The Floyd County School System is expected to make an announcement this evening about which of their employees might lose their jobs as a result of the Reduction In Force proposed by Superintendent Jeff McDaniel last week to overcome a budget shortfall currently being experienced by the school system.
The Wings Over North Georgia Air Show will return to the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome on October 12th and 13th. It is slated to be an exciting event this year, as the United States Air Force Thunderbirds will be making an appearance.
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.
An asteroid is expected to barely miss Earth today. Tellus Museum marketing director Joe Schulman says that the asteroid will not be visible to those of us in Georgia, even with a telescope as it will pass during the day. It will be visible on the other side of the planet as it makes its closest approach over the Indian Ocean.
Burnett Ferry Road will be closed to thru traffic between the address of 2287-2345 from February 18th thru 22nd between the hours of 9 am until 3 pm so that the Floyd County Water Department can work on the water lines, according to a release from Floyd County Public Works. Motorists are asked to use Horseleg Creek Road or Radio Springs Road as that section of Burnett Ferry is closed to thru traffic.
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.