Roy Barnes, former Governor and current gubernatorial candidate: "That I will stay out of the flag-changing business!"
New Marietta Mayor Steve "Thunder" Tumlin: "To really strengthen my time management skills. This year, my whole life is going to depend on it, with being a grandfather, father, husband, running my business and being mayor. I have a lot of faults, but getting better at that one, cutting the TV off after the news and no more Solitaire on the computer is just going to have to happen. And also to exercise and try to keep myself on track with being healthy."
Cobb Chairman Sam Olens: "To be a loving husband and father."
Dr. Emily Lembeck, Superintendent of Marietta City Schools: "I actually gave up making New Year's resolutions and decided to self-correct during the year. However, one area that I continue to find a challenge is exercising regularly. This is not a unique goal at this time of the year, but it is really important for mind, body and spirit. I am determined to do better in 2010."
Powder Springs Mayor Pat Vaughn: "To put my family first in everything, save more money, bring the community together, be an overall healthier person and learn to keep it simple."
John Black, of Acworth: "Get to the gym more often, and eat better."
Hap Smith, the voice of the Blue Devils and real estate lawyer at Smith, Eubanks, Smith & Tumlin, P.C.: "My resolution every year is to lose at least 10 pounds, but my willpower is so poor the only way that will happen is to have gastric bypass. So instead of making a resolution, I am going to adhere to the Biblical passage in Eccelesiates which says it is better not to make a vow, than to make a vow and not keep it."