News for Monday, October 4, 2010


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McCann, Braves back in playoffs after four-year absence

Brian McCann experienced a division-clinching party in 2005 during the catcher from Duluth's rookie season. That was a much tamer event, even though the Braves were only National League wild-card entrants this time. Atlanta had gone four seasons without postseason baseball after 14 consecutive division titles and this was manager Bobby Cox's final season. So the emotion, along the bubbly, flowed freely. Very freely.

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Francoeur back in playoffs with Texas

When Brian McCann and Jeff Francoeur came up from Class AA and helped spark the Braves to their 14th consecutive division title in 2005, it looked like postseasons together with their hometown team would be a regular event for the Gwinnett County products.

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Tip helps cops find $750K worth of pot in apartment

An anonymous tip turned up almost $750,000 worth of marijuana at a Duluth apartment complex last week, police said.

Lawrenceville wants to fix airport position in 2030 plan

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Lawrenceville City Council wants to make its position opposing the expansion of Gwinnett County’s Briscoe Field to allow commercial flights in the city’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan clear.

PREP ROUNDUP: Lanier rallies to win region tourney game

CARNESVILLE — First-year school Lanier scored three runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to advance in the Region 8-AAA tournament on Monday.

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Gladiators open camp with different atmosphere

DULUTH — Two hours into the practice, players were still speeding through drills and rattling the boards with an aggressive drive for the puck Monday.

Sugar Hill to adopt rules for court

SUGAR HILL — Sugar Hill Municipal Court has operated for much of the city’s existence since 1939.

Peugeot goes the distance to win Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta

BRASELTON — The soggy, rain-shortened Petit Le Mans race of 2009 seemed a distant memory this past weekend as the sleek and very fast French, diesel-powered Peugeot 908 HDI prototypes finished 1 and 2 again in the 1,000-mile international race at Road Atlanta.

IN BRIEF: Fire displaces Norcross family

Fire displaces Norcross family

Buford City Council adopts plan for community center

BUFORD — The Buford City Commission continued its work Monday night to make the $15 million Buford Town Park Community Center/Theatre project come to life.

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BISHER: A weekend of crashing falls and ceremonial recovery

What a weekend. What a test of the sporting nerves spread across two continents, from aggravating calamity, then survival by an eyelash, followed by a near Ryder Cup revival across the water. Before it all took form, however, we began at Turner Field with a kind of managerial retirement ceremony of near papal quality.

Norcross postpones decision on day care rezoning

NORCROSS — The property located at 145 Brit Ave. in Norcross will keep its C-3 zoning status, after a vote on whether to rezone it C-2 for the purposes of locating a children’s day care there was postponed Monday.