Ray takes the oath

Kathy Ray (right) listens as Paris Finance Director Traci Shannon (left) reads the oath of office to her Thursday. Ray was being sworn in as the first woman mayor in the history of the city. Commissioner Jackie Jones is seated left, and Sam Tharpe is in the middle.

Kathy Ray made history Thursday when she became the first woman mayor in the history of Paris.

In another big news item, the commission agreed to change the work week for city employees at city hall to a four-day work week beginning next month.

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