SYLVANIA, GA (WTOC) - People in Sylvania took time Thursday night to mark what will be the end of an era.
Not even a power outage could keep people from a reception for retiring Mayor Margaret Evans. She's served a combined 34 years as mayor and as a council member. Friends shared pictures Thursday night as people came from far and wide to thank her for her sacrifice and work.
"When I was sworn in, I pledged to protect the safety, health, welfare of the people and I really tried to do that," said Mayor Evans.
The mayor's term ends on Dec. 31st. The new mayor, Preston Dees, takes office in January.