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New sheriff in town
Sikes sworn in Tuesday morning
New Sheriff Steve Sikes swears in his deputies Tuesday during a ceremony behind the Liberty County Courthouse. - photo by Photo by Denise Etheridge

At his swearing-in on the courthouse steps Tuesday morning, Sheriff Steve Sikes pledged to serve all the citizens of Liberty County and mend a rift among voters caused by a close runoff election.
“This election has caused quite a division we don’t need in this county,” Sikes said. He pledged to reach out across the divide and pull people back together.
The complete story is in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

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