New Year’s program, swearing-in ceremony planned


In keeping with a tradition which is more than eight decades old, the Jackson County New Year’s Day program will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.

Judge W.W. Dickson presided at the first New Year’s Day program in 1927.

The 86th annual program will be held in the auditorium of the Jackson County Administration Building, and will be followed at 10 a.m. by the swearing-in ceremonies for newly-elected county officials. Sherry Moore, who will assume her responsibilities as Jackson County’s new probate judge, will preside over the swearing-in ceremony.

At the 9 a.m. commemoration, Tax Commissioner Don Elrod will introduce Academy Baptist Church Pastor Eric Shelton as the featured speaker.

Chief Magistrate Bill Chandler will introduce county officials and guests.

Teen Pact is hosting the New Year’s Day program and will provide coffee and donuts.

The Jackson County Administration Building is located at 67 Athens St., in Jefferson.