Thursday, December 8, 2016

23 degrees, wind chill of 16 by Friday morning. Rome City Brewery adds growler sales. New home for Habitat's ReStore. Jason Free named Realtor of the Year. In Rome, Cartersville, all eyes on Georgia Dome.

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Today's headlines:

  • Ware Mechanical forecast: Tonight's forecast low -- 23 degrees with a wind chill in the teens. Saturday morning: 20 degrees. Plus final look at Catoosa tornado last week. Weather
  • Business in under 100 words: Rome City Brewery adds growler sales. Habitat ReStore moving to former rent-all spot. Jason Free named Realtor of the year. Job fair Dec. 20. <100
  • RecoverMD LLC opening in Rome, targets recycling select medical devices following surgery. Startup 
  • Buzz: Calhoun Christmas parade tonight; Darlington's Lessons & Carols is Sunday. SPLOST committee meets. Budget workshop. Updates from Georgia Northwestern, Highlands. Buzz 
  • Georgia Health News: Interstate health insurance sales had tryout in Georgia. Health 
  • Remembering Mrs. Margie Louise Abney Akins, Mr. Thomas "Mac" McAlister, Ms. Gussie McReynolds. 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 state championship picks: Rome by 3 over Buford; Cartersville by 11 over Thomson.  McClellan
  • Signs of success across Rome as businesses salute the Wolves. Photos
  • 5A State Championship: Rome vs. Buford, Friday at 4:30 p.m., Georgia Dome. 
  • 4A State Championship: Cartersville vs. Thomson, Saturday at 4:30 pm., Georgia Dome. 
  • What you need to know if going to The Dome on Friday, Saturday.
  • Colleges: Shorter's Phil Taylor named national player of the week following stellar game. Hawks' Elizabeth Dowd honored. Berry gets its football trophy for championship season. 
  • 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: Sunday at L.A. Rams, 4:30 p.m., Fox.

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

  • Please join our guests today including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: Rome High Coach John Reid and Offensive Coordinator Chris Boden on Friday's championship game vs. Buford.
  • 8:10 a.m.: A closer look at the frigid air heading our way and the return of the winter rain cycle with a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

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