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- 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
- Christmas Headlines: Your guide to parades, concerts and more this season. Click Christmas
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- State business headlines: Georgia Trend
- Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder
- 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.
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- 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.