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Mecum, Oliver face Round 2 in Hall chairman race
Former sheriff tops vote totals to force runoff with incumbent
Dick Mecum gets a hug from his granddaughter Morgan White as he watches final returns Tuesday night for the Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman race. Mecum will meet Tom Oliver in a runoff for the seat. - photo by Tom Reed
And then there were two. Dick Mecum and Tom Oliver emerged from Tuesday’s Republican primary race for Hall County Board of Commissioners chairman only to face off in an Aug. 21 runoff. Mecum, the former Hall County sheriff, earned 46 percent of the vote, while Oliver, the two-term incumbent, took in 34 percent.