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WILLIAMS IS FRONT RUNNER FOR FLOYD COUNTY MANAGER JOB

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

Blaine Williams, who currently serves as interim Floyd County Manager, is the front runner to take the job permanently.  He is expected to be appointed to the job in 14 days.  Interviews were conducted yesterday with four candidates for the position.  Two of them have withdrawn their applications.  According to state law, a waiting period of 14 days must be observed before Williams can be confirmed as county manager.  Williams has been the assistant county manager since 2007.  He is serving as interim manager following the resignation of Kevin Poe, who is leaving Floyd County to become the manager of Jackson County. 

SHORTER BASKETBALL TEAMS MOVE UP IN NAIA POLLS

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in Shorter Sports, Sports

In local college basketball news, Shorter University’s Hawks and Lady Hawks are moving on up in the national polls.  The NAIA released its first regular season edition of the Men’s and Women’s Division I Basketball Coaches Top 25 Polls last night.  The Hawks, who are undefeated with nine straight wins to begin the 2011-2012 season, came in at number 5 in the men’s poll, while the Lady Hawks, who have eight wins and one loss so far this season, are ranked number 18.  This is the first time that the Hawks have made it to the top five since the beginning of the NAIA national polls in 2000.