Latest Heritage First Headlines: Weekend weather: Very wet, very cold, no snow through Monday. Dining: Del Taco’s close in Calhoun, the return of an old friend and what’s ‘swirling.’ Christmas: Parades tonight, maybe Saturday; concerts and other events.
Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails.
Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Weekend Washout on the way; nearly 3 inches of rain possible. So far, the wintry stuff stays to the east. We could see snow Tuesday morning. Weather
Dining: Del Taco just about ready in Calhoun. Truett Cathy’s statute has a new home at Truett’s Chick-fil-A. Swirl World part of new RaceTrac coming to Cartersville. Dining
Special elections: Four candidates so far for House seat in Gordon; election Jan. 8. Early voting starts Monday for House 18 race (Bartow, parts of Floyd). Home page
Christmas 2018: Rockmart is set for tonight with Cave Spring on Saturday. Plus: Christmas Back Home, additional events. Home page
Buzz: GHC offering bachelor’s in criminal justice — entirely online. Rome budget hearing part of Monday’s City Commission meeting. Habitat seeks applicants for East Rome home. Buzz
Education: Students from 28 area high schools compete in SkillsUSA qualifying hosted by Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Education
Georgia Health News: Expect an extensive rewrite of state’s certificate of need program for hospitals. What we know so far. GHN
Obituaries: Joseph Burton (Joe) Applegate, Mrs. Mickra A. Staples. 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.
Jamious Griffin of Rome High named 2018-19 Gatorade Georgia Football Player of the Year; third year in a row a Northwest Georgian has won (Trevor Lawrence from Cartersville did so twice). Jamious Griffin
Honors for Berry athletes.
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.
-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.
JamieStrong Rome Half Marathon is Saturday.
Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m. weekdays, WRGA 98.7 FM
8:10 a.m. Brian McClellan, the information technology director for Gordon County, with his annual list of gadget do’s and don’t when it comes to buying technology.
8:40 a.m. Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.