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SHORTER HEAD MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH CHAD WARNER A FINALIST FOR JOHN MCLENDON NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR

Written by Matt Davis on March 23, 2012. Posted in Sports

Shorter University head men’s basketball coach Chad Warner has been selected as one of 15 finalists for the John McLendon National Coach of the Year, according to a release from CollegeInsider.com on Wednesday night.  The John McLendon award is presented annually to the top collegiate head coach encompassing all levels.  Other finalists for this year’s award include John Calipari from the University of Kentucky, Tom Izzo from Michigan State University, Frank Haith from the University of Missouri, Mike Brey from the University of Notre Dame and others.  The winner will be announced at the CollegeInsider.com awards banquet on March 30th in New Orleans, site of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.

LOCAL COLLEGE BASEBALL WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Written by Matt Davis on March 23, 2012. Posted in Sports

College baseball is on tap this weekend for local teams.  Shorter University will host the University of Mobile in a three game series at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex.  The teams will play a double header tomorrow at noon, which will be followed by a solo game on Sunday at 1 pm.  Berry College’s Vikings will be on the road to take on Birmingham-Southern.  The teams will play a double header tomorrow at 2:30 pm, followed by a single game on Sunday at 2 pm.

UNEMPLOYMENT DOWN IN GEORGIA TO LOWEST RATE SINCE MARCH 2009

Written by Matt Davis on March 22, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler has announced that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February has declined for the seventh consecutive month to 9.1 percent, the lowest rate since March of 2009, when it was also 9.1 percent.  That number is down from a revised 9.2 percent in January.  Georgia’s jobless rate stood at 9.9 percent in February 2011.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TO HOLD SEVERE WEATHER STORM SPOTTER CLASS AT GSD

Written by Matt Davis on March 22, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The National Weather Service will hold a Severe Weather Storm Spotter Class at the Georgia School for the Deaf at 232 Perry Farm Road in Cave Spring on Thursday, March 29th at 6 pm.  According to a release from the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency, the class is expected to last about two hours and will cover the elements that make up severe weather, severe weather safety, and offers certification as a National Weather Service Severe Weather Spotter.  The class is free and open to the public and will be held in the school’s auditorium.  GSD will provide translators for the deaf and hearing impaired.

BRAVES BEAT: JONES ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT AT END OF 2012 SEASON, BRAVES AND MARLINS END UP WITH 5-5 TIE IN 10 INNINGS

Written by Matt Davis on March 23, 2012. Posted in Sports

Atlanta Brave Chipper Jones has announced his retirement from baseball at the end of the 2012 season.  Jones, who will be 40 years old on April 24th, has been with the Braves throughout his entire career.  Jones’ career highlights include seven All-Star games, the NL MVP award in 1999 and an NL batting title in 2008.  Jones was signed by the Braves in 1990 and has been a part of the major league team for the last 19 years.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Written by Matt Davis on March 23, 2012. Posted in Sports

College softball will also be going on this weekend.  Shorter University’s Lady Hawks will host Brewton-Parker in a double header today at 5 pm, which will be followed by a double header with Truett McConnell tomorrow at 1 pm at the Alto Park Softball Complex.  Berry College’s Lady Vikings will host Centre in a double header tomorrow at 1 pm at Berry’s South Ford Field.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR “BATTLE OF THE BANDS”

Written by Matt Davis on March 22, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Tickets are now on sale for the 3rd annual 95.7 FM The Ridge/Rome News-Tribune Battle of the Bands.  The top five finalists in the online voting portion of the competition will perform on Saturday, March 31st at the Cedartown Performing Arts Center.  Brothers and Sisters has already won the People’s Choice Award with the most online votes of 949.  They will go on to perform as the opening act for one of the Cedartown Performing Arts Center’s Legends in Concert Series events, in addition to getting an evening recording session with Shane West of Stephens Music Company.  The same prize will be bestowed upon the winner of the Judges Choice Award, to be determined at the March 31st show.  Other top five finalists in the Battle of the Bands are Clint Sansing with 740 votes, Nosecone Prophets with 578 votes, Shawn Aris with 518 votes and Five 40 with 507 votes.

SHORTER’S HILL, BANKS AND ELLISON NAB NAIA BASKETBALL HONORS

Written by Matt Davis on March 22, 2012. Posted in Sports

The 2011-2012 season has drawn to a close for the Shorter University men’s and women’s basketball teams and has resulted in All-America accolades for a couple of Hawks and a Lady Hawk.  Walter Hill and Anthony Banks have been named to the 2011-2012 NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball All-America Teams, the NAIA announced yesterday.  According to a Shorter sports release, Hill picked up a first team nod while Banks got honorable mention.  In addition, Kelly Ellison has been named a third team All-American, as revealed by the NAIA’s release of its annual Division I Women’s Basketball All-America Teams.  She is Shorter’s first-ever three-time women’s basketball All-American.

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