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A Tradition Continues

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 2:32 pm

On February 3, an official swearing in ceremony was held for the Postmaster of Tracy City, Susan Sneed, and for the Postmaster of Monteagle, Sherrie Honea. Wanda Elser, retired Postmaster of Cowan and the mother of Honea, administered the oath for the two postmasters. The Postal Service is the second oldest federal department or agency of the United States of America and dates back to the Second Continental Congress. It is a long-standing tradition for the Postal Service to swear in the postmasters as they enter the position. Sneed is the twenty-seventh officially named postmaster of Tracy City dating back to 1858; Honea is the thirteenth officially named postmaster of Monteagle dating back to 1871, when Oliver Mabee was named Postmaster of Moffat Station. The ceremony was held at the Monteagle Post Office. Pictured are Wanda Mueller administering the oath; Susan Sneed and her husband William; and Sherrie Honea and her husband Shane.