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COLLEGE BASKETBALL WEEKEND UPDATE

Written by Matt Davis on February 13, 2012. Posted in Sports

 In your local college basketball update from over the weekend, Shorter University’s 23rd ranked Lady Hawks picked up a 72-45 victory from Brenau University on Saturday at Shorter’s Winthrop King Centre, allowing the Lady Hawks to notch its fifth straight 20-win season.  Shorter has won at least twenty games every season since 2007-2008.  Head Coach Vic Mitchell said in a post game interview with 95.7 FM The Ridge’s Jim Bojo that he is proud of this accomplishment.

ATLANTA HAWKS FALL TO MIAMI HEAT AT PHILIPS

Written by Matt Davis on February 13, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks lost to the Miami Heat 107-87 last night at the Philips Arena.  That leaves the Hawks with 18 wins and 11 losses overall so far for the 2011-2012 season.  They’ll be in Los Angeles to take on the Lakers tomorrow night at 10:30 pm.

FLOODING THE FOCUS OF THIS FINAL DAY OF SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on February 10, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Today is the final day of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia.  The focus of the day is Flooding.  According to information from the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency, floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters, aside from fire.  Most communities in Georgia experience some kind of flooding after spring rains or heavy thunderstorms.  Floods can either be slow or fast rising but usually develop over a period of days.  The potentially worst flood events can be posed by dam failures.  When a dam fails, a massive quantity of water is suddenly released downstream, destroying anything in its path.

BIG WEEKEND ON TAP FOR CEDARTOWN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Written by Matt Davis on February 10, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

It’s gonna be a big weekend for the Cedartown Performing Arts Center.  The Center will welcome The Amazing Kreskin to its stage tonight at 7:30 pm.  That will be followed by a performance from Young Elvis and the Blue Suedes tomorrow night at 7:30 pm.  

COLLEGE BASEBALL WEEKEND UPDATE

Written by Matt Davis on February 13, 2012. Posted in Sports

In your local college baseball update from over the weekend, Shorter University swept a three game series with Albany State.  The Hawks took both games of Saturday’s double header 7-2 and 12-6 and won yesterday’s game 8-2 at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Field.  Shorter will return to action this Friday and Saturday with a three game series against SSAC rival Southern Poly in Marietta.  The teams will play a single game on Friday at 1 pm, which will be followed by a double header on Saturday at noon.  

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL POST SEASON UNDERWAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 13, 2012. Posted in Sports

In high school basketball post-season action from over the weekend, the Model Lady Blue Devils beat River Ridge 70-59 to win the 7 AA South Subregion tournament on Saturday night at Georgia Highlands College.  Pepperell won the girls’ third place game 51-49 over Armuchee.  The Coosa Eagles also emerged as victors in the 7 AA South Subregion tournament with a 75-62 win over Rockmart.  Armuchee took a 58-57 victory from Model in the boys’ third place game.

CANCER NAVIGATORS KICKS OFF MAJOR FUND RAISER OF THE YEAR

Written by Matt Davis on February 10, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Rome-based nonprofit Cancer Navigators is in the midst of its major fundraiser of the year.  Cast Off Against Cancer kicked off this Tuesday evening in conjunction with an open house event at Cancer Navigators’ new location at 310 West 10th Street in Rome.  Executive Director Charlotte Atkins says that participating teams are always very enthusiastic about the fundraiser.

ISAKSON PLEASED WITH APPROVAL OF GEORGIA’S ‘NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND’ WAIVER REQUEST

Written by Matt Davis on February 10, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The US Department of Education made the decision yesterday to grant the state of Georgia a waiver from ‘No Child Left Behind’.  US Senator Johnny Isakson is pleased with the measure, as he and Georgia School Superintendent Dr. John Barge personally delivered the state’s request for a waiver from the law to US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

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