Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tornado watch for Northwest Georgia through 11 this morning. More rain on the way to be followed by colder temperatures. Rainfall a relief for firefighters. Rome's Christmas Parade blended tradition, innovation (photo gallery).

For these and today's latest news, please see

Today's headlines:

  • A tornado watch is in effect for all of Northwest Georgia through 11 a.m. Continuing coverage all morning on Hometown. Watch
  • An update on the overnight weather and what's ahead. Weather
  • Rome's Christmas Parade dodges the clouds as it thrills 25,000 fans. Plus a photo gallery of your best pictures. Parade.
  • Ware Mechanical fire watch: Georgia Forestry reports no new fires following Monday night/Tuesday rainfall. Firefighting efforts continue. Fires
  •  Winter Weather Preparedness Week begins Monday. Who to know -- and do -- about it now.  Winter 
  • Authorities investigating third fatal accident in Floyd County in eight days; this one on north U.S. 27 near Armuchee. Fatality 
  • Floyd Against Drugs targets parents providing alcohol to underage children. Safe holidays 
  • Buzz: Chamber's prelegislative breakfast is Dec. 8 at new spot. Parks & Rec offers winter camps. Master Gardeners get some divine help. Buzz 
  • Georgia Health News: Additional reaction to the Price appointment to Health and Human Services. Health 
  • Remembering Ms. Helen Elizabeth Leek, Mr. Kenneth Earle Terry. 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 football playoffs: Rome, Cartersville should have no problem getting to Georgia Dome. McClellan
  • Ticket update for Rome vs. Stockbridge Friday night. Latest high school updates.
  • Latest college basketball updates. 
  • Honors for Berry athletes.
  • SEC Championship game: Alabama vs. Florida, Saturday at 4 p.m., CBS.
  • ACC Championship game: Clemson vs. Virginia Tech, Saturday at 8 p.m.
  • Atlanta Falcons: Next: Sunday at home vs. Chiefs, 1 p.m., CBS.
  • Rome Half Marathon set for Saturday at State Mutual Stadium. 

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

  • Please join our guests today including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: State Rep. Eddie Lumsden, R-Armuchee, on the 2017 General Assembly (Thursday at 7:40 a.m.: State Sen. Chuck Hufstetler).
  • 8:10 a.m.: Janet Byington on the celebrations to mark the 100th birthday of Howard Finster on Dec. 2 -- in Summerville and elsewhere.

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