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Floyd Elections Board agrees to let elections clerk resign rather than press announced termination; search continues for a replacement.

Floyd Elections Board agrees to let elections clerk resign rather than press announced termination; search continues for a replacement.

  The Floyd County Board of Elections has agreed to change the termination of elections chief Robert Brady into a scenario where he’ll be allowed to resign. The board held a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday to review “personnel matters.” The outcome was the announced change, termination to resignation, which all comes as a search… Read more

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Election ‘reform’ or ‘Jim Crow 2.0’? Now the courts will decide as Northwest Georgia delegation joins legislative majority in passing voter changes; Kemp signed it the same afternoon.

Election ‘reform’ or ‘Jim Crow 2.0’? Now the courts will decide as Northwest Georgia delegation joins legislative majority in passing voter changes; Kemp signed it the same afternoon.

  In they voted: Senate: Chuck Hufstetler, R-Rome, and Bruce Thompson, R-White, voted in favor with the majority. (34 to 20). House: Katie Dempsey, Matt Gambill, Trey Kelley, Eddie Lumsden, Mitchell Scoggins voted in favor with the majority (100-75). GPB News reports: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday signed a massive overhaul of election laws,… Read more

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David Nahmias to become next Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Georgia. Michael P. Boggs to become Presiding Justice.

David Nahmias to become next Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Georgia. Michael P. Boggs to become Presiding Justice.

  Media release: Presiding Justice David E. Nahmias was unanimously elected by his colleagues today to become the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia. He will succeed Chief Justice Harold D. Melton, who will resign from the Court on July 1, 2021 after 16 years of distinguished service as a justice. The Court… Read more

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As state Senate approves proposal to end ‘no excuse’ absentee balloting, Hufstetler among 4 GOP members not voting. ‘I hope to be able to vote for it when it comes back’ to the Senate, he says.

As state Senate approves proposal to end ‘no excuse’ absentee balloting, Hufstetler among 4 GOP members not voting. ‘I hope to be able to vote for it when it comes back’ to the Senate, he says.

While the Senate passed the proposal to end “no excuse” absentee voting, four senators — including Rome’s Chuck Hufstetler — were excused from the vote. Also opting out, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan. Said Hufstetler, R-52, in a comment Tuesday morning: “I was off the flooring working on a finance bill. They had the votes (to… Read more

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In November’s presidential election, 75% of Floyd voters cast ballots in advance or absentee. On Monday, local legislators unanimously supported drop box restrictions, more ID for absentees and reduced weekend voting.

In November’s presidential election, 75% of Floyd voters cast ballots in advance or absentee. On Monday, local legislators unanimously supported drop box restrictions, more ID for absentees and reduced weekend voting.

  Northwest Georgia’s House members were unanimous in supporting the vote restrict drop boxes,  require identification for absentee voting and reduce weekend voting. Their votes come after all three were widely accepted in the Nov. 3 general election. Per the Secretary of State’s office report on election totals for the Trump/Biden vote: In Floyd County,… Read more

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Senate votes 57-43 to impeach Trump on charges of inciting Capitol riot but falls short of needed 67 votes. Ossoff, Warnock voted to impeach.

Senate votes 57-43 to impeach Trump on charges of inciting Capitol riot but falls short of needed 67 votes. Ossoff, Warnock voted to impeach.

U.S. Senate votes to acquit former President Donald Trump in second impeachment trial. Vote: 57 guilty, 43 not guilty. Two-thirds vote of 67 was needed to find him guilty. Form the AJC: The latest impeachment charge — authored by U.S. Reps. David Cicilline of Rhode Island, Jamie Raskin of Maryland and Ted Lieu of California — alleged… Read more

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First Democrat announces bid to unseat Greene in 2022. Move comes hours after House votes to remove Greene from committees. 11 Republicans joined Democrats. Loudermilk votes no.

First Democrat announces bid to unseat Greene in 2022. Move comes hours after House votes to remove Greene from committees. 11 Republicans joined Democrats. Loudermilk votes no.

THE LATEST Let’s bring the fight against extremism. I’m running to represent Georgia Congressional District 14. Follow me and donate to our campaign. Together we can bring civility back to our political discourse. https://t.co/Yt641L5L8F — Marcus Flowers For Georgia (@MarcusO_Flowers) February 5, 2021 Just hours after Greene’s expulsion from two House committees, the first public… Read more

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Politics: Cartersville Sen. Bruce Thompson eyeing labor commissioner’s post? Rosemary Greene named Bartow-Gordon superior court judge. SNL laser-focused on the other Greene.

Politics: Cartersville Sen. Bruce Thompson eyeing labor commissioner’s post? Rosemary Greene named Bartow-Gordon superior court judge. SNL laser-focused on the other Greene.

We’ve picked up word that state Sen. Bruce Thompson is preparing a possible run for state Labor Commissioner — a job now held by fellow Republican Mark Butler. A few GOP insiders told us Thompson, a military veteran and insurance agent from the northwest Georgia city of White, was calling activists and donors about a potential… Read more

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Commentary: Northwest Georgia created a political Frankenstein now in the national spotlight. What will we do about it?

Commentary: Northwest Georgia created a political Frankenstein now in the national spotlight. What will we do about it?

  There’s a click you can make on Facebook that allows you to “unfollow” someone but stay friends. It lets you avoid the rhetoric you’d rather not see but still have access to the person in case there’s a need or a reason to be in touch in rhe future. That’s been our policy with Marjorie… Read more

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Committee assignments for the local legislative delegation for this session.

Committee assignments for the local legislative delegation for this session.

  Below are the House committee assignments and how the Northwest Georgia delegation did. Full list. House Majority Whip: Trey Kelley, R-Cedartown Human Resources.  Katie Dempsey, R-Rome, chair Insurance, Eddie Lumsden, R-Armuchee, chair. Members, Matthew Gambill, R-Cartersville Economic Development and Tourism, Matthew Gambill, vice chair Members: Dempsey Judiciary, Mitchell Scoggins, R-Cartersville, secretary. Special Committee on Access… Read more

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Joe Biden, Kamala Harris inaugurated. Biden: ‘We have never, ever, ever failed in America when we have acted together. And so today, at this time and in this place, let us start afresh. All of us.’

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris inaugurated. Biden: ‘We have never, ever, ever failed in America when we have acted together. And so today, at this time and in this place, let us start afresh. All of us.’

    President Joe Biden’s inaugural address:  THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages America… Read more

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They’re official: Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock sworn in as members of the U.S. Senate representing Georgia.

They’re official: Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock sworn in as members of the U.S. Senate representing Georgia.

Above: From left, Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., is sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris (to his front left) as was Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., far right, on Wednesday afternoon. Below: Watch  video of the swearing in. It comes toward the end of the video. From Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga.: Today, as I was sworn… Read more

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Politics: Sterling believes voter dropoff in our area, North Georgia ‘cost the GOP two Senate seats.’ Ossoff, Warnock to be sworn in this week.

Politics: Sterling believes voter dropoff in our area, North Georgia ‘cost the GOP two Senate seats.’ Ossoff, Warnock to be sworn in this week.

The drop off in GOP turnout from Nov to Jan was driven by Trump and most prominently in areas represented by Doug Collins and Marjorie Taylor Greene. These folks cost the GOP two senate seats and control of the Senate. Giving Biden and Dems a free hand. #gapol pic.twitter.com/TnmuV1CO9U — Gabriel Sterling (@GabrielSterling) January 16,… Read more

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House votes 232-197 to impeach Trump; Georgia’s delegation votes along party lines: 8 GOP ‘nay;’ 6 Democrats ‘yea.’ Trial moves to Senate next.

House votes 232-197 to impeach Trump; Georgia’s delegation votes along party lines: 8 GOP ‘nay;’ 6 Democrats ‘yea.’ Trial moves to Senate next.

  The Georgia Congressional Delegation voted along party lines (from House Clerk). 8 Republicans voted “nay;” 6 Democrats voted “yea.” Allen Republican Georgia NAY Bishop (GA) Democratic Georgia YEA Bourdeaux Democratic Georgia YEA Carter (GA) Republican Georgia NAY Clyde Republican Georgia NAY Ferguson Republican Georgia NAY Greene (GA) Republican Georgia NAY Hice (GA) Republican Georgia… Read more

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