Monday, December 5, 2016

Closer look at what Trump changes to 'Obamacare' might mean for local healthcare providers. New pastor for First Baptist. Panera opens in Cartersville. John McClellan's high school champion picks. Another inch of rain due today.

For these and today's latest news, please see

Ware Mechanical weather:

  • Showers continue with much colder air on the way. Friday's high: Upper 30s. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Local healthcare providers preparing changes with Obamacare repeal likely under Trump Administration. Health 
  • Buzz: Rome Braves have something cooking; announcement due Dec. 13. Cartersville's Panera Bread opens today. Buzz 
  • The Rev. Matt DuVall named pastor of First Baptist Church of Rome. First Baptist 
  • Remembering Mr. Grover Calvin Byars Jr., Patricia Ann McCain Comer, Dean Lamar Edmondson, Mr. James Ladell Penn, Mr. M.C. Winston. Obituaries 
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday. 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. 
  • Latest college basketball updates. 
  • Georgia Tech is headed to Jacksonville to play an SEC team at 11 a.m. Dec. 31.
  • UGA:  The Bulldogs vs. TCU in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, noon Friday, Dec. 30. 
  • Atlanta Falcons fall 29-28 to Kansas City. Next: 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.: John McClellan on high school football following Friday's semi-final games in Rome, Cartersville.
  • 8:10 a.m.: Rome businessman Brian Dulaney on what he found in Gatlinburg last week following the wildfires.

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