Thursday, December 31, 2015

The dry out begins. Flood warning continues through Saturday. Cloudy, cool night to ring in the New Year. Latest business updates. Interim police chief named for Rome. Weekend guide. Sports updates.

Today's first news from


Ware Mechanical flood updates:

  • Flood watch canceled for North Georgia. Flood warning continues through Saturday as local rivers slowly rise from Wednesday's rain. Levels expected to drop below flood stage by Saturday.
  • Ware Mechanical flood update: Latest warnings, watches for Northwest Georgia. Warnings 
  • Governor Nathan Deal expands State of Emergency to include Gordon County. Deal
  • With recent high flooding, CRBI plans New Year's Day paddle down Burwell Creek to show its importance as floodplain. Paddle
  • Latest on local roads. Click Floyd / Click Gordon
  • Ware Mechanical forecast: Cloudy, cool night to ring in the New Year with low around 37. And no rain in forecast for a several days! Weather

Today's other headlines:

  • Business: Opening delayed for new Krispy Kreme. Ledbetter Properties' new Kroger Marketplace rising in Cartersville. Personnel Staffing opens in Rome. Business
  • Lonzo Roberson named interim Rome City Police Chief following retirement of Elaine Snow. Chief
  • Bartow Sheriff: Two arrested on child pornography charges in Euharlee. Arrests
  • Weekend: Happy New Year! "Always...Patsy Cline" at DeSoto and 'Bring One for the Chipper' on Saturday. Weekend
  • At a glance: Women's Firearm safety course, Bartow Chamber luncheon, Cedartown garbage service to run Saturday. Region
  • Obituaries: Remembering Lisa Garrison Hicks, Sibyl Hall Jones, Terri Peace Richards and Gary M. Scoggins. Funerals
  • Latest Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Berry women fall in classic, Shorter women fall to North Georgia.
  • High school basketball updates.
  • Falcons vs. Saints at the Georgia Dome, 1 p.m. Sunday / The NFL
  • College football playoff semifinals tonight: Orange Bowl features Oklahoma vs. Clemson; Cotton Bowl feature Alabama vs. Michigan State.
  • Norman Arey's Norman's No-Nos, the Bowl Edition: When it's all over and done, Alabama beats Clemson by seven. No-Nos
  • College bowl season: Who's on today and latest updates/previews.
  • All the bowl matchups from ESPN. Georgia vs. Penn State on Jan. 2. Click

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