From staff reports
Fifteen Winston County officials elected or re-elected in November took the oath of office in front of a large crowd inside the main courtroom of the Winston County Courthouse Tuesday morning.
Chancery Judge Joseph Kilgore presided over the ceremony and administered the oath of office to the officials.
Reelected Chancery Clerk Julie Cunningham, who is serving her second term in office, welcomed everyone and opened the event. Pastor Mike Childs gave the invocation.
In his remarks prior to administering the oath, Judge Kilgore encouraged the officials to always remember for whom it is they serve.
“The people of Winston County have placed great confidence in them,” he said. “Public service is a calling. All will be serving the people and Winston County.”
Judge Kilgore began the swearing in. Take and signing the oaths of office were: reelected Chancery Clerk Julie Cunningham; reelected Circuit Clerk Kim Ming; newly elected Tax Assessor and Collector Darlene Bane; the 5 county supervisors (reelected District 2 Supervisor Luke Parkes, reelected District 1 Supervisor Burr Warner, newly elected Supervisor District 3 Marion Jordan, newly elected Supervisor District 4 Ralph Goss and reelected District 5 Supervisor Larry Duran); reelected County Attorney Kiley Kirk; relected Justice Court Judges Mike Fuller and Robert Beck; reelected Constables Ed Hunt and Roy Dale Fulton; reelected coroner Scott Gregory; and all the sheriff deputies that were in attendance.
Afterward, officials lingered in the courtroom as well-wishers offered their congratulations. All the officials, officially begin in their roles in county government Jan. 1, 2016.