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Seven years for trafficking

A Jacksonville man arrested in north Macclenny in the spring of 2010 was given a seven-year prison sentence for trafficking in prescription pills.

The sentence imposed on Timothy Martin, 34, by Circuit Judge Mark W. Moseley on June 4 runs consecutive to one the defendant is already serving for a drug offense in Gadsden County.

Mr. Martin was nabbed off Faye Rd. in possession of 307 prescription pills. He pleaded guilty to trafficking and possession of drugs without a prescription.

In other sentencings, Brian Singletary, 35, of Baldwin drew a two-year prison term after pleading no contest to multiple drug sale and possession counts.

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Verizon responds to queries about snooping

I’m a big fan of the CBS drama Person of Interest in which a giant super-computer operated by some shadowy government agency like the National Security Agency (NSA) charts every piece of communication that floats out into cyberspace via the Internet or cell phones or security cameras.

I also wondered from time to time whether such a thing was real. Wonder no more.

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Disagrees that GOP is ‘divisive’

Dear Editor:

I have been a Republican my entire life and a member of the Baker County Republican Party the last several years. I have watched with great pride as our local party grew from about 10 people at meetings to an average of 35-40.
I was surprised and disappointed that Joel Addington insinuated that we are “divisive” and “extreme” based on the opinion of one person. As with any group, political or otherwise, people come and go for a variety of reasons personal and professional.

Republicans believe in school prayer, a strong national defense, limited government and a balanced budget. We believe that government at all levels should not squander tax dollars. We believe Omamacare should be repealed and our border should be closed. We believe that life begins at conception and that we have a constitutional right to bear arms.

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