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Flowery Branch special election is set for Tuesday, June 18
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Flowery Branch City Hall at 5410 W. Pine St. is the South Hall city's government center, including the police department. - photo by Scott Rogers

The special election to fill Flowery Branch City Council’s Post 2 seat is set for Tuesday, June 18.

Voting will take place 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at City Hall, 5410 W. Pine St. Early voting ended Friday, June 14.

Ed Asbridge, Missy Brooks and Chip McCallum are vying for the office vacated in December 2019 by Mary Jones, who died May 2.

The winner will serve out Jones’ term, which ends Dec. 31.

Qualifying is set for Aug. 19-21 for the seat’s four-year term beginning Jan. 1, with that election taking place Nov. 5.

The Hall County Board of Elections will certify the special election results on Friday, June 21, with the swearing-in ceremony for the new council member taking place at the July 18 council meeting, according to the Flowery Branch website.

The council normally meets on the first and third Thursday of the month, but no meeting will be held on the first Thursday of July as that falls on July 4.

The race has been largely quiet one, with campaigning on social media and on street corners — but not much else.

The South Hall Republican Club held a July 11 forum where candidates spoke briefly about issues, but there was no discussion or debate among them.

One topic that was addressed at the forum was La Luz Del Mundo’s proposal to build a 272-acre multi-use development proposal off Hog Mountain Road in Flowery Branch, The Mexico-base church hasn’t filed an official application yet, but its plans have been the buzz in Flowery Branch for months.

The candidates just acknowledged it being an issue but didn’t elaborate.

In separate interviews with The Times, they did expand on a number of topics, primarily growth, roads and infrastructure.

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