Grover Tuten

Examining Death

Examining Death

When Columbia County Medical Examiner Dr. Butch Garrison resigned about three months ago, Coroner Vernon Collins saw an opportunity to give his staff a raise. “I met with [County Administrator] Scott Johnson and made him aware that we didn’t have a medical examiner anymore and that I didn’t feel the need for one, since I […]

The shame of Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten

The shame of Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten

When Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten was arrested last week by the FBI for allegedly keeping a deceased man’s 2004 Nissan Altima and using it as his personal vehicle, Augustans shook their head in disgust. Stealing from a dead person is the lowest of the lows. And to risk your entire career for a 10-year-old […]

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