Shorter University’s Hawks and Lady Hawks basketball teams dropped a pair of games to Gulf South Conference rival Delta State last night in Cleveland, Mississippi. The Lady Hawks lost by a final score of 65-44, leaving them with a 13-9 overall record and 8-6 in the GSC. The Hawks fell by a score of 62-57, dropping their record to 14-8 overall and 8-6 in conference play. Shorter’s basketball teams remain on the road to take on another Gulf South Conference rival, Christian Brothers, tomorrow. Tip off is set for 3 pm for the women and 5 pm for the men. The games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.
The 2013 season will begin for Shorter University’s softball team this weekend in Savannah at Armstrong Atlantic. Tomorrow, they’ll take on Armstrong Atlantic at 11 am and Mars Hill at 1 pm. They’ll follow the same schedule on Sunday.
It was a Happy Valentine’s Day indeed for Atlanta Braves fans as position players reported to the Braves’ Spring Training complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida yesterday. The Braves will play their first Spring Training game of 2013 next Friday, February 22nd at home against the Detroit Tigers.
State Representative Katie Dempsey of Rome recently received the “Friends of Children Award” from the Georgia Professional Human Services Association (GPHSA). She was selected for the award for her work in the community and in the Georgia General Assembly on behalf of children, according to a media release from the Georgia House of Representatives.
Shorter University’s baseball team will be in Dahlonega over the weekend to participate in the North Georgia Invitational. They’ll face West Florida tonight at 7:30 pm, Millersville tomorrow at 4:30 pm and host North Georgia on Sunday at 3:30 pm.
The NBA All Star break has arrived. The 2013 NBA All Star Game is set for this Sunday night at 8 pm in Houston, Texas.
Many employees of the Floyd County School System are worried that they will find out by the end of this week that they’re going to be out of a job with the announcement by Superintendent Jeff McDaniel last week about the Reduction in Force set to go into effect for Fiscal Year 2014. McDaniel made a presentation on the matter at last week’s meeting of the Floyd County Board of Education.
Get ready to get down for a good cause this Saturday night at the 3rd annual Biker Ball to be hosted by the Striker’s Motorcycle Club. The semi-formal event will benefit the Hospitality House for Women and will be held from 8 pm until 1 am at the Rome Civic Center.