NEWS

 

Fewer than 25,000 people voted in the Columbus Mayor’s race

but 62% cast their ballots for the incumbent, Mayor Tomlinson.

 

IRS agent John Thomas won the district 2 school board seat.

Frank Myers beat Beth Harris for school board seat 8.  Kia

Chambers won the at large seat with 52% of the vote.

 

Judy Thomas won another term on the City Council for the at

large seat.  Pops Barnes was reelected for Council seat 1 over

Zeph Baker.  Mimi Woodson retained her council post 7 seat.

 

David Perdue and Jack Kingston are headed for a runoff in the

GOP bid for the Georgia US Senate seat.

 

Phenix City’s City Manager Wallace Hunter was relieved from

his duties but some are calling it racial discrimination.

 

Craig Ross has withdrawn his name from consideration for the

Phenix City School Superintendent. 

 

SPORTS

 

Julio Teheran 6-hit the Brewers and shut them out in the Braves

5-0 win.  Justin Upton had a home run and 3 RBI’s in the win.

 

The Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 87-83 to even up that

series 1-1 in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals.

 

The Cleveland Cavilers have won the NBA Draft Lottery for

the second year in a row.

 

A Group of ex-NFL players are suing over the use of painkillers

and other drugs that kept them playing but led to serious

complications later in life.