The city of Washington officially now has a new mayor. Archie Jennings was sworn in as the new mayor late Monday afternoon.
With his right hand raised and his left hand on the Bible with the rest of his family--Archie Jennings was officially sworn in as the mayor of Washington. Jennings spent the last four years on Washington's city council and now takes over for outgoing mayor, Judy Jennette.
It was an emotional farewell for Jennette who finished her second-term as mayor, but finished a total of 20 years on city council.
As tradition holds--the newly elected mayor's first item of business was to elect the mayor pro-tem, which is usually given to the highest vote-getter in the November election. The tradition continued as former city planner Bobby Roberson was named mayor pro-tem.