A 15-year-old New Port Richey teen pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges in the death of a 24-year-old Citrus County man at a Levy County mud bog.
Chris Sutherlin Jr., who is on home detention, did not appear in court, but instead entered a written plea on Friday at an arraignment before Levy County Judge James "Tim" Browning. Sutherlin Jr. is charged with manslaughter in the stabbing of Roderic "Rod" Sparks at Horse Hole Mud Bog near Inglis on May 28.
The last man to be sentenced in the armed home invasion of a residence outside Williston in February was given a total of 10 years time as arranged with the state attorney's office.
Hillary Henderson, 20, of Chiefland, who pleaded guilty to a charge of armed home invasion and being a convicted felon in possession of a gun, was given seven years in prison on the first charge to be served after serving a minimum 3 years on the gun charge.
Richard Villars had a happy surprise Tuesday, June 21, when he was apponted a Kentucky Colonel by Col. Claude Blackburn. Villars, also known as “Ric” has been living in the Bronson/Williston area since 1980 when he and his family moved here from West Virginia. Villars graduated from Williston High School in 1984 and has been in business for himself ever since.
The Swilley family reunion will take place Sunday, July 24, at Hart Springs at 1 p.m.
Family and friends are invited. Please bring a covered dish.
The Grandpa Poley Horne Reunion will be held Sunday, August 7 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. It will be an all day gathering with music. Bring food for the lunch buffet and come enjoy the day. A drawing for the Blue Star Quilt will be done that day.
By WINNELLE HORNE
Director, Quilt Museum
The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, July 7, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Fellowship is always great each Thursday. We visit with each other, catch up on each others activities, doctor visits, latest projects and vacations. We learn of sick friends that need to be added to the prayer list and are so thankful for everyone who comes to meet each week.
Greg and six boys were out Tuesday and as we have had rain the grass is green and growing. The flowers are so pretty and blooming. Thanks Lancaster.
Special to the Citizen
Haven Hospice volunteer Shellie Shelton truly embodies the meaning of care and compassion.
Shelton drives Haven patient Mary Wardlaw from Bronson to Chiefland and back every month to shop at Walmart. Shelton helps Wardlaw move about the store and pull items from the top shelf, as Wardlaw is unable. Shelton and Wardlaw enjoy the travel time together and have found they have a lot in common. Wardlaw would not be able to do her monthly shopping it if wasn’t for Haven on Wheels.
The Levy County Commission is discussing using furloughs to cut its costs, rather than layoffs, to meet its budget in the coming year. To that end, Jared Blanton, a finance clerk, drew up the approximate savings.