Taking the oath

Hoschton City Council members elected during the November 2021 races took the oath of office on Monday (Jan. 3) at the city's train depot. Pictured (L to R) are council members Scott Mims, Fredria Sterling, Tracy Carswell, James Lawson, mayor Lauren O'Leary and city attorney Abb Hayes. Mims, Sterling and O'Leary are serving their first terms, while Carswell and Lawson return to the council, having won new terms. The council also elected councilman Adam Ledbetter as the city's mayor pro-tem with a 6-1 vote. O'Leary cast the lone "no" vote. 

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