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.