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The Baker County press
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Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
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COVERING BAKER COUNTY SINCE 1929 904.259.2400 | Should the age to purchase AR-15s be increased from 18 to 21 or higher?61% Yes 30% No 9% UndecidedBAKER COUNTY COMMISSIONGazes resigns from BCDC boardPage 5 B-Cats splitPage 16 AT AGLANCE THINGS TO DO SPORTS MARCH 1Fireside Chat: George Peterson at Keller6 p.m. 7 p.m. Keller Intermediate School cafeteria Keller Intermediate School will host the Baker County Historical Societys next Fireside Chat with George Peterson, an original faculty member of the school when it opened as an allblack school in 1956. The historical societys Ashley Westcott said at that time it was the only public school for African-Americans in the county. These Fireside Chats oer us the unique opportunity to come together as a community, young and old alike, to take in these oral heirlooms, the email said. For more information, you can nd the event on the Baker County Historical Societys Facebook page or by calling (904) 738-6622. Seating is limited.MARCH 3Vintage camper and car show at Heritage Park11 a.m. 3 p.m. Heritage Park Village Lowder St., Macclenny Heritage Park in Macclenny will host a Vintage Camper and Car Show March 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be light refreshments available. Entry is $5.MORE ON PAGE 3 Johnson on to state See page 15Tennis team dominates See page 16 FFA 3rd, 5th in contestPage 12 A Macclenny woman faces a misde meanor charge of interfering with school operations for spreading var ious versions of a report that a young girl at Macclenny Elementary had stashed a gun into her backpack and intended to use it on school grounds.When Misty Tressler, 24, eventually admitted to campus deputies Michael Lagle and Kelby Crawford that she spread the rumors on February 16, she was ordered to stay o all school sites. See page 2LIES OF GUN ON CAMPUSMother arrested for spreading false claimMIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Fire protection could take a bigger bite out of household budgets in Baker County next year but a proposed annual assessment to fund emergency medical services wont happen this year, following a county commission meeting last week. As part of a long-range plan to hire additional firefighters, buy new equip ment and upgrade fire stations, commissioners held a public hearing the evening of February 20 and adopted a resolution setting up the mechanism for collecting non-ad valorem assessments. No specific increased amount was levied, as that step in the process is scheduled to occur this summer after legal consultants complete their analysis of the new fee proposal for fiscal year 2018-19 beginning October 1. One thing is virtually certain, however. The cur rent $30.50 yearly fire assessment, which the county enacted 20 years ago, will be increased, possibly tripling next year, because it is a relatively simple matter of merely increasing an existing assessment. The assessment for emergency medical services (EMS), however, is a different matter altogether. The county authorized the funding method several years ago but never actu ally levied an amount to be See page 3 I will not agree to assess it for 2018. Weve just got too much going on. Its too late in the ballgame for us.Property Appraiser Tim Sweat EMS fee put on holdWont be on billJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comJoe Ruise was born into the church. He now pastors the same church his father led for 63 years. About the age of 12, I got into the faith and started into the ministry right before I was 13. I served my dad for about 30 years as his assistant in the ministry, he recalled this week during a half-hour talk with The Press about his history, his faith and the state of the local black community. It went on from there, he said. His father, Ora Ruise Sr., died in 1994 and he was named senior pastor at Emmanuel Church of God in Christ in Macclenny by the jurisdictional bishop of the Pentecostal denomination at that time. I love people and love to associ ate with people, he said. All my life I guess it stems from my dad Ive been helping people. Ive done a lot of things, carpentry work, masonry work. Throughout the community when people needed things done, I did. We thought of it as a ministry. Sometimes people need people to lean on and Ive been one of those people I guess. Ive tried to be a listening ear, he continued. I just like fellowshipping with people and trying to help people be what I consider better. Mr. Ruise comes from a large family with 14 brothers and sisters. Some have gather to talk and reminisce. They had he says, but they were rich in community. If we had a hog-killing, we didnt just kill hogs for ourselves. Youd kill enough to distribute to the whole community. I was brought up with that type of thing helping people who didnt raise pigs or cattle, said the 66-yearold pastor. Hes now planning the next chapter of his life while grooming an assistant pastor to take over leadership of the congregation in the next few years. Im having those thoughts and making plans for my future as a retired pasyears for sure, then Ill probably think about leaving the pastoral-type ministry, but not the ministry as such, and continue to be involved in the community, he said. I love Baker County. Mr. Ruise went on to college after graduating high school but later dropped out and was drafted by the Army, serving as a military policeman. He then turned down a pastoral post in Oklahoma to work with his father back home. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Joe Ruise, senior pastor at Emmanuel Church of God in Christ in Macclenny.Born into the church, loves peopleSee page 3BLACK LEADERS SERIES


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BAG IDAHO POTATOES$349 Four days later, when Principal Sherry Barrett fielded a phone call from another frantic parent who had recently spoken with Ms. Tressler, she was located and ar rested. The suspect, who lives in the Black bottom section of the southeast county, reportedly has two children at the school in north Macclenny. Deputy Lagles report indicates she told did so because she wanted to create a panic at the school to see what the school would do, what type of security they had, and if the school would notify all the parents by phone to let them know about the gun. ed a call about midday on February 16 from Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson, who had been alerted by fari Tan, a beauty salon, that Ms. Tressler mentioned the rumor while there for a hair appointment. During a later interview at the school, Ms. Tressler said she overheard an elderly couple at Hardees that morning speak of a female students with short brown bobbed hair and a gun in her backpack. The suspect then told another version, that patrons at the beauty shop asked her if she knew about the report and said police were all over the place at Macclenny Elementary. Deputy Lagle then called Ms. Rafuse to verify that, and was told that Ms. Tressler entered while they were discussing the Parkland, FL massacre two days earlier and said her 6-yearold son phoned her from the school to report a 9-yearold had a gun and was going to start shooting. She claimed that she went to the campus to calm him down and police were every where. Principal Barrett asked to speak to Ms. Tressler alone, then emerged to inform the deputies that she admitted fabricating the story to test the reaction. She wasnt charged until four days lat er when the other mother phoned the principal to say Ms. Tressler asked her if she had a child at the school, then said her son saw a girl with a gun and she wasnt allowed to go back to the campus. Major Randy Crews of the sheriffs department said no added security measures were employed that day because deputies were skeptical of the suspects credibility. Her statement was determined to be false rather quickly, he stated. In an unrelated incident, Deputy Crawford arrested a 16-year-old male student at Baker County High School after Principal Allen Murphy found two knives in his backpack. Knives are considered weapons and banned from third-degree felony, and the no thoughts to harm others or himself. He said he pur chased them at a JacksonLies: Gun on campusFrom page 1 Misty TresslerJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comA male middle school student was accused of threatening to shoot one or more female students last week, but the male denied the allegation, and with no other witnesses to the alleged threat, the male student was not arrested or We did an investigation and we determined that there was nothing there that would deem us to be time, said Major Randy Crews Tuesday afternoon. In a joint statement released following inquiries by The Press that were prompted by an anonymous caller the same day, Superintendent of Schools Sherrie Raulerson said theyve had several meetings in recent weeks to discuss school safety and review recent proposals by state lawmakers and the governor to boost school safety. We are committed to working together to im plement safety measures that will make our schools safe for our children and before addressing in general terms the allegation of threats at the middle and a false report of a stu dent with a gun at Macclenny Elementary [see related on page 1 and continued at left]. Over the past week, some incidents have been reported to the sheriffs These incidents were investigated thoroughly and the necessary action deemed appropriate was taken, the statement said. Its unclear whether the accused student at the middle school or his accusers were disciplined. The statement said federal law prohibits school districts from commenting on disciplinary actions taken against students. The superintendent did not respond by press time to a reanyone was punished for the alleged incident there.Report of threat at BCMSPrior grad scholarshipsThe Baker County Education Foundation is pleased to offer four scholarships worth between $500 and $1000 for prior graduates of Baker County High School. Applicants must be current residents of the coun ty, and each scholarship has specific guidelines Applications and more details are available at the school superintendents office at 270 South Blvd. in Macclenny. The application deadline is Friday, April 13 at 3 p.m. for submittal to the office. Call Shirley Crawford at 259-0428 for more information. A drunk driver ruined something precious. Amber Apodaca. FRIENDS DONT LET FRIENDS DRIVE DRUNK. CHECK IT


ursday, March 1, 2018 T B C P Page 3Theres no other place like it. We have our ills but I still love Baker County, he said. In his view, one of the biggest challenges facing the black community here is the plight of its youth and lure of drugs. For whatever reason, weve been hit hard by the drug culture that we deal with on a weekly, daily basis with kids getting into that, said Mr. Ruise. But I think for the most part, especially with the older generation, we have a vision for our young people, so we keep trying to teach. The long-time pastor and leader in the black community had four children with fore she died of a heart attack in 2009. He remarried six years ago and added three step-children atop his family. Together he and his wife have some 16 grandchildren. Among his role models were his father, his uncle Mack Ruise and other leaders in the local black community. There was his cousin King graduate from Baker County who went on to become a teacher. He impacted my life a lot because of all the things he accomplished as a black man in the community that were positive to me, said Mr. Ruise. He also credited a former teacher, George Peterson, for being very instrumental in shaping his future. He was always a positive type person pushing me toward success, telling me I could be a good minister, said Mr. Ruise. He drew inspiration from black businessmen, too, like brothers Edgar and Willie Lewis. The former brother owned real estate while the latter owned a store that used to site across the street from his church where Keller Intermediate School is now. These kinds of business people helped shape my life and let me know I could be successful right at home, Mr. Ruise said. While his father dabbled in politics, his uncle was more politically driven. Mr. Ruise recalls driving the men around, soaking up their views and learning from them. My dad got involved with politics a little bit but not a lot. But my uncle Mack, a lot of politicians looked to him for support and advice, he said. I was kind of like their by following them and taking them places. Looking to the future, Mr. Ruise would like to see more young black men from this tion and more young men and women remaining in the county rather than leaving for careers elsewhere. We tend to get young women educated and hopefully we can get them back into our county to become positive role models, whether it be in teaching or business, he said. Id also like to see younger people get involved in the political side of the county so we can address some of our issues. One of those frustrations, he said, is the lack of black some to feel theyre not well represented in local government, he says. For the most part, how ever, Mr. Ruise sees the local black community is a vibrant one that comes together to support one another. There was a great turn out last night at a family and friends day at a church in Sanderson. Almost every church was represented there, said Mr. Ruise. THINGS TO DO NOW SHOWING SCREEN 1CHAD BOZEMAN inFriday 7:30 Saturday 5:10, 8:00 Sunday 4:45, 7:20 Wednesday-Thursday 7:15 STARTS FRIDAY SCREEN 2JAMES CORDEN inFriday 7:00, 9:00 Saturday 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 Sunday 5:00, 7:15 Wednesday-Thursday 7:30 Florida Twin TheatreAll Seats $6.00 before 6 pm 964-5451 101 W. Call St., StarkeVisit us online at MARCH 6Tools to quit tobacco class 5 p.m. 7 p.m. The health department will host a one-day Tools to Quit tobacco class on March 6, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. Free materials and nicotine replacements.MARCH 9FCWS dinner, silent auction with Mike Williams 6 p.m. 8 p.m. First Coast Womens Services will be holding its 6th annual dinner and auction Friday, March 9 at First Baptist Macclenny. Doors open at 6 p.m. for silent auction items with dinner and program at 7 p.m. Some of the items are: 4 tickets to SeaWorld and water park, zoo tickets, escape room tickets, wildcat game season tickets, and great basket items from our local merchants. There will be a live auction too. The speaker is comedian Mike Williams with a great pro-life message. From page 1 Reasonable Rates Reliable & Accurate 20+ years experience ADonna Jacksons Income Tax Service759-0884 u 1040EZ $70* u 1040 $85* u 1040A $80* u State Taxes $50 u Small Business Taxes $190** u S-Corp Business Taxes $300-$500** u Insurance Form 1095-A $20 Call to schedule an appointment to drop-off! Located in Glen St. Mary*Each form an additional $5 (W2, 1099, etc) **additional fees may apply collected, leaving it at zero. A similar resolution on the commission agenda pertaining to non-ad valorem assessments for EMS was postponed until next year after Property Appraiser Tim Sweat said he could not send out tax notices including an EMS assessment in November this year. Weve sought some legal advice from our attorney, Mr. Sweat said, and its my understanding that for me to assess it I have to agree by March 1 in order to do that for the 2018-19 tax roll for EMS. He said he simply wouldnt have sufficient time to gear up for the additional workload and computer programming involved in add ing another new assessment for this coming fiscal year. I will not agree to assess it for 2018, he said. Weve just got too much going on. Its too late in the ballgame for us. Were going through a conversion in our computer system. Furthermore, Mr. Sweat said, too many unanswered questions remain from the county, adding, We cant do a job if we dont know what to do. Its pretty late in the ballgame to get it done at this point and do it accurately. Fire assessment notices will be mailed to property owners this summer after the fee amount is calculated and the county commission will schedule a public hearing on the measure before the new budget is finalized in September. The resolutions were placed on the commission agenda last week upon the advice of Stephen Roe, an attorney with the law firm of Bryant Miller Olive in Tallahassee, which specializes in advising local governments on the imposition of special assessments and impact fees. The firm was hired by the county to calculate fire and EMS assessments, both of which were recommended by a citizen Fire-EMS Vision Committee to raise additional revenue for public safety improvements. County commissioners have set a potential course for incremental increases in fire assessments over seven years beginning with a hefty hike up to about $91 the first year. Mr. Roe told commissioners that a resolution may not have been necessary to collect higher fire assessments because the mechanism for collecting the fees has exist ed for two decades, similar to the collection of solid waste disposal assessments on tax bills. But because of vagueness in state statutes and case law on the matter, he said he recommends the adoption of resolutions for increased assessments, as well as new assessment levies. In an abundance of caution I always recommend to go ahead and do it to avoid any kind of dispute about it later, he said, in case some one challenges an assessment on grounds that the county did not technically meet the statutory requirements. Of course, the attorney said, the county always has the liberty to enact a special assessment without any involvement of the property appraiser or tax collector by direct billing property owners and collecting the fees on its own. Commissioners said no way. Ive said it before and Ill say it again, Commissioner James Bennett said. Anything that puts us having to do a separate collection Im opposed to it. We would create more problems for ourselves. Moreover, he said, I dont think were ready for the one for EMS. Its not even one Im willing to continue considering for this year. Rome wasnt built in a day and we need to think about how we need to process this. Others agreed, including Commissioner Jimmy Anderson who said, As far as collecting it ourselves thats not an option to me. I agree with Mr. Bennett on that. If its not going to go through the tax collector and property appraisers office then I will not support it. Thats their specialty. In that case, if the commission insists on having the appraiser and tax collector involved in the process, Mr. Roe said resolutions re quired by state statutes gov erning non-ad valorem assessments must be adopted expressing your intent to do so. It doesnt impose the assessment, he said. It doesnt actually put the charge in place, nor does it obligate the board to move forward with the assessment. It merely acts as a placeholder, or reservation, in case you take additional steps in the future to adopt the charge you can collect it on the following tax bill, in this case November of 2018. The attorney also stated that if a resolution of intent to levy and collect EMS assessments (in 2019-20) is adopted by the county com mission by the end of December this year, no consent would be necessary from the property appraiser or tax collector. Were in that window now so that after December 31 (2017) to utilize the tax collection method, particularly for EMS assessment, you have to get the consent of the property appraiser and tax collector, Mr. Roe said, adding that state law requires the collection method to be determined first, followed by the imposition process. Commissioners acknowledged they understood the required procedures could protect the county against any legal challenges. This is just a legal precaution to ensure that nobody can say we didnt follow the correct process and that its legally defensible in court, said Commissioner Bennett. Mr. Roe said his firm will take a big load off the prop erty appraisers office by crunching the numbers in calculating the new fire as sessment and ensuring that the public is fully informed about the fees and their right to contest them at a public hearing. We will prepare the assessment roll. We will do all the calculations, he said, adding that after the property appraiser sends out Truth in Millage (TRIM) notices in August of upcoming taxes the county must mail additional public notices to property owners containing the date and time of a public hearing soon afterward to discuss the measure. With the fire assessment issue settled to everyones satisfaction during last weeks board meeting, the property appraiser assured commissioners that he would cooperate with the county next year to implement the initial EMS assessment. I dont recommend doing anything different than what weve been doing, said Mr. Sweat, explaining that the county building department levied and collected fire assessments the first three years but he and the tax collector have assumed the responsibilities ever since. In 1990 the property appraisers office started assessing and the tax collector started collecting, he told commissioners. I think it works great now. Whatever you decide before December 31 well do our best to accommodate for the coming year. From page 1EMS fees: Wont be assessed until 2019 From page 1Joe Ruise: Born into churchA Florida state trooper made a pair of drunk driving arrests of Baker County motorists within hours of each other during the early morning hours of February 24. Both of the arrests were local deputies. Trooper J.E. Far ley charged Christopher Crews, 33, of Macclenny after he refused to submit to sobriety testing or take a breath test. Mr. Crews was at the wheel of a 2001 Chevrolet pickup stopped by Deputy Macclenny about 2 a.m. for an inoperable headlight. He displayed signs of im pairment and admitted he shouldnt be driving after consuming both beer and liquor at a tavern. An hour later Cpl. Marc Heath stopped a 2008 Hyundai on U.S. 90 west of Glen St. Mary after observing it swerving in and out of the travel lane and nearly strike a road sign. 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Page 4 T B C P ursday, March 1, 2018A Margaretta man with a lengthy record of convictions for violent and drug-related crimes and two prior prison sentences drew a 42-month term on Febru ary 20 when he pleaded no contest to felony battery by a Leonard Lee Jr., 35, was originally charged with ag gravated battery Leonard Lee Jr.causing great bodily harm for critically injuring another man 2017 that resulted in the death of Victor Givens of the same neighborhood. Mr. Lees brother Antonio is expected to enter a plea in circuit court soon for killing Mr. Givens, who witnesses said had stepped into the that began earlier outside Cuzs One Stop liquor store in Sanderson. Leonard Lees record includes battery, sale and possession of controlled drugs and cocaine, discharging ing contraband into county served time in the state system from 2007-10 and again from 2013-15, all for cocaine sales and possession. Circuit Judge James Colaw the same day ordered another chronic drug offender to prison for 30.9 months for selling opium or derivative pills to undercover buyers last year. Alyssa Graves, 26, is already serving a 28-month prison term for violating an earlier probation for hav ing controlled drugs, bring ing contraband into jail and tampering with evidence. She was sentenced in Sep tember, a month after her with prescription drugs and a weighing scale. She will serve the new sentence concurrently. Alyssa GravesIn other pleas resulting in prison sentences during that court session, which lasted into the evening: The judge ordered Melvin Norman, 50, of Glen St. Mary to serve nearly 22 months for felony battery on his estranged wife last November at his residence on Cedar Creek Farms Road. Mr. Norman, who has past convictions for battery and domestic battery, along with drunk driving, stran gled Julie Crews to the point of unconsciousness to prevent her from leaving. He has past arrests in Baker County for domestic battery in 2016, 2004 and 2007 but was never prosecuted. Derrick Brantley, 43, admitted to violating a three-year probation from last August for possession of an illegal weapon and will serve two years. Court records indicate he failed a drug test, lied to drug use and failed to pay court-imposed fees. Mr. Brantley has two other con victions for grand theft. Another probation violator, 27-year-old Joshua Clough, has already served more than half of an 18-month term imposed for moving from his residence and failing a drug test. He was placed on an 18-month bringing drugs into county jail in 2016. A similar sentence was ordered for Jason Barr, 36, of Starke for a third case of shoplifting and possession of marijuana. He was arrested in November for taking $228 worth of merchandise from Walmart. Mr. Barr has past convictions for burglary, grand theft and dealing in stolen property, in addition to lessserve one year and seven days for violating a two-year petty theft and possession of prescription drugs last fall. Leslie Stokes will serve a similar term for violating dealing in stolen property imposed earlier this year. In non-prison sentences: Kaylyn Adams, possession of prescription drugs and paraphernalia; 23 days in jail, one-year probation, community service. David Arnett, burglary, dealing in stolen property; 33 days in jail, $3300 resti tution, community service. Kimberly Barton, possession and sale of opium or derivative; 83 days in jail, one year on house arrest, 18-month probation, $350 cost of investigation. Randall Barton Jr., drug possession without a prescription, possession of paraphernalia (three counts); 109 days in jail, three-year drug offender probation, community service. Gregory Bohannon, battery on a person 65 or older; 87 days in jail, two-year probation, GPS monitor for 90 days, community service. Haley Davis, burglary, grand theft; 46 days in jail, three-year drug offender probation, community service, $2500 restitution. Kelsey Eging, tampering with physical evidence (two counts), contributing to the delinquency of a minor (two counts), DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia; 27 days in jail, three-year drug offender probation, communi ty service, six-month license suspension, DUI school. John Sand Jr., pawning with false information (three counts), grand theft (three year probation, $18,500 restitution, community service. Amanda Smyth, grand theft auto, grand theft; 20 days in jail, two-year drug nity service. Tasha Williams, battery; one-year probation, community service, surrender tion. Jaeyonna Allen, forgery, bringing forged bank bills into the state; two-year probation, community service. Glenn Collingwood, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (two counts), battery, aggravated battery; reinstate probation with GPS monitor for four months. Judge Colaw ordered arrest warrants for Shane Clement, obtaining property with worthless check, and Dakota Canaday, grand theft auto, possession of drug paraphernalia (two counts), trespass.CIRCUIT COURT RENEES TAX SERVICECONFIDENTIAL HONEST PERSONALIZEDNeed help with those complicated deductions, credits & new tax laws?Individual Self-Employed Rentals Farm Pensions Itemized Deductions E-FilingRENEE STAIER, AFSP 275-2637Serving Baker County Since 1989 OPEN YEAR-ROUND 1159 S. 6th Street Macclenny259-7800 FREE BUY 3 GET 1 FREE GET 2 GAMESXBOX 360 & PS3 GAMES$5 EACHBUY A XBOX 360 OR PS3 SYSTEM ATTENTION BAKER COUNTY HOMEOWNERSIf you are a permanent resident of Baker County and meet certain requirements you may qualify for one or more of the following exemptions to help you save hundreds of dollars on your property taxes: To nd out if you qualify contact the Baker County Property Appraisers o ce at 259-3191 or visit www.bakerpa.comTimothy P. Sweat, CFABaker County Property Appraiser32 N. 5th Street, Macclenny HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION The deadline exemptions You may be eligible for any of the following:Homestead Senior Disability Widow/Widower Veterans Disability Blind Total Disability**NOTE:** NOT ALL EXEMPTIONS AUTOMATICALLY RENEW Ex-con back to prison for batteryJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe construction industry in the region is booming so much that the Baker County school district has not been getting qualineeded repairs on buildings. The solution, proposed by district facilities management director Denny Wells at the recommendation of consulting architect Bill Bishop during a workshop with the school board last week: piggyback on the continuing services contracts of other districts or colleges. They said the evening of February 20 that doing so would not obligate the district to hire any particu lar contractors, but would speed up the procurement process by a few weeks and, perhaps, generate interest and under contract by larger entities. Mr. Wells explained that after bidding a roof repair of the Title I building on South Boulevard between and the PreK-K Center, only one bid was received and it was very high. We had two companies look at it, and one turned in the bid, explained Mr. Wells. Bill Bishop thought it was incredibly high, so Bill mentioned piggy-back ing off other districts or tracts ... He said a negotiated price would be presented Marcelle Richardson and the school board before signing a contract. Were under no obligation to take it. We can go back and bid it another way, the old way, said Mr. Wells. Mr. Bishop explained that 15 or 20 years ago the state started permitting school districts to use longterm contracts for construction services for up to $2 million per project. He said it was a change prompted by growing state universities that needed to build new, larger facilities quickly. Mr. Bishop said that I building was viewed by job, even with a budget of some $40,000-$50,000. Roofers are so busy they still have a backlog from the hurricane (Irma), so were not getting the market participation. Its not worth the bid process without knowing theyd get it, said Mr. Bishop, adding that the sole bidder for the Title I building included high labor costs. He said the bidder was likely, just throwing out a number. That became apparent, however, after he contacted the bidder once the bid was opened. Under a piggybacking scenario, Mr. Bishop said, he would be in a better position to review contractor estimates to make sure its right, which he cant do through the normal bidding process. He said by piggybacking another districts contract, he would be able to negotiate after an initial estimate and perhaps get a better price for the work before the district signs a contract. It just gives you another option that allows us to, in a sense, better manage the pricing of smaller projects, especially now in a tight construction market, the architect said. After a few questions from the school board, members decided to give the approach a shot. I think this would expe dite the process, said member Paula Barton. Mr. Bishop hopes to solicit interest in a com tle I building and a wing at Keller Intermediate School, both of which are ready to go pending on how we put it out to market. Sounds like a good solution to a rather thorny problem, said board member Patricia Weeks, adding she trusts Mr. Bishop to get the best price on jobs for the district. Well give it a whirl and see where it goes, said the consultant. In other business last week, the school board: Approved an amendment to its Master Inser vice Plan, that will give teachers bonus points tocate renewal for working at a state-approved School of Excellence. Schools are eligible for the designation after keeping school grades of A or B for at least the last three years and ranking at the 80th percentile or higher among schools of the same type (grade grouping) for at least two of the last three years. The only schools in the district with three consecutive A or B grades are Westside and Macclenny elementary schools. The 2017-18 school year additional 20 in-service points can be used for certificate renewal. Teachers can receive up to 60 points Approved a trip for BCHS football coaches Jamie Rodgers, head coach, and Brock Canaday, the assistant coach, to attend the Gulf Coast Regional Football Clinic in Gulfport, Mississippi February 21-23. Recognized the academic achievers from Keller Intermediate School, retir ees Rosemary Farnesi, hired in 2000, Paula Clardy, hired in 1991, Wilahmena Lauramore, hired in 1987, Sandra Johns, hired in 1988 and Susan Wheeler Johnson, hired in 2006; and the Baker Bots robotics team from the middle school.BAKER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Architect suggests piggybacking to beat glut market $25 o Expires 3/31/18Carpet, Tile or Upholstery Cleaning275-4379Carpets and area rugs act as air lters in the home, trapping allergens and bacteria, but they need to be deep cleaned to remain eective.Minimum purchase $115 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Monday Saturday at 8 pm nightly8981 S. SR 228 Macclenny ADD YOUR COMMUNITY CALENDAR EVENT


ursday, March 1, 2018 T B C P Page 5MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF The abrupt resignation of real estate developer Chris Gazes from the board of directors for the county jails nonprofit owner was reluctantly accepted by the county commission during its meeting on February 20. He served 10 months of a two-year term as board treasurer. Please accept this as my resignation from the Baker Correctional Development Corporation. Recent board action has made me aware that I can no longer be a productive member, said Mr. Gazes in an email he sent February 8 to Commissioner James Croft, who had nominated the former banking executive for the position. In a subsequent request to County Manager Kennie Downing to place the item on last weeks com mission agenda, Mr. Croft expressed disappointment over Mr. Gazes departure as the BCDC board struggles to solve a financial crisis by refinancing high-interest bond debt. Im sorry to report that Chris Gazes submitted his resignation as a (BCDC) di rector ... I have spoken with him and his decision is final, Mr. Croft said in an email to the county manager. Mr. Gazes of Glen St. Mary, owner of a Jacksonville-based real estate development company, offered no detailed explanation for his decision to leave the BCDC management team. He didnt respond to an email from The Press requesting more details on the decision. However, during the last meeting of the BCDC board of directors, Mr. Gazes expressed reservations about a plan to hire a full-time accountant who would report directly to the board but also be an employee of the sheriffs office. He commented that wouldnt be much different than the current financial management structure. I cant see how they could do that under the same organizational structure, said Mr. Gazes on February 7. Mr. Gazes voted for the plan about 15 minutes later, however, after other board members voiced support for moving forward with the hire with the understanding that BCDCs contract with the sheriffs office would be amend ed to reflect the intended chain-of-command that the accountant would report directly to the board rather than the sheriff. Today sheriffs office finance manager Jeffrey Cox also oversees BCDCs dayto-day finances. Both Sheriff Scotty Rhoden and Mr. Cox supported the plan to hire another accountant to work solely on BCDCs finances. Mr. Gazes left that meet ing early without explana tion. Last week, immediate ly after accepting Mr. Gazes resignation, the commission reappointed Mark Broughton, whose one-year term was scheduled to become a four-year term on May 2, to serve the remaining 14 months in Mr. Gazes slot. Mr. Broughton then asked to address the board to explain his reasons for wanting to remain on the board until next year but no longer. My wife and I talked and prayed a lot about this, he said. Whats going on at the BCDC is difficult at best. There are three reasons I decided to continue doing this. No. 1, I dont like quitting something I started until its finished. No. 2, the guys that Im serving with are some of the most intelligent people Ive ever worked with. Youve got some of the brightest people I know. Chris Gazes leaving is a sad thing; hes very, very bright. But it is what it is. And the third reason is this guy right here, he said, gesturing toward Sheriff Rhoden, who re cently completed his first year in office. Weve got a sheriff that wants to make this work. We may not always like what we see but weve got a group of people that want to make this work. He said he believed the board eventually will solve BCDCs financial crisis, which largely will depend upon restructuring the organizations massive debt to obtain a lower interest rate and reverse a negative cash flow trend. But it wont be easy, he said. Im going to tell you right now its an uphill battle, said Mr. Broughton, owner of a national payroll service business and founder of a zip line adventure park near Sanderson two years ago. Were in a bad way and yall need to know that. It is not easy, and I can tell you this, Jim McGauley (owner/publisher of The Baker County Press in a February 15 editorial on the BCDC financial plight) had it right. If this was a business that I could invest in, it wouldnt happen. Mr. Broughton then alluded to a troubling concern he had recently discussed with the county attorney concerning BCDCs finances but declined to elaborate. So, board, be aware of where we are, he said. I outlined something Sun day to the attorney that was overwhelming me and at some point, it will come to light. But be aware that this is not pretty. As a business man when you have negative cash flow youre at negative cash flow, and cash is king. We cant live on accruals. But despite the difficulties and challenges ahead, Mr. Broughton assured commissioners that the jail and its nonprofit owner are in capable hands and will find solutions to the financial woes that have plagued BCDC and the county for years. Were going to get it worked out one way or an other, he said. Again, youve got bright people on that board. I have to paddle hard to keep up. Commissioners thanked Mr. Broughton for his willingness to serve another year, including Commissioner James Bennett who said he understood his reluctance to make a four-year commitment. I knew that was a concern when you first came on the board, Mr. Bennett told Mr. Broughton. We specifically tailored it that way for you to have one more year on the board. You and I have talked about how much time it does take and so I want to express my appreciation to you. We knew it was going to be a challenge. Its my privilege to work with these people, Mr. Broughton said in reference to his fellow BCDC directors. The next step for county commissioners is to find a willing and qualified appointee to the seat vacated by Mr. Broughton, who had notified the county manager two weeks ago that he was willing to serve out the remaining time in Mr. Gazes term but not a new four-year obligation. Commissioner Jimmy Anderson elicited laughter when he asked the county manager what surely was a rhetorical question: He wouldnt jump on the fouryear term? Uh, no sir, Ms. Downing replied. Commissioners will return to the next board meeting March 6 with names of candidates they would like to consider for the seat vacated by Mr. Broughton. Mr. Bennett urged them to make sure their candidates have agreed to serve a four-year term, which is what Mr. Broughtons initial one-year term will become in May. Its got to be for the re mainder of this term, plus a full four years, Mr. Bennett said. So, lets just make sure that whoever that is understands the commitment were asking them to make. Eventually, all five BCDC appointments will be for four-year terms, which were staggered when they were made on May 2 last year: Mr. Broughton for one year, Mr. Gazes for two years, Jack Baker for three years, and four-year terms for Ed Bar ber, board chairman, and Sharon Padgett, board secretary.BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal Reroofs & Roof Repairs Shingle Reroofs & RepairsYour hometown contractor! LLCFREE ESTMATESLIC.#CCC1330274LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#CBC12595582593300IN GOD WE TRUST. Chris Gazes PREOWNED STEALS! Authorized Dealer 1168 W. MACCLENNY AVE. || MACCLENNY || 259-4054 10X20 $116PER MO. 12X16 $152PER MO. 12X16 12X20 $119PER MO. $123PER MO. 8X8 $47PER MO. GAZEBO $144PER MO. 90 DAYSSAME AS CASHTAX TIME SAVINGS 12X20 RENT TO OWN $145PER MO. 18X21 CARPORT 24X31 GARAGE 42X26 BARN $107PER MO. WAC$190PER MO. WAC$54PER MO. 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When questioned at Firehouse Subs claimed he was still in Baldwin, then admitted to living in Macclenny when the detective The violation is a third-degree felony. In a non-related arrest, Kelly Brogdon, 46, of Glen St. Mary was charged on February 20 with attempted smuggling of cigarettes into county jail on behalf of her inmate son Dakota Canaday. A recorded phone call from the ities that Ms. Brogdon planned to the toolbox of a truck issued to Auzzie Johns, a BCSO employee, while it was parked at his north Macclenny residence. The contraband was intercepted instead and Mr. Canaday, in jail for possession of a claimed he could get up to $100 a pack from fellow inmates. Darrell HandersonSex oender failed to notify Subscribe online


Page 6 T B C P ursday, March 1, 2018The following dispositions were ordered by Judge Joey Williams in county court on February 21: Joseph Barr, DUI .15 or higher and driver under 18; two days in jail, six-month probation, 60-day monitor ing, participate in MADD events, attend group addiction meetings, 50 hours community service. David Cannon, petty theft; failed to appear, warrant issued. Pamela Church, resisting arrest; 19 days in jail. Melissa Dean, trespass, refusal to leave, disorderly conduct, simple battery; sixmonth probation, 25 hours community service, anger management class. Nina Fogarty, petty theft; failed to appear, warrant issued. Kyle Hinson, false report to law authority and public Larry Holt, possession of drug paraphernalia; one day in jail, six-month probation, 50 hours community service, attend group addiction meetings, no alcohol or drugs. Jessica Jones, DUI with injury or property damage (two counts); Give Back to Baker (GBB) community service, pen impact statement, attend MADD events and group addiction meetings, apology letter. Malcolm Mathews, driving on a suspended or revoked license (DWLS); court William Padgett, petty theft, fraud with false receipt; six-month probation, petty theft class, hold sign in front of retailer. Jason Perkins, no valid drivers license; charge dropped. Justin Raiford, marijuana possession; failed to appear, warrant issued. Stephanie Roenisch, possession of drug paraphernalia; failed to appear, warrant issued. Ira Thompson III, petty theft; six-month probation, petty theft class, hold sign in front of retailer. Jeremy Watts, requesting refund with a false receipt; charge dropped. Charles Davis, DUI; court costs. MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF The leader of Baker Countys Recreation Advisory Board told the county commission last week that the citizen panel is stepping up efforts to make the countys parks and recreation system something to be proud of for generations to come. Lucious Lee, board chairman, said even he prefers to take his family to visit parks outside of Baker County because recreational amenities elsewhere are cleaner and more attractive. He said the boards goals for the coming year include scheduling fund raisers and seeking out grants, private and corporate donations, and volunteers to help repair or replace old, worn out recreation equipment and clean up public parks. We want to make our parks more inviting, Mr. Lee said. The goals include major facilities, such as the 2464acre St. Marys River Shoals Park, as well as smaller community parks throughout the county. Not only making parks more visually appealing, but also making them safer is part of the Recreation Advisory Boards (RAB) plan for the future by discouraging people from drinking alcoholic beverages at county parks, Mr. Lee said. He said the group wants to post signs at all parks clearly and emphatically displaying rules and regulations governing behavior, starting with No Alcoholic Beverages Allowed. Stepped up patrols around community parks by the Baker County Sheriffs Office would also be helpful to ensure enforcement of the rules, Mr. Lee said. Commissioners expressed their personal appreciation to Mr. Lee and other RAB members for their civic spirit and willingness to sacrifice their own time to benefit the county and its citizens. Commissioner Jimmy Anderson, who recommended the commission appoint a recreation advisory panel three years ago to help steer the countys parks and recreation system in a positive direction, said he was particularly proud of the work the group has done. It was my vision, he said. Commissioner James Croft, who has not always supported the expenditure of county taxes on recreation, also thanked RAB members for their efforts to save the county money through volunteer projects, noting that their motivation is to work with the community Part of the groups vi sionary plans, according to Mr. Lee, is to review a 2011 management plan for Shoals Park that includes kiosks, three canoe launches/picnic areas and trailhead facilities, recreation and education programs and regional park facilities including ball fields and an athletic clubhouse. After familiarizing itself completely with the plan, which was part of the original deal with the Florida Communities Trust when the park land was donated to the county in 2004, Mr. Lee said the board will endeavor to recommend ways to accomplish some of the proposed improvements. After receiving Mr. Lees report commissioners appointed a new member to the board, Tony Talbert, who Mr. Lee said submitted the only application to join the panel in the past year. Mr. Talbert, a superintendent in the commercial con struction industry, will join his son, Paul, who previously was appointed to the Recre ation Advisory Board. The senior Talbert said he wants to be involved in the planning and achieving of recreational opportunities in Baker County for his and every other family in the county. He also said he would encourage other volunteers to step forward. He briefly stated his reasons for seeking the appointment on his application. I wish to make an impact on recreational opportuni ties in Baker County for not only myself but my grandkids, he said. For them to enjoy things in Baker County and not to always travel away from Baker County. Commissioners also last week: Awarded bids totaling $189,000 for the rehabilitation or new construction of three homes for low income families in the countys State Housing Initiatives Part nership, or SHIP, program, which provides state funds to assist local governments in the improvement of housing conditions for needy ap plicants. The three projects, all in Sanderson, were: $38,400 for repairs to a residence on CR 127; $73,800 to build a new 900-squarefoot house on Clayton Avenue; and $76,800 to build a 1000-square-foot house on Lane Avenue. The prices all included new wells and septic tanks. In all three cases the commission approved requests to exceed maximum spending limits totaling $23,000, mainly due to well and septic tanks that were not included in construction bids. One of the overages also totaled $3000 to remove trees and clean up the Lane Avenue property where a large pecan tree fell onto the house during Hurricane Irma last year. Commissioner Bennett, though he supported the appropriations, clearly was not pleased by the bids. Maybe we need to rethink our limits, he said, instead of having to over ride our policy every time. He noted that the construction bids came in at or very near the maximum limits, $36,000 for rehabilita tion and $65,000 for new construction, while separate bids were received from the same individual, Dwight Jones, for well and septic work. Were piecemealing bids, Commissioner Bennett said. You cant go in and bid half of a project and it looks like thats what were doing. Thats the way its always been done, said Melissa Richardson, the countys SHIP administrator. Well, it doesnt mean it should be allowed to continue, replied the commissioner, who said he was not being critical of Ms. Richardson, but rather the bidding process. Adopted a resolution endorsing a plan by the Florida Department of Transpor tation to replace the bridge across Mud Lake Swamp on Clet Harvey Road. No cost estimates or work schedule were available. Although Baker County is certified to do the work itself county officials said fi nancial constraints led them to ask FDOT to build the bridge, which the resolution stated will allow for greater efficiency, innovation, cost, time savings and other reasons that allow for optimal project delivery. Authorized the county manager to spend $7155.49 to repair drywall and ceiling damage in the building housing the tax collector, property appraiser and supervisor of elections offices caused by roof leaks. The roof has been repaired and is no longer leaking, said County Manager Kennie Downing, but she said the additional money is needed for removal of the water-damaged drywall and related services. A separate bid will be forthcoming for re-drywalling the areas, she said in a report to the board. All work will be coordinated with the Property Appraiser, Tax Collector and Supervi sor of Elections to minimize as much work disruption as possible. Approved the expenditure of $59,242 to replace flooring material in the offices of the tax collector and property appraiser, including about $13,330 that should be reimbursable from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) due to damages caused by Hurricane Irma. 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ursday, March 1, 2018 T B C P Page 7JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe countys Land Planning Agency (LPA) appears poised to approve a reduction in the parking requirements for whats being called small box retail stores. The reduction discussed last week is not large, but would cut the number of spaces required per 1000 spaces to four for small retail establishments. The conversation came the evening February 22 at the behest of Chris Milton, the countys community development director who provides administrative support to the LPA board. Last year Mr. Milton ne gotiated a deal with the developer of two new Dollar General stores in Sanderson and Cuyler that reduced the number of required parking spaces. In exchange for less parking, the developer agreed to alter the stores facades to give them a more rural, country-store appearance, save some trees at the Sanderson location and use a monument sign that sits on the ground instead of a pylon sign mounted on tall metal poles at the Cuyler site. A study presented at that time by the develop er, Concept Development, Inc. of Jacksonville, stated that 3.1 spaces per 1000 square feet was adequate for free-standing discount re tail stores in Florida based on data from the Florida De partment of Transportation, which looked at vehicle volume and parking space turnover a Dollar General store in Monticello, FL. The review found that on average customers only spent about 15-20 minutes shopping before leaving the store. The study noted that most municipal parking re quirements in Florida are based on the needs of larger retailers with bigger foot prints like grocery stores and superstores where longer shopping trips are common. Concept Development used the study to support a parking variance request for the Dollar General stores here. The firm requested approval for 35 spaces, or about 3.8 parking spaces per 1000 square feet, for the 9100-square-foot stores. County commissioners would later approve plans for both stores. The whole exercise led Mr. Milton to propose potential amendments to the countys Land Development Regulations (LDRs) to accommodate similar development. After researching rules in other counties he presented draft language to four LPA board members last week. According to Mr. Miltons report to the board, the countys current regula tions call for four spaces per 1000 square feet for department stores and retail appar1000 square feet for general retail stores. He suggested the lower standard could apply to small box stores as well. Id agree with that, said board member Greg Sheppard, adding that the study was clearly intended to support the developers interest. We as the board have to make the decision ... Other LPA members agreed in concept with the change but said the LDRs constitutes a small box retail store. We have not been friendly to businesses of that size, said board chair Sharon Padgett. Its been very un fair to them. Theyve been paying higher taxes and things like that, that they shouldnt be. Commercial facade and sign standards The board also discussed adding new language to the LDRs regarding standards for commercial building facades and signs. As Mr. Sheppard pointed out, a building with a glass and metal exterior would be out of character with existing commercial buildings in Sanderson, for example. The suggested language from Mr. Milton would allow the county to encourage or require new commercial development to possess com patible architectural designs, facades, scale, proportions, site planning, landscaping, materials and color. Mr. Milton said most counties require new construction to be compatible with existing buildings rather than just encouraging it. Were trying to say give us a little more support, and if we did want to see those standards, having the language in our LDRs would help back us up, he said. Thats pretty open-ended, said Mr. Sheppard, the former LPA chairman, but no other board members objected to the language and Mr. Milton moved ahead, seeking input on so-called monument signs. He explained early this week by email that the county doesnt have any rules regarding monument signs, but he sought such a sign for the Cuyler Dollar General store as I thought it would complement the rural nature of that location. There was little agreement among LPA members, however, about amending to the LDRs to accommodate monument signs. Should we even modify our existing signage language ...? Or should we do it on a case-by-case basis? Mr. Milton asked the panel. I think there needs to be some overall guidance and direction because we want to understand what our community is going to look the road, Mr. Sheppard said, pointing to large ban ner sign draped on the roof northeast corner of the SR 228 interchange. Its kind of an eyesore but nobody can really do anything with it, he said. Mr. Sheppard suggested making monument signs the standard going forward for aesthetic reasons and allowing developers to petition the county for exceptions to the standard that could be reviewed by the board and county commissioners. Ms. Padgett, meanwhile, cautioned the board that monument signs in some circumstances could block drivers lines of sight. Im all about safety, she said. Im good for looks, but Im about safety, so to me, it depends on that. Can you put language that [monument signs] are preferred? asked board member Glen Patten. You can, but nobody will follow it, responded county attorney Rich Komando. LPA member Allen Cross favored evaluating signage for commercial projects on a case-by-case basis rather than creating a standard for monument signs. He feared the standard could lead to numerous monument signs along a stretch of roadway in close proximity, which would limit the visibility of each indi vidual sign. If everybody has monument signs and theyre the same height you wont be able to see them until youre right there, said Mr. Cross. Some places you need signs of varying height and some places it works where theyre all the same. Its all going to depend on where theyre at and what kind of business it is and what the surrounding vegetation is like ... Gabe Powers was the last board member present Katherine Heinz and George Knabb were absent to weigh in. He questioned the need for any changes regarding monument signs. How many problems have we ran into since youve been here with monument signs? he asked Mr. Milton rhetorically. None yet, said the de velopment director. Developer aims to avoid paving, utility mandates In the only other business that evening the board heard from Jack Baker Jr., who is developing a subdivision on the border of the City of Macclenny and plans to request variances to avoid the expenses associated with required road paving and water and sewer hook-ups. I was going to ask that you put that on your plate, but not at the bottom of it, Mr. Baker told the LPA board, on which he formerly served. I know your plates full and I admire you for doing it and keep doing it ... This one may be a pretty Mr. Milton explained early this week Mr. Baker is proposing a less expensive gravel road rather than traditional asphalt paving and the installation of wells and septic systems for a subdivision with 1.5 acre lots. Mr. Baker said during the meeting he hopes to develop the property as a gated estate-type subdivision with larger lots and homes. He said connecting to the citys utilities and paving the interior road would mean selling more lots of a smaller size to make the project economically feasible. I would rather put sev en lots with wells and septic tanks and not 40 small lots for houses, which is what it would take to overcome the cost of that infrastructure, he said. Macclennys water and sewer hookup fees vary but the cost is generally about $1700 per unit when utili ties exist on the same side of the road as the parcel to be hooked up and about $2800 when they exist directly across the street up to 40 feet away. The Florida Department of Transportation estimates the cost of constructing an undivided two-lane rural road with 5-foot paved shoulders at more than $2.2 million per mile. 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Page 8 T B C P ursday, March 1, 2018 During the deluge of media coverage after the horshooting in Parkland, I couldnt help but think about the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999 and how it seemed to I was fresh out of high community college and Colorado seemed so far away. The images of teenagers with bombs and guns mowing down their classmates were shocking for sure but felt very alien. Now school shootings feel like the new normal, but Im not sure I dwell on them any more than I did 18 years ago, which wasnt much. Im sure some communities, schools and parents still believe deep down it will never happen to them, to their children, in their neighborhoods or schools. Even with the most recent shooting happening in our state, leading students to descend on the capitol to lobby lawmakers for bet ter gun control, I cringe to think it could happen to me, my friends or my family. But the truth is, mass shootings can happen anywhere. There are enough to arm every man, woman and child and then some. In the wrong hands, the results are tragic. Just as disturbing, however, is the case of a mother who reportedly wanted to test the response of schools and law enforcement to uncampus, including if parthe vague threat (no student was named.) But in doing so she lied to school ofand patrons in a tanning salon, ginning up fear about the potential for a school shooting at Macclenny Elementary. Even after she came clean to school administrators and police about the farce and was trespassed from all county campuses, she continued to spread hysteria at a local restaurant, resulting in her arrest on a misdemeanor charge of disturbing school functions. This bizarre case may have stemmed from the mothers genuine concern for her children should a gun actually be found on campus. Perhaps her intention was to sow panic, distrust and fear, much like the Russians in last years election. We can only speculate. cated from a student on campus, should parents be told what happened and that there is no longer a threat? Perhaps, but isnt that information really only handy if you know it ahead of time? Recent events in the county surely show tensions are running high for parents of school children and likely the youths themselves. A high school student was arrested last week for bringing knives to school, maybe out of fear since he told police he had no plans to hurt himself or anyone else. There were also unfounded allegations that a student threatened to shoot other students at Baker County Middle School last week. As such its a good time to remind ourselves that during emotional times like these, rumors and hearsay are of little use when coming to grips with this new normal. Its certainly the very worst time for anyone to be stoking fears about guns on campus, let alone spreading God forbid it does happen and authorities start to second guess someone with credible information. Sometimes, life thumbs its nose at me and gives me a big, I told you so, and that happened this past week. I wrote a column last week about the Winter Olympics and I spent a lot of time talking about curling. I discussed how I watch the odd sport that takes on a cult following of peo ple who barely understand whats going on and kind of enjoy it. I mentioned that it is a sport that the U.S. is not very good at it, but takes part in nonetheless. When I wrote the column the U.S. next to last in the previous two Olympics was on the verge of being bounced out of the competition yet again. It was at that point that Fate shook its head and said, Oh, ye of little faith. The U.S. team woke up and started winning. They beat world power Canada twice and split with World Champion Sweden to win the Gold Medal. I watched the match, and throughout, the commentators were talking about the dominance of the Swed ish skip, Niklas Edin, a red-bearded 30-year-old who looked like a Viking, and how U.S. skip John Shuster, a middle-aged guy youd see in the Walmart, was struggling. He then came back and threw a brilliant shot that eighth end assuring the win. The U.S. looked as shocked as Sweden by the result. Thats one of the reasons I like the Olympics you just never know what is going to happen. Sometimes the most unlikely of heroes step up to win a medal. So, though I was thrilled and though skip John Shuster didnt know it, his win was a chance to stick out his tongue at all of us uning fans who doubted him. I stand corrected, USA Curling. Rock on. Another major sports story creeps into my column this week, that should have an impact on all of us Jaguar fans. A day after ESPN reported that the Jaguars were trying to move around a ton of money to pick up Washington Redskins quarterback Kurt Cousins, the Jaguars, like USA Curling, got to thumb its nose at the sports pundits. They re-signed Blake Bortles to a multi-year, $54-million deal. Through nancial legerdemain, the into a win-win situation for Bortles and the Jaguars. They paid the quarterback a lot of money, and at the same time, they did it in such a way that it helped their NFL cap space. The cap is the amount that the NFL allows teams to spend on players. The good thing about cap space is that it allows the team to sign other play ers who could become free agents, such as No.1 wide receiver Alan Robinson and defensive player Aaron Colvin. I dont know if they will sign them, but they have the opportunity to do it, which they wouldnt have if they picked up Cousins. There were probably a lot of Jaguars fans like my wife who were left scratching their heads and wondering why the team didnt dump Bortles for a more accomplished signal caller. has a lot of faith in Borwith the success of the team making it to the AFC championship game, it demonstrates that Bortles has enough to keep the Jaguars on the winning track. Think about other teams that won the Super Bowl with less than elite quarterbacks. Leading the list is the Baltimore Ravens and their Lombardi Trophy with Joe Flacco at quarterback. Flacco is good, but hes not in the same category as Brady or Rodgers or Brees. Hes a serviceable quarterback with a great defense to lean on. The same was true with Jim McMahon, the winning quarterback of the 1985 Bears. The Jaguars were compared to the Bears last season. McMahon was pretty good but it was the Mike Singletary led defense that won the Super Bowl. With an improved receiving corps featuring Alan Robinson it could be that Bortles can step up and take them the rest of the way to the promised land. Thats what the Jaguars My Side of the MatterRobert GerardDear Editor: Since the creation of Floridas 32 statewide Healthy Start Coalitions in 1991, our states infant mortality has dropped by 35 percent due in part to the programs comprehen sive approach to prenatal and infant care and educa tion. But now, Healthy Start funding is in jeopardy due to proposed budget cuts. The potential impact on our community would be lies access to Healthy Start services such as education and support for families including infant care and safe sleep, pregnancy care and preparing for babys arriv al, screening and referrals for perinatal depression, substance abuse, child de velopment and much more. The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition to reduce infant mortality and is a recognized model and catalyst for community involvement, collaboration and innovative services. In 2016-17, the Coalition leveraged an additional $4.16 million in federal and private funding for families in Northeast Florida. With strong partnerships, we have created a continuum of support before, during and after preg nancy that ensures our babies have the best possible start in life and celebrate work with families to sup port their health and well being, and engage partners throughout the region to the underlying societal and structural root causes of infant mortality and poor birth outcomes. In 2016, 47 more babies lived to age one in the region than did in 1991. Thats 47 babies whose potential was lost, who would be adults today contributing to the economy and possible raising families of their own. There have been other successes in Baker County since the start of Healthy Start: The infant mortality rate for the county is more than 41 percent lower in the last three years than it was before Healthy Start began. The teen birth rate has dropped by 58 percent. There has been a 57 percent drop in women who smoke during preg nancy. There has been a 42 percent increase in the amount of mothers who initiative breastfeeding. Our moms, dads and babies are healthier because of Healthy Start but for so many families it is more than just a source of educa tion, interventions and resources. Our Healthy Start care coordinators become part of the family and life long friends they provide invaluable support at a critical point in lives of our participants. We urge concerned readers to express their support of Healthy Start to nal budget decisions unfold in the days ahead. Kenneth Scarborough & Guy Benrubi, MD Board Chair and board member Northeast Florida Healthy Start CoalitionLETTER TO THE EDITOR Possible slash in infant death funds On Point In PrintJoel Addington Incorrect about curlers School shooting has everyone second guessingCorrectionThe maiden name of Margaret Kirkland published last week in an article on her 60th wedding anniversary was incorrect. It is Humphreys. ADD YOUR COMMUNITY EVENT TO THE ONLINE & PRINT CALENDAR


ursday, March 1, 2018 T B C P Page 9JON SHUMAKEPolice arrested a Macclenny man the night of February 20 on two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and other misdemeanor drug counts after deputies responded to a 911 hang-up. Cpl. Marc Heath initially responded to a Ruben Crawford Road residence but went to a nearby Bluewater Court residence and heard as husband and wife Michael and Amy Johnson, arguing inside. Mr. Johnson, 41, exited the bedroom with a knife, but complied with the corporals command to drop it at gunpoint. A pat down of Mr. Johnsons person revealed a prescription bottle with his wifes name on it and a metal cylinder. The container had a plastic bag with a crystal-like substance inside, which tested positive for cer. A further search uncovered two pills Acetaminophen and Oxycodone Hy drochloride and 2.5 grams of marijuana in his front pants pocket. In addition to the felony counts, Mr. Johnson was also jailed for misdemeanor possession of pot and drug paraphernalia. In another felony drug ar rest, a 17-year-old was taken into custody the evening of February 25 for possession of marijuana with intent to sell after police found 13.4 grams of the drug, a digital scale and baggies in the ve hicle he was driving. Deputy Jeffrey Davis stopped Myles Allen of Wellborn, FL after witnessing him fail to stop at a stop sign in Sanderson, which caused another vehicle to take an evasive action to avoid a colhe saw four occupants in the 2013 Volkswagen moving frantically and could smell raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. The deputy found two plastic bags containing marijuana, several smaller bag gies, a digital scale with pot inside and a container with the drug in the driver area. Mr. Myles admitted it was all his when Deputy Davis questioned him and three other occupants. The marijuana appeared to be packaged for sale amounts of pot in each bag and the smaller baggies all being located in the same area, Deputy Davis noted. Mr. Allen was also arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. Baker County Pre-KPublic School Based Pre-Kindergarten Program 362 South Blvd. East | MacclennyRegistration begins March 5, 2018 259-3014 S.A.C.S. Accreditation Gold Seal High Quality EndorsementPROGRAM SCHEDULES: Day (3 Hours)Morning 8:10 a.m. 11:10 a.m. Afternoon 12:10 p.m. 3:10 p.m. Full School Day 8:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.Includes bus transportation Before and after care also available Free Summer VPK: TBA School Year begins August 10, OWL: Opening the World of Learning Handwriting Without Tears Links To Literacy SUMS (Students Using Math & Science) State of the Art Technology Positive Behavior Support Social & Emotional Development Curricula Serving Baker County for over 39 yearsspecializing in...Real Estate Family Law Personal Injury Hugh D. Fish, Jr. J.D.Hours: Monday Friday 9 am 5 pmClosed 12-1 for lunch259-6606The 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. March 18Doors open at 12:00 p.m.Parish Hall1143 W Macclenny Ave. call Rosa Nosek 904-424-1207 Tickets will be on sale every Friday or Sundayere is a minimum of seats that must be sold by March 11, if we do not reach this number, all money will be refunded.$60.00 for buet and packet$70.00 if purchased at the doorReserve your seats today! 11 Bingo games St. Marys Catholic ChurchWith over $2,000 in payouts! Last game $1,000 payo! A 14-year-old female student at Baker County Middle School faces a charge of aggravated battery for punching a school dean in the face while he and two loop at the start of the day on February 21. Police released the identity of Damarea Lee, 14, of Sanderson because of the seriousness of the offense, a names of three other girls ages 14 and 13 charged with misdemeanor battery who were also involved. Campus deputy said teacher Anne Cassidy was also accosted during the fracas and taken by wheelchair with whose role at BCMS was not noted, also responded. The incident was rooted in what was described as an ongoing argument between Ms. Lee and one of the other combatants. In other recent incidents, police arrested Bobbie Jo Lisenby, 47, at her Plantation Road address south of Glen St. Mary early on February 24 for aggra vated domestic battery on her 17-yearold step-son when she threw a plate at him, lacerating his shoulder. The youth told Cpl. Marc Heath his step-mother returned from work around midnight and awakened him with loud noises inside the house, then entered his bedroom yelling at him and striking him with the plate while he was still in bed. Ms. Lisenby is also charged with child abuse and resisting Cpl. Heath and Sgt. Patrick McGauley while being Detective Jeremiah Combs arrested a 14-year-old boy for cursing and threatening his 60-year-old grandmother at their residence on Bob Burnsed Road the evening of February 22. The grandmother said the youth re acted violently when she confronted him because he appeared to be high on drugs, and he ran from the residence. Det. Combs and Deputy Chad Montean found him later walking on SR 125 north of Glen and arrested him for domestic assault. A charge of felony aggravated bata Northeast Florida State Hospital pa tient Brian Vogt, 32, with a violent attack on another male patient, 35, on January 25. noted the victim had a broken jaw, lacerations and three broken teeth, and was treated in Jacksonville. Mr. Vogt, meanwhile, was transferred earlier in February to face a criminal charge in an unknown jurisdiction. Dennis Desue Jr., 25, of Macclenny was arrested February 25 for feloapartment on Big Oak Court that afternoon and leaving his 1-year-old son unsupervised in the front yard. The toddlers grandfather Robert Starrett, who lives at the address, told lier argued with the accused over who would keep the child overnight in the absence of his mother. Mr. Starrett said he had just returned from work and was unable to do so, and assumed Mr. Desue would take responsibility. He checked outside after several minutes and found the baby sitting alone on the lawn and his father driving away with another person.JON SHUMAKEThree arrests were made in less than three hours on February 23 of suspects who were driving without valid licenses. In the lone felony incident, a habitual traffic offender from Jacksonville, was arrested about 9:30 p.m. after police received multiple reports of him driv ing recklessly on I-10 west and in the Walmart parking lot. Sgt. Patrick McGauley responded to the store after learning of a Dodge truck that nearly struck other vehicles in the parking lot. He saw Darryl Edenfield, 28, exiting the trucks drivers seat and the suspect said he knew he should not be driv ing because his license was not valid. The sergeant also assisted Cpl. Marc Heath with apprehending a Macclenny man who ran from police shortly after 11:30 p.m. Cpl. Heath followed Sylvester Jackson, 28, after witnessing him turn from Minnesota Avenue onto Ninth Street without stopping at visually estimated Mr. Jackson traveling about twice the 25 mph speed limit on Lewis Street. The corporal caught up to the suspect when Mr. Jackson pulled into a Lewis Street residence. Mr. Jack immediately ran into the residence after Cpl. Heath asked the suspect to come to him, according to the of Cpl. Heath relocated to the east side of the residence, and Sgt. McGauley made contact saying he found someone matching the description on the west side of the residence. The corporal positively also had a local warrant for failure to appear for no valid drivers license. He was also jailed for obstructing without violence and driving without a license. night, which occurred just after 9 p.m., a Glen St. Mary man with two warrants was taken into custody for driving on a license with two suspensions and a revocation. Deputy John Murphy pulled over Matthew Johns, 25, on Woodlawn Road after catching him driving at a high rate of speed down South Sixth Street. Mr. Johns admitted his license was not valid, and a check revealed it was suspended for financial responsibiliand revoked for 180 days in 2015 for DUI.Teenager slugs dean at BCMSTrio of quick arrests for license violators Domestic spat leads to arrest for drugs First Baptist ChurchOF MACCLENNYIt Feels Like Home372 S. Sixth Street at W. Minnesota Ave.Directions from I-10: Take Exit 335 N. 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Page 10 T B C P ursday, March 1, 2018Funeral for Mr. Scott held FridayLarry Eugene Scott, 75, of Macclenny died on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. He was born in Moorehead, North Carolina to the late Romain and Lola Scott. Mr. Scott was a resident of Macclenny since 2002, coming here from Baldwin, where he lived since the early 1970s. Larry enjoyed a career spanning many years as a truck driver, where he was known by his CB handle as Singin Poor Boy. He was a proud member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge 2412 in Macclenny, VFW Post 7909 of Jack sonville and also American Legion ing and the outdoors, as well as singing at the Moose Lodge in Macclenny. He was a very family-oriented man and will be remembered for being a friend to many. Mr. Scott loved being around people and making them laugh. Mr. Scott was also an avid fan of the Gators, Jaguars and Atlanta Braves. He will be missed by many for his sentimental spirit and quick sense of humor. Mr. Scott is survived by daughters Tammy (Mike) Harris and Corrina Howle of Bryceville, Julie Rousseau of Macclenny; brother William (Lu) Scott of Jacksonville; sisters Deana (Bill) Hadden of Callahan, Brenda (Buddy) Wright of Keystone Heights and Debbie (David) Luttrell of Jack sonville; grandchildren Michael Harris, Shane (Aleena) Howle, Amy Howle, Jessica (Jarrod) Mize, Cody Hodges, Andrea (John) Marecki, Kayce (Earike) Dobson, and Colt Rousseau; nine great-grandchildren; numerous other family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, the mother of his children Phyllis Scott and wife Dorothy Joyce Scott; sister Sunny Nelson. The funeral service was held 11 a.m. on Friday, February 23 at Forbes Funeral Home in Macclenny with Rev. Bill 523 North Boulevard W. | a few blocks north of Hwy. 90 in 259-4529 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 Associate Pastor: Shane Conner Sanderson Congregational Holiness ChurchCR 127 N., Sanderson, FLSunday School 10:00 am Morning Worship 11:00 amSunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pmPastor: Oral E. Lyons 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 DINKINS NEW CONGREGATIONAL METHODIST CHURCHCR 127 N. of Sanderson Sunday School 10:00 amSunday Morning Service 11:00 am Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm Wed. Night Service 7:00 pm Pastor Bro. Timothy Alford CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP INDEPENDENT PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Located at:251 West Ohio Avenue Macclenny, FL 32063 Sunday:10:00 Sunday School/Bible Study 11:00 Morning Worship 6:00 Evening WorshipWednesday:6:00 Family Meal 7:00 Adult Service 7:00 Youth ServicesService Times...We would love to connect with you!For more information on what we do, how to contact us, or how to find our church, visit our website at: Connect Serve 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 ATTENTION SENIOR CITIZENS Are you 65 or older and earned less than $29,454 in 2017?You may qualify for anEXTRA SENIOR EXEMPTIONIn order to qualify for the Senior Exemption, a homeowner must be at least 65 years of age as of January 1 and have a total household adjusted gross income that does not exceed $29,454 for 2017. You must also qualify for regular Homestead Exemption. You can apply by providing these supporting documents: Z A copy of your 2017 income tax return if you le a return. or Z Proof of income (bank statements, Social Security statements, etc.) if you dont le a tax returnO ce Hours: Monday Friday 8:30 am 5:00 pm 32 N. 5th Street | Macclenny For additional information call (904) 259-3191 or visit www.bakerpa.comTimothy P. Sweat, CFA Baker County Property Appraiser Service Thursday for Miss ByrdMiss Bettye Burlea Byrd, 45, of Macclenny, died Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab Center. Miss Byrd was born in Florence, South Carolina and resided in Macclenny since 1974. She attend ed Baker County schools and graduated from Baker County High School in 1991. She was a member of the ARC of North Florida in Macclenny and enjoyed classes in music, coloring and crafts. She also enjoyed hunting with her father before his death. She was preceded in death by her parents Burley Harold and Ellen Loree Rose Byrd. Miss Bryd is survived by her sister Deborah Peters of Taylor; brothers Thomas A. Byrd and Burley H. Peters, both of Taylor; loyal cousin Aunt Marty Rain of Sanderson. A funeral service to honor the life of Miss Byrd will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 1 in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny with Rev. Tommy Anderson, ment will be at Manntown Cemetery in Glen St. Mary.Herb Caudel, 30-year Army veteranHerbert Herb Vernon Caudel Jr., 78, of Glen St. Mary died on February 20, 2018 at Orange Park Medical Center. He was born December 1, 1939 in Evansville, Indiana to the late Herbert Caudel Sr. and Evelyn Heron Caudel. Herb honorably served his country more the 30 years in the United States Army, including two tours in Vietnam. After retirement Herb moved to Glen St. Mary. He enjoyed dancing, traveling and going out to eat. He was also an avid FSU fan. Mostly Herb loved spending time with his family. He was predeceased by his parents. Mr. Caudel is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Helen Caudel; children Richard Caudel of Rockford, IL, Wayne (Kristin) Caudel of Cotati, CA, Michael (Susan) Caudel of Fleming Island, FL, Michael Harry (Linda) Richardson of vid (Marcelle) Richardson of Glen St. Mary; daughter-inlaw Lindy Richardson of Glen St. Mary; 20 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. A celebration of Herbs life was held on Monday, Feb ruary 26 at 11:30 a.m. at Ferreira Funeral Services chapel at Jacksonville National Cemetery at 2 p.m. with military honors.HomecomingMembers in the Baker County area are invited to the Johnstown Baptist Church for a homecoming service on March 11 start ing at 10:30 a.m. with dinner following morning service. Bettye Byrd Herbert Caudel Jr.Malinda Santell dies February 25Malinda Lee Santell, 55, of Glen St. Mary died at her home on February 25, 2018. She was born June 17, 1962 in Jacksonville to Marvin Neeley and Georgia Crabb Neeley, and moved to Baker County from Tennessee in 1995. She was fond of reading and doing crossword puzzles, and was also a great baker who enjoyed cooking. Most of all, Malinda enjoyed spending time with her grandbabies. Ms. Santell is survived by her loving husband Agipato Tito Santell of Glen St. Mary; children James O. Williams Jr. and Georgina L. Williams of Glen brother Clayton Neeley of Glen St. Mary; nine grandchildren. A celebration of Malindas life will be held at noon on Thursday, March 1 at Ferreira Funeral Services Chapel in Macclenny. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service. Larry Scott Malinda SantellIn loving memory ofMr. Lovelace ChandlerFebruary 16, 1939 March 1, 2004God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered Come to me. With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard-working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, that He only takes the best. FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS, THERESA CHANDLER ANDTHE CHANDLER FAMILY Family gratefulWe wish to thank our Baker County friends for all the love and kindness we received following the recent death of our loved one, George Haskell Stew and all the emergency personnel who went way beyond the ordinary; to our neighbors who organized and prepared food, feed ing us for many days; to our pastor, Don Thompson Jr., who was with us at the Trauma Center and prayed with us as George passed. Thanks for all the ers, food and donations to our familys foundation Amputee Fitness Council. Last but not least, thanks for all the prayers that sustain us, and a very special thanks to our large and loving church family at the First United Meth odist Church, especial ly those who worked so hard to prepare, serve and clean up after the bereavement meal for our very large family.With love and appreciation. Betty Stewart and Family WANT TO LEARN CPR & FIRST AID?The Baker County Health Department holds classes monthly.Call 259-6291 ext 5269 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon. Sat. @ 8 pm 8981 S. SR 228, Macclenny Meeting Monday @ 6:30 pm 93 N. 5th St., Macclenny


ursday, March 1, 2018 T B C P Page 11 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018-TD-01 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DAVID WALLS the holder of the following certicate has led said certicate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certicate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 89 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2015 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: PARCEL 135: A PARCEL OF LAND, LYING AND SITUATE IN SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 4; AND RUN N 89 DEGREES 475 E, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 4, A DISTANCE OF 240.61 FEET; THENCE RUN S 18 DEGREES 13 E, A DISTANCE OF 382.77 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE RUNNING S 18 DEGREES 13 E, A DISTANCE OF 416.08 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE S 18 DEGREES 13 E, A DISTANCE OF 401.72 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND; THENCE RUN N 89 DEGREES 47 55 E, A DISTANCE OF 677.39 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NUMBER 139; THENCE RUN S 00 DEGREES 34 E, ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 399.60 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE RUNNING S 00 DEGREES 34 E, A DISTANCE OF 389.53 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF UNITED STATE HIGHWAY NUMBER 90; THENCE RUN S 77 DEGREES 45 W, ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 613.95 FEET; THENCE RUN S 00 DEGREES 4756 E, CON TINUING ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 47.95 FEET; THENCE RUN S 77 DEGREES 45 W, CONTINUING ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 234.53 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF A 60 FOOT PRIVATE ROAD (KNOWN AS BRAXTON ROAD); THENCE RUN N 12 DEGREES 14 W ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 151.65 FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT; THENCE RUN NORTHWESTERLY, CONTINUING ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 131.80 FEET AS MEASURED ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE CONCAVE SOUTHWESTERLY AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 530.00 FEET, SAID ARC BEING SUBTENDED BY A CHORD HAVING A BEARING OF N 19 DEGREES 22 W AND A DISTANCE OF 131.46 FEET; THENCE N 55 DEGREES 24 E A DISTANCE OF 605.70 FEET; THENCE RUN N 36 DEGREES 58 50 W, A DISTANCE OF 438.71 FEET; THENCE RUN N 18 DEGREES 1330 W, A DIS TANCE OF 50.69 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A 15 FOOT UTILITY EASEMENT OVER, ACROSS AND ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY THEREOF. SUBJECT TO A 15 FOOT UTILITY EASEMENT OVER ACROSS AND ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY THEREOF. ALL OF SAID PROPERTY BEING LOCATED IN BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: BOREE INVEST MENTS, LLC Unless such certicate or certicates shall be redeemed according to law, the property described herein will be sold to the highest bidder at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida on THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Dated this 2nd day of February, 2018 Stacie D. Harvey Clerk Of Court Baker County, Florida By: Julie B. Combs Deputy Clerk 2/8-3/1c NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Baker County School District School Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 5, 2018, at Taylor Church located at, 26398 County Road 250, Sanderson, Florida, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The following items will be considered at the public hearing: Public comment on the NEWLY recommended instructional materials. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Student editions of NEWLY recommended instructional materials will be available for preview on the district website at www.bakerk12. org, on February 13, 2018. 2/1-3/1c ALL SAFE MINI STORAGE 190 SOUTH LOWDER STREET MACCLENNY, FLORIDA 32063 DIXIE MINI STORAGE 110 N 8th ST MACCLENNY, FLORIDA 32063 904-259-3565 The following units containing household items such as furniture, appliances, etc., will be sold by public auction Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 9:00 am to satisfy back rent. The following tenants can claim their property back if rent is paid before this date: DIXIE MINI STORAGE Name Unit # Pamela Jefferson 110 Pamela Starling 166 ALL SAFE MINI STORAGE Michelle Souza 301 Stephanie Davis 51 Ashley Dixon 38 Shaneka Williams 14 Tammy Hines 225 Leslie Woods 284 Gerald Howard 133 Shirley Churchville 217 Richard Sattereld 236 Joseph Hateld 65 Joann Burnham 184 Michael Smith 162 Charles Brown Sr. 28 Melburn Booher, Jr. 311 Erika Capra 216 3/1-3/8c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2017 000058 CA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS K. ROBERTS, et. al., Defendants. __________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 7, 2018, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned Clerk of Court or any of her duly authorized deputies, will sell the property situated in Baker County, Florida, described as: LOT 18, BLOCK 1, COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES, UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 49 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on May 10, 2018, at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063, beginning at 11:00 a.m., subject to all ad valorem taxes and assessments for the real property described above. 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 SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to par ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Family Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601; telephone (352)337-6237; email:, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear ance, or immediately upon receiving this notication if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED on February 16, 2018. Stacie D. Harvey Clerk of Circuit Court By: Julie B. Combs Deputy Clerk Frederick J. Murphy, Jr., Esquire Boswell & Dunlap LLP Post Ofce Drawer 30 Bartow, FL 33831 E-Service: Attorneys for Plaintiff Telephone (863) 533-7117 Fax (863) 533-7412 2/22-3/1c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 02-2018-DR-44 In Re: The Marriage of SRINIVAS RANGU, Husband, and SARAH ANN BROWN, Wife. _________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: SARAH ANN BROWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Dissolution of Marriage, including claims for dissolution of marriage, payment of debts, division of real and personal property, and for payments of support, has been filed against you. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action on HUGH D. FISH, JR., Petitioners attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 531, Macclenny, FL 32063, on or before March 14, 2018, and file the original with the clerk of this court at Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063, either before service on Petitioners attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED this 14th day of February, 2018. Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: Mellisa Haines Deputy Clerk Hugh D. Fish, Jr. Florida Bar No. 0242861 P.O. Box 531 Macclenny, FL 32063 (904) 259-6606 3/1-3/22c REGISTRATION OF FICTITIOUS NAMES I the undersigned, being duly sworn, do hereby declare under oath that the names of all persons interested in the business or profession carried on under the name of Bella Jewel whose principle place of business is: 705 Largo Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063 and the extent of the interest of each is as follows: NAME EXTENT OF INTEREST Brittany Zaricor 100% Brittany Zaricor Signature STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF BAKER Sworn to and subscribed before me this 27th day of February 2018. Stacie D. Harvey Clerk of Court Baker County, Florida By: Julie B. Combs As Deputy Clerk 3/1p IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 02-2017-CA-000035 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. STEVEN E. COBB; DIANNA L. COBB; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; CYPRESS POINTE OF MACCLENNY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Defendants. _________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 7, 2018, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Baker County, Florida, described as: LOT 5, CYPRESS POINTE, UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 90 THROUGH 92, INCLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 500 ISLAMORADA DR S, MACCLENNY, FL 32063-4254 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063, on May 10, 2018, beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated this 20th day of February, 2018. Stacie D. Harvey Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Tina Carrington Deputy Clerk eXL Legal, PLLC 12425 28TH STREET NORTH, SUITE 200 ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33716 EFILING@EXLLEGAL.COM Fax No. (727) 539-1094 2/22-3/1c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA FILE NO. 02-2018-CP-05 In Re: The Estate of BART HOWARD SWEARINGEN, Deceased. _________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Bart Howard Swearingen, deceased, whose date of death was October 29, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 339 E Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063. The names and addresses 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 on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE 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 decedents estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is February 22, 2018. Personal Representative: Diane Perry Sigers 15063 River Hills Road Glen St. Mary, Florida 32040 Attorney for Personal Representative: Jaime Council, Attorney Florida Bar Number: 0015951 Law Ofces of Curtis & Associates, P.A. 701 Market Street, Unit 109 St. Augustine, Florida 32095 Telephone: (904) 819-6959 Fax: (904) 819-6936 E-Mail: Secondary E-Mail: FatiahIvory@CurtisFirm. com 2/22-3/1c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 02-2018-DR-0076 In Re: The Marriage of WILLIE KIRK JACKSON, Husband, and CAROLYN WHEATON JACKSON, Wife. _________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CAROLYN WHEATON JACKSON YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., P.A., Attorney, whose address is 445 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063; (904) 259-3155, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of the notice and on or before the 26th day of March, 2018, and to file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., P.A., attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relieve demanded in the Complaint or Petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on this 23rd day of February, 2018. Stacie D. Harvey Clerk Of Court By: Melissa Haines Deputy Clerk Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A. 445 East Macclenny Avenue Macclenny, Florida 32063 3/1-3/22c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 02-2018-CP-0004 In Re: The Estate of SARAH JAN GODWIN, Deceased. _________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SARAH JAN GODWIN, deceased, File Number 022018-CP-0004 is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063. The names and addresses 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 le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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 decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is February 22 2018. Personal Representative: Jeremy C. Brown Attorney for Personal Representative: Frank E. Maloney, Jr., Esquire 445 East Macclenny Avenue Macclenny, FL 32063 (904) 259-3155/Fax (904) 259-9729 Florida Bar No.: 142990 2/22-3/1c Higginbothams Towing & Recovery Inc. 7611 West Mt. Vernon St. Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on March 16, 2018 at 10:00 am at Higginbothams Towing & Recovery 7611 West Mt. Vernon St., Glen St. Mary, FL 32040: 1984 Coleman Sun Valley Camper VIN# 1CLFE11C7ES802569 2001 Honda Odyssey VIN# 2HKRL18601H559386 3/1c US STORAGE DEPOT SELF-STORAGE FACILITY 1171 S 6TH ST MACCLENNY, FL 32063 904-451-5907 A public auction will be held Saturday, March 17th, 2018 at 12:00 pm to satisfy back rent. The following items will be sold at absolute bid. Units belonging to: Tricia Bennett containing various household furniture and various odd items. Lauren Gainey containing various household furniture, various odd items, and pictures. US STORAGE DEPOT SELF-STORAGE FACILITY 781 MACCLENNY AVE MACCLENNY, FL 32063 Units belonging to: Saige Sanders containing various household items, various childrens toys and play set, mattress set. John Stone containing various household furniture, childrens toys, clothes, box of DVDs, and various odd items. Sharia James containing various tools and a Red Ford Explorer XLE automobile. 3/1-3/8c INVITATION TO BID # 2018-03 Sony FWD85X850D Display TVs & Installation The Baker County Board of County Commissioners, Florida (County) will receive sealed bids until 3:00 p.m. local time, on March 15, 2018 at the County Administration Office located at 55 N. Third Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063. Bids delivered to any other location will not be considered received by the Administration Office. Any bids received after the above time will not be accepted under any circumstances. Any uncertainty regarding the time will be resolved against the Bidder. Bids will not be accepted via fax. Shortly after the bid due time has expired, the bids will be publicly opened and announced. A clearly marked original and five (5) copies must be sealed in an envelope and clearly marked BID 2018-03 on the exterior of the package submitted. Request for additional information or clarifications must be made in writing to the Administration Office. Facsimile or e-mail questions are acceptable. The Administration Office will issue replies to inquiries and additional information or amendments deemed necessary in written addenda, which will be issued prior to the deadline for responding to this Invitation To Bid. Questions must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. on March 8, 2018. Baker County Board of County Commissioners Administration Office 55 N. Third Street Macclenny, Florida 32063 904-259-3613 It will be the sole responsibility of the Bidder to check the Countys website prior to submitting a response to determine if any addenda have been issued, to obtain such addenda, and to acknowledge addenda with their bid. Respondents to this solicitation or per sons acting on their behalf may not contact, between the release of the solicitation and the end of the 72-hour period following the agency posting the notice of intended award, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and County holidays, any employee or officer of the executive or legislative branch concerning any aspect of this solicitation, except in writing to the Administration Office or as provided in the solicitation documents. Violation of this provision may be grounds for rejecting a response. The Baker County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informalities or irregularities in any bids received, to re-advertise for bids, or take any similar actions that may be deemed to be in the best interest of the County. 3/1-3/8c ADVERTISEMENT FOR MOWING BIDS The City of Macclenny is soliciting bids for roadside and sidewalk mowing, weed eating, edging and debris removal. Areas to be maintained are: US 90 between Wildcat Drive and East Blvd. SR 121 between George Hodge Road and Linda Street SR 228 between William Barber Road and North Blvd. Anticipated Contract term will begin April 2, 2018 and end September 28, 2018 with services provided on a bi-weekly schedule. A mandatory preconference bid meeting will be held at City Hall on March 14, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. All bids must be received by March 21, 2018 before 2:00 p.m. and bids will be opened at City Hall 118 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida. Sealed Bid packages may be submitted in person or via mail to: Melissa Thompsons Attention at 118 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063, with Mowing Bid clearing marked on the outside of the package. All bid packages must include proof of Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation Insurance. 3/1-3/8c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No.: 022015CA000024CAAXMX CITIFINANCIAL SERVICING LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, PLAINTIFF, VS. ANGELINA TOLLIVER, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). _________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 11, 2017, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Baker County, Florida, on May 10, 2018, at 11:00 AM, at 339 E. Macclenny Ave., Room 113, Macclenny, FL 32063 for the following described property: PARCEL A: PART OF THE NE OF THE SE OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 20 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NE OF THE SE WITH THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 229 (A 100 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY AS NOW ESTABLISHED); THENCE N 12 DEGREES 54` 05 W, ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, 147.26 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF TONY GIVENS ROAD (A COUNTY MAINTAINED GRADED ROAD); THENCE N 78 DEGREES 16` 10 E, ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY, 317.95 FEET; N 82 DEGREE 00` 25 E, CONTINUING ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY, LINE 105.13 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD VOLUME 15, PAGE 28 AND ALSO BEING THE WEST LINE OF LANDS NOW OR FORMERLY OF TON GIVENS; THENCE N 02 DEGREE 31`31 E, ALONG SAID LINE, 316.79 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, SAID POINT BEING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD VOLUME 65, PAGE 617; THENCE S 86 DEGREES 57` 30 W, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LANDS, 126.55 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 00`00 E, 97.20 FEET; THENCE N 87 DEGREES 50` 52 E, 130.67 FEET TO SAID WEST LINE OF LANDS NOW OR FORMERLY OF TONY GIVENS AND ALSO BEING THE EAST LINE OF LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD VOLUME 65, PAGE 617; THENCE S 02 DEGREES 31`31 W ALONG SAID LINE, 95.49 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND ALSO: PARCEL B: PART OF THE NORTHEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 20 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST WITH THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 229 (A 100` RIGHT OF WAY AS NOW ESTABLISHED); THENCE N 12 DEGREE 54` 05 W, ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, 147.26 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF TONY GIVENS ROAD (A COUNTY MAINTAINED GRADED ROAD); THENCE N 78 DEGREES 16`10 E, ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY, 317.95 FEET; THENCE N 82 DEGREE 00`25 E, CONTINUING ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, 105.13 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD VOLUME 15, PAGE 28 AND ALSO BEING THE WEST LINE OF LANDS NOW OR FORMERLY OF TONY GIVENS; THENCE N 02 DEGREES 31`31 E, ALONG SAID LINE, 316.79 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD VOLUME 65, PAGE 617; THENCE S 86 DEGREE 57`30 W, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LANDS 126.55 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S 86 DEGREES 57`30 W, ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, 128.26 FEET; THENCE N 02 DEGREES 31`31 E, AND PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD VOLUME 65, PAGE 617 A DISTANCE OF 99.46 FEET; THENCE N 87 DEGREES 50` 52 E, 123.79 FEET; THENCE S 00 DEGREE 00`00 W, 97.20 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. Date: February 20, 2018. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Julie B Combs Deputy Clerk of the Court Tromberg Law Group, P.A. 1515 South Federal Highway, Suite 100 Boca Raton, FL 33432 3/1-3/8c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 02-2017-CP-57 In Re: The Estate of JAMES VIRGIL COLLIER, Deceased. _________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JAMES VIRGIL COLLIER, deceased, whose date of death was October 19, 2017 and whose Social Security Number is xxx-xx-8049, is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 339 East Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL 32063. The names and addresses 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 on whom a copy of this notice is required to be 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 FO THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 1, 2018. Attorney for Estate: Hugh D. Fish, Jr. Florida Bar No. 0242861 P.O. Box 531 Macclenny, FL 32063 (904) 259-6606 3/1-3/8c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.:02-2015-CP-0008CPAXMX In Re: The Estate of LARRY CROW, Deceased. _________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Administration of the estate of LARRY CROW, deceased, whose date of death was November 24, 2014 and whose social security number is XXX-XX-8073, is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063. The names and addresses 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 the estate of the decedent on whom a copy of this notice is required to be 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 decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED The date of first publication of this Notice is March 1, 2018. Personal Representative: Charles Crow, Sr. 83 Green Elm Way Carrollton, Georgia 30116 Attorney for Personal Representative: Dale G. Westling, Sr. Florida Bar No.: 203262 331 East Union Street Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 356-2341 3/1-3/8c A, R&R, Inc. 11837 N SR 121 Macclenny, FL 32063 The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on March 16, 2018 at 10:00 am at A, R&R, Inc. 11837 N SR 121, Macclenny, FL 32063: 1994 Chevy Van VIN# 1GBDM19Z3RB236953 3/1c LEGAL NOTICES Stay informed. Subscribe.T B C P 259-2400 Get $5 Oyour new or renewed out-of-county subscription Save over 50%weekly newsstand price or get $2 O + 6 months FREE access to the online editionfor in-county subscribers


Page 12 T B C P ursday, March 1, 2018JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comNancy Mayo has been through some tough times in recent years. Her husband fell victim to cancer in 2009 at age 59. The Glen St. Mary resident had a stroke the following year. A few years later Ms. Mayo was the victim of violent domestic abuse at the hands of an rhage, neck and spinal damage and a pinched nerve. She still wears a back brace to get around the house. There has been one constant, beyond her children, through it all a small black, brown and now graying dog named Tattoo. The 15-year-old Chihuahua has been by her on for neighbors as a puppy. I was like a godmother, recalled Ms. Mayo last week from her back deck as Tattoo and her younger Chihuahua-mix Honey sat nearby. When the military family next door moved out two or three years ago, Ms. Mayo is fuzzowner through a Facebook message. During her husbands cancer treatment, Tattoo was very important to the couple, bringing comfort turning a painful time. God he loved Tattoo and Tattoo loved him. That was such a comfort to him, said Ms. Mayo, adding that she would often cook for her late husband, whatever he wanted, so she was reluctant to leave him alone. But hed say, Its OK to leave me alone. Im not alone. Ive got Tattoo, she said. Tattoo has been facing his own health problems in recent months. oped bronchitis, which made breathing difretired from a Jacksonville denture compa ny. She has three dogs in all, one cat, chickens and geese. Then had a bout with heart worms, and due to his advanced age and a heart murmur, a specialized treatment was required. After Irma, all my pets got sick. Me and my son, too, Ms. Mayo said. A lot of people were sick. I dont know but I think Irma brought up a bunch of asbestos and dust and mold ... But thanks to medication and regular check-ups by Macclenny veterinarian Joe Harrison in recent months, Tattoo recovered in January, which makes Ms. Mayo very happy. I was elated, I was elated. Im on Face book telling April, the lady who gave him to me, all about it, she remembered. Shes proud Tattoo can still maneuver down the deck stairs to the ground below to relieve himself. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Nancy Mayo holds Tattoo.Nancy, Tattoo bonded as support coupleUnion to host yard sale Sat.The Baker County Educational Support Professional Union (non-instructional) will hold its second annual yard sale this Saturday, March 3 from 8 a.m.2 p.m. The location is 544 Baker Bus Dr. in Macclenny. Proceeds go toward student scholarships; last year, the union awarded two of them. Come buy and support our great students. Keller Intermediate School will host the Bak er County Historical Societys next Fireside Chat with George Peterson, an original faculty member of the school when it opened as an all-black high school in 1956. The chat will take place on March 1 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. The Fireside Chats are a journey into unscripted and intimate view of their life through the oral tradition of storytelling, according to the historical society in a recent email. The aim is to enlist their memories and expe riences of a by-gone era of Baker County. These Fireside Chats tunity to come together as a community, young and old alike, to take in these oral heirlooms, the email said. For more information the Baker County Historical Societys Facebook page or by calling (904) 738-6622. Seating is limited. Photo courtesy of Ashton NormanFFA teams 5th, 3rd at landscaping contestThe middle school FFA team and the high schools team placed fth and third, respectively, at the State Nursery and Landscaping Contest was held at UF Mid-Florida Research Center in Apopka on February 23. The contest consists of identifying plants, pest and tools related to the nursery and landscaping industry, a customer assistance practicum, landscape estimating, plant/soil water relationships and equipment safety/maintenance. They did a great job at the contest and I am proud of their hard work and dedication, said Ashton Norman, who leads the middle school FFA. The middle school competed against a dozen other Florida FFA teams while the high school group faced o against 26 teams. The BCHS teams Jackie Donker placed fourth out of 97 students for high individual honors. Her teammates were Samantha Ortiz, Kirsten Starling and Abby Harvey. The middle school team consisted of Chase Smith, Barbaralyn Lauramore, Chloe Baldwyn and Chase Tyson. Fireside chat at Keller on March 1JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comThe presence of a former BCHS Wildcat basketball star helped his collegiate team turn around its seaschedule. On the baseball Cats are making an impact for their collegiate teams. Junior guard Charles Ruise Jr.s Central State Marauders ended their regular season on a seven-game winning streak, and won eight out of nine games since Ruise joined the roster in late January. He scored a team-high 26 points on February 21, leading the Marauders (14-14, 11-8) to a 101-99 win at Salem Inter lar season game. He also had seven rebounds and a steal in the programs fourth sin Ruise averaged 14.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in the regular season. Sophomore guard Deli cia Washingtons Lady Gators ended the season with another loss to a ranked opponent, falling 63-43 to 19thranked Georgia on February 25. Washington had eight points and eight rebounds with an assist and a steal in Floridas eighth loss in its previous nine games, and all the defeats have come against ranked teams. The Florida Lady Gators were without Washington on February 22 in their 7042 home loss to No. 15 Tennessee. She ended the regular season averaging 10.5 points and 8.7 rebounds and a team-high 3.6 assists per game. Baseball/softball NAIAs No. 15 Middle Georgia State Knights have won six straight games to improve to 14-4 overall, including a three-game home sweep against Milligan over the weekend. Senior pitcher Jared Crews threw four perfect innings with six strikeouts and Flores batted 3 for 6 with a double and three runs, helping the Knights roll 14-8 over Milligan on February 24 in header. The program also won 6-2 in the second game. Flores had a hit and two RBIs on February 23, and Middle Georgia State won the opening game of the series 15-3. Junior pitcher Zach Rafuses South Carolina Aiken Pacers swept Francis Marion in their opening Peach Belt Conference series, improving to 9-4 overall and 3-0 in the conference. He pitched ball on February 23, and a Pacers to the 7-5 victory. He threw seven strikeouts and allowed four hits and two walks. two games of the series 4-1 on February 24 and 8-6 the following day. The Tallahassee Community College Lady Eagles, featuring sophomores Callie Paine and Brandie Callaway, were swept by the College of Central Florida during a doubleheader on February 24. The ladies were on the wrong side of a 13-0 no-hitway batted 2 for 3 and scored a run in the second game, but the Lady Eagles (7-10) fell 10-3. The program also split a pair of doubleheaders during the week against South Geor gia State and at St. Johns River State College. Paine hit of the season, on February 22 as TCC topped St. Johns River State College 6-5 in eight innings in the second game. Callaway went 1 for 3 in the teams 8-0 loss earlier in the day. Paine improved her pitching record to 3-1 on the season on February 20 as she helped the Lady Eagles outlast South Georgia State 9-8. She threw two strikeouts with one hit and one walk in 1.2 innings. Callaway combined to bat 1 for 6 in the doubleheader, and TCC lost the opener 2-1. Junior Landon Boyettes Thomas NightHawks were swept in a three-game series against Southeastern Fire, the NAIAs fourth-ranked team. He combined to bat 3 for 9 and was hit by three pitches during the series held on February 23 and 24. Thomas dropped 8-11 overall and 2-7 in the Sun Conference with its 9-2, 18-1 and 8-5 losses. The team split a doubleheader on February 20 against visiting Brewton-Parker. He went a combined 1 for 8 with a run scored between the two games as Thomas (8-8) lost the first game 7-4 and rewin in the ninth inning. Senior catcher Kylie Holtons Morehead State Lady Eagles split their four games in the Bobby Bai ley Memorial Tournament, held February 23 and 24 in Kennessaw, Ga. Holton received plate appearances in Morehead States two losses, combining to bat 1 for 6 with a run scored as her team fell 6-5 to Florida A&M on the opening day and 4-0 to Kennessaw State on the second day. Morehead State (8-4) also beat FAMU 4-2 to open the tournament and Rutgers 6-0 in its third game. Freshman pitcher Landen Nevill didnt re cord an out in his appearance on February 18 in his South Georgia State Hawks a doubleheader at St. Johns River Community College. He allowed one hit, two earned runs and three walks. Sophomore pitcher Dylan Hall received limited work for the FSCJ BlueWave (10-9), who lost two of three games against visiting South Carolina Sumter. He threw 1.1 innings with a strikeout and a hit allowed as FSCJ dropped the second game of a doubleheader 8-6 in 11 innings on February 24. FSCJ also pitched 2/3 of an inning on February 23 with a strike out and a walk on February 23 in the BlueWaves 5-2 loss. Freshman Madison Kennedys Florida State Lady Seminoles won three of four games in the Easton Bama Bash, held February 23 and 24 in Tuscaloosa. Ninth-ranked FSU topped Northern Illinois 9-3 to open the tournament before falling 3-0 to No. 10 Alabama in the second game. The Lady Seminoles (12-4) rebounded with a 3-1 win over Alabama to start the second day before shutting out Georgia State 8-0 to end the tournament.Central State continues to roll with Ruise Jr.FORMER CATS UPDATE SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE!!!Get it delivered to your mailbox or subscribe onlineCall today for info259-2400T B C P


ursday, March 1, 2018 T B C P Page 13JON SHUMAKEA Sanderson woman with a local warrant was arrested the afternoon of February 22 for petty theft after she was caught attempting to shoplift $50.92 worth of items from Walmart. Store security told police Lisa Hilliard, 27, selected several items and placed them inside her purse. She proceeded to checkout and paid for $31 worth of food items but did not pay for any of the items in her purse, said Deputy Jacob Satterwhite. Ms. Hilliard also failed to pay for a paint can in self-checkout and attempted to exit the store before stopped by security. She told Deputy Satterwhite she only had a certain amount of money on her debit card and she decided to take the other items, which included tangle spray, bronze plates and a marker. In another shoplifting incident at Walmart, a Macclenny woman turned heron February 26 after be ing caught stealing $27.96 worth of items and provid ing police with false infor The woman, later idenielle Farrell, initially gave both store security and police a fake name during the incident, which occurred about midday on February 21. Security told Deputy John Taylor the suspect concealed items at the self-checkout line and proceeded past all points of sale. Deputy Taylor followed her to her vehicle after she was released from the store. Ms. Farrell produced a drivers license to identify herself and gave the deputy a social security number. The deputy learned she gave false information after she left the scene when the name didnt match the social security number. Deputy Taylor also learned that Ms. Farrell had used her sisters name and drivers license, according to the officers report. He associated name through the sheriff offices master name index, and then possearching her drivers license number. A criminal she turned herself in. A Macclenny couple stopped in a stolen car on Valentines Day near Baxter has been charged also with burglary and grand theft of a dryer from an unoccupied residence on January 31. san driven by Carol Parker, 27, as the one she and passenger Dustin Crews, 27, were in when they took the appliance from the home of Jasmina and Cornel Jurovschi on Cedar Creek Farms Road that day. A neighbor who had seen the car in the neighborhood ear lier spotted it leaving again the day of the theft with the dryer strapped to the top. According to Deputy John Murphy, it ended up at the residence of Ms. Parkers father south of Macclenny. Based on the license plate reported by the neighbor, police traced the Nissan back to its Jacksonville owner, who claimed it had been at a repair shop there since before Christmas. The shop is owned by suspect Crews father, and the vehicle owner said Dustin Crews had stolen from him before. Deputy Murphy had earlier established that a rear door was pried open to gain access to the dryer. A nearby washer was left intact. More recently, three juvenile males ages 11 and 13 were charged with entering seven unlocked vehicles in a neighduring the early morning hours of February 25. Sgt. Chris Walker used a shoe print match to approach the home of two of the suspects grandfather on Wildcat Alley nearby the residences of the victims on Smooth Bore and Odis Yarborough roads. The boys admitted under questioning to the burglaries and told Deputy Walker where he could The youths then produced items taken from the cars and with credit cards and cash. Kenneth Lee, Vicki Padgett, Virgil Penrod and Cadd Scar borough, who reported an attempted breaking of a shed. Photo courtesy of Traci WheelerR.O.A.R. middle schoolers for FebruaryCongratulations to the following Baker County Middle School students who were selected by their teachers as the R.O.A.R. students for the month for February. These students consistently model the expectations of Respect, Organization, Attitude and Responsibility (ROAR). They were treated to a pizza lunch last week. The group consisted of eighth graders Brooklyn Canaday, Cameron Johnson, Jamil Jones, Savannah Larson, Hayden Stearns, Doc Theophile and Shawnaisha Thomas; seventh graders Kayla Allen, Eli Bowen, Gracie Brown, Sam Fitzgerald, Joseph Walker, Ty Walker and Ryan Webb; and sixth graders Kassidee Boyette, Molly Lamb, Erin Lawson, Malayna Loadholtz, Gabe McDonald, Laci Nipper, Miles Romines and Javen Thomas. Not all students were present for the photo above. Added charge for dryer theWoman sought on a warrant arrested for Walmart theJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comThe BCHS Wildcat weightlifters have their eyes set on capturing the programs seventh state championship since 2008. Those visions were validated February 21 in the Fleming Island Invitational against some of the states top programs. Baker County won the 11-team in history in dominant fashion with 52 points. The Cats won four weight classes to out-power Bartram Trail (31 points) and Fleming Island (26 points), both of last year. The invitational gave the team a gauge of how it matched up against other top programs, including 2017 Class 2A runner-up Columbia and Keystone year. Baker County also out-pointed two fellow District 6-1A teams Or ange Park and Clay and Region 3-1A the state in 2017. Were a good weightlifting team. Its not being cocky. Its not being big-headed. Its just recognizing and being a realist of where we are, head coach Scott McDonald said. Now its up to us to continue to embark on the endeavor of winning the state championship. We know we have a chance now. Theres tangible evidence we have a chance now. lifters topped their classes by at least 30 posted the highest total at the meet, Heavyweight Cooper Hodges over press by posting the heaviest clean and jerk at the invitational, which gave him the 10-pound edge over Bradfords Ja cob Alverey. Tyler Burnsed scored with a fourth-place showing, finishing 10 pounds behind third-place lifter Jordan Luke of Bradford. Defending state champion Dalton each easily won their divisions. Simons 85-pound margin of victory in the 169 class was the largest of the meet. William Bloodsaw, who had the third-best bench press in the class, took behind the second-place weight of Bradfords Zion Barber. he still managed to top the 238 class by 50 pounds. His bench press was the divisions best by 45 pounds and he tied for the best clean and jerk in the class. Dialo out-muscled second-place lifter Brandon Spivey by 15 pounds in both the bench press and clean and jerk to win the 139 by 30 pounds. Both Carson Padgett in the 119 and Josh Dialo in the 129 were in the lead entering the final clean and jerk attempt, but they were forced to settle for second place after opponents hit per sonal record lifts on their last try. tied Padgetts total, but Ali was given the edge based on body weight. Bartram Trails Joey Governera topped Josh Dialos best clean and jerk by 20 pounds, pounds. You cant be upset about that. Thats what competitions about, coach McDonald said. You got to shake that mans hand and go back to work and next time you meet him try to beat him. 129, coming in 20 pounds back of third place. Brandon Combs claimed fourth place behind Orange Parks David Araujo. Combs was unable to hit his third clean and jerk attempt, which would have givclass, beating out sixth-place by 30 pounds. Ben Anderson scored in the 219 with a sixth-place outing, and his total was Sam Snyder, who just missed out on The Cats competed in the 19-team Suwanee Invitational on February 26 tion. Check next weeks newspaper for results. The District 6-1A meet is scheduled for March 10 at Clay, and Baker County will host the Region 3-1A meet on March 24. Coach McDonald said on February 23 he hoped the lifters would be consistent and technically sound in their lifts to close the regular season. Youre not going to 20 pounds in four days. Youre not going to do that, he said. But you can get better con trolling that weight technically and doing the lift correctly. Weightliers top invitationalTeam wins four classes in the meetJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comAbout 40 youths showed February 25 for the BC Legacy Elite during the new AAU basketball programs player evaluations at Glen Baptist Church.It looked promising to us. Were ready to get started now, said Marcel Thomas, a BCHS alum who is among the creators of the new program. ... Were about to put teams together and call parents and moving forward with the next step. The program plans to quickly move ahead with building teams and starting practice. Teams could begin practicing next week, Thomas said, and each squad will likely hold sessions several days a week. With AAU season already underway, he hopes the BC Legacy Elite will be able to enter a tournament within the next month. Many of the older players are comson and should be in game shape, Thomas said, which just leaves implementing the philosophies in preparation of playing. Spots are still available for anyone who is interested in playing for the program but missed player evalua tions. For more information, contact Thomas at (904) 901-6001 or Bo Clayton at (904) 838-8461. Were just excited to bring some positivity and development to Baker County, Thomas said. Purchase these photos at Jaquise Coleman during a dribbling drill.Trenton ArmstrongNew AAU program holds evaluations WANT TO LEARN CPR AND FIRST AID?The Baker County Health Department holds classes monthly.Call 259-6291 ext 5269


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ursday, March 1, 2018 T B C P Page 15JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comOne week after capturing the District 3-1A championship, BCHS Wildcat wrestler Jordan Johnson punched his ticket to the state tournament. ond out of 14 wrestlers in the 132-pound division at the Region 1-1A tournament, earning him a spot in the Class 1A Florida High School Wrestling State Championships scheduled for March 2 and 3 in Kissimmee. He posted a 3-1 record at the regional tournament, held February 23 and 24 at Bolles, and picked up two pins and a decision victory match. Johnson had fallen to Damien Stayer by a com bined three points in each of the previous two region al meets, including an 8-6 overtime loss last year. Those losses motivated him to overcome Stayer this year, he said, but the rival graduated in 2017. put into the season fueled him to the state tournament. I mean it wouldnt have mattered anyway because I feel like I put in work and would have been able to beat him, said the three-time re mainly my motivation to beat him. I really wanted just to make it further in this sport. Make it past regionals and make it to state. Johnson had two firstround pins on the tournaments opening day, topping Godbys Nigel Brown in 1:50 and 1:59 over Mariannas Trenton Faust. but a late reversal gave him a 6-4 decision victory over Florida Highs Nic Timmons and sent the Wildcat to the championship match. Coach Hank Farmer said Johnson controlled the majority of pended a lot of energy and allowed Timmons to stick around. He was picking him up, slamming him back to the ground. It took a lot of energy out of him, coach Farmer said. ... That was the most tired Ive ever seen him. Johnson had about twoand-a-half hours to recov er before the champion ship match against Bishop Kennys Garrett Tirado. The Bishop Kenny wrestler earned an 11-1 major decision, but Johnson said he was proud to advance to the state tournament. It feels really good, he said. Ive been working for a long time to try and get there. But hes not just content with making it to the Class 1A tournament. He wants to state. I expect to get a medal. Thats what Im hoping, Johnson said. Thats the ultimate goal is to go in there and place and do well. Coach Farmer said as long as Johnson competes as hard as he can he wont have any regrets regardless of the outcome. Just make sure he goes out there 100 percent every match, coach Farmer said. If you give it 100 percent every time youre on that mat of the day because you know you left it all there. Dicks finishes just shy of state tournament In addition to Johnson, wrestlers qualify for the Region 1-1A tournament, one of whom came one match away from advancing to the state level. District 3-1A champion for the state tournament in the 220-pound class, but a pair of close losses in the semifinals and consolation semifinals dashed his dreams. After a bye and a 5:06 pin victory over Arnolds Casey Peppers, Dicks was one match away from competing for a regional title. He fought hard against eventual regional champion Mason Yost of Bolles, but ultimately fell in a 7-5 double-overtime decision. The loss put him in the consolation finals, nick named the blood round due to its high stakes: Win and move on, lose and the Dicks faced off against Wakullas Clayton Bussey, who entered the match following a double bye after falling in a 4-3 overtime decision in the second round. Bussey outlasted Dicks 8-7, ending Dicks season one match shy of qualifying for state. Tyler Barnett, a 2017 state qualifier, and Devon Cole both won their opening matches before losing their next two. Cole, in the 138 class, beat Mosleys Logan Gall in a close 10-9 decision to open the tournament, but fell via pin to Floridas Maxwell Metcalf in 1:26 and in 3:27 to Marquez Chavez of Bolles. Barnett recorded a 16-2 major decision victory over Deane Bozeman Schools Caleb Ward before two hardfought loss. He was pinned in the second round at 2:57 by Bradfords Jesse Burch before getting eliminated in a 12-10 decision by Bishop Snyders Pedro Velez. Jag Knabb in the 145 and Josh Ossmann in the 195 both went 0-2. Everybody, they left it all on the mat, and thats what made me proud, coach Farmer said. 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The types of activities that CDBG funds may be used for include construct ing stormwater ponds, paving roads and sidewalks, installing sewer and wa ter lines, building a community center or park, making improvements to a sewage treatment plant, and rehabilitating low-income homes. Additional information regarding the range of activities that could be funded will be provided at the public hearing. In developing a CDBG application, the Town of Baldwin must plan to min imize displacement of persons as a result of the activities. In addition, the Town of Baldwin is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons. A public hearing to obtain citizen comment concerning the Towns economic and community development needs will be held at BaldwinTown Hall, 10 Highway 90, Baldwin, FL 32234, on March 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. For infor mation concerning the public hearing, contact Misty Sloan at (904) 266-5030, The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible loca tion. 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Page 16 T B C P ursday, March 1, 2018JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comThe BCHS Wildcat tennis program won 13 out of 14 matches against West Nassau on February 27 as the team rolled past the War riors for the second time this season. The boys team topped West Nassau 7-0 while the Lady Cats won 6-1. The top seeds on both sides cruised to lopsided wins in singles action, but Baker Countys lower seed winners battled Both No. 5 seeds Parkrecord wins in the tiebreaker. Ferry, who recovered from falling behind 5-2, had to bounce back from an other deep hole in the tie breaker. West Nassau took a 5-0 lead in the extra period, which is determined by to reach seven points and lead by at least two. Ferry rallied to tie the score at 6-all, but the two traded points to 10-10. Ferry went up 11-10 on an ace, and then sealed the boys perfect day after West Nassaus return landed out. ulation, but forced the tiebreaker after winning her eighth set. She and her opponent traded points through much of the tiebreaker, but she pulled ahead 7-6 when the West Nassau player doucaptured the win when her opponent was unable to re turn her rally, which gave her the match-winning 8-6 advantage. But outside of those two matches, Baker County was mostly dominant through the remainder of the match es. In singles, Collin Ambrose and Jennifer Romano both won 8-0, while Brysen Dopson, Arlie Rhoden, Ky rie Holman and Michelle Dukeman were victorious 8-1. Jacob Smith also picked up a hard-fought 8-6 win in a back-andforth match. The doubles team of Rhoden and Smith blanked West Nassau 8-1. Both girls doubles teams No.1 seed Holman and Dukeman and No. 2 seed Shelby Nipper and Romano both won 8-1. Ambrose and Dopson, the top boys team, topped West Nassau 8-2. Baker County visits Suwannee on March 6 in a District 2-2A meet. 24 HOUR ACCESSTreadmills Climbers Bikes Rowers Precor selectorized machines EFX machines Free weights Zumba Toning Spin Supplements Personal training788 S. 6th St. | Macclenny | 904-397-0370 | Sta ed: M-F 8-8, Sat. 9-1 One Month FREEif you sign a one year agreement in March JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comA new season, another dominant start for the BCMS Lady Bobcats. The softball team has two no-hitters through its opening three games and allowed just one hit in the other contest as it has outscored its opponents 41-0. Pitchers Madison Lagle and Abby Courson combined for Baker Coun tys second no-hitter of the young season on February 23, and the team run-ruled hosting Lakeside 15-0 in strikeouts with a walk in three in nings, also batted 2 for 3 with a tworun triple in the fourth inning. inning, the Lady B-Cats gradually pulled away with three runs in the third and fourth frames and seven in also had a multi-hit game, including team the lead for good. Krista Crews and Kaylee Rodgers both had a hit and two RBIs. Courson threw two innings with a strikeout and a walk. Baker County rolled through its season-opening doubleheader on February 19 at Lakeside, blanking Lake City 11-0 after mercy-ruling Trinity 15-0 in a no-hitter to begin the season. Lagle and Gracie Norman combined for eight strikeouts as the Lady B-Cats blew out Trinity in four innings. to-back home runs in the bottom including the two-run homer to left The ladies took advantage of nine Trinity errors in the game. The team second inning, which quickly turned the season debut into a blowout. The Lady Cats scored 10 runs Lake City in the second game of the doubleheader, pulling away late to complete the perfect opening day. Lagle threw the complete game one-hitter with 17 strikeouts, and kept Lake City at bay as Baker County struggled to push across runs until Emilee McCabe batted 3 for 5 with an RBI single, which sparked the teams six-run sixth inning that put the game out of reach. Kennedy also went 3 for 5 and drove in runs in both the sixth and day at the plate, batting 3 for 3 with an RBI, and Kaylee Rodgers had two hits and an RBI. Emily Myers, who stole home in the sixth inning, gave Baker County a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth ining error on a bunt, which allowed Emaleigh Raulerson to score. The middle school program was scheduled to visit Orange Park on February 27. The teams are set to visit Lake City on March 1 before traveling to Lake Asbury on March 6. B-Cats alternate wins and losses The BCMS Bobcat baseball team has alternated wins and lossmost recently fell to Trinity in its home debut after pulling away late to top Lakeside. Baker County (2-2) twice battled February 26, but Trinity scored eight vail with a 16-9 win. The B-Cats fell behind 3-0 and 8-3, but were able to recover to tie the game with big innings both times. The team scored three runs in the fourth to get back into the game. But the teams pitching struggled with control all game, and it helped Trinity build a cushion in the closing innings. Baker Countys pitchers combined for 10 walks, four hit batters and three wild pitches. Five of Trinitys runs came from players who reached on walks, and two crossed home on wild pitches. We put ourselves in a hole. Came ally throw strikes, head coach Kyle Davis said. When we started throwing strikes they just hit it better than us today. Trailing 11-8 in the bottom of the sixth inning, the B-Cats loaded the bases with no outs with a prime opportunity to steal momentum. The team only scored one run on Tyce Moores RBI single, and the squads best chance to stay in the game disappeared. We could have really swung the momentum there but we never really did, coach Davis said. Brady Chauncey and Moore both had multi-hit games with two RBIs, and Ethan Wilford also drove in two runs. Jamil Jones also helped turn a fore getting the force out at second with Chauncey. A pair of Lakeside sixth-inning mistakes helped the B-Cats extend their lead on February 23 in its 7-4 victory. three runs, including reaching home also reached safely in the sixth inning on an error when he bunted, which scored Jacob Miller and gave the team much-needed breathing room after Lakeside closed the gap to 5-4. nal run. helped the B-Cats take an early advantage and hold off any answers Lakeside had. Jase Knabb, who had a fourth-inning RBI ground out, inning that made it a 2-0 game. Lakeside cut the score to 2-1 in the bottom of the third inning, and then pulled close again after Baker County had seemingly taken control with a 5-1 advantage. Lakeside scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth and to pull within one run before Baker County padded its lead. Pitchers Chauncey and Dakota Dicks both threw three innings, allowing a combined six hits and two earned runs with three strikeouts. Purchase this photo at Photo by Jon ShumakeEthan Wilford reaches out for the picko attempt against Trinity. PHOTO BY DEBBIE PELH A M Taylor Mann rounds the base against Lake City.Lady B-Cats: Two no-hitters already Cats crush Warriors for second time this seasonPurchase these photos at Brysen Dopson hits the forehand to return the rally.Kyrie Holman hits the backhand. PRESS CLASSIFIEDS$7.00for 20 wordsDeadline Monday at 5:00 THE BAKER COUNT Y PRESS


ursday, March 1, 2018 T B C P Page 17JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comPitchers Jordan Vanvactor and Joel Satterwhite combined to throw a two-hit shutout on February 27, and the BCHS Wildcat baseball this season 2-0 over visiting Clay. Vanvactor, the starting pitcher, threw two strikeouts over four innings of work to record the win. Satterwhite earned the save with three innings on the mound, and limited the Blue Dev ground outs. Baker County, which has been inconsistent at the plate through the early portion of the season, also managed only two hits. But the Cats (1-3) turned those hits fourth-inning singles by Clayt Smith and Cason Milton into the only runs they needed. Disaster nearly struck, however, after the team loaded the bases with one out in the inning. Catcher Wade Johnson nearly hit into an inning-ending 6-4-3 double play, but Clay second baseman Zach Morris made The ball rolled against the out, which allowed Smith and Travis Neal to score the game-changing runs. Both teams had scoring opportunities in the early innings despite hits being hard to come by. Clay stranded runners at second base in both the left a runner at third base to end the top of the fourth inning. Baker County left two runners in scoring poafter Vanvactor and Hunter reaching on an error and by getting hit by a pitch. The Cats remain at home against Ridgeview on March 2 and host Stanton on March 5. The team is then scheduled to travel to Oakleaf on March 6. Cats winless in Georgia trip The Cats lost games on back-to-back days to Georgia teams during which Baker County was forced to play catch-up after falling behind. Pike County scored nine runs in the top of the seventh inning on February 24, turning a close game into a 15-4 hit batters in the inning, and came with the bases loaded to give Pike County free runs. The disastrous inning came one frame after the Cats scored four runs to put a dent into Pike Countys 6-0 lead. Baker County scored on two walks, a single by Colby Kennedy and a sacriwithin two runs. The Cats clawed back into the game after struggling at the plate through much of the contest. The Pirates retired 15 of the 17 Baker County batters through the tor recorded the teams only hit until the sixth inning with a third-inning single. Pike County pulled ahead early with a four-run first inning and scattered sinsixth innings. Baker County lost in a close game that played out in similar fashion the previous night. The Cats clawed back to tie the game at 5-all after falling behind 5-0, but Lowndes scored one run in the bottom of the sixth inning to escape with a 6-5 victory. Austin Rose hit the goahead RBI double to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning, and Palmer Henderson retired the Cats in order in the top of the seventh to seal the win. Lowndes took the lead with a four-run third inning, and then added another run in the following frame. The Cats once again ing Lowndes the opening to build the comfortable lead. The Vikings retired 11 straight Baker County hitthrough with a three-run two-out rally in the top of the Noblitt, who hit the game-tying RBI single in the sixth inning, was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to get the team on the board. Neal and Smith both hit run-scoring singles in dy scored on an error in the sixth inning to pull the Cats back into the game. Neal batted 2 for 4 and was the only Baker County player with multiple hits. JV baseball tops Stanton The BCHS JV Wildcat baseball team improved to 2-0 on the young season with a 5-2 win at Stanton on February 22. Cason Milton hit an RBI inning to give the JV Cats an early lead. The team cruised from there, head coach Brad Stone said, behind four solid innings from Mason Davis on the mound. It was just pretty much a 888.248.LION (5466)*Annual Percentage Yield (APY) of 1.00% for six months, 1.40% for 12 months, and 1.60% for 18 months is accurate as of 2/06/2018 and is subject to change at any time. Minimum balance to open limited time. Penalty may be imposed for early withdrawal. No public funds or managed funds are eligible. The CD must be opened with new money or monies not held at Fidelity Bank. **Minimum opening deposit for checking account is $50. Fees subject to change. 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Desi Congave the Lady Conquerors the lead they never relinquished. Marissa Rhoden scored Baker Countys only run in the second inning when Taylor Kiki Carter doubled in her only at bat in the seventh inning, and McGovern and Catlin Harvin also had base hits. The Lady Cats were scheduled to travel to Hilliard on February 27. The team is set road run on March 2 at West Nassau before making its home debut on March 5 against Paxon. JV Lady Cats rally falls short The JV Lady Cats nearly overcame a fourbut on February 21, but their three-run ral ly fell just short in a 7-6 loss against visiting Oakleaf. Oakleaf broke a 3-all tie with a four-run error. Baker County surged back in the bottom Gipson plated Taylor Crews, who wears No. 4, with an RBI single up the middle. Taylor scored on Kennady Godwins ground out, and Karli Johnsons RBI single scored Gipson to cut the lead to one run with two outs. But Oakleafs pitcher ended the rally with a strikeout to end the game. No. 41 Taylor Crews hit a two-run double inning to tie the game at 3-all and set up the Emily Lee pitches in the JV game against Oakleaf.Lady Cats 1-0 in districtJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comMacclenny swimmer Braeden Knight finished in the top 10 in four individual events in the 2018 Florida Swimming Spring Senior Championships, held February 22 to 25 in Orlando. He led Episcopal AmberJax with 62 points, and ish 13th out of 64 programs with 379.5 points. in the Boys 15-16 200-yard time of 1 minute, 51.56 seconds, which was a -.67 improvement over his previous best time. He also shaved a little more than place time in the divisions place time in the 50 fly (23.37). He also took seventh in the 500 freestyle with a time of 21.93. Four of the five relay teams Knight competed the respective events and improved their times by at least two seconds. The Boys 400 medley relay posted the best showing of his relay teams, coming in 12th with a time of 3:33.22. The 200 medley relay finished 15th (1:38.48) and the 400 free style took 16th (3:14.81). Knight was also a member of the 19th-place Boys 200 freestyle relay, which clocked in a time of 1:29.67.Four top 10s at Senior Champs CHECK IT OUT...


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