Latest Heritage First Headlines: New questions about economic development plan including chamber committee vote. Final two days of advance voting; runoff election is Tuesday. October employment update for the region. Christmas 2018: Next parade is Saturday. Warmer wetter days on the way.
Economic development: A special called meeting of the Rome Floyd Chamber’s board of directors is set for 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5.
New questions about The Big Switch economic development rush. Among them: Did the chamber executive committee overstep its authority? Other chamber board members think so. Big Switch
Closer look at October’s jobs report shows a few hits in key indicators. Bartow County upticks overall. Jobs
Christmas 2018: Your guide to this year’s parades, religious celebrations, musicals and longtime traditions. Next up: A Lindale Christmas on Saturday. Christmas
Politics: 935 advance voters since Monday 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. Home page
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Inch of rain on the way starting Saturday morning; high of 74 by Sunday afternoon as temperatures rebound. Weather
Obituaries: Mrs. Eddie Ash Jackson, Charles Eugene Rhodes, James L. “Papa Jim” Tolbert. Obituaries
Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch
Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Sports.
Paul Johnson retiring as Georgia Tech football coach after the bowl game.
Final day to buy RHS tickets at Barron before Friday’s game in Warner Robins.
Mid 50s, slight rain chance for Friday’s high school playoffs.
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
-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.
-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
8:40 a.m. Charlie Schroeder, among Northwest Georgia’s top Georgia Tech fans, joins us to talk about the retirement of 11-year head football coach Paul Johnson.