Shorter University’s baseball team picked up their first win of the 2013 season yesterday in 10 innings over North Georgia 4-2 in the North Georgia Classic in Dahlonega. The Hawks, who are now 1-9 for the season, lost to West Florida 11-5 at the Classic on Friday night, which was followed by a 13-6 loss to Millersville on Saturday. Shorter will return to action at Stillman this Wednesday, with first pitch set for 3 pm.
The Western Conference beat the Eastern Conference 143-138 in the 2013 NBA All Star Game last night in Houston, Texas.
The Floyd County School System is expected to make an announcement this evening about which of their employees might lose their jobs as a result of the Reduction In Force proposed by Superintendent Jeff McDaniel last week to overcome a budget shortfall currently being experienced by the school system.
The Wings Over North Georgia Air Show will return to the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome on October 12th and 13th. It is slated to be an exciting event this year, as the United States Air Force Thunderbirds will be making an appearance.
Berry College’s softball team picked up their first wins of 2013 yesterday by sweeping Maryville in a double header 9-2 and 9-1 at Berry’s South Ford Field. The Vikings opened the season with a pair of losses to Piedmont, 3-2 and 6-4. Berry will return to action on Friday morning at 9 am against Salisbury University from Maryland at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
And in news from NASCAR, Danica Patrick won the Daytona 500 pole yesterday, becoming the first woman to do so. The Daytona 500 is set for next Sunday in Daytona Beach, Florida.
An asteroid is expected to barely miss Earth today. Tellus Museum marketing director Joe Schulman says that the asteroid will not be visible to those of us in Georgia, even with a telescope as it will pass during the day. It will be visible on the other side of the planet as it makes its closest approach over the Indian Ocean.
Burnett Ferry Road will be closed to thru traffic between the address of 2287-2345 from February 18th thru 22nd between the hours of 9 am until 3 pm so that the Floyd County Water Department can work on the water lines, according to a release from Floyd County Public Works. Motorists are asked to use Horseleg Creek Road or Radio Springs Road as that section of Burnett Ferry is closed to thru traffic.