Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Around the Region

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Around the Region

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Do you have something to share about your community outside Jacksonville?Send news-related tips to Scott Butler at scott.butler@jacksonville.com or (904) 359-4566.

1 BAKER

HARTLEY CHOSEN IN OLDCASTLE MEDIATION

The Baker County Commission chose chairman Mark Hartley to represent the county in mediation with Oldcastle Southern Group. The mediation is part of a continuing battle over sand mining in Baker County. Many thought the fight was over in July when the commission voted to reject the group's application for mining. However, Oldcastle filed for mediation in September with the first meeting now scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Baker County Courthouse.

2 GREEN COVE SPRINGS

WAY FREE CLINIC GETS BOOST

The Way Free Clinic in Green Cove Springs is among a dozen agencies statewide sharing just over $3 million in funding from the Florida Blue Foundation's 2013 Improving Access to Health Care grants. The money will be used for programs addressing health-care disparities, to make care accessible to under-served populations and to adapt to the changing care system. For more go to bluefoundationfl.com.

3 ORANGE PARK

PARKWOOD DRIVE CLOSURES

A cross drain improvement project will result in the closure of Parkwood Drive between Madeira Drive and Dunwoodie Road in Orange Park beginning Thursday through the end of November. Motorists should expect moderate delays during peak traffic hours. Detours will be marked around the construction zone. For more information, call North Florida Road Builders Inc. at (904) 397-0763.

4 ST. JOHNS

YOUTH BASKETBALL STARTING

The St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Department Youth Basketball League registration continues through Nov. 2 when the tryouts are held. Players 7 and 8 years old are welcome to join the co-ed developmental league, while those 9 to 14 are eligible for the competitive leagues for boys and girls. …

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