New Como Mayor

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Como alderman Everett Hill was sworn in Friday, March 12 as mayor replacing Judy Sumner, who died in office. Hill defeated fellow candidate Mark Lipscomb by two votes in a special election.

New mayor, ‘new day’ after election

By Jason C. Mattox

A new mayor was sworn in Friday night in the town of Como.

Everett Hill, who had been serving as alderman, was certified as the winner of the special election on March 4.

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Hill defeated Mark Lipscomb by two votes.

The swearing in was attended by several members of the community including former Mayor Azria “Bobby” Lewers, Sheriff Otis Griffin and Supervisor James Birge.

Prior to the swearing in, the audience was welcomed by Alderman Ruby Higgenbottom, the only alderman to attend the ceremony.

“It is a new day in Como,” she said. “This community has got to keep working together to keep moving forward, and that is what we want to do.”

Town Clerk D. Scott Rhines then told Hill that he had the full support of the department heads.

After taking the oath, Hill was welcomed to the podium by Lewers.

“I want you all to know that I am very proud to be the new mayor of Como,” he said. “I know I have some big shoes to fill for Miss Judy, but we are going to do our best to keep this town moving forward.”