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.
The Atlanta Hawks will be in Orlando, Florida tonight to face the Magic in NBA action. Tip off is set for 7 pm. The game will be televised on Sport South.
The United States Air Force Thunderbirds are slated to be a part of the 2013 Wings Over North Georgia Air Show, which is set for October 12th -13th at Rome’s Richard B. Russell Regional Airport.
Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for January totaled $1.73 billion for an increase of nearly $164 million, or 10.4 percent, compared to January 2012. At the end of seven months, net tax revenue collections are up almost $564 million, or 5.7 percent, compared to the same time last year.
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.
And, of course, this is an exciting week for baseball fans as teams begin to arrive at their respective Spring Training complexes for the first time in 2013. Atlanta Braves pitchers and catchers reported to their Spring Training headquarters in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on Monday, with position players required to report by tomorrow (Valentine’s Day). The Braves’ first Spring Training game is set for next Friday, February 22nd against the Detroit Tigers.
President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union address tonight. The speech is set for 9 pm and will be televised on numerous stations. The State of the Union will also be streamed live online at www.whitehouse.gov/state-of-the-union-2013.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session today. They’ll gather for a caucus session at noon, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Take a look at Commissioners’ agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.