The NewsLeader reports:
VERONA—County supervisors unanimously appointed an interim Beverley Manor supervisor Wednesday night: former Staunton Chief of Police Grafton "Butch" Wells.
Wells replaces David Karaffa, who resigned his district seat in April to move out of state.
"I'm not one to sit around and do nothing," said Wells, who has worked as a landscaper, property manager and even a Martin's Grocery employee since retiring from the Staunton force in 2003.
"I was aware of certain issues that Augusta County has coming up in the next several months and years," the new interim supervisor said. " I thought maybe my experiences in 32 years of government work can be of help."
Starting out as a sociology major at Bridgewater College, Wells turned to police science and earned his Master's Degree in public administration from James Madison University.
Best known as Chief of Police of the City of Staunton from 1986 to 2003, he later served as interim police chief of Colonial Beach.
While declining to name specific issues, Wells said he's "in a fact finding mode. There are a lot more people in Augusta County that I want to hear from and get more feedback," he said.
Wells took the oath of office Wednesday and will serve until the end of the year.