By Erik Walsh
The News Staff
Scotty Thomas accepted his role as Pct. 1 County Commissioner Jan. 1, when he took a nervous, solemn oath at the Henderson County Annex New Years Day.
Thomas admits the big moment was more intimidating than expected, surrounded by friends, family and other elected officials.
“I’ve spoke many times, in front of bigger crowds, but one is different,” he said after taking the oath.
Joining Thomas by taking their own oaths of office were Pct. 3 Commissioner Ronny Lawrence, Fire Marshal Darrell Furrh, and Pct. 3 Constable David Grubbs.
Grubbs’ public oath nearly didn’t happen, as a communication error resulted in him arriving just as Judge Richard Sanders wrapped up the ceremony.
This however, didn’t stop Grubbs. After a few minutes he settled into the front of the room with Sanders and was sworn in properly.