Last night was inevitably a night of celebration for election winners and their supporters. Former Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock, Republican, has won his bid to serve on the Floyd County Commission. He takes the seat being vacated by John Mayes, who did not run for re-election after 16 years of service. Hancock received just under 75 percent of the vote compared to just over 25 percent received by Ouida Sams.
A statewide tornado drill is scheduled to be held today at 9 am. A similar drill is conducted every winter during Georgia’s Severe Weather Awareness Week, which will continue in the upcoming winter. After conferring with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, the Floyd County EMA has decided to conduct another test today due to the secondary severe weather season that ofter occurs during the fall and winter months.
The Atlanta Hawks will be in San Antonio to face the Spurs in NBA action tonight. Tip off is set for 8:30 pm at the AT&T Center. The Hawks are currently 1-1 on this young season; they picked up their first win of the year last Saturday at home over the Indiana Pacers by a final score of 102-92. Tonight’s Hawks at Spurs outing will be televised on Sport South.
In other news from the Berry College football team, freshman safety Jackson Putnam has been named to the D3Football.com Team of the Week. Putnam forced three turnovers in last Saturday’s loss to Millsaps at Barron Stadium. He recorded two interceptions for 41 return yards, had five tackles, a forced fumble and one pass breakup. Berry lost the outing by a final score of 15-10.
Floyd County Republican Party Chairwoman Layla Shipman was pleased with the turn out in yesterday’s general election. She believes that it was the result of local efforts to get out the vote.
Veteran’s Day is next Tuesday, November 11th. Local veterans will be honored during a special program to be held on that day at 11 am at Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Rome. The guest speaker will be Congressman Tom Graves. The event will also feature a performance by the Model High School Band. It is being hosted by the American Legion Post 5.
The Berry College football team remains in the hunt for the very first road victory in program history and will continue that quest this Saturday with their final road game of the year at Sewanee, The University of the South. The Southern Athletic Association rivalry is set to kick off at 2:30 pm. Ben Poplin, the voice of the Berry Vikings, says that the Vikings have a very good chance of picking up their first ever win on the road over the Tigers.