I’ve got three words for you – Girl Scout cookies! The Girl Scout Cookie Program kicked off last Friday as Girl Scouts began taking cookie orders. They’ll be delivered February 11th thru 17th. Girl Scout Cookie booths will open on February 17th around the region, with the cookie campaign to wrap up on March 10th. Cookies are $3.50 per box. Money raised go towards Girl Scout programs, according to local troop leader Charisse Durham, who heads up Troop 7244 in Lindale. She says that selling cookies is an educational experience for Girl Scouts.
Rain and mild temperatures continue to cover Rome and Floyd County. The National Weather Service reported almost a half an inch of rain from yesterday thru early this morning at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in the Armuchee community. Rain and fairly warm temperatures remain in the forecast for the next couple of days, it will start to feel more like winter as those temps drop and the rain moves out later on this week.
The 2012 session of the Georgia General Assembly got underway yesterday under the Gold Dome in Atlanta. Area legislators say that they anticipate that the state’s budget and education will top their agenda in 2012.
Shorter University’s 18th ranked Lady Hawks lost to Belhaven 56-45 in a Southern States Athletic Conference match on Friday night; that was followed by a 73-61 win for the 4th ranked Hawks over Belhaven at Shorter’s Winthrop King Centre. Both teams picked up victories from another SSAC rival, William Carey, at home on Saturday night. The Lady Hawks won their game 65-45, and the Hawks won theirs 73-62. Shorter’s basketball teams will host Southern Wesleyan on Thursday night. Tip off is set for 6 pm for the women and 8 pm for the men. The games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and online at www.theridge957.com.
In college bowl game scores from over the weekend –