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Woman joins spiritual ranks at Hall County Sheriff's Office
Mary Shore is first female chaplain
Richard Thomas and Mary Shore are two of the 12 volunteer chaplains at the Hall County Sheriff’s Office. Thomas, the senior chaplain, has been working with the program since its inception seven years ago. Shore is the first woman in the program. - photo by SAVANNAH KING
Mary Shore smiled to herself as she hooked her new badge onto the edge of her sweater and walked through the doors of the Hall County Sheriff’s Office. Once inside, she followed senior chaplain Richard Thomas through the corridors, shaking hands with each person she met along the way. While making the rounds through the office, Thomas often stopped to chat with employees and ask about their families and personal lives.