Newscast: Meet the BoilMasters, cooking for a cause. Advance voting begins. Vaping concerns in Gordon Co. Rant: Block the Vote.

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Monday’s first news and our rant of the day, “Block the Vote.”

  • Meet The BoilMasters: We spotted these guys on Facebook in recent days having more fun than should be allowed, serving up barrels of low country boil. It turns out, they do it not for profit but to benefit local nonprofits who auction their services. Read about a fun little enterprise that lets three good friends hang out together while helping their community in turn.
  • First, advance voting starts today at 8 a.m. and continues until 5 p.m. at the health department on East 12th This is the only place to vote in advance and will be open weeks through Friday, Nov. 1. Weekend voting is still up in the air. No civic center, yellow brick courthouse or West Rome church this time.
  • We have two candidate forums or get togethers this week, the first at Fuddruckers brought to you by the Rome TEA party and conservative coalition, and the second Thursday evening at the Division Street complex brought to you by 100 Black Men and others.
  • We also have links to all our stories on the 2019 city commission candidates as well as the video edition of Community Watch’s candidate interviews.
  • In health news, Gordon County Schools have adopted new policies dealing with vaping. Get this: it is for students in sixth through 12th grades.
  • Rant of the Day: A new early voting location. No weekend voting. Is someone trying to ‘Block the Vote’?

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