In your Spring Training update, the Atlanta Braves took a 2-1 victory from the Miami Marlins under the lights last night in Jupiter, Florida. Braves starting pitcher Kris Medlen pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings, though he was hit by two line drives; he is reportedly “ok”. Last night’s game was highlighted by a solo home run from Freddie Freeman in the second inning.
Berry College’s baseball team lost to Maryville 15-12 in 11 innings yesterday at Berry’s William R. Bowdoin Field. Berry fell to 8-8 overall. The Vikings will host Southern Athletic Association rival Millsaps in a three game series over the weekend.
Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock says that if something like the Blizzard of ’93 were to happen these days, emergency management would be much better prepared to handle it. He indicates that Floyd County’s new Emergency Communications System is quite a bit more advanced than what we had in 1993.
Romans are waking up to chilly temperatures this Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning that remains in effect thru 11 am today. A wind advisory will be in effect from noon until 8 pm, with winds northwest at 15 to 25 miles per hour and gusts as high as 30 to 35 mph possible. Sunny skies are on tap for today with highs in the mid 50s. Tonight will clear and chilly with lows in the mid 20s. Here’s the good news (for those who love warm weather) – high temperatures are expected to be in the low 70s this weekend.
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks beat the LA Lakers 96-92 last night at the Philips Arena. The victory improves the Hawks’ record to 35-39 overall and 20-11 at home.
It’s hard to believe that it has been 20 years since the Blizzard of 1993. Snow began to fall on the evening of Friday, March 12, 1993. Some two feet fell in areas around Floyd County over that weekend.
The Floyd County Republican Party has a new Chairman. Layla Shipman nabbed the Floyd GOP chairmanship at the Floyd County Republican Convention this past Saturday.
Today’s the big day that Shorter University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams begin play in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Division I Championships. Both tournaments open today with the quarterfinal round and will end with the championship games on Saturday at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. Shorter’s basketball teams are each seeded No. 5 in their respective tournaments. The Lady Hawks will open tournament play against fourth-seeded Southern Nazarene this morning at 8:30 am. The Hawks will take on fourth-seeded Mid-America Christian at noon.