Floyd County Commissioner John Mayes was recently appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to the Georgia Board of Corrections for a five year term. According to a release from the Floyd County Board of Commissioners, Mayes has been named Chairman of the Board, which develops rules governing conduct and welfare of its 14,000 employees, as well as treatment, discipline, housing, training, etc. of its 60,000 inmates.
The Shorter University Lady Hawks are the NCCAA South Region Champions! The top seeded Lady Hawks picked up a 74-47 victory over defending region champion and second seeded Emmanuel College last night in the championship game of the National Christian College Athletic Associations Division I South Region Tournament. Shorter will go on to participate in the NCCAA Women’s Basketball Division I Championship, which will is set for March 13-16 at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. This will mark the fourth consecutive season for the Lady Hawks to participate in a national tournament. They made it to the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship for the past three seasons, but were ineligible for postseason play this year as Shorter makes the transition from the NAIA to the NCAA Division II.
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks returned to their home court at the Philips Arena in victorious fashion last night with a 107-96 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. The Hawks will host the Boston Celtics tomorrow night at 8 pm. The game will be televised on Sport South.
A time of change is ahead of Georgia Northwestern Technical College as current president Dr. Craig McDaniel leaves the college to take the position of assistant commissioner for the Technical College System of Georgia’s International Center. McDaniel will begin his new job on April 1st.
The second annual Roman Starving Artist Expo is set for Saturday, March 23rd from 12 pm until 7 pm at Historic Oakdene at 7 Coral Avenue in Rome. Event organizer Lisa Brown Ingram says that work from 13 different local artists will be on display at the Expo.
High school baseball will take to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 tomorrow as the Darlington Tigers host Gordon Lee. First pitch is set for 4 pm. The game will also air online at www.wlaq1410.com.
The Atlanta Braves took a a break from Spring Training play yesterday and will return to action today as host to the Detroit Tigers. First pitch is set for 1:05 pm in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Stormy weather led to downed trees and limbs, high winds and rain yesterday afternoon and into the evening. The National Weather Service reported just under a half an inch of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport yesterday. A wind advisory remains in effect until 7 pm this evening, according to the NWS. Winds will blow northwest at 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts as high as 40 miles per hour. A slight chance of rain and snow this morning will give way to mostly cloudy skies as today progresses, with highs in the upper 40s. It will clear off tonight with lows around 30. Sunny skies move into the area tomorrow and remain in the forecast into the weekend.