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Big changes in city hall as new mayor takes seat, longtime attorney replaced

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      Jasper’s new Mayor Steve Lawrence, center, with (L - R) council members Sonny Proctor, Kirk Raffield, John Foust, Anne Sneve, Jim Looney, and Jasper City Manager Brandon Douglas at the swearing-in ceremony.  

       There were no shortage of changes at city hall on Monday, Jan. 6 when Steve Lawrence led his first council meeting as Jasper’s new mayor. Not only was the city’s top elected official a new face after 27 years, but council hired a new lead attorney and replaced their CFO with an interim. 

The January council meeting was just a few days after Lawrence and three council members – Jim Looney, Kirk Raffield, and John Foust - took the oath of office at a swearing-in ceremony on Friday, Jan. 3.  All elected officials were sworn in by Pickens’ Chief Magistrate Judge Allen Wigington. 

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