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Swimming class to host tribute to veterans

Swimming class to host tribute to veterans

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The young synchronized swimmers at Collins Hill Park Aquatic Center are getting ready to host their fourth annual performance for veterans and military families.

The patriotic show will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3.

The synchronized swimming group is made up of girls ages 8-14 who love to swim and are interested in honing their water skills in a creative way. Their Nov. 3 show is free and will be followed by a short reception.

For more information, visit gwinnettparks.com. Collins Hill Park is located at 2200 Collins Hill Road in Lawrenceville.

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.

Ga. Gwinnett College names head tennis coach

Ga. Gwinnett College names head tennis coach

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Georgia Gwinnett College has named a coach for its new men's and women's tennis teams.

Athletics director Darin Wilson says former Division I coach Chase Hodges will lead the new Grizzlies teams.

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Hodges has 14 years of collegiate coaching experience, including 11 as a head coach. He comes to Georgia Gwinnett College from Georgia State University, where he ended his three-year tenure by being named Colonial Athletic Association Co-Coach of the Year in April.

Falcons prepare for Minicamp

Falcons prepare for Minicamp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga -- The OTAs are winding down at the Atlanta Falcons' headquarters in Flowery Branch.  The voluntary off season workouts have been well attended and the participation looks to be paying off.

With new Offensive and Defensive Coordinators, the team has spent the past few weeks digesting changes that are being put in place for the 2012 season.  Wide receiver Harry Douglas is glad the changes are taking place this year rather than last summer, when the NFL teams were locked out.  Douglas has spent time working special teams as a punt returner during OTAs and says "I did it some during my roookie season and fell in love with it."  It will be something to watch for during training camp.

Meanwhile, Head Coach Mike Smith was pleased with the level of participation and what the team has accomplished during the OTAs and says the upcoming Minicamp will be a continuation of what has been taking place the past few weeks.