Turner takes over Northside girls basketball program

Northside High will have a new girls basketball coach, but the face will be familiar.

Candace Turner, who coached Columbus to winning seasons each of her three years as the Lady Blue Devils coach, is moving north to take over the Lady Patriots. Northside went 16-9 in 2008-09 under interim coach Tony Stanfill, tying for the Region 2-AAA regular season title.

The Lady Patriots lost to Peach County in the first-round of the state playoffs.