Latest Heritage First Headlines: In overtime, Alabama wins national championship over Georgia.  Also: Sellers closes on Broad Street. Bussey’s, Ransom merge. Third person dies in second local house fire in nine days. Feds: Bartow inmate plotted to have ex-wife killed. For the first time this year: Temperatures in the 50s.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: In overtime, Alabama wins national championship over Georgia. Also: Sellers closes on Broad Street. Bussey’s, Ransom merge. Third person dies in second local house fire in nine days. Feds: Bartow inmate plotted to have ex-wife killed. For the first time this year: Temperatures in the 50s.

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LATEST HEADLINES

New Rome City School board members will take their oath of office today at 4:45 p.m. The ceremony will be in the boardroom at 508 E. Second St. prior to the caucus at 5 p.m. in the Superintendent’s Office. The regular meeting begins at 5:45 p.m. Joining the board following the Nov. 7 election are  Melissa Davis, Jill Fisher, Alvin Jackson Sr. and John Uldrick.

Reports from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails.

MORNING EDITION

Cedartown fire claims one life Sunday night; third person to die in a house fire in nine days in Northwest Georgia. Fire

Prosecutors: Bartow County Jail inmate tried to arrange for a hitman to kill his ex-wife for $10,000 and two Atlanta Hawks’ tickets. Crime

Dining: Sellers Gourmet Eatery of Rome closes on Broad Street; owner hopes to relocate. Dining

Business: Bussey’s Florist & Gifts, Ransom Floral Co. merge in downtown Rome. Business

Rome City Commission: Newcomer Randy Quick joins incumbents Jamie Doss, Wendy Davis in being sworn into office Monday evening. Commission

Buzz: YMCA seeks donations for ‘One Warm Coat’ drive. Green joins The Breast Center at Floyd.  Garden Lakes Elementary sets Local School Governance Team meeting dates. Buzz

Obituaries: Mrs. Christine Ann Hickman, Clida Elizabeth (Faye) Jones, Mr. Harvey Pryor Sr., Mr. Anthony David Robinson, Lavinia Mae Ross, Miss Mary Ann Woods. Obituaries

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Finally, a return to “normal” temperatures for this time of year. Low 60s by Thursday. Weather 

No Public Health restaurant inspection scores as offices were closed Monday. Dining

Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report:

Alabama wins shoot out between two ‘young guns,’ beating Georgia 26-23 to win the college football national championship.

Norman Arey called it: A 27-24 Alabama win.

Latest high school rankings: Model girls, Cartersville boys.

Falcons at Eagles Saturday afternoon.

Rome Braves’ Hot Stove Gathering is Jan. 29.

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

8:10 a.m. Keith D Mickler, county extension coordinator, on a busy 2018 and how to get involved.
Plus: Updates on Monday’s national championship game.

 

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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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