Political Notebook

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Inauguration set

The swearing-in ceremony for Mayor Tom Henry, the city clerk and council members will again be held on New Year’s Day.

Invitations to the public event have been released, and the ceremony will be noon at the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. It is the same venue used for Henry’s initial inauguration in 2007.

Pressure might be on his grandchildren to provide the mayor with inspiration for his speech. In 2007, Henry shared a children's story, "Election Day" by Margaret McNamara, which was given to him for Christmas by his granddaughter.

A reception will follow the ceremony.

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