Fund raising is, in essence, the oil that keeps the wheels turning for local non-profit organizations. And with tough economic times and uncertainty in Washington, those organizations are having to apply extra effort to raise the money necessary to continue to provide the various services they offer to the community.
Shorter University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams are down in Pensacola, Florida to kick off a three game series on the road with a pair of matches against Gulf South Conference rival West Florida tonight. The women will play at 6 pm, followed by the men at 8 pm. Both games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.
The Atlanta Braves have extended the contracts of general manager Frank Wren and manager Fredi Gonzalez. Terms of each deal have not been announced. Both Wren and Gonzalez were entering the final years of their contracts.
Monday, March 17th is now slated to be a school day for the Floyd County School system to make up for the day missed last Thursday due to snow. That particular Monday was initially a part of a planned long weekend break for students and staff, who will still be out of school on Friday, March 14th unless more school days are missed prior to the break. That Friday has been identified as another possible make up day, if more class time is needed.
A Gordon County man has won $350,000 from the Georgia Lottery. Edward Rose of Resaca nabbed his winnings in the instant game Atlanta Falcons Big Win.
High school basketball playoff action will take to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 on Saturday evening as the Model Blue Devils host Jordan in the first round of the Class AA state playoffs. Tip off is set for 6 pm. The game will also air online at www.wlaq1410.com.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Washington Wizards 114-97 last night at the Philips Arena, marking the Hawks’ seventh straight loss. Paul Millsap scored 21 points, while Elton Brand added 20 points for the Hawks; each nabbed 11
rebounds. Last night’s win was the Wizards’ first in Atlanta since January 11, 2008.