UPDATE: Oakwood cancels Monday swearing-in; SOS office investigating Oakwood election; HCBOC nixes plans for Skelton, Spring traffic safety improvements

*Oakwood officials Friday afternoon announced they have canceled Monday’s swearing-in of city councilwoman-elect Rhonda Wood. This follows Friday morning’s announcement that the Secretary of State’s Office has opened an investigation into the issue surrounding her election that came to light earlier this week. (EARLIER STORY: The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office (SOS) confirmed Friday morning that it will be investigating the March 12 special council election in Oakwood in which 200 people who were not registered to vote in city elections voted. Spokesman Robert Sinners said “Can confirm we have an open investigation. Can’t share anything beyond that.” 97.5 GLORY FM had asked who requested the investigation and what the procedure for it would be.) (EARLIER STORY: State House delegation calls Oakwood election snafu ‘inexcusable’ & ‘serious’ 97.5 Glory FM | North Georgia’s Family Radio Station (wgtjradio.com) )

*The Hall County Board of Commissioners (HCBOC) voted Thursday night not to proceed with planned traffic safety improvements on Skelton and Spring roads, citing opposition from property owners and others. (EARLIER STORY: Skelton, Spring Roads: Safety improvements planned 97.5 Glory FM | North Georgia’s Family Radio Station (wgtjradio.com) )