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Health Department offering free HIV tests, other resources Wednesday on World AIDS Day. Floyd Republican Women meet Dec. 7 at Coosa Country Club.

Health Department offering free HIV tests, other resources Wednesday on World AIDS Day. Floyd Republican Women meet Dec. 7 at Coosa Country Club.

Each Dec. 1 is set aside as World AIDS Day and this year, the health department is offering free HIV testing as well as other information and resources. For more: CDC The Floyd County Republican Women will meet Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Coosa Country Club on Branham Avenue. Guests must RSVP by Dec. 3rd… Read more

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More changes to the elections system: Kemp signs bills abolishing current elections board, replacing it with a 5-member group: 2 Democrats, 2 Republicans and a County Commission appointee.

More changes to the elections system: Kemp signs bills abolishing current elections board, replacing it with a 5-member group: 2 Democrats, 2 Republicans and a County Commission appointee.

  Context: Earlier this year, the Georgia Legislature altered the state’s voting laws following massive turnout and the state’s stunning majority vote for Joe Biden as well as the subsequent election of two U.S. senators, both Democrats. This week, the Republican-dominated state House and Senate abolished Floyd County’s three-member elections board, replacing it with a… Read more

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Rome Commission: Doss, Quick, Beeman win three seats on Ward 2. School board: Collins, Jackson, Byington, Davis, Fisher, Uldrick and newcomer Pascha Burge win seven seats. Turnout was lousy (12.8%). Also: regional results.

Rome Commission: Doss, Quick, Beeman win three seats on Ward 2. School board: Collins, Jackson, Byington, Davis, Fisher, Uldrick and newcomer Pascha Burge win seven seats. Turnout was lousy (12.8%). Also: regional results.

Below: Results from Rome, Cave Spring, Cartersville, other cities. City Commission: Incumbents Jamie Doss and Randy Quick won new four-year terms to represent Ward 2 in Tuesday’s election while former School Board member Elaina Beeman took the third seat being vacated by Wendy Davis at year’s end as she runs for U.S. House District 14.… Read more

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Election Day: Moderate turnout so far today; precincts close at 7 p.m. Also: Injunction filed seeking records for voting equipment testing; paper work released.

Election Day: Moderate turnout so far today; precincts close at 7 p.m. Also: Injunction filed seeking records for voting equipment testing; paper work released.

Below: Election calendar / Taped candidate forums / Nov. 2 ballots THE LATEST 2:20 p.m. Longtime contributor was no. 128 at Town Rome. 1:34 p.m. Rome insurance salesman Mark Swanson has filed an injunction seeking access to records of the recent “logic and accuracy” testing for voting machines used this election cycle. The Board of… Read more

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Campaign Watch: What to know as precincts open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday for city elections.

Campaign Watch: What to know as precincts open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday for city elections.

Below: Election calendar / Taped candidate forums / Nov. 2 ballots   What we’re watching for on Tuesday: Bullet voting. That is, voters picking a single, favorite candidate in the Ward 2 ballot to elect three city commissioners. Voters can pick their three top candidates from the field of six. However, by picking one and bypassing… Read more

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Campaign Watch: Rome School Board candidate forum tonight. Also: redistricting panel discussion.

Campaign Watch: Rome School Board candidate forum tonight. Also: redistricting panel discussion.

From the League: “Please join us for this virtual panel where we will discuss fair redistricting in Georgia. Questions may be submitted in advance to Terri Morgan at terrilmorgan1036@gmail.com. Speakers include: Lee Cagle, Professor, West Georgia University Jack Genberg, Senior Staff Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center Karen Davenport, Board Member, Fair Districts GA Register in… Read more

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Campaign Watch: Five candidate forums, one redistricting panel and seven days left to register to vote in Nov. 2 elections make for busy in local politics. ine and a look at the upcoming redistricting battle.

Campaign Watch: Five candidate forums, one redistricting panel and seven days left to register to vote in Nov. 2 elections make for busy in local politics. ine and a look at the upcoming redistricting battle.

From the League: “Please join us for this virtual panel where we will discuss fair redistricting in Georgia. Questions may be submitted in advance to Terri Morgan at terrilmorgan1036@gmail.com. Speakers include: Lee Cagle, Professor, West Georgia University Jack Genberg, Senior Staff Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center Karen Davenport, Board Member, Fair Districts GA Register in… Read more

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Campaign Watch: As legislative session now set for Nov. 3, ‘Fair Redistricting in Georgia’ Zoom discussion set for Sept. 28. Plus: Latest candidate forums; voter deadlines; Nov. 2  precinct change.

Campaign Watch: As legislative session now set for Nov. 3, ‘Fair Redistricting in Georgia’ Zoom discussion set for Sept. 28. Plus: Latest candidate forums; voter deadlines; Nov. 2 precinct change.

From the League: “Please join us for this virtual panel where we will discuss fair redistricting in Georgia. Questions may be submitted in advance to Terri Morgan at terrilmorgan1036@gmail.com. Speakers include: Lee Cagle, Professor, West Georgia University Jack Genberg, Senior Staff Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center Karen Davenport, Board Member, Fair Districts GA Register in… Read more

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Campaign Watch: Now posted — the NAACP’s forum with Rome City Commission candidates from Tuesday evening. Next up: More forums with the commission, School Board and Cave Spring hopefuls.

Campaign Watch: Now posted — the NAACP’s forum with Rome City Commission candidates from Tuesday evening. Next up: More forums with the commission, School Board and Cave Spring hopefuls.

  Tuesday: More than 60 people tuned in via Zoom to hear the NAACP’s Rome Branch sponsor a meet the candidates night for Rome City Commission candidates. A copy of the broadcast is now available from the chapter’s Facebook page. Please see below: NEXT: Sept. 28: One Community United presents a forum with Rome City Schools… Read more

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Campaign Watch: NAACP meeting the candidates night set for Tuesday; League of Women Voters offers candidate forums (by Zoom) for Rome City Commission, School Board and Cave Spring City Council

Campaign Watch: NAACP meeting the candidates night set for Tuesday; League of Women Voters offers candidate forums (by Zoom) for Rome City Commission, School Board and Cave Spring City Council

    Tuesday: NAACP’s Rome Branch sponsors meet the candidates (via Zoom) for Rome City Commission beginning at 5:30 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting Candidate names below. The League of Women Voters Rome-Floyd County is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting active informed participation of citizens in their government. To that aim, the public is invited… Read more

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Politics: Elections board meets at midday with a full agenda. Advance voting for municipal elections begins Oct. 12. Also 2022 election updates as GOP candidate enters House 14 race.

Politics: Elections board meets at midday with a full agenda. Advance voting for municipal elections begins Oct. 12. Also 2022 election updates as GOP candidate enters House 14 race.

  The Floyd County Board of Elections will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 14, in the Community Room located in the County Administration Building at 12 E. Fourth Ave. Caucus will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the meeting immediately following. Board members are scheduled to discuss the upcoming municipal elections as well as early voting. There’s also a closed… Read more

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Campaign Watch: Rally set for this morning to get state to reopen Rome Career Center, closed since the first wave of the pandemic.

Campaign Watch: Rally set for this morning to get state to reopen Rome Career Center, closed since the first wave of the pandemic.

  Rally planned for this morning to reopen state Labor Department offices: Georgia might be “open for business” but labor department offices remain closed, which is the focal point of a rally set for this morning at 462 Riverside Parkway beginning at 10 a.m. At issue: “The Georgia Department of Labor Career Centers have been… Read more

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Rome elections: 7 seeking 3 seats on City Commission; 9 in the hunt for 7 School Board posts. Plus: First candidate statements; COVID statements.

Rome elections: 7 seeking 3 seats on City Commission; 9 in the hunt for 7 School Board posts. Plus: First candidate statements; COVID statements.

Qualifying has ended for the Nov. 2 municipal elections in Rome for seats on the City Commission and School Board. The wrap-up: WHO’S IN Rome City Commission, three seats, Ward 2: Top three vote-getters win the seats. Elaina Beeman LuGina Brown Carrie Eady Jamie Doss (incumbent) Tyrone Holland Victor Hixon Randy Quick (incumbent) Rome Board… Read more

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Cave Spring, Polk County cities also set for Nov. 2 municipal elections.

Cave Spring, Polk County cities also set for Nov. 2 municipal elections.

CAVE SPRING Six people have qualified to run for the three City Council seats this fall. Incumbent Charles Jackson is challenged by Stacey Royston. Incumbent Nellie McCain is challenged by Jason West. Incumbent Nancy Fricks is challeged by Steve Pierce. Aragaon: Daniel Johnson Dickie Gazaway Stephen Wilson Cedartown City Commission Sam Branch Matt Foster Jessica… Read more

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Qualifying: Two new City Commission candidates as of midday Friday; qualifying ends at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Cave Spring ballot set.

Qualifying: Two new City Commission candidates as of midday Friday; qualifying ends at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Cave Spring ballot set.

  In context: With today being the final day to qualify, Rome also will have contested School Board and City Commission races. UPDATES THROUGH MIDDAY FRIDAY: Rome City qualifying: –School board: Incumbent Faith Collins qualified as did challenger James Asbury. So far, other incumbents Alvin Jackson Sr., Jill Fisher, Dr. Melissa Davis, Will Byington and… Read more

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Campaign Watch: With 9 months to go before the May primary, the Chuck Hufstetler/Luke Martin state Senate race will draw state attention. Plus: Qualifying for municipal elections open Monday.

Campaign Watch: With 9 months to go before the May primary, the Chuck Hufstetler/Luke Martin state Senate race will draw state attention. Plus: Qualifying for municipal elections open Monday.

  While the projected Wendy Davis/Marjorie Taylor Greene congressional showdown  in November 2022 is getting a ton of buzz, there’s a new undercard if you will: Chuck Hufstetler vs. Luke Martin in the May 2022 GOP primary for state Senate. There are a ton of what-if’s out there between now and next year’s races but… Read more

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New ad up to find candidates to be Floyd’s next chief elections clerk. Qualification regarding professional certification has been softened a bit.

New ad up to find candidates to be Floyd’s next chief elections clerk. Qualification regarding professional certification has been softened a bit.

The search for another candidate to serve as Floyd County’s chief elections clerk is under way with some differences in the job description from the March ad. The search follows last week’s County Commission decision to ignore the recommendation of the elections board to appoint Deputy Clerk Vanessa Waddell and instead “cast a wider net”… Read more

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