Category Archives: Politics

Rome ballot: 7 challengers, 3 incumbents in hunt for 7 school board seats so far. Commission: 3 incumbents, 1 challenger qualify.

Rome ballot: 7 challengers, 3 incumbents in hunt for 7 school board seats so far. Commission: 3 incumbents, 1 challenger qualify.

    With three days of qualifying left, Rome voters will have some decisions to make for both school board and city commission this fall. Rome City Board of Education All seven seats are on the ballot with each winner serving a four-year term. The current board members are: Elaina Beeman, Will Byington, Faith Collins,… Read more

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Rome City Commissioner Jamie Doss, currently serving as mayor, seeks new term.

Rome City Commissioner Jamie Doss, currently serving as mayor, seeks new term.

Veteran Rome City Commissioner Jamie Doss, also serving as Rome’s mayor, will see a new term in November. That means all three commissioners up for re-election are running including Wendy Davis and Sue Lee. All represent Ward Two. Media release from Jamie Doss: After much thought and prayer, I have decided to seek re-election to the… Read more

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Berry Professor Eric McDowell to run for one of the seven seats on the Rome Board of Education.

Berry Professor Eric McDowell to run for one of the seven seats on the Rome Board of Education.

  From Hometown: The “race of the year” is gaining another hopeful. Eric McDowell, a Berry College professor and community volunteer, says he’ll qualify this week to seek one of seven seats on the Rome Board of Education. Qualifying starts Monday. Media release: Berry mathematics professor Eric McDowell is announcing his intention to run for… Read more

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Jim O’Hara, local sports journalist and communications consultant, to run for Rome Board of Education. Richard Dixon to seek re-election.

Jim O’Hara, local sports journalist and communications consultant, to run for Rome Board of Education. Richard Dixon to seek re-election.

From Hometown: With qualifying beginning on Monday, another candidate has announced plans to seek one of seven seats on the Rome Board of Education. Jim O’Hara, local sports journalist and former Sports Editor at Rome News-Tribune, plans to qualify to run next week. In addition, current Rome BOE member Dr. Richard Dixon, a local veterinarian, has announced… Read more

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Politics: New AJC Report takes a look at money spent in re-election campaigns for Georgia Congressmen. Graves spent over $777,000 in his campaign with little opposition.

Politics: New AJC Report takes a look at money spent in re-election campaigns for Georgia Congressmen. Graves spent over $777,000 in his campaign with little opposition.

  According to a new AJC political report, Georgia’s U.S. House members faced only token opposition at the ballot box last year, but you wouldn’t be able to tell by the way they spent campaign money. The state’s 13 incumbent representatives, including U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-14), collectively spent more than $12.9 million in the two… Read more

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State representative: ‘Create a state commission on historic monuments’ with recommendations going to governor, General Assembly.

State representative: ‘Create a state commission on historic monuments’ with recommendations going to governor, General Assembly.

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Jill Fisher, veteran school volunteer and PTO president, to run for Rome Board of Education.

Jill Fisher, veteran school volunteer and PTO president, to run for Rome Board of Education.

  From Hometown: We’ve said it before — the race for the Rome City Board of Education will be the one to watch this November. As qualifying starts Monday, we’re seeing more candidates declare their intent to run, including the latest, Jill Fisher, an active volunteer in the school system and mother of three students… Read more

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Dr. David Ehrler – a longtime school psychologist, husband of a teacher and father of an elementary student — joins Rome Board of Education race.

Dr. David Ehrler – a longtime school psychologist, husband of a teacher and father of an elementary student — joins Rome Board of Education race.

From Hometown: The race for the seven seats on the Rome City Board of Education continues to grow. Dr. David Ehrler, with a long background in public education and the husband of a Rome High teacher and father of an East Central student, is joining the race. Media release: Dr. David Ehrler announced his intent today to… Read more

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John Uldrick to enter race for one of the seven seats on the Rome Board of Education.

John Uldrick to enter race for one of the seven seats on the Rome Board of Education.

From Hometown: With qualifying beginning on Monday, another candidate has announced plans to seek one of seven seats on the Rome Board of Education. John Uldrick, a youth minister at First Baptist Church, plans to qualify to run next week. Uldrick was among those considered for appointment to the board following the death of Judy… Read more

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Charlottesville violence: Reaction from Isakson and Perdue after three dead following rally of white nationalists; motorist in custody. Also: Chattanooga man among three arrested on other charges.

Charlottesville violence: Reaction from Isakson and Perdue after three dead following rally of white nationalists; motorist in custody. Also: Chattanooga man among three arrested on other charges.

  Georgia’s U.S. senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue both condemned Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville, Va. Three people including two Virginia State Patrol troopers were killed. According to CNN, one person was killed and 19 were hurt when a speeding car slammed into a throng of counter protesters in Charlottesville, where a “Unite the Right”… Read more

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Politics: Longtime Rome radio broadcaster Randy Quick joins the race for Rome City Commission this November

Politics: Longtime Rome radio broadcaster Randy Quick joins the race for Rome City Commission this November

Long-time Rome radio broadcaster Randy Quick has announced his candidacy for Rome City Commission Ward 2 in this November’s election. Quick’s 42-year radio career in Rome began at WROM AM/FM. He now is partner and general manager of Rome Radio Partners, LLC which owns and operates 6 stations in the area including WRGA and Q102. He… Read more

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GOP Rome Rally: Statewide candidates gather at Russell Field. Photos and results of 2018 straw poll.

GOP Rome Rally: Statewide candidates gather at Russell Field. Photos and results of 2018 straw poll.

Huge crowd for Saturday’s GOP Rome Rally at the Tillman Hangar at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport. The 13th annual event hosted by the Floyd County Republican Party drew a number of statewide candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State and Insurance Commissioner. The Floyd GOP and Rome Young Republicans conducted a 2018 straw poll for… Read more

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Ag Center, Jail upgrades and renovations to Historic Courthouse top finalized list of 2017 SPLOST proposal on November ballot.

Ag Center, Jail upgrades and renovations to Historic Courthouse top finalized list of 2017 SPLOST proposal on November ballot.

The 2017 SPLOST Citizens Advisory Committee approved their final slate of projects this week. The list of projects totaling over $63.8 million will be submitted for approval as an intergovernmental agreement between the City of Cave Spring, City of Rome, and Floyd County before being placed on the November ballot. There will be a joint… Read more

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Isakson to hold live town hall Monday evening. Fox enters Cartersville City Council race.

Isakson to hold live town hall Monday evening. Fox enters Cartersville City Council race.

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., will hold a town hall meeting on Monday, Aug. 14, at Kennesaw State University. Monday’s event will be the fourth question-and-answer forum with Georgians held by Isakson this year. He conducted three town hall meetings via telephone on March 2, March 9 and July 11. The town hall meeting begins at… Read more

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