Heritage First Headlines: Subfreezing temperatures the next few mornings. Rome’s Mr. & Mrs. Claus, masks and all, enduring pandemic challenges. Sixth ‘probable’ death in Floyd; 72 new positive tests in NW Georgia. Busy elections week.

Heritage First Headlines: Subfreezing temperatures the next few mornings. Rome’s Mr. & Mrs. Claus, masks and all, enduring pandemic challenges. Sixth ‘probable’ death in Floyd; 72 new positive tests in NW Georgia. Busy elections week.

Today’s first headlines:

  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center:  After an inch of rain, gusts to 29 mph with 150 customers without power this morning. Watch wind chills today; low of 26 Tuesday morning.
  • Amid pandemic, Tom and Ellie Hamby still ‘making spirits bright’ as Santa and Mrs. Claus don face masks, social distance. Look for them at Tuesday’s parade.
  • Another ‘probable’ COVID death in Floyd posted Sunday. 72 new positive cases in NW Georgia. New free testing schedule starts Monday.
  • COVID on campus: Schools resume classes today or Tuesday following long Thanksgiving break. Polk wants students, staff in masks. Calhoun Schools: If you’ve been exposed . . .
  • The vote. Busy week as recount continues in some local unties, the state. U.S. Senate debates next Sunday. Last day to register to vote in the primary runoff: Monday, Dec. 7.
  • Buzz: Five new Eagle Scouts for Troop 34 in Rome.
Also today:
  • Obituaries: Ms. Jeanene Leigh McClinic.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

John McClellan’s high school playoff picks: Four Northwest Georgia teams expected to continue championship run this weekend. McClellan
This weekend’s high school playoffs schedule.
Colleges:
  • Georgia Tech: At NC State, Saturday.
  • Georgia: At home vs. Vanderbilt, 4 p.m. Saturday.
  • Alabama: At LSU, 7 p.m. Saturday, CBS.

Georgia moves up to no. 11 in AP Top 25; ‘Bama holds at no. 1.

Vandy fires Derek Mason after 0-8. Second SEC coach this season (Muschamp/S. Carolina).
Falcons pound Las Vegas Raiders, 43-6.
  • Next: Home vs. Saints, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox, 92.9 FM The Game

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