Columbus police escorted Southern Anti-Racism Network regional director Theresa El-Amin out of Monday night's Muscogee County School Board meeting after she verbally attacked chairwoman Pat Hugley Green and superintendent David Lewis.
The Smiths Station student body leads the stadium in The Lord's Prayer before the Panthers game against Enterprise High. Earlier this season, Lee County Schools Superintendent James McCoy instructed schools to discontinue leading prayer from the stadium public address system in compliance with a 2000 Supreme Court ruling.
Queontate Leon Bular, 25, and Jermichael Laquararus "Easthighland Gscrew” Bellamy, 24, were found not guilty of all charges related to a case involving 12 suspects facing a 75-count indictment. Defense attorney Stacey Jackson said Friday afternoon that the prosecution’s case was hampered by witnesses of questionable credibility, a lack of physical evidence tying the defendants to individual crimes, and “information overload” in a case involving multiple incidents that took about two weeks of testimony.
Three days after being victimized by a smash-and-grab burglary, a downtown Columbus skateboard shop was targeted again early Thursday. A cinder block was thrown through the glass window at the Cuckoo’s Nest Skateshop in the 1200 block of Broadway around 4:30 a.m., owner Scott Cole said Thursday.