation for petty theft and possession of drug paraphernalia; 90 days in jail, terminate probation.COUNTY COURTNews photos are now available through easy online purchase!Go to NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Tuesday & Thursday at 6:45 7:45 pm Baker County Health Department


Page 11 T B C P ursday, August 7, 2014 627 S. 5th St., Macclenny (next to Badcock Furniture) | 259-3455INFANTSWe are opening a NEW Infant Room with new equipment & beddingTODDLERSNew State Approved CurriculumPREK VPK2012-2013 Top Rated in Scores(State Approved Curriculum) NEW ~ NEW ~ NEW ~ NEW ~ NEW ~ NEW We are pleased to announce we are opening a new Day Pre-School Program for 2 to 4 year olds**must be potty trained and not VPK eligible3 Days a Week 8:30 am 12:30 pm(Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)Includes Breakfast & LunchCost: $55 a week with a $30 registration fee (each school year)Our center offers the following:Hot nutritious meals (USDA program) | Accepts Episcopal vouchers Security cameras in every room | VPK Program | Large Playground State approved curriculum in every classroom | Fully equipped classrooms CPR & First Aid Certi ed | Well-trained sta Macclenny Church of God isgiving away 150 book bags * There will be FOOD, MUSIC, & FREE BOOK BAGS! COMMUNITY MEMBERS SUPPORT PAULA T. BARTONS CANDIDACY FOR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER DISTRICT 3PAULAAbsolutely the right choice for our children!Vote PAULA for School Board Member District 3 Qualications and educational experience are needed to serve as a School Board Member. Paula is the candidate that has both. She will always do what she believes is best for our children! Glenn R. McKendree Paula has character and spiritual faith combined with a strong commitment to put our children rst. Paula is absolutely the right choice for our children! Clemmytee Daniels Paula has a proven record of genuinely caring for the people of Baker County especially our children. She has the knowledge and experience to eectively serve as our School Board Member in District 3. Vickie Sweat Honesty, integrity, and family values are important qualications of a School Board Candidate. Paula has them and the experience needed to serve as our School Board Member. Ellie E. Lauramore Ms. Bartons eagerness and persistence in helping children is profound. Her unwavering character clearly displays her values in making the right decisions for children. There is no other individual as capable and qualied to serve as our School Board Member in District 3. Charles W. Jackson, Jr. Paula has a proven record of putting children rst. Her love and dedication to the children of Baker County is evident by the quality education she led the eort to provide while serving as Superintendent. As a School Board Member she will contribute greatly to moving our district forward. LuAnne WilliamsPaid by Paula T. Barton for School Board. PUBLIC HEARINGPursuant to an application submitted by James Johnston of Shutts and Bowen LLP on behalf of Verizon Wireless, and as agent for property owner Patrick Mobley to be granted a Special Use to locate a communication tower on property located on the east side of CR 121 just south of Steele Bridge Road (13937 SR 121 North) in Baker County, FL. e Baker County Board of Commissioners will consider the request at a public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the County Administration Building, 55 North ird St., Macclenny, FL. All interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the Special Use request. e request is to be granted a Special Use in accordance to the Baker County Land Development Reg ulations per Baker County Land Development Regulations Section 3.06.24 Special Use Permit Required. Written comments for or against the Special Use may be sent to Baker County Planning Department, 360 E Shuey Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063. Faxed comments may be sent to (904)259-5057. Copies of the Special Use may be inspected by any member of the public in the Planning Department, address stated above. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Administration Department at (904) 259-5123 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. Macclenny Moose Lodge | August EventsAlbert One Man Band | 8PM-Midnight Community yard sale; $10 for boothCall Annette Barton @ 626-3173 to reserve your boothDirty River Band | 9PM-1AM Steak Night | 6-8PM NOTICE: The Loyal Order of Moose is a private organization. All activities and events referred to are FRIDAY, 8THSATURDAY, 23RDSATURDAY, 30THEVE RY S UNDAY Karaoke | 6-10pmEVE RY W E DNESDAY Ricky Harvey | 6-8pm Karaoke | 8-10pmEVE RY MONDAY Pool tournamentsEVE RY T HURS DAY Dart tournaments Bar bingoEVE RY T U ESDAY Bar bingoEVE RY FRI. & SAT. Karaoke | 8PM-12AM (when band not listed)S MOKE F R EE every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month rfntt JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comTwo local businessmen a real estate developer and payroll company owner have entered the fray in the upcoming primary election. Macclenny resident Mark Broughton, the owner of Jacksonville-based Paperless Payroll who is also embarking a real estate project, a zip line park in Sanderson, do nated $1000 to the campaign of James G. Bennett, a former manager for the Florida Department of Transportation who resigned the post to run for the District 4 county com mission seat held by Adam Giddens, recently filed campaign finance reports show. Mr. Giddens, a first-term commissioner and the chief financial officer of his familys security company, drew $1000 from Glen St. Marys Chris Gazes, who owns GF Florida, a commercial and residential real estate investment and development company, according to the reports, which reflect campaign contributions and expenditures through July 25. Mr. Gazes was appointed this year to the board of directors of the Baker County Development Commission, which owns industrial land at the east and west ends of the county. He also serves on the countys Code Enforcement Board. In addition, Mr. Giddens received contributions from Charles Wilson, a Jacksonville accountant, for $500, Giddens Security Corporation for $1000, a retiree from Live Oak Gwendolyn Horn Pra for $250 and Macclenny retiree Charles J. Pracher for $100. Mr. Bennett loaned his campaign another $2000 last month and a $100 check was written by retiree Marcus Rhoden of Macclenny. The boost helped him keep a sizable funding lead over Mr. Giddens. The gap in contributions stood at $5,400 as of July 25. Its the Giddens campaign that had more money left in the bank, however, with $2325 compared to $1839 for the Bennett campaign, which has outspent his opponent by nearly $6000. The 14 candidates run ning for four county positions in this years election together have spent more than $74,000 on their campaigns as total contributions rose from about $50,000 in early July to $86,535 by July 25. And with about a month to go until the August 26 primary, the candidates retained $12,243 in their campaign accounts.Clerk of CourtsTwo candidates vying to be the Republican in the Clerk of Courts race, Robert C. Chuck Brannan III and Jack Jackie A. Baker III, have raised and spent considerable sums. Mr. Brannan, a former sheriffs investigator and program manager for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, posted $13,360 in contributions through late July, including a $1000 loan from his personal finances. Other recent contributors to Mr. Brannans campaign came from Lake City retiree Donald R. Kennedy for $500, Tampa retiree Sandra L. Loughrie, who helps run a religious nonprofit, Florida Family Association, for $300, Fidela A. Papel, a retiree and owner of Asian food and gift retailer in Jacksonville, for $200, and real estate develop er Thomas Rhoden of Glen St. Mary for $30. Hes had $13,360 in campaign cash to spend since qualifying with $1839 left at the end of the last reporting period. Mr. Baker, a loan officer for Country Federal Credit Union, has raised $9,100 in all and had slightly more in the bank $2546 as of July 25. Mr. Bakers campaign finance filings show his campaign brought in $6410 in contributions during a 10-day period in mid-July, though $910 of the sum were in-kind contributions of sign materials and food. Making monetary donations to his campaign were James Mel Bessinger Jr., an attorney for Northeast Florida State Hospital and Macclenny resident, for $500, his father and Macclenny insurance agent Jack A. Baker Jr., for $1000, property management company Lee & Baker Properties, Inc., which is part-owned by his father, for $1000, Christopher Conner, a NEFSH main tenance worker from Macclenny, for $200, and NEFCOM IT employee RJ Jenks of Glen St. Mary for $200. In the six-way primary race for the Democrat nominee for the clerk post, the candidates have raised and spent smaller amounts of money than their GOP counterparts. Macclennys Sherri Dugger, one of three deputy clerks vying for the nomination, had the most left in her campaign account as of July 25, $507, but fellow deputy clerk Stacie Harvey was not far behind with $469. James Harvill of Macclenny, president of R & B Automotive, loaned Mrs. Harveys campaign $600 on July 15. Mrs. Dugger loaned her campaign $225 the day before. The third clerk in the field is Julie Combs of Sanderson, a former county commissioner. She donated $1400 to her campaign last month. She had $103 left in her campaign account as of July 25. Among the non-deputy clerk candidates is fencing company owner and former sher iffs deputy Kenneth Roberts. He had raised the third highest sum, $5280, among all the clerk candidates with just $37 going unspent through the last reporting period. Among his contributors were retiree Curtis Tharpe for $100, registered nurse Heather Lewis for $400, and correctional officer Kenneth J. Roberts II for $200, all of Macclenny. Rounding out the Democrat field is Sally Register, who works for TD Bank in Macclenny. She had $154 unspent by her campaign, which benefited from a $500 loan from rancher Terrell Hamp Register of Sanderson and a $250 loan from herself.School boardFormer school superintendent and retiree Paula T. Bar ton of Macclenny continues to outspend her opponent, DeAnna Rewis-McDuffie, for the District 3 school board spot. Shes spent more than $11,500 since qualifying compared to just under $3000 for Ms. RewisMcDuffie, who was tapped by Mr. Broughton to manage the coming zip line park in Sanderson. Ms. Barton has self-funded her campaign, including two $1000 donations last month. Ms. Rewis-McDuffie gave her own campaign a $1300 boost in July in addition to the $100 donation her effort received from Suzanne Rhoden of Macclenny, who works in sales. She had $170 left in her campaign account, compared to $1626 for the opposition, as of July 25. In the school boards District 4 race, Duval County Schools teacher Paul Scammacca had the most cash, $328, with about 30 days left to campaign. His opponents, first-term incumbent Charlie Artie Burnett of Glen St. Mary and John Jody Anderson, a roofing contractor from Glen, had $262 and $39, respectively. Raising and spending the most in the race, more than $2000, was Mr. Burnetts campaign, however. All three candidates for District 4 have largely self-funded their campaigns as well.$1K donations to candidatesBy Jacksonville businessmen who live here


Page12AUGUST 7, 2014 Funeral Wednesday for Mack MoserMack Eugene Moser, 85, died peacefully at his home in Macclenny on August 1, 2014. Mack was born on February 3, 1929 in Charlotte N.C., to James Luther and Verla Mae Benton Moser. He was a kind and considerate man who dearly loved his family, friends and church. Mack was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings, including bishop of the Palatka Ward. He was especially dedicated to the churchs missionary program. Mr. Moser was a retired sales representative with the McCormick Spice Company. Prior to resident of Palatka and Jacksonville. He was a Korean War veteran and was very proud to be an American. Mack served as a member of the signal core in the Army learning telephone and teletype procedures. ing to the U.S. where he instructed college ROTC telephone and teletype operations. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Elnora M. Austin, brother James Lander Moser, his wife of 31 years, Barbara Kent Moser, daughter Jan Mashburn, son Michael Moser and grandson Jack Crannell III. Moser; daughters Nancy Moser of Jacksonville and Judy (Jack) Crannell of St. Augustine; son Scott (Rhonda) Mashburn, grandson Travis Mashburn, granddaughter Taylor Mashburn, all of Gainesville; granddaughter Jeni (Jon) Revels of Hastings, Florida; great grandchildren John Justin, Jon and Jaci Revels; nieces, nephews and many friends. The funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, August 6 at his church in Macclenny, and the viewing will be one hour before the service. Interment with military rites will follow at Manntown Cemetery in Glen St. Mary. Giddens-Reed Funeral Home in Baldwin is in charge of arrangements.Vera Staord of Glen dies August 2 on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at St. Vincents Medical Center in Jacksonville with her family by her side. She was born on October 20, 1920 in Jacksonville to the late Andrew Lee and Lottie Elizabeth Polk Glover. She attended Baldwin High School and was a homemaker. Her passion in life was caring for her husband and nine children. She enjoyed crochet, sewing, for her family. She was predeceased by her husgene Box of Lake Butler, Jeanette (Edgel) Tyre of Lake City, Geraldine (Don) Harris of Ft. White, FL; sons Eugene erson; 20 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 34 great-great grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday August 6 at 3 pm at Calvary Baptist Church in Macclenny with pastors Donin South Prong Cemetery. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements. DINKINS NEW CONGREGATIONAL METHODIST CHURCHCR 127 N. of Sanderson Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service 11:00 am Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm Wed. Night Service 7:30 pmPastor Allen Crews Assistant Pastor Timothy Alford Sanderson Congregational Holiness ChurchCR 127 N., Sanderson, FL Sunday School 10:00 am Morning Worship 11:00 amSunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pmPastor: Oral E. Lyons The Road to CalvaryCorner of Madison & Stoddard Glen St. Mary Rev. Tommy & Doris AndersonYouth Director Rebecca LauramorePhone: 904-259-2213Sunday School: . . . . . 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service . 11:00 am Sunday Evening Service . . 6:00 pm Wednesday Night . . . . 7:30 pm Community Full Gospel Church12664 Mud Lake Rd. Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Morning 11:00 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Tuesday Evening 7:30 pm Pastor Tommy Richardson || 904-275-2949 First United Methodist Church 93 N. 5th St. (SR228) Macclenny, Fl ~ Sunday Worship 11amLoving GodLoving PeopleServing Our CommunityCome Join Us First Baptist Church of SandersonCR 229 S., Sanderson FLSunday School . . . 10:00 am Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am Sun. Evening Worship . 6:00 pm Wed Eve. Bible Study . 7:00 pmDr. Roy Vining Mt. Zion N.C. Methodist Church rffntbPastor Tim CheshireSunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 pm Jesus answered, "Verily, verily I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." John 3:5 rfrfntbbtbntbbtbrr r f New Hope Church, Inc.23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.Sunday Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Services 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.Pastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes all 523 North Boulevard W. | a few blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny T L CIntersection of CR 125 & 250 in Taylor 259-8353 Sunday school 10:00 am Sunday service 11:00 amWednesday 6:30 pmPastor Bobby & Faye Gri n Baxter Community Baptist Church AUG. 7THTH ST ARTING A T 6 PM WITH DINNERSA TURD A Y, AUG. 9TH BEGINNING A T 10 AM, FOLLOWED BY LUNCH AND G AMES!25736 County Rd. 127 & Baxter Vera Staord Mack Moser Loretta FraserLoretta M. Martin Fraser passed to Heaven Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Community Hospice with her family by her bedside. Cause of death was heart failure. Loretta was born in southern West Virginia on January 26, 1934 to Robert and Esther Hale Martin. Her father died at an early age due to a mining accident. Loretta was educated in the public schools of Raleigh County, W.V. and through the large amount of read ing she did. Reading and being a homemak er were her passions, which included caring for her family. Having become a Christian as a young girl, Loretta always put her family before herself. Her attitude was always the cup is half full, never com plaining as in why me Lord? Loretta moved to Jacksonville in 1955 and worked for Western Auto Distribution Center for twenty years, making numerous friends. She met Carl Brant ley Fraser in 1957 and they were married December 31, 1959 at Franklin Street Baptist Church. Loretta and Carl moved to Baker County, Florida in October, 1977 where she assisted in defeating the old phrase you cant go back home. Baker County became her home, Glen Baptist became her church, Carls relatives and friends became her relatives and friends. Loretta was predeceased by her father Robert Martin and mother Esther Hale Martin Ferguson; stepfather Marvin Fer guson; sister Iris Drysdale, and brother Bob Martin. She is survived by her husband Carl Brantley Fraser; daughter Lisa Renee (Brian) Patterson; grandchildren Sandra Mobley, Amanda Frazer, Justin (Ashley) Raiford; great-grandchildren Brantley Dean Bryant, Logan Chase Thornton, Trenton Reid Thornton, Gabriel Lee Raiford and Taylor Shea Raiford; sisters Zelma Martin and Roberta (Don) Oxley; brothers Fred (Judy) Ferguson and Mike (Debbie) Ferguson; sisters-in-law Sara (Pete) Sizemore, Fay (Conny Sr.) Fiser and Marion (Virgil) Raulerson; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends in Flor ida and West Virginia also survive. Funeral services will be held 11 am on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the Glen Baptist Church, Glen St. Mary, Florida with one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will fol low at Manntown Cemetery, Glen St. Mary, Florida with Glen Raulerson, Berry Raulerson, Connie Fiser Jr., Donnie Oxley, Florida Community Hospice or the Glen Baptist Church Build ing Fund. Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Marie Daniels, 84, of Macclenny died after a lengthy illness July 25, 2014 at her residence with family by her side. She had fourteen grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchil dren and a special grandson Ricky Daniels whom she raised. Marie Daniels Debbie Gris, 60, of Fernandina Beach Wednesday, July 30, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born in Augsbury, Germany and resided in Callahan before moving to Fernandina Beach 15 years ago. She was a homemaker and an avid reader. is survived by son G.L. Zachariadis of Jacksonville; mother Louise The funeral service was held at 11 am on Monday, August 4 in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home, in Macclenny with Rev. Jim Cox, Cedar Creek Cemetery, Sanderson.Funeral this Thursday for Frank D. TaylorFranklin D. One-Spot Taylor, 81, of Taylor, died on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. A lifelong resident of Baker County, Mr. Taylor was the former owner and operator of the Taylor Store. He was a lifelong member of the Trav elers Rest Hunt Club and he time with his friends and family. He is survived by his sister Martha Mikell of Ocala, along with numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Lee Taylor. A celebration of his life will be held at 3 pm on Thursday, August 7 at the Taylor Church ing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.In loving memory ofOur Father John Wesley Lyons We print obituaries with a picture free of charge. We want to know... WEDDINGS & BIRTHS 4 week deadline PRESS CLASSIFIEDS ONLY$7.00 cash/check Deadline Monday at 5:00 THE BAKER COUN T Y PRESS


ursday, August 7, 2014 T B C P Page 13 .4 mile South of I-10 on CR 125Glen St. Mary, Florida rfn tbrf Saint Peters in the GlenANGLICAN CHURCH rfrntbrCremation starting at $895 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 GUERRYFUNERAL HOME Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Cremation starting at $895 Cremation starting at $895 Cremation starting at $895 Cremation starting at $895 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Cremation starting at $895 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Cremation starting at $895 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 bbrr rf Taylor school reunion Sept 6A reunion of students from the former Taylor School is planned for Saturday, Sep tember 6 at the Ag Center on US 90 in Macclenny. Classmates are sought for the event planning and coordination, and the next planning meeting is Thursday, July 24 at 6:30 pm at the home of Tara Yarbourgh Holman in Glen St. Mary. For more information, please call Tara at 449-6566 or Benny Fish at 742-1516. Thats why Ill be in your area 3-6 pm withFREE hotdogs, burgers, chips & drinks:Glen St. Mary Tues., Aug. 12 Cuyler Wed., Aug. 20 Sanderson Thurs., Aug. 21 & 12-3 pm in Macclenny Sat., Aug. 23 YOUR VOTE COUNTS AND YOUR VIEWS MATTER! ADAM GIDDENS County Commissioner District 4 Paid by Adam Giddens, Republican, Baker County Commissioner, District 4.Re-Elect FREE hotdogs, burgers, chips & drinks Glen St. Mary Tues., Aug. 12 Cuyler Wed., Aug. 20 Sanderson Thurs., Aug. 21 Community FULL Gospel Church 44TH HOMECOMING REVIVAL August 10-13Sunday 11 am & 6 pm Monday Wednesday 7:30 pm nightlyPastor Tommy Richardson | 12664 Mud Lake Rd. | 759-9350with Evangelist Ronald & Tonya Cook REVIVAL Moniac Baptist Church10594 Hwy. 185 | St. George, GAAugust 25-27at 6:30 pm nightlyGuest Speaker:DAVID HILLEveryone is invited Southern Joy rf HOMECOMINGntbnnMt. Zion NCM ChurchLunch following morning service Lester and Patricia DavisWed 50 years!Patricia and Lester Davis of Glen St. Mary celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends on Saturday, July 12, 2014. The couple wed on July 18, 1964 in Sanderson. Their wonderful children were present for the event: Jason and Kristen, Jeffrey and Amy, Dee Dee and Rev. Bill Lawhon. The Davises also have five grandchildren. Joining the family to celebrate were the couples good friends Bill and Cheryl Keelan and Duane and Sherrie Mallicoat. Seeks military items for eventPlans are in the works for a ans Appreciation Day on November 15, and organizers are seeking military items from the World War II and other eras for display. Bill Lowery, one of the orbe made to ensure that memorabilia will be protected and well taken care of during the event. Potential contributors are urged to call Mr. Lowery at 562-0550 or Kelley Lowery at 654-8722 for more informa tion. They also set up a Facebook page called Baker County Veterans Appreciation Event.Stewart reunionThe Stewart family reunion will be held on August 9 at the family homestead at 8080 Stewart Rd. in Macclenny. The event starts at 11 am. Please bring a covered dish and drink. All friends and family welcome. PHOTOS BY JOEL ADDINGTON National Night Out at city parkPictured from the fourth annual National Night Out event at Memo rial Park the evening of August 5 are (above) Maurice Lee, 6, and Zanya Ellis, 8, playing a dancing video game, (at left) Macclenny reghter Rick Diggs slides down ropes hanging from the top of the city re depart ments ladder truck, (below) siblings (l-r) Melissa, Gabriel, Dale and Scott Anderson enjoy refreshments, and (bottom) Trevor Hires, 2, of Wyoming meets Junior, a search dog at Baker Correctional. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 8 pm 8981 S. SR 228 Macc. Advertising DeadlineMonday 5:00 pm


Page 14 T B C P ursday, August 7, 2014 YARD SALES Thursday and Friday, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 7809 Cahone Court, Old Nursery Plantation. 259-7752. Ceiling fan lights, designer shoes, junior, ladies and toddler girls clothes; lots more. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 12045 Sands Pointe Court. Multi-family; tools, jewelry, ladies and toddler clothes, home decor and more. Friday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-?, 11505 Pine Loop, Glen St. Mary (125 N. to Park Street). Dressers, washing machine, bed, exercise equipment, kids clothes, shoes, toys, kitchenware, etc. Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Woodlawn Park Place, off Woodlawn Road. Rain or shine. DVD player, DVDs, lots more. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., 6331 W. River Circle, inside and outside red barn behind house. Molly Johns 904-716-0272. Lots of name brand clothes, shoes, football equipment and cleats, toys, books, movies, TV, chairs and lots more. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 428 S. 2nd Street, Macclenny. Men, women, juniors clothing, purses, shoes, belts and scarves. Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-?, 8633 Pine Avenue, Macclenny II. Fur niture, electronics, appliances, sports equipment, clothes for the family. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-?, 164 N. 6th Street, across from Macclenny Church of God. Multi-family; lots of baby items, including boy and girl clothes, small appliances, home decor and household items. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-?, 5244 Bluehole Road, 121 North toward Georgia line, follow signs. Huge sale; furniture, dishes, clothes, tools; too much to list. Rain or shine! Saturday only, 8:00 a.m.-?, Emmanuel Baptist Church Youth Fundraiser, behind the church inside the teen building. Kitchen wares, comforters, sheets, lunch boxes, clothes, electronics; lots of other good stuff! Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., 622 Largo Lane in Cypress Pointe. Multi-family; tables, china cabinet, entertainment center, bedroom sets, mattresses, bar stools, bookcases, desks, washer, dryer, TVs, loveseat and more. Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-? and Sunday, 1:00 p.m.-? 1482 S. 6th Street, Macclenny. Estate sale; sofa & loveseat, leather reclining chairs, dining tables and chairs, rugs, coffee and end tables, lamps, new mattress and box springs, iron bed, credenza, inlay table, all wood armoire, pine table and 4 chairs, chest, dresser and nightstand. Too much to list. Class i fied ads and no tic es must be paid in advance, and be in our office no lat er than 4:00 pm the Monday preceding pub li ca tion, unless otherwise arranged in advance. Ads can be mailed provided they are accompanied by payment and instructions. They should be mailed to: Class i fied Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O. Box 598, Mac clenny, FL 32063. We can not assume responsibility for ac curacy of ads or notices given over the telephone. Li a bil i ty for errors in all advertising will be limited to the first publication only. If after that time, the ad continues to run without notification of error by the person or agen cy for whom it was pub lished, then that party as sumes full payment re spon sibility. The Baker County Press reserves the right to refuse advertising or any oth er mate ri al which in the opinion of the publisher does not meet standards of publication. Green Valencia Peanuts. $30 per bushel. 386-752-3434. 7/17-8/7p Telephone poles $15 each, you haul; Coke bottles, empty with city and state on bottom $1 each. 259-9690. 7/31-8/7p NASCAR collectible semi-trailer and truck combinations. All different sizes. Come and see at 5719 CR 23B, Macclenny. 259-9520. 8/7p 2006 enclosed utility trailer 6x12 tandem axle, electric brakes, ramp rear door, side walk-in door; good condition. Asking $2500. 904-397-0337. 8/7p 2 nice, clean single/twin mattresses. $50 each. 259-2271. 8/7p Gas stove, $30 as is. 259-6679. 8/7p Washer and dryer, good condition. $200. 259-3143. 8/7p Lead melting burner with 3 different sized pots. Looking for the black powder enthusiast who want to make their own bullets. 259-4196 or 904-207-2764. 8/7c Winchester 12 gauge pump shot gun, very good condition $275; 2 deer stands $40 each; 1 ladder deer stand $25. 904654-7841. 8/7p Artists. Oils, acrylics, water colors, Canvas es, draw ing pads and much more. On sale now. The Of ce Mart, 110 S. Fifth Street, 259-3737. tfc Camille Beckman hand cream, Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc Ofce Supplies, printer and fax cartridges, rubber stamps and much more. We specialize in hard to nd items. The Ofce Mart, 110 S. 5th Street. 259-3737. 4/28tfc MISCELLANEOUS Nannys Thrift Store. Located across from old jail. Furniture, toys, clothes. You name it, we have it or well get it. 904229-2303. 8/7-14c Home Improvementsporches, decks, remodeling-any home repair. Licensed & Insured. 904-591-2640. 10/17tfc ADOPTloving married couple seeks to adopt, will be hands on mom and dad. Financial security. Expenses paid. Dawn & Domenick 1(855)985-4592, Adam Sklar #0150789. 8/7p ADOPTION: A childless loving couple seeks to adopt. Large family. Financial Security. Expenses paid. Eileen & Kim. or 1-800-455-4929. 8/7p We install 6 seamless gutters. Pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc DirectTV 2 Year Savings Event! Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Only DirecTV gives you 2 YEARS of savings and a FREE Genie upgrade! Call 1-800-4812137. 8/7p DISH TV Retailer. Starting $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) Find Out How to SAVE Up to 50% Today! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL 1-800-605-0984. 8/7p Attention: VIAGRA and CIALIS USERS! A cheaper alternative to high drugstore prices! 50 Pill Special $99 FREE Shipping! 100 Percent Guaranteed. CALL NOW: 1-800-943-8953. 8/7p Safe Step Walk-In Tub Alert for Seniors. Bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less Than 4 Inch Step-In. Wide Door. AntiSlip Floors. American Made. Installation Included. Call 1-800-605-6035 for $750 Off. 8/7p AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Techni cian training. Housing and Financial aid for qualied students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-314-3769. 8/7p Narcotics Anonymous. We are a group of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. IT WORKS!! Meetings are held at the Baker County Health Department on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. 1/2-12/25p Alcoholics Anonymous meetings Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 pm. Call Wanda 904-994-7750. 8981 South SR 228, Macclenny. 1/2-12/25p AUTOMOBILES 1970 Harley Davidson Sportster; needs transmission work, $1300; 1987 Harley Davidson 1200, $3500. 864-554-7648. 8/7-14p 1994 Ford Ranger, 4 cylinder, 5 speed, 87K miles $1500; 1999 Saab 9.3, 4 cylinder, 5 speed, AC, PW, PL, sunroof $1700; 1995 Chevy S-10, 4 cylinder, 5 speed, needs motor $800; 2003 Saturn, 2 door coupe, 4 cylinder, automatic; needs transmission work $1400. Randy 904-8382648. 7/31-8/7p 1999 Ford Escort Wagon, runs and drives good $1200; 2004 Saturn Ion, 4 door, 98K miles; needs head gasket $1400; 2001 Chrysler Sebring convert ible, 61K miles; engine has lifter noise $1200. Randy 904-838-2648. 7/31-8/7p 2000 Chrysler van. Front/rear cold A/C, new rack/pinion, power steering, good tires, 21 to 24 MPG, rebuilt transmission; rough exterior. $900. 904-397-0213. 8/7p 2000 Kawasaki VN750 motorcycle, New Battery, Stator, & Voltage Regulator. $2,900.00. 259-7523. 12/5tfc ANIMALS Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc HELP WANTED Notice to readers: The newspaper often publishes classied advertising on subjects like workat-home, weight loss products, health products. While the newspaper uses reasonable discretion in deciding on publication of such ads, it takes no responsibility as to the truthfulness of claims. Respondents should use caution and common sense before sending any money or making other commitments based on statements and/or promises; demand specics in writing. You can also call the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP to nd out how to spot fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The Baker County Press Family Support Worker: Childrens Home Society of Florida is currently seeking a Family Support Worker for our Positive Parenting Program. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, conducting home visits and assessments. Qualied candidate must have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent (AA preferred) and 2 years experience working with children and families. Apply online at: www.chs. org. EOE/DFW/ADA (accom. req. 5 day notice). 8/7p Hair Stylist wanted. Booth rent position. 904-408-9729. 8/7-14p Experienced Mechanic Help Needed: Must have own hand tools and work references. Apply at Jimmys Automotive Repair, 959 West Macclenny Ave. M-F 8am till 5pm. 8/7c UF Health Family Medicine -Crossroads, 802 South 6th Street, Macclenny is seeking a Medical Assistant/Customer Service person to work both front and back ofce. Must be Certied or Registered with two years customer service in Healthcare setting. Please apply or pam. 8/7c Concrete/Curb Finisher, Form Setter & General Laborers. Please call Gene 904759-9845 or Mann 904-239-7532 to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer. 8/7-28p City of Macclenny will be accepting job applications for a Utility Clerk position. The Clerk will serve customers at a counter, accepting utilities deposits, payments of fees and providing general information about utility services and regulations; operates a cash drawer, makes change, provide receipts, refunds deposits, responds to complaints, answers inquiries and refers requests for special readings or re pairs to service department. Applications/ resume will be accepted until August 12, 2014 at 5:00pm at City Hall. The applications that are procient with Microsoft Ofce will receive preference. This institution is an equal provider and employer. 8/7c Hiring SQ attendant/bar tender. 259-2700. Send resume to P.O. Box 1482, Macclenny, FL 32063. 8/7c Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! 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Call: 843-266-3731 / www.bulldoghiway. com EOE. 8/7p REAL ESTATE Notice to Readers All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings adver tised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll free at 1-800669-9777. 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Sprinkler Systems Residential and Commercial Installations and Repairs Free Estimates651-17397/31-8/21pPUMP REPAIR 24 HR WELL DRILLING 2-4 & Larger 259-6934 or 904-591-0063 Ronnie SappWater Well Contr FL7003, GA316 5/16tfcGATEWAY PEST CONTROL, INC. 259-3808All types of pest control Call Eston, Shannon or Bill Ask about our re ant control6/26tfc OPEN HOUSE EXTRAVAGANZA!Call any one of our agents for more information: Leigh 476-0995 | Randall 483-7981 | Linda 571-2636 Tammie 507-9647 | Allen 563-6208Listen to WJXR 92.1 FM for our live broadcast and free giveaways on Saturday.A ug. 9th, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. rfnt rfrntb fb rfntb rrrr rr rr nnrfr 361 E. North Blvd. 11789 Huckleberry Tr. 6142 S. River Circle 6952 S. CR 125 6897 Miltondale 4575 Maple St. JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR jonshu@live.comTwo key members of last seasons Wildcat basketball teams playoff run will get to continue their careers on the hardwood at the collegiate lev el. Three-point sharpshooter Jesse Gardner signed his letter of intent July 30 to join Webber International in a ceremony held in front of teammates, family, coaches and BCHS administration. Fellow Wildcat point guard Brian Walton will be a preferred walk-on at FSCJ in the fall with a chance to receive a scholarship in his second semester. Getting the chance to play college basketball is an opportunity both always hoped would come true. It felt amazing, Gardner said about committing to play college ball. Its crazy how my dreams are coming true. For Gardner, Webber Internationals proximity to home helped him make his decision. He was originally considering Vermonts Green Mountain College and Greensboro College in North Carolina before Webber Internationals coach offered him a partial scholar ship during a workout at the school. Being four hours away in Babson Park is a lot better than having to take a plane trip, he said. Waltons relationship with Blue Wave coach Neil Orr made FSCJ his choice over Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman. He showed interest in me and showed that he actually cared, Walton said. There was consistent communication between us. Its going to make everything a lot easier. Now, both players are looking forward to what their college experience will hold for them both on and off the court. Gardner, who is planning to major in general business, will red-shirt his first season as a Warrior and wants to spend the time getting faster and stronger while working out with the team. Walton plans on major ing in computer information security and said theres room for him to improve as a passer and dribbler to make himself a better point guard. School starts for both players at the end of the month with practice beginning around the same time. As excited as they are for the next chapter of their careers, both said it was tough to leave their Wildcat teammates. Ill miss them a lot, Gar nder said. I already miss them. Theres nothing like high school basketball. Purchase this photo at Photo by Jon ShumakeWildcat basketball standout Jesse Gardner with his coach and parents for a signing ceremony last week.Colleges sign Gardner and WaltonJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comBaker Countys unemployment rate ticked up four-tenths of a percent in June, according to the latest jobs report from the Florida De partment of Economic opportunity. The monthly report, which compares labor force estimates from month-to-month and year-over-year, shows the size of the local labor pool rose by an estimated 75 persons from May to June. Seventeen of them found jobs and 58 of them did not, leading to a jobless rate of 5.6 percent, or 717 unemployed out of 12,761 in the labor force. The unemployment rate for June is almost 2 percent lower than it was at that time last year, but it was also slightly higher than the 5.2 percent rate in May. The rate hit its lowest point in six years last April at 4.9 percent. The state and national unemployment rate also shifted little last month. Floridas unemployment rose one-tenth of a percent to 6.2 percent, and the countrys jobless rate rose two-tenths of a percent to 6.3 percent, in June. The regional jobless rate a figure that combines Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties went from 5.9 percent in May to 6.2 percent in June. Putnam County remained the county with the highest unemployment in the region at 8.2 percent. Most of the job growth in Northeast Florida some 19,200 additional jobs since June, 2103 has come in leisure and hospitality sectors, professional and business services gained the second most jobs, followed by trade, transportation and utilities. In fact, the Jacksonville metro area had the strongest annual job growth in the leisure and hospitality sectors. 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Page16AUGUST 7, 2014 JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR jonshu@live.comFootball season is officially underway. The Wildcats held their first fall football practice August 4 in preparation of the upcoming season that begins with the Kick-Off Classic August 22 at Ed White. The team will hold two practices Monday, Tuesday and Friday, alternating which side of the ball will be focused on. Mondays morning practice was a defensive period with the offense getting more attention in the shorter afternoon session. The coaching staff looked for proper execution out of the defense in the first practice as they were trying to make sure players lined up correctly and filled the right gaps in coverage. Head coach Tom MacPherson said the unit did well on their assignments and recognition, but the team lacked focus as the practice rolled on. Weve got to get our seniors to step up and take leadership and take ownership of the team and not let guys do their own thing toward the end of practice, he said. Theyre 16and 17-year-old kids that are coming off summer break. Theres a lot of things you have to take into account for a first day of practice, but I would have liked a little bit more of an intensity out there and a little more passion for what were doing. Players usually start focusing more once pads go on, coach MacPherson said, and the Cats will strap on pads beginning August 9. Practicing without pads also makes it more difficult for coaches to evaluate the teams execution because its impossible to recreate realistic looks, the head coach said. Still, there are two key position battles the coaching staff will keep their eyes on as fall practice continues. The head coach pointed out the offensive line and the secondary as two position groups that will have the toughest battles in practices as players try to emerge from the pack to earn playing time this season. But before the games begin, the Cats will get another opportunity to better themselves in a scrimmage August 15 against Bartram Trail as part of an officials clinic at Bolles High School. The clinic is designed to give officiating crews extra experience to get ready for the upcoming season, but it also benefits the Cats as they will get more live reps to become more game-ready for the regular season. Coach MacPherson said he is happy to get any opportunities to scrimmage and hopes to see his players compete harder against Bartram Trail. The biggest thing is to get our guys to compete on every down, he said. We take too many plays off. Anytime you can go against other people and you can get a result, even though it doesnt count, you still get a result. Sooner or later you have to hope kids respond to results. BAKER COUNTY LITTLE LEAGUE FALL BALL SIGNUPS Thursday Aug. 7 | 6 pm to 8 pmSaturday Aug. 9 | 10 am to 12 pm Knabb Sports Complex in the boardroomSign up fees will be refunded if not enough players sign-up. Baseball Softball $50per child Ages 5 16 Join the Modular MovementAt Normandy Homes you can get the home you want at a price you can a ord!AS LOW AS $55 PER SQUARE FOOT Lower Interest, No Depreciation, No Sales Tax, Better Interest Rates, Great Warranty!Manufactured Home Pricing$AVE THOUSANDS ON LOT MODELS!28x80 Was $69,900 REDUCED 32x64 Was $69,900 REDUCED 28x56 Was $59,900 REDUCED 28x48 Was $49,900 REDUCEDNO REASONABLE OFFER REFUSED!On your land for less than you think... Why not buy a beautiful home now?2-Story Highland LOWEST PRICES IN N. FL.!NORMANDY MOBILE HOMES7952-12 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 322219047834619 LOWEST INTEREST RATES IN 20 YEARSTRADE-INS WELCOME!Let Normandy Homes guide you through your home buying process. Please call for an appointment with one of our home specialists. PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON Rashood Haygood leaps for the catch above. Below, quarterback Jacob Carter hands o to carter handing o to Vic Givens during practice the morning of August 4.Purchase this photo at Photo by Jud JohnsonThe defensive line runs drills during the rst day of ocial practice for the Baker County High School football team.Ocial practice kicks o for WildcatsJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR jonshu@live.comAbout 30 girls tried out August 4 and 5 for the BCHS Lady Cat volleyball team and first-year coach Ashley Holton is encouraged by the roster the coaching staff put together. More girls attended tryouts than the team averaged during summer practices and they were graded on a points system during the two-day tryouts on different volleyball skills. The points system helped the coaches make their decisions, but it was still tough to de cide the roster, coach Holton said. The keys to making the team were a players attitude and hustle. Whoever can play together and hustle and have a good attitude is going to make the team for me, coach Holton said. It was a lot harder than I expected. After taking about 30 minutes to deliberate on the final roster with coaches Vanessa Roberts and Melody Coggin, the varsity and JV rosters were revealed. Coach Holton said about 15 players were returning from last years team and shes confident in her players abilities to have a successful season once it begins in late August. Everybody stepped up for tryouts and everybody knew they had a spot to earn and a position to take, she said. We have a great squad together. Im excited to see what happens.Volleyball teams selected by coachesNews photos are now available through easy online purchase!Go to


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TriumphULTRA$299 Senora VerdeDICED TOMATOES59MANWICH$100 LibbySAUSAGE GRAVY$100Fruit Flip Snacks$199 USDAINSPECTED USDAINSPECTED USDAINSPECTED RUSSET POTATOES 3 LB. BAG ALL APPLES USDA Inspected D.L. LeeSMOKED NECKBONES$199lb. 3 LB. BAG ALL APPLES JON SHUMAKE jonshu@live.comAfter finishing third in the championship meet July 26 at Ponte Vedra among smaller YMCAs, the Bullets had one swimmer finish in first place in her division when the scores were combined with the next days meet featuring larger teams. Swimmer Kate Putney came in first place in the girls 6-andunder division with 60 points with the second-place swimmer finishing six points behind her. Her first-place finishes in the divisions 50-yard freestyle (50.46 seconds), 25-yard backstroke (29.76) and 25-yard freestyle helped the first-year swimmer claim the top prize. Its really pretty thrilling, Bullets coach Alice Oswald said of Putneys accomplishment. She did very well and im proved her stroke. She jumped right in there and worked hard the whole season. The team also had high hopes for her brother Jack, who finished third overall among the boys 7to 8-year-old division swimmers. He came in first in the divisions 100-yard individual medley (2:04.34), second in the 50-yard freestyle (43.22) and third in the 25yard breaststroke (24.78). In addition to Kate and Jack Putneys success, the Bullets also had 11 other top three finishers after the two-day results were in. Lori Ann Bliss won the girls 13-14 50-yard freestyle with a time of 28.80. The only other first-place finish belonged to the girls 8-and-under 100yard freestyle relay team of Kate Putney, Addie Bliss, Avery Wilkerson and Presley Turner (1:47.11). The Bullets had a slew of six second-place finishers. Addie Bliss finished behind Kate Putney for second place in the girls 6-and-under 25yard freestyle (29.09). William Nickles earned second place in the boys 7-8 25-yard freestyle (22.56), while Seth Crawford finished in the same position in the boys 11-12 50-yard backstroke (47.57). Three relay teams also came in second place. The girls open 200-yard freestyle relay team of Hannah Johnston, Cheyenne Croft, Mya Harrington and Aspyn Elliot posted a time of 3:02.49. The boys 8-andunder 100-yard medley relay team of Lane Joiner, James Richardson, Nickles and Jack Putney took the spot with a time of 2:03.87. The girls 13-14 200-yard medley relay team of Lori Ann Bliss, Karlee Nelson, Kyrie Holmon and Elizabeth Dillard swam a time of 2:39.81. Crawford in the 11-12 boys 100-yard freestyle (1:15.97), Wheeler in the open boys 100yard freestyle (1:01.20) and Nelson in the girls 13-14 100yard breaststroke (1:31.56) all finished in third place. With the final results of the championship meet tallied, coach Oswald is already looking forward to the Bullets 2015 season. Its sort of sad that the season is over, she said. We had a good time and hopefully well see all these children back next year and have a great season. Y pool repairs The Bullets have been com peting outside the county this season due to damaged decking at the Baker Family YMCA pool on West Lowder Street in Macclenny. Michelle Moore, the First Coast YMCAs vice president of marketing and communications, said two contractors were brought in to evaluate the pool, including geotechnical testing of the ground underneath the pool on August 1. She said no leaks or damage was found to the pool itself and the test results are expected by midmonth. Purchase this photo at Photo by Jessica PrevattKate Putney begins her freestyle race.Putney rst in her divisionJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR jonshu@live.comFormer Lady Wildcat volleyball player Candace Clack signed a national letter of intent to play for NCAA Division II Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C. Clack, who graduated from BCHS in 2013 and spent a semester at Florida Gateway College, was originally recruited by the womens college during her senior year as a Lady Cat but the scholarship offer didnt pan out. Converse head coach Regina Schantz reached out to Clack on Facebook and gave her a scholarship opportunity after the Valkyries lost a player to injury. It was kind of by surprise, Clack said about the scholarship offer. Im really excited. I was the first one she called. But the Lady Cats 2012 Defensive MVP hasnt played competitively since she graduated high school. Shes stayed busy on the court, though, with volleyball at church during the last year. Shes said shes a little nervous to play again, but shes excited to be a part of a team. Im going to be a little rusty going back into it, she said. But you never forget how to ride a bike. Its going to be good to have a team Im going to be with for everything. The 6-foot-3-inch middle hitter isnt just looking forward to getting back into volleyball action, but for everything college life has in store. She said she cant wait to live in a new place for a year while making new friends. Clack said she also wants to focus on her schoolwork when not playing volleyball, and shell be majoring in business management. Clack thanked her mom and coaches for giving her the opportunity to continue her collegiate career at Converse College, and former Baker County volleyball coach Heather Sulkowski wished Clack luck as she enters the next phase of her life. I am really excited for Candace and this opportunity that she has been given, coach Sulkowski said via e-mail. She worked really hard and it has paid off for her.Volleyballer Clack a signeeSelected by Converse as injury replacement REGISTER AS A USER ON THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS websiteRegister with a username and password at and you will have access to all content from the print edition and more. 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