The Pre-K registration period has been set for the Floyd County Schools. According to a Floyd County Schools media release, it will be offered from Monday, February 17th through Friday, February 28th and will provide an opportunity for parents to register their children for the slots available in the Pre-K program of the Floyd County Schools for the 2014-2015 school year.
Shorter University’s Hawks and Lady Hawks basketball teams each picked up wins over Gulf South Conference rival West Florida last night at at home.
Berry College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will be in Atlanta on Saturday night to face Oglethorpe University in a pair of Southern Athletic Association matches. Tip off is set for 6 pm for the women and 8 pm for the men. The games will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com.
The 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly continues. Wednesday’s activities were highlighted by Governor Nathan Deal’s State of the State address. In his speech, the Governor pledged increased funding for education. He also expressed enthusiasm that the state’s economy is in recovery and announced intentions to crack down on crime.
Home Instead, Incorporated, franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, is in search of Georgia’s Outstanding Senior Volunteer. Interested parties can nominate a senior citizen age 65 and older for the honor as part of Home Instead’s Salute to Senior Service. Entries are being accepted through March 1st at www.SalutetoSeniorService.com. State winners will be determined by popular vote. A panel of senior care experts will then select a national Salute to Senior Service winner from among the state honorees.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Brooklyn Nets 127-110 at the O2 Arena in London, England yesterday. Shelvin Mack and Mike Scott led the scoring for the Hawks with 17 points each. The Hawks will be back on their home court at the Philips Arena in Atlanta to face the Miami Heat on Monday at 5:30 pm.
Matt Davis and Scott Wheeler invite you to join them for this weekend’s edition of Sports Talk Saturday with Matt D and Scott on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com as they welcome guests Milt Travis and Jacob Travis. Milt is the head boys basketball coach for Rome High School. His son Jacob serves as head coach for the Model High boys. The program will air from 10:30 am until noon on Saturday. You can also listen by using the TuneIn app.
The victim of a shooting incident was listed in critical condition late Wednesday at Floyd Medical Center. According to a release from Ron Hunton with the Floyd County Police, the shooting was reported at a Lindale residence. An investigation revealed that 20-year-old Tyler Huffman of Lindale was shot once in the abdomen. Ronnie Jacob Owens, age 17, of Valley Head, Alabama, has been identified as the shooter. He was charged with reckless conduct and booked into the Floyd County Jail.