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Johnny Vardeman: Christmas 1909 came with mix of snow, politics
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How Christmas was in Hall County in 1909: Just as today, politics was still a topic of conversation, but back then it was mostly local. Towns, including Gainesville, were having their council elections. W.D. Hawkins won the mayor’s race in Flowery Branch, and W.A. Thomas would be sworn in as mayor of neighboring Oakwood, succeeding John A. Pierce.