First National Community Bank headlines. Our newsletter: From Shorter Avenue to Savoy museum, a big week for openings. Tacos with your Christmas shopping? (we’re in). Peaks & Valleys. Politics: Huge week in governor’s race; some House race changes. First eagle egg in Berry nest. Rain, then colder.

First National Community Bank headlines. Our newsletter: From Shorter Avenue to Savoy museum, a big week for openings. Tacos with your Christmas shopping? (we’re in). Peaks & Valleys. Politics: Huge week in governor’s race; some House race changes. First eagle egg in Berry nest. Rain, then colder.

Today’s first headlines: Hometown’s Newsletter: Big week of openings, from Shorter to Savoy. A new spin on Christmas shopping: Tacos. Peaks & Valleys. When was the last time your read something positive about Georgia DOT? Also today: Campaign buzz: David Perdue to challenge Brian Kemp for Republican nomination for governor. Abrams locked in, too. Congressional… Read more

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Newsletter: Big week of openings, from Shorter to Savoy. Plus what’s next. A new spin on Christmas shopping: Tacos on the side? Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter: Big week of openings, from Shorter to Savoy. Plus what’s next. A new spin on Christmas shopping: Tacos on the side? Peaks & Valleys.

WHAT’S BUZZING… Opening ceremonies this week include stops on Shorter Avenue and the car museum: A couple of openings of note this week as we close out 2021. The one receiving the least amount of attention but perhaps just cool overall is Mega Car Audio’s transformation from a Goo-Goo car wash (they moved up the… Read more

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Campaign buzz: David Perdue to challenge Brian Kemp for Republican nomination for governor. Abrams locked in, too. Congressional candidate exits race, shifts support to Rome’s Wendy Davis. Floyd GOP women meet Tuesday.

Campaign buzz: David Perdue to challenge Brian Kemp for Republican nomination for governor. Abrams locked in, too. Congressional candidate exits race, shifts support to Rome’s Wendy Davis. Floyd GOP women meet Tuesday.

  David Perdue to challenge Brian Kemp for Republican nomination for governor: The timing wasn’t great, falling on the 11-month anniversary of his losing his re-election bid but David Perdue is back. On Sunday, multiple news organizations announced the veteran businessman and one-term U.S. senator will face Brian Kemp (and others) in the GOP primary for… Read more

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Public Health: First in-state case of a patient with Omicron variant confirmed. Earlier: Vaccinations and our kids: Much like area adults, locals rates for those 5 through 14 much lower than statewide averages.

Public Health: First in-state case of a patient with Omicron variant confirmed. Earlier: Vaccinations and our kids: Much like area adults, locals rates for those 5 through 14 much lower than statewide averages.

Georgia confirms first ‘in-state’ patient with the Omicron variant. >The AJC reports this patient is from metro Atlanta, had received both vaccinations as well as a booster shot. Media release: The Georgia Department of Public Health on Sunday confirmed the first case of COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant in the state. The individual recently traveled from South Africa and… Read more

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The first eagle egg of the new season arrived at Berry College on Sunday afternoon, a month earlier than last time.

The first eagle egg of the new season arrived at Berry College on Sunday afternoon, a month earlier than last time.

The first egg is in the eagles’ nest behind Berry College’s Krannert Center almost a month earlier than last season. The egg was spotted Sunday afternoon and shared quickly on the eagle Facebook page. Last season, the first egg arrived on Jan. 1 and the second egg on Jan. 4. The first egg did see… Read more

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Georgia DOT: Two southbound lanes open on I-75 as emergency bridge repair continues Monday morning.

Georgia DOT: Two southbound lanes open on I-75 as emergency bridge repair continues Monday morning.

8:05 a.m. Monday, from DOT: BARTOW COUNTY: Two left lanes are open and one right lane is blocked on I-75 SB at exit 296 as crews inspect the damage to the bridge at Old Grassdale Rd. (MM 294.5) after being struck by a vehicle. Expect heavy delays in this area and use alternate routes. Call 511 for… Read more

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Our first look at 2021 Christmas church services.

Our first look at 2021 Christmas church services.

  To include your church services for Christmas, please email to druck@hometownheadlines.com. Please use the exact format below; no PDFs. Text only, please. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Rome. One English and one Spanish Mass will be available on the church’s Facebook  page as well. Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Masses 3:00pm English 5:00pm English 7:00pm Spanish… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: About a quarter inch of rain due today, Wednesday;  cooler with a low of 52 on Tuesday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: About a quarter inch of rain due today, Wednesday; cooler with a low of 52 on Tuesday.

OUTLOOK Isolated thunderstorms are possible Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Any storms that develop will be capable of producing locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds. FORECAST Monday: Showers and thunderstorms before 4pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 4pm and 5pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. High near 69. South wind… Read more

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John McClellan’s high school football forecasts: Calhoun in for a rough time vs. Warner Robins on Saturday afternoon. Plus: Predictions on all the state finales.

John McClellan’s high school football forecasts: Calhoun in for a rough time vs. Warner Robins on Saturday afternoon. Plus: Predictions on all the state finales.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.   The 2021 high school football regular season started 17 weeks ago with a lot of uncertainty and a lot… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: John McClellan’s final 2021 column as he picks Warner Robins over Calhoun. Georgia to Orange Bowl vs. Michigan; Alabama vs. Cincinnati. College bowls so far. Falcons fall 30-17 vs. Brady, Bucs. Rome 5K results.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: John McClellan’s final 2021 column as he picks Warner Robins over Calhoun. Georgia to Orange Bowl vs. Michigan; Alabama vs. Cincinnati. College bowls so far. Falcons fall 30-17 vs. Brady, Bucs. Rome 5K results.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.  HIGH SCHOOL 5A football championship,  Saturday, Dec. 11. 5A: Calhoun vs. Warner Robins, 3:30 p.m. TV: GPB Full championship schedule below. John McClellan’s high… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Ather Mae Hood, Mr. Tyrus Pension, Ms. Mary Ann Trapp Weathington.

Obituaries: Ms. Ather Mae Hood, Mr. Tyrus Pension, Ms. Mary Ann Trapp Weathington.

   Ms. Mary Ann Trapp Weathington, age 89, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at a local hospital. Ms. Weathington was born in Rome, Georgia on March 3, 1932, daughter of the late Archie Coleman Trapp and the late Edith Addington Trapp.  She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Doris… Read more

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CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash.

CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash.

  About this page:  Updates from the Floyd County Jail three times a day: 4 and 8 a.m., and 8 p.m The latest each day from the Bartow County Jail.  Reports from the Polk County Jail (weekdays). Updates from Cartersville Police. Plus: Safety, crime-fighting tips. Floyd County Jail:  4 a.m. 8 a.m. No changes since 4 a.m.… Read more

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Updated: That’s a movie crew at the former Toys R Us, apparently preparing to shoot ‘Spirit Halloween.’ Details below. Odd to see a film crew in front of Rome’s last group of theaters.

Updated: That’s a movie crew at the former Toys R Us, apparently preparing to shoot ‘Spirit Halloween.’ Details below. Odd to see a film crew in front of Rome’s last group of theaters.

THE LATEST We’re hearing Christopher Lloyd, who is best known for the Back to the Future franchise as well as the Rev. Jim from Taxi, is tied to this project. That makes sense as the Rome News-Tribune reported last month that Lloyd was shooting a Halloween-based movie in Lindale (we liked him in Star Trek… Read more

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Ahead of the headlines: Busy Monday as Floyd commission talks budget; Floyd schools talk social media policy; and Rome City Commission meets. Final parades tonight, Thursday.

Ahead of the headlines: Busy Monday as Floyd commission talks budget; Floyd schools talk social media policy; and Rome City Commission meets. Final parades tonight, Thursday.

MONDAY The Floyd County Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on the FY 2022 Floyd County Budget on Monday, Dec. 6, at 8:30 a.m. in the Community Room, Suite 206 of the Floyd County Administration building, 12 E. Fourth Ave. Commissioners will receive both written and oral comments about the Annual Operating and Capital… Read more

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Huge Saturday of celebrating Christmas, from the Lindale star to Cedartown to Cave Spring. What’s next.

Huge Saturday of celebrating Christmas, from the Lindale star to Cedartown to Cave Spring. What’s next.

It was a busy Saturday for Christmas events, from Christmas in Lindale to celebrations in Cedartown, Cave Spring and Kingston. Above is the countdown to the lighting of the Star Between the Stacks courtesy of wordsmith C.C. Wilson III. And we stole this from Cedartown City Commissioner and educator Matt Foster:   Cave Spring’s Christmas… Read more

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