Hinton sworn in as mayor, new council member expected to be nominated this month

Jamestown officially has a new mayor, as Regena Hinton was sworn in as the interim mayor during a special-called city council meeting Monday.

Hinton will finish out the remainder of former mayor Nick Shearer’s term.

With Hinton now serving as mayor, there is a vacant seat on the Jamestown City Council.

The nomination of a new city council member is expected to occur at the council’s regular meeting this month, which will take place on Thursday, Jan. 20.

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