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Twitter poll results. Previously: Rome City Commission passes teen curfew (under 17) from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. by 6-2 vote. Concerns about ‘juvenile violence’ raised; Davis calls it ‘criminalizing being a teenager.’

Twitter poll results. Previously: Rome City Commission passes teen curfew (under 17) from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. by 6-2 vote. Concerns about ‘juvenile violence’ raised; Davis calls it ‘criminalizing being a teenager.’

  New Thursday: Hometown Headlines added a Twitter survey on the curfew. To see it, click here. New Tuesday: Hometown Headlines has filed an Open Records Request with the city of Rome regarding any and all data shared with city commissioners — in commission meetings and committee meetings — regarding juvenile crime concerns so far… Read more

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Politics: Floyd Republican Party teaming up with state GOP to open regional election office on Broad Street

Politics: Floyd Republican Party teaming up with state GOP to open regional election office on Broad Street

The Floyd County Republican Party is teaming up with the state GOP party to open a regional field office in Rome later this month. The new office will be opening at 420 Broad St. inside the former Fricks Furniture building now owned by Fred Taylor, according to Andy Garner, Floyd GOP Chair. “This will be… Read more

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Buzz: Floyd County School Board meets Tuesday evening. Floyd County Republican Women lunch meeting is Tuesday.

Buzz: Floyd County School Board meets Tuesday evening. Floyd County Republican Women lunch meeting is Tuesday.

  The Floyd County Board of Education meets Tuesday, Aug. 7. Caucus begins at 5 p.m. in the superintendent’s office and the board meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the board room.  Prior to caucus, the board will meet at 4:30 p.m. in the superintendent’s office for a closed meeting to discuss property and litigation… Read more

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No time to nurse a runoff hangover: Local parties start meetings tonight, Saturday; contest races make for a busy ballot Nov. 6.

No time to nurse a runoff hangover: Local parties start meetings tonight, Saturday; contest races make for a busy ballot Nov. 6.

There’s no down time this election cycle. Just ask the candidates — even the ones running for sheriff in 2020. One example is Geoff Duncan, who won a bruising Republican primary runoff over David Shafer. A recount is expected but it is assumed Duncan will get the win. No matter, he was busy early Wednesday… Read more

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Kemp wins GOP runoff, to face Democrat Stacey Abrams for governor. Kemp easily sweeps Northwest Georgia counties. More local outcomes in state races.

Kemp wins GOP runoff, to face Democrat Stacey Abrams for governor. Kemp easily sweeps Northwest Georgia counties. More local outcomes in state races.

On radio: Today’s Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM and online at wrga.streamon.fm includes a 7:40 a.m. interview with Geoff Duncan, who edged his way to a win in the GOP primary runoff for lieutenant governor, and an expanded look at the results at 8:10 a.m. LATEST HEADLINES Brian Kemp pulled off the… Read more

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Politics: With primary runoff over, Democrats focus on fall. Floyd to elect two delegates to state convention on Aug. 2.

Politics: With primary runoff over, Democrats focus on fall. Floyd to elect two delegates to state convention on Aug. 2.

The Democratic Party of Georgia will hold its 2018 State Convention to kick-off the General Election campaign on Saturday, Aug. 25.  The convention will feature all of the Democratic nominees for statewide office. Local Democrats will have an opportunity to serve as delegates to the state convention.  During their monthly meeting on Thursday, August 2, Floyd County… Read more

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THIS PAGE MOVING TO ARCHIVESPolitics: Turnout through 2 p.m. at sample precincts looks low. Polls open until 7 tonight. Continuing coverage all day — and night.

THIS PAGE MOVING TO ARCHIVESPolitics: Turnout through 2 p.m. at sample precincts looks low. Polls open until 7 tonight. Continuing coverage all day — and night.

ABOUT ELECTION DAY: This has been a runoff we soon won’t forget, especially for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. The GOP race for lieutenant governor also got hot toward the end. SO FAR TODAY: -here’s the 2 p.m. count for select precincts today: 133 people at North Rome, 94 at Town Rome, 28 at South Rome,… Read more

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Politics: 1,270 advance votes through Thursday; today is final day to vote early. Also: Perdue meets with supreme court nominee.

Politics: 1,270 advance votes through Thursday; today is final day to vote early. Also: Perdue meets with supreme court nominee.

  Endorsements continue in GOP governor’s race as Trump backs Kemp, Deal supporting Cagle: The final days of the Casey Cagle-Brian Kemp battle for the Republican nomination to be Georgia’s next governor continues to be a blow-by-blow boxing match. One Monday, the state’s most highly regarded Republican, Nathan Deal, endorsed Cagle–a bit of a surprise… Read more

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Isakson on Trump-Putin press conference: ‘I support the assessment of the intel community and the bipartisan Senate intel Committee findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.’

Isakson on Trump-Putin press conference: ‘I support the assessment of the intel community and the bipartisan Senate intel Committee findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.’

  Georgia’s senior U.S.senator is standing with the intelligence community following President Trump’s statements about no Russian meddling in the 2016 president election. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., posted the above Tweet Monday evening following Trump’s comments that enraged both parties. He was standing with Vladimir Putin when he said the doubts there was any Russian interference.… Read more

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Tom Caldwell, on Hometown Radio Friday, denied campaigning on duty allegations that led to his dismissal. Sheriff Tim Burkhalter, in a Facebook post, calls it the ‘hardest decision’ he’s had to make in office.

Tom Caldwell, on Hometown Radio Friday, denied campaigning on duty allegations that led to his dismissal. Sheriff Tim Burkhalter, in a Facebook post, calls it the ‘hardest decision’ he’s had to make in office.

Friday morning, Floyd County sheriff’s candidate Tom Caldwell joined us on the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM to talk about his exit a week earlier and what’s next. Caldwell is continuing his campaign for sheriff, running as a Republican. In the interview, which is available above, Caldwell says he did not campaign… Read more

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Politics: If campaign contributions were votes, it would be a Republican landslide in local House, Senate races.

Politics: If campaign contributions were votes, it would be a Republican landslide in local House, Senate races.

Campaign finance reports are in and for the six candidates on the fall ballot for two seats in the state Senate and one in the state House, a lot of the contributions are from political action committees. In fact, few individual donations of more than $100 are shown in the reports filed with the state… Read more

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Georgia’s U.S. senators on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Georgia’s U.S. senators on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  On radio: Mark Cochran of Cevian Design Lab, an avid watcher of the Supreme Court of the United States, joins us at 8:10 this morning on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM/online at wrga.streamon.fm with his reaction to Trump’s pick for the next justice.  U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., on Brett Kavanaugh nomination… Read more

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Updated: Floyd Sheriff: Chief Deputy Tom Caldwell dismissed for “conduct unbecoming an officer” after reportedly campaigning while on duty. Caldwell to continue his campaign for Sheriff in 2020.

Updated: Floyd Sheriff: Chief Deputy Tom Caldwell dismissed for “conduct unbecoming an officer” after reportedly campaigning while on duty. Caldwell to continue his campaign for Sheriff in 2020.

Update: Tom Caldwell issued the statement below Friday afternoon announcing his intentions to continue his campaign for Floyd Sheriff in 2020. From Floyd County Sheriff Tim Burkhalter: Today Floyd County Sheriff Chief Deputy Tom Caldwell was relieved of Command by me for Conduct unbecoming of an officer. Chief Deputy Caldwell had been ordered directly by me… Read more

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Politics: Nearly 200 advance voters in Floyd. Bartow and Gordon see higher than expected turnout for first week of voting.

Politics: Nearly 200 advance voters in Floyd. Bartow and Gordon see higher than expected turnout for first week of voting.

  As of noon Friday, total of 22 advance voters: That makes 197 total early voters since the start of voting on Monday. Friday’s final numbers were not available by the end of the day. Voting resumes Monday through July 20, on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at both Floyd County Administration building… Read more

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