Lee County Coroner Bill Harris has released the name of the woman fatally shot in the back of the head early Monday before the sedan she was traveling in with three others crashed northbound on Interstate 85 near the Lee-Chambers County line.
A two-and-a-half-hour, occasionally heated exchange Tuesday night between Sheriff John Darr and Columbus Council/Mayor Teresa Tomlinson put their differences into sharp focus, but did little to solve the basic disagreement between the two factions.
While the big news this week for schools and scores in the Muscogee County School District is the release of the 2016 state test results, scores of a different sort for the system answer this question: How clean are MCSD’s schools?
The race to fill the seat held by retiring Republican Lynn Westmoreland moved a step closer Tuesday in the 3rd Congressional District with former West Point Mayor Drew Ferguson leading state Sen. Mike Crane in Tuesday’s runoff.
In the Democratic runoff race for sheriff of Chattahoochee County, Henry “Hank” Lynch III defeated Michael Sizemore with a 66 to 34 percent margin, or 527 to 276 votes. Lynch will replace Sheriff Glynn Cooper, who has held the office since 1973.
There were two elections, but all four candidates in the Muscogee County School Board runoffs focused on the same main issue: whether the school district is headed in the right direction under the leadership of three-year superintendent David Lewis.