LaGrange mayor appointed to state board

Governor Nathan Deal appointed Mayor Jim Thornton to serve in Georgia’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council in an announcement on Friday.

Thornton was among 24 appointees to a variety of state boards announced by the governor’s office on Friday. The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council serves as the epicenter of criminal justice policies, research and information in the state. The agency plans and administers tens of millions of dollars in federal criminal justice and victim services grants and administers programs providing direct services to victims of crime.