Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Another business leaves Broad for Central Plaza. Business news less than 100 words. Bartow lifts burning ban; frigid Friday ahead. Latest on Rome, Cartersville championship games.

For these and today's latest news, please see

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  •  Rains mean end to Bartow's burning ban. Up next: Frigid Friday. Plus: Photo from Rome's snowy 1886 storm. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Business: Merle Norman latest business to move from Broad Street to restyled Central Plaza. Move 
  • Business in under 100 words: Santa bringing more jobs? Realtors helping those in need. Toasting a good year downtown. Extended football season an economic TD. About those rumors. Business <100 words 
  • Buzz: Noon Optimist Club honors area middle school students. Heal Rome set for Jan. 14. Bartow CASA expands focus to education. Buzz 
  • Health: Georgia Highlands' students, staff can 'see' a doctor live via special kiosk. Health 
  • Georgia Health News: State still facing gap in DFCS caseworkers. Health
  • Remembering Mr. Ronald E. Hobgood Sr., Jimmy R Hunter, Mr. Roger Charles Lowe Sr., Mrs. Patricia Forbes 'Pat' Maxwell, Turner Eugene 'Buster' McGinnis Jr. 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
  • 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.
  • Honors for Berry, Shorter athletes.
  • Community sports updates.
  • 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.: Chad Hannah, band director at Rome High, on the championship game and a very busy fall for the Sound of the Seven Hills.
  • 8:40 a.m.: Catherine Howden, Senior Policy and Strategic Communications Director for Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, on what you need to know about winter weather preparedness

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