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1 candidate so far emerges for Flowery Branch Post 2 seat
Former councilwoman Jones qualifies
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A former Flowery Branch city councilwoman will be making her second run within four months at the Post 2 office in a March 6 special election.

Mary Jones, 69, qualified Wednesday at City Hall for the vacant seat.

Jones lost to incumbent Post 2 Councilman Chris Fetterman in the Nov. 8 general election. Then, on Jan. 3, Fetterman resigned his post because of a job transfer to Florida.

Jones previously served on the council last decade, opting not to seek re-election after her four-year term ended Dec. 31, 2009.

Residents interested in running for Post 2 can turn in paperwork at City Hall, 5517 Main St., between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. today and between 8 a.m. and noon Friday.

The qualifying fee is $144.

City residents also will vote to fill the Post 3 seat on March 6, the same day as Georgia's presidential preference primary.

That seat fell open when Kris Yardley resigned last year.

The candidates have been set in that race. They are: Jason Covert, Fred Richards and Pat Zalewski.

The vacancies have created a quorum issue for the council, along with Tara Richards' training for an upcoming six-month deployment to Afghanistan. She is a captain is the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

To conduct a meeting, the city charter requires at least three council members and the mayor or mayor pro tem.