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

VETERANS OFFER TO REPAIR PARK

The Baker County Veterans Council is in talks with the County Commission to repair damage to the St. Marys River pond park on U.S. 90 between Glen St. Mary and Macclenny. The park has been closed after vandals ripped up portions of the dock and its railing. The veterans are asking for the county to supply the materials and they will provide the labor.

2 CLAY

SHERIFF WARNS OF PHONE SCAM

The Sheriff's Office has been receiving complaints again about scam phone calls from people posing as law enforcement supervisors advising that someone missed jury duty and must make a payment using a prepaid cash card to avoid arrest. Any such call is fraudulent.

3 ATLANTIC BEACH

YOUNGSTERS RAISE, RELEASE FISH

Fifth-graders from Mayport Elementary's Coastal Sciences Academy last week released fish they raised from hatchlings into the St. Johns River. The students cared for the striped bass as part of the "Small Fry to Go" outdoor lab program sponsored by JaxPort.

4 MIDDLEBURG

5K T-SHIRT DESIGN WINNER

Arleth Medal, an 18-year-old Middleburg High School senior, won the 2014 Black Creek 5K T-shirt design contest. Her design will be used on T-shirts as well as promotional materials for the Oct. 25 event.

5 NASSAU

PROPERTY VALUES INCREASE

The Property Appraiser's Office recently released the 2014 estimated preliminary tax roll with the initial numbers showing an increase in the tax base for the first time since 2007. Property Appraiser Mike Hickox said strong sales activity has helped stabilize the real estate market by reducing inventory levels.

6 FERNANDINA BEACH

1942 U-BOAT ATTACK OFF COAST RELIVED

The tale of U-123's attack on the SS Gulfamerica 5 miles off Jacksonville on April 1, 1942, will be told at noon Wednesday at the Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S. …

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