Monday, November 16, 2015

Bartow church helping spread Christmas cheer around the globe. John McClellan's playoff picks: Cartersville advances; Adairsville's season ends. Warmer this week; wetter, too. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police arrest reports.

Where Northwest Georgia's news day starts:

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Warmer through Wednesday -- but rain also returns midweek.


  • Operation Christmas Child: Floyd, Bartow, Polk churches hope to collect 17,000 filled shoe boxes to send to needy children around the world. Shoe Box
  • Want to be among the first in line at Rome's new Krispy Kreme? You'd best read the 'do's and doughnuts' first. Rules
  • Gas prices drop around five cents a gallon since last week. Graphic
  • The week: Taxes due today; The Nutcracker returns; and Noon Optimist Pancake Breakfast Saturday. The Week
  • Obituaries: Remembering Mr. James Curtis Van Meter Sr., Mr. Toney Ray Loveless, William Kaleb Underwood. Services
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores return Tuesday.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report


  • John McClellan's high school playoff picks: Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun advance; Adairsville, Sonoraville, Trion seasons will end. McClellan
  • Rome High Wolves up for Fox 5 Atlanta's Team of the Week. Vote now
  • Track each local playoff team in their respective brackets.
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.


  • Valhalla Rising: A 49-page digital magazine showcasing the Berry College Vikings magical football season. Click Vahalla Rising.
  • Georgia vs. Georgia Southern, noon Saturday. UGA.
  • Georgia Tech at Miami, 12:30 p.m. Saturday.  Tech 
  • Coming Friday: Norman Arey's Norman's No Nos, 15 guaranteed losers in college football this weekend.


  • The Falcons host the Indianapolis Colts Sunday at 1 p.m. / The latest on the NFL

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM.
Please join our guests Monday including:

  • At 7:20 a.m.: Chris Giddens, minister of children at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church on what to tell our kids about terrorism in Paris.
  • At  7:40 a.m.: We're joined by a team of Berry College students and professor who spent part of last summer in Paris for their reflections on Friday's massacre.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Lisa Stone, the Chronic Disease Prevention Manager for the Northwest Georgia Public Health District, Nobody Quits Like Georgia week, a week-long kick-off campaign to promote the importance of and resources for quitting smoking in Georgia.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Ken Chivers, Pastor for Ministry to Families, Children and Youth at First Presbyterian Church, on Operation Christmas Child.

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