Category: Politics

One chance to hear candidates face-to-face

Floyd County residents face choices between two candidates for Sheriff, three candidates including a Republican incumbent, a Democratic challenger and an independent for Burks Fork Supervisor; a man or a woman for Little River Supervisors; and two candidates for School Board in the upcoming local elections on Nov. 3. Those who want to see the

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Oops! My bad for missing a candidate

In our roundup of contested races for Floyd County, I omitted Michael Schumann’s name from the list of three candidates for Burks Fork Supervisor.

No slight intended. I mentioned a third candidate for the post but stupidly failed to list Schumann’s name.

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Get mad. Then run for office

Politics, even locally, is often driven by anger, and people who are mad at the way things are are driving a surge of entries into races this year for Floyd County elections. Kerry Underwood, co-owner of Oddfellas Cantina and distiller of legal moonshine whiskey, got mad over things like an appointment to the Floyd County

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Lies, damn lies and just politics

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.
We’re so glad you could attend.
Come inside! Come inside!

These lyrics from Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s Karn Evil 9 is from their album “Brain Salad Surgery” and, while written and produced back in 1973 — 42 years ago — aptly illustrate the circus currently masquerading as the Sheriff’s campaign for Floyd County in 2015.

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Floyd County elections are elephant stampedes

In most cases, a primary election is just the first step of the process towards election. In Floyd County, winning a GOP primary often means winning everything. Republicans dominate elected office here.  Every member of the county’s board of supervisors is a member of the party of the elephant.  So is every county official.  The

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Branscom, Craig win GOP Convass

Interim Commonwealth’s Attorney Eric Branscom took the Republican nomination for election to the job in the GOP Canvass Saturday, easily defeating Harrison Schroeder and Travis Epes. Long-time Deputy Brian Craig won a tight race for Sheriff against Christiansburg police officer Doug Weddle 1359-1245. Weddle, Schroeder and Epes have conceded. Branscom took every district of the

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Election Day, and a GOP stampede

The GOP Canvass, AKA election, starts this morning at 6 a.m. at normal polling places around Floyd County and ends at 1 p.m. Interest appears high for this primary with more than 800 ballots cast in preliminary periods last Saturday and on Thursday. In a country dominated by the party of the elephant, a GOP

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Saturday’s elections: Choices for voters

In early voting last Saturday and this past Thursday, those who normally support Republican candidates for Floyd County offices along with other registered voters joined with others who will vote between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday to decide on two candidates among five who want to run the offices of Sheriff and Commonwealth’s Attorney.

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