New Smiths Station mayor officially sworn into office

New Smiths Station mayor officially sworn into office

SMITHS STATION, AL (WTVM) – The new Smiths Station mayor has officially been sworn into office.

Fred "Bubba" Copeland posted a picture on Facebook Monday night after taking the oath of office.

"I take my oath seriously, and I promise to do the best I can every day," said Copeland in a Facebook post.

Copeland defeated Buster Bessant to become the second mayor in the history of Smiths Station in August.

He replaces Lafaye Dellinger who decided not to run for re-election after 15 years in office.

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