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27 months for meth sale



A Macclenny man was sentenced on June 25 in circuit court to 27 months in state prison after pleading no contest to sale of methamphetamine to an undercover buyer working for the sheriff’s department in December of last year.

Wesley Lewis, 43, is a convicted felon who served time in the federal system for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in a 2005 case that was remanded to a higher court.

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County attorney likely will step down

Terry Brown’s days as chief counsel to the Baker County Commission may be numbered, depending on the outcome of additional medical testing over the coming weeks.

Mr. Brown, longtime county attorney who also maintains a private practice in Starke, recently experienced what was described as another minor stroke and is in the process of selling the practice to former law partner Ron Sholes, who has offices in Starke, Jacksonville and Orange Park.

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Praise-A-Thon nets $5000

MtZionPraisathonKidsThis group of youths from Mt. Zion Church in Macclenny raised $5000 on May 3 for Heather Nipper, a Baker County girl scheduled for stem cell treatment in Thailand for a sight disorder that blinded her since birth.

The group was locked up for 12 hours from 8 pm and spent the night with hourly prayer devotion and games, raising the money via pledges.

Pictured are (front, l-r) Barbralyn Mulligan, Brynn Canaday, Trace Canaday, Alana Castleberry, (second row) Emily Blanton, Ms. Nipper, Hunter Nipper, Hunter Mulligan, (third row) Sarah Crews, Brittany Wilson, Larry Mulligan, Ashlyn Gunter, Joe Bureau, (back) Tyler Brown, Blayton Bureau, Heather Sullivan and Dustin Wilson. Not pictured: Jared Crews.

Photo courtesy of Wanda Davis

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