In your high school basketball postseason update, the Model Blue Devils’ season came to an end on Wednesday night with a heartbreaking loss to Holy Innocents, 54-51, at home in the opening round of the Class AA state playoffs. Holy Innocents’ Cole Smith hit a 3-pointer as time expired to lift his team to victory. This was just moments after Model’s Dwight Hall shot a 3-pointer of his own to tie the game. The Blue Devils finish the season with 17 wins and nine losses and the Region 7-AA title under their belts.
It’s off to the races for early voting in Floyd County for the March 1st presidential preference primary election. Elections Supervisor Willie Green believes that media coverage of the 2016 presidential race has led to an uptick in voting locally. He predicts a 30-40 percent voter turnout for the primary election.
Looking for a job? The Georgia Department of Labor plans to help Ashton Staffing recruit some 30 workers for several companies in Polk County next week.
College basketball will return to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge tonight as the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets hit the road to take on Florida State in an ACC bout at Tallahassee. Tip off is set for 9 pm.
Georgia Tech posted an 86-80 victory over Florida State in ACC men’s basketball on Wednesday night at Tallahassee, ending a 10 game losing streak for the Yellow Jackets to the Seminoles. Marcus Georges-Hunt led the Jackets in scoring with 27 points. Adam Smith had 25 points, while Quinton Stephens added 11 points and seven rebounds.
The Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia announced on Tuesday that there will be no tuition increase for the 2016-2017 school year among all 29 of the state’s public colleges and universities, according to a USG media release.
In a high school basketball postseason update, the Model Lady Blue Devils picked up an exciting 56-51 win in overtime over Lovett in the first round of the class AA state playoffs on Tuesday night. The Region 7-AA Champion Lady Blue Devils are now 27-0 and will advance to the next round of the GHSA tournament; they’ll face the winner of tonight’s match between St. Vincent’s and Dublin at home on Friday night. Coverage will be provided on 95.7 FM The Ridge.
A new eaglet has hatched in the nest at Berry College! The second of two baby eagles hatched on Monday afternoon just after 2 pm. The first one emerged from its egg on Sunday night. The pair are the sixth and seventh offspring produced by the Berry College eagles over the past four years.