What we hear: High school coach to take over Shorter’s football program? Lots of interest in Cartersville’s Mellow Mushroom. New officers joining Rome Police. Tickets to National Championship? $2,000 to start. What we hear
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Schools open; students urged to bundle up. Salvation Army serves as warming shelter when 32 or colder. High today of 39; wind chill advisory back for Thursday morning. Weather
Business: Rome’s Gretchen Corbin among state’s 100 ‘most influential.’ State’s annual business sign-up under way. Business
Drug task force: Two firearms (one stolen in Detroit), cocaine packages, marijuana found during mass arrest Sunday morning; suspects ranged in age from 15 to 31. Updates
Hometown Radio: Rep. Eddie Lumsden previews the 2018 General Assembly, announces he’ll seek a new term as well. Politics
Obituaries: Mr. Alvin Daniel “Danny” Evans, Rev. Robert L. Fain Jr., Thomas “Tommy” Irvine Fricks, Miss Zaida Hood, Frances N. Rice, Mrs. Jessie Lee Fair Sims, the Rev. Gary Wayne Studdard. Obituaries
Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch
Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report:
What Georgia, Alabama are saying about Monday night’s national championship game in Atlanta.
Where to watch the game (if you can afford the cheap tickets of $2,000).
Local college basketball updates.
Falcons vs. L.A. Rams Saturday night at 8:15 p.m.
Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m. weekdays, WRGA 98.7 FM, streaming.
7:40 a.m. Mandy Perry of Blood Assurance Rome on the new year and new challenges to collect blood products to help patients of Northwest Georgia hospitals — all exclusively served by Blood Assurance.
8:10 a.m. A meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Peachtree City about our bone-chilling start to the new year — which isn’t going anywhere soon from what we can see.
State business headlines: Georgia Trend
Health headlines: Georgia Health News
Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder