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SHORTER LADY HAWKS ARE NCCAA SOUTH REGION CHAMPS

Written by Matt Davis on April 30, 2013. Posted in Sports

In college softball, Shorter University’s Lady Hawks are the NCCAA South Region champions after picking up a 4-0 win over Southern Wesleyan in the championship game yesterday afternoon in Central, South Carolina.  The Lady Hawks advance to the NCCAA Softball National Championship Tournament, which will be held May 9-11 at Bluefield College in Botetourt County, Virginia.

STATE’S BURN BAN TO RETURN ON MAY 1

Written by Matt Davis on April 29, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Forestry Commission has announced that the state’s ban on outdoor burning will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, May 1st, in 54 counties including Floyd.  The annual restriction is required by the state Environmental Protection Division to enhance air quality during the summer months when high ozone levels can negatively impact people’s health, according to a GFC media release, which also states that elevated ozone particulate matter can contribute to watery eyes, breathing issues, and lung and heart disease.

ROME BRAVES GO FOR THE SWEEP IN GREENSBORO

Written by Matt Davis on April 29, 2013. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves swept a double header with the Greensboro Grasshoppers 1-0 and 9-6 yesterday in Greensboro, North Carolina to end a four game series (and a seven game road trip).

NBA PLAYOFFS: HAWKS EVEN SERIES WITH PACERS

Written by Matt Davis on April 29, 2013. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Indiana Pacers 102-91 last night in game four of the first round of the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoffs at the Philips Arena. Josh Smith contributed 29 points to the Hawks’ victory, which evens the best-of-seven series up at two games each for the Hawks and the Pacers.  Game five is set for tomorrow night at Indy.

HOSPITALITY HOUSE OFFERS UNIQUE MOTHER’S DAY CARD FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Written by Matt Davis on April 29, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Mother’s Day is right around the corner.  It actually falls on Sunday, May 12th.  The Hospitality House for Women is encouraging local residents to honor their Mom and other important ladies through a gift to the Hospitality House.  For a donation of $20 or more, the organization will send a personalized Mother’s Day card in honor of that donation.  The card features a picture of a sunflower and a quote from Helen Keller:  “Keep your face to the sunshine.  And you cannot see the shadow.  It’s what sunflowers do.”  Photography showcased on this year’s card was provided by Hospitality House Board Member Ruth Anne Anderson.

FLOOD WARNING STILL IN EFFECT FOR AREA WATERWAYS

Written by Matt Davis on April 29, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

A flood warning remained in effect this morning for areas affected by the downpour received by Rome and Northwest Georgia over the weekend.  That flood warning includes the following:  Armuchee Creek near Armuchee affecting Floyd County, Coosa River near Rome at the Mayo Bar Lock and Dam affecting Floyd County and the Oostanaula River near Calhoun affecting Gordon County.

ATLANTA BRAVES BACK TO WINNING WAYS AT THE TED

Written by Matt Davis on April 29, 2013. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves snapped a four game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals last night at Turner Field in the opener of a seven game home stand.

SHORTER LADY HAWKS OPEN PLAY WITH A WIN IN NCCAA SOUTH REGION TOURNEY

Written by Matt Davis on April 29, 2013. Posted in Sports

Shorter University’s Lady Hawks softball team opened play in the NCCAA South Region Tournament yesterday with a 7-0 win over Southern Wesleyan in Central, South Carolina.  The Lady Hawks, the number one seed in the tournament, will advance to the championship game today at 1 pm.  They will play the winner of this morning’s third place game between Southern Wesleyan and Point University.

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