June 29, 2009
STARKVILLE -- The city of Starkville will swear in its new mayor and Board of Aldermen Thursday morning in front of City Hall.
Incoming Mayor Parker Wiseman will join Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver, Ward 2 Alderman Sandra Sistrunk, Ward 3 Alderman Eric Parker, Ward 4 Alderman Richard Corey, Ward 5 Alderman Jeremiah Dumas, Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins, and Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn Sr.
The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by refreshments inside the City Hall courtroom.
Prior to the ceremony, a prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. at First United Methodist Church on Lampkin Street.
An inaugural gala then will be held Thursday night at the State Theatre on Main Street. The privately funded event begins at 7 p.m.