Saturday, December 10, 2016

Rome wins state 5A football championship! Victory celebration, game photos and more. 'Exceptional' drought conditions continue. Chilly weekend with more rain on way. 'Bring One for Chipper' on Jan. 7. Cartersville 4A Championship showdown today at Dome. Weekend guide and more.

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Today's headlines

  • Sweet victory: Rome comes home with gold on silver anniversary with State 5A Championship! Video and photos of celebration, game. Champs 
  • Despite nearly 5 inches of rainfall, the 'exceptional' drought conditions continue across Northwest Georgia with little hope of improvement over next 90 days. Drought Report
  • Ware Mechanical forecast: Another chilly day with high near 46, low of 25. Rain chance again Sunday-Wednesday. Forecast
  • Buzz (in under 100 words): 'Bring One for the Chipper' coming Jan. 7. Fire Department still needs Toys for Tots donations. Chattahoochee Tech graduation on Dec. 15. Buzz
  • Education: Floyd County school teacher collected Legos to send to children in Cuba. Legos
  • Weekend: RLT's 'Into the Woods', several Christmas performances, Our Lady of Guadalupe festival and procession. Calendar
  • Education: Darlington seniors Anna Claire Atha and Elijah McKoy nominated for Outstanding Student Athlete scholarship competiton. Education
  • Remembering Berry Jo Landrum, Roger Charles Lowe and Gussie McReynolds. 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 

  • 5A State Championship: Rome beats Buford, 16-9. 
  • 4A State Championship: Cartersville vs. Thomson, today at 4:30 pm., Georgia Dome. 
  • What you need to know if going to The Dome.
  • John McClellan's state championship picks:  McClellan
  • Berry College alum and soccer star Mark Bloom to compete for MLS Cup with Toronto FC on Saturday. Bloom
  • No 'No Nos' this week: Norman Arey's column returns later this month with his 10 locks to lose in the country's biggest bowl games.
  • 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: 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 Monday including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: A recap of the Rome High Championship with RHS staff.
  • 8:40 a.m.: Members of Trinity United Methodist Church on upcoming Live Nativity.

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