Coroner sworn in



New Blount County Coroner Lynn Sweatman, left, is sworn in by Probate Judge Chris Green at the courthouse Monday. Former Coroner John Mark Vaughn resigned effective last Friday, leaving coroner-elect Sweatman to become coroner immediately, since he faces no Democratic opposition in the November general election. Sweatman has served as deputy coroner since 2010. He has an extensive background in the medical response field.

-Ron Gholson