New Year’s Day, January 1, 2019, nine (9) newly elected Hopkins County officials received the Oath of Office at 10 a.m. in the District Courtroom of the Historic Hopkins County Courthouse. The courtroom was filled with family, friends, and officials for the formal, yet festive, mode that is a part of the event.
Several first-time-elected officials were sworn –in. Among them:
County Court at Law Judge Clay Harrison received the oath administered by District Judge Eddie Northcutt. Harrison placed his hand on the Hopkins County Court at Law Bible presented years ago for the first County Court at Law Judge to be sworn in. The Bible is signed by first County Court at Law Judge Chad Cable and the second Judge Amy McCorkle Smith. Harrison’s signature will now be added.
Tracy Smith, newly elected County Clerk, received the Oath of Office from retiring County Clerk Debbie Shirley.
County Treasurer Danny Davis receives Oath of Office administered by County Judge Robert Newsom
County Judge Newsom administered the oath to elected Commissioner Precinct 2 Greg Anglin
and Precinct 4 Commissioner Joe Price.
Those incumbents re-elected and who received the Oath of Office include:
County Judge Robert Newsom,
Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 B J Teer,
Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Brad Cummings,
and District Clerk Cheryl Fulcher.
Following the ceremony, Hopkins County Commissioners’ Court met in a called session to approve bonding of the elected officials.