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The Baker County press

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Title:
The Baker County press
Uniform Title:
Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
Place of Publication:
Macclenny, FL
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Baker County Press, Inc., James C. McGauley- Publisher
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January 6, 2005
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2005
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English

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Newspapers -- Macclenny (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Baker County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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newspaper ( marcgt )
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United States -- Florida -- Baker -- Macclenny
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30.281318 x -82.12221

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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Cf. Gregory, W. Amer. newspapers, 1937.:
Began Apr. 12, 1929.
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Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
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Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

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COVERING BAKER COUNTY SINCE 1929 904.259.2400 | bakercountypress.com What source of news do you trust the most?33% None of the above 30% Local TV news 15% National news 11% Locals newspaperAlleged school shooting threatPage 3 Mayoral memoryPage 3 AT AGLANCE THINGS TO DO MORE INSIDE MARCH 8BCHS Lady Wildcat softball vs Atlantic Coast6:30 p.m. Baker County High SchoolMARCH 9BCHS Wildcat baseball vs Fort White4 p.m. Baker County High School The BCHS Wildcat baseball team hosts Fort White. The JV team plays at 4 p.m. and the varsity game follows at 7 p.m.MARCH 10Baker County Little League opening day9 a.m. Knabb Sports Complex 490 North Boulevard Macclenny, FL 32063 Baker County Little League celebrates its 50th year with an opening day ceremony.Nature photography workshop8 a.m. 4 p.m. Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Award-winning and widely published nature photographer, John Reed, will conduct a Spring Nature Photography Workshop at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. March MORE ON PAGE 3 4 straight wins for Cats See page 14George Peterson chat See page 9 JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comBCHS junior Cheyenne Brown se lected a two-piece, baby blue prom dress hanging on the rack and tried it on. The bright color caught her eye because she thought it would look great against her darker skin tone. ditions, she danced in it for a bit and was sold on the dress. The best part it didnt cost her a penny. Ms. Brown walked out of the high school cafeteria the afternoon of March 1 with the gown in hand and no less money in her pocket thanks to the generous donations from First Baptist Church of Macclenny and high school teacher Stephanie Wheeler. Organized by the Baker Prevention Coalition, which has storage capacity for the more than 100 dresses, the prom dress giveaway last week, which included shoes and accessories, followed another bazaar at the Womans Club on February 25. In all the charity gave away 25 prom dresses during both days, said coalition executive director Lea Rhoden. Some of these are $500 dresses with the tags still on, she said in between lunch periods at the high school when students perused the inventory and tried on the gowns in the nearby restroom. Students Hannah Crawford and BCHS juniors Macy Combs (left) and Cheyenne Brown display their prom dress picks.Purchase these photos at www.bakercountypress.com Photos by Joel AddingtonBaker Prevention Coalitions (from right) executive director Lea Rhoden, board member Kaila Givens and coordinator Taryn Rackley at BCHS last week with more than 100 donated prom gowns.Playing prom for young ladiesFairy GodmotherSee page 2 The second of two defendants charged with serious felonies in the shooting death of a Margaretta man last June was sent to prison for 40 years on February 27 after entering a no contest plea to second-degree murder. Antonio LeeAntonio Lamar Lee, 33, of Margaretta had earlier indicated he would enter the plea for shooting Victor Givens Jr., 20, in the head during a fracas that began earlier the night of June 16 outside a Sanderson liquor store and moved several miles east to Margaretta. Mr. Givens, a former BCHS standout athlete, had reportedly moved into Mr. Lee, a convicted drug dealer who served two years in prison ending in 2007, pulled a gun brother Leonard Lee, 35, sonville. The elder brother was sentenced a week earlier to 42 months after entering a lesser plea to felony batfor kicking Mr. Woods in the head while he was on the ground. The blows re sulted in a serious injury. It was the first homicide in Baker County since 2009. In other sentencings by Circuit Judge James Colaw that day, Jared Fama, 26, of Glen St. Mary admitted to violating probation for multiple Jared Famaburglaries of vehicles in 2015 and will serve a 20-month prison term. Court records indicate the defendant violat ed terms of his probation by testing positive for the presence of marijuana, See page 440-year sentence for fatal shootingJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe Florida Department of Law Enforcement served a search warrant March 6 at the Southern States Nursery property where more than a month ago a Jacksonville man was fatally shot three times in the head. According to the family of the victim, 31-year-old Dominic Jerome Broadus II, his cell phone wasnt recovered from the scene of the February 3 shooting although his charger was. The heavily-redacted incident report released the week after the shooting by Gardner Kent Fraser, 29, to kill Mr. Broadus. His body was found outside the rear of a residence on the ground of the sprawling nursery property. The search Tuesday appeared to be focused on the pond at the property, according to live video shot by the News4Jax.com (WJXT) helicopter SKY4. A dive team from the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office was at the scene. WJXT reporter Vic Micolucci said by Mr. Frasers father, Ryan Fraser, a Gardner Gar Fraser was quesPHOTO BY WJX T /NE W S4JA X.COM S K Y 4 Aerial view of the search on Tuesday at a pond on the Southern States Nursery property.See page 2Nursery pond searched TuesdayNear where Broadus Jr. was killed

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Page 2 T B C P ursday, March 8, 2018 Womens Center of Jax24HOUR RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE :904.721.7273 spotlightonART Show o your artistic talent, whether its two or three dimensional. Submit a highresolution photo or copy of your art to reporter@bakercountypress.com. By Jessica Cohen By Desaraie Raulerson By Wyatt Forbes, 10. 888.248.LION (5466) LionBank.com*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 2/28/2018 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. Other fees, such current Schedule of Fees. $500 Minimum Deposit, up to $250,000 per CustomerFree Personal and Business Checking** CD Rate Specials 6 Month1.00%APY* 1.40%APY* 12 Month 1.60%APY* 18 Month tioned by police the day of the shooting but was not arrested or charged with any crime. tion over to the state agency to avoid any alleged shooters fathers connection to the two days after the incident. Mr. Broadus vehicle, his father Dominic Jerome Broadus Sr. said, was turned over to Higginbothams Towing-Recovery in Glen St. Mary. When Mr. Broadus Sr. picked up the vehicle after paying the more than $300 storage fee, he said there was no evidence it had been processed for evidence by law enforcement, like. The father, the victims mother, activists from Miami, Jacksonville and Washington, D.C. and local residents have expressed concern about the integrity of the investigation, initially at the scene by county deputies and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). tails about what may have happened the afternoon Mr. Broadus Jr. was shot and killed, citing the active ongoing investigation. Mr. Broadus Sr. said last week during a town hall meeting in Macclenny he was un cause the medical examiners autopsy report with the cause of death has been withheld from the family. They say the Fraser family, meanwhile, has deep roots in the community and theyre concerned the investigation may not lead to any charges against Gardner Fraser. The name of a third person listed on the mains a mystery to those outside the investigation or not involved in the incident itself. recently declined to comment on the reason for the redaction other than to say, Theres no there there, theres no conspiracy to it ... was not present during the shooting and thus should not have been listed on the report. FDLE did not provide a copy of the search warrant as of press time, despite receiving a request for it about noon Tuesday. warrant at the property that day, but he didnt know what the agency was looking for. The search early this week came a day afphone calls from local residents, activists and others demanding State Attorney William Cervone in Gainesville charge Gardner Fraser with the murder of Mr. Broadus Jr. According to the script for the calls, they also asked the state attorney to petition the FBIs public corruption division to investirelates to procurement of evidence and nepotism within the local department. Its very encouraging, Mr. Broadus Sr. said of the support. I know my son is smiling. Activist Bob Schlehuber of Washington, D.C., who helped organize the initial town hall meeting in Macclenny February 20 and the calls, said the concern about nepotism stems from the towing companys name, Hig ginbotham, matching that of a county deputy. He also said he received information anonymously that Gardner Fraser was employed at Northeast Florida State Hospital, but resigned after he was investigated for patient abuse. The Florida Department of Children and Families, which manages the state hospital, has not responded to multiple requests seekciplinary information from his time there. Mr. Broadus was also allegedly unem ployed at the time of the shooting after being Mr. Schlehuber said. Club, dubbed Say Yes to the Dress. It was nice to see girls helping each other and I think it made [the dress hunters] feel more comfort able, said Ms. Rhoden, who intends to repeat the giveaways next year. In addition to the prom dresses, the coalition is also sponsoring prom evenings for 14 lucky contest entrants and their dates. The nonprofit coalition aimed at combating substance abuse among local youth is donating the prom tickets, a drugand alcohol-free party bus and dinner at the Womans Club. out a brief survey online, which among other questions asked about what their ideal drug-free Friday night would entail. Some of the answers included hanging out with friends talking and laughing without any drama, dinner and a movie, trying on clothes with friends, and riding four-wheelers. Barbara Blackshear of Moonlight Blessings decorated the Womans Club for the Say Yes to the Dress event and Superior Cleaners ing and alteration services. Two moms cried, re called Ms. Rhoden. It made expect that. ... The kids were very thankful and appreciative. Photo by Joel AddingtonStudents hunt for prom dresses at BCHS on March 1.From page 1Prom: 25 dresses placedFrom page 1Search: JSO dive team rKEYBOARD CAT 8M+ YouTube Views Amazing stories start in shelters and rescues. Adopt today to start yours.

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ursday, March 8, 2018 T B C P Page 3 THINGS TO DOis a wonderful time to photograph at Okefenokee. Winter is on the wane and spring is just around the corner. Cool days with warm sun, and the biting insects arent yet out looking for their lunch says Reed. MARCH 12BCHS Wildcat baseball vs Palatka7 p.m. Baker County High SchoolMARCH 14BCHS JV Lady Wildcat softball vs West Nassau5:30 pm Baker County High SchoolMARCH 15BCMS Bobcat baseball vs Lake Butler4 p.m. Baker County High SchoolBCMS Lady Bobcat softball vs Lake Butler4 p.m. Baker County Middle SchoolBCHS Lady Wildcat softball vs Bolles5:30 p.m. Baker County High School The Lady Cats host Bolles in the District 3-5A clash.MARCH 16Community Expo12 p.m. 6 p.m. Heritage Park Village Lowder St., Macclenny Community Expo 2018 will be held on Friday, March 16 with live music, bounce house, games, prizes, photo booth, sno-cones, cotton candy and raes. Available for purchase: Walking Taco, drink & cookie-$4, $3 admission ticket includes bounce house, games and 3 tickets for popcorn, sno-cone & cotton candy. Free transportation for age 60+ & disabled. For more information call (904) 2599315. Amplied phone giveaway12 p.m.-6 p.m. Heritage Park Village Community Expo Visit the Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) booth at Heritage Park and see a display of amplied phone equipment available to qualied Florida residents. During the event, FTRI sta will distribute phones and provide training on them. Bring your Florida ID, your hearing aids and cell phone if you have them. FTRI oers a variety of amplied telephones to meet the need of persons with a mild, moderate, or severe hearing loss. Movie in the Park: Justice League6 p.m. 8 p.m. Heritage Park Village The Baker Prevention Coalition is sponsoring a free movie in the park March 16 to screen Justice League (2017) at Heritage Park. Gates open at 5 p.m. with the movie starting at 6 p.m. Woodlawn Kennels Quality Professional CarePrivate Spacious Indoor/Outdoor RunsComplete Bath, De-flea & Groom ......... $22-$27 Bath, De-flea & Nails Clip ............... $12-$17 Boarding (per actual day)..................... $5-$10 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 From page 1Longtime mayor honored with plaqueFormer Macclenny mayor Gary Dopson (left) shortly after the unveiling of a commemorative tribute the evening of February 26 to his more than 15 years in the top elective post. Joined by family and friends, Dr. Dopson and his brother Gerald Dopson (right), city manager for 43 years, were feted during the early evening ceremony hosted by current city manager Phil Rhoden and assistant city manager Mike Gris, along with other current employees. Mr. Rhoden noted during his remarks that the brothers were instrumental in key advances made in Macclenny during their tenures, notably an additional 23 miles of water and sewer lines, an expanded and now modernized re department with 14 current full-time employees and updated equipment, more than six miles of sidewalks and other projects to meet the needs of a growing population. During the Dopsons combined years of service, the city has seen seven mayors and 21 commissioners. Dr. Dopson, a retired physician, resigned as mayor for health reasons a year ago and his brother retired as manager in April, 2013, a position he held since June, 1970. Dr. Dopson was rst elected to the ve-member city commission in October, 1979. The plaque will be axed to the outer entrance to City Hall near a similar one honoring his brother. A Florida state trooper was hospitalized last week for of an intoxicated or high motorist he had stopped for erratic driving on Interstate 10 just east of Glen St. Mary. Sgt. K.M. Boatright said he drove up on a white van driven by Rodney Lewis, 57, of Hallendale, FL as it traveled slowly west in the passing lane, observing it swerve before speeding up to 85 mph be fore he pulled it over. The trooper noted the vans interior had a strong odor of marijuana, and that Mr. Lewis was not making any sense during initial questioning. He agreed poorly before attempting to strike Sgt. Boatright in the head with his elbow. ground, and both wrestled and fell as Mr. Lewis became very struggle then moved to inside the van and the trooper said he pinned Mr. Lewis between the driver and passenger seats while calling on his shoulder radio for help. Sgt. Patrick McGauley responded shortly after and said he saw only the troopers legs visible outside the open drivers side door. He released K-9 Monsoor into the passenger side and the dog grabbed hold of the suspects upper right arm and held it as the deputy pulled Mr. Lewis out of the vehicle using the K-9s harness. helped subdue the suspect, who continued to resist while beUF Health Jacksonville for treatment of the shoulder wound. Police cruisers from several agencies and both onand ing minutes responding the Trooper Boatrights frantic call for help. Rodney LewisState trooper injured in scue with driver on I-10A 13-year old male student at Baker County Middle School was named in a complaint on March 1 for threatening to shoot another the end of the school day. Campus deputy Michael Lagle went to the courtyard shortly after 3 p.m. to see assistant principal Steve Cannon escorting the accused away while he continued to yell. He also quoted two teachers as saying the student said, Im going to shoot this b---up. refusing to calm himself and pacing back and forth before he denied making the threat and claimed his family didnt own a gun. The charge is a third-degree felony. In other recent incidents, Jimmy Hudnall Jr., 30, of Glen St. Mary was arrested the eve ning of March 1 for allegedly striking his wife Dominique Daniels, 31, on the head with a metal cup and pushing her down a ramp to the ground. Ms. Daniels told Cpl. Marc Heath the accused was intoxicated and several times that into nearby woods near his residence on Sam lice K-9 shortly after. Deputy Morgan McDuffie arrested James Carpenter, 65, of Lake City and charged him with domestic battery on girl friend Shannon Johnson, 45, also of Lake City, the evening of March 1. ing and extremely intoxicated when she questioned her outside Burger King on South Sixth Street just before 9 p.m. She had bloodstains on her shirt and said she and Mr. Carpenter argued on Interstate 10 earlier after leaving a Lake City bar headed to Jackson ville. The accused was found walking aside U.S. 90 west of Sanderson with bloodstained clothing and a laceration to the hand. A crimson, who was treated at Fraser Hospital, for domestic battery as well. Jeremiah Jones, 35, was arrested the morning of February 28 for aggravated bat tery on his niece Kehara Reed, 28, who is eight months pregnant. Ms. Reed told Deputy Andrew Thames she was accosted and thrown to the ground in the yard of her uncles residence on Quail Lane, an allegation he denied. She had gone There was no information on the cause of the argument. plaint the evening of February 26 naming Joshua Teston, 30, of Macclenny as the person who punched Dustin Parker, 30, of Glen St. Mary in the nose during an argument Student faces felony count for alleged shooting threat www.bakercountypress.com

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Page 4 T B C P ursday, March 8, 2018For the past two months the BCHS drama depart ment has been preparing for one of its biggest shows in years. The Music Man is a classic musical with all the songs and spectacle youve come to expect from a BCHS Drama musical and runs March 15-18 and 2225. Its the story Harold Hill, a charming con man who comes to a small Iowa town to sell band instruments and uniforms. The only problem, Hill knows nothing about music and will skip town as soon as he has the money. However, he runs into a savvy librarian named Marian and against his will, he falls in love. The Music Man has great classic music like 76 Trom bones Marian the Librari an and the beautiful ballad Till There Was You. The the play numerous Tony Awards. Reserved tickets in the by calling 259-6286. General admission tickets will be on sale at the door. You dont want to miss this classic American musical. A Glen St. Mary man with an extensive arrest and conviction record dating back more than two decades is charged with the theft and sale of livestock belonging to his mother, who is living at a local nursing home. William (Clay) Davis, 47, allegedly paid calves, three cows and a bull to North Florida Livestock Market in William DavisLake City on February 7 and 14, said Detective David Mancini, who obtained records of the sale that totaled $3402. The animals belonged to Lou Davis, 72, who along with a daughter was interviewed a complaint with Deputy Andrew Thames on February 28. The livestock was taken from the family farm on Mallie Davis Road, and him take the animals to Lake City. He said he was unaware the suspect didnt have permission to do so. The detective also learned the market issued checks in the name of Mr. Davis. He was arrested on March 2 for felony grand theft from a person 65 or older and dealing in stolen property. The suspect has past convictions for offenses ranging from grand theft to trespassing and resisting arrest. He has a pending felony for driving on a revoked license as an In an unrelated case, three young boys are charged with additional felonies for entering an eighth unlocked vehicle overnight on February 24 and taking $500 worth of property. Billy Chauncey reported three days later that his 2013 Dodge pickup parked at his residence on Evergreen Road was entered that night. Two pairs of sunglasses and a knife were among items recovered earlier from seven other victims. Two of the boys are 11 and the third is 13 years old. All the crimes took place in their Paul Grainger Jr., 37, of Glen St. Mary was named in a criminal complaint for pawn from Kemp Davis on Gilford Davis Road. The suspect admitted he did so at the be hest of Justin Davis, 46, who was arrested on February 18 for the theft from his brothowned the rods and reels, and he is charged with pawn fraud. $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 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 20% OFF SELECT ECHO UNITS* rffnnntbrtbnrbr nrnnrnrnnntnrn nnrrrnn nnrnnMacclenny Mower & Saw304 W. Macclenny Avenue Macclenny, FL 32063 904-259-2248 rf meth and amphetamines. He had served a lengthy term in county jail before release on probation. John Stone, 42, of Macclenny also tested positive for drugs and admitted he violated 2015 for credit card theft and fraud. He also failed to pay $374 in cost of supervision and another $955 in restitution. Mr. Stone had a prior conviction for burglary. The judge ordered Roman Thompson of possession of synthetic drugs and opiates with intent to sell. The defendant, 30, of Macclenny, had a prior record of possession of cocaine and marijuana and sale of pot. He was arrested last November as investigators served a warrant at his residence and found the drugs, a weighing scale and cash after witnessing a drug deal. He was ordered to pay $1675 in investigative costs. In non-prison sentences that day: Baylee Barber, aiding escape of her boyfriend from county jail last November; 100 tion, enroll in and complete Teen Challenge and Thinking for Change courses. Judge Colaw withheld adjudication of guilt if all conditions are met. Stacey Poppell, burglary, grand theft, dealing in stolen property, pawn fraud; 90 tion, $30 restitution. Kenyia Giles, forgery, bringing forged bank bills into Florida; three-year probation. Johnathon Mann, sentence for earlier jury verdict of negligence; six-month probation, parenting classes, drug/alcohol addiction evaluation. From page 1Court: VOP for burglary 1.6 yearsHaygood is found guilty Stole his mothers livestockA circuit judge on March 1 convicted former BCHS football standout Joshua Haygood of felony battery last October when he punched a Macclenny man during a Joshua HaygoodHomecoming week confrontation, breaking his jaw and causing a concussion. Victim Timothy Fenton, then 21, was one of the prosecution witnesses during the brief, two-hour non-jury trial before Judge Stanley didnt play in the Homecoming game, played in the win before missing the re mainder of programs run to the state title game. Witnesses for both the defense and prosecution told of events leading up to and after the incident the night of October 25 on a sidewalk parallel to U.S. 90 in downtown Macclenny. Mr. Haygood and several other students were engaged in a paint ball skirmish with another vehicle of BCHS students, an activity described at the time as a tradition of hijinks related to Homecoming weekend. One of the balls struck Mr. Fentons pickup across the road, and he angrily confronted Mr. Haygood, who initially was believed tryAccording to witnesses, the defendant suddenly struck Mr. Fenton as he turned his head, sending him back wards unconscious to the concrete where he struck his head. Mr. Fenton spent two days in a Jacksonville hospital, released with a wired jaw and concussion cautions. Even though a juvenile at the time, the now 18-yearold Mr. Haygood was charged with felony battery as an adult. clusion of testimony declared the defendant guilty, but withheld adjudication of guilt if Mr. Haygood abides by sanctions of juvenile probation that include a 7 p.m.7 a.m. curfew, attend school, obey his probation officer and pay $2500 toward Mr. Fentons medical bills. The probation lasts as long as it takes Mr. Haygood to comply with all of the provisions.Will serve a probation for juvenilesJackson Helms and Loriann Bliss as Harold Hill and Marian in The Music Man, opening next week at BCHS. Music Man opening March 15 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 8, 2018 T B C P Page 5JON SHUMAKEA Macclenny woman was arrested the night of February 28 for felony possession of marijuana after she gave police a baggie con taining 33.5 grams of the speeding. Deputy Jeffrey Higginbotham clocked a Chevrolet Cobalt traveling 44 mph in a 25 mph zone on Lowder Street, and stopped the ve hicle in the Hodges Produce parking lot. He noted he was met by an overwhelming odor of unburned marijuana when he approached the ve hicle to make contact with the 25-year-old driver Mindy Morgan and passenger Heather McGlashlan of Glen St. Mary. Ms. Morgan immediately baggie containing marijuana when asked if there were any illegal substances in the vehicle, according to the ofwho claimed all the pot was hers, also told Deputy Higginbotham there was an ounce of marijuana under the emergency brake in the vehicle and consented to his retrieval of the drug. In an unrelated arrest, an intoxicated Macclenny man was jailed in the predawn hours of March 4 for disorderly conduct after he continued to cause a disturbance with neighbors de spite being told to cease and go inside his residence. Sgt. Benjamin Anderson said he warned Joseph Reed, 29, about revving his vehicle motor and being outside starting verbal altercations with neighbors when he arrived at the scene shortly before 5 a.m. Mr. Reed had a strong smell of alcohol coming from his person, according to the ofto go inside. Sgt. Anderson drove his patrol car about 100 feet down the road and turned the lights out to make sure the suspect complied. He soon saw Mr. Reed exit his residence and yell at neighbors. Complainant Heather Davis said shes continued to have problems with Mr. Reed in the early morning hours.JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com the latest state audit of Baker County school district operations released in January found student social security numbers and records proving participation in distance learning classes in the adult education department did not exist for some students. Social security numbers may be used to so public entities like the district are required dential status of such information, reads the in privileges. Effective controls restrict employees from accessing information unnecessary for their assigned job responsibilities and provide for documented, periodic reviews of employee access privileges to help prevent personnel from accessing sensitive personal information inconsistent with their responsibilities, it continues. When asked for documentation of such periodic reviews, the district could not produce any, saying the reviews were indeed performed but not documented, the audit report shows. However, of the 22 personnel who had access to student social security numbers in addition to other demographic information, nine of them did not need such access to perform their jobs. district-level personnel, two principals and a vice principal never needed access to student socials and four needed only occasional access to cover for other personnel during absences. After the inquiry in November, 2017 access privileges were reviewed and documented and the nine employees access to student numbers were eliminated. ing, Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson wrote only those employees who have a need for SSNs have access and now documents and monitors on a weekly basis the IT user access privileges for SSNs. documentation of class time in the adult education distance learning program. The district is expected to document student class time through assignments, tests or other records. The audit found, however, that out of 129 students with 3231 instructional hours, which was about 28 percent of all the hours during the fall of 2016, one students 72 reported hours in three distance learning classes could not be substantiated through documentation. That led auditors to request additional records to support another 1354 hours of instruction for 15 students, including two enrolled in distance learning classes. The review found that district records did not document student participation in the distance learning classes. District personnel indicated that the software used during the fall 2016 semester did not always document student participation for distance learning classes, the audit re port reads. In addition, district personnel indicated that software enhancements were made for the spring 2017 semester to ensure log-in activity is maintained for all distance learning students. The district receives funding, in part, based on enrollment data reported to the state. Controls have been strengthened to ensure instructional contact hours for adult general education distance learning classes are documented and accurately reported to the FDOE (Florida Department of Education), wrote the superintendent in her January 8 letter to the auditor. In other school news: The school board is set to consider for approval on March 19 new science textbooks for grades four through 12. The districts director of curriculum Thomas Hill said this week during a school board meeting in Taylor the textbooks may be reviewed online by going to the districts website (https://www.bakerk12.org/ Page/3509). Most of the textbooks come from publishThe board also approved an annual in ventory of school buildings, which shows all schools are at, or very near, full capacity. While nearly all buildings and areas were found to be satisfactory under state standards, a handful of areas were noted as failing to meet the standards. They were largely storage and teacher planning spaces. Only one appears to be used by students a roughly 768-square-foot area labeled as room 32 at Westside Elementary, which The following case dispositions were ordered by Judge Joey Williams during regular county court session on February 28: Freddie Blount Jr., no valid drivers license, non-assigned tag; sixmonth probation. James I. Carter, resisting arrest, disorderly intoxication; attend group addiction meetings, anger management class, mental health evaluation. Bradley Crosby, driv ing on a suspended license (DWLS); failed to appear, warrant issued. Chad Flick, DUI; sixmonth probation, DUI group addiction meetings, abstain from alcohol. Debra Lynn Gainey, sale and possession of Suboxone; revoke pre-trial release. Marcus Gaskins, DUI; one day in jail, six-month probation, 50 hours community service, six-month license suspension, DUI class, Give Back to Baker (GBB) community service, electronic monitoring, participate in MADD event and addiction meetings, abstain from alcohol. Julie Hansen-Everitt, DUI; failed to appear, warrant issued. Kasie Heafnerr, violation of probation (VOP) for resisting arrest, disorderly intoxication; 180 days in jail. Christopher Holland, DWLS, DUI; failed to appear, warrant issued. Nicholas Israel, posses sion of drug paraphernalia; six-month probation, GBB, attend group addiction meetings. Jason Klinger, DWLS; failed to appear, warrant issued. Ann Marie Martin, resisting arrest; six-month probation, anger management class, GBB. Jodie Ostrander, VOP for possession of drug paraphernalia; 90 days in jail. Kyle Raulerson, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct; 12-month probation, parenting class, obtain GED. Nairobi Apervil, VOP for no valid drivers license; failed to appear, warrant issued. Matthew Lindsey, pet ty theft, possession of drug paraphernalia; failed to appear, warrant issued. Timothy Neal, posses sion of marijuana and paraphernalia, DWLS; 52 days in jail. Matthew Odom, VOP for battery; 180 days in jail. Dustin Sheppard, VOP for marijuana possession; 112 days in jail. Ernest Terry, VOP for no valid drivers license; failed to appear, warrant issued. Christopher Thornton, resisting arrest, cause harm to police animal; failed to appear, warrant issued. Daniel Ward, VOP for DWLS; 37 days in jail.COUNTY COURT Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal Reroofs & Roof Repairs Shingle Reroofs & RepairsYour hometown contractor! LLCFREE ESTMATESLIC.#CCC1330274LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#CBC12595582593300IN GOD WE TRUST. 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Page 6 T B C P ursday, March 8, 2018MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Since Baker County officials began setting goals in all departments and im plementing strategies to accomplish them, nearly three dozen have been reached and dozens of new ones were presented to the county commission for consider ation this week. Were very proud. Weve accomplished 35 items (goals) this year, County Manager Kennie Downing told commissioners at a strategic planning and goal setting workshop Tuesday afternoon. At the beginning of the workshop the county manager submitted a report itemizing completed goals, including the hiring of a new ranger for the first time in years at Shoals Park, creating a citizen Animal Advisory Committee to recommend ways to improve animal control services and moving forward with recommendations for improving fire and emergency medical services (EMS) throughout the county. Ms. Downings report in cluded more than 100 new goals for the county to strive for in the next three years, including a proposed merger of the volunteer fire department and the EMS department into one agency and constructing a new public safety building in Sander son to house firefighters and EMS workers together. The county fire and EMS departments have always functioned separately and been housed in separate buildings. The future plan envisions one department with one chief and an assistant chief in charge. EMS Director David Richardson also is retiring in 2019 and one of his goals is to have his replacement hired about three months before his official retirement date. Ms. Downing said strategic planning can provide Baker County a road map for the future and will allow the county commission to know the potential costs of a project and decide when or if it can be funded in the next 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 years. We need to know where we are and where we want to go, she said, suggesting the county post mission and vision statements on its website. For example, she said, the mission could state: To provide quality government services in a fair, professional and courteous manner. Services shall enhance and protect the health, safety and welfare of those who live and work in Baker County. Likewise, she said the vision statement could deliver this message: Baker Coun ty is a place of opportunity for all and is a great place to live, work, play and operate a business. We encourage growth while being good stewards of the natural and economic resources. Generally, the report was well received by commissioners, although some suggested the county manager and department heads revise the list of prospective goals to include more specificity and less generality. Lets identify what it is we intend to accomplish, said Commissioner James Bennett during a discussion of road department goals, which included statements like continue working on various projects. Lets be more specific. One road department goal that captured Mr. Bennetts attention was proposed update/remodeling of solid waste collection centers, including repaving and new receptacles. Im absolutely thrilled that this one is on there (list of goals) because right now our collection centers need to be updated and remodeled, he said. Mr. Bennett also pointed out vagueness in one of two goals for the public library in Macclenny, which stated simply that the library should establish more community presence. An explanation for how that might be accomplished would be much more helpful and beneficial to the county commission, Mr. Bennett said. Many new goals on the county managers list for 2018-21 will carry hefty price tags, such as the proposed replacement of roofs on several county buildings next year, including the main administration building behind the courthouse. Ms. Downing said before any major project begins a cost analysis would be conducted and the commission would decide whether funding is available to proceed. The human resources department also got Commissioner Bennetts attention with its goal to get all performance evaluations current and another to update all job descriptions and make them uniform in format. Mr. Bennett said all employees should be subject to annual evaluations as a routine way of doing business and all job descriptions should be up to date and accurately state all aspects of a particular job. If they dont know what theyre supposed to do, how in the world will they know if theyre accomplishing it, he said. Commission Chairman Bobby Steele agreed with Commissioner Bennett, noting that department heads cant even start an evaluation until theyve got a job description. Ms. Downing will report back to the board later with a revised strategic plan and goals for adoption after incorporating commissioners comments and suggestions.BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION FREEtransportation for age 60+ & disabled. MOVIE IN THE PARKJustice League at 6 pmsponsored by Friendship Center Come sail away and enjoy the day with the C.O.A.Friday, March 16 12-6 pmat Heritage Park in Macclenny Live Music Bounce House Games Prizes Available for purchase: Walking Taco, drink & cookie $4 For information call 259-9315 Buy a 3 Month Tanning Package and get1 MONTH FREE Every BODY looks better when its a BRONZE BODY !397-0633541 S. 6th Street | MacclennyMon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pmMARCH SAVINGSPROM SPECIALS $20 SPRAY TAN OR $25 SPRAY TAN COCKTAIL 15% OFFALL Blades, Belts & PartsSaturday, March 25 ONLY! 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It is easier to run the sale later in the morning when myself and students are in class to participate and assist, she said by email this week. and one horticulture class began planting seeds after returning from Christmas break in January. They began transplanting them in February to prepare for this sale. I think it is pretty extraordinary that they have planted seeds, germinated them and then transplanted those plants (around 40,000 plants) in less than two months time, said Ms. Harvey. Photo courtesy of Tiany HarveySome of the pallets of plants for sale at BCHS starting March 9.Plant sale to benet FFA

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ursday, March 8, 2018 T B C P Page 7JIM MCGAULEY editor@bakercountypress.comThe new and stylishly appointed headquarters of Burnham Construction Company east of Macclenny, graced in front by a giant Walmart Distribution Center across the street, has a subdued physical presence on the commercial landscape of Baker County. Exhidden from U.S. 90 to the south. Dont be fooled. Burnham Construction has a huge footprint in a multi-county sector of northeast Florida thats among the states fastest growing. In whats called the site contracting or site prep business, its a go-to subcontractor with the regions top home builders. Its a been a long road for David Burnham, an 11thgrade dropout who started out as an 18-year-old father working for an older brother and driving a road grader, to arrive as a major player in the high-growth residential markets of Duval, St. Johns and Nassau counties. He might have built the new headquarters closer to the action, but Mr. Burnham, winner of the Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year in 2016, wanted it right here in Baker County. Im from Baker County and I want to give as much back to it as I can, he vows. David Burnhams journey forward got its first boost when at 23 he was promoted to a grader foreman at the former Florida Roads, then six years later to superintendent. Thats where I learned how to build jobs from the clearing to the walkthrough, he says. That sentence touches on the essence of what Burn ham Construction does. Large residential projects begin with land prep from knocking down the trees to digging the retention ponds and moving the dirt around to shore up roadways while digging underground drain age and utility lines and prepping the roads for pav ing. And thats just a thumbnail sketch because the technical end is complicated, from competitive bidding to engineering and design to compliance with myriad government agencies. In December, 2004, Mr. step he broke away and started his own company with one other fella. Florida Roads hired me back as a sub-contractor and we went into civil con tracting (another word for site prep) with four graders and a pipe crew. We opened plex behind Macclenny Pediatrics). Davids wife Verona (he calls her his rock) quit her bookkeeping job with the school system and joined the fledgling operation where she remains today on the business side of it. The years 2005-08 saw rapid expansion, more vehicles, more contracts and more employees. They were on their way. Then the bottom dropped out in late 2008. Those were our darkest hours, Mr. Burnham recalls. There was still some commercial work out there, but about 80 percent of it just went away. All the residential contracting came to a halt. People still owed us money but they couldnt pay us. I think at one point we had $70,000 in legal bills trying to collect from them. All of them were struggling too and many paydays we didnt know where it was going to come from. We came real close to losing everything. What we needed was a miracle. Everyone wanted me to ternoon I guess you could say I had a breakdown. I went home early by myself and collapsed in my bed room bawling. I said Help me Jesus. It was then David Burnham said he heard a voice and had a vision he was on a seashore. The voice, in ef fect, told him that the Lord and his family were the only important things in life, and the worries about the business keeping him awake at night represented nothing more than a grain of sand on that beach. I felt a calmness hard to describe, and all that fear was lifted from me, he recalls choking up a bit as he described the scene. The Lord was telling me, Hang in there everything will be okay. As it turned out, it was gradual but everything did start to be okay. Not long after, David turned things around. Dupont (now Chemours) was on the other line about a contract for reclamation work at its Trailridge mining operation. With the help of some sympathetic bankers and a fuel broker, Burnham Construction was on the road to recovery employees were coming back and the equipment was firing back up. With the new decade came more corporate contracts (including with PCS potash in Columbia Coun ty), and when the new home market in prime areas like St. Johns County began to heat up, Burnham Construction was in a position to pounce on the big contracts. Today the project board at headquarters lists 20 such jobs in various stages of completion, plus others in the all-critical bidding stage. Later this year, Mr. Burnham plans to edge into heavy equipment purchasing rather than leasing, and recently constructed what will be a large service garage on the companys 20 acretract. Burham Construction equipment and just over 100 employees are busy theses days prepping large development sites for a whos who of companies KB Homes, AV Homes, Mattamy Homes, DR Horton and SEDA. They are, it can be said, on the ground People who know and associate with David and Verona Burnham are aware of the common thread, that they maintain and cultivate a deeply-felt faith in God and His hand in their everyday life. Theres the prayers something quite unique among businesses they Thats right, before giving 10 percent of personal income to the Lord, the Burn hams carve out the same portion of the net proceeds from each project. always reserved for Him, says Mr. Burnham. He does that as a reminder of who he thanks everyday for bringing him, a one time single teenage dad with bleak prospects for the future, to where he, his family and employees are in 2018. And as a reminder of who was with him on the bedJim McGauley can be reached at the above email address or at 2592400. 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Page 8 T B C P ursday, March 8, 2018 It is said that just 1 percent of the population holds something like 82 percent of the countrys wealth. Stats like that dont mean a lot until you encounter what that kind of money can buy. This Christmas, daughter Sara Beth and her husband Aaron gave us tickets to the Biltmore House in Asheville, NC. Last weekend we headed up to see how the other half lives. I can report that the 1 percent live very well. Back in what was known as The Gilded Age of the 1890s, the top industrialists and socialites all knew each other and tried to outdo one another with conspicu ous displays of wealth and power. At the top of the top were the Van derbilts. They were shipping magnates, owned vast tracks of timberlands and rubbed shoulders with presidents and the crowned heads of Europe. They competed with each other by building huge mansions in Newport, Rhode Island and on Fifth Avenue in New York City. George Vanderbilt owned huge amounts of land in North Carolina. It had made him a fortune and he de cided to build his home in the forest around Asheville, NC. He quarried native stone, hired European stone cutters and built a railroad to ferry men and supplies to the construction site. workers to complete. To help with the process, George Vanderbilt bought the town of Best, NC, and renamed it Biltmore Village. The house was copied from the vast mansions in the Loire Valley of France and has native limestone walls. It is furnished with antiques, tapes tries and works of art from around the world. nal price tag was, but it could be as high as $30 million, which in todays parlance would come out to around $857 million. A tidy sum. Vanderbilt would hold lavish parties for up to 400 people from around the country. His social circle included Astors, J.P. Morgan and Andrew Carnegie as well as royalty from all over Europe. Several movies Being There, Patch Adams, Richie Rich and Last of the Mohicans house or its surrounding 5000 acres. Id been there before but it was 25 years ago, and a lot has changed. Its There are restaurants on the grounds of the main building, lavish hotels on the hills overlooking the building and the winery, where some of the best wines in the United States are produced, has its own petite French village built around it. What they havent done is make it really accessible. There are a lot of Im convinced I climbed every one of them twice. It was worth it, of course, but I can see where it could be limiting to some people. Being at the Biltmore House is a wonderful but head-scratching experi ence. I am in awe of the amazing attention to detail the workmen and women brought to the house, its technological advancements and gorgeous art and appointments. Everywhere you look there are de tails that nowadays we wouldnt even consider. The furnace vents are a work of cast iron art instead of merely functional louvers. The doors are handcrafted and the wallpaper embossed or made of expensive fabrics. The windows open by an ingenious intricate pulley and lever system. The walls on the indoor swimming pool upstairs from the kitchens in the basement via a clever elevator system. I scratch my head at the ostenta tious display of wealth. The phrase more money than sense ran through my mind as I looked at the dining room or the master bedrooms. Eventually, the mansion became too expensive even for the Vanderbilts to maintain and the family moved to more modest homes on the estate in 1958. Since then, it has been a muse um, and the last family function was the 100-year anniversary dinner in 1995. I loved going to the estate and upgraded my ticket to an annual pass. It is a long trip up to Asheville, but I cant wait to see what they do to decorate for Christmas. If youre wondering about a long weekend vacation trip, the Biltmore House is a great choice. Heres some thoughts to consider as we await the partment of Law Enforce ment on who shot who, and why, on February 3 at Southern States Nursery south of Macclenny. First, its a textbook example of template-driven advocacy. An organiza tion calling itself Peace ful Building Connections based in Washington jumped all over the shooting death of black Dominic Broadus II as a racially-inspired killing reminiscent of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. There is indeed a link between those cial passions nationwide both the victims forced the reaction that led to their deaths. But that logic was lost amid the hysteria. Activists from several groups got in on the act following the local shooting, implying without the slightest evidence that the racist Baker County Sherering up for the shooter and white guy Gar Fraser because he was the son of a former deputy, who also shot a black person while on the Jacksonville police force. Fits nicely, doesnt it? People who think like this see nothing wrong with drawing further incrimi nating links. For instance, the shooting happened States Nursery Road. Get it? It could have as easily or Bedford Forrest Avenue. These rednecks are the same, and they like living on streets named after Confederate heroes. Plus, theres a mural hanging at the courthouse depicting the KKK. How about the obvious link between Deputy Jeffrey Higginbotham of department and Randy Higginbotham of the towing service that bears his name and impounded Mr. Broadus vehicle after he was found dead with multiple bullet wounds to the head? How diabolical is that? (They are not related, and it would not occur to the advocates that multiple families of the same surname can exist in an area with either no or a very distant blood relationship.) Your writer admits to being a bit facetious here, but we all get the point even though our thought processes are stymied through interbreeding and dropping out of grade school. On a second matter, is learning the downside investigation to another agency, in this case the FDLE because of a perpects father being a retired member of the local force. But when that happens, the local police forfeit any control over how the investigation proceeds, which in this case has become problematic because of the other problem (see paragraphs above). FDLE has many resources and competent agents, but it is a state bureaucracy. It was invited in on its own schedule. Fair enough, but its presenting a problem for BCSO and of losing control and appearing (unjustly it would seem) clueless through this out what happened that day. My betting is whatever we learn it will not involve endemic racism fueled by a community steeped in prejudice and policed by a department bent on covering up a crime because the victim is black and the potential shooter is the white son of former employee they are trying to protect. Will the advocates believe that? You guess. ImpressionsJim McGauley My Side of the MatterRobert Gerard BAKER SOCIALIZINGGot comments, complaints, suggestions, story ideasAs simple as an e-mailIf you have any information you think we need to know, send it to: editor@bakercountypress.comT B C P 104 South 5th St. Macclenny 904-259-2400www.bakercountypress.com County now target of advocacy based on a false templateBiltmore reective of the gilded age

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ursday, March 8, 2018 T B C P Page 9JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comSanderson native George Peterson has been both student and teacher many times in his 92 years but he was more of the latter during a talk about his life at Keller Intermediate School last week. The venue couldnt have been more appropriate. Mr. Peterson was among the original faculty members when the school opened in 1956 as an all-black school principal and Mr. Petersons mentor James Franklyn Keller, who he described as innovative. I believe in those days Mr. Keller could have run the whole county system and been principal, Mr. Peterson told the group of 20 or so attendees of his talk, billed by the Baker County Historical Society as its latest Fireside Chat the evening of March 1. As it was though, Mr. Keller taught sixth through ninth grade, plus art, drama and shop. He was also the cook. Mr. Peterson started as a math teacher at the school after he earned a bachelors degree in 1953 from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College, now Florida A&M University or FAMU. Getting there wasnt easy, however. I always wanted to go to school, says Mr. Peter son, the son of a teacher and grandson of a slave and Episcopal pastor. It was the right thing for me. I loved the school. Even before the age of 6 with his mother working and his seven siblings already in school he tagged along and attended class as well. Somebody would always pick me up so I could write on the chalkboard, recalled Mr. Peterson. The school at that time was known as Browns Academy, though Mr. Peterson doubts there is any record of it. It was torn down in 1932, when he was in third grade, and rebuilt as a junior high school with Mr. Keller at the helm. Mr. Peterson worked at the school, too, cleaning in the evenings and serving lunch in the cafeteria. The school board would eventually extend the curriculum to ninth grade but that was as far as Mr. Peterson could go locally. That led him to move into his sisters home in Starke to attend a black school in Bradford County with a more advanced 10th-grade curriculum. He then started at the old Stanton, as he called it, high school in Jacksonville. Mr. Peterson remembers catching a Greyhound bus in Macclenny to Jacksonville was 52 cents each way, he said. It got kind of tiresome going back and forth every day, said Mr. Peterson, who would eventually move to a house near Edward Waters College where he stayed for $1 a week, returning to Baker County on the weekends to do laundry. But I didnt have a room, he said. The lady had a hallway going from the front door to the back and she had one of those big traveling trunks, if you remember those. She put a mattress on it and I slept there. Post-World War II, Mr. Peterson was serving in the military in Japan. After his discharge, he returned to college. During that time he found work with the City of Macclenny digging ditches and ty lines as a part of segregated work crews. We could always put down more pipe, said Mr. Peterson, comparing the white and black crews. He remembered a white crew having problems installing a line parallel to the railroad tracks west of 121. They couldnt get the pipe in so they got us over there and we put the pipe down in less than an hour, he said. He also recalls one day seeing a boom fall and drive a mans chest through a piling. They let us go home that day because it was so tragic, said Mr. Peterson. Another man, Vince Henderson, reportedly disappeared one day and the story went he was likely buried The Baker County Press building, which was under construction at that time. I dont know. Nobody ever did dig up under there to see, said Mr. Peterson. He did similar work on sewer lines in Jacksonville Beach before registering at Florida A&M, where he obtained his bachelors degree and then his masters degree the same year he married in 1960. In those days he was also teaching math at Keller, the same subject he studied in college at the recommendation of Mr. Keller. He was home for his uncles funeral when he noticed the school was under construction and his family urged him to apply for the teaching job. He remained teaching there until desegregation in the summer of 1971. He would go on to educate future teachers in the Bak er County system like the now-retired high school history teacher Duncan Harvey. It came time for the teachers to report and everyhe said of the fall semester after integration. It came time for students to come back. Youd be surprised at how nice things went. There wasnt any trouble at all. Until one day someone put a ru mor out ... The rumor was that a group was coming from Jacksonville at noon on a students hair. He said, as the rumor went, the blonde girls hair would be cut while the red-headed girls hair Police and faculty were strategically stationed and all were on edge, as parents arrived before noon to pick up their daughters. When it came, nothing happened, said Mr. Peterson. Where did all that get us? he asked. I think it taught us something that no man is an island ... Blacks need whites and whites need blacks ... If it wasnt for segregation Macclenny may have been one of the biggest towns in Florida. 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. 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Page 10 T B C P ursday, March 8, 2018Scholarship dinner to be held on March 27thVeteran school admin istrators and longtime employees Gail Brown and LuAnne Williams are the honorees at this years an nual Leaving a Legacy scholarship dinner set for Tuesday, March 27. It will be held in the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of Macclenny staring at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 each and must be purchased prior to the event. Call the super intendents office at 2590401. Both the honorees have retired from the Baker County system, Ms. Brown after 30 years as a teacher, dean of students, vice-prin cipal and principal. She continues on as a trainer for substitute and beginning teachers. Mrs. Williams spent 35 years in the district as a kindergarten teacher and principal of both elementary schools. Following re tirement, she taught adult ed. This will be the eighth annual scholarship dinner. 409 W. Macclenny Ave | Macclenny, Florida904-259-4600Because family matters. 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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 The Road to CalvaryCorner of Madison & Stoddard Glen St. Mary Rev. Tommy & Doris AndersonYouth Director Kayse FianoPhone: 904-259-2213Sunday School: . . . . . . 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service . . 11:00 am Sunday Evening Service . . 6:00 pm Wednesday Night . . . . . 7:30 pm Wanda Fay Abbott of MacclennyWanda Fay Abbott, 66, of Macclen ny died on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Heartland Health Care Center in Jack sonville. She was born on February 2, 1952 in Jacksonville to the late Paul and Inez (Flynt) Selph and had lived in Baker County for the past 25 years. She was a caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend who enjoyed shopping, taking trips up to the mountains, and sharing time with her family. Other than her parents, Ms. Abbott was preceded in death by sisters Glenda Feagle and Janice Selph. She is survived by her daughter Kelly Brogdon (Randy) of Glen St. Mary; stepmother Daisy Selph; brothers Leonard sisters Gloria Taylor of Jacksonville, Angie Flynt (David Pembelton) and Regina Cooper, both of Macclenny; grandchildren David Abbott (Ann), Ashley Abbott and Dakota Canaday; eight great grandchildren. A memorial gathering with visitation for family and friends will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, March 7 in the chapel of Blackburn-Curry Funeral Home in Macclenny.Service held for Randall BryantJoseph Randall Bryant, 79, of Glen St. Mary died on February 28, 2018 at St. Vincents Riverside Center for Caring. He was born July 15, 1938 in Sanderson to the late Ernest Elbert Bryant honorably served his country in the Army National Guard, and then began a lengthy, 42-year career with Flav-ORich Dairy Products. Randall enjoyed working on his farm raising livestock and growing his garden, which he loved sharing with family and friends. In his younger years, he enjoyed huntBaptist Church. Mr. Bryant was predeceased by his parents; daughter Terrie Lynn Bryant; brothers Millard, Everett, Mabry and Johnnie Bryant; sisters Pauline Moats, Ernestine Barrett, Myrtle Plair and Sharon Delores Porter. He is survived by his one true love, Alief Box Bryant; children Sherry V. (Robert) Williams, Cherie J. (Mark) Toney, JoAnn M. (Raphard) Hickox-Moody, all of Glen St. Mary; brothers Franklin Bryant and Leroy Bryant, both of Glen St. Mary; sisters Rosalee Nelson of Kingsland, GA and Katie Parsons of Jacksonville. A celebration of Randalls life was held on Saturday, March 3 at 2 p.m. at his church with Pastor Donnie Wiltery. V. Todd Ferreira Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.Service March 17 for David CoburnDavid Coburn, Sr., 74, of Baker County died quietly on Friday, February 23, 2018. David was born on Octo ber 10, 1943 in Wurtland, Kentucky to Henry David and Alta Bernice Coburn. As a career, he was a chef and was very talented in culinary arts. David was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Mr. Coburn is survived by his loving grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. There will be a graveside committal service on Saturday, March 17 at 10 a.m. at Riverside Memorial Park in Jacksonville. A celebra tion of life service will follow at Sanderson Baptist Church after the graveside committal service. Hardage-Giddens Riverside Memorial Park is in charge of arrangements.In loving memory ofRonnie Norman3/7/1953-3/13/2014Youre gone but not forgotten. We still hold your memory near, and wish with every breath we take that you could still be here. Just rest high upon that mountain; dont be sad that you had to go. Remember, youll always be with us. We love you and miss you so. WANDA NORMAN AND FAMILY Wanda Abbott Joseph Bryant David Coburn will be available for those with hearing loss at the Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) booth at Heritage Park, 102 South Lowder St., on March 16 for the upcom ing community expo. At the booth you can equipment available to and be trained on how to use them. Bring your Florida ID, your hearing aids and cell phone if you have them. meet the need of persons with a mild, moderate or severe hearing loss. The available at all of the 24 regional distribution centers located throughout the state. To qualify for a free special phone, you must be a permanent Florida resident, at least three having a hearing loss or speech impairment For more information about FTRI or the Florida Relay Service, please call 800-222-3448 or visit https://www.ftri.org/.Free phones for hearing impaired are oered SPOT A STROKE StrokeAssociation. org PRESS CLASSIFIEDS$7.00for 20 wordsDeadline Monday at 5:00 THE BAKER COUNT Y PRESS ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon. Sat. @ 8 pm 8981 S. SR 228, Macclenny Meeting Monday @ 6:30 pm 93 N. 5th St., Macclenny

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ursday, March 8, 2018 T B C P Page 11JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comStudents and teachers at the PreK-Kindergarten Center raised nearly $6000 the American Heart Associaannual Jump Rope for Heart campaign. Assistant principal Naomi Anderson said the school had a goal of raising $3800 this year and beat it soundly. According to the schools profile on the American Heart Association website Tuesday morning, the school had raised $5787.50 with 79 individuals registered. It shows 21 of them pledged to exercise 60 min utes a day, 37 committed to choosing water over sugary beverages and 20 accepted the challenge to eat fruits and vegetables with every meal. The top fundraiser with $455 in donations was Mason H. We will be taking donations until March 8, Ms. Anderson said. The American Heart Association is the nations oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, its website states. It aims to improve the lives of Americans through public health education, including CPR training. We help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices, the website says. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. We educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public as we advo cate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities. Those in the Baker County area interested in searching for an endangered bird have the great opportunity to do so without traveling very far. An exciting search for the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker is readily available right around the corner. In 1970, the diminutive red-cockaded woodpecker was added to the federal endangered species list. Once a common species in the southeastern U. S., the birds population numbers have drastically de creased. Why? These birds require open pinewoods habitat. Once upon a time, this habitat was the norm in the southeast U. S. Fire was a regular occurrence in the pinewoods. Due to both lightning strikes and from Native Americans. and allow the once open pinewoods to develop thick understory which literally break-out. Only a small percent of acreage is now maintained the way it used to be years ago when many, now endangered or extirto live. The red-cockaded wood pecker is a small bird, measuring a bit over 8 inches long. Color-wise, they are a fairly non-descript bird that blends in well when clinging to the side of a pine tree as they frequently do. Basically, they are black plumaged birds with sporadic white dots and dashes splashed on their backs and wings. They have large white cheek patches as well. This is the most distion. The red cockade on the sides of the males head are barely visible and not easily observed on a regular basis. These birds have an interesting lifestyle. They live in family or community group usually consisting of three to nine birds. Usual ly, all the members of the cluster or colony are males except for one lone female member. Each bird will excavate its cavity in a living pine tree. Not a dead snag or tree. It can take up to two cavity. While inhabiting its cavity, the bird continuously pecks pitch holes around the entrance hole to the cavity. This crethat makes predation by climbing mammals and repbut not impossible. Interestingly, not only do the red-cockadeds only roost and nest in live pine trees, they usually forage in living pine trees for insects such as wood-boring bee tles and grubs that make up the bulk of their diet. They may occasionally visit a dead tree or snag but are more frequently found among the live pine trees. If you do take a trip to observe these amazing little birds, the Osceola National Forest is an ideal place for these endangered birds. Look for holes in trees suras previously described. Often, cavity trees will have a white or green band painted around the tree trunk at about eye-level. Often, you will hear these amazing little birds well before seeing them. You may hear their tapping sounds or nasal-like calls sounding like sripp, tsick. Their calls are quite unlike the notes of other pine woods woodpeckers found in their range. Want to go on a fun, ed ucating and relatively easy adventure? Saddle-up and take a trip to the forest to search for the black and white ghost of the forest. The endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. Better yet, take a friend and/or child with you! Did you know that ... scientists believe that male red-cockaded woodpeckers feed higher up in the trees than females. Enjoy your nature trails. For questions or comments, please email Jerry at jwalls443@gmail.com 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: www.christianfellowshiptemple.com Connect Serve 259-2525 7163 E. Mt. Vernon St. Glen St. Mary SUNDAY SPECIAL8 PC. CHICKEN DINNERS with 2 sides and 4 biscuits or cornbread$1599NOW OPENfor Breakfast & Lunch7 DAYS A WEEKBreakfast 5:30 10:30 am Lunch 10:30-2:30 pm Bringing the Old Time Holy Ghost Anointing to this GenerationCOMMUNITY FULL GOSPEL CHURCH CAMP MEETINGMarch 18-23Sunday at 11 am & 6 pm Mon.-Fri. 7:30 pm Tues.-Fri. 11:00 am12664 Mud Lake Rd. | 275-2949 SPEAKERS:Rev. Brian McDonaldMonday-Friday night Rev. Ronald CookSunday morning & night Rev. Oral Lyons & Rev. Justin GriffisTuesday Friday morning Special Singing: Grace Church & Family Jerry WallsThe rare red-cockaded Nesting in pines of the Osceola Road to Calvary Church is starting a... New River Church121 N. Raiford March 11-14Sunday night 6 pmRoad to Calvary Church services Sunday March 11 at 11 am no evening service Normal schedule resumes March 25 at 11 am For info or directions call 259-2213 Monday Wednesday 7:30 pm Left: Araelea Pearce plays hopscotch. Below: Ivy Johnson runs the hurdles.Purchase these photos at www.bakercountypress.com Photos by Joel AddingtonDalton Whitney leaps over the miniature hurdle.Nearly $6000 for AHA SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE!!!Did you know you can read the paper onlineOnly $25 a year! Call today for info259-2400T B C P CHECK IT OUT...bakercountypress.com

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Page 12 T B C P ursday, March 8, 2018 Class i fied ads and no tic es must be paid in advance, and be in our office no lat er than 4:00 pm the Monday preceding pub li ca tion, unless other wise arranged in advance. Ads can be mailed provided they are accompanied by payment and instructions. They should be mailed to: Class i fied Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O. Box 598, Mac clen ny, FL 32063. We can not assume responsibility for accuracy of ads or notices given over the telephone. Li a bil i ty for errors in all advertising will be limited to the first publication only. If after that time, the ad continues to run without notification of error by the person or agency for whom it was pub lish ed, then that party as sumes full payment respon sibility. The Baker County Press reserves the right to refuse adver tising or any oth er mate ri al which in the opinion of the publisher does not meet standards of publication. FOR SALE Sawmills from only $4397. Make and save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info/DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills. com 1-800-578-1363 Ext.300N 3/8p John Deere riding mower, automatic transmission, serviced and ready to go, $1199 OBO. Leaf bagger, $50. New Holland manure spreader, large capacity, $1499 OBO. 904-259-2393. 3/1c Plant sale: Fruit trees, blueberries, landscape and owering plants. We take orders, Sands Daylily Farm, 6698 Sands Dale Road, Macclenny, FL 32063, 904-303-1501, 904-259-6891. Saturdays we are located at P&R Electric on Lowder Street. 3/8-4/12c Auction, Saturday, March 17th at 9:00 am, 10513 Highway 84 West, Dothan, AL. Construction and farm equipment. Dennis Burton AL #578. 334-692-3955, www.burtonauction.com. 3/8p Jazzy wheelchair/scooter, $600. Cherry dining room table with four chairs, $100. Like new twin size single mattress, $40. Sony touch screen computer, like new, desktop or laptop, $300. 904-259-2271, 904-408-1598. 3/8-3/15p MISCELLANEOUS Palm trees wanted: Pindo Palms, European Fan Palms, Windmill Palms, in large volume. Text David at Gateway Farms, 252-281-0235. 2/15-3/8p Alterations: basic hemming, zipper repair, and basic alterations, next day service on most items. Marva Williams, 904-868-8604, 904-2752770. 3/8-3/29p We install 6 seamless gutters, pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc Alcoholics Anonymous meetings Monday Saturday at 8 pm. Call Wanda at 904-994-7750. ANIMALS Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. Call 259-6786. 11/20tfc AUTOMOBILES Harley Davidson Road King Classic, loaded, 19,000 miles, 1450 cc engine with all upgrades. 904-2592393. 3/8c 2014 Leprechaun by Coachmen, 50th Anniversary Edition 319 DS, 32, 2 slides, 11,000 miles, clean and well maintained, too many extras to list, $75,000 OBO. Call, 904536-1844. 3/8-3/22p 1999 Dodge Caravan with V6, around 30 miles per gallon, third row seat, two sliding doors, cold a/c, good tires, $1999 OBO. 904591-2916. 3/1c HELP WANTED Notice to readers: The newspaper often publishes classied advertising on subjects like work-at-home, weight loss products, health products. While the newspaper uses reasonable discretion in deciding on publication of such ads, it takes no re sponsibility as to the truthfulness of claims. Respondents should use caution and common sense before sending any money or making other commitments based on state ments and/or promises; demand specics in writing. You can also call the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot fraudulent solic itations. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The Baker County Press Full time oil change and tire technician., experience helpful. Apply in person at Jimmys Auto Repair, 959 West Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny. Monday Friday, 8 am 6 pm., Drug-Free workplace. 3/8-3/29p Now Hiring: Dental Assistant, full time (401K, vacation, sick). Seeking a dependable and experienced assistant to work Monday Thursday. To apply, submit your resume and the required job application. More info and application on www.macclennydentist.com or call 904-2594649. EOE. 3/8c Wanted: Full-time make-up consultant, and full-time hair stylist. Great location, established business and clientele. Call, 904-8851969. 3/8-3/15p Farmworker: 4 temporary positions. 04/10/2018 through 11/15/2018, operate large GPS farm equipment, tractors, combine, sprayers, to till soil, plant, cultivate, irrigate, fertilize, and harvest crops. Perform mechanical repair and maintenance. Basic literacy reading and math skills, 3 months experience required. Must have or be able to obtain drivers license. Increase or bonus may be possible based on experience and merit. 48 hour/week, $10.73 per/hour, free housing. 3/4 work period guaranteed. Tools & equipment provided. Transportation to and from place of recruitment will be paid upon completion of 50% of work contract. Job location is at, Heaton Land Company II, Lyon, MS. Apply for this job at Clarksdale WIN Job Center, 236 Sharkey Ave, Clarksdale, MS 662624-9001 with job order# 248841 or nearest workforce ofce with a copy of this ad. 3/8p Baker County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for a full-time Development Technician in the Community Development Ofce. $24,440 annually/$11.75 per hour. Benets include Florida retirement, paid vacation/ sick leave, holidays. This position is for a responsible person working with the public processing applications for building permits, land use and zoning changes, code enforcement, and contractor licensing in accordance with adopted procedures, ordinances and codes. This position is the frontline for the Community Development Department. Test will be given on knowledge of Microsoft applications, such as Excel, Outlook and Word. General ofce skills required. Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma required. Two (2) years experience in responsible ofce work; construction, land use and zoning, or real estate related work preferred. Valid Florida Drivers License and a driving record acceptable to insurance provider. Application and complete job description is available at the Baker County Human Resources ofce located at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 or www.bakercounty.org/jobs. Deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 4:00pm. Baker County is a drug free work place and EO employer. 3/1-3/8c Baker County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for a full-time Truck Driver position in the Solid Waste Department. $21,320 annually/$10.25 per hour. Benets include Florida retirement, paid vacation/sick leave, holidays. This position is full-time; four 10hour days, Monday-Thursday. Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma required. Class B CDL is required. Valid Flor ida Drivers License and a clean driving record acceptable to insur ance provider. Must be able to car ry out written and oral instructions. Former roll-off truck experience a plus. Application and complete job description is available at the Baker County Human Resources ofce located at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 or www.bakercounty.org/jobs. Deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 4:00pm. Baker County is a drug free work place and EO employer. 3/1-3/8c Drivers, CDL-A: $2500 sign-on, dedicated round trip van loads, week pay $1250, full benets, paid orientation. Marshall, 855-2593747. 3/1-3/8p Owner Operators, CDL-A: $5000 sign-on, dedicated round trip van loads, up to $2900 weekly gross, home weekends. Marshall, 855259-3747. 3/1-3/8p 28 year established contracting rm with full benets is now accepting applications for qualied applicants. Gateway Contracting, Inc. offers health insurance, vacation, paid holidays and 401k benets, and provides stability, training, and growth for our employees. We are growing and have the need to ll the following positions. If you are interested and qualify, please apply online at www.gatewaycontractinginc.com. Full-time positions available: LEAD CARPENTER, must be able to perform journeyman level work as a carpenter in a commercial and industrial setting. This position requires a full range of both rough and nish skilled carpentry work, including the ability to work from drawings, specications, and instructions to build, remodel and repair various types of facilities and structures. PLUMBER PIPEFITTER, pipe welding experience. Experienced in commercial and industrial work. Plumbers HELPER. Qualied applicants must have good driving record and pass background check. DFWP Call (904) 388-4799. 3/1-3/22c Macclenny Nursing & Rehab is seeking RNs & LPNs full/part time. Day and Night shifts available. CNAs full/part time. Shifts available for 3-11 and 11-7. New wage scale! Must pass a criminal background check! Apply in person at 755 South 5th Street, Macclenny or call 904-259-4873 or email Masdc@southernltc.com. EE/AA/ Employer/M/F/V/D. 11/16tfc Local drivers needed. Class A & B CDL, home every night. Clean driving record, good pay. 904-2594375. 12/28tfc HELP WANTEDAccepting appli cations for electrician and AC duct installer. Must have experience and valid drivers license. Apply in per son at Dependable located at 203 E. Macclenny Avenue. 904-259-6546 or submit application on our website at dependableacandelectric. com. 1/21tfc Experienced painters needed. Peacock Painting. Call 904-2595877. 2/21tfc Wayne Frier Macclenny. Looking for service repair man. Mobile Homes. Vehicle/Drivers License required. Jared, 904-259-4663, jm_martin23@yahoo.com. 1/18tfc Wayne Frier Macclenny. Need T&T Contractors. Mud / Paint / Trim. Jared, 904-259-4663, jm_mar tin23@yahoo.com. 1/18tfc Field Finish Drywall and Molding Contractors Needed; Live Oak Homes one of the leading producers of manufactured homes in the South East is seeking to hire qualied and quality Field Finish Drywall Finishers and Traditional Plant Service contractors. Great pay and steady work available in your LOCAL area. jm_martin23@yahoo. com, kstreat@liveoakhomes.org, 904-287-0774. 1/18tfc REAL ESTATE Notice to Readers All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limita tion or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such prefer ence, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll free telephone number for the impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Land in Georgia: 1 to 20 acre tracts, high and dry, off of Highway 185, $5000 per acre, owner nancing available. 912-281-9053, 912550-4563. 3/8-3/15p 5 BR, 2 BA two story with apartment on south end, needs minor repair, $118,500 OBO. 904-4088085. 3/8p Wayne Frier Macclenny, I buy land. Cash paid immediately. Call 904-259-4663. 3/9tfc FOR RENT 2 BR, 1 BA house in Taylor, large yard, bring your horses, large barn, front and back porch, newly renovated, rst/last and security, $950/ month. 904-707-4697, 904-5259025. 3/8-3/15p Rooms for rent in Macclenny. First and last required. Call, 904-4088085. 3/8p 2-3 BR mobile homes available. $525-$660 month. Half-acre, gar bage, water, sewer, lawn care provided, family neighborhood. 912843-8118. 7/27tfc Lot for rent. Ready for a mobile home. Call 904-259-6735. 2/9tfc 3 BR, 1 BA newly remodeled house on a 1 acre lot located in Sanderson near the new Dollar Store. 8920 CR 127 Sanderson, FL 32087. $600/ deposit, $775/month, rst & last months rent plus security deposit is required to move in. Service pets only. Call 904-259-8444 or email vtfpropertymanagement@yahoo. com for more information or to get an application. 1/18tfc COMMERCIAL FR Commercial ofce or retail space, 1800 sq. ft., CH/A, new paint and ooring, rent well below market value, no rst/last required. 904259-6271, 904-591-8200. 1/18tfc MOBILE HOMES 3 BR, 2 BA homes starting at $38,900. Includes delivery, set-up, skirting, central heat/air conditioning. Call Pat 904-225-0884. 8/19tfc Lot model sale! $1000 in free fur niture included. Huge 4 bedroom. $69,900. Many homes to choose from, waynefriermacclenny.com 904-259-4663. 3/8-3/29c Brand new 2018, 2 BR home. $37,900 with free thermal windows. waynefriermacclenny.com 904-259-4663. 3/8-3/29c No money down! Use your land. 3 BR, $399/month. 4 BR, $499/ month. waynefriermacclenny.com 904-259-4663. 3/8-3/29c Friday & Saturday, 8:00 am 2:00 pm, Christian Fellowship Temple in the Fellowship Hall, 251 West Ohio Avenue. Huge sale: all proceeds benet the youth programs. Friday & Saturday, 6:00 am 3:00 pm, 6965 Odis Yarborough Road. Household items, mens and womens clothes, maternity clothes, baby items, and much more. Saturday, 8:00 am 1:00 pm, 5566 Huckleberry Trail West. Estate/Moving Sale: Kids clothes, furniture, kitchen, household, miscellaneous items. Saturday, 8:00 am 3:00 pm, 4264 Dogwood Street, Macclenny II. Home decor, electronics, kitchen, books, some furniture. Saturday, 9:00 am 3:00 pm, 81 Dugger Street. No early birds. Vintage, tools, household, furniture. Everything must go. Coming 1st Saturday in April: Huge multi-family yard sale in great location, just south of Interstate 10 on State Road 121 across from the Exxon Station. If you would like to participate in the sale, or for more information, contact James at 904-796-9298. 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT 904-225-0884 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT800-414-2130 I BUY USED MOBILE HOMES$$ CASH PAID $$IMMEDIATELY904.259.4663 NOW AVAILABLE 1 and 2 BedroomsBaldwin GroveAPARTMENTS 904-266-4070T.T.D. 1-800-955-8771US 90 E., right on Yellow Water Rd., right on Rainer Rd., go to RENTAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTSThis institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. ENROLLMENT SPECIALIST I Highly responsible, paraprofessional SALARY: 3/20/18 Friday, March 99:30 am 2:30 pm in Building 1 forSupport Service Aides & Food Support WorkersBring a copy of your Social Security card, references and application (if you have one from People First). Applications can be found at HD Truck Mechanics & TechniciansOur nationwide company offers a pleasant atmosphere, excellent starting pay cations, holidays, and company participation in medical, dental, life insurance and 401K for full time employees. TravelCenters of American is the market leader in over the road truck preventative maintenance and light repairs. Our mechanics average up to $14/hr, with additional earning potential based on Experience preferred, but all applications will be considered. Apply in person or online at www.mytajob.com Travel Centers of America, 1024 US 301 South, Baldwin, FL 32234We conduct pre-employment drug screening

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ursday, March 8, 2018 T B C P Page 13 P & S HARVEY APPLIANCE REPAIRParts & Service Gas or Electric Appliances 904-763-4774 904-635-3518 3/8-3/29pADDISON LAWN CARE & TRACTOR WORK Free Estimates Debris Clean-up Limb Trimming Mowing Discing & Tilling Lawn Care Call Mark 904-710-8439 3/2tfcREMODELS REPAIRS ADDITIONSPorches, Decks & More Custom New Home Construction Cypress Home Builders, Inc. Jody Paul Thrift904-591-26402/10tfcGATEWAY PEST CONTROL, INC.All Types Of Pest Control Call Eston, Shannon, Dean or Chris Ask About Our Termite Control904-259-38086/26tfc RICH LAURAMORE CONSTRUCTION, INC.Custom Homes Additions Remodels904-259-4893 or Cell 904-403-4781 RR License No. 282811470 11/19tfcGCO CONSTRUCTION, INC.Home Renovations Additions & Remodels Kitchen & Bath Alterations or Rebuilds Roofs Free Estimates We Look Forward To Your Call904-237-1288License #GCG1510366 License #CFC1429532 License #CCC1328624 3/8-3/22pCOUNTY LINE HEATING, AIR & ELECTRIC, INC.Service, Installation, Remodels, New Construction Residential & Commercial Licensed & Insured 904-259-8303License #ER13014604 License #RA13067591 2/15-8/9/18p ROGER RAULERSON WELL DRILLING 2 and 4 Wells Pump Service | Water Treatment Licensed & Insured Family Owned & Operated Raulersonville, LLC. 904-259-7531 7/21tfcLAND CLEARINGFill dirt Slag Cypress Mulch Red mulch A little Or A Lot904-521-15062/10tfcA & D IRRIGATION & PRESSURE WASHING Sprinkler Repairs Pressure Washing Free Estimates 904-651-1739 3/1-3/22pDIRTTim Johnson904-259-2536 904-838-28185/11tfc PEACOCK PAINTING, INC.Professional Painting Interior Exterior Pressure Washing Residential Commercial Parking Lot Line Striping Fully Insured & Locally Owned 25 years of experience904-259-58772/10tfcANGEL AQUA, INC.Water Quality Treatment We Can Improve Your Water Water Softeners Iron/Sulfur Filters Sales Rentals Service Repairs Salt Delivery Service 799 South 6th Street, Macclenny904-259-66727/12tfcSPRING IS COMING!!Our Service Directory offers an inexpensive way for you to advertise your lawn mowing or landscaping business! Grow your business & save money! Call today and save 10% when you pay for 6 months up front!904-259-2400 T B C P 8/18tfcDEPENDABLE HEATING, AC AND ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORResidential Commercial New Construction Remodel904-259-6546Elec. License #EC-0001471 AC License #CA-C057649 2/10tfcB&W TREE & LAND SERVICESFull Line Of Tree And Land Services: Removal Trimming Clearing Pond Digging Bulldozer Loader Bucket Truck & More! Licensed & Insured www.treeandlandservices.com 904-259-82539/25tfcPRINTING & FAXINGBlack & White And Color Copies Binding Of Reports, Etc. Business Cards Signs Stickers Invitations Rubber Stamps & More! The Ofce Mart 110 South Fifth Street904-259-3737 5/19tfc 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 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 hughfish@setel.net 3/1-3/22c A, R&R, Inc. 11837 N SR 121 Macclenny, FL 32063 The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on March 23, 2018 at 10:00 am at A, R&R, Inc. 11837 N SR 121, Macclenny, FL 32063: 2003 TLM Trailer VIN# 2MN01AAH731004741 1998 Honda Accord VIN# 1HGCG5650WA117607 3/8c Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. 10510 Duval Lane Macclenny, FL 32063 Notice of Public Sale: Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. gives Notice of Fore closure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on March 23, 2018, 12:00 pm at 10510 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe VIN# KM8SC13D84U638768 3/8c 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, Flor ida 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 legalmail@frankmaloney.us 3/1-3/22c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO.: 02-2016-DP-133 IN THE INTEREST OF: A.D.B (M) DOB: 07/08/2001 T.D.B (M) DOB: 09/05/2006 E.B.B (M) DOB: 12/01/2010 Minor Children. ___________________________/ Alias SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND FOR PERMANENT COMMITMENT FOR SUBSEQUENT ADOPTION THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO: Candice Bryant, whereabouts unknown YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a petition under oath, a copy of which is available at the Clerk of Courts Ofce, has been led in the above-styled Court for the termination of your parental rights to the above children and for permanent commitment of the children to the Department of Children and Families for subsequent adoption. You are hereby commanded to be and appear before the General Magistrate in the Baker County Courthouse in Macclenny, Florida, on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 10:20 a.m., for a Continued Advisory Hearing. You must personally appear at the hearing on the date and at the time specied. FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS HEARING CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THE CHILDREN. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILDREN NAMED IN THE PETITION AT TACHED TO THIS NOTICE. You are entitled to have an attorney present to represent you in this matter. If you want an attorney but are unable to afford one, you must notify the court and the court will appoint an attorney to represent you. WITNESS MY HAND as the clerk of said Court and the Seal therefore, 5th day of March, 2018. Clerk of Circuit Court By: Sherri Dugger Deputy Clerk Lindsay Hanson, Esq. / FBN:18373 1389 West US Highway 90, Suite 110 Lake City, FL 32055 Tel. (386) 243-6037/Fax: (386)758-1170 Primary E-mail Address: Lindsay.Hanson@myfamilies.com Secondary E-mail Addresses: Michael.Hulongbayan@myfamilies.com Marilyn.Frampton@myfamilies.com 3/8-3/29c 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 kennie.downing@bakercountyfl.org 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 ser vices 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 GIV ENS 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 GIV ENS; 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 PUBLIC NOTICE Call for Request for Proposals (RFP) Landll Gas-to-Energy Project RFP # 18-01 The New River Solid Waste Association (NRSWA) is issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP) for developing a landll gas to compressed natural gas (LFG-to-CNG) project at the New River Regional Landll (NRRL), an active municipal solid waste landll in Union County, Florida. The Vendor shall be qualied to convert landll gas to CNG. The selected Vendor shall be required to assume full responsibility for all services offered in their proposal. A pre-proposal meeting and site tour will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) at the NRRL. Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. NRRL is located 2.5 miles north of Raiford, Florida on State Road 121 in Union County, Florida. RFP packages can be picked up at the NRRL Administration Ofce located at 24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, Florida 32083 or can be distributed upon request via email. Completed RFP packages shall be mailed to the NRSWA, P.O. Box 647, Raiford, Florida 320830647 or delivered to the NRRL Administration Ofce. After the RFP opening, the packages will be examined for completeness and preserved in the custody of the Executive Director. The NRSWA reserves the right to reject any or all RFP responses or a portion thereof for any reason. Any RFP responses received after the specied time and date will not be considered. Contact the NRSWA ofce at 386-431-1000 for questions concerning the RFP submittal. The RFP submittal DEADLINE is Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). 3/8-3/15c 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 hughfish@setel.net 3/1-3/8c REGISTRATION UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under signed, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of RHODENS TRUE VALUE HARDWARE located at 6874 EAST MOUNT VERNON STREET, in the county of BAKER, in the City of GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA 32040, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at GLEN ST. MARY, Florida, this 15th day of February, 2018. GLEN CASH HARDWARE, FEED & SEED, INC., Owner 3/8p 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 familylaw@dalewestling.com pleadings@dalewestling.com 3/1-3/8c LEGAL NOTICES SUBMIT YOUR ...News Tips Birth Announcements Weddings Engagements & More at bakercountypress.com

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Page 14 T B C P ursday, March 8, 2018JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comAfter six straight road games to start the season, the BCHS Lady Wildcat its home debut on March 5. The ladies made sure it was worth the wait. Baker County used time ly hits and run-saving defensive plays to overcome and win 5-2 over Paxon. The Lady Golden Eagles never threatened after the Lady Cats took the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning, and were limited to just one base hit through the final three innings by winning pitcher Taylor Crews and Liz McGovern. Its always good to win in front of a good home crowd, first-year head coach Kylee Canaday said. Its good for the kids to get a win. The Lady Cats (5-3) tied the game with back-to-back RBI hits by Emma Gipson and Kiki Carter with two outs in the bottom of the third inning. Gipson plated Catlin Harvin on a base hit up the middle, and Car ter tied the score with a run-scoring triple to right Both third-inning runs came after Harvin reached successfully on an error by Paxons right fielder, would have been the third out of the frame. Harvin also drew a bases-loaded walk to plate Kat Rhoden for the goahead run in the fourth inning and scored Kim Throwthe lead in the sixth. Rhoden also had an RBI Our kids just made the adjustments at the plate the other coaches and I were talking to them about, coach Canaday said. We just made the adjustments and we started swinging at the right time. Baker County also turned two inning-ending double plays to prevent Paxon from scoring more runs. Gipson ning, leaving the Lady Golden Eagles stranding a runner at third base after scoring a pair with just one out. Thrower, who also doubled in the sixth inning, pre vented Paxon from retaking the lead in the top of the fourth inning after the Lady Cats tied the score in the previous frame. She caught vin, who made the tag on a sliding Christine Tomlinson, who tagged up from third base, to end the inning. [The play] brought momentum back to our side, and then we came back and started swinging the bats after that, coach Canaday said. It was a good change of momentum there during the game. The Lady Cats drew three of their six walks in the bottom of the fourth inning, including Harvins walk for the ultimate game-winning run. The successful home debut came after the ladies fell just short in a tough battle against one of the areas best teams. West Nassau scored a walk-off run on a twoMarch 2, and escaped with a 2-1 win over the Lady Cats. McGovern held the Lady Warriors scoreless for much of the game after the home team went ahead 1-0 in the nally got on the board in the top of the seventh inning as Sara Keves scored Carter on a base hit. Despite the loss, coach Canaday said there were still positives to take away from the hard-fought game. Its definitely encour aging to us as coaches to see the kids because West Nassau is ranked I believe No. 4 in the area right now and our kids battled great with them, she said. They played a great game and we hung with them. Gipson had a monster game on February 27, batting 4 for 4 with two doubles and four RBIs as she led Baker County to an 8-4 win at Hilliard. She hit a pair of run-scoring doubles in the game, including the go-ahead twothe top of the sixth inning. The team added cushion in the top of the seventh inning with RBI singles from Harvin and Allie Crummey Dyal. Carter had a third-inning batters after Gipson broke the scoreless tie with a dou Keves batted 3 for 4 with two runs scored. Our kids just opened up and really started hitting when they put base runners on and they just came up clutch, coach Canaday said. Gipson had an answer at the plate every time the Lady Flashes got back into the game. After Tristan Edwards tied the game with a two-run single in the bottom of the third inning, Baker sponded with a run-scoring single to center field. Her go-ahead sixth-inning double also came after Hilliard fifth with Brooke Geigers two-run home run. Gipson batted 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs, and Harvin added a pair of hits on February 26 in Baker Countys 11-7 win at Yulee. The Lady Cats remain at home on March 8 against Atlantic Coast. They will try to stay perfect in District 3-5A competition the following night when they visit Suwannee. Were still improving, coach Canaday said. We still havent hit our peak of what were going to hit in the season, but every day our kids are getting a little better, which is all we can ever ask of them. Dont forget to check out our photo galleries @ www.bakercountypress.com JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comFollowing a disappointing 0-3 start to the regular season, BCHS Wildcat head baseball coach Jarrell Rodgers told the players to put the slow start behind them and treat the upcoming games like a new season. The players have bought into that message, and the Cats are undefeated in coach Rodgers new season. Baker County has won four straight games since that talk and have pulled above .500 overall. The offense, which was inconsis tent through the opening games, has found its rhythm in the teams three most re cent wins over Ridgeview, Stanton and Oakleaf as the program rolled by a combined score of 27-7. Senior first baseman Clayt Smith and freshman second baseman Conner Moore have led the reju venated offense during the teams winning streak. Smith has hit 7 of 10 with two doubles and three RBIs in Baker Countys most recent wins, while Moore has batted a combined 6 of 9 with three doubles and four RBIs during the same stretch. Smith went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs on March 6, and Baker County snapped Oakleafs sea son-opening unbeaten streak with an 8-1 road win. He connected with a tworun double to center field during the teams four-run in Moore who went 3 for 5 with an RBI double on a fourth inning. Anytime hes clicking at the plate he gives us a chance to drive a gap and get some runs in, coach Rodgers said of Smith. Everythat kind of guy. When hes not hitting the rest of them arent hitting. The Cats out-hit Oakleaf 16-6 in their second lopsided win in less than 24 hours. Travis Neal batted 4 for 4 with a double, while Jordan Vanvactor, Casen Milton and Zac Gregory each had two hits. Winning pitcher Vanvactor threw four shutout innings with three strikeouts and four hits allowed. He forced the Knights to strand sition, and his third strikeout ended the bottom of the third inning after Oakleaf loaded the bases. But another bases-loaded scenario nearly allowed the Knights to sneak back into contention. Oakleaf loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the sixth inning with a prime opportunity to put a major dent into Baker Countys 6-1 advantage. Pitcher Jarron Hodges got out of the jam with just one run allowed, however, and ended Oakleafs best chance to make the game competitive. The Knights but Hodges then forced two harmless ground outs to close out the inning. For Jarron, any time he can work down in the zone ... its a tough pitch to hit. He gets a lot of ground balls for us, coach Rodgers said. He was able to take a deep breath and work down in the zone and work out of it. After getting two runs of cushion in the top of the seventh inning, Smith closed out the game in quick fashion. He struck out the side in the bottom of the seventh inning to seal Baker Countys fourth straight win. It was a good one com ing on the road, especially a 3:30 start time on the road, the second-year head coach said. ... That was a big one for us to pull through and keep the winning streak rolling. The win at Oakleaf came afternoon after the Cats rolled 11-1 over Stanton in a Smith went 2 for 3 with three RBIs, including the go-ahead third-inning single and the game-ending ning. Colby Kennedy batted 2 for 3 with an RBI single to fourth inning. Winning pitcher Joel Satterwhite and relief pitcher Mike Davis combined for Hes (Satterwhite) been good out of the bullpen, time to give him a start. He rolled out, gave us a good start, coach Rodgers said. Cats rally around injured catcher Catcher Wade Johnson sat on the ground just outside the batters box, wiping away blood from his left eyebrow after getting hit in the head by a pitch in the fourth inning on March 2. The Cats gathered together in the dugout to say a prayer for Johnson, who received several stitches for the injury. Its one of those moments thats hard to explain unless youve been a part of it before, coach Rodgers said. When something like that happens its like some thing clicks with the team and the guys ... quit worrying about themselves or theyve had a bad at bat so far in the game. They start doing it for other reasons. And with the newfound focus, the Cats rallied from visiting Ridgeview Panthers 8-5. Moore shined at the plate in his second varsity game. He went 3 for 3 with two doubles and three RBIs as he led Baker County to the comeback victory. Conners a special kid. Hes a type that doesnt come through very often and we decided after watching him in a few JV games that we felt comfortable with him coming up, coach Rodgers said. Obviously, we didnt expect him coming out like he has so far, but theres big things to come for that kid if he continues to work hard and keeps his head straight. Baker County scored seven of its eight runs following Johnsons injury, including two in the fourth inning Milton went 2 for 3 with the game-tying RBI single in the art drove in the go-ahead run in the next at bat on a Caleb Crews shut down the Panthers after entering the game in the top of the second inning with the Cats trailing 3-0. Ridgeviews Justin Farmer hit a twothe second frame, scoring runners who were already on second and third when Crews took over on the mound. But Ridgeview only maninnings as Crews threw four strikeouts. He retired the Panthers in order to cement the game-ending strikeout. You got to make sure youve got a guy thats going to get in there and pound the zone and not give up free base runners by hitting guys or walking guys, coach Rodgers said. Calebs obvi ously that guy weve got a lot of faith in to come in that position and do it. The Cats will try to keep the momentum rolling on March 9 when they host Fort White and March 12 against visiting Palatka. Purchase these photos at www.bakercountypress.com Photos by Jud JohnsonKat Rhoden throws the ball to rst base for the out.Taylor Dyal Ridge StewartPurchase these photos at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jud JohnsonJarron Hodges runs to rst base.Lady Cats beat PaxonMake a successful home debutCats win four in a rowRiding hot bats, pitching

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ursday, March 8, 2018 T B C P Page 15JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comThe BCHS JV Lady Wildcat softball team scored 15 runs in the second inning on March 5, and ultimately blew out Paxon 18-2 in three innings. Reagan Griffis, Taylor Crews and Kenzie Gipson all hit two-RBI doubles in the high-scoring second inning, which saw Baker County hit through the lineup twice. Crews also ended the game in the third inning with a two-run hit that fell between two Paxon players in left field, which scored Emily run mercy rule. Karli Johnson also hit an RBI triple in the second inning. Johnson, Crews and Alyssa Taylor also scored on wild pitches in the frame. Lee and Emily Mobley combined to pitch a one-hit shutout on March 2 as the JV Lady Cats shut out host West Nassau 4-0. Baker County scored half of its runs on second-inning errors. The JV ladies padded their lead in the third inning as Taylor scored on a wild pitch and Mobley was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. The hit batter plated Gipson, who went 2 for 3. Crews also doubled in the win. JV Cats beat Stanton after back-and-forth loss The BCHS JV Wildcat baseball team beat Stanton 7-4 on March 5 after over coming a 2-0 first-inning We got down early in the first inning giving up two runs. But battled all game and was able to pull it out, coach Brad Stone wrote in a message Tuesday. Baker County nearly battled out of a deeper hole on March 2 against Ridgeview, but the JV Panthers pulled out a 7-6 win in the backand-forth contest. After falling behind 4-0, in the fourth inning to briefly take the lead. Kyler Holton hit the go-ahead two-run Ridgeview regained the advantage with a three-run an RBI double to deep left Carter Kennedy hit two triples in the game, the Countys high-scoring fourth inning. He also scored on a which cut Ridgeviews lead to 7-6. The JV Cats were unable to complete the comeback, nal eight batters were retired, including two straight strikeouts to end the game.JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comWith a decade of unprece dented success behind them, the BCHS Wildcat weightlifters understand they have targets on their backs as other programs work to dethrone them. The targets grew a little larger on February 26 at the Suwannee Invitational. Yesterday I told them (the lifters) I noticed how at that meet the other day was like bonding together to pull against us, head coach Scott McDonald said on March 1. ... What we do as a weightlifting program and the things that we are about and the way we train, let them band together. Thats its going to be at the state meet anyway. So hey, let them do it. Its going to do nothing but make us better, make us stronger. And the Cats were already the strongest team at the Suwannee Invitational. Baker County won four of with 62 points, outscoring top programs such as 2017 Class 1A state champion Madison County and Class 1A fourth-place team Interlachen. The team had multiple lifters score in three divi ond sweep in the 169-pound showing in the heavyweight division, to help it win its second large invitational within one week. ... [Y]ou get really special things when you have that type of depth, coach McDonald said. ... Thats always a great thing when youre getting the extra points in each weight class. Defending state champion Dalton Simon and William Bloodsaw took first and second place in the 169 class. Simon, who posted the divisions highest bench press and clean and jerk, won the class by 100 pounds over Bloodsaw, which was the largest margin of victory for any Wildcat weightlifter. But Bloodsaw had the second-best bench press and clean and jerk in the class, and out-muscled the thirdplace lifter by 30 pounds. We have a very, very special weightlifter right now in Dalton Simon, coach McDonald said. He is head and shoulders better than everyone else in the 169. Well whats kind of getting overlooked because of that is how great William Bloodsaws doing in the 169. Cooper Hodges posted the heaviest clean and jerk and highest total at the invithe heavyweight division by 20 pounds. Tyler Burnsed set personal records in the bench press and clean and jerk as he set a new best total The closest competition came in the 129 class, in which Josh Dialo and Kyle Ervin of Citrus posted the same first-place total. Dialo, who had the divisions best bench press, was given body weight. which all six scoring lifters were separated by just 30 pounds. Marcus Dialo also won the 139 class by 20 pounds as he posted the divisions best bench press and clean and jerk. John Green in the 154 both finished in second place. Carson Padgett in the 119 and Seth Paige in the 183 both took third, while Brandon Combs scored with 199 class. The victory at Suwannee marked Baker Countys secweek of the regular season. The Cats also topped the Fleming Island Invitational on February 21. That success is proof the program has the potential to claim its seventh Class 1A state championship since 2008, coach McDonald said. The state series is scheduled to begin March 10 with the District 6-1A meet on March 10 at Clay. It shows them what theyre capable of is what it does. Tangible evidence of what they are accomplishing and what they can do, coach McDonald said. What I dont want them to want to stay hungry. He also thanked his three assistant coaches Denzel Mack, Freddie Smith and Ryan Young for their help during the teams undefeated regular season. They do it because they love being around these guys, love being around the competitive nature of weightlifting, and basically theyre competitors themselves, he said. I greatly appreciate everything theyre here doing and helping these guys become young men. 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 The BCHS Wildcat weightlifting team wants to be selsh with the district championship trophy. Baker County has been the only program to capture the District 6-1A title since the inception of districts in 2016. Head coach Scott McDonald doesnt want that to change in 2018. I would say were the favorite for the district and going into the region (if) we remain healthy, people make body weight, I think were kind of in the running for regional again, he said. And thats just going to boost us up and hopefully ... have a great shot at the state weightlifting meet as well. The District 6-1A meet is scheduled for March 10 at Clay, and opening lifts are set to begin at 11:30 a.m. Admission is $6. The top six lifters in each weight class advance to the Region 3-1A meet. Baker County, which won the region for the rst time last year, is scheduled to host the meet on March 24. Coach McDonald said he hopes at least 15 Cats advance to the regional meet.District previewLiers bring home the hardware Purchase these photos at www.bakercountypress.com Photos by Jon ShumakeAntonio Esterling (center) leads a huddle in Baker Countys JV baseball teams loss to Ridgeview.Lane Dinkins throws the pitch early in the teams game against Ridgview.JV ladies blast Paxon, boys top StantonLadies win 18-2JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comSenior BCHS Wildcat wrestler Jordan Johnson went 1-2 at the FHSAA Class 1A state tournament held March 2 and 3 in Kissimmee. Both of Johnsons losses came against wrestlers who ultimately finished He opened the tournament with a 13-4 decision loss to Anthony Temes of Cardinal Gibbons, who ished fourth in the state after falling in a 1-0 decision in the third-place match. After tion round, Johnson was eliminated from the tour nament in a 15-4 major de cision loss to Immokalees Neverteson Lahens, who place match. Still, coach Hank Farmer was proud of the way Johnson competed in his three matches. He came out and wrestled hard. He left everything on the mat. Thats everything you can expect from a kid like Jordan, coach Farmer said Mon day. ... The kid fought hard every match and battled all the way to the end. He didnt quit. I was proud of him. I really was. Johnson bounced back from the opening loss to score a 7-3 decision over Berkeley Preps Robert Heyck in the opening consolation round. He ended his senior season with a 27-5 overall record, including just two losses during the regular season. Johnson also 3-1A championship and advanced to the state meet for the first time in his third regional tournament appearance. It was a very successful season for him, coach Farmer said. Every day he came in and gave it his all in practice as well as in the meets.Johnson goes 1-2 at state tourney Jordan Johnson SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE!!!Did you know you can read the paper onlineOnly $25 a year! Call today for info259-2400T B C P www.bakercountypress.com

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Page 16 T B C P ursday, March 8, 2018Basketball season came to an end for two BCHS Wildcat stars, while other ex-Baker County players remained busy on the baseball and Junior guard Charles Ruise Jr.s Central State Marauders seven-game winning streak was snapped with a 70-66 overtime loss to Benedict College on Februthe Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament in Birmingham, Ala. Ruise led Central State (1415) with 15 points and nine rebounds. Guard Delicia Washingtons sophomore season ended on February 28 as her Florida Lady Gators lost 48-43 to Ole Miss in the opening round of the SEC tournament in Nashville. Washington scored two points with eight rebounds and three assists in the loss. The Middle Georgia State Knights lost two out of three games against the University of Mobile in their ic Conference series of the Mikal Flores went 2 for 6 on March 2 as the Knights lost both games of a doubleheader 8-1 and 7-2. Senior pitcher Jared Crews threw three innings with five hits and game. Flores batted 2 for 5 with a double, RBI and two runs scored as Middle Georgia State (17-6, 1-2) rebounded with an 11-9 win. The Knights also beat South Carolina-Beaufort 14-4 in eight innings on February 27. Flores scored a run The Tallahassee Community College Lady Eagles went 1-3 in the Seminole State College Invitational held March 3 and 4. Sophomore Brandie Callaway had a solo home run and Callie Paine pitched eight innings with eight hits, two earned runs, two walks and eight strikeouts as the team won 7-5 over Miami Dade College in eight innings to open the invitational. Callaway went 1 for 3 with a run scored in a 12-8 loss to Seminole State College of Florida in the second game. Tallahassee was shut out in both games on March 4 with a 6-0 loss to St. Petersburg and an 8-0 loss to St. Johns River State College. Callaway combined to bat 1 for 5. Paine threw six innings with 14 hits, three earned outs in the early game, and then pitched one inning with a hit, run, walk and a strikeout in the second game. TCC also played a pair of doubleheaders against Santa Fe during the week. The two teams split the one on February 27, but Santa Fe won the first game and the second game ended in a 6-6 tie on March 1. Paine threw 4.1 innings with five hits, six earned runs, three walks and three strikeouts in the teams 7-1 doubleheader. TCC won the second game 8-0. Callaway went a combined 2 for 4 with a walk in the second doubleheader, and Paine made pitching appearances in both games. She allowed two hits, three earned runs, four walks with a strikeout as Tallahassee (8at Santa Fe. She threw 1.2 innings in the tie with two hits allowed. Junior Landon Boyettes Thomas Night Hawks swept Siena Heights in a threegame series to improve 11-12 overall. Boyette combined to bat 1 for 8 with a single, two RBIs and a stolen base in the series, which saw the Night Hawks win 2-0 and 13-12 in a doubleheader on March 3 and win 11-3 the next day. He had a base hit on February 27, but his Thomas Night Hawks (8-12) lost 5-2 at Albany State. Junior pitcher Zach Raseason on March 2 as his South Carolina-Aiken Pacers lost 8-2 to Georgia College in Peach Belt Conference play. He pitched 5.2 innings with 11 hits and four earned runs allowed with three strikeouts. The Pacers (11-6, 4-2) the series, losing 13-3 on nal game 5-4. Sophomore pitcher Dylan Halls FSCJ BlueWave fell 2-0 at Santa Fe on March 3 after a 16-4 loss to Tallahassee Community College on February 27. Senior catcher Kylie Holtons Morehead State Lady Eagles went undefeated in the Winthrop Invitational to improve their re cord 13-4. Holton went 1 for 3 with a run scored on March 3 as the Lady Eagles topped Youngstown State 5-4. Freshman Madison Kennedys 13th-ranked Florida State Lady Seminoles won three out of five games in the Unconquered Invitational. After falling 1-0 to Hofstra in 10 innings and 5-0 to Oregon on the opening day of the tournament, the Lady Seminoles (15-6) won their bined score of 13-3. They beat Florida Gulf Coast 6-2 and Hofstra 5-0 on March 3 and then topped Oregon 2-1 on March 4.JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comThe BCMS Lady Bobcat softball team continued its perfect start to the season with a pair of dominant victories over Lake City and Orange Park by a combined score of 32-0. 5 with two doubles, a triple and the ladies improved to 5-0 on the season with an 11-0 shutout at Lake City. She drove in runs on douinnings, and then connected with a bases-clearing triCountys five-run fifth inning. Kyleigh Brown, Kaylee Rodgers, Madison Lagle and Abby Courson each had two hits. Lagle, who also doubled, has yet to allow a run in the pitchers circle as Baker County has blanked its opShe threw another gem against Lake City, pitching a complete game four-hitter with 12 strikeouts. She contributed to the teams third no-hitter of the young season on February 27, and the Lady B-Cats rolled 22-0 over Orange Park in three innings. She threw seven strikeouts in two innings, and Taylor Mann added two additional strikeouts in one inning. Mann was even more productive at the plate, batting 3 for 3 with four RBIs and a double, which was one of Baker Countys seven extra-base hits in the rout. Kalin Davis, Rogers, GrifLagle all also doubled, and Abby Courson led off the teams 13-run second inning with a triple. Brooklyn Davis went 2 for 2 with two runs scored. The Lady B-Cats added another eight runs in the doubles by Mann and Kalin Davis and singles from Haley Marker and Emaleigh Raulerson. Emma Richardson also crossed home on an error in the inning, which was one of eight Orange Park errors in the lopsided game. Baker County tried to stay undefeated on March 6 at Lake Asbury. The middle school program visits Suwannee and Green Cove on back-to-back days be ginning March 8. The road stretch is set to continue March 13 at Charlton. B-Cats beat Lake City, Orange Park After alternating wins and losses through their Bobcats won back-to-back road games at Lake City and Orange Park to improve to 4-2 on the season. Baker County scored two then scattered single runs on March 1, helping the team pull away 6-2 at Lake City. Pitcher Brady Chauncey allowed one earned run with four strikeouts in six innings, and batted 2 for 4 with an RBI at the plate. Tyce Moore went 3 for 4 with two RBIs, and drove with a first-inning single that gave the B-Cats the lead for good. Conner Brassart and Jamil Jones, who also doubled, both had multi-hit games, and Easton Stevens also doubled. The win in Lake City came two days after Baker County blasted Orange Park 26-0 in three innings. The B-Cats took control of the game early with an ing 12 runs before Orange of game. The team added another eight runs in the top of the third inning. Chauncey, Moore, Wilford, Stevens and Landen Hickman all had two hits in the blowout, in which the Baker County out-hit Orange Park 17-1. Titus Richardson had four RBIs and three runs scored, Moore had three RBIs, and Kale Gibson, Chauncey, Wilford and Luke Davis each drove in a pair of runs. Jacob Miller and Brody Griffis combined for a strikeout and three walks in the one-hit shutout. CROSSROADS SHOPPING CENTER 816 S. 6TH ST. 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BAG RUSSET POTATOES$249 USDAINSPECTED BCMS programs dominate in wins 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, 2018www.ecs4kids.org/CURRICULUM: 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 Basketball season ends for two former Wildcats