Senator Mullis Answers Questions About Hays State Prison

State Senator Jeff Mullis (R-Chickamauga). answers questions about Hays State Prison and his recent meeting with the Georgia Department of Corrections in Atlanta


Mullis Discusses Outlook For Legislative Session

AM1180 recently featured a Newsmakers Interview with State Senator Jeff Mullis.  Mullis was named chairman of the Rules Committee in the Georgia State Senate, a powerful position in Atlanta.  We spokek with Senator Mullis about this appointment and his outlook for the legislative session.

Linderman Discusses School Weather Policy

AM1180 recently broadcast  a Newsmakers Interview with Chattooga County School Superintendent Jimmy Lenderman.  Lenderman addressed  his policy on school cancellations and early release for students during inclement weather.  Lenderman said that some parents have questioned how he makes that decision and he will address those questions during the broadcast.

Newsmakers Interview With Eddie Lumsden

On Friday, we will broadcast a Newsmakers Interview with State Representative Eddie Lumsden who was sworn into office last week.  We will talk with Rep. Lumsden about his committee appointments and legislation that may affect residents in the eleventh district.  We will broadcast the interview with Rep. Lumsden on Friday of this week.To listen just click on the link below.


Jimmy Holbrook Interviews Mark Schrader

In  recent newsmaker’s interview AM1180’s Jimmy Holbrook interviewed Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader. It’s Schrader’s first interview with the radio station since he was sworn in as Sheriff of Chattooga County this year. In the interview,  Sheriff Schrader addresses changes that have been made at the Sheriff’s Office to make the building more accessible and open for the public.  Also, the sheriff talks about Chattooga County’s rejoining the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force.


Julie Steele Interviews State Representative Eddie Lumsden

EImageddie Lumsden, a Republican of Floyd County, will be sworn in as State Representative January 14. Julie Steele recently spoke to Lumsden about his new post. Lumsden says has been actively getting to know people in the county for the past year and discusses what he has learned. He says people in Chattooga County, like everywhere else, are concerned about the economy. He says Chattooga County has seen high unemployment rates due to the downturn in the  national economy.  Lumsden sais he wants to talk to people and is here at least once a week and is accessible. He says constituents can feel free to call him at home at 706-232-1870 or at his State Farm Insurance office in Rome.

Jimmy Hollbrook Interviews Sole Commissioner Jason Winters

Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters will be the guest on a Newsmakers Interview Program on AM 1180 today.

Winters talks about his controversial decision to split of the duties of the Chattooga County Public Works Director’s position and hire his former political rival Joe Reed as “Director of Roads and Bridges” and make former Public Works Director Lamar Canada Director of Sanitation, Transportation and Code Enforcement.

Winters said, “in local government, just about every decision you make is controversial.  This is one that made sense to me.”  Winters said that his goal has been to separate duties within county government to improve efficiency.  Winters said that Public Works staff is down between 6 and 8 employees from four years ago and justifies the additional administrative salary saying that money has been saved by cutting back on those positions.

Winters also talks about his relationship with the other elected officials in Chattooga County in reference to the recent budget battles that have taken place.

You can hear the complete interview today at 8:15 AM on AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio and again this afternoon following the Trading Post Program in the Noon Hour.