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Porterdale City Council rings in 2008
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At Monday night's Porterdale City Council meeting, city officials were reappointed, a new city police chief and officer took their oaths of office and new and old disputes about city positions arose.

Porterdale Mayor Bobby Hamby invited state Sen. John Douglas (R-District 17) to swear in those being reappointed and appointed.

"It's the people sitting at this table that help make Porterdale a great place to live," Douglas said before swearing in Hamby as mayor and Robert Foxworth as mayor pro-tem again, and Linda Finger as the new councilwoman for Post 2.

 Wayne Digby also took his oath of office as the new Porterdale chief of police.

Digby previously served as a Covington police officer from 1995 to 1999 when he was promoted to City of Covington facilities manager and airport director.

He has worked part-time for the Porterdale Police Department since the spring and recently retired as Covington facilities manager to take his position as police chief.

A Porterdale native, one of Digby's uncles - Eddie Lee Digby - served as the town's chief of police in the 1950s.

"I hope we can do some good about bringing up credibility and respect of the department," Digby said.

New officer Beau Alexander was also sworn in at Monday's meeting.