Cordele — Lonnie Nelms is Crisp County's newest Board of Education member. He was appointed by other board members at Tuesday's regular monthly meeting.
Both Nelms and Bonnie Pullin were nominated by board members. Three votes went to Nelms and two to Pullin.
Nelms will begin serving as soon as he can be sworn in, and will be an interim member until an election is called, probably sometime in 2014.