In high school basketball scores from last night –
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 Two of them have withdrawn their applications.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.
The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce wants you to stay at home and shop Rome this holiday season. Chamber President Al Hodge says that doing so helps your neighbors.
Northwest Georgia cheers on the Calhoun High School football team as the Yellow Jackets return to the Georgia Dome this Friday for the Class AA state championship game. For the fourth straight year, they will play Buford for the title. Tip off is set for 4:30 pm.
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.