New city officials sworn in

Published 7:11 am Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Stanford City Council was formally sworn in on Dec. 13.

The Stanford City Council was formally sworn in on Dec. 13.


Newly re-elected members of the Stanford City Council were formally sworn in on Dec. 13.

A small crowd of friends and family gathered for the evening event at the L&N Depot.

Peggy Hester, Sara Givens, Ronnie Deatherage, Naren James, Scottie Ernst and John Sallee were formally sworn in by Lincoln County District Court Judge Janet Booth.

Voters returned all six incumbent council members to their seats during the Nov. 8 election. The council will officially begin their new terms on Jan. 1, 2017.

Newly elected and re-elected members of the Crab Orchard City Commission were formally sworn in on Saturday, Dec. 17.

The ceremony was held at City Hall in Crab Orchard where Mayor Billy Shelton swore in returning commissioners Juanita Petitt and Jerry Shelton and newly elected commissioners Keith Caudill and Chris Sandlin.