SHORTER UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL TEAMS VICTORIOUS OVER LEE UNIVERSITY IN FINAL HOME GAMES OF REGULAR SEASON
It was a victorious night on the hill for both the Shorter University men’s and women’s basketball teams as both picked up wins from Southern States Athletic Conference rival Lee University in Shorter’s final home games of the season last night at the University’s Winthrop King Centre. The 20th ranked Lady Hawks beat the 4th ranked Lady Flames 60-44. The number two Hawks notched a 61-55 win over the 16th ranked Flames. Shorter will close out the 2011-2012 regular season tomorrow in Cleveland, Georgia with more SSAC action against Truett McConnell. The women will play at 2 pm, followed by the men at 4 pm. The games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.
Shorter University’s softball team is in Decatur, Alabama for the Alabama Arctic Blast thru Saturday. In yesterday’s opening day scores, the 9th ranked Lady Hawks beat Campbellsville 1-0 and Indiana-Southeast 5-0. Today’s schedule includes matches with Milligan at 2 pm and Thomas at 4 pm. They’ll face Bryan, Martin Methodist and Point tomorrow.
Shorter University’s baseball teams will be in New Orleans, Louisiana for a three game series with Loyola University over the weekend. The teams will play a single game this evening at 7 pm Eastern Time and a double header tomorrow at 2 pm.
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks ended a three game losing streak with an 83-78 win over the Orlando Magic last night at the Philips Arena. With the win, the Hawks improve their record to 20 wins and 15 losses overall so far for the 2011-2012 season.
ROME: (February 22, 2012) – Red Cross volunteers from the Northwest Georgia Chapter have been in the field throughout the day assessing recovery needs of residents of storm- ravaged Floyd County. The Red Cross will work to ensure that emergency-caused needs are met. Current estimates are that 50 -100 homes were damaged by the Wednesday night storms, including homes in the hard-hit Dykes Creek and Turner Chapel neighborhoods.
The Model and Johnson area schools will be open on Friday. Model High School, Model Middle School, Model Elementary School, Johnson Elementary School and the Floyd County Education Center were all closed today due to storm damage in the area. Power was restored to all schools by mid-morning today and road crews have been working to clear roadways of debris. School system personnel have been in close contact with Emergency Management officials during the day as work continued to repair storm damage. System personnel have been informed that road work will continue through the afternoon and that all major roads and most secondary roads will be cleared and passable by morning.
As you know we had severe storms move through Floyd County last night. Currently we have the following roads closed:
A storm ripped through Floyd County last night, leaving a handful of people without power and causing some structure damage. Speaking of power outages, Tim Hensley with the Floyd County School system told WLAQ News/The Ridge Report this morning that schools in the Model district will be closed today due to power outage. That includes Model Elementary, Middle and High Schools, Johnson Elementary and the Floyd County Education Center.