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.
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 I-85 near the Lee-Chambers County line.
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.
A 15-year-old boy was charged as an adult in connection with the Sunday night shooting on North Cary Street that killed 25-year-old Quentin D. Williams, according to a news release from the LaGrange Police Department.
With all seven precincts and all in-person early votes reporting in the runoff for the District 7 seat on the nine-member Muscogee County School Board, the Ledger-Enquirer is calling the race in favor of former board chairwoman Cathy Williams, who leads political newcomer Shelia Williams by 378 votes to 228 votes, or 62 percent to 38 percent.
With all eight precincts and early voting reporting in the runoff for the District 1 seat on the nine-member Muscogee County School Board, the Ledger-Enquirer has called the race in favor of three-term incumbent Pat Hugley Green, who has defeated former educator JoAnn Thomas-Brown by 814 votes to 602 votes, or 57 percent to 43 percent.
A 24-year-old Ellerslie man was arrested early Monday in a Columbus area near North Lumpkin Road after allegedly trying to sell his services as a prostitute, according to testimony Tuesday morning in Recorder’s Court.