Crayton relinquishes seat to Sturtz

Monday, April 14, 2008 | 11:07 p.m. CDT; updated 11:00 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

COLUMBIA — On Monday night, nine years after she raised her right hand to be sworn in as Columbia’s first black City councilwoman, Almeta Crayton stood in the council chambers to thank her fellow members for making her feel welcome from the beginning.