County Commissioner Jerome McMillian speaks March 7

Jerome McMillian is pictured in a file photo during a Columbus County Board of Commissioners meeting.

Jerome McMillian, whose term on the Columbus County Board of Commissioners was set to end Monday, Dec. 5, resigned from office Friday, Dec. 2, and accepted a job as chief deputy of the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office.

McMillian, who was first elected county commissioner in 2018, has been working as a CCSO deputy since September 2020.

Aaron Herring (copy)

Aaron Herring, former chief deputy of Columbus County Sheriff's Office

Bill Rogers and Curtis Hill

Bill Rogers, right, shakes hands with NAACP County Branch President Curtis Hill minutes after Rogers, an Evergreen native, was named the acting sheriff of Columbus County. Staff photo by Justin Smith

Greene removal hearing (copy)

Jody Greene enters a Columbus County courtroom Monday morning for his removal hearing Oct. 25. Greene resigned during the hearing. He won re-election on Nov. 8. Staff photo by Justin Smith