Columbia County commissioners and school board members will ring in the new year by swearing in new members this week.
Commissioners are scheduled to hold the first of their regularly scheduled semi-monthly meetings Tuesday at the Columbia County Government Complex Auditorium in Evans, with the session preceded by oaths of office.
Newly elected District 1 County Commissioner Ron Thigpen will be sworn in by Probate Judge Pat Hardaway at 6:15 p.m. Also taking the oath of office will be returning county Commission Chairman Ron Cross and District 4 Commissioner Lee Anderson.
Commissioners also are expected to elect a vice-chairman at the meeting. The commission holds its regular meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the auditorium, with occasional meetings held at the courthouse in Appling.
On Wednesday, the Columbia County school board will meet at 8 a.m. at the board office on Hereford Farm Road, in Evans. Hardaway will administer the oath of office to newly elected countywide Chairwoman Regina Buccafusco and to re-elected Trustee Mildred Blackburn.
Board members will elect a vice-chairman for 2007 and set the board's meeting times, dates and locations, Buccafusco said.
The school board holds its regular meetings at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the board office.
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