A new school board president has been named in Tift County. Board president Richard Golden resigned last month after being arrested on aggravated assault charges. Now the school board has appointed the former board vice president Erick Willis as president.
Golden is still awaiting trial on charges that he blasted a trespasser's car with his shotgun. The man was fishing on Golden's property. Golden says he was only protecting his family, but admits he was wrong. No trial date has been set.