Looking ahead in 2019: Lots on the way in downtown development, healthcare, education, government and recreation. What’s ahead
Record rainfall: 2018 is one of wettest in history for Rome with more than 15 inches above normal, but will probably be just shy of official rainfall record of 68.56 inches. Rainfall
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Dense fog advisory until 9 a.m. this morning. Rain expected to ‘Ring in the New Year’ tonight. Thunderstorms possible Tuesday. Forecast
Education: Three Rome City elementary schools named ‘Beating the Odds Schools’ for improved performance. Floyd Schools reminds parents to complete applications for free/reduced lunch. Education
Politics: Advance voting resumes today in House District 5 special election in Gordon County, continues through Friday. Politics
Holiday traffic: 10 dead so far in New Year’s accidents. ‘Operation Zero Tolerance’ in force as New Year’s holiday weekend follows a tragic Christmas travel season. Traffic
New Year’s Celebrations: Several party options to Ring in the New Year tonight; Polar Plunge is Tuesday. New Year
Ahead of the Headlines: Chamber pre-legislative breakfast on Wednesday, bull riding, Bring One for the Chipper on Saturday. Ahead
Obituaries: Richard Allen Ables, Mrs. Merrian Caldwell, John Joseph Desmond, Mrs. Beatrice Ragland Kidd, Sammie H Peirson, Jackie Eugene Quinn, Carolyn Thompson Smith and Ms. Elizabeth Warren Carson-Williams. Obituaries
Public Health restaurant inspection scores resume Tuesday morning. Dining
Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch
Mark Richt, Miami coach and former Georgia head coach for 15 seasons, announces his retirement from football.
College Football National Championship: Alabama vs. Clemson on Jan. 7.
Also: Georgia vs. Texas Tuesday night in Sugar Bowl.
Busy bowl schedules for today, Tuesday.
Falcons wrap up season with 34-32 victory over Tampa Bay; finish season with 7-9 record.
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Please join our guests Wednesday morning including:
7:40 a.m. Kevin Ellis on the Three Rivers Invitational Bull Riding at The Forum River Center on Jan. 4 and 5.