One by one the Lauderdale County elected officials were sworn into office in front of the Lauderdale County Courthouse. Some officials took oath for the first time.
"Our community needs good leadership and I feel I would be able to continue what Hank was doing," said Eddie Harper, District 1 Supervisor.
"I started today and I will have my first court day on Wednesday and I look forward to serving the citizens of the county," expressed Justin Cobb, County Attorney.
For other officials another term means a continuation of what they have already accomplished while in office and a look ahead for the future of the community they serve.
"We are going to go back and look at some of the things we have done right and some the things we have done wrong," said Sheriff Billy Sollie.
Lauderdale County Superintendent David Little says, "I am going to make sure our math and science labs are ok and our curriculum is good."
For many elected officials talk of economic development and the industrial park rang thorough.
"We should develop more and we must complete all of the downtown projects that we have going on. We are going to be working on the abandoned houses in the neighborhood," Jimmie Smith, Supervisor for District 2.
“The number on project thought Lauderdale County is jobs and we will be working with the EMBC to do so," say Ray Boswell Supervisor for District 5.
On Tuesday state officials will take office with swearing in ceremonies of over 122 state representatives and 52 senators. The swearing in ceremonies for both Governor-Elect Haley Barbour and Lt. Gov. Amy will be held at two separate dates in coming week.