Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Signs of Christmas -- but not exactly as you remember. Two big stores missing as shopping season begins. Woman killed in motorcycle accident near Silver Creek. Latest on Polk County, other fires; drought continues.

For these and today's latest news, please see www.hometownheadlines.com:

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  •  Less than a quarter of an inch of rain due Wednesday afternoon, early Thanksgiving. Weather
Today's other headlines: 
  • Christmas suddenly popping up across Northwest Georgia -- but not quite the way we're used to seeing it. Christmas 
  • Business: Two major players missing this year as Christmas shopping season begins. Business
  • Deputy coroner: Woman driving a motorcycle loses control on Reeceburg Drive, dies at the scene. Fatality 
  • Latest on the Polk County fires. Also: drought restrictions. Fires 
  • Buzz: Lumsden named 'deputy whip' of state House. Advocates for Children adds ability to donate by text. Remote sites closing for Thanksgiving only.  Buzz 
  • Remembering Mr. Robert Freeman Horsley, Mrs. Frances Roberson Knowles, Mr. Robert Jerry Overby, Mrs. Mary Lois Stover Willerson, William Gordon Yarbrough. Obituaries 
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

  • John McClellan's high school playoff picks:  Rome, Cartersville only local teams to survive this Friday.
  • Updates on tickets for the Rome, Cartersville games.
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.
  • Local college basketball updates.
  • Community: Weekly soccer update (with pictures). Also: Tennis updates. 
  • CommunityRun Off The Turkey 5K & Health Walk is Saturday.
  • Georgia Tech football: At Georgia, Saturday at noon.
  • UGA football:  At home vs. Georgia Tech, Saturday at noon.
  • Norman Arey's Norman's No Nos: Rivalry weekend losers coming Friday.
  • Atlanta Falcons:  Home Sunday vs. Cardinals, 1 p.m., Fox.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA 98.7 FM. 

  • Please join our guests including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: Luke Chaffin and Linda Smith on the Rome Area Heritage Foundation's "Holiday Tour of Historic Houses of Worship" in Downtown Rome on Saturday, Dec. 3,from 3 to 6 p.m.
  • 8:10 a.m.: Greg Jackson, APEX Direct Care and Chair of Small Business Action Council, on the chamber's Small Business Saturday kickoff this Saturday.
  • 8:40 a.m.: Jim Andrews, director for Shaw's contact (commercial) division, on the grand opening of the new plant in Adairsville.

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