Category Archives: Politics

Politics/candidate profiles: Q&A with candidates running for state Senate District 52 and state House District 13.

Politics/candidate profiles: Q&A with candidates running for state Senate District 52 and state House District 13.

Among the items on the Nov. 6th ballot will be race for state Senate District 52 (includes Floyd and parts of Bartow, Chattooga and Gordon) and state House District 13 (Rome). For Senate District 52, Republican incumbent Chuck Hufstetler faces Democratic challenger Evan Ross. For House District 13, Republican incumbent Katie Dempsey faces Democratic challenger… Read more

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Christian Coomer’s swearing in ceremony to the state Court of Appeals is Oct. 31.

Christian Coomer’s swearing in ceremony to the state Court of Appeals is Oct. 31.

State Rep. Christian Coomer will be sworn in as a judge on Georgia’s Court of Appeals in a ceremony set for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.31, in the House Chambers. Gov. Nathan Deal will administer the oath. On Sept. 15, Deal appointed the veteran lawmaker who represents parts of Bartow and Floyd counties to the court.… Read more

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Politics/candidate profiles: A Q&A with the two women running for Floyd County Commission, Post 1, Rhonda Wallace and Stephanie Wright.

Politics/candidate profiles: A Q&A with the two women running for Floyd County Commission, Post 1, Rhonda Wallace and Stephanie Wright.

Among the items on the Nov. 6th ballot will be three seats on the Floyd County Commission. Only one of those seats, Post 1, is a contested race between Incumbent Rhonda Wallace (R) and Democratic challenger Stephanie Wright. Incumbent Larry Maxey is unopposed for Post 4 and Incumbent Scotty Hancock is unopposed for Post 5. Hometown Headlines… Read more

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Kavanaugh confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court by a 50-48 vote by the U.S. Senate. Isakson and Perdue both voted in support.

Kavanaugh confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court by a 50-48 vote by the U.S. Senate. Isakson and Perdue both voted in support.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate with a 50-48 vote to become the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Both Georgia U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue both voted in favor to confirm the judge. U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., released this statement: “There is no doubt in my mind that… Read more

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Kavanaugh nomination: Isakson says he’ll vote to confirm his appointment to the Supreme Court. Perdue: ‘It’s time to vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.’

Kavanaugh nomination: Isakson says he’ll vote to confirm his appointment to the Supreme Court. Perdue: ‘It’s time to vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.’

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today released the following statement announcing his plans to support the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court: “The Senate Judiciary Committee, led by Chairman Chuck Grassley, did a remarkable job conducting the confirmation process to consider the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve… Read more

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Politics: Georgia Watch presents Hufstetler with lifetime legislative award. Clark Howard praises senator’s ‘long history of work to protect Georgia consumers.’

Politics: Georgia Watch presents Hufstetler with lifetime legislative award. Clark Howard praises senator’s ‘long history of work to protect Georgia consumers.’

Media release: On Thursday, Sept. 27, state Sen. Chuck Hufstetler (R-Rome) was given the lifetime legislative award by Georgia Watch, a consumer protection advocacy nonprofit organization. Consumer protection advocate Clark Howard, host of the Clark Howard Show, stated, “As a former board member and longtime supporter of Georgia Watch, I want to congratulate Sen. Chuck… Read more

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Politics: League of Women Voters concerned about no Floyd elections chief during the general election. Chair of elections board says vote is progressing smoothly; only issue could be special election for House seat.

Politics: League of Women Voters concerned about no Floyd elections chief during the general election. Chair of elections board says vote is progressing smoothly; only issue could be special election for House seat.

Some members of the League of Women Voters of Rome-Floyd County are upset to learn Floyd County won’t have a sitting elections supervisor for the Nov. 6 general election cycle, which technically is under way with absentee voting and advance voting starting Oct. 15. An email sent to dozens and dozens of members on Wednesday… Read more

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Like son, like father? Pastor Ken Coomer declares for House District 14 seat being vacated by son, Christian, who’s been appointed to state Court of Appeal.

Like son, like father? Pastor Ken Coomer declares for House District 14 seat being vacated by son, Christian, who’s been appointed to state Court of Appeal.

    We’ve seen children replace their parents in elected office, even spouses named to the unexpired terms of their mates. But this one is a first: A father running to replace his son in the state House of Representatives. Ken Coomer, the pastor of Adairsville Church of God and one of the dominant players… Read more

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State Rep. Christian Coomer named to Georgia’s Court of Appeal, to replace justice ‘promoted’ to the state Supreme Court.

State Rep. Christian Coomer named to Georgia’s Court of Appeal, to replace justice ‘promoted’ to the state Supreme Court.

The latest: State Rep. Christian Coomer is headed for a seat on the state’s Court of Appeal as Gov Nathan Deal has appointed Charlie Bethel to the state Supreme Court vacancy. The announcement Friday ends a whirlwind week of speculation over the high court vacancy and Coomer, who is now expected to resign his state… Read more

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Politics: Rome/Floyd candidates forum set for Oct. 9. Abrams, Kemp to appear in two televised debates. Key dates to know in the upcoming election.

Politics: Rome/Floyd candidates forum set for Oct. 9. Abrams, Kemp to appear in two televised debates. Key dates to know in the upcoming election.

  Rome/Floyd County 2018 Candidacy Political Forum set for Oct. 9. This is a non-partisan event hosted by Rome/ Floyd County N.A.A.C.P. Everyone is welcome to attend. All  candidates from all parties have been invited to the forum for introductions, campaign presentation to and answer questions. A forum with you, the voter in mind. Refreshments… Read more

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Buzz: GOP candidate for Secretary of State to be in Rome on Wednesday. Saint Mary’s School Fall Bazaar coming Sept. 22.

Buzz: GOP candidate for Secretary of State to be in Rome on Wednesday. Saint Mary’s School Fall Bazaar coming Sept. 22.

  Brad Raffensperger, the Republican candidate for Georgia Secretary of State, will be at the Floyd County Republican Party headquarters on Wednesday, Sept. 12, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The office is at 420 Broad St. inside the former Fricks Furniture building. Saint Mary’s School Fall Bazaar is set for Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. until… Read more

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Politics: With the election two months from today, Georgia Health News questions gubernatorial candidates about key health issues.

Politics: With the election two months from today, Georgia Health News questions gubernatorial candidates about key health issues.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net The race between Secretary of State Brian Kemp, a Republican, and Stacey Abrams, a Democrat and former House minority leader, has already featured debate between them over the future of health care in the state. Georgia Health News recently asked the candidates about their views on several major health care issues. Below… Read more

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Politcs: Two months out, what you need to know about the general election (Nov. 6).

Politcs: Two months out, what you need to know about the general election (Nov. 6).

Key dates leading up to the Nov. 6 general election: Oct. 9: Last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election (for new or lapses voters, or those who have moved). Oct. 15: A Monday, advance voting begins and continues through Friday, Nov. 2. Oct. 27: Advance voting will be held on… Read more

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Buzz: Dr. Martin Lynch named director of outpatient wound care at Floyd. Republican Women meet for lunch Tuesday. Grand opening for Restaurante y Tienda Tropical in Calhoun this weekend.

Buzz: Dr. Martin Lynch named director of outpatient wound care at Floyd. Republican Women meet for lunch Tuesday. Grand opening for Restaurante y Tienda Tropical in Calhoun this weekend.

  Martin Lynch, M.D., has been named Director of Outpatient Wound Care at Floyd.  Dr. Lynch earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., and his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed his residencies in general and thoracic surgery at the University… Read more

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John McCain — Isakson: ‘Anybody who in any way tarnishes the reputation of John McCain deserves a whipping.’ Deal: Flags at half-staff until his burial. Trump relents: ‘Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Sen. John McCain’s service to our country.’  McCain’s own farewell.

John McCain — Isakson: ‘Anybody who in any way tarnishes the reputation of John McCain deserves a whipping.’ Deal: Flags at half-staff until his burial. Trump relents: ‘Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Sen. John McCain’s service to our country.’ McCain’s own farewell.

A takeout from U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson’s reflections on his fallen friend, John McCain:  “Anybody who in any way tarnishes the reputation of John McCain deserves a whipping. Because most of the ones who would do the wrong thing about John McCain didn’t have the guts to do the right thing when it was their… Read more

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Updated: State Sen. Chuck Hufstetler honored with ‘Champion of Georgia Cities’ award from Georgia Municipal Association.

Updated: State Sen. Chuck Hufstetler honored with ‘Champion of Georgia Cities’ award from Georgia Municipal Association.

More media: Watch the City Commission/Georgia Municipal Association presentation here. Also, Sen. Chuck Hufstetler will join us at 7:40 a.m. Thursday on the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM and online at wrga.streamon.fm. Media release: On Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, state Sen. Chuck Hufstetler (R-Rome) was honored with the “Champion of Georgia’s Cities” legislative… Read more

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