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Politics: District 14 GOP hopefuls John Cowan, Marjorie Taylor Greene in  televised debate July 19-20. Floyd Democrats set virtual meeting for Thursday.

Politics: District 14 GOP hopefuls John Cowan, Marjorie Taylor Greene in televised debate July 19-20. Floyd Democrats set virtual meeting for Thursday.

District 14 GOP hopefuls John Cowan, Majorie Taylor Greene in televised debate July 19-20:  The Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series will host primary election runoff debates for Congressional District 14. The debate series will take place on Sunday, July 19. All debates will live stream in partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting. The debates will be… Read more

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Politics: Rome’s Wendy Davis re-elected to 4-year term on Democratic National Committee.

Politics: Rome’s Wendy Davis re-elected to 4-year term on Democratic National Committee.

Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis has been re-elected to a third term on the Democratic National Committee following Saturday’s Democratic Party of Georgia state committee meeting. Davis was one of five selected to the DNC out of group of 17 candidates, each giving a 10-minute speech before members voted. “I’m honored to have received overwhelming… Read more

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Politics: Georgia’s 2020 Legislative session ends, wrap-up of what passed and what didn’t make it through. Kemp signs Hate Crimes bill Friday afternoon.

Politics: Georgia’s 2020 Legislative session ends, wrap-up of what passed and what didn’t make it through. Kemp signs Hate Crimes bill Friday afternoon.

  The 2020 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly ended late Friday evening. Lawmakers were forced to recess in March due to the pandemic, but reconvened for its 30th legislative day on June 15. Among some of the biggest items to pass was a new Hate Crimes Bill (see more below) and a state… Read more

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Politics: As Aug. 11 runoff ticks closer, some answers to your questions about who can and can’t vote in the sheriff’s, U.S. House races.

Politics: As Aug. 11 runoff ticks closer, some answers to your questions about who can and can’t vote in the sheriff’s, U.S. House races.

With a critical local primary runoff set for Aug. 11, we’ve received some questions on who can vote and when. Here are the answers, courtesy of the Georgia Secretary of State’s office: Q: Do I have to vote again if I voted in June? A: Georgia voters are encouraged to vote early and often. The Aug.… Read more

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State’s ‘Hate Crimes’ bill needs only Kemp’s signature to become law after passage Tuesday by House, Senate. Yes votes: Hufstetler, Dempsey, Kelley, Lumsden. No votes: Heath, Gambill, Scoggins, Barton, Jasperse.

State’s ‘Hate Crimes’ bill needs only Kemp’s signature to become law after passage Tuesday by House, Senate. Yes votes: Hufstetler, Dempsey, Kelley, Lumsden. No votes: Heath, Gambill, Scoggins, Barton, Jasperse.

    Georgia’s hate crimes bill lacks only Gov. Brian Kemp’s signature from becoming law. Tuesday, the state Houe vote 127-38 in favor HB 426. The Senate vote: 47 to 6 in favor. A statement from Kemp media spokeswoman included: “@GovKemp commends the General Assembly’s bipartisan work and will sign House Bill 426 pending legal review.” While… Read more

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Update: Hice withdraws support of Greene, labels ‘statements appalling and deeply troubling.’ Latest fallout from Politico review of Facebook posts. Greene blames ‘fake news media, DC swamp.’

Update: Hice withdraws support of Greene, labels ‘statements appalling and deeply troubling.’ Latest fallout from Politico review of Facebook posts. Greene blames ‘fake news media, DC swamp.’

From the AJC: U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, an early supporter of Marjorie Taylor Greene’s bid for Congress, has abruptly changed his mind, according to the AJC. Hice is quoted as follows: “In the midst of these difficult times, it is more important than ever before that we have leaders in Washington who can heal our… Read more

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Politics: GPB’s Capitol Report looks at the first day back for the General Assembly.

Politics: GPB’s Capitol Report looks at the first day back for the General Assembly.

  Aug. 11 runoff ballot: Floyd County Sheriff, Republican Tom Caldwell Dave Roberson U.S. House, District 14: John Cowan Marjorie Taylor Greene KEY ELECTION DATES July 20: Advance voting begins for runoff, ends Aug. 7. Aug. 11: Primary runoff. Nov. 3: General election. Read more

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Politics: CNN looks at QAnon leanings of House candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene; her reply, ‘I won’t let them (NW Georgians) be bullied by the hate America leftists at CNN.’

Politics: CNN looks at QAnon leanings of House candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene; her reply, ‘I won’t let them (NW Georgians) be bullied by the hate America leftists at CNN.’

The 14th Congressional District runoff — already a favorite among national media from Fox to The Daily Beast — is getting more time in the spotlight. On Friday, a CNN political columnist expanded on candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene’s comments about QAnon, described by the cable news outlet as “a broad-scale internet-based conspiracy theory begun in… Read more

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Politics: As runoff begins, Roberson picks up endorsement from Kilgo in sheriff’s race vs. Caldwell; Barge backs Cowan in U.S. House showdown with Greene.

Politics: As runoff begins, Roberson picks up endorsement from Kilgo in sheriff’s race vs. Caldwell; Barge backs Cowan in U.S. House showdown with Greene.

That was fast: Just hours after the final votes were counted and a runoff in the Republican sheriff’s race certain, Ronnie Kilgo announced his support for Dave Roberson. Kilgo finished third in the primary while Roberson took first place with Tom Caldwell in second place. With no Democratic opposition, the Republican winner takes over as… Read more

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Updated Floyd results: Absentees push Caldwell, Roberson into Aug. 11 runoff for Floyd County sheriff. No changes to other races.

Updated Floyd results: Absentees push Caldwell, Roberson into Aug. 11 runoff for Floyd County sheriff. No changes to other races.

  Dave Roberson, Tom Caldwell in Aug. 11 runoff to be Floyd County’s next sheriff. There were enough votes in those absentee ballots counted late Wednesday to push the three-candidate Republican sheriff’s battle into overtime. The early vote had sheriff’s Maj. Dave Roberson with more than 52 percent of the ballots cast. But absentees added… Read more

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Politics: Floyd Commission Chair Scotty Hancock calls out Secretary of State who blamed local offices for election chaos: ‘This problem has stemmed from faulty equipment that was provided from your office.’ And then …

Politics: Floyd Commission Chair Scotty Hancock calls out Secretary of State who blamed local offices for election chaos: ‘This problem has stemmed from faulty equipment that was provided from your office.’ And then …

  The above post, from the Georgia Secretary of State’s office before noon on Wednesday was bound to cause issues. Local governments were quick to respond and you can now add Floyd County to that list. Below is a letter from County Commission Chairman Scotty Hancock basically putting the blame right back were it belongs… Read more

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Software issue delayed Floyd vote. Floyd precinct worker who just volunteered Monday describes Tuesday’s day-long chaos.

Software issue delayed Floyd vote. Floyd precinct worker who just volunteered Monday describes Tuesday’s day-long chaos.

  Election Day issues What it was like at the Howell precinct at Flint Hill Baptist Church in southern Floyd County: The following was written by Zach Plants, a recent graduate of Maryville College as well as a Rome High and Saint Mary’s Catholic School graduate. He’ll enter the Candler School of Theology at Emory… Read more

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Bartow, it’s a final: SPLOST passes. Winners: Sheriff Clark Millsap, Coroner Joel Guyton, Board of Education incumbent Anna Sullivan, Butch Emerson.

Bartow, it’s a final: SPLOST passes. Winners: Sheriff Clark Millsap, Coroner Joel Guyton, Board of Education incumbent Anna Sullivan, Butch Emerson.

  LATEST RESULTS 1 p.m. Wednesday: Link to results: Secretary of State: Results for Bartow County A look at the contested races: State Representative, District 16 Jennifer L. Hulsey: 428 votes, 28.5% Trey Kelley (Incumbent): 1,073 votes, 71.5% Winner will face Democrat Lyndsay Arrendale in General Election (November) Sheriff (Republican) James (JJ) Jones, Sr.: 4,806… Read more

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Gordon/final. Greene tops Cowan in House. Bruce Potts wins County Commission. Bobby Hall, Christie Owens Fox win BOE seats. James Carver wins Coroner.

Gordon/final. Greene tops Cowan in House. Bruce Potts wins County Commission. Bobby Hall, Christie Owens Fox win BOE seats. James Carver wins Coroner.

Results are counted in Gordon County. Total votes cast in Gordon County is 7,933. In U.S. House, District 14 race, Marjorie Taylor Greene took 40% of Gordon County vote followed by John Cowan with 27.89%. In County Commission race, R. Bruce Potts, Jr. wins with 51.71% (3148 votes) over Incumbent Norris Sexton with 38% (2314… Read more

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Polk final results: Tillery, Thaxton win new terms. Brazier new probate judge. Kelley over Hulsey in state House; Austin, Anavitarte in Senate runoff; Greene carries Polk.

Polk final results: Tillery, Thaxton win new terms. Brazier new probate judge. Kelley over Hulsey in state House; Austin, Anavitarte in Senate runoff; Greene carries Polk.

  LATEST RESULTS: Link to results: Polk County Results Secretary of state: Results State Senate, District 31 (Republican) / Polk Austin, Anavitarte will be in the Aug. 11 runoff. Jason Anavitarte, 2,074 Boyd Austin, 2,663 Robert “Bobby” Mehan, 1,100 Bobby Wilson, 667 State Representative, District 16 (Republican) / Polk Jennifer L. Hulsey, 2,633 Trey Kelley… Read more

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