Today’s first headlines:
- Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Strong to severe storms expected late tonight into Monday. Heavy rain, up to 2 inches possible. Freezing temps ahead, light snow accumulations possible late Monday.
- Three more COVID deaths in NW Georgia including two in Bartow, one in Gordon. Another 84 new positive cases. Region: 297 deaths, 15,662 cases.
- Business: Cartersville father and daughter launch ‘Closets of North Georgia’ to custom design storage and organization units for your home.
- Truett’s Chick-fil-A creates a ‘winter wonderland’ of lights to bring Christmas cheer during a tough year.
- Week ahead: Drive-Through Rome Christmas Parade set for Tuesday. Planning Commission meets Thursday. ‘Stock Our Shelves’ canned food drive is Friday.
- Obituaries: Ms. Jacqueline Wise Gibson, Ms. Lena Green, Mrs. Elizabeth Louise Holden O’Berry, Ms. Evelyn Ellison Reeves, Mrs. Vicky Lynn Timms, Mr. Lloyd Julian Touchstone.
- Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
- Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.
Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:
- Saturday night’s scores: Model advances, Pepperell and Chattooga out.
- Second round matchups in high school football playoffs.
- Latest high school football rankings later today.
- Georgia tops South Carolina, 45-16.
- Georgia Tech gets win over Duke, 56-33.
- Falcons (3-7) host Raiders today.
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