Saturday, December 3, 2016

Rome, Cartersville both headed to state championships. Work underway on new Planet Fitness. New restaurant coming to Dean Ave? Sheriff Dept's K-9 dies. Up to 2.5 inches of rain on way. Weekend guide

For these and today's latest news, please see

Ware Mechanical weather:

  • Partly sunny with rain expected later tonight through Tuesday bringing another 2.5 inches of rainfall. Forecast

Today's headlines:

  • Rome and Cartersville advance to state championship games next Friday, Saturday at Georgia Dome. Sports
  • Business: Work underway on new Planet Fitness in West Rome. Former Rome Cleaners building sold, what's next?  Business
  • Exceeding the goal: Salvation Army collects more than 110,000 cans during annual Can-A-Thon. Cans
  • Buzz: Toys for Tots update. Big announcement coming from Chamber? Cartersville Main St. railroad crossing closed next week. Honors for Gordon BOE. Buzz
  • Floyd County Sheriff's Office mourning loss of beloved K-9 Deputy Champ. K-9
  • Education: Five Darlington seniors awarded college scholarships in November, Outstanding fall athletes honored during ceremony. Darlington
  • Weekend: Parades in Cave Spring, Lindale. Winter Art Market. Rome Half Marathon. 'Into the Woods' at DeSoto. Calendar
  • Remembering Walter Allen Clarke, Gail Elaine Lanier, Essie B. Rivers, Eben Richard Toole, Jr. and Martha Louise Winslette. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch 

Hometown marketing:

  • Hardy Realty open house gallery for Sunday: Five homes in Rome, priced from $109,500 to $377,000. Hardy

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

  • Friday night scoreboard: Rome beats Stockbridge, Cartersville beats Mary Persons. Scoreboard
  • Norman Arey's Norman's No Nos: Penn State, Clemson, Alabama take league titles. No Nos
  • John McClellan's high school football playoffs: How did John do Friday night? McClellan
  • Latest college basketball updates. 
  • SEC Championship game: Alabama vs. Florida, today at 4 p.m., CBS.
  • ACC Championship game: Clemson vs. Virginia Tech, today at 8 p.m.
  • Atlanta Falcons: Next: Sunday at home vs. Chiefs, 1 p.m., CBS.
  • Rome Half Marathon set for today at State Mutual Stadium. 200 expected to complete.

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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