Category Archives: Politics

Politics: Chief Magistrate Judge W. Gene Richardson announces bid for a new term.

Politics: Chief Magistrate Judge W. Gene Richardson announces bid for a new term.

  Media release: Today, Judge W. Gene Richardson announced for re-election to his post as Chief Magistrate of Floyd County. Judge Richardson has served as the Chief Magistrate of Floyd County since being appointed to the position by the judges of the Floyd County Superior Court in 2010. In announcing for re-election, Judge Richardson noted:… Read more

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Politics: Advance voting for presidential primary starts two weeks from today. Where to vote; sample ballots. Plus: Election calendar.

Politics: Advance voting for presidential primary starts two weeks from today. Where to vote; sample ballots. Plus: Election calendar.

  Early voting for the presidential preference begins two weeks from today and it will be a little different than what you’re used to from past elections. First, we’ll be using the new voting machines which really aren’t all that different from the previous ones. Please click the above box to hear our podcast with… Read more

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Politics:  Democrat Shonna Bailey announces her candidacy for the Floyd County Commission Post 3 seat. 

Politics: Democrat Shonna Bailey announces her candidacy for the Floyd County Commission Post 3 seat. 

  Media release: Local business owner Shonna Bailey announces her candidacy for the Floyd County Commission Post 3.  Ms. Bailey is the first Democrat to announce for the post and hopes to unseat incumbent Republican Allison Watters in November. Ms. Bailey owns Shonna Bailey Real Estate Consulting and has been a local Realtor for over… Read more

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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… Read more

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14th Congressional District scorecard: Nine Republicans are in the hunt for Northwest Georgia seat. And one Democrat. Who’s who.

14th Congressional District scorecard: Nine Republicans are in the hunt for Northwest Georgia seat. And one Democrat. Who’s who.

Good luck finding many differences among the nine Republicans who’ve announced plans to run for the seat in Congress that Tom Graves will give up at year’s end. In the past 48 hours, three more candidates stepped forward, joining what already has been a surprisingly “chippy” race. In their announcement statements or separate appearances at… Read more

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Republican Andy Gunther of Bremen joins 14th Congressional District race; seventh GOP candidate to declare.

Republican Andy Gunther of Bremen joins 14th Congressional District race; seventh GOP candidate to declare.

In context: Announced House District 14 congressional candidates as of Feb. 6 (alphabetical order): Republicans: John Barge of Kingston,  Ben Bullock of Dallas, Dr. John Cowan of Rome, Kevin Cooke of Carrollton, Clayton Fuller of Lookout Mountain, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Alpharetta, Andy Gunther of Bremen. Bill Hembree and  Kyle Perkins of Dallas. The seat is being vacated… Read more

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Make that eight: Bill Hembree joins GOP race for 14th Congressional District seat.

Make that eight: Bill Hembree joins GOP race for 14th Congressional District seat.

In context: Announced House District 14 congressional candidates as of Feb. 6 (alphabetical order): Republicans: John Barge of Kingston,  Ben Bullock of Dallas, Dr. John Cowan of Rome, Kevin Cooke of Carrollton, Clayton Fuller of Lookout Mountain, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Alpharetta, Andy Gunther of Bremen. Bill Hembree and  Kyle Perkins of Dallas. The seat is being vacated… Read more

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No. 9 in the GOP hunt: John Barge of Kingston, former state school superintendent, running for Congress.

No. 9 in the GOP hunt: John Barge of Kingston, former state school superintendent, running for Congress.

  In context: Announced House District 14 congressional candidates as of Feb. 6 (alphabetical order): Republicans: John Barge of Kingston,  Ben Bullock of Dallas, Dr. John Cowan of Rome, Kevin Cooke of Carrollton, Clayton Fuller of Lookout Mountain, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Alpharetta, Andy Gunther of Bremen. Bill Hembree and  Kyle Perkins of Dallas. The seat is being… Read more

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Politics: Latest test a success for Georgia’s new paper-ballot system; Floyd elections chief Robert Brady joins Druck Report podcast for more on the new machines on Friday.

Politics: Latest test a success for Georgia’s new paper-ballot system; Floyd elections chief Robert Brady joins Druck Report podcast for more on the new machines on Friday.

  Posting Friday: Floyd County Elections Chief Robert Brady joins us on The Druck Report podcast to talk about the new machines, what to expect when you vote in the presidential primary and in the May 19 state/local primary. We’re delaying the recording until Friday morning because of today’s weather threats. Quick video primer on… Read more

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Majority of U.S. Senate — including both from Georgia — vote ‘not guilty’ on two articles of impeachment facing Trump.

Majority of U.S. Senate — including both from Georgia — vote ‘not guilty’ on two articles of impeachment facing Trump.

Amid two roll-call votes, members of the U.S. Senate stood as their names were called and answered,simply, guilty or not guilty. In less than an hour, the Senate has found Donald Trump “not guilty” of two articles of impeachment that had been forwarded by the House. On the abuse of power count, Trump was acquitted… Read more

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Politics: Link to the Trump’s State of the Union address. Latest from Iowa Caucuses. Davis on GPB this morning commenting on both.  Floyd Democrats meet Thursday.

Politics: Link to the Trump’s State of the Union address. Latest from Iowa Caucuses. Davis on GPB this morning commenting on both. Floyd Democrats meet Thursday.

From C-SPAN: State of the Union and Democratic Response. (Please click above) Iowa Caucus results: It took many more hours than expected but the results from the Iowa Caucus finally began to flow Tuesday evening. Click here for the latest. Iowa, Republican vote: With 99 percent reporting, 39 delegates for Donald Trump, 1 for Bill… Read more

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Politics: The story out of Iowa so far — Trump wins GOP side; still no Democratic results. Taco House update. Local election updates.

Politics: The story out of Iowa so far — Trump wins GOP side; still no Democratic results. Taco House update. Local election updates.

The Iowa Caucuses: Republicans: Trump wins the GOP side. Democrats: Still no updates at 5:50 a.m. Click back for results. From the Associated Press: Problems with a mobile app appeared to force a delay in reporting the results of the Iowa caucuses, leaving the campaigns, voters and the media in election limbo. The Iowa Democratic Party said… Read more

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Letter: Sheriff Tim Burkhalter to ‘Second Amendment’ post writer — ‘I challenge you to step up and swear that oath to our military or I have 18 open positions … then you can assist me and the other Georgia sheriffs in defending 2A as well as the other rights afforded by the Bill of Rights.’

Letter: Sheriff Tim Burkhalter to ‘Second Amendment’ post writer — ‘I challenge you to step up and swear that oath to our military or I have 18 open positions … then you can assist me and the other Georgia sheriffs in defending 2A as well as the other rights afforded by the Bill of Rights.’

  The following is a letter written by Floyd County Sheriff Tim Burkhalter in response to an unsigned post on a Facebook page supporting the Second Amendment that attack Burkhalter as being “soft” on gun rights. The post was in retaliation of the sheriff’s endorsement of another candidate in the 14th Congressional District House race… Read more

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Update: Comment from Taco House. About last week’s County Commission resolution and what it said. Burkhalter bites back. Iowa Caucus today; results tonight.

Update: Comment from Taco House. About last week’s County Commission resolution and what it said. Burkhalter bites back. Iowa Caucus today; results tonight.

Second Amendment disagreements continue: There’s some debate on what the Floyd County Commission approved at its Jan. 28 meeting. First, it was not a document endorsing a “Second Amendment Sanctuary.” As stated above, it was an affirmation of the commission’s support of the Constitution. The resolution appears above, in full. Burkhalter bites back: A week… Read more

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At least 35 people take a closer look at the new voting machines we’ll begin using a month from today as advance voting starts in the presidential primaries.

At least 35 people take a closer look at the new voting machines we’ll begin using a month from today as advance voting starts in the presidential primaries.

From the League: 35 eligible voters previewed the new voting machines on Saturday. There is still time to test drive the equipment during business hours at the Floyd County Board of Elections and Voter Registration, 12 E. Fourth Ave., Suite 20, 706-291-5167. When will you use the new machines? Starting next month Presidential Primary on March… Read more

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Trump impeachment trial: Senate votes no to witnesses, acquittal vote scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. Updates from Perdue and Loeffler.

Trump impeachment trial: Senate votes no to witnesses, acquittal vote scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. Updates from Perdue and Loeffler.

From ABC News: The Senate votes 51-49 against allowing witnesses at Trump impeachment trial. A member of the Senate’s GOP leadership, Sen. Roy Blunt, said a final vote on acquittal was set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, the day after Trump is scheduled to come to the Capitol to deliver his State of the Union Address. The… Read more

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Politics: Video shows how to use new voting machines; demonstration set for Saturday in Rome as well. Trump Rally set for Saturday afternoon in Calhoun.

Politics: Video shows how to use new voting machines; demonstration set for Saturday in Rome as well. Trump Rally set for Saturday afternoon in Calhoun.

Secure the Vote from GA SOS on Vimeo. The two-minute video shows you how the new process works. We’ll use the new voting machines during the presidential primary on March 24. Please join the League of Women Voters of Rome-Floyd and Floyd County Chief Elections Clerk Robert Brady for a demonstration of the new Dominion… Read more

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