TEATHEL HOLLIS took office Tuesday night as council member for the newly created second at-large council seat for the Gilmer City Council. The position was authorized by an amendment to the Gilmer City Charter approved by voters May 11, increasing the number of council seats plus mayor from five council members and mayor to six council members plus mayor, a move that will enable the mayor to vote on issues other than just breaking a tie. The appointment is for one year, at which time voters will pick the council member. Ms. Hollis served on the council as the District 4 representative from 2002 to 2012, when she was narrowly defeated by Brenda Jeffery. Mrs. Hollis selection at the May 28 council meeting was unanimous.