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Buford's McGlon commits to S. Alabama

Kicker Lawson McGlon, a 2008 Buford grad, has made a commitment to play football for the University of South Alabama.

McGlon, coached by former Alabama receiver Joey Jones, begins its first season of football in 2009. He was 8-for-11 on field goals as a senior for Buford's state championship team.

Georgia State's Curry to appear today at Discover Mills

New Georgia State head football coach Bill Curry, a former NFL player and also a coach at Georgia Tech, Alabama and Kentucky, will bring his book tour to Discover Mills today at 2 p.m.

Curry will be signing copies of his book, "Ten Men You Meet in the Huddle: Lessons From a Football Life," at Books-A-Million. The store will begin distributing line numbers for the Curry signing at 9 a.m.

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Speedway hosts special event Sat.

Lanier National Speedway hosts its Dodge Night of Destruction on Saturday that will feature Ellis Edwards' Hollywood Stunt Show. Edwards has worked a variety of TV shows and movies as a stunt driver, including the "Dukes of Hazzard."

The evening also will include a demolition derby, among other events. For more information, visit www.lanierspeedway.

com or call 770-967-8600.

West Virginia games to be shown locally

Stars and Strikes Amusement Center in Dacula will broadcast all West Virginia football games this season, the Mountaineers' alumni group announced on Friday. The center is at 1700 Winder Highway, just off Ga. Highway 316.

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Edwards wins pole for Bristol Cup race

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Carl Edwards is doing his best to slow Kyle Busch's momentum.

Edwards won his first pole position of the season Friday, turning a lap at 121.860 mph in qualifying for Saturday night's Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Edwards, who trails only the dominating Busch in point standings, is 222 points behind, but followed up his victory last weekend in Michigan with his fourth career pole.

'That's as fast as I could go,' Edwards said. 'The pole is huge for us. This track, obviously track position, pit stall selection, those things are really important.'

Busch, with eight wins and two poles this season, will start ninth.