Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails.
Developing: Pedestrian struck, killed on U.S. 27 near Armuchee High School Thursday night. Collision
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rainfall at 1.36 inches with about a half inch more on the way. Flash flood watch continues through 7 tonight. Weekend looks good: sunny and mid to upper 50s. Weather
Cedar Creek update: Victim identified only as a male; autopsy set for GBI Crime Lab. Investigation
Business: Redmond Urgent Care opens in West Rome. Gretchen Corbin among state’s 100 most influential, according to Georgia Trend. Business
Business: Rome Floyd Chamber’s ‘wish list’ to local legislative delegation includes request for the ‘transfer of Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital property to the community.’ Chamber
Health: Blood Assurance ‘in critical need of blood donations.’ Recent emergency has compounded existing blood shortage. How to help. Health
Buzz: Open house for recycling center is Jan. 12. Residential Household Hazardous Waste/Electronics Recycling is Jan. 19. Updates on downtown Rome parking. Groundbreaking for Cartersville Fire station no. 3 is 2 p.m. Monday. Advance voting ends at 5 tonight in House District 5 special election. Buzz
Weekend: Two nights of all-star bull riding; Bring One for the Chipper (two locations); and Tellus’ SCI FRI Night is right from this week’s headlines. Weekend
Obituaries: Mrs. Melissa Ann Arnold, Mrs. Betty East Brock, Mrs. Donna Fay Ashley Lovitt, Mr. Robert A. “Pete” O’Dillon, Nixon Garrard “Nicky” Sharp, Laura Lou Staven. Obituaries
Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties. Crimewatch
Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday: Four homes in Rome, priced from $135,000 to $399,899. Posting at 3 this afternoon.
Girls, boys high school basketball games results; full slate tonight.
NFL wild card games Saturday, Sunday.
College football national championship Monday night.
-Alabama vs. Clemson.
-Today on Hometown Radio, 98.7 FM: Hear from fans of both teams on who will win and why.
Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m. weekdays, WRGA 98.7 FM
8:10 a.m. National championship debate: John Uldrick on why he thinks Clemson will defeat Alabama.
8:40 a.m. National championship debate: Phil Ray on why Alabama will remain the king of college football.