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.
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.
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.
A winning Georgia Lottery ticket worth $50,000 has been sold in Adairsville. Katelyn Stephens recently claimed her prize at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Dalton. Cowboy’s, located at 924 Highway 140 NW in Adairsville sold the Maximum Green instant ticket with a $50,000 top prize.
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.