Heritage First Headlines. Christmas parade lights up Rome; 2019 winners; Cartersville next. Fatal home fire investigated. Isakson’s farewell; Kemp’s appointment. Dining: Truett’s celebrates one year; Cook Out opens in Calhoun, SEC party. Georgia no. 4 in latest playoff rankings.

Heritage First Headlines. Christmas parade lights up Rome; 2019 winners; Cartersville next. Fatal home fire investigated. Isakson’s farewell; Kemp’s appointment. Dining: Truett’s celebrates one year; Cook Out opens in Calhoun, SEC party. Georgia no. 4 in latest playoff rankings.

MORNING REPORT

  • Rome’s Christmas Parade: Photos from Tuesday night’s trip down Broad Street. Plus: This year’s winning entries. Next up: Cartersville, Rockmart on Thursday evening.
  • State helping to investigate a house fire that took the life of a 69-year-old Gordon County man.
  • Dining: Truett’s Chick-fil-A celebrates first year next week. Cook Out opens in Calhoun. Potluck community cookout for SEC Championship at Rome City Brewing on Saturday.
  • Health: Another week of “high” level flu activity in Georgia. Hardest hit age group so far: 18 through 49.
  • Isakson’s farewell address in the Senate. He stresses the need for bipartisanship, ‘to find common ground’ and solve problems.
  • Reminder: Kemp to announce U.S. Senate pick at 10 this morning. Where to watch.
  • Health: Floyd Medical Center EMT Shanon Prater honored as a Georgia Hospital Hero — and here’s just one reason why.
    The Druck Report. Too soon to talk about Black Friday 2020? Lots of retail changes once again on the way.
    Buzz: Darlington announces scholarships. Floyd Democrats meet Thursday. 21st Annual Christmas at First Baptist concert is Sunday. Updates on Gordon Health Department.
    DAILY FEATURES:
    • Newscast: Our audio headlines edition and rant of the day.
    • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A bit warmer through Sunday; some rain expected throughout Friday.
    • Obituaries: Betty Jean Phillips Chamblee, Mrs. Susan Faith Hopper, Mrs. Debra North, Beverly Joyce Tolbert.
    • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.
    • Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests. Crimewatch

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Sports

John McClellan’s high school playoff picks for this Friday. As Northwest Georgia’s impressive streak of state title bids ends, a look at who’ll make it to the high school football championships Dec. 13-14. McClellan.
UGA holds at no. 4 in latest College Football Playoff rankings; key game Saturday vs. No. 2 LSU.
FOOTBALL/Saturday
  • SEC Championship: Georgia vs. LSU, 4 p.m. at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. TV: CBS.
  • ACC Championship: Clemson vs. Virginia, 7:30 p.m., Charlotte. TV: ABC
Atlanta Falcons: Sunday, Panthers at home, 1 p.m.
COMMUNITY
  • Saturday: Harbin Clinic’s Jingle Jog in Cartersville.
  • Dec. 14: Rome Half Marathon returns; also offers 5K race. Dec. 12: GoGo Running All-Area Cross Country Banquet.

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