Georgia mayor, councilor told to resign amid racial strife

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HOSCHTON, Ga. (AP) – The mayor and a council member in a mostly white north Georgia city are facing calls to resign over racially charged comments.

At issue is how Mayor Theresa Kenerly treated a black candidate for the city administrator job in Hoschton.

In documents released by the city, Councilwoman Hope Weeks wrote that the mayor told her Keith Henry was a good candidate “but he was black and we don’t have a big black population and she just didn’t think Hoschton was ready for that.”

Kenerly said she doesn’t recall saying that.

At a tense city council meeting Monday, Councilwoman Susan Powers called for resignations of the mayor and her fellow Councilman Jim Cleveland.

Cleveland earlier told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he abhors interracial marriage because he’s a Christian.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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