Local | WABE 90.1 FM

Local

Gwinnett Braves, Looking For New Name, Narrow List To 6

Jul 14, 2017
Coolray Field, formerly Gwinnett Stadium, has been home to the Gwinnett Braves since 2009.
Karl Moore

Let’s go, Gobblers!! Way to go, Hush Puppies!!

These are just two of the possible new names the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves could go by soon.

Like us on Facebook

When the Gwinnett Braves asked fans to assist in choosing a new team name for the 2018 season, the goals were to reduce confusion with the Atlanta Braves and fill seats at the minor league franchise's games.

So earlier this year, fans were encouraged to submit name-change suggestions.

Fenly Foxen / WABE

 Thursday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott":

Al Such / WABE

Atlanta’s secret skate park under Interstate 85 has been destroyed.

Like us on Facebook

The Georgia Department of Transportation destroyed the illegal park, citing “insurmountable safety and environmental concerns,” according to an 11 Alive report.

DeKalb County Man Diagnosed With West Nile Virus

Jul 13, 2017
Robert F. Bukaty / associated press file

A 72-year-old Brookhaven man has tested positive for the West Nile virus. 

It's the second confirmed human case in Georgia this year. 

Like us on Facebook

Mosquitoes are the source of West Nile, and public health officials are recommending the public take steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites.

Former President Jimmy Carter delivers a lecture at the House of Lords in London, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.
Neil Hall / Associated Press

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is being treated for dehydration in Canada, where he's helping build houses for Habitat for Humanity.

Like us on Facebook

Habitat for Humanity said in a statement that the 92-year-old Carter was "dehydrated working in the hot sun" at a build site in Winnipeg on Thursday. Carter told Habitat officials he is OK, and encouraged volunteers to keep building.

Pages