On Monday, November 14, 2016, Mayor Louis Harper and the new Boligee City Council were inaugurated in a ceremony held at Paramount Jr. High School. Harper and councilpersons were sworn in by Greene County Probate Judge Judy Spree. Council members include Councilman Michael Gibson, Sr., Councilwoman Teresa Head – Mack, Councilwomen Hattie Samuels, Councilwoman Halee Vogt and Councilwoman Earnestine Wade.
Johnnie M. Knott served as Mistress of Order. Music was rendered by Greene County High School Choir and Rev. Joe Webb. Sharon R. Washington, Boligee Town Clerk, brought greetings. Salutations were presented by Jonathan Benison, Greene County Sheriff, Torris Babbs of Babb’s Engineering, Iris Sermon of Greene County E911, Mattie Atkins, Greene County Circuit Clerk, and Hattie Edwards, former Mayor of City of Eutaw. Words of encouragement were presented by Earlean Isaac, retired Probate Judge.
Throughout the program, the theme of unity and working together to move Boligee forward, was emphasized. The mission includes starting a fire station, building a walking trail, public bathrooms and remodeling city hall. Boligee Day has been established as an annual event. “Let’s continue to work together to make Boligee a great place,” said Mayor Harper. An organizational meeting was held immediately following the program.
Mayor Louis Harper thanked everyone for their support and stated he looks forward to working for the next four years.