Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

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Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

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QUOTE, UNQUOTE

"I get a tremendous amount of business from Jacksonville and the

surrounding areas. All my stores benefit from customers from

-- Wyman Westberry, who sells about 6 million gallons of gas

from eight Mom and Pop convenience stores in Camden County,

estimated he would lose 15 percent of his business if the

Georgia gas tax is raised. Story on Page A-1.

DROP BOB A LINE

Bob Phelps would like to write more about Georgia folks in his

Bob Phelps' people items. If you have a humorous anecdote

appropriate for this feature, about adults or children, write to

Bob Phelps, The Georgia Times-Union, P.O. Box 1949,

Jacksonville, FL 32231, or call him at 1-800-472-6397, extension

4271.

EX-SHERIFF SENTENCING

Former Echols County Sheriff Charles E. Carter will be

sentenced today on federal drug trafficking charges that could

land him in prison for life.

Sentencing will begin at 3 p.m. before Chief U.S. District

Judge Maurice Paul , said Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Ronald

Wierenga.

Carter, 58, was taken to Alachua General Hospital-Shands

following his collapse moments into a sentencing hearing Dec. 2

in Gainesville, Fla., federal court. He was later taken to the

Levy County jail in Bronson, Fla., after tests for

cardiovascular problems proved negative.

Carter remained in the county lockup yesterday, a spokeswoman

at the jail said.

Now serving five years in a Jesup federal prison for perjury,

Carter faces a possible life sentence and $4 million fine for

conspiring to distribute 2,300 pounds of marijuana in Echols

County from January 1989 to October 1994.

DRIVER IN FATAL SUED

The mother of one of the three 15-year-olds killed in a Marietta

car crash following a high school prank has filed suit against

the car's driver and a homeowner who pursued the girls. …

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