Fort White softball coaches accused of mocking disabled student

FORT WHITE — Fort White High softball coach Michele Padgett and her husband, Chad, an assistant coach on the team, mocked a disabled student and showed favoritism to players on their private travel

PASSING THE BUCK: 2015 Lake City Chamber of Commerce President Joy Lizotte passes the gavel — and the buck — to 2016 President Bruce Drawdy. The pair shared a small joke as Drawdy asked if Lizotte had signed the presented dollar bill. She replied that he’d have to wait until after his speech in order to get her autograph (photo by NICK ROLLISON/Lake City Reporter).

Bruce Drawdy to lead Chamber of Commerce in 2016

Glittering gowns, bubbly drinks and black tuxedos filled the Columbia County Fairgrounds Banquet Hall on Saturday night at the Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Ball.

Sue Karcher, clad in a chicken costume, and Jim Tatum of Save Our Santa Fe River express their objections to a new Fort White poultry complex during a protest Thursday outside the Columbia County School Board administration building in Lake City. About 30 Fort White residents attended Thursday’s meeting of the Columbia County Commission (photo by MARLEY ANDRETTI/Special to the Reporter).

DEP approves Fort White poultry complex

At every turn, opponents of the hotly-debated JTC Farms poultry complex being built in Fort White have been bested in their attempts to stop the factory.


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