A swearing-in ceremony for Richmond County’s new sheriff, Richard Roundtree, has been scheduled for Dec. 20.
The ceremony will be at the John Ruffin Courthouse at 10 a.m. A free reception luncheon will follow at Beulah Grove Baptist Church from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Both events will be open to the public, but seating is limited.
On Jan. 4, Roundtree, Richmond County’s first black sheriff, will celebrate his election with an Inaugural Charity Gala that will raise money for several local charities. The black-tie event will include dining, dancing, silent and live auctions, and a reaffirmation of the oath of office.
In a news release, Roundtree said the gala is an “attempt to bring unity to our community as well as raise money for noteworthy charities.”
Tickets for the January gala can be purchased at Roundtreeforsheriff.com or by calling (706) 495-6874.