Saturday, December 31, 2016

Large tire distributor coming to former Foss Manufacturing plant in Rome. Soggy New Year's Eve ahead, 2.5 inches expected through Tuesday. AAA and Drive Sober apps available to get party-goers home safely. Year-end updates, closings. Sports updates.

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Business: Large southeast tire distributor coming to Rome, company moving to former Foss Manufacturing plant. Tires

Ware Mechanical forecast: Between 70-90% chance of rain and temp around 43 degrees to ring in the New Year tonight. Forecast

Plan ahead: Don't drink and drive, average DUI costs $10,000. Download new 'Drive Sober, Georgia' app to find ride in your area. Sober

AAA teams with Anheuser-Busch to get motorists home safely on New Year's Eve. 'Tow to Go' service available through Jan. 2. AAA

Year-end updates: New Year's holiday closings, Bring One for the Chipper and other options. Year-end

Weekend: Ready to take the plunge? Two opportunities this weekend in either Salacoa Creek in Gordon or Cave Spring. Calendar

Remembering Joe Neil Kemp, K. Glenn Sanders and Richard Christopher Welles. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

SPORTS: Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

Harbin Clinic Hoops Classic at Rome High: Friday results: Model beats North Oconee, 57-46; Armuchee over Ringgold, 59-54; Darlington beats Rome, 63-55.

Norman Arey's Norman's No Nos: The 10 most watchable bowl games over the holidays. No Nos.
UGA beat TCU, 31-23, in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis on Friday.
Georgia Tech:  In Jacksonville to play Kentucky today, 11 a.m.
Also: SEC, ACC bowl schedule, TV times (with Norman's column).
NFC champion Atlanta Falcons close the regular season at home with New Orleans at 1 p.m. Sunday; await post-season opponent.

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

We'll be back with live shows starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3. Among our guests: Mandy Perry with Blood Assurance's Rome office.

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