Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic took the oath of office Wednesday for a third four-year term, becoming just the second sheriff to serve three terms in Hall County and the first to do so without opposition in two consecutive elections.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch City Council got 2009 off to a bumpy start Wednesday when they had trouble agreeing on housekeeping details such as when to hold meetings and the duration of the election qualifying period.
State Sen. Lee Hawkins, R-Gainesville, has been named chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Operations Committee. The announcement was made Wednesday by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, R-Chestnut Mountain.