Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

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Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Around the Region

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Got something you'd like to share about your community? Send news-related tips to staff writer Jim Schoettler at jim.schoettler@jacksonville.com or (904) 359-4385.

BAKER

SURPLUS VEHICLE AUCTION SET FOR WEDNESDAY

Don't miss Wednesday's auction of surplus vehicles and equipment being offered by the county and city of Macclenny. Inspection begins at 8 a.m. and the bidding starts at 10 a.m. at the Macclenny City Yard, 764 Hartline Drive. The items, being sold as is, are: a 1983 Ford Bucket, 1988 Chevy pickup, 1986 and 1996 Ford flatbeds, 1990 Chevy pickup, 1997 Dodge van, 2000 Jeep Cherokee, 2000 Chevy Blazer, 2001 Ford F350 flatbed, 2003 and 2006 Freightliner garbage trucks, Massey Ferguson Model 205 tractor, New Holland tractor, Exmark lawn mower and 80 6-yard Dumpsters and 55 8-yard Dumpsters, For more, call Mike Walker at (904) 259-0988.

CLAY

GREEN COVE SPRINGS NATIVE WINS CUPCAKE WARS CHALLENGE

Sweet success for Green Cove Springs native Catarah Hampshire. She and co-owner Shoneji Robison of Southern Girl Desserts in Los Angeles won Food Network's Cupcake Wars competition on June 23. Their $10,000 grand prize winning creation was a chicken and waffle cupcake. Hampshire also will be featured in a new reality series "LA Sugar," about top-notch bakers in Los Angeles. It will debut at 9 p.m. July 30 on the E! Channel. A Clay High School and Florida A&M University graduate, she is the daughter of Green Cove Springs Vice Mayor Felecia Hampshire and Clarence Hampshire.

ST. JOHNS

COUNTY PLANS EVENT FOR RADIO SYSTEM

The county invites residents to Monday's celebration of the implementation and system acceptance of St. Johns County P25 800MHz Public Safety and Service Radio System. Experience a live demonstration of the interoperability gained within the county and its regional partners, and a guided tour of a system site. The event at the county's Emergency Operations Center, 100 EOC Drive in St. Augustine, lasts from 11 a. …

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