New year brings new roster of leaders

Smith now NLR mayor, vows end to suit by schools

Posted: January 2, 2013 at 12:51 a.m.

Joe A. Smith kisses the hand of his granddaughter Kate Walker, 2, held by her mother and Joe's daughter Lauren. a short time before Smith took the oath of office to be mayor of North Little Rock from Judge Randy Morley at City Hall Tuesday.

Joe Smith took office as North Little Rock’s new mayor Tuesday morning and demonstrated his intent to quickly make good on promises of establishing partnerships within the community and healing some old wounds in the city.

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