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WEDNESDAY NIGHT STORM CLASSIFIED AS EF-1 TORNADO

Written by Matt Davis on February 24, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The storm that ripped through Floyd County on Wednesday night has been classified as an EF 1 tornado, Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock confirmed yesterday.  The tornado caused destroyed a number of homes and substantial damage to 50 to 100 buildings, according to Hancock.  There were also numerous downed trees and limbs.  The damage primarily occurred in the Kingston Road area.  Crews worked Wednesday night thru the day yesterday to restore power to some 2,000 customers left with outages.  Power outages led to the cancellation of classes for schools in the Model district, including Model Elementary, Middle and High School, Johnson Elementary and the Floyd County Education Center.  According to Tim Hensley with the Floyd County School system, all of those will be open today.

ANNUAL NIGHT AT THE MOVIES TO BENEFIT EXCHANGE CLUB FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

Written by Matt Davis on February 24, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Exchange Club Family Resource Center will hold it’s 12th annual “A Night at the Movies” on Tuesday, February 28th at the Rome Cinemas on Shorter Avenue in West Rome.  The event is a benefit for the Family Resource Center in their efforts to prevent child abuse.  It will begin at 6 pm with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.  Attendees will have a chance to see one of six blockbuster movies at 7:30 pm.

SHORTER UNIVERSITY SOFTBALL TAKES TWO IN FIRST DAY OF ALABAMA ARCTIC BLAST

Written by Matt Davis on February 24, 2012. Posted in Sports

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.

TIME FOR THE NBA ALL STAR BREAK!

Written by Matt Davis on February 24, 2012. Posted in Sports

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.

NORTHWEST GEORGIA RED CROSS HELPING TORNADO VICTIMS

Written by Matt Davis on February 24, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Red Cross volunteers from the Northwest Georgia Chapter have been working to assist victims of Wednesday night’s EF-1 tornado.  According to a release from the organization, the Red Cross is doing their part to make sure that the emergency-caused needs are met.

SHORTER UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL TEAMS VICTORIOUS OVER LEE UNIVERSITY IN FINAL HOME GAMES OF REGULAR SEASON

Written by Matt Davis on February 24, 2012. Posted in Sports

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.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: SHORTER AT LOYOLA, BERRY TO HOST NORTH PARK THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on February 24, 2012. Posted in Sports

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.

N.W. GEORGIA RED CROSS RESPONDS FOLLOWING WEDNESDAY STORMS

Written by Matt Davis on February 24, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

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.

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