Monday, August 30, 2010

Newly Elected Officials Sworn Into Office

They don't take office until Wednesday, but many of Putnam County's newly elected officials were sworn in during a ceremony Monday night at the courthouse. The 24 members of the county commission had attended a training session before taking the oath of office along with other county elected officials, including new Trustee Freddie Nelson. Nelson, who is replacing the retiring Gail Glover, has reportedly been working in the trustee's office for the past few weeks to get a feel for the job. The University of Tennessee's County Technical Assistance Service also offers training classes for newly elected officials statewide. Meanwhile, the new mayor and city council in Algood will be sworn in on September 14th. Algood city manager Mike Patterson, who took the job after the controversial dismissal of former city manager Freddie Maxwell, has announced that his last day on the job will be September 13th.