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UNG’s Smith Sets Single Game Strikeout Record in 3-0 Win Over Barry

2/23/19 MELBOURNE, Fla. – Kylee Smith struck out 17 batters, a new single game record, as the No. 3 University of North Georgia softball team won the opening game of the Florida Tech Invitational with a 3-0 win over Barry Friday night. UNG got on the board in the fifth on a Kali Turner RBI single to score Harlee Williams and put the Nighthawks on top, …

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UNG Baseball Runs Past Flagler in Peach Belt Opener

2/23/19 DAHLONEGA – Steven Bower threw seven innings to earn the win as the University of North Georgia baseball team defeated Flagler, 9-4, Friday night at Bob Stein Stadium. The Nighthawks got on the board first in the second inning, using a Josh Profit RBI double and a William Mapes RBI single to push the lead to 2-0. After the Saints cut the lead …

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Anna Ruby Falls Closed Due To Landslide

2/22/19 (Gainesville)- Anna Ruby Falls, north of Helen, is closed until further notice due to a landslide that has crossed the road. According to an alert issued by the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest office in Gainesville, US Forest Service staff are assessing the situation and developing a plan to clear debris. Forest service officials as the public to avoid the area and …

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Flood Watch In Effect Through Saturday Morning

2/22/19 (Cleveland)- The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch that is in effect now until  7 AM Saturday. The affected area of north Georgia is along and north of a line from Rome to Canton to Cleveland.  Weather forecasters say soil conditions remain saturated and river levels remain high across the area. The potential for locally heavy rainfall …

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Lucille Rose Francani, Age 74 Clakesville

2/21/19 Lucille Rose Francani, age 74, of Clarkesville, Georgia, died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Mrs. Francani was born on September 22, 1944, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her father, Phillip Milazzotto and her beloved husband of 49 years, Al Francani. Mrs. Francani was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church. She …

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Lightning Strike Causes Fire On Adair Mill Road

2/21/19 (Cleveland)- White County Public Safety Director David Murphy said Wednesday night at  10:10 p.m. an L.P. gas line was struck by lightning at 641 Adair Mill Road causing a fire near an outdoor utility building, severely damaging the building and also causing some electrical damage inside the home.  Murphy said White County Fire, Mutual aid from City of Cleveland …

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TMU Lacrosse drops season opener at Point

2.21.19 WEST POINT –  The Truett McConnell University women’s lacrosse team traveled to Appalachian Athletic Conference foe, Point University, to open up their 2019 season. The Lady Bears fell in their season opener (19-2) while the Skyhawks won their third game of the year. COACH’S COMMENTS “First game is out of the way,” Head Coach Channing Hoyt said. “This was Point’s fourth …

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TMU’s Matheson earns bid to nationals

2/21/19 CLEVELAND,  – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced the 2019 NAIA Wrestling National Championships qualifiers on Tuesday evening and junior Jacob Matheson of the Truett McConnell University wrestling team appeared on that list. Preseason ranked No. 19, Matheson (at 184) finished runner-up in the Appalachian Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday after falling to the No. 1 wrestler in the country, …

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TMU Athletics announces addition of Bear Club

2/21/19 CLEVELAND,  The Truett McConnell University Athletic Department has announced the addition of the TMU Bear Club; “I am very excited to announce the creation of the TMU Bear Club,” Athletic Director Jenni Shepard said. “This is something that I have wanted for a while, so I am very happy to see it come to fruition. The purpose of this club is to help …

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