HOSPITALITY HO– USE FOR WOMEN HAS BUSY 2011, MAKING PLANS FOR 2012

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

The Hospitality House for Women continues their mission of providing a place of refuge for women in crisis and their children.  Executive Director Amy Weaver says that the year 2011 was a busy one that ended with a challenge in the form of the F2 tornado that hit Floyd County, causing substantial damage to the organization’s Thrift Store in the IGA shopping center on Shorter Avenue.
Weaver says that Hospitality House has a number of events on tap for the month of February, which is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.  

BERRY COLLEGE STUDENTS SEEK INPUT FOR FLOYD COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL SURVEY

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

Environmental science students at Berry College are seeking to determine pressing environmental issues in Floyd County through a public survey.  The online survey can be accessed at www.berrycollegeenvironmentalsurvey.com and provides Floyd County residents with an opportunity to voice their opinions about local environmental problems.  

UNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL FORFEITS ICSGA TITLE

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather, Sports

It was a time of celebration for the Unity Christian School Lions football team right before Thanksgiving when the team won the ICSGA state championship by defeating defending champion Covenant Christian in overtime.  Sadly, that title and all of UCS’s wins from the 2011 season were forfeited yesterday due to eligibility violations.  The move was made following an investigation into a concern that UCS violated one of the league’s policies involving home-schooled players.  It has been determined that two such players have exhausted their eligibility under ICSGA guidelines as they were considered “fifth-year seniors” based on academic credits.  
The school itself reported what was found to be a violation in the ICSGA investigation.