Mills sworn in to Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles

ATLANTA (AP) — Former state Rep. James Mills has been sworn in as a member of the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles.

The Times of Gainesville reports Gov. Nathan Deal administered the oath of office on Monday. Deal announced in September that Mills would be appointed to the position.

Mills resigned Oct. 1 from his seat in the Georgia Legislature, where he represented a Hall County district for 19 years.

Mills had been set to take the Pardons and Paroles post in January, but when Deal appointed Gale Buckner as the new commissioner of the state's Department of Juvenile Justice, Mills was called to fill the vacancy immediately.

Information from: The Times, http://www.gainesvilletimes.com