Arrington and Pippin sworn into office

Published 9:30 am Thursday, June 13, 2024

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New LaGrange Mayor Jim Arrington and District 1 LaGrange City Council Member Darby Pippin were sworn into office during the council meeting on Tuesday evening

Arrington was sworn into office to fill the mayor’s seat vacated after the untimely death of former mayor Willie T. Edmondson.  Arrington has been on the LaGrange City Council since 2018, only briefly stepping down to run for mayor.

Arrington won the seat in a special election on May 21 defeating candidates Chalton Askew and Israel Barsh.

Jim Arrington is a proud lifelong resident of LaGrange. 

“I’m very thankful that the campaign is over with and we have a full council and I want to congratulate Councilwoman Pippin for her election,” Arrington said. “I’m ready to get to work and I look forward to working with all the council.”

Arrington owns the local construction company, Arrington Builders.

Council Member Darby Pippin was also sworn in Tuesday evening. She is the first female council member since Norma Tucker and Kay Durand, who is also Pippin’s aunt.

Pippin was voted onto the council during the special election on May 21 to fill the seat vacated by Arrington when he stepped down to run for mayor.

Pippin is the co-owner and president of DanRic Homes and has served on the Development Authority of LaGrange since 2015.

“I just want to say thank you and I look forward to filling [Arrington’s] shoes left in this seat and I’m excited about what’s to come,” Pippin said.

With Arrington and Pippin sworn in, the council is back to full membership.