The Floyd County Board of Commissioners attended the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) Capitol
Berry College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will be on the road tonight to take on Southern Athletic Association rival Sewanee. Tip off is set for 7 pm for the women and 9 pm for the men. Coverage will be provided on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com. WLAQ will also have coverage this Sunday afternoon as Berry’s basketball teams head to Danville, Kentucky to take on Centre, with a 1 pm start time for the women and the men set to tip off at 3 pm.
State Representative Christian Coomer of Cassville has filed the “Journey Ann Cowart Act” in the Georgia House of Representatives. According to a release from Coomer’s office, the bill gives the Georgia Bureau of Investigations oversight of the Georgia Child Fatality Review Panel and streamlines the free-flow of information between the local fatality review committees and the various agencies involved in child abuse prevention and investigation.
Shorter University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams dropped a pair of Gulf South Conference outings with Christian Brothers University last night at home.
The 2014 inductees into the Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame have been announced. This year’s inductees include Jerome Webb in the category of Professional Athlete and Jerry James and John Sapp as Amateur Athletes. All will be honored at the annual Sports Hall of Fame banquet on Monday, March 10th at Berry College’s Krannert Center. This year’s male and female winners of the John Pinson, Jr. Student Athlete awards will also be announced at the banquet.
The observation of Severe Weather Awareness Week continues today with a focus on Lightning Safety.
Many parents of students in the Floyd County School system have expressed concern about the amount of school days missed due to winter weather in January. As a result, the school system has decided to adjust the calendar to cancel the planned early release days scheduled for Thursday and Friday of next week. Instead of students being dismissed at 1 pm on February 13th and 14th, those days will become full school days for all students. Students will still be out of school on Monday, February 17th for President’s Day.