It was a tough day at the office for a split squad Atlanta Braves in Spring Training action yesterday. One half of the team fell to the Houston Astros 7-4, while the other half played ten innings of scoreless baseball with the Detroit Tigers. The Braves will host the New York Mets this afternoon at 1:05 pm.
Floyd County Commissioner John Mayes has announced that he will not seek re-election this year. Mayes, a past chairman of the board, has served on the Commission for 16 years.
Weston Penny, a junior at Model High School and a student in the horticulture program at Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy, placed second in the Area 1 FFA Senior Wood Fabrication Competition held Tuesday in Murray County. According to a Floyd County Schools media release, Penny constructed a wood cabinet to earn his second place standing.
Berry College’s women’s and men’s basketball teams will each open play in their respective Southern Athletic Association tournaments today.
The 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly will soon draw to a close. State Representative Katie Dempsey, who represents Georgia’s 13th District, indicates that legislators have accomplished their goal of balancing the state’s budget for the remainder of this fiscal year. Dempsey says that the House passed the amended budget for FY ’14 earlier this week, meaning that an
agreement was reached between the state House and Senate on budgetary changes for the current fiscal year. She adds that it is now time for negotiations on the FY’15 budget.
The 2013-2014 season came to an end last night for the Coosa High School boys’ basketball team with a loss at Calhoun, 67-59, in the Elite Eight round of the Class AA state playoffs. Calhoun’s Yellow Jackets are now bound for the Final Four of the tournament for the first time since 2002. They will face Vidalia in Columbus on Saturday night at 8:15 pm.
The Shorter University Hawks and Lady Hawks basketball teams will conclude the regular season with a pair of matches against Gulf South Conference rival Lee University at home on Saturday afternoon. Tip off is set for 1 pm for the women and 3 pm for the men. The games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.