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NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION TO BE HELD AT FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS ON JULY 27TH

Written by Matt Davis on July 15, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

If you missed the new student registration held at the Floyd County Schools central office this week, you have another opportunity.  The next new student registration is slated for Wednesday, July 27th from 1 pm until 4 pm at each local school, according to a press release from the school system.  It is intended for students new to the school system or students who have moved to a new attendance area within the system.

BRAVES BACK IN ACTION AT THE TED TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on July 15, 2016. Posted in Sports

The MLB All Star break is now over, and the Atlanta Braves will return to action at Turner Field tonight with game one of a three game set against the Colorado Rockies.  First pitch is set for 7:35 pm.  Lucas Harrell will head to the mound for Atlanta, while Jorge De La Rosa will get the start for Colorado.  The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410.  Air time is 6:20 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.

RED CROSS POISED TO ASSIST SHOOTING VICTIMS IN DALLAS AND ORLANDO AND YOU CAN HELP

Written by Matt Davis on July 14, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Have recent shootings in the US like the ones in Dallas and Orlando left you wondering how you can help the victims and their loved ones?  Contact the American Red Cross, they can point you in the right direction.  Jeffrey Putnam, Executive Director of the Northwest Georgia chapter, says that while most people associate the Red Cross with things like natural disasters and blood drives, his organization stands poised to help those afflicted by any calamity.  He adds that mental health volunteers have been working to provide counsel to residents of Dallas and Orlando in the wake of the shootings in those communities.

CAMP MEETING TO OPEN THIS FRIDAY AT MORRISON CAMPGROUND

Written by Matt Davis on July 14, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Morrison Campground will play host to the 148th annual Camp Meeting this Friday, July 15th through Sunday, July 24th.  The event will feature worship services, Vacation Bible School for youngsters, music and refreshments.  Activities will commence on Friday night at 8 pm.

DARLINGTON HOSTS US PARALYMPIC NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM

Written by Matt Davis on July 15, 2016. Posted in Sports

The US Paralympic National Soccer Team has been in town all week.  The group has been training at Darlington School in advance of their appearance in the 2016 Paralympic Games to be held at Rio de Janeiro in September.  An exhibition match is on tap for this afternoon between the paralympians and Darlington Soccer Academy coaches, alumni and others.

ROME BRAVES SWEPT IN CHARLESTON

Written by Matt Davis on July 15, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves were blanked by the Charleston Riverdogs 2-0 in the finale of a three game series in Charleston, South Carolina on Thursday night; that allowed the Riverdogs to sweep the series.  The Braves will be in Columbia tonight to face the Fireflies at 7:05 pm.

POKEMON FEVER SWEEPING THE NATION!

Written by Matt Davis on July 14, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Pokemon fever has swept the nation with the location-based Pokemon Go app, which sends players on a scavenger hunt for the popular characters via smartphones and GPS devices.  The objective of the game is to “Catch ’em all!”, as it’s slogan suggests; participants capture, train and battle Pokemon characters and compete for control of ‘gyms’ with other players.  While there have been some reports of dangerous situations evolving from Pokemon hunts, many have lauded the app, stating that it engages participants’ interest in their respective communities and promotes physical activity among youngsters.

HAWKS WELCOME HOWARD BACK TO ATLANTA

Written by Matt Davis on July 14, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks introduced eight-time NBA All-Star Dwight Howard as its newest team member during a press conference on Wednesday.  Howard, a native of Atlanta, recently agreed to a three-year, $70.5 million deal with the Hawks beginning with the 2016 season after having spent the last three years with the Houston Rockets.  His career began with the Orlando Magic and has also included a stint with the LA Lakers.

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