Clean up efforts continue after stormy weather hit Floyd County on Monday evening, leaving downed trees and power lines and numerous power outages. Silver Creek suffered most of the damage. The National Weather Service have determined that straight line winds of 90 to 100 miles per hour caused the damage, according to Tim Herrington, Deputy Director of the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency. A Cave Spring man, 65-year-old James Larry Agan, died from injuries sustained when a tree fell on his vehicle while he was headed down Cave Spring Road in Polk County. Winds destroyed the Silver Creek Minimart on Highway 101, along with a house on Center Road, just off of Highway 101. Herrington indicates that 10-12 other structures were damaged in the storm.
Get ready to hit the water this spring with the Coosa River Basin Initiative. Executive Director Joe Cook says that the CRBI has planned a couple of paddle trips for this spring, with the first to be held this Saturday, March 23rd on the Etowah River in Canton.
This week has been a time of celebration for Shorter University as their Hawks basketball team has secured its first national title in school history. The Hawks won the National Christian College Athletic Association Division I Men’s Championship with a 90-87 overtime victory over Oklahoma Christian in the title game on Saturday in Winona Lake, Indiana.
The Berry College baseball team seek to honor our nation’s servicemen and women on Saturday with a game to benefit Wounded Warriors. Proceeds from the game will go directly to Wounded Warriors; donations will also be accepted. In addition, the Vikings will wear camouflage uniforms in support of the military and veterans during the game. The uniforms will be sold with proceeds to go to the Wounded Warriors. First pitch of Saturday’s game is 4 pm; it will be preceded by a pre-game tailgate at 3 pm at Berry’s William R. Bowdoin Field. Get more information by calling TJ Page at (770) 355-3030 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Wounded Warriors benefit is organized by the Berry College Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the baseball team.
Do you have a child in search of a dream? Are you in search of a dream, for that matter? For many, the dream is to take to the skies. That’s certainly the case for those involved with the Tiger Flight Foundation Flight Team, based out of the Richard B. Russell Airport in Rome. Tiger Flight pilot Phil “Sunny” Cataldo says the mission of his organization is to help area youngsters realize the dream of flight.
Today is the first day of Spring! It is the vernal equinox, a time when day and night are equal. Rome and Floyd County is not expected to experience spring-like conditions for this first day of Spring, at least not tonight. Today will be mostly sunny with a high in the low 60s. But tonight – it’s going to start feeling like winter again. The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning from 4 am until 11 am on Thursday. Overnight lows will be in the upper 20s. A chance of snow and sleet is even in the forecast for Thursday night into Friday.
Shorter University’s baseball Hawks completed a four game season sweep of Albany State with a pair of wins yesterday at the Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex, 5-4 and 5-0. The Hawks improve to 10-15 for the season and will return to action this weekend as host to Gulf South Conference rival Valdosta State.
Stormy weather swept through the area yesterday evening, leaving downed power lines and trees and mass power outages. Undoubtedly, if you spent time on Facebook last night, you saw (or even shared) pictures of buildings destroyed or damaged by the storm.