Latest Heritage First Headlines: Updated on our frigid Thursday. Berry eagle lays first egg of new season. Education updates from GNTC, GHC. First look at the King weekend celebration. Shorter hires new football coach.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Updated on our frigid Thursday. Berry eagle lays first egg of new season. Education updates from GNTC, GHC. First look at the King weekend celebration. Shorter hires new football coach.

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LATEST HEADLINES

Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails.

MORNING EDITION

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Wind chill of 17 so far today; advisory ends at 10 a.m. New one starts at 7 tonight. High of 31 today; freezing rain possible late Sunday . Weather

Berry eagle lays first egg of the 2018 season, exactly a year after the first arrival last time. The watch begins. Eagles

First look at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. four-day celebration in Rome, Jan. 12-15. King celebration

Business: Rome Floyd Chamber’s Al Hodge named to Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Board of Directors. GNTC

Top honors for Georgia Highlands from the 2017 Chancellor’s Annual Service Excellence Awards ceremony. GHC

Buzz: You paid a quarter more per gallon of gas last year vs. 2016. Floyd Democrats meet tonight at 7. Floyd School Board meets Friday at 8 a.m. Charlie Hayslett to talk about ‘Two Georgias’ economy at Monday’s Rome Noon Optimist Club meeting. Buzz

Obituaries: Mrs. Dorothy Mae Adams, Rev. Robert L. Faine Jr., Mrs. Sarah Carolyn Hightower. 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:

Shorter names new football coach.

Latest on high school basketball.

Rome Braves’ Hot Stove Gathering is Jan. 29.

Local college basketball updates.

UGA vs. Alabama, Monday at 8 p.m., ESPN (and in Atlanta).

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m. weekdays, WRGA 98.7 FM, streaming.

7:40 a.m. An emergency preparedness drill will be staged Tuesday at State Mutual Stadium. Joining us to talk about it are — from Floyd Medical Center — Dan Bevels as well as Tim McElwee, Safety Officer and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at Polk Medical Center.

8:10 a.m. Matt Pierce of the Small Business Development Center on the importance of really knowing your target audience so that you spend your marketing dollars in the right areas.

8:40 a.m. Weather updates.

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Health headlines: Georgia Health News

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

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