Latest Heritage First Headlines: Popeye’s picks spot for return to West Rome. LakePoint losing Perfect Game after 2019. Updates on The Big Switch. Statewide runoff election today for two races; two special elections next (for some). Cooler week ahead.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Popeye’s picks spot for return to West Rome. LakePoint losing Perfect Game after 2019. Updates on The Big Switch. Statewide runoff election today for two races; two special elections next (for some). Cooler week ahead.

 

LATEST HEADLINES

Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails.

MORNING REPORT

Popeye’s return to West Rome set for site of former bank branch. Planned: $775,000 new building. Burger King just about ready at former Popeye’s location on Shorter. Dining
Perfect Game exiting LakePoint after next season; stunning change as the Emerson project continues in reorganization.  Home page
‘The Big Switch.’ City, county commissions meet at 8 this morning with fate of proposed takeover of industrial development on the table. How we got to this point. Big Switch
Statewide runoff: Polls open today, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.. for Secretary of State, PSC runoff. Updates on the House District 14 special election on Dec. 18. New: Jan. 8 election for the late John Meadows’ seat in Calhoun. Home page
Buzz: Erosion closes part of Heritage Park Trail near Chieftains Museum. Honors for West End Elementary. One Community United small group meetings set. Buzz
Christmas 2018: Your guide to this year’s parades, religious celebrations, musicals and longtime traditions. Next up: Thursday evening parades in Cartersville, Cedartown. Christmas
Health: National Influenza Vaccination Week a key time to remember Georgia’s 151 flu deaths last season; one dead, 74 hospitalized so far this year. Flu
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Clear and cooler through Thursday. None of the ‘wintry precipitation’ in our forecast so far this weekend. Weather
Obituaries: Ms. Deborah Bradley, Mrs. Bessie Fay Dowdy Brooks, Mrs. Brenda Devora Mills Carver, Mr. John Dennis Edmonds. 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.

 Rome High’s Jamious Griffin a finalist for the Touchdown Club of Atlanta’s Mr. Georgia Football Award.
High school football championship updates; John McClellan’s picks.
GPB to broadcast Cartersville, Rockmart games.
State Championships for high school football:
  • Class 2A: Rockmart vs. Heard Co., Dec. 12 at 1 p.m., Mercedes Benz Stadium.  Polk County Schools will be closed on Dec. 12 for the championship game.
  • Class 4A: Cartersville vs. Blessed Trinity, Dec. 12 at 4:30 p.m., Mercedes Benz Stadium. Cartersville City Schools will have a half-day of class on Dec. 12 for the championship game.
COLLEGES/bowls
-Georgia vs.Texas, Sugar Bowl, 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1.
-Georgia Tech vs. Minnesota in the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit, Dec. 26, 5:15 p.m.
-Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: Saturday, Dec. 29, noon. Florida vs. MIchigan.
Atlanta Falcons sink to 4-8. Next: At Green Bay on Sunday.
Registration continues for the annual #JamieStrong Rome Half Marathon to be held this Saturday at State Mutual Stadium.
  • Former Model High and Berry College standout Michelle Abernathy Lane will be the guest speaker the 2018 GoGo Running All-Area Cross Country Banquet to be held Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Krannert Ballroom at Berry College.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m. weekdays, WRGA 98.7 FM
7:10 a.m. Sgt. Chris Fincher of the Floyd County Police Department joins us to talk about “porch pirates,” those intent on doing their holiday shopping after the delivery is made at your doorstep.
7:40 a.m. Janet Eberhart, RN-BSN, and District Immunization Coordinator, on National Influenza Vaccination Week. There’s plenty of time to get your shot this season.
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