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FLOYD COUNTY DEMS TO HOLD ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING ON FRIDAY NIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on February 6, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Democratic Party will host their annual Membership Dinner this Friday night, February 8th at 6 pm at the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill.

MODEL MIDDLE SCHOOLER TAPPED FOR ALL STATE BAND

Written by Matt Davis on February 6, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

In other news from the Floyd County Schools, Model Middle School eighth grader Jimmy Hightower has earned a slot on the All State Band for 2013.  Hightower will join students from across the state for an all-star performance of some of the best band performers in Georgia high schools and middle schools on March 2nd in Savannah.  The All State Band will rehearse for two days on February 28th and March 1st to prepare for the performance.  Hightower was the only contra alto clarinet player to be selected to All State Band for middle schools.  Students must participate in two audition sessions during the selection process for All State Band.

LOCAL COLLEGE BASKETBALL UPDATE

Written by Matt Davis on February 6, 2013. Posted in Sports

Shorter University basketball will hit the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge tonight as the Hawks and Lady Hawks host Gulf South Conference rival West Florida.  Tip off is set for 6 pm for the women and 8 pm for the men at Shorter’s Winthrop King Centre.  The games will also be aired online at www.theridge957.com.

SHORTER FOOTBALL ANNOUNCES NEW SIGNEES

Written by Matt Davis on February 6, 2013. Posted in Sports

Of course, yesterday was National Signing Day for college football.  High school football standouts from across the country signed on the dotted line to play at the college of their choice.

PEPPERELL HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER NAMED 2013 HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER OF PROMISE

Written by Matt Davis on February 6, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Pepperell High School’s Jason Purser has been selected as the 2013 High School Science Teacher of Promise for the state of Georgia by the Georgia Science Teachers Association (GTSA).  According to a Floyd County School media release, the GTSA annually recognizes excellence in science teaching through the Science Teacher awards and recognition program.  Award winners will be honored at a special awards banquet on February 23rd at the Library Ballroom in Macon.

RAIN BACK IN THE FORECAST

Written by Matt Davis on February 6, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Rain returns to Rome and Northwest Georgia today.  The National Weather Service predicts a 90 percent chance of occasional rain for today with highs in the mid 50s and winds east five to ten miles per hour, with gusts as high as 15 miles per hour.  That chance of rain drops to 60 percent tonight, mostly before 11 pm.  Overnight lows will be in the low 40s.

SHORTER BASEBALL FALLS TO GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN ON THE ROAD

Written by Matt Davis on February 6, 2013. Posted in Sports

Shorter University’s baseball team lost to Georgia Southwestern 2-1 in Americus yesterday evening, in spite of six strong innings from starting pitcher Ben Stell.  The loss drops the Hawks’ record to 0-4 so far for this young 2013 season.  The Hawks will return to action this weekend as host to Barry in a three game series.  The teams will play a double header on Saturday at 1 pm and a single game on Sunday at 1 pm.

TORNADO SAFETY IS TODAY’S FOCUS FOR SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on February 5, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Severe Weather Awareness Week continues with a focus on tornado safety today.  The statewide tornado drill is set for this morning at 9 am.

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