Category Archives: Politics

$50 million later, Handel defeats Ossoff in the most expensive congressional race in history.

$50 million later, Handel defeats Ossoff in the most expensive congressional race in history.

Republican Karen Handel gets the win over Democrat Jon Ossoff in the Sixth Congressional District race that saw more than $50 million in expenses. The Secretary of State’s office shows it 51.96 percent Handel vs. 48.1 percent for Ossoff. There are votes to count by the Associated Press and others are calling it for Handel.… Read more

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Buzz: Japan-America Society of Georgia tours Suzuki campus. Hufstetler appointed chair Senate Special Tax Exemption Study Committee. ARF fundraiser is June 24.

Buzz: Japan-America Society of Georgia tours Suzuki campus. Hufstetler appointed chair Senate Special Tax Exemption Study Committee. ARF fundraiser is June 24.

  The Japan-America Society of Georgia came to Rome to tour Suzuki Manufacturing North America on Thursday. Pictured are, left to right: Yoshi Dimoto, Executive Director of Japan-America Society of Georgia; John Quinlivan, chairman of Rome Floyd Chamber and CEO of Redmond Regional Medical Center; Takayoshi Kawahata, President of Suzuki Manufacturing North America; Rhonda Wallace,… Read more

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‘For sale’ sign in front of the Dempseys’ home sparks political rumors. We’ll snuff them: Katie Dempsey to run again in 2018 from a new home in the 13th District.

‘For sale’ sign in front of the Dempseys’ home sparks political rumors. We’ll snuff them: Katie Dempsey to run again in 2018 from a new home in the 13th District.

Much like football, politics is never out of season in Northwest Georgia. And just like football, there are those who embrace the “fantasy” leagues, an elaborate what-if look at pro teams where you draft players and compete with real stats. That happens a lot around here with politics as well and here’s your latest “draft… Read more

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Loudermilk, who was at the baseball field as shots rang out, wants Congess to let lawmakers carry weapons.

Loudermilk, who was at the baseball field as shots rang out, wants Congess to let lawmakers carry weapons.

U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, who was on the baseball field practice with his congressional team when the shooting began Wednesday morning, wants Congress to allow lawmakers to carry weapons to defend themselves — especially  if they’re already permitted to do so in their home states. THURSDAY UPDATE According to The Washington Post: Rep. Barry Loudermilk… Read more

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Your Two Cents: A critical look at the Rome High expansion proposal as Hometown’s series on extending local special taxes begins.

Your Two Cents: A critical look at the Rome High expansion proposal as Hometown’s series on extending local special taxes begins.

  This is the first of a series of reports between now and the Nov. 7 election on the proposed extension of the penny tax for specific government services/needs and the penny tax for needs presented by the county and city school systems. That’s why we’re calling it ‘Your Two Cents.’ The Rome High addition:… Read more

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Your Two Cents: Floyd County special tax committee meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday

Your Two Cents: Floyd County special tax committee meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday

The 2017 Floyd County SPLOST Committee will begin hearing presentations at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, in the Forum Ballroom  at 301 Tribune St. You’ll find the presentation schedule above this post. For more: Floyd County Clerk’s office at 706-291-5110. Read more

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Buzz: Rome Board of Education meets tonight. Honors for state Rep. Christian Coomer.

Buzz: Rome Board of Education meets tonight. Honors for state Rep. Christian Coomer.

Rome Board of Education meets tonight at 5:45. On the agenda: ELOST IV from Superintendent Lou Byars; second reading, public hearing no 2 and adoption of FY 18 Proposed Budget; second reading of Rome Board of Education Proposed Goals for 2017-2018; adopt resolution for ELOST V Referendum; First Reading of Revisions to Board Policy Student Code… Read more

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Politics: Rome City Commissioner Sue Lee to seek third term. What you need to know about Rome’s elections this fall.

Politics: Rome City Commissioner Sue Lee to seek third term. What you need to know about Rome’s elections this fall.

  Rome City Commissioner Sue Hamler Lee, who represents Ward 2, will seek a third term in November.  In making her decision, Lee said, “So many important changes have been made ni our community during my terms and I would be honored to continue to be part of the amazing future of our great city.… Read more

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Sen. Chuck Hufstetler among presenters at GBI discussion on at-risk adult abuse Monday.

Sen. Chuck Hufstetler among presenters at GBI discussion on at-risk adult abuse Monday.

  State Sen. Chuck Hufstetler, R-Rome, was among those taking part in the GBI’s at-risk adult abuse working group discussion on Monday. According to the GBI’s Facebook post: “Big thank you to our partners who joined in the discussion today. Working collectively, we can end the abuses and crimes against this group. Georgia has some… Read more

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Latest chapter in Polk County political/law enforcement drama: Commissioner Jason Ward moving to Florida.

Latest chapter in Polk County political/law enforcement drama: Commissioner Jason Ward moving to Florida.

It’s becoming something of a “headline of the day” within the fractured county government and law enforcement communities of Polk County. So here’s today’s headline, and it is a surprise: Late Wednesday, County Commissioner Jason Ward told Facebook followers that “I have accepted an incredible job opportunity and we will be relocating to Jacksonville, Fla.,… Read more

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Buzz: Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc returns Saturday. GOP rally returns to the airport in August. Big numbers from last week’s Duck Derby. TEA Party meets Tuesday.

Buzz: Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc returns Saturday. GOP rally returns to the airport in August. Big numbers from last week’s Duck Derby. TEA Party meets Tuesday.

  Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc program returns Saturday at 9 a.m. at Bridgepoint Plaza. The free series features monthly walks led by a Harbin Clinic physician where participants can not only get some great exercise but also have a chance to talk to a doctor. The walk leaves from Bridgepoint Plaza, follows the Kingfisher Trail and is… Read more

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Health: Hufstetler, Rome area supporters watch as governor signs law proposed by the state senator to help those assisting visiting athletes. Radio interview with Dr. Brad Bushnell on SB 47 Friday on WRGA.

Health: Hufstetler, Rome area supporters watch as governor signs law proposed by the state senator to help those assisting visiting athletes. Radio interview with Dr. Brad Bushnell on SB 47 Friday on WRGA.

Lots of local faces on hand with Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday at he signed Senate Bill 47, sponsored by state Sen. Chuck Hufstetler, R-Rome. It creates a medical license exemption for out-of-state team physicians visiting Georgia with their sports teams to assist their players. It creates a much better environment for the care of… Read more

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Deal signs ‘campus carry’ bill.

Deal signs ‘campus carry’ bill.

Please click the above image for full text or here. Media release: Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday signed HB 280, which permits weapons carry license holders to carry firearms in specific and limited areas on college campuses. This legislation addressed major concerns voiced by the governor last year regarding HB 859, which permitted a weapons… Read more

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