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Cox takes role as new school board chair

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By Damon Lawrence

The Roane County Board of Education has selected Sam Cox as its new chairman.

Rob Jago was elected vice chairman at the board meeting late last month.

“I appreciate the confidence the board showed by electing me the chairman,” Cox said. “I don’t know if I’m going to be able to withstand the pressure like some of the other boys have, but I’ll do the best I can.”

Cox, who represents the Oliver Springs/Dyllis area, will serve as chairman through September of next year.

“Good luck, Sam,” longtime Board Member Mike “Brillo” Miller said.

Cox succeeds Darrell “Drack” Langley, who served the past 12 months.

“I’d like to think the board for supporting me,” Langley said. “I know we’ve had some rough times, but I appreciate the support.”

The votes on the new chairman and vice chairman were both unanimous.