Category Archives: Politics

Hometown Radio: Brian Kemp, Georgia’s next governor, on what’s ahead during the transition and then his inauguration on Jan. 14.

Hometown Radio: Brian Kemp, Georgia’s next governor, on what’s ahead during the transition and then his inauguration on Jan. 14.

      Two weeks ago, a historic voter turnout statewide ended with Republican Brian Kemp was a tight lead over Democrat Stacey Abrams. It took another 10 days to certify Kemp as Georgia’s next governor. Kemp joined us on the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM Tuesday morning to talk about the… Read more

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Politics: We’re not done yet as runoff for two statewide seats is Dec. 4. A special election in parts of Bartow and Floyd to fill a state House — and it could see a runoff. Finally, some Gordon and Murray votes will need to pick a successor to the late Rep. John Meadows.

Politics: We’re not done yet as runoff for two statewide seats is Dec. 4. A special election in parts of Bartow and Floyd to fill a state House — and it could see a runoff. Finally, some Gordon and Murray votes will need to pick a successor to the late Rep. John Meadows.

  On radio: Steve Miller, chair of Floyd County’s elections board, and Floyd’s new elections chief, Robert Brady, join us at 8:40 this morning on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM to discuss what’s next for voters including the Dec. 4 runoff and, for some, the Dec. 18 election to select a new… Read more

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Politics: Secretary of State certifies results from Nov. 6 election. Next up: Runoff on Dec. 4 for Secretary of State, Public Service Commission.

Politics: Secretary of State certifies results from Nov. 6 election. Next up: Runoff on Dec. 4 for Secretary of State, Public Service Commission.

From Secretary of State: Today Georgia Secretary of State Robyn A. Crittenden certified the election results of the November 6, 2018 General Election. In accordance with judicial orders and state law, counties have submitted their certified election results. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 21-2-499, after receipt of certified election results from all county election superintendents, the Secretary… Read more

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Politics. Georgia governor’s race: Latest on absentee ballot counts; deadline is 5 this evening. Deal orders flags at half staff on Saturday in honor of Rep. Meadows. GOP’s Rome office open through runoff. Floyd elections chair, new clerk on Hometown Radio Monday.

Politics. Georgia governor’s race: Latest on absentee ballot counts; deadline is 5 this evening. Deal orders flags at half staff on Saturday in honor of Rep. Meadows. GOP’s Rome office open through runoff. Floyd elections chair, new clerk on Hometown Radio Monday.

  The latest: Dec. 18 special election set for parts of Bartow, Floyd counties to select a representative for House District 14, vacated as Christian Coomer as appointed to the state Court of Appeals. Story Gov. Nathan Deal orders flags at half staff on Saturday in honor of the passing of state Rep. John Meadows,… Read more

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Finally, special election set to replace state Rep. Christian Coomer — and it will be Dec. 18 and not part of the runoff.

Finally, special election set to replace state Rep. Christian Coomer — and it will be Dec. 18 and not part of the runoff.

    Some voters in Bartow and Floyd counties will go the polls for the fifth time this year to decide who takes the House District 14 season vacated by Christian Coomer. Voters already have taken part in the primary, the runoff and the general election. A runoff is set for Dec. 4 for at… Read more

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Updated: Robert Brady named new elections clerk for Floyd County; should be on the job Thursday. Also: Rep. Trey Kelley (R-Cedartown) new House Majority Whip.

Updated: Robert Brady named new elections clerk for Floyd County; should be on the job Thursday. Also: Rep. Trey Kelley (R-Cedartown) new House Majority Whip.

  Robert Brady, currently the elections supervisor in Sumter County, will be the new elections clerk in Floyd County, according to WRGA Says Floyd County Manager Jamie McCord: “He comes to us with six years of experience in that position. He is also retired from AT&T on the technology side of their operation and will bring some… Read more

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Updated: Georgia governor’s race: The latest vote count and updates on legal challenges. What the Abrams and Kemp campaigns are saying. New: Counties told to recheck rejected absentee ballots.

Updated: Georgia governor’s race: The latest vote count and updates on legal challenges. What the Abrams and Kemp campaigns are saying. New: Counties told to recheck rejected absentee ballots.

. The latest from the Secretary of State’s office: On November 14, 2018, U.S. District Judge Steve Jones issued an order directing Secretary of State Robyn A. Crittenden to ensure that each Georgia county’s certified election results include the counts for absentee ballots where the date of birth was omitted or incorrect. To comply with… Read more

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Georgia governor’s race: Provisional votes inch Kemp, Abrams closer with deadline set for Friday. How to check your provisional ballot. Latest updates.

Georgia governor’s race: Provisional votes inch Kemp, Abrams closer with deadline set for Friday. How to check your provisional ballot. Latest updates.

The latest: As counties continue to certify their votes, the distance between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams tightens but the gap remains wide enough to prevent a Dec. 4 runoff between the two. A federal judge has extended the counties’ reporting deadline to Friday afternoon. The latest vote totals:  As of Wednesday morning,… Read more

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Obituary: Remembering state Rep. John Meadows,  R-Calhoun. Calling hours, funeral services set for Saturday at Calhoun First Baptist Church.

Obituary: Remembering state Rep. John Meadows, R-Calhoun. Calling hours, funeral services set for Saturday at Calhoun First Baptist Church.

  Georgia State Rep. John Dudley Meadows, III, age 74, of Calhoun, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at his residence. John was born on Aug. 28, 1944, in Gordon County to the late John Dudley Meadows Jr. and Doris Esther Scott “Scottie” Meadows. John was a graduate of Calhoun High School, Class of… Read more

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Politics: Federal judge resets deadline for final Georgia vote count until Friday hours after secretary of state set a deadline for this evening.

Politics: Federal judge resets deadline for final Georgia vote count until Friday hours after secretary of state set a deadline for this evening.

A week after the last votes were cast in the state’s tight gubernatorial election, the final vote count has been extended until Friday. On Monday, federal court Judge Amy Totenberg ordered a delay in certifying the vote until Friday.  As of Tuesday morning, the vote count was as follows: Brian Kemp: 50.26% or 1,976,614 votes… Read more

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Politics: Floyd, Bartow, Polk and Gordon certify election results. Other counties have until Tuesday. Provisional ballots counted. Latest updates.

Politics: Floyd, Bartow, Polk and Gordon certify election results. Other counties have until Tuesday. Provisional ballots counted. Latest updates.

    Local, state results / Election headlines / Who’s already won / What’s next: local House race / Radio Wednesday Board of Elections officials in Floyd, Bartow, Gordon and Polk counties have certified election results from Nov. 6, including provisional ballots. Those results have been uploaded to the Secretary of State. The latest results uploaded as… Read more

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Bartow, Gordon, Polk results: Complete results for local races. SPLOST passes in Polk County. Republicans dominate all races.

Bartow, Gordon, Polk results: Complete results for local races. SPLOST passes in Polk County. Republicans dominate all races.

    STATE RESULTS (as of 11:30 p.m.) With 83% precincts reporting (3,133,650 votes), Kemp leads Abrams 54-45%. TONIGHT’S RESULTS Statewide, local elections results from the Secretary of State Office: Tonight’s Georgia vote Bartow County elections results: Bartow Gordon County elections results: Gordon Polk County elections results: Polk or check WGAA For Floyd County results… Read more

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