Five candidates have already qualified to run as Republicans in the race to be Hall County's next sheriff.
In 1988, politics in Northeast Georgia were solid blue.
After backing out of the race for chairman of Hall County's Board of Commissioners and endorsing Richard "Dick" Mecum, former North Hall Commissioner Steve Gailey is back in.
Toccoa businessman Jon Heffer announced Monday that he will seek the Republican nomination for the open seat in State House District 28, which serves Stephens, Banks and Habersham counties.
Attorney Susan D. Brown announced Monday that she is running for Hall County probate judge.
When he threw his hat into the ring to succeed James Mills in a special election last fall, Dominic Ottaviano said it was because he was "tired of all the crap."
Richard Blevins said Thursday he is withdrawing from the Hall County sheriff's race and is endorsing Gerald Couch for the post.
Former Deputy Chief of the Hall County Sheriff's Office Jeff Strickland came under fire by his opponents and audience members for previous decisions as the agency's second-in-command at a more than two-hour debate sponsored by a student organization at Gainesville State College on Monday.
Billy Powell announced Friday his intention to seek re-election for a third term to his Post 2 seat on the Hall County Board of Commissioners.
Eugene Moon has announced his candidacy for the Hall County Board of Commissioners District 2 seat.
Martha Zoller questioned opponent Doug Collins Monday on his fiscally conservative credentials, while Collins, in turn, challenged Zoller's stance on illegal drugs.
State Rep. Doug Collins has at least four times as much money to spend on his campaign for Georgia's new 9th Congressional District seat as his opponents.
Darla Eden, a certified public accountant, business executive and lifelong Hall County resident, has announced her candidacy for the county's Tax Commissioner post.
JEFFERSON - They are "the base, the bedrock and the foundation" of the region's Republican Party.