CARYVILLE – The Caryville Town Council approved the hiring of a new clerk when they met in regular session on January 8.

Kent Taylor will fill the position that was left vacant in December with the departure of Suzanne Floyd.

A new council member was on the agenda to be sworn in to the vacant seat left by Millard French, but was tabled until next month’s meeting. The tabling came after the council was unable to locate necessary documents to carry out the swearing-in.

Paron Beeco, who runs the Caryville Flea Market, advised the council that the market will be open seven days a week, weather permitting, in the future.

Caryville Town Council will meet again at 6 p.m. on February 12.