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ATLANTA HAWKS CAP OFF WINNING WEEKEND WITH QUADRUPLE OT WIN OVER UTAH JAZZ AT PHILIPS

Written by Matt Davis on March 26, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks capped off a busy weekend with a 139-133 quadruple overtime victory over the Utah Jazz last night at the Philips Arena.  It was a nice ending to what turned out to be a winning weekend for the Hawks, with a 95-92 victory in Washington DC over the Wizards on Saturday night and a 93-84 win at home over the New Jersey Nets on Friday night.  The Hawks will take a well-deserved night off tonight and get back into action tomorrow night in Milwaukee against the Bucks.  Tip off is set for 8 pm.

LOCAL COLLEGE BASEBALL WEEKEND UPDATE

Written by Matt Davis on March 26, 2012. Posted in Sports

In your local college baseball update from over the weekend, Shorter University’s Hawks hosted the University of Mobile in a three game series at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex.  The teams split Saturday’s double header, with Mobile winning game one 8-3 and Shorter taking the victory in the nightcap 10-5.  The Hawks won the series closer yesterday 17-11.  Shorter will host Johnson University in a double header tomorrow at 2 pm.

NCAA FINAL FOUR SET

Written by Matt Davis on March 26, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Final Four has been set for the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship.  Kentucky will take on Louisville and Ohio State will go head to head with Kansas this Saturday night.  The winners of each will go on the Championship game on Monday, April 2nd in New Orleans.

ROME/FLOYD COUNTY SPRING INTO PEACE TO PROMOTE PEACE, ENCOURAGE ACTION

Written by Matt Davis on March 23, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Spring is here, and that means that the Rome/Floyd County Spring into Peace is right around the corner.  The goal of this year’s Spring into Peace is to promote peace and encourage action, according to chairwoman Ruth Demeter.

GREAT SUNDAY FOR ATLANTA BRAVES AT SPRING TRAINING WITH BIG VICTORY OVER HOUSTON ASTROS SS

Written by Matt Davis on March 26, 2012. Posted in Sports

In your Spring Training update, the Atlanta Braves took a whopping 11-1 victory from a split squad Houston Astros team yesterday at Champion Stadium at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  The Braves produced four home runs in yesterday’s game – two from Freddie Freeman and one each from Dan Uggla and Brian McCann.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL WEEKEND UPDATE

Written by Matt Davis on March 26, 2012. Posted in Sports

In college softball from over the weekend, Shorter University’s Lady Hawks swept Truett McConnell in a double header 9-6 and 9-1 on Saturday at the Alto Park Softball Complex.  The Lady Hawks will be in Columbus, Georgia for an SSAC Crossover event next weekend.

STATE SENATE ADOPTS BUDGET PLAN

Written by Matt Davis on March 23, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The state Senate adopted a $19.2 billion state budget plan earlier this week.  State Senator Barry Loudermilk says the plan includes a little financial help for students who lost funding from the HOPE scholarship due to budget cuts from the program in the past year.

GEORGIA HIGHLANDS COLLEGE RECEIVES GRANT TO INCREASE MINORITY MALE RETENTION AND GRADUATION RATES

Written by Matt Davis on March 23, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The University System of Georgia has awarded Georgia Highlands College a grant of $30,000 to continue building its program for minority male students.  According to a GHC media release, the USG began an initiative in 2003 to improve the enrollment, retention and graduation rates of this population.  Each institution has created its own program to address the issue of these students whose college success has lagged behind other student cohorts.  GHC’s program is called Georgia Highlands African-American Male and Minority Excellence (GHAME) and started in 2008 with only seven students on the Floyd campus.  Today, the program serves 110 young men from all GHC sites.  The program is headed up by GHC dean of the Humanities Division, Dr. John Hershey.  Since the program’s inception, GHC has seen a rise in the rentention and graduation rates for minority males.

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