Rogers Named Interim Sheriff
William "Bill" Rogers is coming back to work at the Columbus County sheriff's Office. Rogers was reappointed Thursday afternoon to the position he recently filled when Jody Greene resigned in October. Greene resigned again Wednesday, during a new hearing to remove him from office.
Rogers will fill out the remaining four year term that Greene won in the November election. Commissioners approved Rogers on a motion by Giles "Buddy" Byrd and a second by Chris Smith
Jerome McMillian, who Rogers appointed chief deputy after Aaron Herring was fired, is now serving as Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Specialist at the sheriff’s office. Kevin Norris, the chief of investigations, was promoted to chief deputy when Green was sworn back into office Dec. 29.
The appointment was made with no discussion at an emergency meeting held today (Thursday). In a press conference after Greene's hearing on Wednesday, District Attorney Jon David suggested that the commissioners should hold public interviews of candidates for the position and give citizens the opportunity for input on the selection.