Let’s be careful out there: Dense fog advisory for Northwest Georgia through 11 this morning (they added an hour). The fog adds to safety concerns as Northwest Georgians begin their treks home from the Thanksgiving holiday. The Georgia State Patrol reports 13 deaths on Georgia roads so far this holiday weekend; none locally.
So where’s Georgia in this College Football Playoff shuffle? Analysts see Georgia as the new No. 4 team in the College Football Playoff rankings due Tuesday night. Tony Barnhart, in an early Sunday Tweet, assessed it this way: “So No. 4 (Michigan), No. 7 (LSU), and No. 8 (Washington State) all lost this weekend. How about this for the new rankings? 1–Alabama 2–Clemson 3–Notre Dame 4–Georgia 5–Oklahoma 6–Ohio State 7–UCF 8–Michigan.” ESPN host/analyst Laura Rutledge also has Georgia in the no. 4 spot (apparently not holding a grudge from that sideline hit the other week) followed by Ohio State. We’ll get a little clarity around 2 this afternoon when the AP Top 25 is released (we’ll post immediately unless we’re napping from staying up late to watch the Texas A&M stunner over LSU). What to watch for: Smitten Ohio State voters after that shellacking of Michigan.
Christmas parade will feel like Christmas for sure: The current forecast for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday includes clear skies BUT temperatures in the upper 30s with a steady 7- to 8-mph wind. That means a wind chill of 32 to 33 degrees. Who has the hot chocolate concession this year? We’ll find out Monday at 8:40 a.m. as Janet Byington of the Rome Christmas Parade Committee joins us on the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM.
So who has their tree(s) up already? Some folks didn’t even wait for Thanksgiving this year — and it was an early Thanksgiving. What we like best so far: The Facebook Live video from Christmas Tree City off Braves Boulevard by State Mutual Stadium. The quick cut-ins with staffers and customers are cute. One of the guests even had a sweater dissing artificial trees. Ho, ho, ho?