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The Baker County press
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JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comYouth Baylee Thor ton gave a sassy lip sync performance of Meghan Trainors All About That Bass to win Lip Sync Battle hosted by the Baker Prevention Coalition the evening of April 6 at Heritage Park and take the top prize in the contest a wireless speaker. Second place went to Kamila Burks, who lip-synced Cant Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake. Her prize was a pair of wireless headphones. The third place finalist was Samuel Rackley with Justin Biebers One Time, which he directed to his wife and coalition coordinator Taryn Rackley. All three were selected based on crowd applause DECADE LATER: REFLECTIONS ON BCDC THEN, NOWPossum in the Park previewPage 9 AT AGLANCE THINGS TO DOAPRIL 12New River library coop meeting4 p.m. 5 p.m. New River Solid Waste Facility The New River Public Library Cooperative Governing Board Meeting will be at the New River Solid Waste Facility.BCHS Wildcat baseball vs Bolles7 p.m. Baker County High School 1 Wildcat Dr. Glen St. Mary The Cats return to District 3-5A play against Bolles. The rematch of the previous two district championship games is scheduled for 7 p.m. The teams play again April 13 at Bolles.APRIL 13A Day of Hope Inc. presents Teen Challenge5 p.m. MORE ON PAGE 3 Cats pull out late victoryPage 14 Go vote ...bakercountypress.comHow should the county spend its bed taxes?68% New venues/ rec opportunities12% New events 20% All of the above SPORTSKennedy commits See page 14 273 E. MACCLENNY AVE. CALL 259-6117 FOR APPOINTMENT TRANSMISSION SERVICE rrfnt bn tt rtnrrtftnrfft trtFUEL INDUCTION SERVICEnrrt ft nrff t tr t tt WWW.BURKINSCHEVY.COM JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comWhy not? After 10 consecutive seapion or runner-up, BCHS Wildcat weightlifting head coach Scott McDonald asked the lifters that simple question: Why not make it 11 straight years? The Cats answered the question in dominant fashion by successfully embark ing on the second decade of the dynastys reign. Baker County captured its 10th championship in program history on April 6 in Panama City Beach in the most lopsided outcome at the Class 1A meet in more than a half-decade. Marcus Dialo and Dalton Simon both won individual state championships to lead the team to 34 points, easily out-muscling Labelle, Bradford and Madison County, way tie for second with 13 points. The 21-point gap between first and second was the largest at the Class 1A meet since Baker County won by 24 points in 2011 after scoring 44 points. For coach McDonald, the programs seventh state championship since 2008 is Every kid that stood up on that platform and held that championship trophy, got that medal around their state championship, coach McDonald said. It doesnt matter how many Ive been a part of or coached, it doesnt matter at that point. Thats their state championship. ... That one Friday was just as sweet as any other and just as sweet for those guys to get up there and enjoy and be remembered and their names be engraved as a state champion at Baker County High School. Simon will also have his named etched in school history for another reason. The senior joined Lucious Lee and Reuben Jackson as the programs only back-to-back state champions when he His school record 675-pound total was the best in the class by 55 pounds, Photos by Kimberlin HallThe BCHS Wildcat weightlifting team celebrates its 10th state championship in program history.Dalton Simon, the programs third lifter to win back-to-back titles, lifts the clean and jerk attempt.Wildcats reign supreme!JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comTen years ago the nonDevelopment Corporation, or BCDC, was in its infancy. It had just issued $45 million in municipal bonds a 500-plus-bed county jail and sheriffs office headquarters. It spent $3 milacres just north of Macclenny, about 20 acres of which was reserved to build the jail complex. It was expected the federal government, specifically Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), would fill up the facility with immigration detainees based on statements agency. They stopped short of making such guarantees in writing, however. Still, if all went well initially, ICE representatives reportedly told the Tallahassee architect who designed the facility, Bill Rutherford, even more beds could be needed down the road, necessitating expansion of the facility. In fact, ICE official Mike Rosas was on hand poured for the project in March, 2008. Ive come to the conclusion my trust in our sheri was grossly misplaced and it was intentionally abused. Alex RobinsonFormer Baker County commissioner Mixed reviews by jail foundersSee page 3 See page 2 See page 15 Purchase this photo at Photo by Joel AddingtonBaylee Thornton lip syncs Meghan Trainors All About That Bass.A sassy lip sync performance wins Dog Days of BakerSaturday, April 14 11 am 4 pm at the Baker County Fairgrounds Animal Adoptions U Contests Live Music and much more!


ursday, April 12, 2018 T B C P Page 3 Page 2 T B C P ursday, April 12, 2018But when the facility opened its doors in the sumdidnt materialize, at least not for several years. The slow start caused BCDC to burn through its reserve cash to keep operating. It led to employee furloughs and a temporary forbearance arrangement with bondholders for partial debt ser vice payments. While BCDC has been making full debt payments for a number of years now, it remains behind on payments to vendors. The county, meanwhile, was stuck paying nearly twice as much for housing its inmates at the new facility. The higher inmate housing costs slowly drained the countys reserves to near critical levels that are only now starting to rebound. BCDC is now facing new in part to high interest on its debt. The bonds were issued with an adjustable interest rate thats now above 8 percent. The nonprofit owner of the jail and sheriffs complex, which is operated by Office on behalf of BCDC, has pinned its hopes on a debt and free up an estimated $1 million per year. Was it the right decision? Former commissioners split The Baker County Com mission in 2008 consist ed of Alex Robinson, Mike don Crews and Julie Combs. They helped lay the groundwork for the project, loaning BCDC some $200,000 in seed money at zero interest, repaid with 6 acres of the purchased property, and rezoning the acreage for the jail complex. They were sold on the project by its biggest backer and arguably the most powtime, former sheriff Joey Dobson. They were told there would be so much demand for space for ICE detainees, BCDC would have enough money to not only pay back the bonds but also for the county, which would roughly double to more than $84 per inmate per day at the new jail. After a few years, then county commissioner Mr. Robinson recalls hearing, the county could get even more money in the form of excess revenue returned to Among the former com missioners interviewed during the last week, Mr. Robinson, a Macclenny electrician, was the most angered about how the new jail endeavor played out. He said he feels like he and othmisinformed by the former say to what end. Knowing then what I know now, would I make the same decision? No, he said early this week. Id probably rather go with some kind of renovation [of the old jail]. Nonetheless, the project as presented more than a decade ago was hard to pass up. The existing jail and idly deteriorating and at near capacity. The number of U.S. Mar shals prisoners housed there a long time revenue source for the county was also dwindling. Being a long-time elected I trusted the advice and information provided by the capacity ... Why would we not have that trust in him? Mr. Griffis remembers mulling renovations to the old jail but said it was too far gone to save. That led ofa new one, which officials in Glades County, FL were already doing with similar promises of revenue from ICE detainees to repay debt issued to build a new facility. It was working for them, said Mr. Griffis. The ICE folks were saying theres no problem getting the inmates. Looking back, with the same information, I think I would have made the same decision. It was the right deci sion with what information we had at the time ... It was vetted in public. No one was against it in concept at the time. But unlike Mr. Robinson, gret the decision and doesnt believe he was misled by forLooking back, hindsight being 20/20, would we have been better off to bite the bullet and build the jail, with taxpayers still on the hook, I the assistant manager for the City of Macclenny. ... BCDC may survive and do what it was planned to do originally. The jury is still out on whether that was the right decision or not. In Mr. Robinsons mind, however, the verdict is clear. Since the inception of BCDC, Ive come to the con clusion my trust in our sherit was intentionally abused, and those closest to him misled the county commission and the public. He said a possible motivation for doing so may have been the potential for more partment. The original management fee due to the de partment in BCDC was set at $800,000, he said, compared to $200,000 today. The larger fee was never collected, however, due to faced from day one. Mr. Robinson served on the BCDC board of directors at that time but would later step down. He said hed post because his input was ignored and he didnt trust the information he was getting. For example, he said, commissioners were initially told that the county could not pay a cheaper inmate housing rate than the federal government, even though years later BCDC began offering the county discounted rates for paying up front. Better move: Build a smaller jail with taxpayer money Like Mr. Griffis, former county commissioner Gor don Crews, who was enjoy ing Spring Break with his grandkids by the lake last week, doesnt regret creating tion of the new jail without obligating taxpayers money. But, he admits, given the struggles BCDC has faced in the last decade servicing the debt used to build the 500-plus-bed jail, the better move may have been for the county to borrow substantially less money to build a smaller facility to house mainly local prisoners. and built a 250-bed facility, for instance, the debt load wouldve been much smaller, perhaps $20-$25 million, and the interest rate on the debt would be about half as much, too. Its tough to say because gle, but I still see how it [the current facility] could be a positive to the county if its time ER nurse. Looking back though, Mr. Crews said, he would have liked to have a seen a better long-range plan for the fa cility or something in writing outlining how the county ect. Everyone remembers how it was supposed to happen, but there was no docu mentation. We were supposed to have this extra money coming back to the county and that nev er happened, he said. Im not sure if they knew it wouldnt happen or it just sounded good ... I still think it was a great deal the way it was sold. It just didnt pan out. Michael Crews, a former county commissioner and current captain at the sheriffs office, was elected in 2008 but wasnt on the commission when BCDC was approved. We were dealing with the fallout, he said this week. There were meetings when I was there where I expressed on numerous occasions concerns about the daily rate the county was charged. I did not feel like we should be paying what ICE was paying, but we were constantly told by the previous administration the county had to, which was untrue. It was a blatant lie to the commission I served on at the time and that lie caused us to go into reserves to prop up the whole thing. The former commissioner agreed that the ideal decision during the early planning stages as far back as 2006 when commission ers agreed to the project in concept wouldve been to build a smaller 275-to-300 bed jail complex at county expense. I would not have supported it being as big as it is, and not only smaller but without all the luxuries, he said, pointing to the large suite on the south side of the complex housing the sherference room. Its not what taxpayers expect from their government. His predecessor on the board, Julie Combs, now a deputy clerk at the courthouse, said she voted to rezone the property for the jail but remained skeptical about the venture and the potential for the county to face liability should the project fail. I was never in favor of building the complex, she said. I had a lot of unanswered questions. I never got any answer as to how much it would cost per day per inmate. After she left the commission, however, she says she lost interest in the project. Former commissioner and high school teacher Mark Hartley, similarly, didnt have much to say about BCDC, past or present. I havent been following it, he said. I think it did get us something. At the time it to build that large of [a jail]. From what we thought it was going to be, it was a good deal, but all that kind of fell through when they didnt bring the ICE inmates. Asked if he now thinks the former board should have lated to the jail, Mr. Hartley said its hard to say. Maybe we should have looked to build a smaller one, but I dont know that because I dont know how many [county inmates] are in there now, he said. There were on average 128 local prisoners at the jail in February, which was about the average for the previous four months. The average number of federal detainees from October to February was 346. From page 1 We were supposed to have this extra money coming back to the county and that never happened.Gordon Crews THINGS TO DOBaker County High School 1 Wildcat Dr., Glen St. Mary A Day of Hope Inc. presents a Teen Challenge rally at the high school, featuring complimentary food from the Ale House and a drug-free message from Jacksonvilles Teen Challenge Mens Center. The food will be served at 5 p.m., and the presentation, including the Stay Sharp program, is scheduled to start at 6 at the high schools auditorium.BCHS Lady Wildcat softball vs West Nassau7 p.m. Baker County High School 1 Wildcat Dr. Glen St. Mary After falling in a walk-o loss at West Nassau earlier in the season, the Lady Cats will try to avenge the loss when they host the Lady Warriors.Dollar karaoke at the brewery6 p.m. 9 p.m. Crooked Rooster Brewery 1478 S. Sixth St. Macclenny, FL 32063 Crooked Rooster Brewery is hosting a dollar karaoke fundraiser to benet the Womens Center of Jacksonville during Sexual Assault Awareness month. There will be prize drawings for $5 as well as hamburgers and hotdogs for donations. All proceeds will benet survivors of sexual assault.APRIL 14Wildcat Warrior 5k9 a.m. 2 p.m. Heritage Park Village, Lowder St. Macclenny, FL 32063 Wildcat Warrior 5k is a nonprot charitable event to raise community support for families of children battling life threatening illness. Join us to INSPIRE, EMPOWER & STRENGTHEN the love and spirit of our community while helping a great cause.Free health fair at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital10 a.m. 2 p.m. Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital 159 N. Third St. Macclenny, FL 32063 Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital will host a free health fair on Saturday, April 14. Lots of activities including health screenings, bone density screenings, wellness education and free hot dogs, chips and drinks. There is even face painting for the kids as well as WQIK 99.1 broadcasting live. For more information, call (904) 259-3151. From page 1 ADD YOUR COMMUNITY EVENT TO THE ONLINE & PRINT CALENDAR ILLUSIONISTS DAVID & JENNYFRIDAY, APRIL 20 As seen on Americas Got Talent!at BCHS 7 pm Student tickets $7 in advance $10 at the door Adult tickets $10 in advance $13 at the doorEARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT!$2 o advance tickets until APRIL 13Tickets and info at or Baker County High School event after the contestants took the stage once again. event again. We like to try and do events that are unique and appealing to all age groups. This was fun! said Ms. Rackley by email early this week. Attended by more than 50 people, the lip sync contest was paired with childrens ac tivities a bounce house, face painting and card tricks from Shane Kennedy of the Wom ens Center of Jacksonville as well as concessions. It was the latest event from the coalition, which works to combat substance abuse among local youths. The coalition sponsors regular entertainment events for kids and teens to encourage them to have fun in a safe, drug and alcohol-free environment. We were very pleased with the turnout coalition executive director Lea Rhoden early this week. Our goal was to syncers and we ended up with nine participants. We never know how many people we will have at an event so our philosophy is even if a handful of kids come out, that is worth the effort because that many kids had something fun and safe to do, she said. The coalition is planning more movie in the park events soon as well. Ms. Rhoden said the details the particular movies, dates and times will be an nounced on May 4 (hint, hint). From page 1 Purchase these photos at Photos by Joel AddingtonBaylee Whitehead, 9, and Millie Thorton, 4, of Macclenny play on the inatable bounce house.Second place winner Kamila Burks.Lip sync: Drug-free fun BCDC: Ex-commissioner felt misled CHECK IT


ursday, April 12, 2018 T B C P Page 5 Page 4 T B C P ursday, April 12, 2018A Macclenny man faces counts of felony child neglect and misdemeanor possession of a harmful chemical after he was found passed out in his vehicle at Macclenny City Park with his 6-year-old daughter nearby in a rear seat. Deputy John Murphy responded to a complaint by a 34-year-old Macclenny woman the early evening of April 3 and said he had to shake Caleb Poturich, 33, awake to question him. The officer described him as slightly lethargic and said Mr. Poturich denied being or alcohol. During a consent search, Deputy Murphy found an aerosol can of Endust dusting and cleaning spray on board, and two additional cans on the front passenger seat. Inhaling the spray is often called huffing and though delivering a euphoric high it is considered dangerous and even deadly to humans. Deputy Murphy quoted Mr. Poturich as admitting he is a meth user trying to substitute. The witness said she was parked next to the suspects vehicle and observed him inhale the spray then pass out with the daughter in the rear seat. She said he remained in that state about an hour. In other recent arrests, county deputies charged a trio of suspects with possession of meth and meth-re lated devices following bicyclist. he confronted James Whittaker, 41, of Macclenny on 3:30 a.m. on April 3 after seeing him near Lowder Street on a bicycle without A consent search of a cart he was pulling turned up one gram of meth in a baggie, a syringe with meth residue and a digital scale, among other items. Timothy Hance, 32, of Glen St. Mary was jailed the early morning of April 8 for meth possession and tampering with evidence after the vehicle he was riding in was clocked speeding northbound on CR 125 near the interstate. Deputy Jeffrey Higginbotham said a 2007 Toyota driven by Thor Fennell, 28, of Glen turned into the Journey Store about 12:30 a.m., and he observed what turned out to be a cloth liquor bag tossed out the front right window into shrubbery. The meth inside allegedly belonged to Mr. Hance, based on a statement made to another deputy at the scene. Mr. Fennell was ticketed for speeding and two other occupants, James Ratier, 22, both of Macclenny, were not charged. Another vehicle pasof Glen was charged with having meth in a syringe, a Suboxone strip and other paraphernalia when the 2005 Dodge she was riding in about midnight on April 4 was stopped on CR 125 north of Glen for an expired tag. Detective Jeremiah Combs said he conducted Road, and soon learned that Ms. Floyd was wanted in Duval County for failure to pay child support. He spotted a box containing the items while escorting the suspect out of the vehicle, and Mr. Floyd admitted it belonged to her. Three other occupants, Chasity Ellis, 25, and Kelly Crews, 38, both of Glen, Hampton were not charged. MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF After rejecting a move to grant a blanket waiver of electric bills for the use of ball fields at county parks, the county commission last week voted to extend the offer to all athletic groups in exchange for improvements made at the facilities. Previously, the county has only entered into such an agreement with Baker County Little League, which Commissioner James Croft argued is unfair to others such as softball, church and volleyball teams who pay the countys full charge of $10 an hour to cover lighting costs. In the last fiscal year a little under $3200 came in as revenue on over an $18,000 light bill (total at all county parks), Commissioner Croft said when he brought the matter up at a board meeting the evening of April 3. This year so far weve brought in a little over $2100 and the light bill is a little over $11,000. The county ends up paying the bulk of the bills from Florida Power and Light Co., which defeats the intent of the countys ball part lighting fees, he said. The whole purpose is to try to recover the money that is being billed, Com missioner Croft said. But then the board entered into an agreement with the Little League that allowed them to do upgrades to the fields, or what have you. We give them a dollar for dollar match. I understand weve had stuff done at the fields but we still have light bills. Then he moved into the specific reason he raised the issue for discussion, which he said was to offer some consistency in our policy. I dont like to propose this because I consider myself fiscally conservative but right now my proposal is that we dissolve the light bill charge because Little League can do some things to get their bill cleaned (erased), said Mr. Croft. But what can the volleyball league do or other groups that dont have the option? So, my proposal is that until we come up with an option nobody pays. Furthermore, he said, the county should begin charging a penalty, say $100, for any group that fails to turn the lights off after they finish playing at night, something that occurs all too frequently. This would encourage folks to make sure the lights are off before they leave the field, Mr. Croft said. While his second suggestion received unanimous support of the board, his motion to dissolve light bills for all groups that reserve ball fields failed to gain any traction and died on the spot. If you leave the lights on all night you have to pay a $100 fine. I have no problem at all with that, said Commissioner Jimmy Anderson. Thats just irresponsibility of whoever was using the field. But he and other commissioners felt that improve ments Baker County Little League has made at Knabb Sports Complex in exchange for a waiver of electric fees has been a good deal for the county because everyone benefits from better facilities all year and it reduces the financial burden on the county. Baker County Little League is not spending up to their light fee and quitting (improvements), said Commissioner Anderson. Theyre spending above their light fee. After other board mem bers expressed their support for extending the same offer to other groups willing to provide their own labor and money to improve parks, Mr. Croft said that was his intention all along. My proposal has done exactly what I wanted it to do, he said, and thats that were finally on record as saying somebody else (groups other than Little League) can do this. This county has never done this. We dealt with one organization and that one organiza tion only. We need a consistent policy. Commissioner James Bennett and other board members agreed that any group that offers to improve county recreational facilities should be given the same op portunity to reduce or eliminate power bills so long as they provide proof of the improvements they claim to have made. At the end of the day theres got to be some accountability that theyve actually done that, Commissioner Bennett said. County Manager Kennie Downing was directed to bring back a revised light usage policy reflecting the boards intent for approv al at the next commission meeting. In other business last week commissioners: Approved a request from Finance Director Cheryl Rewis and Clerk of Courts Stacie Harvey to purchase a $42,823 Heimann Hi-Scan 6040i X-ray machine to scan briefcases, boxes and other items at the front entrance to the county courthouse. At this time our machine is 8 years old. It has been down for over three weeks and it cannot be repaired, said Ms. Rewis. We have done our due diligence. We have shopped around. She said the money will come from a grant-funded courthouse facility account, which presently contains $142,000, not from the countys general fund. Sgt. John Peterson, chief of courthouse security, said the new machine is identical to ones in use by the Florida Department of Corrections. He said it contains the latest X-ray technology and has a greater ability to penetrate steel and can also detect wiring on explosive devices. Approved job descrip tions and salary ranges for two new positions starting fire and Emergency Medical Services departments will be combined under the leadership of a Fire/EMS chief and deputy chief. After comparing salaries for similar positions in other Northeast Florida communities, commissioners set the salary range for the fire/ EMS chief at $65,000 to $75,000 and the salary for the deputy chief at $45,000 to $55,000. The new chiefs position is expected to be filled by next February or early spring. EMS director David Rich ardson is retiring at the end A job overview provided by the county manager stated that the county wants to transition from two separate departments into one consolidated department and hire full-time firefighter personnel to work side by side with the volunteers. The merger was one of numerous recommendations a citizen visioning committee made last year following an in-depth assessment of firefighting and EMS services and funding levels in Baker County. Scheduled a day-long budget workshop on June 12 to work out all the details for the upcoming fiscal year in 1, which, if accomplished, could set a precedent for future budgets. Traditionally, the commission has met numerous times over a period of months to go over all department budgets before reaching a consensus on a new budget. This time, officials say they intend to complete the task in one day, begin ning at 1 p.m. until the job is done. emergency repairs to county fire engine 50 following a determination that what at first was thought to be a minor oil leak actually was caused by a faulty head gasket that also had leaked oil into the coolant system, necessitating more extensive repairs. Because the fire department budget didnt have sufficient funds to cover the repairs, the county manager asked the board to approve the expenditure from the general fund, which may be reimbursed next year if the commission approves a proposed increase in the annual fire assessment. Ms. Downing said the expenditure should be de clared an emergency so that Engine 50 can be repaired and placed back in service. Established new voting precincts to coincide with county commission district boundaries, though the location of the nine polling places will remain the same. Concerned voters may contact the supervisor of elecquestions about whether their particular polling place has changed. Selected Jowett & Wood, a forest management company, to lead the tree thinning, replanting and harvesting program at Baker Countys St. Marys River Shoals Park for the next four years. The company was one of only two firms that responded to requests for proposals the county sent to 31 companies. After a review of bid re sponses by county staff Jowett & Wood won the award by outscoring its com petitor, The Forestry Com MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Eighteen years after a tourist development tax was enacted in Baker County the main purpose still has not been achieved building a civic center or auditorium as a venue for cultural events, music concerts and other activities designed to bring visitors to the county. But that doesnt mean the so-called bed tax, which was implemented by the county commission in 2000 and has grown to over half a million dollars today, isnt being spent on a much smaller scale to support less grandiose purposes. Two months ago county commissioners approved a request by County Manager Kennie Downing to appropriate $1500 to help fund her second annual Dog Days of Baker Festival at the county fairgrounds on April 14. Later, they granted a $1500 request on April 3 to support the Possum in the Parks fifth annual charity music festival, which begins tage Park in Macclenny. County officials also have discussed the potential use of bed taxes to fund future attractions at St. Marys River Shoals Park, possibly horse shows, ATV and bicycle races, concerts and the like. The key requirement, of ficials say, is that qualifying events must be intended and advertised as a vehicle to promote tourism. When we have an opportunity to promote things in the county we use the appropriate funds to do so and that is the purpose of these funds, said Commission er James Bennett after the board approved his motion last week to grant the $1500 donation for Possum in the Park. Greg Sheppard, a founder and co-chair of Possum in the Park, submitted a letter to the county manager last month seeking the donation and personally appeared before the commission last week. Right now, conservatively, we think that our expenses are going to be about $4500, said Mr. Sheppard, adding that the $1500 con tribution from the county would help finance marketing expenses for the 11-hour event. The countys participa tion as a sponsor, he said, will help ensure that the event can reach our goal to raise $5000 for charity. This years recipient is Project Cold Case, which is focusing on a joint jurisdictional unsolved murder case involving the Baker County Sheriffs Office and the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office. Mr. Sheppard, own er of the Crooked Rooster Brewery in Macclenny and a member of the countys Land Planning Agency, said an estimated 2000 visitors are expected to attend this years festival, which will feature American folk music bands, numerous vendors and other activities. This event, he said, is part of a coordinated effort by local civic organizations and volunteers to help market Baker County to reach (its) full potential as a family-friendly community that actively supports others in and around the community through public-private partnerships. While Project Cold Case will be the primary bene ficiary, Mr. Sheppard said proceeds from a 5K run from Heritage Park to Baker High and back will be donated to the family of Colby Hodges, former Wildcat baseball pitcher who recently lost his battle with testicular cancer. Before the board voted on the request Commissioner Bennett asked Mr. Sheppard to explain what Possum in the Park was all about, saying he knew nothing about it and wondered if it had anything to do with an animal show or something like that. Mr. Sheppard explained that the event was inspired by an annual charitable music festival called Bear in the Square in the North Georgia town of Dahlonega. This was our twist on taking the Bear in the Square and creating our own home town event here in Baker County, calling it the Possum in the Park, he said, noting that the festival has continued to draw bigger crowds each year. The first two years we did it over at Friendship Park in Glen and the last two years weve moved it over here to Heritage Park, he said, adding that the event likely will be moved to a larger site next year to accommodate increasing crowd sizes and more vendors. In addition to ads in The Baker County Press and Hometown Journal, Mr. Sheppard said Possum in the Park is being promoted on Facebook, Twitter and flyers. Were trying to attract more people this year from the Westside of Jacksonville, Lake Butler and the Lake City area, he said. Thats good, Commissioner Bennett said, because tourist development funds can only be used to support events designed to attract visitors from surrounding counties, not just those who live in Baker County. At first, however, it appeared as though the request might be denied because a nine-member Tourist Development Council (TDC), which was created in 2000 to advise the county commission on the use of tour ism development funds, has been inactive for quite some time. The TDC has been dormant for several years, so as of now, no seats are filled, the county manager said in an email a few days after the commission meeting. We hope to have a new list very soon of potential TDC members to present to the board for approval. According to the legislation that created the bed tax and TDC, up to 10 percent of the revenue annually may be appropriated for special events that promote tourism. Commissioner Bennett said Possum in the Park would be an excellent opportunity for the use of bed tax revenue, but he was un der the impression that the TDC first would have to review such requests and advise the commission. When it came time for the board to take action on the request, he asked whether the commission could vote to move money out of that (TDC) account without in put from the Tourist Development Council, to which County Attorney Rich Komando noted that commissioners have done so in the past. Let me ask my question again, Mr. Bennett said. Can we actually approve this funding request? I believe we can, the attorney replied, adding that the TDCs purpose is to set direction for long-term goals. Okay, I move to approve the requested amount of $1500 for Possum in the Parks music festival, Mr. Bennett said, gaining the unanimous consent of the board. In a report to the commission last week Mrs. Downing said the tourist development tax fund contained $546,627, of which 75 percent is reserved for a civic center/auditorium, 10 percent for cultural events and activities which promote tourism in Baker County, 10 percent for administrative expenses and 5 percent for contingency. Most of the TDC money is derived from a 3 percent tax on lodging at three motels in Macclenny.BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION Want a Lift? 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ursday, April 12, 2018 T B C P Page 7 Page 6 T B C P ursday, April 12, 2018 For some reason Ive gotten in the habit of waking up at 4 a.m. It could be a sign that I am getting older and when Usually, I will look at my watch and say, You idiot, its 4 a.m. Roll over and go back to sleep. Most of the time, that works. Occasionally, however, it does not. When that happens, my mind takes trips down the rabbit hole with Alice and thinks of all sorts of strange and unusual things. I get very creative at 4 a.m. I have written stories and songs in my mind, songs, come up with wonderful schemes. The nutty part of these 4 a.m. musings is that they all make perfect sense at the time. If Im lucky, by the time I wake up the next morning, I have forgotten every single thing that Ive concocted in the wee small hours of the morning. If not, I usually look at what I jotted down yeah, sometimes I do that, and wonder whether I went to an opium den. What in the world was going through my head? What did I eat before bed? I dream a lot. I rarely remember them but when I do, most of the time it is directly related to something Ive read or seen right before bed. The other night, Kelley was talking about poisonous snakes so I dreamed I was I woke up at 4 a.m,. I looked very init wasnt swelling. Because, you idiot, you werent bitten by a snake. Roll over and go back to sleep. I dont really mind those journeys around my psyche with Alice in Won derland. Its kind of fun, actually. What I do mind are the worry times. Many 4 a.m. mornings are spent worrying about things over which I have no control in the hours before dawn. I hate those mornings because they set the stage for the rest of my day. I wake up blue and it usually takes a couple of hours before I get back on track. Worry-mode often stacks one thing on top of another on top of another until it looks like Ill never get through it all during the day. Then morning my worry clipboard by 10 a.m and Im left scratching my head. Or I worry about things in the future over which I have no control. Money, health, our country, the world, the zombie apocalypse. Most of little control over, but try telling that to the 4 a.m. blues. On those occasions, Im better Today was a 4 a.m. morning, but it was mild. I had to go back to school afa list in my head of what I had to accomplish, rolled over and went back to sleep. similar vein, I heard an interesting discussion the other night on sports talk radio. The program was Helmets and Heels on 1010 XL AM radio. I tuned it in as I was driving home from rehearsal. The premise of the program was three very football-savvy women and one guy discuss the Jaguars, the NFL, the Gators and all things football. Its usually pretty interesting because they come at it from a feminine take. track and were talking about top sheets. One of the women had read that the majority of millennials didnt use top sheets. Top sheets, of course are the sheets under your blanket. All three of the women used top sheets. The got into a discussion of regular cotton versus Egyptian cotton. They talked about thread counts agreed that they couldnt understand how you could not sleep under a top sheet. The lone guy did not agree. He slept with just the blanket. I got to thinking about that. I wonder if thats a universal man/woman thing. I dont use a top sheet, but Kelley does. She uses the top sheet and a blanket if it is cold. I only use a blanket. I scratched my head again and thought about that. To me, the top sheet is useless. It serves no purpose except to cover you up. It doesnt keep you warm at all. Kelley, who is more subtle than I am, disagreed. I dont know how you can sleep under those blankets every night with your bare feet sticking out the bottom. Its way too hot. No its not. Only my feet get hot. The rest of me is nice and perfectly toasty. Hmmpf. I have to give this more thought. Ill put it on my 4 a.m. to-do list. Joel Addingtons retrospective this week on the birth of BCDC a decade ago to both replace an aging county jail and have someone else pay for it is a well-done look back on how sitting county commissioners perceived it then, and what they think now with the knowledge of hindsight. We all could use a little hindsight looking back on decisions weve made. The challenge always is to swallow our pride and honestly assess where we might may have gone amiss, and learn from it. Looking back on things weve done well or turned out well with luck is no challenge. No one on the county board at that time remains an incumbent today. The fact that their acquiescence in 2008 was key to getting ground lends credence to why what they think today is important. They had to purchase and the $45 million bond issue. What seems apparent based on responses to Mr. Addingtons questions is the majority of ex-commissioners believe either they were purposely misled by or they went along believing what he did at the time the jail would pay for itself via income from federal ICE inmates. There was some, but not a majority of, concern that the income base had no real foundation, and that, of course, turned out to be the case. The result was a near-immediate sucking sound of the commissions siz(around $13 million) going down the hole to a level so depleted that it truly imBaker County government. The majority of ex-commissioners seem now to believe they would never have signed onto this, opt ing instead for a lesser debt load to construct a new jail with room for future growth and whatever the federal government deigned to send our way as extra income. That option in fact was proposed by many (yours truly included) before any bond indebtedness was signed, but met with dogged opposition by Mr. Dobson insisting this was a win-win proposition. He probably believed that, but its generally conceded now that he was blinded by leg acy building (as witnessed by the palatial and lavishly furnished pointed for himself at the new jail), lack of experience in the business world and a smug belief he was the most powerful local political force. He certainly treated the county commission that way. All this is history now, and truly Baker County has learned from it. The fallout have directly whipped any of the sitting commissioners (most declined to seek re-election for one reason or another), but it gave momentum to new faces vowing and eventually draw the line on how much the county was going to pay for local inmate room and board. Now the challenge for the mately the county commission is obtaining alternate operation some breathing room back from its gloomy reserves, high interest on bonds, large accounts payable backlogs). Its far from out of the woods. The public souring on the new jail played at least ty Rhoden stepping forth to oppose Mr. Dobson in 2016, and the incumbents near-immediate decision to retire and anoint his under run in his place. The latter had to run, and lose, with the yoke of the incumbent around his neck, and Mr. Rhoden by winning was left to clean up the mess. Its no stretch to say the events a decade ago lead ing up to building a new jail changed the course of politics in Baker County more than any single event. Ten years from now well know how much. 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Supporting moms means supporting babies. e Baker County Health Department would like to welcome an addition to our sta,Nicole HedgeCertied Lactation CounselorCall today if you are in need of additional support! 653-5255 Southern Custom Floors1458 South 6th St. | Macclenny653-TILEOpen Tues. & Thurs. 9-8 Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9-5 10% OFFMATERIALS & INSTALLATION Tile, Laminate, Wood & Stone Showroom Over 17 Years Experience JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comActivists calling for an arrest in the killing of Dominic Jerome DJ Broadus II at the hands of Gardner Kent Fraser at the latters Southern States Nursery Road home on February 3 are planning a March on Macclenny April 21 from Em manuel Church of God in Christ to the courthouse and back that afternoon. A statement released April 6 partly titled Killer With Ties to Local Sher Days from Bob Schlenhuber of Peacebuilding Con nections in Washington, D.C. says the march will start at 3:15 p.m. and end at the church at 4:30 p.m. with a vigil in DJ Broadus mem ory. Despite overwhelming evidence that Fraser shot Broadus in the face at least three times at close range there have still been no arFraser, it reads. Gardner Fraser is the son of Ryan T. Fraser, fired Jacksonville Police Officer and former Not only has no arrest been made, DJs family has received very little in formation about the status of the investigation, which has been taken over by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). The FDLE has not been transparent in their investigation and has not provided a timetable for charges to be pressed in DJs death. Activists and community organizations in Florida and across the country believe that the FDLE and Baker County Sheriff Departments are covering up the execution to protect the well-connected Fraser Family. Near weekly requests by The Press for more information regarding the investigation from FDLE have been met with the same stock response that the informathe outcome of the active investigation. A state trooper arrested a Raiford woman for drunk driving early on April 7 after following her weaving southbound Chevrolet on SR 121 south of Macclenny. Candy Bennett, 41, had a strong odor of alcohol when questioned, and Trooper K.A. Hilliard said cation and papers, at one point dropping them outside the vehicle door. The trooper also noted two open beers inside the car. Ms. Bennett, who admitted she had been drinking but changed the quantity amounts, performed poorly on field sobriety tests and her blood alcohol level measured .142, nearly twice the legal limit. Trooper Joshua Seay arrested Jordan Weeks, 25, of Washington, FL the morning of April 4 after stopping his westbound Ford Explorer on Interstate 10 in west Baker County for speeding. He detected a strong odor of marijuana from the interior, and found 32 grams of the drug on a black case and a roller, along with a smoking pipe in a fast food bag. Mr. Weeks was charged with felony possession of pot, possession of paraphernalia and felony possession of a Glock pistol found in a glove box. Detective Charlie Sharman arrested James Render III, 20, at his north Macclenny apartment at midday on small baggies of pot and a digital scale in his bedroom. He is charged with felony possession with intent to sell. Mr. Render is on probation for sale of opium derivative drugs. A Macclenny woman was arrested the late afternoon of April 8 for making repeated telephone threats against three persons, then driving by their residence on Linda Street with what turned out to be a loaded .22 calof her vehicle. lotte Nobles, 50, at that address answering a disturbance complaint and found the suspect extremely intoxicated and screaming Starla Walker, 25, of the same Glen St. Mary address, and Melissa Walker, 43, of White Springs. visible and pointed in their direction. She then parked in front of the driveway threw the gun into the back of the vehicle where it was later found with 17 live rounds. Ms. Nobles was booked for aggravated assault with a weapon, a third-degree felony. In other recent incidents, all resulting in criminal complaints: Samantha Combs, 23, was named for battery on her sister-in-law Cheyenne Combs, 23, at a residence on Abernathy Circle north of Sanderson the afternoon of April 1. The accused told Deputy Mitchell Wight an argument broke out over alleged insults to her mother. battery on estranged husband Terry Vann, 40, during an argument April 2 as they re turned home with their children following an Easter visit out of town. tin Yingling of battery on a 17-year-old male at an address on Hoss Keller Road the early morning of March 31. Police took three persons into custody and named a fourth in a criminal complaint for their roles in the theft of an estimated $700 in jewelry during an early morning burglary at a residence on Bluewater Court in the Macedonia neighborhood north of Macclenny. Neighbor Michael Johnson told Deputy John Finley he informed homeowner Brandi Estep about 3:30 a.m. that he saw two males and a female in her backyard with what appeared to be a dark-colored bag. Ms. Estep, away at work, then called Mr. Johnson said he saw the female walk to an adjoining trailer and Deputy Finley approached her there seated on 22, of Macclenny, she allegedly admitted she had been next door with others she Mary and Dalton Daniels, 25, of Jack sonville. She claimed not to know their whereabouts. The deputy and Sgt. Patrick McGauley then spoke with Paul Melvin III, 43, at the nearby trailer and he denied Ms. Bowles admission that Mr. Rhoden was inside. It the residence that he appeared. Mr. Daniels is believed to have taken the stolen jewelry with him when he left the scene. He and the alleged accomplices are charged with felony burglary and grand theft. Mr. Melvin faces one felony charge for giving a false statement. In another home burglary case, Jennifer Starling, 28, of Glen was arrested on April 3 and charged with the theft of two shotguns from the residence of her sister Dana Barton last month. Det. Jake Betros said pawn records indicated Ms. Starling pawned a .20 gauge on March 22 for $30 and she later admitted under questioning to selling a .410 to a north county man for $60. In what was described as a set-up by an undercover informant, Baker County detectives arrested an Orange Park man on April 3 for bringing counterfeit bills and bogus payroll checks into Macclenny with the aim of having one of them cashed here. According to the report submitted by Det. Charlie Sharman, Bo Ellis Shipman, 38, intended to have the informant cash an $860 check on Intracoastal Builders Corp. of Jacksonville Beach and split the proceeds. Officers found the check and nine others left blank in the Honda with Virginia plates stopped on SR 228 in south Macclenny that afternoon by detectives Charles Ross and Keith Parker after they were tipped that Mr. Shipman was in the area. The suspect also had two fake $50 bills and a fake $20 bill in his possession that he allegedly was going to circulate here. The driver of the vehicle said to be Mr. Shipmans girlfriend of the same Orange dox, 31. She claimed to have no knowledge of the checks or bills and was not charged. Juan Young, 22, of Jacksonville was arrested the morning of April 7 for theft of a wallet and purse from a vehicle belonging to Reva Guin and parked near the Dollar General on South Sixth Street. Deputy Jacob Satterwhite traced the suspect via a surveillance video from nearby McDonalds, and from witness statements at the store. He was confronted at Rhodens trailer park nearby and the purse plus $38 were re covered from a baby stroller. Mr. Young was charged with felony burglary, misdemeanor theft and marijuana possession. Deputy Jeffrey Davis arrested Dennis May, 58, at Dixie trailer park behind Winn-Dixie the evening of April 7 for stealing two cases of beer from the store. An employee called police after witnessing Mr. May go to the cooler and lift the beer valued at $53 before walking out of the store. Based on a surveillance video, he was traced to his residence where both cases were recovered, less two beers he consumed. Matthew Lindsey, 31, of Sanderson as the person who took 26 items from the inventory a security employee in a blue pickup truck before he could be detained for police. Deputy Morgan McDuffie learned Mr. Lindsey had been banned from the store in December for stealing so he will also be charged with trespass.Lessons learned from jail asco a decade agoMaking those pre-dawn to-do lists Bo Shipman Taylor Bowles Carl RhodenArrests, complaint for the of jewelryDrivers arrested with pot and beerCheck scheme foiledMarch to protest lack of arrest in Broadus killingGun is found aer threats A new automated appointment scheduling sys tem has been established for residents of Baker and surrounding counties seeking assistance with utility bills. The system set up by Northeast Florida Commu nity Action Agency will be user-friendly and can direct overflow calls and other inquires to a call center. All data entered into the system will be secure. Call toll-free 844-6258776 to schedule an appointment via an interactive voice response system or through operators. Appointments can be arranged up to 14 calendar days in advance. An operator will be available for callers requiring assistance between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. NFCAA conducts outreach, accepts referrals and prioritizes services for the elderly, disabled and households with children ages five and under.Automated system for utility help We love to hear from our readersEmail your letters or comments to or go to CHECK IT ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon. Sat. @ 8 pm 8981 S. SR 228, Macclenny Meeting Monday @ 6:30 pm 93 N. 5th St., Macclenny


ursday, April 12, 2018 T B C P Page 9 Page 8 T B C P ursday, April 12, 2018County Judge Joey Williams is among the panelists set to discuss how the opioid and mental health crises are affecting fathers in Northeast Florida. Panelists at the Dads at a Disadvantage listening ses sion hosted by the Northeast Florida Healthy Coalition will what can be done at the community level to address those impacts. The audience will also be invited to participate in the discourse. Judge Williams will be joined on the panel by mental Department of Corrections Director Tara Wildes; Gateway Community Services Pregnant and Postpartum Mothers Program Manager Letha Page; and Operation New Hope Scarborough. WJXT News 4 Morning Show Anchor Melanie Lawson will moderate the session. Additional speakers include Councilman Bill Gulliford and Dr. Joseph Cammilleri. The discussion will take place April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Jacksonville at the Museum of Science and History, 1025 Museum Circle. Children whose fathers are involved in their lives are more likely to be and stay healthy, reads a press release on the event. Northeast Florida is currently experienced unprecedented opioid addiction and overdoses. This issue, coupled with an ongoing mental health crisis and lack of access to services, is severely impacting fathers in the comchildren. It noted that the event is a collaboration with the coalitions Fatherhood PRIDE program and the Center for Urban Families and National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse. The Fatherhood P.R.I.D.E. (Parental Responsibility Inspiring Dads Everywhere) program strength ens and expands fatherhood, employment, housing, health care, mentoring and recidivism reduction services through case management, referrals and group classes. reduce infant mortality and improve the health of children, childbearing women and their families in Northeast Florida. For more information, visit or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @nefhealthystart.JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comGainesville magician and all-around entertainer David Ferman, who was featured on NBCs Americas Got Talent in 2013, will perform Jenny Hymeri at BCHS on April 20. The show is billed as Ve gas-style illusions worth more than $50,000 combined with hilarious comedy, juggling and audience participation. Tickets are $7 for students in advance or $10 at the door and $10/$13 for adults. If you buy tickets by April 13, theres a $2 discount, too. But the best part half the proceeds will go back to Baker County High School. A couple years back we realized that with the size of our production and our national TV credits, we could utilize our show to help make fundraising an enjoyable experience for every one involved, rather than a bothersome task that drains the stu dents and the community, said Mr. Ferman, 24, by email early this week. He and Ms. Hymeri, 22, met while attending the University of Florida. Mr. Fermans been performing, gler, since he was preteen. While working toward a civil engineering degree, Ms. Hymeri, who recently graduated, started performing with Mr. Ferman as a stage assistant four years ago. Shes now his co-star. Rather than pursue a career in engineering, I wanted to continue performing with David, as I had been doing on the weekends and sum mers while I was in school. I found a passion for magic and enjoy being able to apply the engineering mindset to creating new illusions, she said. Mr. Ferman has per formed roughly 2000 shows for a group of ophthalmologists at age 12. I began juggling when I was only 8 years old, he said. During a vacation, I was pulled on stage by a comedy juggler, who made me a part of the act for the last 10 minutes of his show. After that, I was hooked and began practicing, and just four years later, I had I had proved to myself and my parents that it would be possible to make a career of it, and I havent turned back since. He eventually auditioned for Americas Got Talent and was elated to make it through three rounds into Performing on Americas Got Talent was an in credible experience, said Mr. Ferman. The goal was simply to get onto the show, and we were very pleasantly surprised to make it all the way to the live rounds in Radio City Music Hall and receive 15 minutes of airtime across four episodes. [The TV show] helped open many doors that have allowed us to get to where we are today. While the show includes a number of illusions, like making a motorcycle appear out of nowhere on stage and a modernized version of Houdinis Great Escape, it also features a comedy routine. [the motorcycle illusion and escape] to be their favorites. Although, we are often told that its the comedy and personality pieces in our show that people enjoy the most, Mr. Ferman said. Our show has something for everyone. The adults always enjoy the show just as much as the kids do. Its truly a show for all ages, Ms. Hymeri said. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at BCHS or online at CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2017-CA-000116 RM 30A Properties, LLC, Plaintiff, v. MacClenny Storage, LLC, Defendant. _________________________/ NOTICE TO INTERESTED PARTIES To all creditors and other parties inter ested in the property owned by MacClenny Storage, LLC, known as All Safe Mini Storage, located at 190 South Lowder Street, MacClenny, Florida 32063 (the MacClenny Property), please take notice that: 1. On December 18, 2017, Plaintiff led a Complaint asserting an undivided interest in the MacClenny Property. 2. Subsequent to the ling of the Complaint, several individuals and entities have asserted claims relating to the MacClenny Property. 3. Pursuant to Court Order, all creditors and other persons having claims or demands against MacClenny Stor age, LLC must le their claims with the Court in the above-referenced case ON OR BEFORE 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THIS TIME PERIOD WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is April 5, 2018. Geddes D. Anderson, Jr. 1501 San Marco Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32207 904-598-9282 4/5-4/26c AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente notico que se llevarn a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de BAKER, Estado de la Florida, el da SEIS de NOVIEMBRE de 2018 d. C., para determinar la ocupacin o la retencin de los siguientes cargos: Senador de los Estados Unidos Representante ante el Congreso: distrito 5 Gabinete de la Florida Gobernador Gabinete de la Florida Vicegobernador Gabinete de la Florida Procurador General Gabinete de la Florida Funcionario Principal de Finanzas Gabinete de la Florida Comisionado de Agricultura Representante Estatal: distrito 10 Juez del Circuito, 8. Circuito Judicial: grupos 3, 4, 5 y 8 Juez del Condado: grupo 1 Junta Escolar: distritos 2, 3 y 4 Comisionado del Condado: distritos 2 y 4 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Baker: grupos 1, 2, 3, 4 y 5 4/5-4/12c NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in BAKER County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH Day of NOVEMBER, 2018, A.D., to retain the following ofces: United States Senator Representative in Congress: District 5 Florida Cabinet-Governor Florida Cabinet-Lieutenant Governor Florida Cabinet-Attorney General Florida Cabinet-Chief Financial Ofcer Florida CabinetCommissioner of Agriculture State Representative: District 10 Circuit Judge, Eighth Judicial Circuit: Groups 3, 4, 5 and 8 County Judge: Group 1 School Board: Districts 2, 3 and 4 County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4 Baker Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 4/5-4/12c Higginbothams Towing & Recovery Inc. 7611 West Mt. Vernon St. Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on April 27, 2018 at 10:00 am at Higginbothams Towing & Recovery 7611 West Mt. Vernon St., Glen St. Mary, FL 32040: 1997 Dodge Van VIN# 2B6HB21XXVK504649 4/12c Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. 10510 Duval Lane Macclenny, FL 32063 Notice of Public Sale: Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on April 27, 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. 2000 Ford Ranger VIN# 1FTYR10C4YTA02756 2001 Buick Century VIN# 2G4WS52J011208792 4/12c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 02-2018-CP-0010 In Re: The Estate of KEVIN LYNN MEISTER, Deceased. _________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of KEVIN LYNN MEISTER, deceased, File Number 022018-CP-0010 is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is April 12, 2018. Personal Representative: Sandi Harvey Attorney for Personal Representative: Frank E. Maloney, Jr., Esquire 445 East Macclenny Avenue Macclenny, FL 32063 (904) 259-3155 Florida Bar No.: 142990 4/12-4/19c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018 CP-11 In Re: The Estate Of CLAUDE W. BLACKWELL, Deceased. _________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the administration of the Estate of Claude W. Blackwell, Deceased, has been opened in the Circuit Court in and for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, the physical address of which is 339 Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063. Loretta F. Rowe has been appointed as the Per sonal Representative of the Estate of Claude W. Blackwell, whose address for purposes of this publication is Law Ofce of Suzanne C. Quinez, Post Ofce Box 130, Middleburg, FL 32050-0130. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections, challenge the validity of the will, the qualications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to le their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other per sons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the rst publication of this notice must le their claims, in duplicate, with the Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must le their claims, in duplicate, with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this Notice is: April 5, 2018. Personal Representative: Loretta F. Rowe c/o Law Ofce of Suzanne C. Quinez, P.A. Post Ofce Box 130 Middleburg, FL 32050-0130 Attorney for Estate: Law Ofce of Suzanne C. Quinez, P.A. Post ofce Box 130 Middleburg, FL 32050-0130 (904)2826022-phone/(904)282-6076fax (Service Of Pleadings/ Documents Only) (Correspondence) 4/5-4/12c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 02-2018-CP-0007 In Re: The Estate of JERRY LEE DENNISON, Deceased. _________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Jerry Lee Dennison, deceased, whose date of death was October 19, 2017, is pending in the Cir cuit Court for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Suite 113, Macclenny, FL 32063. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this Court ON OR BEFORE THE LAT ER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE 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 COURT WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is April 12, 2018. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Personal Representative: Ruth K. McDonald 318 Lakeshore Drive St. Augustine, FL Attorney for Personal Representative: William Mark Dennison Florida Bar Number 012691 50 A1A North, Suite 108 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (904) 280-5575 4/12-4/19c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2016-CA-000121 Selene Finance LP Plaintiff, vs. Lynn Conley; Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors and Lienors of Joanne E. Nolder, and All Other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against The Named Defendant (s); Unknown Spouse of Lynn Conley; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). _________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to order rescheduling foreclosure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2016-CA000121 of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein Selene Finance LP, Plaintiff and Lynn Conley are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Stacie D. Harvey, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE EAST DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 339 EAST MACCLENNY AVENUE, MACCLENNEY, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, BETWEEN 11:00 A.M. AND 2:00 P.M. on June 7, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: A PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4; THENCE NORTH 00 WEST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4, 715.42 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 EAST, 325.95 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 00 EAST, 200.50 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 EAST, 336.40 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 00 EAST, 200.50 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 89 WEST, 336.76 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A 30.00 FEET EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4; THENCE NORTH 00 WEST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4, 900.91 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID WEST LINE NORTH 00 WEST, 30.01 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 EAST, 325.95 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 00 EAST, 30.01 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 89 WEST, 325.95 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME, YEAR: 1989, MAKE: SKYLINE, VIN#: H76078GR, VIN#: H76078GL and VIN#: H76078GK. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to par ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor dinator;201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, Florida 32601 (352) 4914490 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notication of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Stacie D. Harvey Clerk Of The Circuit Court Baker County, Florida Tina Carrington Deputy Clerk Of Court Shapiro, Fishman & Gach, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 4/12-4/19c NOTICE OF PERMIT ISSUANCE The Department of Environmental Pro tection gives notice of issuance of an individual permit to Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), located at 700 Universe Boulevard, Juno Beach, Fla. 33408, to construct a 475-acre solar photovoltaic energy facility (named FPL Northern Preserve Solar Energy Center), to impact less than 0.5 acres of on site wetlands and provide for appropriate mitigation, to construct an associated stormwater management system, and a new transmission line within a 561-acre agricultural property located at County Road 229 Sanderson, Fla. 32040, parcel Nos: 13-3S-20-0000-0000-0040, 18-3S-21-00000000-0050, 13-3S-20-0000-0000-0020, and 24-3S-20-0000-0000-0010 with the transmission line easements located on parcel Nos: 18-3S-21-0000-0000-0012, 19-3S-21-00000000-0085, and 18-3S-21-0000-0000-0015, with a pending easement located along parcel No: 18-3S-21-0000-0000-0013 in Section 18, Township 3 South, Range 21 East in Baker County, at latitude 30.82N/ longitude 82.98W. The application has been fully scanned and is available for public inspection via the Departments Information Portal: Oculus/servlet/shell?command= getEntity&%5bguid=23.526214.1 %5d&%5bprole=Permitting_Authorization] If you have any questions or are experiencing difculty viewing the electronic application, please call Mark Marousky at 904256-1662. This action is nal and effective on the date led with the Clerk of the Department unless a timely petition for an administrative proceeding is led pursuant to the provisions of Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. On the ling of a timely and sufcient petition, this action will not be nal and effective until further order of the Department. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the hearing process may result in a modication of the agency action or even denial of the application. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments action may pe tition for an administrative proceeding (hear ing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Pursuant to Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C., a petition for an administrative hearing must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agencys le or identication number, if known; (b) The name, address, any email address, any facsimile number, and tele phone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modication of the agencys proposed action; (f) A statement of the specic rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modication of the agencys proposed action, including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specic rules or statutes; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agencys proposed action. The petition must be led (received by the Clerk) in the Ofce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Also, a copy of the petition shall be mailed to Amy Goodwin, FPL Project Manager, at the FPL address indicated above at the time of ling. In accordance with Rule 62-110.106(3), F.A.C., petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be led within 21 days of receipt of this written notice. Petitions led by any persons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be led within 21 days of publication of the notice or within 21 days of receipt of the written notice, whichev er occurs rst. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may le a petition within 21 days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The failure to le a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that per sons right to request an administrative deter mination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding ofcer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. Under Rule 62-110.106(4), F.A.C., a per son whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments action may also request an extension of time to le a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be led with the Ofce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, before the applicable deadline for ling a petition for an administrative hearing. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. Mediation is not available in this proceeding. The applicant, or any party within the meaning of Section 373.114(1)(a) or 373.4275, F.S., may also seek appellate review of this order before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission under Section 373.114(1) or 373.4275, F.S. Requests for review before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission must be led with the Secretary of the Commission and served on the Department within 20 days from the date when this order is led with the Clerk of the Department. 4/12c LEGAL NOTICES Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal Reroofs & Roof Repairs Shingle Reroofs & RepairsYour hometown contractor! LLCFREE ESTMATESLIC.#CCC1330274LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#CBC12595582593300IN GOD WE TRUST. 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Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public in the Commissioners all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances which are titled as follows:ORDINANCE NO. 2018-01 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, MAKING A LARGE SCALE AMENDMENT TO THE BAKER COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN ORDINANCE NO. 2018-02 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING DIRECTION TO THE CODIFIER AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A copy of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of accordance with Section 286.0105, F. S.: If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the County Commission with respect to any matter considered at this scheduled meeting or hearing, the person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Administration Department at (904) 259-3613 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. The subject property is located in and around the community of Sanderson. Notice of Public Disclosure of the Full Cost of Solid Waste Management Within Baker CountyPursuant to Rule 62.708, Florida Administrative Code, the Board of County Commissioners of Baker County, Florida, discloses the following Full Costs of Solid Waste Management for residential and nonresidential users during the 2017-2018 scal year.2017-2018Number of Residences . . . . . . . . 7124 Number of Businesses . . . . . . . . +123 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7247 Charge per Residence . . . . . . . $55.00 Charge per Business (Based on Square Foot age of Building) . . . . $55.00 to $1,100.00 Solid Waste Management Cost for County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $734,415.00 Solid Waste Special Assessment Collections from Residences and Businesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $369,806.00 Balance Funded From Other Revenue Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . $364,609.00 259-2525 7163 E. Mt. Vernon St. Glen Open Sun-Sat 5:30 am-2:30 pm DAILY SPECIAL8 PC. CHICKEN DINNERS with 2 sides and 4 biscuits or cornbread$1599 SUNDAY ONLY!ALL YOU CAN EATWINGSWhole chicken wings$1099Other sizes available A Macclenny man on probation for possession of controlled drugs was back in jail late on April 6 charged with battery on two others, threatening and resisting police and disorderly intoxication. Randall Barton Jr., 28, was found bloodied and agitated dence on Jerry Circle in the north city. Moments earlier, he was cut by glass attempting to force his way inside. Mr. Barton is charged with battery on Nancy Johns, 52, who was staying in a travel trailer on the property, and on James Starling, 33, of Macclenny after he forced his way inside. He was dragged out of the trailer by Jonathan Brown, 30, of Macclenny, who then retreated to the house. Deputy Davis said Mr. Barton continually threatened him while being arrested, and once at county jail had to be forciOne of the conditions of his probation is that he not consume alcohol. Linette Barron, 45, of Macclenny for disorderly intoxication at the city park late on April 3. at others nearby and refusing to calm herself. Deputy Mitchell Wight arrested two Lake Butler resiJasmaine Teston, 33, faces a misdemeanor marijuana possession count in addition to the unnamed warrant after a small amount was found in her purse. Charles Futch, 33, was taken into custody on a warrant for theft and sale of a vehicle.Probationer jailed for alleged batteriesJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comSeven live music perfor mances. Barbecue, tacos, boiled peanuts and lemonade. A scavenger hunt, es cape room, rock painting and other childrens activities. Crafts for sale. Antique cars and tractors. And hundreds, if not thousands, of people. Thats what will converge on Heritage Park over 12 hours on April 21 for the Park charity music festival, Project Cold Case, a Jacksonville-based nonprofit that highlights cold homicide cases online in hopes of generating new leads to solve them. There really is something for everybody, said the possum queen Cathy Mendolera, whos helping organize the event. Project Cold Case founder Ryan Bachmann will have an interactive booth set up to share details of a cold case with ties to Baker County. The entertainment line up, including headliner Chelsea Lovitt and the Tall Boys with a two-hour-plus set, will run from 11 a.m. through 10 p.m. The line up features Shelby King and Junior Combs, Dylan Gerard, Chuck Levy, whos performed at the festival every year, Crazy Daysies and more. Chelsea Lovitt is a country singer and songwriter from southern Mississippi whos lived in Nashville, France, the United Kingdom and New Orleans writing, playing and soaking in folk website bio. Mr. Levy and his bluegrass playing friends have been mainstays at the an nual festival since it began in 2014. In a world of constant text messages, emails and ing to spend a few hours in the sunshine, visiting local vendors and checking out their wares, listening to live music and appreciating small town Florida, he said early this week. Mr. Levy of Gainesville will be on the fiddle and banjo and Scott Anderson will play banjo, guitar and mandolin. There may also be a mystery band member on hand if we are lucky, he said. You can expect lonesome and raucous old-time tunes and songs with a little extra pizazz, said Mr. Levy. A $5 donation is suggested at the gate for admission for those 6 and older and attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. Handicap parking is at the entrance to the park but general parking is in the South Lowder Street (follow the signs). Vehicles parked across the street near the storage business may get towed. with breakfast served un til 10 a.m. The forecast at shows a 40 percent chance of rain with a high of 80 degrees for Macclenny that day. There will also be a kick off party the evening of April 20 at Crooked Roost er Brewery with Jacksonville honky tonk band Black Creek Rizin. The cover is $5. Anyone who would like to volunteer at the festival, contact organizer Sar0400. The lineup Shelby King and Junior Combs at 11 a.m. Dylan Gerard at 12:30 p.m. Chuck Levy and The Impossumbillies at 1:30 p.m. Crazy Daysies at 3:30 p.m. Back Alley Cadillac at 5 p.m. Mark Carpenter and his daughter Abigale at 6:30 p.m. Headliner Chelsea Lovitt at 7:30 p.m. FILE PHOTO Micky Lynn and JD Cook of Snake Bite Remedy perform at last years Possum in the Park.Possum in the Park returns on April 21 PHOTO COURTESY O F DAVI D FERMAN Magicians David Ferman and Jenny Hymeri.From boy juggler to national TV50th reunion!The Baker County High hold its 50th reunion on Saturday, June 23 at the Ag Center in Macclenny from Graduates will celebrate and catch up with classmates during an evening of food, fun and music. Tickets are $60 per couple; $30 single. For more information, please contact Brenda Higginbotham Crews at Deadline for ticket pur Connor reunionThe descendants of Lawton and Essie Con ner will hold their annual family reunion on Sunday, April 15 at the home of Floyd Connor on Highway 127. Bring dinner and lawn chairs as lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Come earwith questions.Joint reunion set for April 21The annual Kirkland/ Johnson family reunion will be held on Saturday, April 21 at Oak Grove Baptist Church (SR 121 north to South CR 23D to the end of the road). A covered dish dinners begins at 11 a.m. Please call 7481 for more information. See you there!Richardson family reunionThe annual reunion of the descendants of Ellis and Sadie Richardson will be held on Saturday, April 28 at Frankiln Richardsons farm on Richardson Road in Sanderson. A covered dish dinner begins at 11 a.m. Please bring your lawn chairs. For more information, call Debbie Richardson at 2752162.Judge Williams on opioid panel about fatherhood Press Ad Deadline: Monday 5:00 PM CHECK IT ADD YOUR COMMUNITY CALENDAR EVENT WANT TO LEARN CPR & FIRST AID?The Baker County Health Department holds classes monthly.Call 259-6291 ext 5269 ADD YOUR COMMUNITY EVENT TO THE ONLINE & PRINT CALENDAR


ursday, April 12, 2018 T B C P Page 11 Page 10 T B C P ursday, April 12, 2018JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comBaker County ranked just inside the top third in the state for the well-being of children, a new study from the University of South Floridas Kids Count initiative shows. Standing at 18th among Floridas 67 counties in the second year of the study that well-being economic, education, health and family and community Baker County made strides in nine measures among the four larger categories while four measures went unchanged and only three got worse. Last year the county ranked ninth in Florida. Last year our inaugural Florida County Child Well-Being was launched to help maintain a focus on Floridas children and to highlight areas in which we need to do better to support their healthy development, reads the Florida Kids Count website. The 2017 edition sparked conversation in some communities and we hope that there has been action taken in the meantime. Baker Countys highest rankings were in the areas of family and community well-being and economic well-being, landing at among all Florida counties. Declines in the number of youths in the juvenile justice system and those with veri to the high ranking for family and community measures, as well as fewer single-par ent families than statewide. The share of single-par ent families in Florida was 35.7 percent, compared to 27.4 percent here. The rate treatment dropped from 17.7 in 2011-12 to 8.1 in 2016-17, compared to 8.3 statewide. Contacts with the juvenile justice system also dropped in 2010-11 to 21.7 last year, though thats slightly higher than the state rate of 17.8 per 1000. Among the economic indicators, Baker County had near the same rates of children in poverty, unemployment and truancy as the state, but made improvements in the latter two measures while beating the state considerably in the housing cost measure to land at well-being among kids. The share of families who spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing the measure for high percent here between 200711 and 2012-16 to 21.4 per cent, versus 37.3 percent statewide. Baker County also cut the share of teens not in school or working from 15.5 percent in 2007-11 to 8.8 percent in 2012-16, compared to 8 percent in Florida. The county fared less well in the health and education well-being indicators where it was ranked 30th among 67 counties. Baker Countys percentage of low-birth weight babies fell about 1 percent be percent, but it remained higher than the state rate of 8.7 percent. There were proportionately fewer children without insurance here than statepared to 7.3 percent in Florida but the rate of high school teens who reported using drugs or alcohol within the last 30 days ticked up from 30.5 percent in 2012 to 32.7 percent in 2016, or roughly on par with the state. Baker County fared the worst in the education domain, ranked 48th out of 67, due to increases in fourth glish between 2014-15 and pared to 74 percent statewide) and 3and 4-year-olds not enrolled in school, which inched up by some 2 percent between 2007-11 and 201216 to 70 percent. The state wide percentage was about 50 percent. Still, more students were graduating on time and fewer eighth graders were not The objective of Florida Kids Count is to inform Floridians and their policy makers about the quality of life for Floridas children and to build leadership and accountability for action on behalf of our children, the site states. The study by the Univer sity of South Florida was funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which funds similar reviews around the county for the national Kids Count index. Across the country, Florida ranks 40th in childrens well-being. 523 North Boulevard W. | a few blocks north of Hwy. 90 in 259-4529 New Hope Church, Inc.23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.Sunday Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Services 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.Pastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes all Associate Pastor: Shane Conner Sanderson Congregational Holiness ChurchCR 127 N., Sanderson, FLSunday School 10:00 am Morning Worship 11:00 amSunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pmPastor: Oral E. Lyons Community Full Gospel Church12664 Mud Lake Rd. Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Morning 11:00 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Tuesday Evening 7:30 pm Pastor Tommy Richardson || 904-275-2949 DINKINS NEW CONGREGATIONAL METHODIST CHURCHCR 127 N. of Sanderson Sunday School 10:00 amSunday Morning Service 11:00 am Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm Wed. Night Service 7:00 pm Pastor Bro. Timothy Alford CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP INDEPENDENT PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Located at:251 West Ohio Avenue Macclenny, FL 32063 Sunday:10:00 Sunday School/Bible Study 11:00 Morning Worship 6:00 Evening WorshipWednesday:6:00 Family Meal 7:00 Adult Service 7:00 Youth ServicesService Times...We would love to connect with you!For more information on what we do, how to contact us, or how to find our church, visit our website at: Connect Serve The Road to CalvaryCorner of Madison & Stoddard Glen St. Mary Rev. Tommy & Doris AndersonYouth Director 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 HEARD THE LATEST BUZZ? CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH HAS A BUS MINISTRY!CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH 523 North Boulevard W., Macclenny 259-4529Pastor Donnie Williams Sr. Assistant Pastor John Orberg Childrens Church Pastor Jon Rawlins Call Jon 904-408-6722 or Jessica 904-507-8633THE BUZZ ON THE BUS... M Learn Gods Word through Bible stories M Loving and caring teachers M Free snacks in Sunday School M Weekly games and prizes in Childrens Church M All are welcome (ages 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult)www.calvarybaptistmacclenny.comNeed a ride to church? Pastor Donnie Williams Sr. Assistant Pastor John Orberg Childrens Church Pastor Jon Rawlins For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 KINDERGARTEN & FREE SUMMER REGISTRATIONThe following documentation is required: Current physical Current shot record Parents Drivers License/State ID Proof of Florida residency for Summer VPK Beginning April 9Monday Friday from 8:00 am-3:00 pmBaker Co. Pre-K/Kindergarten Center362 South Blvd. East/Macclenny for children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018SUMMER VPK BEGINS MAY 14Kindergarten: Debbie 259-0405 Guidance: Angie 259-0385 Summer VPK: Lisa 259-3014 PRE-K REGISTRATION The Baker Co. Pre-K/Kindergarten Center362 South Blvd. East/Macclenny Registration for our 1/2 day and full day school year programs For more information call Lisa Koburger 259-3014 We accept Episcopal Childrens Services Summer VPK is available to children who will be 5 on or before September 1, 2018, live in Florida and have not previously attended a VPK program. AFTER-HOURS REGISTRATIONWEDNESDAYS Hours: 3:30 7:00 pm April 11 April 25 Thursday, May 10License #E08BA001 Service Friday for Tammy BagleyTammy Eulene Cooper Bagley, 68, of Glen. St. Mary died peacefully at home on April 7, 2018. Ms. Bagley was Tillman Cooper and Roxie Maranda Cooper in Alma, Georgia, and moved to Jacksonville where she spent most of her life. She enjoyed shopping, volunteering, crafting, cooking and most importantly spending time with her family and friends. Ms. Bagley retired from the Florida Department Business and Professional Regulation, and most recently from St. Catherine Laboure Manor. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville. Ms. Bagley was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Terry Cooper and Donald Dell and sister Patricia McCance. She is survived by her daughter Michelle (Robert) Davis of Glen St. Mary; sons Christopher (Dawn) Bagley of Gulf Breeze, FL and Brandon (Audrey) Bagley of Jack sonville; grandchildren Jessica, Heather (Erek), Landon and Noah, all of Glen St. Mary, Kyle, Kyndall and Ashlyn of Gulf Breeze and Colton and Cooper of Jacksonville; sisters Courtney Gandy of Hortense, GA and Elinda Price of Brunswick, GA; brother Gary (Freda) Cooper of Alma, GA; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. A funeral service to honor and celebrate the life of Ms. Bagley will be held on Friday, April 13 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny with Rev. Robhour before the service.Johnny Baxter Sr., 42 of MacclennyJohnny William Baxter Sr., 42, of Macclenny died on April 4, 2018. He was a lifelong mechanic, retired from the Florida Department of Transpor tation. Mr. Baxter loved driving dump ing, painting, classic cars and women. He was a good man who greatly loved his family, a great father and husband, and a great grandfather to the children who knew him as Poppy. He was an E4 with the U.S. Armys Third Divi sion, 20th Special Forces. Mr. Baxter was preceded in death by his father Thomas Wesley Baxter Sr., twin sisters Felena and Felisha Baxter, and grandson Braden Cyle Register. He is survived by wife Lona Baxter; children Samantha Baxter, Harley Baxter, Johnny Baxter Jr., Kelli (Enondrus) Phillips and Ashley Smith; grandchildren Kayla, Macy and Levi Phillips, Benjamin Register, Nicholas Smith and Daniel Bell; brother Thomas (Robin) Wesley Baxter Jr.; sisters Ashley Tomko and Katie Robinson; mother Glenneice (Bill) Tomko; step-mother Wanda Baxter; grandmother Kathy (Gene) Waters; best friends Johnny Harvey and Ja son McIntosh; former wife Angela Harrell and her family who he considered part of his own; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. The family held a private memorial service.Cynthia Stewart, 56, dies on April 5Cynthia L. Ruise-Stewart, 56, of Sanderson died on April 5, 2018. She dolph and Lillian Ruise and was preceded in death by her mother and Mrs. Ruise-Stewart is survived by her husband of 31 years, Nolan Stew art; sons Chris McCray and Brad Stew art; daughter Dreamy Stewart; granddaughter Xiana Dixon; her father; sisters Gwen Carter, Lillian Williams, Phyllis Farrar (Patrick), Marie Ruise and Cassandra Brown; brothers Curtis Ruise and Rodrick Ruise; sisters-inlaw Ann Hill (Lincoln), Joann Warren (Charles) and Levo nia Paige (Joe); brother-in-law Roman Stewart; godmother Minnie Hobbs; dearest friend and cousin Sharon Waring; many nieces and nephews. A home-going service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 14 at the Emmanuel COGIC in Macclenny with Pastor 13 from 5-7 p.m. at New Jerusalem COGIC in Margaretta. Interment will be in the Quitman Cemetery. Sarah L. Carter Funeral Home Northside in Jacksonville is in charge of arrangements.Bernice Wilson service on March 26Bernice Ann Wilson, 78, of Macclenny died peacefully on Thursday, March 22, 2018 surrounded by loved ones. She was born to the late Har ley Browning and Gertrude Brouhton Browning of Lily, KY on October friends were Bernices passion and delight. She loved spending time with her family, gardening, playing cards and caring for her children and grandchildren. She was an honest and loving mother, sister, aunt and friend to those blessed to know her. Her smile, laugh, sense of humor and gentleness were contagious. Mrs. Wilson is survived by her children James Wilson Jr. of Jasper, TN, Rita Hutton (Steve) of Jacksonville, Tam my Metcalf (Howard) of Dunlap, TN, Dinah Ott (Granville) of Signal Mountain, TN, Angela Holloman (Tony) of Glen St. Mary, Lisa Bailey (Steve) of Tazwell, TN and Jennifer Wilson of Jacksonville; 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and numerous loved ones. The funeral service for Mrs. Wilson was held on March 26. Tammy Bagley Cynthia Stewart Bernice WilsonGuest speakerForgiven Church in Macclenny will host Colette Snowden, former sta tion manager of WJEB/ TBN, as speaker and minister this Friday, April 13. The church is located at 50 Minnesota Ave. The service begins at 7 p.m.Family gratefulThe family of Peggy OBerry would like to thank friends for the love shown during the loss of our precious loved one. er and kind word were so appreciated. Thank you for the prayers. A spe cial thank you to Brother Tommy Richardson and Community Full Gospel Church for the anointed preaching, singing and music, and for the deli cious lunch.Thank you everyone, The Family Johnny BaxterBroadway opens up this ThursdayThe BCHS Drama department and the Baker County Community Theatre present Broadway in Baker: Greatest Hits Thursday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m and Sunday at 2 p.m. The show is to benefit Wildcat Warrior Colby Hodges and his family. The show is a compilation of hits from the last ten years of Broadway in Baker at BCHS. Theres a little bit of every thing from every time period and genre. Elvis, Stevie Wonder, Adele, Bee Gees, Conway and Loretta, Hank Williams and Broadway show tunes are all on the bill. Performers include Maci McDuffie, Keith Thrift, Dale Bennett, Jeff Rowe, Denny Wells, Kelley Norman, Sara Beth Gerard-Summers, Lucas Kish, Cathy Mendolera, Amanda Rhoden, Blayne Fraser, Jackson Helms, Joel Griffis, Allie England, Kristie Shook, Gregory Barrios, Tucker Kinghorn, Loriann Bliss and Jaci Adkinson. Reserved seats are available in the first four rows by calldoor. Health focusA focus group sponsored by Baptist Health will be held on Thursday, April 12 from 10:30 a.m.noon at the Baker County Council on Aging in Macclenny. The topic is a community needs assessment, and the public is urged to atquestions.Veterans ClubThe Baker County Veterans Club meets the second Thursday of each month at Macclenny PrimNorth Boulevard East. A meal is served at 6 p.m., followed by a meeting at 6:30. All veterans are welcome. Congressman Al Lawson (FL-05) is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. This annual art contest, held by members of the U.S. House of Representatives, highlights the creative talents of students in each of the congressio nal districts. I am pleased to host the Congressional Art Competition for students in Floridas 5th Congressional District, said Rep. Lawson. Art is a way for our students to express themselves and showcase their creativity. I am excit ed to see all of this years entries. The competition is open to students in grades 7-12. Winners from each congressional district will reWashington, D.C., to attend a congressional recep tion and see the unveiling of their artwork in the U.S. Capitol. The artwork will remain on display in the U.S. Capitol for one year, where it may be viewed by the millions of visitors. The winning artwork will also be featured on the U.S. Houses Congressional Art Competition webpage. Artwork and application materials are due to Rep. Friday, April 20. To enter, students must e-mail a high-resolution photo graph of the artwork submission and the completed Student Information and Release Form to Jessika Eglin at Jessika.Eglin@ Winners will be announced in early May. For a full set of rules and the application form, visit services/art-competition. Individuals may also contact Rep. Lawsons district more information. PHOTO COURTESY O F BO B GERAR D Keith Thrift and Dale Bennett as Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn in Broadway in Baker. PHOTO COURTESY O F RE P. LAWSONS STA FF Last years winner Dollar Tree Bicycle by Savannah Rahn.Rep. Lawson seeks student art entriesFLORIDA KIDS COUNT CHILD WELLBEING INDEXSt. Johns 1st Nassau 3rd Clay 5th Baker 18th Bradford 29th Union 30th Duval 43rdSource: oridakidscount.orgBaker 18th in child well-being We take them for granted and depend on them for much of our food. Now they and we may be in serious trouble. When I grew up, European honey bees and dozens of species of native bees used to be very common. I even remember stepping on some while running through a patch of clover. The bees didnt like that too much. Neither did my feet. Bee stings are a bit painful! Many scientists think that the European honey bee populations are declin ing rapidly, as well as populations of our native bee species. Disease, mites, strong and over-applied pesticides and herbicides and other contributing factors are decreasing their numbers quickly and dramatically. Some scientists believe that a trending problem called crease in European honey bee populations. all the plants that bees pollinate, including many of them that provide us with food, the decline of the honey bee is very important. Less available food could result in possible food shortages and higher prices at the local grocery store. European honey bees are not native to the United States. It is believed they were brought over by early explorers. They found North America to be a good place to live. A colony can consist of up to 60,000 bees. They have a regimented social structure. One ruling queen, thousands of workers (all females) and several dozen drones (males). The female bees do all the work. (Okay ladies, I can hear your comments about your spouses now!) The house bees make honey. In the process they also gather pollen and pollinate plants. The queens court guard cleans and feeds the queen bee. Usually the court consists of about a dozen bees. The queen can live to up to about four years. Female workers and the male drones live about eight weeks. pound of honey. That is a lot of work done by the busy worker bees. Another little-known fact is that a bees wings beat up to 250 times per second and the abdomen wiggle dance. This applies to the female bees only. Like many of their human counterparts, male cept when no one is looking! Also, if you are stung by a honey bee, it will be a female that does it. Remember, the female workers leave the hive to gather pollen. The male drones are hanging around the queen in the hive. When a female bee stings you, it is fatal to the bee as a part of the bees internal organs leave the body attached to the stinger. moment to appreciate what they do for us in pollinating food crops. A single bee is part of a complex social structure within the amazing culture of a colony of thousands of bees. They are quite amazing insects! The next time you see a European honey bee, consider yourself lucky. If we lose them all we will all be in serious trouble. Do whatever you can to assist them in their struggle to stay alive. Consider attending a local beekeeper club bees. There are literally hundreds of species of bees in the world. Not all live in large groups or colonies. Some are called solitary bees. They live alone. Enjoy your Baker County nature trails. For questions or comments, e-mail jwalls443@gmail. com. Jerry Walls The important and amazing lives of honey bees GRADUATION ADS! CLASS OF 2018 SAVE 15% if purchased by APRIL 20Samples and prices at or call 259-2400Starting at $30 Recognizing all BCHS graduating SeniorsSenior photos Scholar athletes Graduation night photos Other special featuresTHE BAKER COUNTY PRESS CHECK IT Obituaries and a photo are printed free of charge. 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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License #EC-0001471 AC License #CA-C057649 2/10tfcDIRTTim Johnson904-259-2536 904-838-28185/11tfcPRINTING & 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 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 Roll top desk and china cabinet. Call Rhonda Bagby at 904-4523335. 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 4/12p 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 Like new John Deere compact farm tractor, 3 cylinder, diesel, with 2 year old 5 nish mower, $6900. Terry, 904-259-2393. 4/12c John Deere riding lawnmower, automatic transmission, $999. Like new Husqvarna, 46 cut, automatic transmission, $999. Terry, 904259-2393. 4/12c MISCELLANEOUS Alterations: basic hemming, zipper repair, and basic alterations, next day service on most items. Marva Williams, 904-868-8604, 904-2752770. 4/5-4/26p 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 Use Happy Jack Mitex and Ear Canker powder to treat yeast infections. Glen Cash Store, 904259-2381, 3/15-4/5p 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 statements 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 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 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. 3/29-4/19c Receptionist wanted, full-time, benefits, pay depends on experience. M & R trailers, ask for Richard. 904-397-0246. 4/5-4/12p Now hiring Library Outreach Assistant to provide library services to local communities using outreach van. Minimum HS graduate, thorough knowledge of computer operation, internet, and email. $10/ hour, 15 hours/week, Monday & Wednesday. Valid FL drivers license and clean driving record required. EOE, drug-free workplace, veterans preference. Apply in per son New River Public Library Cooperative, 110 N. Lake Avenue, Lake Butler. Applications close at 4:00 pm, April 19th. 4/5-4/12c Furtherance Private Care: Caregivers and Companions are needed immediately to accompany clients on activities and to places of inter est. Apply online at 9100.axiscare. com or call 904-866-6035. 4/5-4/12p Construction punch out work:: Looking for motivated and experienced individuals to do new residential construction punch out work. Must be experienced in painting, sheet rock patches, and minor interior trim work. Looking for lead men and helpers. 904588-5212. 4/12p Looking for experienced painters and helpers. 904-624-3813. 4/12p Experienced cook wanted, Sixth Street Steakhouse, apply in person at 1199 South Sixth Street, Macclenny. 904-259-7535. 4/12c Lake Butler Hospital: Facility and Maintenance Technician, RNFT and PRN, Pharmacy Tech-FT. Please visit our website www. for more information and to ll out an application. PH. 386.496.2323 Ext 9258, Fax 386.496.2105. Equal Employment Opportunity / Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace. 4/12-4/26p Farmworker: 2 temporary positions. 05/20/2018 through 11/15/2018. Drive tractors and operate farm equipment to till soil, plant, irrigate, spray, and harvest crops. Have mechanical skills, per form maintenance. Operate farm vehicles on public roads. 3 months experience, basic literacy reading and math skills required. Must have or be able to obtain drivers license within 30 days after hire. Increase or bonus may be possible depending 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, Buckhorn Farms Partners, Schlater, MS. Apply for this job at Greenwood WIN Job Center, 812 West Park Avenue, Greenwood, MS 662-459-4600 with job order# MS253244 or near est workforce ofce with a copy of this ad. 4/12p The Baker County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for Director of Community Development. This person provides a wide range of functions relating to the Baker County Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan through interpretation and implementation; performs plan review and coordination and other comprehensive planning, development and code enforcement activities. Minimum Bachelors degree in urban/regional planning, economic development, community development or a related eld from an accredited college or university and two years of planning, zoning or building is required. Must have an approachable personality and the ability to learn quickly. Excellent typing and computer skills with ability to operate Microsoft applications, such as excel, outlook, and word prociently. Application and complete job description is available at the Baker County Administration Ofce located at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny Florida 32063 or jobs Deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 4:00pm. Baker County is a drug free work place and EO employer. Salary$50,000 $60,000 annually DOQ. 4/12-4/26c Aviation Grads work with JetBlue, United, Delta and others. Start here with hands on training for FAA cer tication. Financial aid if qualied. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-242-2649. 4/12p 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 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, 1/18tfc Wayne Frier Macclenny. Need T&T Contractors. Mud / Paint / Trim. Jared, 904-259-4663, jm_mar 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. Wayne Frier Macclenny, I buy land. Cash paid immediately. Call 904-259-4663. 3/9tfc 2.25 acre lots, set up with power pole, well, and septic. $25,000 each, owner nancing. Call 912843-8118. 3/22tfc FOR RENT 4 BR, 2 BA historical home for rent in downtown Macclenny, 407 College Street. Formal dining room, washer/dryer hookup, fenced back yard and hardwood floors, $600/ deposit, $1250/month, first/last/ security deposit required for move in, service pets only. Call 904-2598444 or email for more infor mation or to get an application. 4/5tfc 1 BR, 1 BA available apartments, 491 East Michigan Avenue #2 and #3, located in Macclenny. Water, sewer and gargabe included, $400/ deposit, $600/month, first/last/ security deposit required to move in, service pets only. Call 904-2598444 or email for more information or to get an application. 4/5tfc 2 BR, 2 BA MH, no smoking, no pets, rst/last/$500/deposit prior to move-in, $800/month. For more information, call 904-588-6725. 4/12p 3 BR, 1 BA house located in Macclenny, 148 East Boulevard, $600/ deposit, $800/month, rst/last/ security deposit required to move in, service pets only. Call 904-2598444 or email for more information or to get an application. 4/12tfc Lot for rent. Ready for a mobile home. Call 904-259-6735. 2/9tfc 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. $72,900. Many homes to choose from, 904-259-4663. 4/5-4/26c Brand new 2018, 2 BR home. $37,900 with free thermal windows. 904-259-4663. 4/5-4/26c No money down! Use your land. 3 BR, $399/month. 4 BR, $499/ month. 904-259-4663. 4/5-4/26c Saturday, 7:00 am ?, Hunters Ridge subdivision off of Odis Yar borough Road. Multi-family sale. Saturday, 8:30 am ?, 633 Fox Run Circle, Fox Ridge subdivision. Multi-family sale: clothing and household items. Saturday, 9:00 am 2:00 pm, Baldwin, FL behind the old feed store. Rummage, junk and art market. Saturday, 9:00 am 2:00 pm, 454 West Macclenny Avenue, Munson Electric parking lot. Baker Womens Political Network, great deals! Saturday, 8:30 am ?, Sunday 10:00 am ?, 121 south across from the Exxon. Something for everyone, if interested in setting up with us contact James, 904-796-9298. Coming Saturday, April 21st, 9:00 am 4:00 pm, 14441 Wildcat Alley, Glen, off of Odis Yarborough Road. Moving sale: fridge, oven, dryer, furniture, tools and miscellaneous items. 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. Approximately 4.5 acres, small nursery or farm. 3+ acres under irrigation, 4" well. Adjacent to Macclenny city limits, zoned for 2 homes per 1 acre, high and dry with plenty of road frontage along Sandsdale Road. For an appointment to show call 305-1501 or 259-6891. LAND FOR SALE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, NURSING 164 DUTY DAYS-TENURE TRACK Conduct the learning experience in the classroom, laboratory, and/or clinical areas. Prepare for instruction syllabi, lesson plans, tests, use assessment strategies to assist the continuous development of the learner, use effective communication techniques with students and others. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the subject matter, use appropriate and current technology in the teaching and learning process. Hours will vary and require some evenings. Faculty who teach in the Associate Degree Nursing Program must have a Masters of Science in Nursing degree and be licensed in Florida or be eligible for licensure in Florida. Three years of experience as staff nurse required (acute care preferred). Desirable Qualiexperience. PAID BENEFITS Filled Persons interested should provide College employment application and copies of college transcripts. Position details and applications available Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place FGC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission Education and Employment The following land transactions were recorded in the Baker County court house November and December. Values are de rived from documentary stamps. Many descriptions are by S(ec tion) T(ownship) R(ange). If acre age or price are not listed, none were indi cat ed in the doc uments.Carol Baker, Kay Hall to She lia R Whitley on 1/23/2018 for $1,500.00 in 07-2S-22E. Julia A Gross, Leon W Gross to Latoya Lee on 1/30/2018 for $100,000.00 in 32-2S-22-00490056-0070/LT 7 BLK 56 MAC CLENNY. Mary Lou Davis to Ginger Crews, Louann D Crews on 2/20/2018 for $100.00 in 20-3S21-0000-0000-0050. Terry Clardy to Paula Sue Clardy, Troy Clardy on 1/26/2018 for $102,000.00 in LT 1 BLK 2 COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES UNIT 2. Aaron S Maurer, Shelley D Maurer to Logan P Baity on 3/9/2018 for $106,000.00 in 252S-21-0115-0000-0020. Carol McMurray, Robert Mc Murray to Carol McMurray, Rob ert McMurray on 3/5/2018 for $106,380.07 in 32-1S-21-01380003-0070. Edith Ruise, Japan Ruise to Shamekia Givens on 3/1/2018 for $11,000.00 in 33-2S-21E. Eleanor S Lyons Revocable Living Trust, Eleanor S Lyons Trustee to Emil Clayton Lyons Jr on 2/27/2018 for $12,000.00 in 06-2S-22E. David E Mangrum to BTE Revocable Trust, Hugh D Fish Jr Trustee on 2/21/2018 for $123,000.00 in LTS 10 11 12 HILLS OF GLEN. Mark Gelling to Michael S Szelak, Robin Y Szelak on 2/27/2018 for $123,000.00 in LT 13 BLK 1 COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES. Brittney Robinson Yingling, Justin Yingling to Travis James Johns on 3/7/2018 for $125,000.00 in 20-3S-21E. US Bank NA to Dynamic Pro gressive LLC on 2/20/2018 for $136,375.00 in LT 3 CYPRESS POINTE UNIT 1/28-2S-22-02090000-0030. MTGLQ Investors LP to Darren Philip Gray, Victoria Lynn Gray on 1/23/2018 for $145,000.00 in 292S-22-0074-0000-0050. Fred W Yarborough, Kimberly Yarborough to Davis Warren E Sr on 1/23/2018 for $149,900.00 in 29-2S-22-0164-0000-0050. Benjamin F Fish Revocable Living Trust, Patricia L Fish Trust ee, Patricia L Fish Revocable Liv ing Trust to Brantley Michael Fish on 1/26/2018 for $15,000.00 in 252S-21-0000-0000-0350. John Wesley Bennett, Rhonda Diane Bennett, Rhonda Raulerson to Robert W Walsh on 3/8/2018 for $159,000.00 in 29-2S-22-02020000-0510/LT 51 TIMBERLANE SUB UNIT 4. Ashley R Byrd, John D Byrd, Ashley R Rhoden to John Dech merowski, Pamela Dechmerows ki on 2/2/2018 for $169,900.00 in LT 6 SANDS POINTE SUB. Alicia O Hinte Trustee, Franklin Rayford Odom Revocable Trust to Burkins Chevrolet Llc on 2/2/2018 for $174,000.00 in BLK 44 MAC CLENNY. Robert A Goodman, Wanda Goodman to George J Beckett on 3/2/2018 for $175,000.00 in LT 4 5 YARBROUGH AND REWIS SUB. 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ursday, April 12, 2018 T B C P Page 15 Page 14 T B C P ursday, April 12, 2018JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comFor the second time in less than 24 hours the BCHS Wildcat baseball team allowed a late lead to disappear. But just like the previous over Santa Fe Baker Coun ty came through at the plate to pull out a dramatic win. lead evaporate in the top of of April 4, the Cats respondthe bottom half of the frame to reopen a commanding lead and top Georgias Cook 10-5 in six rain-shortened innings. Everybody knows how that can go when the momentum starts to go another teams way, head coach Jarrell Rodgers said following the teams third straight win. All it takes is for them to come up and shut us down in the next half inning and who knows what happens when they get back up to the plate. ... Im proud of our guys for battling back like that. ton went 3 for 3 with two RBIs, and drove in the goahead run on a blooper siner Conner Moore connected with an RBI double to left The Cats took advantage of several Cook miscues to pad the cushion. Both Sutton and shortstop Hunter Noblitt, who went 2 for 3 in hit the previous night, scored on passed balls. Moore also reached home on an error by shortstop Sam Bennett during Clayt Smiths at bat. But uncharacteristic defensive and pitching mistakes by Baker County steal momentum. After loading the bases with one out following a walk and two straight hit batters, Cole Rogers got Cook on the board by driving in two runs on an error. Tyler Weeks connected with a two-RBI double to deep left center timately scored the equalizing run on a passed ball. Relief pitcher Jarron Hodges, who entered the game with one out and Weeks at third, got out of the jam by allowing the one run. He struck out Jalen Wilcox before forcing Ethan Folsom to ground out to Moore to end to disastrous inning. Thats supposed to be our M-O: pitching and defense, coach Rodgers said. Its a frustrating thing, but at the same time when were swinging it as well as we are right now I feel pretty good about it. The teams hot streak at the plate continued in the game, which the umpires the sixth inning as storms passed through the county in the early afternoon. Baker Countys 14 hits tied its second highest total of the season, and the Cats scored second time in three games. Catcher Wade Johnson went 3 for 4 with a sixth-inwith a single up the middle. The Cats appeared to be cruising early, building the lead with the help of a threeer Casen Milton, who went 2 for 4 with two RBIs, drove innings. Designated hitter and Suttons single to center Noblitt scored on a douer Travis Neal in the fourth inning. Neal successfully stole second base, allowing Noblitt, who scored a teamhigh three runs, to dash home from third and dive to the plate for the run. Baker Countys home game against West Nassau scheduled for April 10 was postponed until April 25 at 6 p.m. due to weather. Tuesdays game would have up before this weeks pivotal District 3-5A series against Bolles [see sidebar at right]. The Cats host the twotime defending Class 5A champion before traveling to Bolles for the rematch on April 13. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m. which was the second largest margin of victory at the meet. Simons 365 bench press was the divisions heaviest by 25 pounds, and his 310 clean and jerk was the only one to break 300 pounds. Simon, who missed his sophomore season due to a shoulder injury, is an example of Baker Countys process working, coach McDonald said. I speak to the kids a lot about the process, about you cant get everything right now. You have to put in the time and go through the process and deal with issues and come out on top, he explained. You have to be able to see through that process and I think Daltons done that winning the second state championship this year for our program and for himself. He will forever be written down in the history books, and thats what I like to tell them that your name will be engraved now. Marcus Dialo posted a by 15 pounds. The junior recorded a 265 bench press, the best in the division, and a 235 clean and jerk. He may be our fourth time back-to-back state champion next year. You never know, coach McDonald said. ... He is a very talented young man that I believe has fell in love with the sport and he has huge op portunities in front of him through the sport. I know that athletic-wise hes very athletic and he is a person that will see that process through. In addition to the two state champions, the Cats in the top six of their weight classes to score points in the runaway championship. John Green in the 154 and heavyweight Cooper Hodges both took third place. Greens 515 total was only 10 pounds behind runner-up Dazriel Acosta of Citrus and 20 pounds behind champion Keith Grantham of Blount stown. Green, a junior who returned to weightlifting this season after last competing as a freshman, had a 270 bench and 245 clean and jerk. Hodges attempted a 405-pound clean and jerk have tied the state record place. His left hand slipped portion of the lift, and he dropped the weight in front of him. the second straight season with a 735 total. His 365 clean and jerk was the heaviest in the state by 50 pounds, and he posted a 370 bench press. William Bloodsaw was Baker Countys second weightlifter to score in the fourth with a 580 total, back of third-place lifter Garrison Hutchinson of Altha. Bloodsaw, who underwent shoulder surgery midway through his junior season, had a 320 bench press and 260 clean and jerk. Hes put over 60 pounds on his total from January to the state meet. Thats a very, very good number, coach McDonald said. ... Nobody really knew about William. Nobody really knew about how athletic and how good he was as a weightlifter until this year and they found out. and Brandon Combs in the behind the third-place competitor in their weight classes. Padgett had a 380 total with a 200 bench press and behind John First of Zephyrhills. Combs 610 total gave him place lifter David Araujo of Orange Park, who edged the Baker County lifter in the district and regional meets. Combs 315 bench press made the difference as he clean and jerks. Body weight dropped and Josh Dialo to sixth in the Griffis and Bishop Kennys Evan Loadholtz had identical 635 totals, but Loadholtz was given the fourth-place nod on the tiepress tied for the third-best in the class to go along with his 275 clean and jerk. Josh Dialo, a freshman, weighed in at a pound heavier than Althas Jackson Goins, which sorted out the 420-pound total tie. Josh Dialos 230 bench press was 10 pounds better than Goins. His clean and jerk, however, was 10 pounds better which made up the gap and forced the tie. Coach McDonald thanked the county and schools administration, the community and the high schools student body for their support of the weightlifting team all season. With a handful of underclassmen already scoring at the state meet this year, and more set join them next season, the expectations are al son training even begins. Thats the process. It gets to a point where we look at our future every year, coach McDonald said. ... Thats what make this thing a program. Its a year-around training methodology behind it, but it is a program in the fact that the kids stick with it and see it through. That plays a huge part in our success.FORMER CATS Ads starting at $30 THE BAKER COUNTY PRESSGet 15% o if purchased by APRIL 20 2018 BCHS 259-2400 GRADUATION ADS!SENIOR PHOTOS SCHOLAR ATHLETES AND MORE! Samples and prices at SATURDAY, APRIL 21Doors open 6:00 pm | Bell Time 7:00 pm Adults $10 | Kids 12 & under $5Destiny People Worship Center7445 S. SR 121, MacclennyFamily Friendly Wrestling Action!Concessions available! 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JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comThe upcoming District 3-5A series between the BCHS Wildcats and Bolles could determine the No. 1 seed in the district tournament and the subsequent Both Baker County and Bolles enter the district se ries with 1-1 records in the district after both schools split their respective series against Suwannee, which ended its regular-season district record at 2-2. A sweep in the upcoming two-game series by either team would give them a 3-1 district record, earn ing them the No. 1 seed in the District 3-5A tourna ment scheduled to begin May 1 at Suwannee. As a result of the threeteam district, the top seed automatically enters the district championship berth, while the lower two seeds must play each other to advance to the title game. But if the Cats and Bolles split the series, all three District 3-5A teams would end the regular-season district schedule with identical 2-2 records. The tiebreakers involv ing three or more teams will be decided based on the following, according to the FHSAA: 1. Total win-loss record in district games played among the tied teams; 2. The win-loss record in district play of the tied teams against the highest-seeded program (and proceeding through the lowest-seeded team, if necessary); 3. Number of road victories in the district; 4. Number of home victories in the district; 5. Blind draw by the district tournament manager. The tiebreakers would be used in that order until the tie was reduced to two schools. The same criteria would be used to break the step, which would involve a coin toss in place of a blind draw, according to the FHSAA.Purchase these photos at Photos by Jon ShumakeHunter Noblitt awaits the ball as Cooks Hart Grin successfully slides to steal second base.Caleb Crews res the pitch in Baker Countys win over Cook. Conner MooreBig frame lis Cats over CookFive-run 5th inning 3-team tie in the district possible JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comAcademics and athletics aligned perfectly for BCHS Wildcat baseball player Colby Kennedy during his collegiate search. Now, with a year of high school baseball still ahead of him, he already knows his college destination. The junior announced last week his commitment to Daytona Beachs Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Uni versity, a private school founded in ademic and baseball career at the Division II level. It feels good. It takes a lot of pressaid Monday. ... It [committing early] wasnt necessarily a priority at the time, but my senior year is coming up soon, so it was something I would like to go ahead and get out of the way so it was nice. The 16-year-old Macclenny resi dent received interest from other schools, he said, but opted with Embry-Riddle due to its highly-regarded aerospace engineering program. The universitys undergraduate aerospace engineering program has been ranked No. 1 nationally among schools where the highest degree is a masters for 16 straight years, according to the schools website. I love working with my hands nedy, who also plays travel ball for Jacksonvilles Five Star. My papa he worked on planes in Vietnam. My dads dad built his own planes and ly. I kind of grew up a little bit around planes. Kennedy initially landed on Embry-Riddles radar after attending a camp during his freshman year. He returned to the camp as a sophomore and junior and received 2017. Its pushed me, he said of the interest from the university, which competes in the Sunshine State Conference. Knowing that someones out there they might want you it gives you a little more He will not only join one of the nations top academic schools, but also step into one of Division II baseballs premier conferences after he graduSunshine State Conference boasts three national championships since 2013, and has four teams ranked in the April 4 edition of National Colle giate Baseball Writers Associations Top 25, according to It can be overwhelming sometimes because not many people have the opportunity to do what Im going to be able to get the opportunity to do when I graduate high school, Kennedy said. Its a little overwhelming but Ill get used to it. Kennedy has started three games as a pitcher for the Wildcats, posting a 1-0 record as of April 10. His 18 1/3 innings pitched is second-most on the team, and he has thrown 16 strikeouts with a 2.67 ERA. He is batting .286 with a .311 onbase percentage and has hits in six of his previous seven games. He has also doubled and driven in six runs thus far during his junior campaign. Colby KennedyKennedy commits to play at Embry-Riddle JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comThe BCHS Lady Wildcat softball team traveled to central Florida during Spring Break, and the ladies brought home two of the biggest wins of the season as souvenirs. Third baseman Kat Rhoden drove in the go-ahead runs in both games, and Baker ond-ranked team, and Montverde Academy on back-to-back nights. Liz McGovern threw a complete game four-hitter on April 3, leading the Lady Cats to a 2-1 victory at Apopka in the pitchers duel. She carried a shutout into the seventh ers late rally for Baker Countys third straight win. Apopkas Emma Miller was almost equally and a walk in 5 1/3 innings. But it was a pair of mistakes by the pitcher that helped the less innings. designated hitter Kiki Carter reached on an error by Miller, which advanced pinch runRhoden then changed the game on a full for a two-RBI single, which broke the scoreless tie and gave the Lady Cats the lead for good. Baker County had a chance to pad its ad vantage even more after moving two runners into scoring position with two outs. But pitcher Nyah Vogel forced a ground out to end the inning, giving the Lady Blue Darters an opening to nearly steal the game in the seventh inning. Apopka had runners at second and third Collins doubled the games only extra base hit to advance Georgia Egbers to third Gabi Corilo cut Baker Countys lead in half with an RBI ground out to second baseman Sara Keves. McGovern got out of the seventh-inning jam by forcing a game-ending pop fly to Keves, which left Apopkas game-tying run at third base. April 2 to down Montverde Academy 6-4. Rhoden batted 2 for 3 with three RBIs, including the go-ahead bases-clearing double hit RBI singles in the inning, during which Baker County erased a 4-1 hole to take the lead for good. McGovern, who entered the game in relief of winning pitcher Crews, shut down the Lady Eagles in the last three innings to preserve the lead. She allowed one hit with a strikeout as she retired eight of Montverdes After Marissa Rhoden gave the Lady Cats the lead in the top of the second inning, Montverde responded in the bottom half of the inning to pull ahead. The Lady Eagles scored on a pair of two-out errors to go up 2-1, and added additional runs on a third-inning error and a fourth-inning ground out. Crews allowed four runs one earned in four innings with four hits and a strikeout to improve to 4-0 during her freshman season. Baker Countys scheduled game on April 10 against Ponte Vedra was canceled due to weather and will not be made up, head coach Kylee Canaday said via a message. on April 12 at Columbia. They host West Nassau on April 13 and Fleming Island on April games.Lady Wildcats win twiceWins at Apopka and MontverdeJON SHUMAKEThe BCMS Bobcat foot ball team will hold tryouts for current sixth and sev enth graders from April 23 to May 18. The tryouts, which are scheduled to run from 2 to 5 p.m., are open to both students enrolled in the middle school and those who are home schooled. Students must com plete the FSAS physical form available the schools for tryouts. Dopson Family Medical Center on Third cals on April 18 beginning at 3 p.m. The B-Cats will also play in a jamboree game at Orange Park Junior High School on May 15. The programs game against Lake Asbury is scheduled to begin at 5:40 p.m. The jamboree will also taste of action in the eightteam Northeast Florida Athletic Conference, in which it will compete in the fall. Orange Park, Oakleaf, Lakeside, Wilkinson, Lake Asbury, Green Cove Springs and Bradford make up the remainder of the conference.Bobcat football tryoutsJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comSeveral former BCHS Wildcat baseball and softball stars helped their collegiate teams overcome recent losses with wins over the week end, while other players fell in conference action. The No. 17 Middle Georgia State Knights have won seven out of eight games, including a three-game Southern States Athletic Con ference series sweep over visiting Martin Methodist. Flores went 1 for 10 with three runs and an RBI in the series, which the Knights (31-12, 11-4) won 3-1 and 13-8 in a doubleheader on April 6 and 11-8 on April 7. Senior pitcher Jared Crews won his fifth game of the season in the series opener, throwing 6 innings of onerun ball with six hits, two strikeouts and a walk. The Knights four-game winning streak ended April 3 with a 10-4 loss at Reinhardt University. Flores went 1 for 3 with a walk in the loss. The South Carolina-Aiken Pacers recovered from a slump with a three-game sweep at Augusta in Peach Belt Conference competi tion. Junior pitcher Zach Rafuse improved to 4-2 on the season on April 6 with 6 innings of two-run ball with two walks in his teams 14-4 victory. The Pacers (24-13, 15-6) also rolled 15-1 on April 7 and 6-0 on April 8. Pacers lost for the third time in four games April 4, Junior Landon Boyettes Thomas Night Hawks 10game winning streak was snapped as they were swept at Webber University in a Sun Conference series. Boyette went 1 for 5 in the series, during which Thom as (24-20, 5-13) lost 7-1 on April 6 and 2-1 and 8-1 on April 7. The Night Hawks had won 10 straight games, including a doubleheader sweep over Brewton-Parker on April 3 by the scores of 112, 11-1. Sophomore pitcher Dylan Hall threw 2/3 inning on April 7, allowing three BlueWaves 11-6 loss at Seminole State. The BlueWave (14-22, 4-12) also lost 14-5 the previous day to Lake Sumter State. He also pitched 1 1/3 innings and allowed four earned runs on six hits with two strikeouts in his FSCJ BlueWaves 11-10 loss at St. Johns River State College on April 4. The BlueWave (14-20) won at home 4-1 on April 2 over the same team. The Tallahassee Community College Lady Eagles (10-30-1) have lost 14 straight games after getting swept in a doubleheader April 5 at Northwest Florida State College. Sophomore Brandie Callaway went 1 for 3 with an RBI in the second game, in which Northwest Florida State College stole a 6-5 victory after entering the seventh inning trailing 5-3. Callaway also went 1 for 3 with a stolen base in the early game, which TCC, which also features sophomore Callie Paine, lost 10-2. Senior Kylie Holtons Morehead State Lady Eagles lost both games of a home Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader on April 6, falling 7-0 and 14-2 to Eastern Kentucky. Holton went 0 for 3 in the games. Freshman Madison Kennedys Florida State Lady Seminoles won two out of three games to win the Atlantic Coast Conference series against visiting Pitt. The No. 13 Lady Seminoles (33-7, 11-1) book-ended the series with a 2-1 win on April 6 and an 8-0 six-inning victory on April 8. The teams 20-game winning streak was snapped with a 1-0 loss in the second game of the doubleheader on April 6.Collegiate teams bounce back from recent losses Stay informed. Subscribe.T B C P 259-2400 Save over 50%weekly newsstand price + 6 months FREE access to the online editionfor new or renewing in-county subscribers


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