Monday, December 19, 2011

Next turn in West Third Street redevelopment. Retail changes: coming, going. Busy shopping season enters final days -- and then more discounts. Rain back Tuesday


The Buzz of Northwest Georgia. Click

-West Third upgrade continues: City commissioners are scheduled to vote on a contract to finally bring a full-service hotel to West Third.

-When done, it will add to a list of enhancements from Barron Stadium to Town Green completed since the community won the first NAIA national football game venue.

-Retail watch: Sudden spurt of comings -- and goings -- at local shopping centers.

-And the winner of the Cancer Navigators' wreath contest is . . .


Today's Focus: Final days of Christmas shopping rush begin. So far, good reports from local retailers. Next up: After-Christmas sales.    


Your latest forecast: Rain due Wednesday-Friday.
-Monday: Sunny, high of 60, low of 39.
-Tuesday: 40-90% rain chance, high of 64, low of 52.
-Wednesday: 50% rain chance, high of 66, low of 41.
-Christmas Eve: Cloudy, low of 34.
-Christmas Day: 30% chance of showers. high near 58.

Another 6-cent drop in Georgia gas prices; still 28 cents more a gallon than a year ago. 


Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA 1470 AM.

-Please join our guests today including Kevin Ellis on the Three Rivers Invitational Bull Riding and the sports surging popularity; City Commissioner Buzz Wachsteter on the 411 Connector debate; and Mark Lamade on Rome ReSale.

-Listen live online.


Norman Arey's Norman's No-Nos
-Norman's notes on who will lose and why this college football season. Next update: Friday.

Rome Braves: Sports
-Fredi Gonzalez, manager of the Atlanta Braves, to speak at 10th Annual Hot Stove Gathering Jan. 30 at The Forum.   

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