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.
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.
An anonymous tip turned up almost $750,000 worth of marijuana at a Duluth apartment complex last week, police said.
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.
Who: Parkview’s Joe Anderson
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.
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 — Sugar Hill Municipal Court has operated for much of the city’s existence since 1939.
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.
Fire displaces Norcross family
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.
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 — 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.