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Sports Hall of Fame luncheon planned
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The Northeast Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is holding its 2009 Induction Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 29 at the Georgia Mountain Center. A reception will follow at the Northeast Georgia History Center. This year’s inductees are air pistol shooter Jody Briggs, baseball standout Victor Menocal, swimmer Sam Morgan and Gainesville High athletic director and former baseball coach Wayne Vickery.

Additionally, 10 other athletes will be honored and have their names automatically added to the pool of the athletes considered for future induction. The Jefferson High wrestling team will also be honored for its recent achievements. University of Georgia Athletic Director Damon Evans, a previous inductee, will also speak at the luncheon. Tickets to the luncheon are $25 per person. For more information or to order tickets, contact Julie Carson at 770-297-5900 or visit

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