Heritage First Headlines: County Commission stands by economic development vote; new wrinkles arise. Meet the winners of the Rome Christmas Parade — and what’s next. Bitter cold morning and a look at what’s next.

Heritage First Headlines: County Commission stands by economic development vote; new wrinkles arise. Meet the winners of the Rome Christmas Parade — and what’s next. Bitter cold morning and a look at what’s next.

County Commission defends vote, maintains stance on proposed economic development model. Meeting yields past concerns about chamber; questions about city ‘filibuster.’ Plus: What our Open Records Request found. Big Switch
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. Home page
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mid 20s this morning with an even colder wind chill. We’ll begin to warm up today with rain, maybe storms due Friday.  Weather
Rome Christmas Parade: Passion Play earns ‘best in parade honors;’ a look at all your winners from Tuesday night. Plus: Much more Christmas to come in Northwest Georgia. Parade
Politics: 423 voted in advance in Floyd County; early voting for statewide runoff ends Friday. Sample ballot show secretary of state, PSC race. Updates on the House District 14 special election on Dec. 18. Vote
Buzz:  ‘Scrooge the Musical’ opens Friday at DeSoto Theatre. Quick fix coming to I-75 exit in Gordon County.  Buzz
Obituaries: Mrs. Carolynn Self Carver, Mrs. Margarite E. Hill, Mrs. Asa L. Holt, James Laverne Tolbert. Obituaries
Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch
Hometown Podcasts survey: Please take a few minutes to answer our final five questions. More than 145 comments and suggestions so far. Survey

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

2018 GoGo Running All-Area High School Cross Country teams announced; banquet Dec. 6.
Georgia earns no. 4 spot in College Football Playoff ranking.
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 or 8:10 a.m. A meteorologist to be named later from the National Weather Service on this unusually cold end of November and what’s on the way.
8:40 a.m. Rome City Commission Wendy Davis submitted 50 questions to the city administration about the proposed switch in economic development and recruitment. Those and other questions have the city at a standstill over blessing The Big Switch. We talk more about her questions and what’s next.
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