Week in Review May 4-10
1. Report: Man opens fire on vehicle near Bradley Park Drive: Brent Eiland and his family were on the way to his grandson's birthday part Wednesday afternoon when a 25- to 35-year-old bearded black man in a Honda Accord shot at his vehicle multiple times near the Bradley Park Drive exit on J.R. Allen Parkway.
2. Mayor's aide suspended after asking for Colin Martin sign: Mayor Teresa Tomlinson suspended her executive assistant, Judy Tucker, for a day or two after she went to a store and asked for a campaign sign for Colin Martin, the challenger in the May 20 mayoral election. Tucker says she was going to play a practical joke on the mayor, according to Tomlinson.
3. Community leader Sue Marie Turner dies: Sue Marie Turner, a local philanthropist and wife of retired W.C. Bradley Co. Chairman William B. Turner, died early Thursday in her Midtown home. She was 84 and recently had battled heart issues. The funeral service was Saturday at St. Luke.
4. Smiths Station dies after being attacked by dogs: A 20-year-old Smiths Station woman died last Sunday after being attacked April 28 by three pit bulls. Katie Morrison reportedly was playing with four dogs in the backyard of a home in Lee County when she knelt to pick up something when the dogs attacked. She suffered a head injury and multiple puncture wounds.
5. Aflac CEO: Investors being rewarded for faith in community: Dan Amos said Monday at the company's annual meeting of shareholders that someone who purchased 1,000 shared in 1955 would have originally paid about $11,100 for them and received about $2.8 million in cash dividends this year alone.
A Columbus police officer was injured after responding to a report of a naked man threatening people with a hammer. Arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer was 45-year-old Samuel Slaughter of 6663 Benson Drive in Columbus. Read more at ledger-enquirer.com.