The Circuit Courtroom at the Roane County Courthouse was packed with family, friends, county employees and officials on Wednesday.
The occasion that brought people out was the swearing-in ceremony for officials who were elected in August.
“I was sweating all over,” Sheriff Jack Stockton joked. “I didn’t know if (Ron) Woody was swearing me in or if I was swearing him in.”
Woody, the new county executive, was the first to be sworn in, with Sessions Court Judge Jeff Wicks doing the honors.