SHORTER UNIVERSITY LADY HAWKS FALL IN EXHIBITION TO MISSISSIPPI STATE; GHC CHARGERS, LADY CHARGERS WIN BIG AT MIDDLE GEORGIA STATE
Just in case you missed it last night on 95.7 FM The Ridge, the Shorter University Lady Hawks basketball team fell to Mississippi State University 75-44 in an exhibition game in Starkville, Mississippi. MSU held Shorter to 22 points in each half of the game. The Lady Hawks will open the 2013-2014 regular season at home on November 13th against the University of Montevallo. The non-conference match up is scheduled for 6 pm at Shorter’s Winthrop-King Centre.
Tomorrow is Election Day! Polls will open for the November 5th general election at 7 am and will remain open until 7 pm.
Gas prices fell even lower last week after a barrel of oil traded below $95 for the first time since June, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group.
Exhibition basketball will take to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge this evening as Shorter University’s Lady Hawks take on Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi. Tip off is set for 8 pm. The game will also air online at www.theridge957.com.
The Atlanta Hawks will continue their current road trip out west with a stop in Sacramento, California to take on the Kings tonight. The Hawks have won five straight games in Sacramento and possess a 10-game overall winning streak over the Kings. Tonight’s tip off is set for 10 pm. The game will be televised on Sport South.
This year’s Toys for Tots registration is being held all this week at Good Neighbor Ministries, 208 East Second Street in downtown Rome. Volunteers will be registering eligible residents from Floyd County today thru Friday from 1 pm until 4 pm.
The Atlanta Hawks were handed a heartbreaking loss by the Los Angeles Lakers 105-103 last night at the Staples Center in LA. The Hawks recovered from a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter to tie the game, but it was not enough for them to overcome the Lakers.
Tragedy struck on Halloween morning as two people lost their lives in a two-vehicle wreck on Rockmart Highway near Spur 101. According to Officer Jerome Poole with the Floyd County Police, a Toyota Camry being driven by 26 year old Karen Worthington of Rome was traveling south on the Rockmart Highway when she veered into the northbound lane and crashed head on into a Chevrolet Silverado truck being driven by 56 year old William Lee Puckett of Rockmart. Worthington was killed in the collision, along with her passenger, 27 year old Zachary David Burgoyne of Rome. Puckett, the driver of the truck, was listed in stable condition last night at Floyd Medical Center.