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First African American city council woman sworn in in Leslie

LESLIE, GA (WALB) -

History in one South Georgia town Monday night.
Diana Roberts was sworn in as the first black city council member in Leslie.

"I am just so excited to be a part of history. It has been a long time coming. They have never had an African American on the city council, and I am just honored to be the first council woman for the city of Leslie, Georgia,” said Diana Roberts.
 Roberts won a special election to replace a council member who moved out of town, and she plans to run in the November election for a full term.

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