Latest Heritage First Headlines: Rome City Commission, citing a lack of specifics, halts economic development switch. Coldest air of the season sweeps in. Tips on tonight’s Rome Christmas Parade: Set up early and bundle up; freezing temperatures expected.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Rome City Commission, citing a lack of specifics, halts economic development switch. Coldest air of the season sweeps in. Tips on tonight’s Rome Christmas Parade: Set up early and bundle up; freezing temperatures expected.

LATEST HEADLINES
The proposal to shift economic development from the chamber to government control is the focus of this week’s Community Watch from Georgia Highlands; Hometown Headlines guests. Big Switch
423 vote in advance Monday in Floyd County for the Dec. 4 runoff.
Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County schools.
MORNING REPORT
More than four dozen questions — with few answers — stops City Commission vote on economic development shift. McNiece: ‘Change without a plan is a disaster.’ The Big Switch
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Wind chill of 27 degrees so far this morning; parade forecast looks clear — and cold. Weather
Tips for watching tonight’s Rome Christmas Parade: Set up early, hide in a warm restaurant or car, and bundle up. Forecast calls for 30 degrees at 6:30 p.m (before the wind chill). Plus: Regional parade, events schedule. Parade
Politics: Advance voting for statewide runoff continues today. Sample ballot show secretary of state, PSC race. Updates on the House District 14 special election on Dec. 18. Runoff
Buzz: Winter Art Market returns this weekend. Winter Wonderland due Friday-Sunday. Honors for Denim Marketing in Cartersville. Public Health urges hepatitis A prevention steps. Buzz
Rome City Schools off Friday for semifinal game in Warner Robins. Tickets on sale today-Thursday at Barron Stadium. No school
Georgia Health News: First thoughts about healthcare as Brian Kemp prepares to become Georgia’s next governor. Health
Obituaries: Susan Rebecca Freeman Cormany, Mr. Henry Randolph Dunaway, Charles Gregory McClinic, Mrs. Anne Elizabeth Spurgeon Shannon, James Laverne Tolbert, Mr. Hugh Don Wyatt. Obituaries
Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch
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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 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. Floyd County Police Sgt. Chris Fincher, who also serves as president of the Coosa Valley Fraternal Order of Police, on Shop With a Cop and how you can help by buying a T-shirt.
8:10 a.m. John McClellan joins us to talk about the situation at the new Atlanta stadium regarding the state high school football championships and Atlanta United.
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