Commissioner Nichols Resigns, Special Election To Be Held

Habersham Co. - During Monday nights Habersham County Commissioners meeting, Ed Nichols announced his resignation as a county commissioner.

Nichols has served as a commissioner for the past seven years. He offered his resignation during the additional comments portion of commissioners regular meeting. His resignation went into effect immediately Monday night.

Nichols presented his letter, stating that “This letter is to inform you that I’m resigning my position as a Habersham County commissioner, commissioner five, effective today.” Nichols went on to state his reasoning behind the decision, saying that he and his wife were moving. He went further into the details, stating the pair had sold their home and were moving out of the county, two hours south to Putnam County.

All commissioners had nothing but good things to say as they bid farewell to Nichols. “You serve with honor, integrity, and distinction, and I respect and admire that,” Commissioner Hall said. “We will miss you and hope you come back.”

The commissioners then proceeded to approve a resolution to provide a special election for the remaining term of the seat. 

Laurel Ellison, Election Supervision and Chief Registrar gave more details to WCHM about this process. “Qualifying started yesterday (Aug, 19) and will continue until noon, Friday for the November 5, 2019, Municipal General Elections,” Ellison said. “We have not issued the call of election & qualifying period yet for Ed’s seat. The dates for qualifying will be September 16th through the 20th, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break and Friday 8 a.m. until Noon.”

 Ellison states she will be placing the notice of call of election along with the qualifying period in the Northeast Georgian next week with all of the information.