Latest Heritage First Headlines: Chamber board backs revised Big Switch plan, gives up economic development. First hints of sleet, snow showers in the forecast. Christmas parades in Cartersville, Cedartown tonight. Education updates.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Chamber board backs revised Big Switch plan, gives up economic development. First hints of sleet, snow showers in the forecast. Christmas parades in Cartersville, Cedartown tonight. Education updates.

 

LATEST HEADLINES

Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails.

MORNING REPORT

Chamber board backs tweaked version of The Big Switch, surrendering economic development while embracing mostly a ‘networking’ culture. Chamber
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sleet now forecast for Friday night, Saturday morning; snow showers overnight Monday. Colder today, Friday; rain starts early Saturday.  Weather
Christmas 2018: Parades tonight in Cartersville, Cedartown; Rockmart is set for Friday with Cave Spring on Saturday. Plus: Christmas Back Home, additional events. Christmas
Education: Pepperell High receives $6,500 Students Against Destructive Decisions grant from state. Georgia Highland’s impact: $168 million. Cherokee Masonic Lodge No. 66 helps Cave Spring Elementary. Berry students honored. Education
Politics: What to know about House 14 special election (Bartow, parts of Floyd) on Dec. 18 and House 5 vote Jan. 8 (Gordon County). Politics
Obituaries: Mr. Carl E. Carlson. 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.

Ticket, transportation updates for Cartersville, Rockmart fans heading to the playoffs on Wednesday.
John McClellan’s picks for the state football finals.
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.
Cross Country banquet tonight, JamieStrong Rome Half Marathon on Saturday.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m. weekdays, WRGA 98.7 FM
7:40 a.m. Buzz Wachsteter with the Exchange Club on the final push for the 2018 Toys for Tots drive He’ll have updates on how to give, how to help and what recipients need to know.
8:10 a.m. Matt Pearce of the Small Business Development Center talks about cyber security and what to know, especially with some of our latest headlines. Also: End of year tax concerns.
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