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Week 11 Football Preview: Cluttered region championship standings looking for clarification

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Oconee County (7-1, 3-1 Region 8-AAA) at Jefferson (8-0, 4-0)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday night

Where: Jefferson Memorial Stadium

Head Coaches: Oconee County, Travis Noland; Jefferson, Ben Hall

Players To Watch: Oconee County, Zeb Noland, QB, Christian Casey, RB, Tay Brown, LB; Jefferson, Evan Shirreffs, QB, Sammy Williams, RB, T.J. Skelton, WR Continue reading Week 11 Football Preview: Cluttered region championship standings looking for clarification

Football preview: Mill Creek at Norcross

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Mill Creek (5-3, 4-1 Region 7-AAAAAA) at Norcross (6-2, 4-1)

When: 7:30 p.m Friday night

Where: Norcross Blue Devil Stadium

Head Coaches: Mill Creek, Shannon Jarvis; Norcross, Keith Maloof

Players To Watch: Mill Creek, Daniel David, QB, Johnathan Hawkins, RB, Tyler Voyles, LB; Norcross, Jacob Gassert, QB, Jared Pinkney, WR, Jamir Billings, RB Continue reading Football preview: Mill Creek at Norcross

Football preview: Commerce at George Walton Academy

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Commerce (6-2, 5-1 Region 8-A) at George Walton Academy (5-3, 4-2)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday night

Where: George Walton Academy, Monroe

Head Coaches: Commerce, Mike Brown; George Walton Academy, Don Williams

Players To Watch: Commerce, J’varius Wood, WR, Caleb Brooks, QB, Grant Mayberry, RB; George Walton, Dimetrios Mason, WR, Tucker Shull, QB/WR/DB, Paul Kouassi, LB Continue reading Football preview: Commerce at George Walton Academy

Former Braves’ player Brian McCann and wife to host celebrity softball game to benefit Rally Foundation for childhood cancer research

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From The Paper staff reports

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WHAT: New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann and his wife Ashley will return as the honorary chairs for the fifth annual Brian McCann Rally Celebrity Softball Game. This event serves as one of two events that are part of the Delta Air Lines Double Play and is presented by Jet Sports Management, Ashley and Brian McCann and the Chipper Jones Family Foundation. Tickets for the event are freefor children 10- and-under, $5 for students and $10 for adults. Food and drinks provided by Sweet Auburn BBQ, Papa John’s, Taziki’s, Coca-Cola and Caribou Coffee will be available for purchase. Secure your tickets today at RallyFoundation.org and click the “Give Now” link.

WHO: Ashley and Brian McCann and Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research (Rally). Rally Kids, kids who have fought or are fighting cancer, will be the honored guests at the event. Team captains include Bert from Q100’s The Bert Show and Tug from Kicks 101.5 FM.

WHEN: The gates will open Saturday, Nov. 1, at 10:30 a.m. The first pitch will take place at noon.

 WHERE: Coolray Field, home of the Gwinnett Braves, located at 2500 Buford Drive in Lawrenceville. Continue reading Former Braves’ player Brian McCann and wife to host celebrity softball game to benefit Rally Foundation for childhood cancer research

Braselton’s movie under the stars is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Braselton-movie-Turtles3Families are poised to enjoy the last movie of the 2014 schedule at the Braselton Park, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” on Saturday, Nov. 8, starting at 8 p.m. The movie will be shown after the 5-7 p. m. lighting of the tree in front of the Braselton Brothers Store complex.

The 2014-released movie is described as an action adventure-comedy which runs 101 minutes.  The movie is rated PG-13.

Braselton-movie-Turtles1It’s darkness over New York City, as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on police and politicians.  The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  The Turtles work wear fearless reporter, April O’Neil, and her cameraman to save the city.

Movie fans will delight in the starring roles by Danny Woodburn, Megan Fox, Will Arnett and Tohuru Masamune.

Concessions are available as patrons are invited to bring chairs or blankets for the free event which begins at dusk.  Movies under the Braselton stars are presented by the Braselton Visitors Bureau.  Visit www.downtownbraselton.com for details and other opportunities.