Latest Heritage First Headlines. Big Switch: Why they dumped the ‘political’ economic development model 30 years ago; chamber board calls special meeting. Final day to vote early in state runoff election. Three held in fraud/mail theft ring. Four area high schools need wins to reach football championship games. Warmer, wetter weekend.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Big Switch: Why they dumped the ‘political’ economic development model 30 years ago; chamber board calls special meeting. Final day to vote early in state runoff election. Three held in fraud/mail theft ring. Four area high schools need wins to reach football championship games. Warmer, wetter weekend.

LATEST HEADLINES

Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails.

MORNING REPORT

The latest on The Big Switch: How the chamber took over economic development when the ‘political’ model failed 30 years ago. Chamber sets called board meeting in wake of executive committee’s unauthorized action. Draft annual budget for economic development department: $357,000.  Big Switch
Politics: Final day to vote in advance for statewide runoff races for secretary of state, PSC. Updates on the House District 14 special election on Dec. 18. Vote
Three suspects, ages 24 to 62, face a combined 50-plus counts in what Gordon sheriff’s office calls fraud/mail theft operation. Arrests
Can-A-Thon under way today from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Coosa Valley Fairgrounds. How you can help. Can-a-thon
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Warmer weekend on the way (71 on Sunday) but also an inch or more of rain due, mostly on Saturday. Weather
Harley Chastain of Gordon County to represent Georgia Northwestern Technical College in statewide EAGLE competition.  Education
Christmas 2018: Your guide to this year’s parades, religious celebrations, musicals and longtime traditions. Next up: A Lindale Christmas on Saturday. Christmas
Education: Rotary honors Rome Middle students. Plus: The story behind the naming of Betty Anne Rouse Bell Recital Hall at Berry College. Education
Buzz: DOT seeks feedback on DOT bridge detour in Chattooga County. Berry students helping The Ruth and Naomi Project thanks to ceramic sale today. Buzz
Obituaries: Glenda Joan Beam Christie, Mrs. Joyce Boling Lee, Mr. James Harold Shaw Sr. 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
Our scoreboard starts tonight at 7:30; web and social media.
Ware Mechanical kickoff forecast: Mid 50s, light breeze, possible drizzle.
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.

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