Ginny Shaver is sworn in Friday in Centre by Cherokee County District Judge Wes Mobley as state representative for District 39. Shaver is the first female representative from the district and the first Republican to win the seat since the Civil War, according to county party records. She succeeds Democrat Richard Lindsey, who served the district for 35 years but chose not to seek re-election. [Anne Shumaker/Special to The Times]