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Politics: About the primary. Sample ballots for May 22; when to register to vote; and what’s ahead this fall.

Politics: About the primary. Sample ballots for May 22; when to register to vote; and what’s ahead this fall.

THE PRIMARY, May 22 There’s only one key local race on the May 22 ballot — electing a new superior court judge to replace the retiring Tami Colston. The candidates in the nonpartisan race at Emily J. Matson and Kay Ann Wetherington. In Bartow County, the big primary race is State House District 15: Matthew Gambill,… Read more

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Politics: Candidate profiles. Emily Matson vs. Kay Ann Wetherington for Floyd Superior Court Judge on May 22.

Politics: Candidate profiles. Emily Matson vs. Kay Ann Wetherington for Floyd Superior Court Judge on May 22.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net The only local issue on the Floyd County ballot on May 22 is the race for Floyd County Superior Court Judge. Candidates Emily Matson and Kay Ann Wetherington are facing off to replace retiring Judge Tami Colston in the nonpartisan election. Emily Matson, age 38, is a lifelong native of Floyd… Read more

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Updated President Trump orders military strike on Syria in response to chemical attack. Reaction from Georgia’s senators.

Updated President Trump orders military strike on Syria in response to chemical attack. Reaction from Georgia’s senators.

From ABC News: President Donald Trump announced that he ordered a strike on Syria in response to last weekend’s alleged chemical weapons attack. Addressing the nation Friday evening, Trump said the joint strike with France and United Kingdom is currently underway. “A short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated… Read more

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Updated: Time to get serious about the May 22 primary. Judicial race dominates the Floyd ballot, House race in Bartow; statewide offices will dominate the airwaves.

Updated: Time to get serious about the May 22 primary. Judicial race dominates the Floyd ballot, House race in Bartow; statewide offices will dominate the airwaves.

About the primary: There’s only one key local race on the May 22 ballot — electing a new superior court judge to replace the retiring Tami Colston. The candidates in the nonpartisan race at Emily J. Matson and Kay Ann Wetherington. Together, they’ve collected more than $110,000 in contributions, a surprising number for a local race.… Read more

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Buzz: Civil Service association to meet Thursday. League of Women Voters continue Q&As with judicial candidates April 19.

Buzz: Civil Service association to meet Thursday. League of Women Voters continue Q&As with judicial candidates April 19.

The Rome Chapter of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Civil Service Employees will have its monthly meeting at the Landmark Restaurant on Martha Berry Highway in Rome on Thursday, April 12, starting at 11:15 a.m. and lasting until about 1 p.m. The guest speaker at this month meeting will be Brandon Ekey, Commander, Rome-Floyd… Read more

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Updated: Two-woman race for superior court judgeship already seeing $111,000 in contributions. Plus: Election dates.

Updated: Two-woman race for superior court judgeship already seeing $111,000 in contributions. Plus: Election dates.

  The race for the opening superior court judgeship in Floyd County already has seen more than $111,000 in contributions through March 31.  Here are the campaign finance reports through that point as reported to the State Ethics Commission: Kay Ann Wetherington, superior court judge candidate. Click here Contributions: $63,551, primary from the legal community,… Read more

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Politics: The scorecard on health care bills on the last day of Georgia General Assembly and a look at what Gov. Deal is expected to sign into law

Politics: The scorecard on health care bills on the last day of Georgia General Assembly and a look at what Gov. Deal is expected to sign into law

The Georgia General Assembly wrapped up their 40-day session late Thursday. Click here for a look at what bills Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign from the AJC. From Georgia Health News: During the frenetic last-day activity Thursday at the General Assembly, state lawmakers failed to agree on a way to curb surprise medical billing.… Read more

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Buzz: Cartersville’s Hope Center hosting “Show for Hope” car show on Saturday. Floyd GOP Women meet Tuesday. Bartow hosting free scrap tire dropoff events.

Buzz: Cartersville’s Hope Center hosting “Show for Hope” car show on Saturday. Floyd GOP Women meet Tuesday. Bartow hosting free scrap tire dropoff events.

Join The Hope Center Foundation for the first ever “Show for Hope”, a car show with proceeds benefiting Hope Center cancer patients, Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at The Hope Center in Cartersville.  In addition to several award categories for cars, trucks and jeeps, there will also be food, soft drinks,… Read more

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Politics: National honors for Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis. TEA Party meets Tuesday.

Politics: National honors for Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis. TEA Party meets Tuesday.

Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis received the Susan Burgess Memorial Award for Exemplary Leadership at Democratic Municipal Officials’ National Breakfast meeting on Tuesday. Named in honor of the late Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem and DMO President Susan Burgess, the award honors one member of organization for their outstanding service to the organization.   Charlotte Councilmember LaWana… Read more

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Politics: Barring independents, Judge Sparks gets full term; Hood, Daniel back on School Board; Hancock, Maxey to County Commission; Lumsden, Coomer to legislature.

Politics: Barring independents, Judge Sparks gets full term; Hood, Daniel back on School Board; Hancock, Maxey to County Commission; Lumsden, Coomer to legislature.

  Qualifying is over so here’s your first look at who’s re-elected without opposition (barring independent candidates joining the races). The group includes two of three county commissioners, two Floyd County School Board members and two legislators. FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION Post Four: Larry Maxey, incumbent, Republican. Post Five: Scotty Hancock, incumbent, Republican FLOYD COUNTY BOARD OF… Read more

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Politics: In final minutes, Graves gets a Democratic opponent for Congress. Qualifying ends today at noon.

Politics: In final minutes, Graves gets a Democratic opponent for Congress. Qualifying ends today at noon.

This story has been updated with this file: https://wp.me/p2TrVL-CfZ   FRIDAY Quick notes Stephen Lamar Foster, a Democrat from Dalton, has qualified to face Republican incumbent Tom Graves in the Nov. 6 general election.   By noon today, we’ll know what the May 22 primary looks like and most of the Nov. 6 general election… Read more

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#enough: Make Georgia schools safer; time for governor to call a special legislative session to confront key issues raised by the Parkland massacre. (The Druck Report)

#enough: Make Georgia schools safer; time for governor to call a special legislative session to confront key issues raised by the Parkland massacre. (The Druck Report)

It has not been a good week for Georgia. Casey Cagle made a campaign stunt out of Delta’s reaction to the Parkland murders, trying to “engage the base” as the pundits call it. So now the state’s top employer as well as best prospect we’ll see this century — Amazon — could be in flux. Brilliant… Read more

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Politics: Qualifying begins Monday for the 2018 primaries. Candidates, please see new Hometown guidelines.

Politics: Qualifying begins Monday for the 2018 primaries. Candidates, please see new Hometown guidelines.

Republican candidate qualifying will take place at the offices of attorney David Guldenschuh, 512 E. First St., Rome, between Monday and next Friday. Democratic candidate qualifying will take place in the offices of Salter Law Firm, 242 N. Fifth Ave., Rome. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; until noon Friday, March 9. The calendar: The primary is May… Read more

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Buzz: Floyd County Republican Women meet Tuesday. President of Advocates for Children resigning.

Buzz: Floyd County Republican Women meet Tuesday. President of Advocates for Children resigning.

The Floyd County Republican Women will meet Tuesday, March 6, at Red Lobster on Shorter Avenue. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the meeting at noon. The guest speaker: Richard Woods, Georgia’s state school superintendent. Karen White has resigned as President and CEO of Advocates for Children, effective March 9, for a new opportunity… Read more

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