Saturday, December 17, 2016

New animal shelter to open Dec. 21. Two arrested in Cartersville Police car theft. Rain for the weekend. DDA's Ann Arnold retiring. How to track Santa on Dec. 24. Christmas events guide. More honors for RHS football.

For today's latest news, please see


First Look: New Public Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) facility opens with ribbon cutting, open house on Dec. 21. PAWS
Ware Mechanical forecast: 60-70% rain chance today, more Sunday with thunderstorms possible. More cold, windy temps ahead next week. Forecast
Cartersville Police: Two arrested in Haralson County in stolen police vehicle case. Arrest
Downtown Rome's Ann Arnold, known as 'Downtown Annie,' retiring. Arnold
Downtown Rome honors partners for 2016 achievements. Awards
Buzz: NORAD ready to track Santa and how the kids can follow. Donate live Christmas trees at Lake Allatoona. GE donates to TRED. Rome Rotary updates. Buzz
Latest indictments from Floyd County Grand Jury. Indictments
GBI investigating 'Officer Use of Force' incident in Dade County. GBI
Berry College's Dr. Lara Baker Whelan chosen as new Dean of Liberal Arts at Siena College in New York. Whelan
Education: Pepperell High's SADD Chapter receives $6,500 state grant to continue teen safe driving efforts. Education
Your guide to Christmas Eve, Christmas Day church services. Final week of parades, concerts and festive performances. Christmas
Remembering Patricia Diane "Little Pat" Williams. 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 

More honors for Rome High Football team as 24 players named to All Region 7-AAAAA teams, honorable mention.
The 63rd Annual Seven Hills Rotary-RNT Holiday Basketball Classic opens today.
Berry College junior Mamadou Soumahoro has been named a finalist for the 2016 Cliff Harris Award, an award presented to the nation's top small college defensive player.
New on Hometown Sports: ScoreStream. Scores from local high school, college games. More scores

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. 49'ers, 4:05 p.m., Fox.

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

Please join our guests Monday including:

7:40 a.m.: Assistant City Manager Patrick Eidson on retirement of DDA Director Ann Arnold and search on her successor.

8:10 a.m.: Associate Pastor Jonathan Lawson of Trinity United Methodist Church in Rome on Wednesday's "Longest Night" service for those coping with the loss of loved ones during the Christmas season.

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