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Gwinnett Braves to Host High School Showcase

Gwinnett Braves to Host High School Showcase

Ten area powerhouses set to battle in five weekend games at Coolray Field

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - The Gwinnett Braves open the International League season on April 4, but fans don’t have to wait that long to catch great baseball action at Coolray Field.   On March 8 and 9, the home of the G-Braves will host ten of the top high school baseball teams in Gwinnett County for a first-ever showcase event.  The games will mark the first played at Coolray Field in 2013, its fifth season of existence.

Coolray Field has opened its doors to many high school games in the past, however, this two-day event is an expanded showcase packed with powerhouse teams and players. Six of the ten teams featured on the bill made the playoffs last season, while two of those six made it to their respective state finals game.

Harlem Globetrotters 'You Write The Rules' world tour coming to Atlanta

Harlem Globetrotters 'You Write The Rules' world tour coming to Atlanta

ATLANTA -- The Harlem Globetrotters are back at the Phillips Arena  to entertain crowds and defy expectations! Come see their tricks and flips as the Harlem Globetrotters perform stunts, dunks, and make you laugh.

The Harlem Globetrotters love seeing families laugh together during their games, and would love to see your family when they come to a city near you. 

Harlem Globetrotters "You Write The Rules" World Tour coming to Atlanta

Harlem Globetrotters "You Write The Rules" World Tour coming to Atlanta

The Harlem Globetrotters are back at the Phillips Arena  to entertain crowds and defy expectations! Come see their tricks and flips as the Harlem Globetrotters perform stunts, dunks, and make you laugh.

The Harlem Globetrotters love seeing families laugh together during their games, and would love to see your family when they come to a city near you. 

Renovation approved for Bogan Aquatic Center

Renovation approved for Bogan Aquatic Center

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A major renovation of the Bogan Park Aquatic Center was approved by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.

A Gwinnett County official said the 15-year-old park will get new roof panels, new HVAC and filtration systems, and locker room improvements which will boost operational and energy efficiencies.

Along with two indoor swimming pools, a competition pool and a family leisure pool, the center also includes opportunities for swimming lessons, areas to swim laps, a water playground, lazy river and water slide.

As Gwinnett County reported, funds for the renovation work come from a 2005 SPLOST program. Bryson Construction Inc. received $3.15 million to use towards plans for the facility. The work will begin when the center closes in February, and is expected to be completed in September.

Run a holiday race

Run a holiday race

ATLANTA -- It still feels like summer outside, but that doesn't mean it's too early to start thinking about a holiday-themed race.

In fact, many of the runs are happening sooner than you may believe.

Take a look at some of the upcoming 5Ks, 10Ks and more in metro Atlanta. Many of them raise money for worthwhile seasonal causes.

FREE TRAINING | Community life skill to protect against bullying

FREE TRAINING | Community life skill to protect against bullying

NORCROSS, Ga. -- Free training: "Community life skill to protect against bullying"

Saturday, Aug. 18, 10:30am-1130am.
Singleton Road Activity Building (5220 Singleton Road, Norcross)

Roundfield to be laid to rest in Norcross

Roundfield to be laid to rest in Norcross

NORCROSS, Ga. -- A funeral is planned Friday in Norcross for NBA veteran Dan Roundfield.

The former Atlanta Hawk spent 11 seasons in the NBA and had three consecutive All-Star seasons. He drowned Aug. 6 off the Caribbean island of Aruba while helping his wife as she struggled in rough water. He was 59.

The Hawks announced that Roundfield's funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Norcross. The service is open to the public.

Viewing will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Gregory B. Levitz and Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville.

Roundfield was a 6-foot-8 center who started his pro career at Indiana and then played at Atlanta, Detroit and Washington. He was an All-Star in 1980, 1981 and 1982 while playing for the Hawks.