Category Archives: Politics

Politics: State investigation into Floyd’s May 22 primary vote continues. What to know about the July 24 runoff (three GOP seats, one Democratic).

Politics: State investigation into Floyd’s May 22 primary vote continues. What to know about the July 24 runoff (three GOP seats, one Democratic).

POLITICS State investigation continues into May 22 voting: The Secretary of State’s Office reports that the investigation is “ongoing and continuing” into concerns about some wrong ballots were handled in the advance voting and day-of voting in the primary. At issue: Some city of Rome  ballots had Floyd County School Board races on them. The… Read more

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Buzz: Floyd Democrats hold Pimento Cheese-Off. One Community United dinner is Thursday.

Buzz: Floyd Democrats hold Pimento Cheese-Off. One Community United dinner is Thursday.

The Floyd County Democratic Party will hold its Second Annual Pimento Cheese-Off on Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. at the community room of Northwest Georgia Housing Authority, 560 N. Division St. Bring your best pimento cheese recipe to share. Attendees will vote on the winner!  Breads and crackers, other snacks, and beverages will be provided.… Read more

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The real political story dominating the rest of 2018 is the sizzling sheriff’s race — in 2020. Two candidates have declared; we could see five more.

The real political story dominating the rest of 2018 is the sizzling sheriff’s race — in 2020. Two candidates have declared; we could see five more.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net  We are still two years away from the 2020 election for Floyd County Sheriff, but with two candidates already declared and more expected to come, it already is the talk of the town. Sheriff Tim Burkhalter, who was first elected in 2004, has announced his retirement effective December 2020. The newly elected… Read more

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Politics: Two years out from the primary, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office race already is sizzling.

Politics: Two years out from the primary, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office race already is sizzling.

  If you thought the recent superior court judge race was something, get ready for a contest that will make it look like the minor leagues. The contest to be the next sheriff of Floyd County is going to be one for the books. While simmering for months following Chief Deputy Tom Caldwell’s intent to… Read more

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Politics: Capt. Dave Roberson announces bid for Floyd County Sheriff in 2020.

  Media release: Capt. Dave Roberson, supervisor for field services at the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, will run for sheriff when Tim Burkhalter’s term expires in 2020. “I’ve been approached by many coworkers, community leaders, and friends who have encouraged me, and I’m humbled by the support I’ve already received,” said Roberson. “I will work hard… Read more

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Updated with audio interview with Secretary of State’s Office on the investigation into Floyd County’s ballot issue.

Updated with audio interview with Secretary of State’s Office on the investigation into Floyd County’s ballot issue.

ON RADIO: Candice Broce of the Secretary of State’s Office joined us on Thursday’s Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM to discuss the Floyd County ballot issue. Please click the above file to hear that interview. The Georgia Secretary of State’s office has opened an investigation into the ballot errors found by local voters during absentee,… Read more

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Election results: Why Wetherington easily won the superior court seat by a 58.4-41.6% margin over Matson. Statewide, Cagle-Kemp runoff on July 24; winner faces Abrams waltzes to the Democratic nomination for governor.

Election results: Why Wetherington easily won the superior court seat by a 58.4-41.6% margin over Matson. Statewide, Cagle-Kemp runoff on July 24; winner faces Abrams waltzes to the Democratic nomination for governor.

  RADIO: Kay Ann Wetherington will join us at 8:40 this morning on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM or online at wrga.streamon.fm In the end, it wasn’t as close as most of us predicted. Veteran Assistant District Attorney Kay Ann Wetherington easily defeated challenger Emily Matson by a 5,810-4,125 vote margin (58.42-41.58… Read more

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4 p.m. update: Latest look at how voting is going at local precincts. Voting continues until 7 p.m. Complete results here this evening.

4 p.m. update: Latest look at how voting is going at local precincts. Voting continues until 7 p.m. Complete results here this evening.

Updates on Voting / Interviews with the judicial candidates / Sample ballots More precincts: Mount Alto South: Bill reports around 290 had voted by 3 p.m. Tuesday, one of the larger turnouts we’ve heard so far today. (Fellowship Baptist Church, Burnett Ferry Road).   Time to vote: Precincts open  until 7 p.m. Don’t know where… Read more

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Politics: Advance voting ends with 2,574 votes in Floyd. Lower than expected turnout in Bartow with 1,652 voters. Precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Politics: Advance voting ends with 2,574 votes in Floyd. Lower than expected turnout in Bartow with 1,652 voters. Precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday.

491 advance voters on Friday; the busiest day this election cycle: The largest day of this cycle’s advance vote occurred Friday with 491 votes cast with 230 downtown, 140 at the Rome Civic Center and 121 at Garden Lakes Baptist Church. The cumulative total since April 30 now stands at 2,574 votes. What’s trending: A look… Read more

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Politics: 1,586 advance votes through Tuesday; Wednesday-Friday are the final days to vote early. Precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 22.

Politics: 1,586 advance votes through Tuesday; Wednesday-Friday are the final days to vote early. Precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 22.

222 advance voters on Tuesday; best day this election: The largest day yet in advance vote occurred Tuesday with 222 votes cast with almost 100 downtown and 124 basically split by the two other locations.  The cumulative total since April 30 now stands at 1,586 votes.   What to know about week three of advance… Read more

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Politics: 840 advance voters so far. You can vote this Saturday and Sunday, too. 67% of early vote is Republican. Floyd GOP plans primary results party May 22. Governor signs Dempsey bills.

Politics: 840 advance voters so far. You can vote this Saturday and Sunday, too. 67% of early vote is Republican. Floyd GOP plans primary results party May 22. Governor signs Dempsey bills.

At least 136 advance voters on Wednesday: Day eight of advance voting was another busy one — 136 votes through 5 p.m.That boosts the Floyd County total to 840 votes since April 30. Please remember weekend voting this Saturday and Sunday at the elections office from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days. Other counties will… Read more

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2018 voting guide: What you need to know about advance voting, sample ballots and other updates.

2018 voting guide: What you need to know about advance voting, sample ballots and other updates.

Updates on Advance Voting / Interviews with the judicial candidates / Political meetings / Sample ballots MEET THE JUDICIAL CANDIDATES Radio: Listen to judicial candidates Emily Matson and Kay Ann Wetherington from Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM. We’ve attached links to audio versions of our interviews with the candidates; together, they last… Read more

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Politics: 459 advance voters during first week of voting; sites open again next week from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Politics: 459 advance voters during first week of voting; sites open again next week from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

  92 advance voters on Friday: That’s 459 advance voters this week who visited either the elections office in downtown Rome or the voting station at Garden Lakes Baptist Church. Both locations are will be open again next week from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more on the election news — including sample ballots… Read more

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Politics: Advance voting starts Monday. Meet the candidates (interviews plus upcoming meetings).

Politics: Advance voting starts Monday. Meet the candidates (interviews plus upcoming meetings).

Updates on Advance Voting / Interviews with the judicial candidates / Political meetings / Sample ballots   You’ll get your first chance to vote in the primary on Monday.  Advance voting begins at the Floyd County Administration Building and at Garden Lakes Baptist Church, 2200 Redmond Circle NW, at 8 a.m. Monday,  and continues weekdays… Read more

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Updated Politics: Listen to our interviews with judicial hopefuls Matson, Wetherington from Hometown Radio on WRGA. Plus: GHC’s Community Watch with both candidates.

Updated Politics: Listen to our interviews with judicial hopefuls Matson, Wetherington from Hometown Radio on WRGA. Plus: GHC’s Community Watch with both candidates.

    Judicial candidates Emily Matson and Kay Ann Wetherington joined us in studio for the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on Thursday, April 26, on WRGA 98.7 FM. Please listen to the interviews by clicking the above SoundCloud graphics. Also, please see Natalie Simms’ profiles of both candidates on Hometown’s web site at clicking here. Community Watch, the… Read more

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