Parkview's Palmer honored
Michael Palmer, who helped Parkview to a state football playoff berth this season, will be honored Lineman of the Week by the Touchdown Club of Atlanta on Monday.
Palmer, a senior tight end, led the Panthers with 21 catches for 358 yards and five touchdowns this season.
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Players of the Week will be honored at the club's final meeting at noon at the Jocks & Jills on Dunwoody Village Parkway. Tickets for non-members are $35 at the door.
Rocker plans Panhandle development
CRESTVIEW, Fla. - Plans by former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker and Atlanta Falcons linebacker Keith Brooking for a residential development in this Panhandle town received preliminary approval from the City Council.
Rocker and Brooking are part of Southern Boys Investment Group LLC, which wants to develop vacant land near west U.S. Highway 90. The council approved Monday an annexation and rezoning of the property.
''It'll take six to seven months to go through,'' said Crestview Administrative Services Director Mike Wing. ''Then they'll start submitting finite drawings.''
A conceptual drawing submitted to the city by Southern Boys calls for sections of town houses and apartments on 64 acres. An annexation report also mentions single-family homes and a small commercial area.
Konerko agrees to $60 million deal with Sox
CHICAGO - Paul Konerko promised to be meticulous and explore all the options as a free agent. And he did, jumping into a stressful monthlong journey that landed him back right where he started.
Having received a $60 million, five-year offer from the Chicago White Sox, Konerko decided the proposal was fair and agreed Wednesday to return to the World Series champions.
''It's a simple as where your heart is,'' Konerko said. ''That's what brought me back.''
The first baseman led the White Sox with 40 homers and 100 RBIs last season, hitting .283. He was MVP of the AL championship series win over the Los Angeles Angels after hitting two homers and seven RBIs.
Wake's Barclay gets ACC award
RALEIGH, N.C. - Players from losing teams rarely get these type of awards. That is part of what makes Chris Barclay so special.
The Wake Forest tailback was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year on Wednesday in an exceedingly close vote, becoming the fourth player in school history to win the award.
Barclay received 17 votes from the members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association to edge Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick (16) and Maryland linebacker D'Qwell Jackson (15). Jackson, who led the ACC and finished second in Division I-A with nearly 14 tackles a game, got the nod as Defensive Player of the Year.
- From staff, wire reports