Monday, December 12, 2016

2017: Huge year for retail, restaurants, healthcare, education. New burger, wings place near Cartersville theaters. More banking changes? Final high school football poll. Half inch of rain due.

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Today's headlines

  • Record-breaking new year? From retail to restaurants to health and education, 2017 will sizzle. Here's what to expect. 2017 
  • Buzz: Bangin' Burgers & Wings opens Tuesday in Cartersville. More banking changes? Early local showings for Star Wars' spinoff, 'Rogue One.' Buzz
  • Your updated guide to Christmas parades, concerts, church services and festive performances across Northwest Georgia. Christmas 
  • Ware Mechanical Forecast: Slightly warmer through Wednesday; back to the 40s on Thursday. About a half-inch of rain due. Weather
  • Remembering Mr. William Darden, Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Smith McAbee, Mr. James Harlin Terry, Royce Merlin Wood Sr. Obituaries 
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch
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Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

  • Final high school polls put Rome, Cartersville atop divisions. Also ranked: Pepperell, Darlington, Calhoun, Rockmart. Polls
  • 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.
  • Atlanta Falcons: Next: At home Sunday vs. 49ers, 4:05 p.m., Fox.

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

  • Please join our guests including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: Rome High Coach John Reid on Friday night's huge win over Buford, earning the Wolves their first state championship.
  • 8:40 a.m.: Members of Trinity United Methodist Church on the changes to the upcoming Live Nativity.

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