Hapeville seeking Alderman at Large replacement

Hapeville councilwoman Ruth Barr was recently found guilty of conning more than $100,000 from a dying relative and sentenced to five years in prison. Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office.

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Hapeville councilwoman Ruth Barr was recently found guilty of conning more than $100,000 from a dying relative and sentenced to five years in prison. Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office.

Following last month's conviction of Hapeville city councilwoman Ruth Barr - who was found guilty of conning a dying Gwinnett relative, sentenced to five years in prison and suspended from the council seat - the south Fulton County city has an Alderman at Large position open.

Gov. Nathan Deal will appoint someone to serve as replacement officer. Any qualified resident of the cty of Hapeville interested in being considered as a temporary replacement for the position of Alderman at Large has until no later than close of business May 17 to submit a statement of interest and resume to:

Office of Governor Nathan Deal

Attention: Rhonda C. Barnes

201 State Capitol

Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Fax: 404-656-5948