Latest Heritage First Headlines: LakePoint’s reorganization taking longer than thought; owners optimistic over record 1.25 million visitors this year, new highway. John McClellan’s picks as Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart head into football semifinals Friday. McWhorter founder among Chronicle’s ’40 Under 40.’ Cold start to the work week.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: LakePoint’s reorganization taking longer than thought; owners optimistic over record 1.25 million visitors this year, new highway. John McClellan’s picks as Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart head into football semifinals Friday. McWhorter founder among Chronicle’s ’40 Under 40.’ Cold start to the work week.

LATEST HEADLINES
Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails.
Ware Mechanical Weather Update: 18-mph gusts out there and you’ll really feel those throughout the day as our temperatures drop to the mid 40s. Overnight rainfall: Around two-tenths of an inch.
MORNING REPORT
Business: LakePoint’s reorganization taking longer than hoped. New owners optimist, cite record attendance in 2018 (1.25 million and counting), new north campus highway due in April. LakePoint
Josh McWhorter of McWhorter Capital Partners LLC in Cartersville among the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 for 2018. McWhorter
Ahead of the Headlines: Another round of economic development debate by the City Commission tonight. A return of a downtown Calhoun favorite. High school football semi-finals — and a critical SEC Championship game. Headlines
Gordon sheriff: Domestic violence arrest leads to discovery of pipe bomb, gun power. Suspect arrested, nearby area evacuated as Floyd County’s bomb squad summoned to remove the device. Arrest
Politics: Advance voting for statewide runoff begins Monday. Sample ballot for the Dec. 4 runoff (secretary of state, PSC). Closer look at House District 14 special election on Dec. 18. Home page
At least 13 deaths on Georgia highways over Thankgiving; none locally. Gas prices closing in on the lowest levels of the year; county-by-county update. Updates
Christmas Parade schedule: Tuesday in Rome, Dec. 1 in Lindale, Dec. 3 in Summeville, Dec. 6 in Cartersville and Cedartown, Dec. 7 in Rockmart, Dec. 8 in Cave Spring,Dec. 13 in Calhoun. Also: Christmas events. Home page
Hometown Podcasts survey: Please take a few minutes to answer our final five questions. More than 110 comments and suggestions so far. Home page
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Chilly three days, nights ahead with lows in the upper 20s. Weather
Obituaries: Mrs. Donna Ann Beard Davis, Jessie Lamar Jones. Obituaries
Public Health restaurant inspection scores resume Tuesday morning. Dining
Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch

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

John McClellan’s high school football semifinal picks: Rome over Warner Robins in 5A rematch from last year; Calhoun to fall in its 3A repeat from 2017. Cartersville wins by two; Rockmart advances with six-point victory. McClellan

Semifinals for high school football this Friday:
-Class 2A: Rockmart hosts Callaway.
-Class 3A: Calhoun hosts Peach County.
-Class 4A: Cartersville hosts Marist.
-Class 5A: Rome will travel to Warner Robins
COLLEGES/football
-Georgia ranked no. 4 in latest AP Top 25 football poll.
-Georgia Bulldogs:  SEC Championship vs. Alabama, 4 p.m. Saturday, CBS.
-Georgia Tech:  Next: Bowl game to be decided.
Atlanta Falcons at home vs. Baltimore at 1 p.m. Sunday.
COMMUNITY
-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. Kevin Ellis on the Jan. 4-5 Three Rivers Invitational Bull Riding at The Forum.
8:40 a.m. Janet Byington of the Rome Christmas Parade Committee on what we can expect to see Tuesday evening on Broad Street in downtown Rome.
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