COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Pierre Beard Sr. was sworn in as the new Ward 4 city councilman for Columbus.
The mayor and city council members held a swearing-in ceremony at City Hall Thursday afternoon.
Attendees crowded the upstairs courtroom and howled in excitement after Beard raised his right hand and recited the oath.
Beard won in the special election runoffs against Kedgra Gray Gibbs. Beard won with 105 more votes over Gibbs, not including affidavits.
Beard replaces former Ward 4 city councilman, Fred Jackson, who vacated the seat after resigning in July.