Wednesday was National Signing Day for college football, a time when high school football standouts across the nation signed on to play football at the college of their choice next season.
The Shorter University baseball team lost their first home game of the season to Carson Newman 10-6 yesterday afternoon at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex. With the loss, the Hawks fall to 0-4. They’ll return to action this weekend as host to Young Harris in a three game series. Single games have been planned for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with a 1 pm start time each day.
Armuchee High School graduate and former Shorter University football player Muhammad Abdellatif has been tapped to serve as Armuchee’s new head football coach. The news was announced during last night’s meeting of the Floyd County Board of Education, according to reports. Abdellatif, a 2005 Armuchee grad, replaces Preston Cash and hopes to start his new job sometime this month.
If you’ve spent any time hanging around downtown Rome in recent days, perhaps you’ve noticed the large hearts placed in front of area businesses. They are a part of the inaugural Rome Community HeART Project, sponsored by Redmond Regional Medical Center and the Rome Area Council for the Arts. Ten hearts were unveiled over the weekend around downtown Rome and at Redmond as part of Heart Month, which is observed nationally every February as a means of raising heart health awareness.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the New Orleans Pelicans 105-100 last night down in New Orleans, Louisiana. Atlanta went on an 8-0 run early in the fourth quarter that at one time gave them an 83-76 lead; however, the Pelicans surged ahead to eventually become the victors.
Kenneth Shuman is the winner of the 2014 GOAL Award, presented by Georgia Northwestern Technical College and the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce. The award was bestowed upon Shuman on Tuesday at the regular meeting of the Seven Hills Rotary Club.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the NBA-leading Indiana Pacers 89-85 last night at the Philips Arena, in spite of a fourth quarter rally from Atlanta in which the Hawks at one time came within two points of the Pacers. Thus ended a 12 game losing streak for the Pacers in Atlanta. Mike Scott led the Hawks in scoring with 15 points; 11 of those points were scored in the fourth quarter. Elton Brand added 12 points for Atlanta.