Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Bill Thrower was appointed the interim coroner by Probate Judge Julia Lumpkin this morning.
Thrower, who has served as a deputy coroner since December 2003, fills the vacancy left by former Coroner James Dunnavant, who resigned his office July 31. Thrower will serve the remainder of Dunnavant's term, but must run for office November 2008 if he wants to continue serving.
Thrower has indicated he plans on running.
Read more about this story later today online and in print editions of Wednesday's Ledger-Enquirer.