The Atlanta Hawks concluded a brief two-game road trip with a whopping 108-76 victory over the Orlando Magic in Orlando, Florida last night. Josh Smith and Al Horford combined for 56 points in last night’s win, which allowed the Hawks to close out the first half of the 2012-2013 season with a 29-22 overall record. They improved to 18-13 in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.
President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address last night. His speech was met with mixed reactions from lawmakers and the public in general.
Floyd County Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne reminds all taxpayers that 2012 property taxes must be paid by the end of the day today in order to avoid a 10 percent late penalty and to avoid a lien being placed against the property and property owner.
The Berry College women’s basketball team beat Oakwood University 80-66 last night at Berry’s Cage Center. Chanlir Segarra contributed a game-high 27 points to the Vikings’ win. Berry improved to 11-12 overall and snapped a three game losing streak. Both of Berry’s basketball teams will return to action on Friday night as host to Southern Athletic Association rival Millsaps. Tip off is set for 6 pm for the women and 8 pm for the men. Coverage of the games will be provided by WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com.
Atlanta Braves fans are getting a very nice Valentine as all position players are to report to Spring Training today! Pitchers and catchers reported on Monday to the Braves’ Spring Training complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Braves’ first Spring Training game is set for next Friday, February 22nd against the Detroit Tigers.
This week began with big news for Catholics and the world in general with the announcement that Pope Benedict XVI will retire at the end of this month.
Calling all leaders, technologists, educators, entrepreneurs, students and artists! The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce invites you to Confluence, an event being touted as “two days of inspiration, innovation, and motivation” just for you. It is set for February 21st and 22nd at the Historic DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome.
Shorter University’s baseball team’s home match against Tusculum scheduled for yesterday was rained out, with the make up date to be determined. The Hawks will return to action this weekend at the NGC Classic at North Georgia College and State University. The Hawks are still searching for their first win of the 2013 season. They are currently 0-7.