Business: DiPrima’s Shoes to open new Rome store in January with expanded products including apparel. Hiring now under way for additional staff. Business
WBHF: Cartersville man dies in hit-and-run accident in Bartow County; officers searching for driver of truck responsible for crash. Fatality
Politics: Polls open Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for statewide runoff. Updates on the House District 14 special election on Dec. 18. Politics
Cartersville City Schools to observe half-day of school on Dec. 12 for state football championship. Primary, Elementary to release at 11:30 a.m. Middle, High to release at 12:30 p.m. Cartersville
No class for Polk School District on Dec. 12 as Rockmart High School heads to state championship at The Benz, 1 p.m. game. Polk
Christmas 2018: Your guide to this year’s parades, religious celebrations, musicals and longtime traditions. Next up: Lindale Christmas Parade today at 3 p.m. Christmas
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Slight rain chance this morning followed by sunshine, high of 72. Over 2 inches of rainfall since Friday night. Forecast
Obituaries: Mrs. Frances Yvonne “Fran” Bice, Mrs. Bessie Fields and Mr. Howard Roper. Obituaries
Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch
Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at five homes in Rome and Cave Spring, priced from $132,000 to $409,900. Open Houses
-Georgia Bulldogs: SEC Championship: Georgia falls to Alabama, 35-28.
-College Football Playoff selection and semifinal playoff teams to be announced today starting at noon. ESPN.
-Georgia Tech: Next: Bowl game to be decided.
GHSA State Football Championships at The Benz:
-Class 2A: Rockmart vs. Heard Co, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m.
-Class 4A: Cartersville vs. Blessed Trinity, Dec. 12 at 4:30 p.m.
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
Please join our guests Monday including:
7:40 a.m. Mandy Perry of Blood Assurance Rome on the need for blood donations during the bustling Christmas season.
8:40 a.m. Amy Knitig, director of development, and Lisa Moore, executive director, from Haven Health on changes there as well as ongoing services to the community.