Baker County

A custodian cleans a desk in a classroom.
Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press

Baker County students headed back to school Monday morning with no mask requirement in place.

Baker County mural, with a bunch of different, smaller pictures inside of it.
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

After agreeing to explore relocation of the controversial mural that hangs in the Baker County Courthouse in July, some of the commissioners backpedaled on their previous assertions Tuesday night. 

Mural of Baker County's history on the wall of the courthouse, next to a large light and a sign that says "physical distancing required."
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

After years of debate on a controversial mural that hangs inside the Baker County Courthouse, the county’s commissioners voted Tuesday to explore options for its relocation.

Protesters in front of the protest holding Black
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

On Thursday morning in Macclenny, a group of around 25 protesters peacefully marched from a park to the Baker County Courthouse, calling for change in the largely rural county. 

Girls on the floor of the dance studio, doing their stretches and preparing for the recital. trophies in the back of the room, couple of curtained windows in the back
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Phoebe Nipper owns two businesses in the Baker County town of Glen St. Mary, which has a  population of around 600 people. 

Someone getting tested for COVID-19 at the drive-thru testing site, someone reaching into a car where a patient is, while dressed in a mask and gown and gloves.
John Raoux / Associated Press

Nursing homes and other so-called long-term care facilities in Northeast Florida are receiving help from a state emergency team to curb COVID-19 outbreaks. 

2016 file photo of Baker County wildfire off County Road 250.
Florida Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service is burning nearly 3,000 acres in the Osceola National Forest in Baker County on Monday.

Photo of Broadus
Dominic Broadus

A Jacksonville father is searching for answers about his son’s death this month in Macclenny.

Dominic Broadus is inviting the Baker County community to discuss the mysterious shooting and share any tips they might have at a town hall Tuesday.

NBC

A former Baker County Biology teacher is pursuing a singing career and he’s doing it on national TV.


Ryan Benk / WJCT News

Baker County Commissioners will decide Tuesday whether a mining company can move a portion of a state road and expand its operation close to Macclenny.


Fifty Florida counties will open early voting locations on Monday. Here's where they are in Northeast Florida, along with times and dates they'll be open before Election Day, Nov. 8. Registered voters can choose any early voting location in the county, unlike on Election Day, when they must vote in their precinct. 

Nearly 1000 Acre Fire Burns in Baker County

Jul 29, 2016
Florida Forest Service

More fires than average have broken out in Northeast Florida this summer because of dry weather, including a nearly 1000-acre wildfire is burning in Baker County.


Pixabay

Controversial data on Florida’s school teachers are now public after a legal battle last year. 

Baker County Sheriff's Office

Before his arrest, the former Baker County High School teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student was warned by his co-workers to “Leave [it] alone,” investigators say.

Baker County Sheriff's Office

A Baker County High School teacher who resigned after allegations surfaced that he had sex with a student was arrested over the weekend.