Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Christmas tree at Cedartown Police Department a tribute to all fallen law officers this year. Life Church moving. Rome Coca-Cola operations being sold. Bartow's Avatron Park plans pulled. Wintry Mix Friday night in Dade County. Rome High is Fox 5's football team of the year.

For today's latest news, please see www.hometownheadlines.com:

Today's headlines:

  • Solemn mission for the Christmas tree at Cedartown police headquarters: A tribute to the men and women killed in the line of duty in 2016 as well as those lost in Polk County over the years. Memory Tree
  • Business: Life Church of Rome seeks new home as current site has been sold. Watch for a large convenience store new to Floyd County. Church 
  • Business: Birmingham company in the process of buying Coca-Cola's Rome operations; deal should close next year. Coca-Cola
  • Business: United Community Bank closing Shorter Avenue branch on March 17. Business
  • Business: WBHF announces that Avatron Smart Park, a $750 million technology-centered theme park was to be developed in Emerson, has been shut down. WBHF
  • Ware Mechanical forecast: 'Wintry mix' possible in Dade County Friday night. More rain today, colder by Thursday. Weather 
  • People: Mohawk's Mollie Surratt honored for digital communications; Berry alum Karen Hersey honored by Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics; Adairsville Elementary PE teacher Dr. Joy Walker saluted by March of Dimes. People
  • Georgia Health News:  The Top 10 healthcare stories in 2016. Health 
  • Your updated guide to Christmas parades, concerts, church services and festive performances across Northwest Georgia. Christmas
  • Remembering Mr. Charles Edward Flowers, Mrs. Lisa Covington Rucker, Mr. James Harlin Terry, Ms. Hope Octavia Williams. 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 

  • Rome High honored again, named football team of the year by Fox 5 Atlanta. Wolves
  • Berry Vikings Junior defensive lineman Mamadou Soumahoro has been named First-Team All-America by the American Football Coaches Association.
  • Manager Randy Ingle, hitting coach Bobby Moore return for the 2017 season with the Rome Braves. Rome
  • 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: 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.: Resident geek Chris Giddens on "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and what we can expect as it debuts Thursday night.
  • 8:10 a.m.: Larry Alford on Spring Creek and Reynolds Bend baptist churches uniting for Silent Night, a drive-through nativity, on Dec. 17 and 18.
  • 8:40 a.m.: Stephanie McElhone and Cheryl Bishop on the 2016 coat drive by the YMCA.

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