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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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Precincts closing at 7 tonight after a few bumps mostly during the opening hours. Floyd’s final results might not be done until 11 tonight.

Precincts closing at 7 tonight after a few bumps mostly during the opening hours. Floyd’s final results might not be done until 11 tonight.

  THE LATEST VERY LATE FLOYD RESULTS TONIGHT From Floyd County: “On election night, June 9, 2020, the tabulation of ballots will commence promptly at 7 p.m. It can be expected that results will be made available later than usual due to tabulation of two elections being conducted, March 24, 2020, and June 9, 2020, along… Read more

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Floyd sheriff’s race sees nearly $220,000 in contributions. The brawl to represent Northwest Georgia in Congress? Try $3.45 million. Plus both races could require a runoff in August.

Floyd sheriff’s race sees nearly $220,000 in contributions. The brawl to represent Northwest Georgia in Congress? Try $3.45 million. Plus both races could require a runoff in August.

    Republican Floyd County sheriff’s candidates together raise $217,898 through April 30; spend $170,846. In a race that has spanned two years, the three Republicans who want to be the next sheriff of Floyd County together have raised nearly $220,000 and spent all but $50,000 on signs, advertising and other campaign expenses. The files… Read more

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Voting: 8,929 advance ballots from across Northwest Georgia with 28,157 absentees — and counting. Election Day is Tuesday; precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Voting: 8,929 advance ballots from across Northwest Georgia with 28,157 absentees — and counting. Election Day is Tuesday; precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

    With advance voting over and absentees due back now through Tuesday evening, much of the focus is moving to in-person voting this Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Floyd County: Advance voters: 3,246 Absentees: 11,207 returned out of 18,231 issued in mail. Bartow County: Advance voters: 1,952. Absentees: 9,012 returned out of… Read more

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Politics: Today, Friday the last days in vote in advance;  absentee ballots due by 7 p.m. Tuesday. 1 million Georgians already have voted.

Politics: Today, Friday the last days in vote in advance; absentee ballots due by 7 p.m. Tuesday. 1 million Georgians already have voted.

    Advance voting continues through Friday. Absentee ballots continue to arrive at elections offices and drop boxes across Northwest Georgia. As for in-person voting, precincts will be open next Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. THE LATEST Primaries: 1 million votes and counting. Georgia voters have cast over 1 million ballots with less… Read more

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Voting: 25,000 Northwest Georgians already have cast ballots, more than 80% by absentee, with a week to go. Advance voting ends Friday; primaries are June 9.

Voting: 25,000 Northwest Georgians already have cast ballots, more than 80% by absentee, with a week to go. Advance voting ends Friday; primaries are June 9.

      At least 20,000 absentee ballots already are in the elections offices in Floyd, Bartow, Gordon and Polk counties, and the deadline is still eight days away. Powered by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s decision to mail nearly 6.9 million absentee ballot requests during the initial weeks of the pandemic, Northwest Georgians have… Read more

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Politics: Final week of advance voting begins Monday. Over 4,600 advance in-person votes so far in Northwest Georgia. Absentee ballots returned in Bartow, Gordon, Polk counties so far nearly 14,600.

Politics: Final week of advance voting begins Monday. Over 4,600 advance in-person votes so far in Northwest Georgia. Absentee ballots returned in Bartow, Gordon, Polk counties so far nearly 14,600.

    Final week of advance voting starting Monday through June 5.  What to know: Floyd County: Early voting at the Rome Civic Center, weekdays, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. through June 5. Expect a longer-than-usual line and slower completion of the voting process because of social distancing protocols that must be observed. Bartow County:  Advance… Read more

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Politics: You can vote today from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; final week of advance voting begins Monday. Over 4,460 advance in-person votes so far in Northwest Georgia. Absentee ballots returned in Bartow, Gordon, Polk counties so far nearly 14,600.

Politics: You can vote today from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; final week of advance voting begins Monday. Over 4,460 advance in-person votes so far in Northwest Georgia. Absentee ballots returned in Bartow, Gordon, Polk counties so far nearly 14,600.

    Advance voting today. What to know: Floyd County: Rome Civic Center,  9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Bartow County:  Bartow County Board of Elections and Voter Registration office at 1300 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy in Cartersville on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Gordon County: 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Site: Gordon County Annex Building (behind the… Read more

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Politics: Advance voting for the primaries this Saturday only, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; weekday voting continues today, next Monday-Friday (June 5).

Politics: Advance voting for the primaries this Saturday only, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; weekday voting continues today, next Monday-Friday (June 5).

    Advance voting this Saturday only. What to know: Floyd County: Rome Civic Center,  9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday. Bartow County:  Bartow County Board of Elections and Voter Registration office at 1300 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy in Cartersville on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Gordon County: 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Site: Gordon County Annex… Read more

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