Category Archives: Podcasts

The Druck Report: Elections Chief Robert Brady on what to know about new voting machines as presidential primary draws closer. Plus: Advance voting updates.

The Druck Report: Elections Chief Robert Brady on what to know about new voting machines as presidential primary draws closer. Plus: Advance voting updates.

>Please click here to hear an audio copy of the podcast. Advance voting for the March 24 presidential primary begins in just a few weeks. We’ll be using a new voting system that is mostly similar but somewhat different to what we’re used to. In part one, Floyd County Elections Chief Robert Brady walks us through… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Weather aftermath, updates. Robinson buys more Broad St. Rant: 9 GOP House hopefuls: What’s the difference?

Newscast: Weather aftermath, updates. Robinson buys more Broad St. Rant: 9 GOP House hopefuls: What’s the difference?

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Just a few flakes here so far today; another chance of snow flurries Saturday. Latest on flooded waterways. Weather service to investigate what caused damage in Gordon County. Wayne Robinson adds to 200 block holdings in downtown Rome with… Continue Reading

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Friday’s Rant: Exactly how do you tell nine Republican House candidates apart?

Friday’s Rant: Exactly how do you tell nine Republican House candidates apart?

    Please click the above box for an audio edition of today’s report. Perhaps the only thing more peculiar about having at least nine Republicans in a local congressional race is having nine Republicans running for anything in what was once a Democratic district. It wasn’t that long ago when the token Republican on… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Storms pound NW Georgia. Panda Express update. HUG tonight. Rant: Iowa, ‘Stage’ of the Union — we can do better.

Newscast: Storms pound NW Georgia. Panda Express update. HUG tonight. Rant: Iowa, ‘Stage’ of the Union — we can do better.

  Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Storms continue to pound Northwest Georgia this morning. Chattooga and Trion schools are on two-hour delay because of heavy rain. We’ll have continuing updates throughout the storm threat. Also, a slight chance of snow showers Friday… Continue Reading

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Rant of the Day:  From Iowa ‘ruckus’ to ‘Stage’ of the Union to impeachment vote, what have we learned?

Rant of the Day: From Iowa ‘ruckus’ to ‘Stage’ of the Union to impeachment vote, what have we learned?

  >Please click the above box for an audio edition of today’s report. From Iowa ‘ruckus’ to ‘Stage’ of the Union to impeachment vote, what have we learned? We don’t recall a news tripleheader of this level in more than 42 years of journalism. On Monday night, one of  the most outdated methods of formally… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Rough 24 hours of weather ahead. Pick O ‘Deli update. Rants: On Iowa, Limbaugh and a community HUG.

Newscast: Rough 24 hours of weather ahead. Pick O ‘Deli update. Rants: On Iowa, Limbaugh and a community HUG.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heavy rain, strong gusts begin this evening, stretch into Thursday. Flash flood watch set. Continuing updates all day. Dining: Pick O’ Deli preparing for new restaurant on Dean Avenue. Politics: Link to the State of the Union address and… Continue Reading

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Rants of the Day:  Iowa Caucus results–local ‘feel’? A Coosa ESPN moment. Ailing Limbaugh. Home-grown success. Our community needs a ‘HUG’ Thursday.

Rants of the Day: Iowa Caucus results–local ‘feel’? A Coosa ESPN moment. Ailing Limbaugh. Home-grown success. Our community needs a ‘HUG’ Thursday.

  >Please click the above box for an audio edition of today’s report. Rants on the run: The Iowa Caucus results delay: More than a few – and from both sides of the aisle – sent us snarky comments on Tuesday asking if the former Floyd County elections office was doing the tabulations in Iowa.… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Rough weather on the way. Business updates. Flu deaths increase. Rant: Super Bowl gets in the way of half time.

Newscast: Rough weather on the way. Business updates. Flu deaths increase. Rant: Super Bowl gets in the way of half time.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heavy rain, flood watch, strong storms Wednesday, Thursday. Record heat in Cartersville on Monday; just missed in Rome. Today: Mid 60s Business: Amy Barton returns to Greater Community Bank. Lumina Coffee Co. marks first year in Rome.… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report. Why let a football game get in the way of half time and the commercials?

The Druck Report. Why let a football game get in the way of half time and the commercials?

  >Please click the above box for an audio edition of today’s report. Why left a football game get in the way of half time and the commercials? So now we know who really won the Super Bowl: Fox TV and the advertisers. Based on preliminary reports, around 100 million people watched Sunday’s how-ever-you-classify-it event,… Continue Reading

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(Updated) The Druck Report. Will the race to be Northwest Georgia’s next member of the U.S. House come down to a food fight?

(Updated) The Druck Report. Will the race to be Northwest Georgia’s next member of the U.S. House come down to a food fight?

  >Please click the above for an audio edition of this commentary. We knew this was going to be a “red meat” election year but we didn’t expect the line to be drawn at a Calhoun taco restaurant. It seems there was some sort of issue at Taco House following the Trump Rally in the community’s… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Community rallies to help brain cancer patient. Shoe store becoming urgent care. Watch this week’s weather. Rant: Politics or food fight?

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: The community is rallying to help one of their own as Hannah Allmon battles brain cancer. Immediate care/urgent care due at former Payless site at Turner McCall and Riverbend. Gordon County detectives are trying to learn more about a man who’s body… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Calhoun brewery due March 1. More downtown sales. Rant: Broad Street, hot or not?

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Dining & Drink: Freight & Rail Brewing Co. in Calhoun hoping for March 1 opening. Third brewery in Northwest Georgia. Business: 324 Broad St. sells for $400,000 per Toles, Temple & Wright. Latest sale in downtown Rome with more up for auction… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report. Broad Street, hot or not? Closings say one thing; real estate sales perhaps another.

The Druck Report. Broad Street, hot or not? Closings say one thing; real estate sales perhaps another.

>Please click the above box for an audio edition of today’s report.   By day’s end, there’s a good chance the recent sales trend on Broad Street could top $5 million. It all depends on how an auction of two Cotton Block storefronts goes today. The Georgia Power building purchase, last week’s $2 million Cotton… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Wendy’s returning to Cedartown. Soaring jobless rate in Chattooga. Rant: Politics & the Great Georgian Scream Machine.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Business: Where’s the beef? Wendy’s returning to Cedartown. Celebrating 125 years at Holmes. Red-hot Greater Rome Existing Industries meets at Floyd career academy. Jobs: Chattooga County jobless rate soars to 12.2 percent in December as layoffs announced. All counties saw uptick in… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report. Politics in 2020 is a thrill ride on the Great Georgian Scream Machine.

The Druck Report. Politics in 2020 is a thrill ride on the Great Georgian Scream Machine.

The above video shows you the crowed at the Floyd County Republican Women’s meeting on Jan. 7.   >Please click the above box for an audio edition of today’s report. The Trump Bus was in town Monday, including stops at the former Payless shoe store location on Turner McCall and then in downtown Rome. Already… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Dining & Drink updates. Court clerk candidate showdown? Rants: Tragic family headlines. Governor challenged. Super Saturday?

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Dining & Drink: Bucket O’ Shrimp adds hours. Super Bowl Sunday plans at area spots. Smoke signals (and a cool bar) in Cedartown. Politics: New voting machine demonstration this Saturday morning. Court clerk candidates due at Tuesday’s GOP Women’s meeting.  Perdue names… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report. Tragic week for families. Another candidate showdown next week? Challenging Kemp (Collins vs. Loeffler). Super Saturday or Sunday?

The Druck Report. Tragic week for families. Another candidate showdown next week? Challenging Kemp (Collins vs. Loeffler). Super Saturday or Sunday?

>>Please click the above box for an audio edition of today’s report. This has been a vicious week for family tragedies. Consider: The loss of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and the other families also among the nine victims of the helicopter crash Sunday morning. The slaughter of a Craven, N.C., family of five… Continue Reading

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