Judge Allen honored at Unity Breakfast

Muscogee County Superior Court Chief Judge John D. Allen was named Monday morning as the recipient of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Unity Award.

Last year's winner, retired Columbus State University President Frank Brown, announced the choice to an audience of more than 600 people in attendance at the fraternity's 23rd annual MLK Unity Award Breakfast at the Columbus Trade and Convention Center.

"I am shocked," said Allen.

Past winners include Dan Amos, James Blanchard, Bobby Peters and Calvin Smyre.