The Berry College women’s basketball team will head to Atlanta tonight to face Agnes Scott in a non-conference match. Tip off is set for 6 pm. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com.
Police have apprehended a burglary suspect following a wild chase in the Walker Mountain Road area. According to a release from the Floyd County Police Department, at approximately 4:39 pm yesterday afternoon, police were dispatched to a potential burglary in progress at a residence on Walker Mountain Road. Prior to their arrival, 911 was notified by a witness that the suspect had left the residence in an All-Terrain Vehicle and was headed toward Nowak Road. Upon arriving in the area, officers discovered that the suspect had abandoned the ATV and ran into a wooded area off Nowak Road. Officer Shea Hovers proceeded to chase the suspect by foot, at which time the suspect gained access to Officer Hovers’ patrol vehicle. Sergeant Chase Burnes was responding to the incident when he observed the suspect entering the patrol vehicle and driving away. Burnes then pursued the suspect for approximately a half a mile until the patrol vehicle became stuck in a rain-flooded field. At that time, the suspect fled by foot and was chased by Burnes, who apprehended the suspect and placed him under arrest.
Local businessman and Berry alumnus Bob Williams and wife Kay recently made a commitment of $500,000 to assist in the construction of the new Berry College athletic stadium, Valhalla.
Five Shorter University football players have been tapped to play in this year’s USA Football Bowl. Bradley Moon, Kareem Hawkins, Josh White, Austin Ingram and Michael Peeples are slated to participate in the 20th annual USA Football Bowl, set for Monday, January 20th in Hoover, Alabama, according to a Shorter sports release. It will be the final game in those players’ collegiate careers.
The national average price for a gallon of gas holds steady around $3.30, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, who states that pump prices are likely to remain stable for the remainder of January due to multiple factors placing pressure on oil prices.
The Coosa High Academic Decathlon team are once again champions of the Floyd County Schools Academic Decathlon competition. The annual competition was held last Friday, January 10th at the Floyd County Board of Education central office. It marks Coosa’s 21st win in 25 years, according to a Floyd County Schools media release.
The Atlanta Hawks are in London, England! The Hawks made the trip across the ‘great pond’ last night in preparation for their NBA Global Game scheduled for this Thursday against the Brooklyn Nets. Tip off is set for 3 pm at the O2 Arena. The game will be televised on Sport South. Fans can stay updated on the Hawks’ trip to England by visiting www.Hawks.com/London.