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 COUNTY

SCHOOL BOARD PUBLIC HEARING

The School Board will have a public hearing Monday to consider the 2013-14 Student Progression Plan and 2013-14 Student Code of Conduct. The hearing will be 6:30 p.m. at 270 South Boulevard E., Macclenny. For more go to baker.k12.fl.us.

2 BAKER COUNTY

NEW COMMISSION CHAIRMAN

County Commissioner Jimmy Anderson, voted by the board as its new chairman, takes over for Mark Hartley at the next meeting Tuesday. Adam Giddens is the new vice chairman.

3 CLAY COUNTY

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

The federal Affordable Care Act will be the focus of the "Toast of Clay" breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday at Haven Hospice, 745 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park. Rep. Travis Cummings, R-Orange Park, will be the guest speaker. The cost is $10 for Chamber of Commerce members and $15 for non-members. For more call (904) 264-2651.

4 GREEN COVE SPRINGS

CITY WEBSITE OVERHAUL

The city recently overhauled its website to make it easier to use, more informative and more attractive for residents as well as visitors. The site at greencovesprings.com includes summaries of recent city news, information about upcoming events and an online guide with links to services, forms and departments.

5 PONTE VEDRA BEACH

CHRISTMAS HOUSE TOUR

Christ Episcopal Church Foundation is having its 27th annual Christmas House Tour 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Maps to the five featured homes can be picked up on the day of the event at Christ Church, 400 San Juan Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets for $30 can be purchased there in advance or for $35 that day. Lunch is included.

6 ST. JOHNS COUNTY

LIBERTY PINES TEACHER A STAR EDUCATOR

Stephen Kirsche, a Liberty Pines Academy teacher, has been named a STAR Discovery Educator by Discovery Education for "his commitment to harnessing digital learning to inspire students' curiosity and prepare them for future careers. …

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