Governor Appoints New Lowndes County Sheriff

On Monday, Governor Bob Riley appointed Charlie "Chip" Williams, Junior sheriff of Lowndes County.

Williams replaces Sheriff Willie Vaughner who passed away earlier this month.

The appointment is effective immediately.

Williams worked under Vaughner for 8 years and says he had a lot of respect for him.

Sheriff Williams says he plans to run for sheriff when this term ends.

Williams ran against Vaughner back in 2005.