The Atlanta Hawks return to action tonight after a few days off. They’ll host the Charlotte Bobcats at 7:30 pm at the Philips Arena.
Shorter University’s baseball Hawks split a non-league double header with Reinhardt in Waleska yesterday. Reinhardt won the opener 4-3, while Shorter took the night cap 19-9. The Hawks will host Southern States Athletic Conference rival Southern Wesleyan in a three-game series this weekend, starting with a single game at 2 pm on Friday at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex.
A shooting incident on Blacks Bluff Road has resulted in the death of a Floyd County man, and his father has been charged with murder. Johnny Craig of 268 Blacks Bluff Road says he unintentionally shot and killed his 22-year-old son, Steven L. Craig. Johnny Craig has been charged with felony murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The pair were reportedly out in the woods behind the residence with other family members when Steven tapped Johnny on the shoulder, which startled him. When the older Craig turned around, he fatally shot the younger Craig on accident. Steven Craig was pronounced dead just before 7:30 pm last night. An investigation into the incident continues.
The one-year anniversary of the opening of the Harbin Clinic’s Tony E. Warren MD Cancer Center is this month. The center opened last April 10th, with the groundbreaking for the center held more than two years ago.
Shorter University’s softball team swept Brewton Parker in a double header yesterday at the Alto Park softball complex, allowing the 9th ranked Lady Hawks to surpass 30 wins so far for the 2012 season. They won the first game 3-2 in eight innings before taking the night cap 9-1. The Lady Hawks will be on the road this weekend. They’ll head to Thomasville to take on Thomas University in a non-league double header on Friday at 3 pm. That will be followed by a double header at Brewton Parker on Saturday at 1 pm.
Baylor beat Notre Dame 80-61 in the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship last night in Denver, Colorado.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Rome Exchange Club and it’s Family Resource Center is seeking to raise awareness of this issue through a variety of means this month.
Speaking of Cancer Navigators’ Cast Off Against Cancer fund raising campaign, momentum is building for the campaign, according to Executive Director Charlotte Atkins.