Latest Heritage First Bank: Updates on heavy rains, aftermath in Northwest Georgia. More is on the way. Federal judge delays final state vote count. Kobe Steaks & Sushi due in Cartersville. State records first flu death of new season; 151 dies in Georgia last year. Football playoffs this weekend: 7 high school plus Berry College.

Latest Heritage First Bank: Updates on heavy rains, aftermath in Northwest Georgia. More is on the way. Federal judge delays final state vote count. Kobe Steaks & Sushi due in Cartersville. State records first flu death of new season; 151 dies in Georgia last year. Football playoffs this weekend: 7 high school plus Berry College.

LATEST HEADLINES
State Rep. John Meadows of Calhoun dies.
One dead following accident on I-75 south just north of Calhoun.
Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails.
MORNING EDITION
Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Several roads closed in Floyd County. Rainfall totals from 3.22 to 3.75 inches with more on the way. Oostanaula above ‘action’ stage, should crest below flood stage. Weather
Ware Mechanical Weather Impact: Polk County schools set two-hour delayed start for Tuesday. Bartow County Schools open. Gordon County Schools open but buses won’t run on flooded roads; tardy or absences will be waived. Impact
Politics: Federal judge resets deadline for final Georgia vote count until Friday hours after secretary of state set a deadline for this evening. Politics
Dining: Kobe Steak & Sushi coming to Cartersville’s red-hot Main Street corridor. Dining
Health: Georgia records first flu death of 2018-19 season. Last year, 151 deaths were recorded here, more than three times the past three seasons combined. Flu
Obituaries: Mr. Juan Ambris, Charles William Atkins, Mr. Willie G. Manuel, Mrs. Elsie Mae Owens Quinn, Mrs. Georgia Ragland, Eunice Lorraine Hubert Vinson. Obituaries
Public Health restaurant inspection scores will resume Wednesday morning. The agency was closed Monday for the holiday. Dining
Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Sports.

Playoffs weekend in Northwest Georgia seven high school teams still in the hunt and the Berry Vikings at home for the opening round of the NCAA D3 game.
John McClellan high school football playoff picks: Wins for Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart; rough night for Darlington, Chattooga, Trion. McClellan
College football:
-Berry hosts Maryville in first round of NCAA Playoffs on Saturday. Noon kickoff.
-Georgia Bulldogs: At home vs. Massachusetts, Saturday, 4 p.m., SEC Network
-Georgia Tech: At home vs. Virginia, Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
Links to local college basketball schedules, men’s and women’s.
Community:
-Harbin Clinic Turkey Trot 5K and Health Wobble benefiting United Way of Bartow County is Saturday.
-Dec. 8: Registration is under way for the annual #JamieStrong Rome Half Marathon to be held at State Mutual Stadium.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m. weekdays, WRGA 98.7 FM
7:40 a.m. State Rep. Katie Dempsey, R-Rome, on the special session called by Gov. Nathan Deal to address storm recovery efforts in South Georgia and the fuel tax break for Delta and other air carriers.
8:10 a.m. Lincee Powell and Kristin Strickland on the YMCA’s Turkey Tri at the Y set for Saturday where individuals and teams can compete in a 10-minute swim, 20 minutes spinning on a hike and 15 minutes on the treadmill. Cost: $35 for members, $55 for nonmembers and for teams, $20 per person.
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