A week after Cheraw’s municipal election, town councilmen and Mayor Andy Ingram took their oaths of office during Tuesday’s monthly meeting.
One by one, each councilman was sworn in with his wife by his side — except for Fred Harris, who joked his wife was babysitting, so he could hold his own.
Ingram told those present at the meeting that he was truly humbled and grateful to be able to continue serving the community.
“I really put my heart and soul into this job. I’m glad to get the opportunity to continue to do so,” he said.
Joe Crawford, who defeated incumbent Randy Butler by eight votes, also agreed, saying he was grateful to be able to serve residents of the community.
“It’s a privilege to serve the town of Cheraw and I am excited to do so,” he said.
John Melton said, “I am blessed the people of Cheraw elected me to represent District 3.We all know that we can’t take things for granted. I appreciate each and every day.”
The council re-elected Melton to serve as mayor pro-tempore. He has served in that position for the past eight years.
Fred Harris agreed with his fellow councilmen.
“It’s really been an honor and a privilege serving the citizens of Cheraw,” he said. “I thoroughly enjoy working with department heads and employees.”
The council accepted a recommendation for de-annexation of the property formerly known as the Delta Mill. It was formerly annexed into the town limits a couple of years ago and the owner sent a letter requesting that it be de-annexed.
Tuesday marked the council’s second and final reading of the recommendation.
Reach Maria D. Grandy at 843-537-5261.