Heath Will Not Seek Re-Election

Long-time state senator Bill Heath this week said he will retire from his seat when his current term ends in 2020. According to this Marietta Daily Journal Article, “Heath choked back on tears as he announced his retirement on the Senate floor in front of his colleagues on the first day of the 2020 legislative…

Jail Inmate Attacks Jail Officer; Results In Serious Injuries

A 20-year old Carroll County Jail Officer is recovering from serious head and back trauma after sheriff’s deputies say an inmate attacked her during a routine check of his cell. Public Information Officer Ashley Hulsey says during cell searches, officers learned that inmate 34-year old Patrick O’Neil Gentry had an item in his possession he was not…

Cooke Considers Run For Congressional Seat

District 18 State Rep. Kevin Cooke told WLBB Radio that he is giving serious consideration to running for congress in 2020. He could make his decision very soon. Cooke could seek the District 14 U.S. House seat currently held by Tom Graves of Ranger. Graves announced in December that he will not seek re-election this…