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Savannah's 65th mayor inaugurated

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

With her son by her side and a standing room only crowd at the Civic Center, Edna Jackson officially because the 65th mayor of Savannah Tuesday night.

"My first mission as mayor will be to unify our council...to continue the progress that has been made so far," Jackson told the crowd.

After a year of ups and downs and turf battles, Jackson promised the crowd that this is a new beginning.

"We must come to the table as equals...seeking the common good which is in our hands. We must work and earn the respect of this community," Jackson said.

Four new alderman were also sworn in Tuesday night. Carol Bell, Tom Bordeaux, John Hall, and Estella Shabazz will all be new faces on the city council.

"For the first time in history, we are a council with a female majority," Alderman Tony Thomas said.

Mayor Jackson says her top priorities will be jobs and public safety. But through it all...she promises to promote Savannah as a good place to do business.

"We must be open and transparent in dealings on the public's behalf. I pledge that our city will be customer friendly with our citizens, businesses, and media," Jackson said.

The new council will have their first meeting next week.

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