Heritage First Headlines. Extreme makeover as O’Charley’s gives way to Buffalo Wild Wings. Raceway in West Rome close; shelves still empty. 22nd fatality on Rome/Floyd roads this year. Floyd, Gordon residents latest COVID victims. An early serving of Christmas cheer.

Heritage First Headlines. Extreme makeover as O’Charley’s gives way to Buffalo Wild Wings. Raceway in West Rome close; shelves still empty. 22nd fatality on Rome/Floyd roads this year. Floyd, Gordon residents latest COVID victims. An early serving of Christmas cheer.

Today’s first headlines:
  • Business: Site of Rome’s new Buffalo Wild Wings is gutted; third time this venue has undergone a face lift. West Rome’s Raceway still needs to stock up; tentative opening Dec. 1.
  • 22nd person this year dies on Rome/Floyd roads; victim was a 31-year-old Euharlee man.
  • Floyd, Polk residents the latest area COVID victims. 38 virus patients at Atrium Health Floyd, Redmond; down 1 from Tuesday. State to begin Pfizer shots for kids 5 through 11 soon.
  • Need a jolt of holiday goodwill? We recommend a Peppermint Chip Milkshake with a large side of Christmas lights at Truett’s Chick-fil-A.
  • Buzz: Please take two minutes to complete simple downtown Rome survey; some great enhancements suggested.Georgia Highlands in the hunt for $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather:  Rain will continue into the morning; high of 52 today but back to the 60s for the weekend.
  • Obituaries: Joyce Gay Slaughter Morris, James Russell Murray, Mr. Harold E. Pierce, Mrs. Sandra Virginia Jones Wilson, Connie Sue Davis Wright.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Updates on arrests.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Report

  • John McClellan’s high school picks: What this Friday’s games mean to the playoffs. McClellan
  • Updates on parade, celebrations in honor of Atlanta Braves’ World Series’ title.
  • Berry away, Shorter home this Saturday.
  • Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Sunday.
  • Parade, celebrations set for Friday for the Atlanta Braves.

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