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Hoschton mayor resigns as she faces recall election
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Mayor Theresa Kenerly, left, and City Councilman Jim Cleveland, right, sit during a city council meeting at the Hoschton Historic Train Depot in Hoschton, Monday, May 6, 2019.

The mayor of Hoschton resigned Saturday, Dec. 14, during a special called meeting of the Hoschton City Council, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Theresa Kenerly was facing a recall election after the newspaper found she had held back the resume of the only black finalist for the Jackson County city’s city administrator position. She later told council members she had held back the resume because of the applicant’s race.

Kenerly’s resignation comes days after the resignation of Councilman Jim Cleveland, who had defended Kenerly and said he disagreed with interracial marriage.

Representatives from the Jackson County Republican and Democratic parties had joined together calling for both Kenerly and Cleveland to resign. 

The Council had also been set to vote on the resignation of Dale Hall, the city administrator, at Saturday’s meeting. The Council decided to remove Hall instead of accepting his resignation, according to the AJC.
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