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New Treasurer takes seat

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Emily McIntosh

Staff Writer

Those who avoid crunching numbers because it hurts their brain probably wouldn't enjoy having Donna Hall's job. Hall is Fulton County's newly elected treasurer.

Hall said she grew up around the Glencoe area and went to school at Salem. She has been married to Toby Hall for many years and has two grown children and two small grandchildren. She said, along with reading, she likes to take care of her grandchildren on the weekends.

The treasurer's duty is "to take care of the finances of Fulton County," Hall said. When the treasurer's office receives money from the various departments, such as the collector's and clerk's offices and the sheriff's department, Hall said they have to make sure the money goes into the right accounts.

Twice each month, around the 15th and 30th, Hall explained that the treasurer then clears out all the accounts. "We write checks to the schools, cities (and others)," Hall said.

"At the end of each month, we have to reconcile with the bank and come back to the penny," Hall said.

Hall also said she keeps the quorum court updated on county finances and what goes in and out of certain accounts.

"I've worked in this office for 10 years," Hall said. "I've worked in the assessor's office for seven and a half years."

In both offices, Hall had to work with lots of numbers. "You have to (like numbers) to be a treasurer," Hall said.

"Hopefully, I can stay, if the people elect me to stay, I'll stay longer," Hall said. "I appreciate all the support people gave to me when I was running for office."

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