Newly installed Vinton County Sheriff Ryan Cain conducted a swearing-in ceremony for his deputies at 12 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 4 outside the Sheriff’s Office. The accompanying photos show Cain issuing the oath of office to his deputies. Cain, who had been serving as chief deputy of the Sheriff’s Office, was elected to a four-year term in the 2020 general election. He succeeds former Sheriff Shawn Justice, who will remain on the force as a detective. (Photos Courtesy of John Mankin)