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Public officials take office around county

Before Tuesday’s election decided the race for President, many citizens around the county took their place as a local elected leader.

Ceremonies were held on Sunday and Monday to swear in mayors and town councils.

Municipal elections were held in August, and incumbents in the towns of Brantley, Glenwood, Petrey and Rutledge were unopposed for another term in office.

In Luverne, the only new council member is Jerry Sipper, who was sworn in Monday morning to his position as representative of District 3.

Dozier’s ceremony took place on Sunday, and William Hester was sworn in as mayor.  Emma Jane Ellison, Robert Thomas, Marquita Davis, Roger Moody, Bobby Sims and Carlos “Buddy” Dean were sworn in to the town council.