Monday, December 19, 2016

10 things to know about NW Georgia's Christmas 2016: Gifts, stress, health, meaning of the season. 2017 DeSoto 'runway' cleared for takeoff. Christmas services. Basketball tournament resumes tonight. Warmer, dryer than Sunday.

For today's latest news, please see


 10 things to know about Christmas 2016 in Northwest Georgia: Top gifts, shipping deadlines, helping others, staying healthy and the real meaning of the season. What to know.

Buzz: Wheels up on plans for 'An Evening on the Runway' on Feb. 27. The week before Christmas -- and what to expect. Buzz

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day church services set. Living Nativity begins Tuesday; 'Longest Night' service Wednesday.  Christmas

Expanded Ware Mechanical forecast: After cold, soggy Sunday, look for the week to warm up a bit. Weather

Remembering Mrs. Glenda Paris Autry, Mrs. Sylvia Marie Harrelson Rickman. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday. Dining

Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

SPORTS: Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

 Seven Hills Rotary-RNT Holiday Basketball Classic continues as follows:

-Today/girls: Coosa vs.Woodland at 4 p.m., GHC; Darlington vs. Model at 7 p.m., GHC.
-Today/boys: Coosa vs. Woodland @ 5:30 p.m. GHC; Darlington vs. Model, 8:30 p.m. GHC.

Berry men fall to Southwestern, 79-50.

Atlanta Falcons swarm 49ers, 41-13.  Next up: At Carolina Saturday at 1 p.m.

Latest college basketball updates from Northwest Georgia.

Bowls: Georgia Tech is headed to Jacksonville to play Kentucky at 11 a.m. Dec. 31. UGA:  The Bulldogs vs. TCU in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, noon Friday, Dec. 30.

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

Please join our guests including:

7:40 a.m.: Assistant City Manager Patrick Eidson on retirement of DDA Director Ann Arnold and search on her successor.

8:10 a.m.: Associate Pastor Jonathan Lawson of Trinity United Methodist Church in Rome on Wednesday's "Longest Night" service for those coping with the loss of loved ones during the Christmas season.

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