Columbus branch NAACP president resigns

Bill Madison, the president of the Columbus branch of the NAACP, has resigned his position with the civil rights organization.

"I don't have any regrets," Madison said today. "I worked hard for the NAACP."

Madison said he submitted his resignation on Tuesday to spend more time with his wife Shirley, who has battled cancer and other health problems over the last three years.

Madison said he will be able to spend more time with his wife and won't have to leave her alone. "It was a joint decision," he said.

Madison said the organization is now in the hands of the first vice president.