Category Archives: Politics

The Druck Report: Expect to hear outline of where Rome/Floyd economic development might be headed at Monday’s City Commission caucus session, meeting.

The Druck Report: Expect to hear outline of where Rome/Floyd economic development might be headed at Monday’s City Commission caucus session, meeting.

Since November, when a mostly secret vote to create a new authority to take over economic development sailed through the County Commission but was derailed by inquisitive city commissioners, there’s been a huge “what’s next?” dangling throughout the community. We might hear some potential options this Monday courtesy of the City Commission. The board’s caucus… Read more

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Newsmakers: William Richardson named partner at Brinson Askew Berry. Sam Talley joins Talley Insurance. Cadet Aaron Loya of Rome High’s AFJROTC selected for Air Force Flight Academy.

Newsmakers: William Richardson named partner at Brinson Askew Berry. Sam Talley joins Talley Insurance. Cadet Aaron Loya of Rome High’s AFJROTC selected for Air Force Flight Academy.

William R. Richardson has been named a partner with Brinson Askew Berry of Rome. Richardson, who joined the firm as an associate in 2015, focuses his legal practice on corporate and business transactions, commercial real estate, and other financeareas. He also represents public housing authorities in multi-family and urban redevelopment housing transactions involving the use of public/private… Read more

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Amid still-undecided changes in the community’s economic development efforts, new members join Rome-Floyd Development Authority.

Amid still-undecided changes in the community’s economic development efforts, new members join Rome-Floyd Development Authority.

  Sidebar: Business:  Jeanne Krueger named interim director of the Rome Floyd Chamber, effective Jan. 24. Chamber Amid changes to how Rome/Floyd County recruit and retain industry, the group that could wind us with jurisdiction over future recruiting has a new lineup. On Tuesday, new members of the Rome-Floyd Development Authority were sworn in by Superior Court… Read more

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Bill Collins elected Rome’s new mayor in 5-4 vote. Randy Quick new pro tem.

Bill Collins elected Rome’s new mayor in 5-4 vote. Randy Quick new pro tem.

  Bill Collins won a 5-4 vote to serve as Rome’s mayor for the next year. During Monday’s City Commission meeting, the first of the year, the meeting moved quickly to the vote with both Collins and Jamie Doss, the incumbent, nominated for the post. Voting for Collins, who was serving as mayor pro tem… Read more

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Live from Atlanta: The inauguration of Brian Kemp as Georgia’s governor. Plus: Links to the start of the 2019 General Assembly.

Live from Atlanta: The inauguration of Brian Kemp as Georgia’s governor. Plus: Links to the start of the 2019 General Assembly.

    Georgia Public Broadcasting has a full day of coverage planned as Brian Kemp becomes the next governor of Georgia. It begins at 10 this morning with a live stream of the prayer service taking place at The Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta at gpb.org/inauguration. At 2 p.m., GPB TV and Radio will live broadcast… Read more

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Politics: AJC gives a ‘nod’ to State Senator Chuck Hufstetler as a top player in Georgia’s 2019 Legislative session

Politics: AJC gives a ‘nod’ to State Senator Chuck Hufstetler as a top player in Georgia’s 2019 Legislative session

State Senator Chuck Hufsteter (R-52) has made the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s list of major players in the upcoming 2019 Legislative session that begins Monday. He is one of four senators featured. Others mentioned include Rules Chairman Jeff Mullis, R-Chickamauga. AJC From the AJC: Chuck Hufstetler, R-Rome; An anesthetist, Hufstetler rose quickly after being elected in 2012 and runs… Read more

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Isakson, colleagues again push legislation to end the threat of government shutdowns.

Isakson, colleagues again push legislation to end the threat of government shutdowns.

  Media release: U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and colleagues are reintroducing legislation that would permanently prevent future federal government shutdowns. Congress has repeatedly failed to pass the 12 annual spending bills on time and has frequently resorted to passing sweeping “omnibus” bills to avoid shutting down the government. Since 1980, Congress has only twice… Read more

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Buzz: Isakson again only senator to chair two committees. Floyd to host ethics conference March 8. Library home to artwork from Floyd County Schools’ students.

Buzz: Isakson again only senator to chair two committees. Floyd to host ethics conference March 8. Library home to artwork from Floyd County Schools’ students.

   U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.,was selected by his colleagues to continue his service as chairman of both the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and the Senate Select Committee on Ethics in the 116th Congress, which formally began on Jan. 3. Notably, he will continue as the only senator to chair two committees. As chairman of the… Read more

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Newsmakers: Hancock, Maxey, Wallace sworn in on County Commission. Collins, Fisher to lead Rome Board of Education. Felisha Jackson named interim principal at Anna K. Davie Elementary. Ashley Ray named CRBI outreach coordinator as Joe Cook steps aside.

Newsmakers: Hancock, Maxey, Wallace sworn in on County Commission. Collins, Fisher to lead Rome Board of Education. Felisha Jackson named interim principal at Anna K. Davie Elementary. Ashley Ray named CRBI outreach coordinator as Joe Cook steps aside.

County commissioners Rhonda Wallace, Larry Maxey and Scotty Hancock were sworn on Tuesday to their new terms on the Floyd County Board of Commissioners by Probate Judge Steve Burkhalter. All were on the ballot in the 2018 election. Hancock last month was elected chair of the county commission with Wright Bagby serving as vice chair.… Read more

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Politics: Feb. 5 runoff between Vaughn, Barton to settle State House District 5 race.

Politics: Feb. 5 runoff between Vaughn, Barton to settle State House District 5 race.

  Special election for House District 5 seat (Gordon, Murray counties): With 12.26 percent of the eligible voters casting ballots, residents in Gordon County and Murray County picked the two finalists to face off for the House seat vacated by the death of John Meadows last month. In Tuesday’s election, Jessie L. Vaught and Matt… Read more

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The border wall: Text from Trump’s address from the Oval Office and the Democratic response.

The border wall: Text from Trump’s address from the Oval Office and the Democratic response.

  What Trump said Tuesday night: The text from the 9 p.m. speech from the Oval Office. Click Trump Democratic response to what Trump had to say about the border wall: Video courtesy of the New York Times Read more

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General Assembly 2019: Plenty of changes in Atlanta with new faces — two House members with a third due from Northwest Georgia — as well the start of the Kemp/Duncan administration.

General Assembly 2019: Plenty of changes in Atlanta with new faces — two House members with a third due from Northwest Georgia — as well the start of the Kemp/Duncan administration.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net A week from today, the 2019 General Assembly will gather under the Gold Dome with lots of new faces and many anticipated changes. Along with a new governor and lieuteant governor, there will be more than 30 new legislators, including three from our region: Mitchell Scoggins (House District 14-Floyd/Bartow), Matthew Gambill… Read more

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House District 5 special election is Tuesday; runoff, if needed, would be Feb. 5.

House District 5 special election is Tuesday; runoff, if needed, would be Feb. 5.

  Special election for House District 5 seat (Gordon, Murray counties) is Tuesday. Through Friday, 1,281 advance votes were cast in Gordon County. Next up: Tuesday’s election in parts of Gordon and Murray counties to fill the seat of the late state Rep. John Meadows. A run-off, if needed, would be held Feb. 5. Six candidates,… Read more

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Buzz: YMCA seeks coats for winter. 1281 advance votes in House 5 special election; Election Day Tuesday. Fall term Grand Jury report. Rome-Floyd Commission on Children & Youth annual luncheon on Jan. 17.

Buzz: YMCA seeks coats for winter. 1281 advance votes in House 5 special election; Election Day Tuesday. Fall term Grand Jury report. Rome-Floyd Commission on Children & Youth annual luncheon on Jan. 17.

  YMCA seeks coats for those in need this winter: “Do you have a gently used coat you no longer wear? The Rome Y is collecting new and gently used coats and jackets to give away in our community at our One Warm Coat event on Jan. 11-13. Donation boxes are located at the front… Read more

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Politics: Voting resumes for advance voting in House District 5 special election in Gordon County. Floyd Democrats meet Thursday to elect new officers.

Politics: Voting resumes for advance voting in House District 5 special election in Gordon County. Floyd Democrats meet Thursday to elect new officers.

Advance voting in the House District 5 special election resumes Wednesday and continues through Friday. A Jan. 8 election date is set but advance voting continues in the parts of Gordon and Murray counties to fill the seat of the late state Rep. John Meadows. A run-off, if needed, would be held Feb. 5. Six… Read more

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Politics: Advance voting ends Jan. 4 in House District 5 special election in Gordon County. Secretary of State certifies Mitchell Scoggins’ win in House 14 race.

Politics: Advance voting ends Jan. 4 in House District 5 special election in Gordon County. Secretary of State certifies Mitchell Scoggins’ win in House 14 race.

Advance voting in the House District 5 special election continues through Jan. 4. A Jan. 8 election date is set but advance voting continues in the parts of Gordon and Murray counties to fill the seat of the late state Rep. John Meadows. A run-off, if needed, would be held Feb. 5. Six candidates, including… Read more

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