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Flowery Branch seats open for qualifying
Candidates can file paperwork through Wednesday
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Qualifying is under way for two Flowery Branch public offices, including mayor.

Candidates can submit paperwork at City Hall, 5517 Main St., today through Wednesday.

A special election is set for Nov. 2, filling a seat vacated by Diane Hirling, who resigned the mayor’s post in May to retire to Florida.

Voters also will decide that day on a candidate for the Post 4 seat, being vacated today as Interim Mayor Mike Miller has resigned to run for mayor.

Michael Lee Pitts of Mitchell Street also qualified Monday to run for mayor.

Benchmark Drive's Joseph Merritt Anglin, a Davis Middle School teacher, qualified for Post 4.

Hirling had begun her second four-year term and Miller his first four-year term as a councilman on Jan. 1. Their successors will serve the balance of those four-year terms.