Category Archives: Podcasts

Newscast: Aftermath of marina fire that killed 8. Coosa coach off to Calhoun. Coronavius updates. Rants: More political backfire; public health concerns.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Aftermath: Eight dead, seven treated following Scottsboro, Ala., marina blaze. 35 boats destroyed. It could be a few more days before the victims are identified. Georgia Supreme Court upholds Rome man’s murder conviction; overturns two counts of cruelty to children. Nic Hann,… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report. More fallout from Burkhalter attack. Public Health needs more, not less transparency on coronavirus. News, not schmooze.

The Druck Report. More fallout from Burkhalter attack. Public Health needs more, not less transparency on coronavirus. News, not schmooze.

  >>Listen to today’s rant by clicking the above box. Six rants today (well, one’s a cupcake but …) Political fallout from Burkhalter attack. We need more data on coronavius, not less. Spiked: Coosa coach off to Calhoun. All news is local: Trump bus stops in Rome; Kobe’s tribute.  Snit sez: Big year ahead for… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report: Campaign season turns ugly early. Look for swipe at Sheriff Tim Burkhalter to backfire — very loudly.

The Druck Report: Campaign season turns ugly early. Look for swipe at Sheriff Tim Burkhalter to backfire — very loudly.

  >>The above post shows you why Sheriff Tim Burkhalter was attacked.  >>Please click the above to hear an audio version of this column. That didn’t take long. Since the first of the year, as more and more hands went up to announce hopefuls in the 14th Congressional District race, there has been an easy… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Women’s Leadership Academy’s first class 15 strong. A real reuben. Rant: Campaign season gets ugly early.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Business: The first local class of the Women’s Leadership Academy — designed to grow ‘servant leaders’ in Rome — graduates in May. Dining: Discovering the Redneck Reuben (or the next best thing). Scorecard on restaurant exits, openings on Broad Street. Valentine’s: Make… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report. Troubling traffic data in Rome. Lessons learned from 2019 advance voting? Covering today’s rally.

The Druck Report. Troubling traffic data in Rome. Lessons learned from 2019 advance voting? Covering today’s rally.

  >Please click the above to hear our audio edition of today’s rants. Let’s be careful out there: One of the big goals of all the distracted driving enforcement was a reduction in traffic deaths. That took in the assumption of fewer collisions as well. Given the data collected by Rome Police Department’s selective enforcement… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Latest news tips, rumors. 17% jump in accidents in ’19. Rants: Wreck reports on area driving; 2019 advance voting; rally coverage.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Word on the Tweet: Better business news? Updates on ‘The Base.’ Mounting flu concerns. Area politics. Restaurant rumors. 2019 Rome collision statistics: 17% jump in collisions with almost a third caused by drivers following too closely. No. 1 intersection for wrecks:… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report. The highs, lows of Northwest Georgia from star students, a job surge, retail concerns and a Panera plug.

The Druck Report. The highs, lows of Northwest Georgia from star students, a job surge, retail concerns and a Panera plug.

Please click the above box for an audio version of today’s report. PEAK to Model High senior Brylen Cantrell for being named to the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. That’s a huge honor not only for her but for Floyd County as well. It is an accolade shared with just 4,500 other students across the USA.… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Sheriff’s race: $156,000 in contributions so far. Job surge in December. Peaks & Valleys: Our highs, lows in NW Georgia.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Politics: Sheriff’s race saw nearly $156,000 in contributions through Dec. 31, half of which already has been spent. Also: Superior court judge report. Jobs: State labor commissioner: ‘It’s kind of hard to have any better year than Georgia had.’ Model High’s Brylen… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report. With four elections this year and a growing ballot, it is time to dig deep into the 2020 campaigns.

The Druck Report. With four elections this year and a growing ballot, it is time to dig deep into the 2020 campaigns.

    An abridged rant today as we’re behind thanks to the latest batch of technical issues, first with a Comcast outage and now some collateral damage to the machines. Thank God for backups and Plan Bs. But planning is big part of the rant today as some in our community continue to work toward… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Arrest in Rome’s first murder of ’20. Politics: Sheriff’s forum, new House hopefuls. Rant: Dollars, debates and campaigns.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Murder: 48-year-old man charged in Rome’s first murder of 2020; also faces child cruelty charges. Packed house for TEA Party’s meeting with GOP sheriff’s candidates on Tuesday. Q & A with Caldwell, Kilgo and Roberson. Add Republican Ben Bullock and Kyle Perkins… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report. Guns and politics and what do both mean to the 2020 elections?

The Druck Report. Guns and politics and what do both mean to the 2020 elections?

>Please click the above box to hear an audio version of this report. Usually when some of us think of Silver Creek, it is in a pleasing way: a Christmas tree farm, a very efficient but tiny post office, several respected churches and for us, at least, the home of one of our favorite pictures… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Buzzing on Broad St. Second Amendment ‘sanctuary’ rally. Floyd’s $100K pledge. Rant: Guns and politics.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Business on Broad Street not slowing down: Several transactions amid a few business closings with a hint of more to come. Second Amendment ‘Sanctuary County Rally’ set for Saturday in Armuchee; U.S. House, sheriff’s candidates expected to attend. Health: Floyd pledges $100,000 to… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report. From broadcast legends Stephen A. and Nelle Reagan to baseball and a lot inbetween.

The Druck Report. From broadcast legends Stephen A. and Nelle Reagan to baseball and a lot inbetween.

  Please click the above for the audio version.   Bowing down to the king of rants: A legend has bowed out as part of his newly negotiated $8 million a year deal with ESPN. Stephen A. Smith is shutting down his radio show to focus on the dozens of other things ESPN wants him to… Continue Reading

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Newscast: 3 arrested by Floyd Police, FBI. River District changes. King celebration begins. Rants: From broadcast legends to baseball.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Next newscast: Tuesday morning. Today’s headlines: Three men arrested in murder conspiracy case under investigation by the Floyd County Police Department and the FBI.  Among those charged is a Silver Creek man, 22. Please keep an eye on this one. River District rezoning up for… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report. The highs (McAlister’s at East Bend) and lows (Pier 1, Payless at Riverbend area) of local retail. Is there answer?

The Druck Report. The highs (McAlister’s at East Bend) and lows (Pier 1, Payless at Riverbend area) of local retail. Is there answer?

  The new year was days old when word went out that Pier 1 was planning to shut almost half its 900-plus stores. The culprit: Probably the easiest description is that these are not good times for brick-and-mortar stores. It took a few days but we finally learned the Rome store at Riverbend Center –… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Real stories of 2020 primary races (U.S. House, sheriff). DOT open house today on bridge update (our rant as well).

  Please click above to hear today’s headlines and mini-rant. Today’s headlines: Politics: The real ‘storylines’ shaping Foyd County’s 2020 primary ballot: Sheriff’s race, U.S. House, County Commission and Court Clerk. Politics: State Sen. Chuck Hufstetler introduces bill to address ‘surprise billing’ in the healthcare industry. Business: Georgia saw a record number of businesses — 165,000-plus… Continue Reading

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Newscast: McAlister’s Deli due in August; Pier 1 closing. Ball groundbreaking. Rant: Highs, lows of local retail.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Dining: McAlister’s Deli plans August opening; 40-60 jobs. Latest addition to your East Bend tenant scorecard. Business: Pier 1 closing store in Rome, perhaps as soon as April. Second closing in that area since June. Ball Corp. breaks ground on multimillion-dollar aluminum cup… Continue Reading

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