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Pelosi says House to open impeachment inquiry. Trump: ‘More breaking news Witch Hunt garbage.’ Perdue says opponents ‘weaponized politics,’ calls process ‘premature.’

Pelosi says House to open impeachment inquiry. Trump: ‘More breaking news Witch Hunt garbage.’ Perdue says opponents ‘weaponized politics,’ calls process ‘premature.’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces the U.S. House of Representatives will open an official impeachment inquiry involving Donald Trump. According to NBC News: “Pelosi’s change of heart comes as dozens of House Democrats — now more than two-thirds of the caucus — have come out in support of an impeachment inquiry in the wake of reports that… Read more

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Politics:  Six weeks to election day. Candidate interviews begin; ‘meet and greet’ set for Oct. 3; first forum this Thursday (four of nine candidates confirmed). Today is National Voter Registration Day..

Politics: Six weeks to election day. Candidate interviews begin; ‘meet and greet’ set for Oct. 3; first forum this Thursday (four of nine candidates confirmed). Today is National Voter Registration Day..

As one of Rome’s City Commission candidates said on Monday about election season, “It’s starting to be fun now.” Indeed it is — consider that election day is six weeks from today. Some of the candidates had appointments for the taping of Community Watch at Heritage Hall, the downtown campus of Georgia Highlands College. Others… Read more

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Kemp seeks ‘applications’ for Johnny Isakson’s Senate seat; expected to name replacement soon. Perdue praises colleague on Senate floor.

Kemp seeks ‘applications’ for Johnny Isakson’s Senate seat; expected to name replacement soon. Perdue praises colleague on Senate floor.

Gov. Brian P. Kemp, in a media release Tuesday, encouraged “all qualified Georgians who want to serve in the U.S. Senate to submit their applications online.” “To ensure an open and transparent appointment process, I am encouraging all Georgians who want to serve in the U.S. Senate to submit their name and qualifications,” says Kemp. “We will carefully… Read more

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Politics: Bartow, Paulding counties to test state’s new balloting system on Nov. 5. Sunday Brunch Bill added to Rome ballot. League to talk Census, redistricting. Voting calendar.

Politics: Bartow, Paulding counties to test state’s new balloting system on Nov. 5. Sunday Brunch Bill added to Rome ballot. League to talk Census, redistricting. Voting calendar.

Bartow and Paulding counties will be among six statewide testing Georgia’s new hybrid voting machines that combine paper ballots and touchscreens on Nov. 5. The state signed a $107 million deal with Dominion Voting Systems. “Yes, Bartow County is one of our pilot counties along with  Catoosa, Carroll, Decatur, Paulding, and Lowndes.  Cobb County will… Read more

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Politics: First forum set for Rome City Commission candidates. Some ‘homework’ for incumbents and challengers tonight. Also: The election schedule.

Politics: First forum set for Rome City Commission candidates. Some ‘homework’ for incumbents and challengers tonight. Also: The election schedule.

  One of the first forums for the nine Rome City Commission candidates is on the schedule. It will be part of the Floyd County Republican Party’s Thursday, Sept. 26,  monthly meeting at Moe’s Original Barbecue at Bridgepoint Plaza beginning at 6 p.m. The commission races for three seats each representing Wards 1 and 3… Read more

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‘Sunday Brunch Bill’ referendum goes by City Commission on Monday; next stop mostly likely will be the Nov. 5 Rome ballot.

‘Sunday Brunch Bill’ referendum goes by City Commission on Monday; next stop mostly likely will be the Nov. 5 Rome ballot.

  Rome voters are expected to get a chance on Nov. 5 to vote for a referendum that would allow Sunday alcohol sales by the drink between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (the latter the proverbial “first call” on Sundays). It is an extension from a 2018 state law basically allowing communities to decide on… Read more

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Updated: CVS, Walgreens join ‘no more open carry’ movement. Earlier: Walmart, Kroger take steps in response to outbreak of mass shootings in America.

Updated: CVS, Walgreens join ‘no more open carry’ movement. Earlier: Walmart, Kroger take steps in response to outbreak of mass shootings in America.

THURSDAY UPDATES From CVS: “We support the efforts of individuals and groups working to prevent gun violence, and continually review our policies and procedures to ensure our stores remain a safe environment.  We join a growing chorus of businesses in requesting that our customers, other than authorized law enforcement personnel, do not bring firearms into… Read more

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Buzz: Berry College’s Kindermusik celebrates 30th years on Sept. 14. Floyd Democrats’ Georgia Giants Dinner is Saturday.

Buzz: Berry College’s Kindermusik celebrates 30th years on Sept. 14. Floyd Democrats’ Georgia Giants Dinner is Saturday.

Berry College’s Kindermusik program marks its 30th anniversary this year with a musical celebration at Ford Dining Hall on Sept. 14. Registration for the 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. celebration is at www.berry.edu/kindermusik. Visit the Berry College Kindermusik Facebook page for more information. Kindermusik provides music-based educational opportunities for children that range from birth to seven years… Read more

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Commentary: Johnny Isakson was Republican when Republicans weren’t cool; we need him now more than ever.

Commentary: Johnny Isakson was Republican when Republicans weren’t cool; we need him now more than ever.

    The following is a transcript of our Hometown Headlines Newscast rant of the day from Thursday, Aug. 30, 2019, following U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson’s decision to resign effective Dec. 31 of this year because of mounting health issues. We’e been asked for a web version of the rant and a copy follows. You… Read more

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Politics: Palmer drops out of Ward 3 race because of voter registration issues; 9 candidates remain in hunt for six seats on City Commission.

Politics: Palmer drops out of Ward 3 race because of voter registration issues; 9 candidates remain in hunt for six seats on City Commission.

Jamie Palmer, who qualified for Ward 3 of Rome City Commission, has officially withdrawn from the race as of Friday morning. City Clerk Joe Smith says Palmer had to withdraw because he had not been a registered city voter for at least 90 days prior to qualifying. Palmer is still registered in unincorporated Floyd County.… Read more

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Politics: Floyd Democrats’ Georgia Giants Dinner is Sept. 7 in Cave Spring. Floyd County Republican Women meet Tuesday.

Politics: Floyd Democrats’ Georgia Giants Dinner is Sept. 7 in Cave Spring. Floyd County Republican Women meet Tuesday.

The Floyd County Democratic Party will hold its annual fundraising event, The Georgia Giants Dinner, on Sept 7 at the Cave Spring Community Center, 10 Georgia Ave, Cave Spring. The event will begin with a social hour starting at from 6 p.m. with dinner at 7. The annual event raises funds to support the local… Read more

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Politics: U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson to resign on Dec. 31; cites mounting health issues. Kemp to appoint replacement. What’s next

Politics: U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson to resign on Dec. 31; cites mounting health issues. Kemp to appoint replacement. What’s next

  THE LATEST Kemp to appoint replacement to serve through Dec. 31, 2020. AJC on who might run for Isakson’s seat in 2020 as the race will be different than most elections — all candidates will run in one race without a primary in November 2020, Democrat and Republican. A runoff would be held if… Read more

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Charles Love withdraws from City Commission race as ‘bomb shell’ purported by some objecting to his candidacy is a deadline in the state Constitution that he would have satisfied in a few months anyway.

Charles Love withdraws from City Commission race as ‘bomb shell’ purported by some objecting to his candidacy is a deadline in the state Constitution that he would have satisfied in a few months anyway.

      Last weekend, it was heralded as a “bomb shell” that would attract the national media — as if a City Commission election in Rome, Ga., has enough interest to raise an eyebrow, much less an iPad. That bomb apparently has been defused by the intended target. On Wednesday, a week after his… Read more

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Politics: After 12 years, City Commissioner Evie McNiece says she chose not to run again to ‘spend more time with family and friends.’

Politics: After 12 years, City Commissioner Evie McNiece says she chose not to run again to ‘spend more time with family and friends.’

After 12 years on the Rome City Commission and serving as the first female mayor of Rome, incumbent Evie McNiece did not qualify this week to run for re-election in Ward Three. Earlier this year, there was much speculation as to whether McNiece would see a new term in Ward Three or move to Ward One,… Read more

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Campaign 2019 begins: Six candidates in Ward 1, five in Ward 3. Jim Bojo final candidate to qualify for Ward 1. Voter registration next; what else is on the Nov. 5 ballot.

Campaign 2019 begins: Six candidates in Ward 1, five in Ward 3. Jim Bojo final candidate to qualify for Ward 1. Voter registration next; what else is on the Nov. 5 ballot.

How the Nov. 5 elections shape up for the Rome City Commission: Qualifying has closed. What to know: Ward 1: Incumbents Bill Irmscher, Milton Slack and Sundai Stevenson are seeking new terms. Challengers include Jim Bojo, Mark Cochran and Charles Love. Ward 3: Incumbents Bill Collins and Craig McDaniel are seeking new terms. Incumbent Evie McNiece did… Read more

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Hometown commentary: Charles Love’s past includes time in prison. But what he’s done since and wants to do next have some people scared enough to launch whisper campaigns. Let the city voters decide.

Hometown commentary: Charles Love’s past includes time in prison. But what he’s done since and wants to do next have some people scared enough to launch whisper campaigns. Let the city voters decide.

  Up on North Broad, an old strip center has “under contract” across the Hardy Realty for sale sign. Next door, there’s an almost-new Dollar General store, transplanted from a spot a bit closer to Broad Street. Keep an eye on that site as well. Across the highway and a turn down Watters Street gives way… Read more

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Politics: Qualifying starts Monday for municipal elections; what to know. In Cartersville: Mayor Matt Santini seeks new term.

Politics: Qualifying starts Monday for municipal elections; what to know. In Cartersville: Mayor Matt Santini seeks new term.

The 2019 municipal elections get formal starting Monday as qualifying begins. We expect a few announcements in Rome over the weekend with regular updates starting Monday morning. Hometown Headlines welcomes candidate declarations but please keep in mind all will be limited to no more than 300 words. Our email address is druck@hometownheadlines.com Rome: Qualifying for… Read more

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