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NORTHWEST GEORGIA COUNCIL OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA WRAPS UP BUSY FEBRUARY, LOOKS FORWARD TO A FLURRY OF ACTIVITY IN THE MONTHS AHEAD

We have arrived at the end of February, and this was a busy month for the Northwest Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Highlights included the Scouting for Food community service project. Eric Vaughn, who serves on the council’s Executive Board, attests that local scouts collected more than 2,000 canned goods for The…read more »

FOUR ROME HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HONORED AS GOVERNOR’S HONORS SEMIFINALISTS

(Media release from Rome, GA City Schools): Four Rome High students, Alexa Acevedo, Emillie Maloney, Gabriella Palma, and Tamara Wright-Branch, have been named Governor’s Honors Semifinalists. These four students now advance to the final round of interviews for selection into the prestigious summer program. “We are extremely proud of these four individuals who have worked…read more »

GNTC RECEIVES COVETED DESIGNATIONS, LOOKS FORWARD TO SIGNING DAY

(Media release from Georgia Northwestern Technical College): Since Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) capped 2023 with two prestigious national accreditations and one national designation, college officials are looking ahead to an event in April when high school students will commit to pursue a technical education. Last fall, GNTC was named Georgia’s first National Coalition of…read more »

ATRIUM HEALTH FLOYD MEDICAL CENTER SECRETARY WINS BEE AWARD

(Media release from Atrium Health Floyd): Mercedes Hernandez was taken by surprise Tuesday morning when she was named a BEE Award winner at Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center. The unit secretary for Medical Oncology Nursing does indeed go Beyond Exceptional Expectations. Atrium Health Floyd’s BEE award exists for nurses to recognize nursing support teammates who…read more »

Local Sports

MODEL HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM’S SEASON ENDS WITH LOSS AT WESTSIDE, AUGUSTA IN ELITE EIGHT ROUND OF GHSA’S CLASS AA STATE TOURNAMENT

MODEL HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM’S SEASON ENDS WITH LOSS AT WESTSIDE, AUGUSTA IN ELITE EIGHT ROUND OF GHSA’S CLASS AA STATE TOURNAMENT

Model High School’s boys basketball team’s season ended Wednesday night with a loss at Westside, Augusta by a final score of 78-40 in the Elite Eight round of the GHSA’s Class AA state tournament. It dashed the Blue Devils’ hopes of a second straight Final Four appearance. Westside, Augusta will go on to the next…read more »

SPRING TRAINING TIE FOR ATLANTA BRAVES VS. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

The Atlanta Braves tied with the Philadelphia Phillies 7-7 in Spring Training action at Clearwater, Florida on Wednesday afternoon. The Braves will play a pair of split squad games today. One group will host the Minnesota Twins in North Port, and the other will head to Port Charlotte to face the Tampa Bay Rays. First…read more »

ATLANTA HAWKS WRAP UP HOMESTAND WITH WIN OVER UTAH JAZZ

The Atlanta Hawks concluded a three-game homestand with a 124-97 victory over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night at State Farm Arena. Jalen Johnson had a team-high 22 points and 13 rebounds for Atlanta, which has won two straight. Collin Sexton scored 22 points for Utah. The Hawks are now 26-32 on the 2023-2024 regular…read more »

SPRING TRAINING UPDATE FROM THE ATLANTA BRAVES

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates by 13-4 in Spring Training action at Bradenton, FL on Tuesday. The Braves will be in Clearwater today to face the Philadelphia Phillies; first pitch is set for 1:05 pm. Braves fans may listen to coverage of weekend Spring Training games from the Braves Radio Network on…read more »

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