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COLLEGE HOOPS: VICTORIOUS SATURDAY IN SC FOR SHORTER UNIVERSITY; SHORTER’S NUMBER ONE HAWKS STAY PERFECT IN THE SSAC

Written by Matt Davis on February 6, 2012. Posted in Sports

In your local college basketball update from over the weekend, Shorter University’s number one Hawks managed to maintain a perfect record in the Southern States Athletic Conference with a 89-64 win over Southern Wesleyan on Saturday, improving their record to 23-1 overall and 13-0 in the SSAC.  That was preceded by a 74-43 victory for Shorter’s Lady Hawks over Southern Wesleyan in Central, South Carolina.  Shorter’s men’s and women’s basketball teams return to their home court at the Winthrop King Centre on the Shorter University campus to host Emmanuel this Thursday night.  Tip off is set for 6 pm for the women and 8 pm for the men.  That will be followed by a 2 pm home game on Saturday for the Lady Hawks against Brenau.  All of those games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.  

COLLEGE BASEBALL UPDATE: SHORTER SPLITS, BERRY TAKES TWO OF THREE OVER THE WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on February 6, 2012. Posted in Sports

Local college baseball teams took the field this past weekend.  
Shorter University’s Hawks played their first home games of the season  on Saturday against the University of Pikeville.  The teams the double-header, with Pikeville winning game one 2-0 and Shorter taking the night cap 12-2 at the Robert H. Ledbetter Field on the Shorter University campus.
The Hawks will host Bryan tomorrow at 1 pm in a single game that will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and online at www.theridge957.com.  

TELLUS M– USEUM DIRECTOR TO DISCUSS PALEONTOLOGY OF GEORGIA TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on February 3, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Tellus:  Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville will continue its monthly lecture series tonight as museum director Jose Santamaria discusses “The Paleontology of Georgia” at 7 pm.  Marketing director Joe Schulman invites the public to attend.  He says that the museum galleries will be open extended hours until 9 pm.

ADULT SPELLING BEE BENEFITS HARBOR HO– USE

Written by Matt Davis on February 3, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Shane Richardson Memorial Adult Spelling Bee was held last night out at Berry College.  The Hive Talkin’ team won it for properly spelling “lagniappe”.  The event raised money for the Harbor House, a local non-profit organization aimed at serving children who are victims of sexual or physical abuse.

ATLANTA HAWKS DROP SECOND STRAIGHT AT HOME TO PHILADELPHIA 76ERS, BETTER LUCK TONIGHT AS HOST TO PHOENIX SUNS

Written by Matt Davis on February 6, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 98-87 on Saturday night at the Philips Arena.  That was the Hawks’ second straight home loss, leaving them with an eight win – three loss record at home and a 16 win – nine loss record overall so far for the 2011-2012 season.  The Hawks will get back into action tonight at Philips against the Phoenix Suns.  Tip off is set for 7:30 pm.

FLOYD DEMS ANTICIPATE LIVELY ELECTION SEASON

Written by Matt Davis on February 3, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Election season is in full swing.  The focus, of course, has mainly been on the Republican party as their supporters go to the polls to determine who will represent the party in the fall against President Barack Obama.  Members of both the Republican and Democratic parties have a vested interest in knowing how the Republican presidential candidates stack up against Obama.  Wendy Davis, vice president for campaigns and elections for the Floyd County Democratic Party, told WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome on Thursday that she anticipates lively debates between Obama and whoever gets the Republican presidential nomination.  She also noted that there are far fewer debates planned for the fall than are going on now for Republican candidates.

MAN KILLED BY TRAIN HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED

Written by Matt Davis on February 3, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The 29-year-old man that was hit and killed by a train on Wednesday night has been identified.  Donald Hicks, Jr. of Legion Drive in Lindale was struck by a Norfolk-Southern train at the tracks along Maple Road where it turns into Park Avenue.  He and another person tried to cross the tracks about 9:30 pm Wednesday night.  The other person made it across.  Hicks was pronounced dead at Floyd Medical Center shortly after the incident.

NUMBER ONE SHORTER UNIVERSITY HAWKS’ WINNING STREAK ENDED BY POINT UNIVERSITY

Written by Matt Davis on February 3, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Shorter University mens’ basketball team’s season-long winning streak has come to an end as the previously undefeated and number one Hawks were narrowly defeated by Point University 73-72 in a non-conference match last night in East Point.  Shorter is still unbeaten in conference play.  The Hawks and the Lady Hawks will face Southern States Athletic Conference rival Southern Wesleyan tomorrow in Central, South Carolina.  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.

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