Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson announced Monday morning that Shasta Glover, the chief deputy clerk of Superior Court will lead the Clerk of Superior Court Office until a permanent replacement is made for Ann Hardman, the Muscogee Superior Court Clerk who died in the early morning hours on Monday, March 19, 2018.
Columbus, Ga., columnist and veteran Ledger-Enquirer reporter Tim Chitwood witnesses a serial killer's execution. Here are excerpts of his remarks given to members of the media after Carlton Gary's execution. Chitwood was the media monitor for the execution.
The police chief who helped catch a serial killer feels no sympathy seeing him executed.“Watching that had no effect on me whatsoever,” Police Chief Ricky Boren said of Carlton Gary’s execution. “Carlton got what was prescribed for him as his fate, by the Superior Court of this county, under law.... It’s my duty as chief of police to stand between the bad and evil and our citizens, and that’s what I did last night.”
Condemned Stocking Strangler Carlton Gary was executed at 10:33 p.m. and he did not accept a final prayer or make a final statement, according to a spokeswoman with the Georgia Department of Corrections.
Law enforcement officials, an execution witness, anti-death penalty activists and the granddaughter of a victim's friend speak their thoughts on the execution of convicted "Stocking Strangler" Carlton Gary
Two Columbus High School seniors, Sarah Brooks and Sakeli Givens, chose to walk out of school beginning at 10 a.m. as part of National School Walkout day. They were out for seventeen minutes to remember the students killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
On National School Walkout Day, Harris County High held a private assembly indoors for students, faculty, staff and family to gather. One mother stood outside to urge passersby to support "common sense" gun laws
Defense attorney William Kendrick represented 19-year-old murder suspect Tommy Toombs March 13 in Columbus Recorder's Court. Toombs was accused in the shooting outside of the Lucky Food Mart on Floyd Road that left 20-year-old Nicholas Morris dead.
Columbus Technical College is hosting Chef Michael Quinn of Waterford, Ireland this week as students and faculty in the Columbus Tech's culinary arts program prepare for this week's fundraiser dinner called "A Culinary Expedition: Luck of the Irish." Quinn, the course leader for the Culinary Arts program at the Waterford Institute of Technology, taught last summer a dozen Columbus Technical College culinary students and peers from Albany and North Georgia Technical College during the group's working visit to Waterford, Ireland and the surrounding area.The fundraiser features a five-course meal of Irish food and live music from the local Celtic band Wolf & Clover. Money raised will help offset costs for a trip this year to Germany for a similar, intensive cuisine training course in Germany. The Technical College System of Georgia began working with the Waterford Institute of Technology in 2012 and began an official partnership in January 2017. Go to www.ledger-enquirer.com for video.
Bibb County School Superintendent Curtis Jones and Director of Safety and Security David Gowan explain how the school system is altering policy to increase school safety. Metal detectors are going in Westside High School as a pilot program announced March 13, 2018.
St. Francis Hospital and the Greater Columbus American Heart Association have partnered to bring the "Red Sofa Tour" to Columbus. The campaign kicked off Friday morning at Iron Bank Coffee in downtown Columbus. Its purpose is to raise awareness about the risks of hearty disease and stroke. The red sofa is scheduled to visit several different locations in the community until May 25, when it concludes at the St. Francis Columbus Clinic. People can take part in the campaign by taking a picture or video on the red sofa and posting it to social media with #SFHRedSofaTour. Participants will be entered each week into a drawing for prize. You can find out where the red sofa will be and follow the tour on Facebook @wecareforlife.