Saturday, December 5, 2015

Krispy Kreme to open Dec. 29. Perkins Restaurant & Bakery coming to Emerson. Courtyard by Marriott construction to resume. Shorter football coach retiring. Weekend guide. Cartersville headed to state championship.

Today's first headlines from and

Ware Mechanical Weather

  • Sunny and cool weekend ahead. Highs in mid-50s, lows from 33 to 40.


  • Hot Krispy Kreme doughnuts could be served as early at Dec. 29 in Rome. Hiring now underway. Doughnuts
  • Perkins Restaurant and Bakery coming to LakePoint at Emerson. LakePoint
  • Samson Development: Construction on Marriott Courtyard Hotel to resume by January 31, 2016. Marriott
  • It's official: Shorter announces Football Coach Phil Jones retiring. Shorter
  • Floyd County Schools is one of six districts across state named to Advanced Placement Honor Roll. AP
  • With terrorism-related crime on rise, FBI partnering with local agencies to raise public awareness with "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign. FBI
  • Can-a-thon final count: 68,840 cans to benefit hungry and homeless in our community. Can-a-thon
  • Ribbon cutting for new Coosa High School set for Tuesday. Coosa
  • Weekend: Lots of Christmas festivities, winter art market, pancakes and Rattling Gourd. Weekend
  • Smile Report: GNTC's Kim Whitlock earns first GED diploma awarded at Adult Learning Center in Fairmount. Smile 
  • Harbin Clinic Cancer Center receives reaccreditation for providing quality cancer care. Harbin
  • Georgia Health News: Hutcheson Medical Center closes its doors to patients. Health
  • At a glance: Rome Pre-Legislative Breakfast, Holiday Safety Seminar, Photos with Cowboy Santa, Gordon Toy Drive and Cedartown ornaments for sale. Region
  • Obituaries: Remembering Marlene Mae Ransom. Funerals
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch


  • Hardy Realty's open house gallery for Sunday: Six home in Rome, Adairsville. Desktop or Mobile.

Holiday Happenings

  • Hometown Headlines has teamed with Harbin Clinic to present Holiday Happenings, a 29-page digital magazine with details on parades, concerts, performances and live Nativity scenes across Northwest Georgia. You can view it in two formats: Desktop or Mobile

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Norman Arey's Norman's No-Nos, conference championship edition: Clemson remains unbeaten, Iowa doesn't; Crimson Tide rolls. No-Nos
  • SEC Championship: Alabama vs. Florida, 4 p.m., Georgia Dome. CBS.
  • Friday night: Cartersville advances to state championship. Calhoun out.
  • John McClellan's high school playoff picks: How did he do? McClellan
  • Rome Braves will hold a pancake breakfast on Saturday to benefit the Braves Miracle Field of Rome.
  • The Falcons at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Sunday / The latest on the NFL

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

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Greg Cater with updates from Life Church in Rome.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Janet Eberhart, immunixations coordinator for Public Health, on National Influenza Vaccination Week.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Updates on the Rome/Floyd library system.

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