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On anniversary of Braves deal, Cobb County Chair Lee, executives look back
MARIETTA — Cobb Chairman Tim Lee said when he was first approached about the possibility of bringing the Atlanta Braves to Cobb County more than one year ago, he wasn’t sure it could be done. “My i...
November 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 6 6 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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One year later, a timeline of events in the Cobb County Braves stadium deal
July 2013: State Rep. Earl Ehrhart (R-Powder Springs) arranges a meeting at the Marietta Country Club between county Board of Commissioners Chairman Tim Lee and Mike Plant, Braves executive vice pr...
November 26, 2014 12:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Can’t put a price tag’ on transparency, says Cheek
MARIETTA — West Cobb resident Tom Cheek said he doesn’t regret filing his ethics complaint against county Chairman Tim Lee, despite the complaint being dismissed by the county’s ethics board and a ...
November 25, 2014 04:00 AM | 6 6 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb property owner’s suit settled; resident’s plea to go to grand jury also denied
MARIETTA — The lawsuit filed by owners of property adjacent to the site of the new Atlanta Braves stadium that claimed the county government violated zoning procedures has officially been dismissed...
November 21, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee cleared, again: Two allegations dismissed, third withdrawn over Braves deal
MARIETTA – Three up, three down. Cobb Chairman Tim Lee has beaten the third ethics complaint filed against him related to the way he handled the deal to bring the Atlanta Braves to Cobb County afte...
November 21, 2014 04:00 AM | 21 21 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Genuine Parts to move headquarters
CUMBERLAND — Fortune 500 member Genuine Parts Company is moving its headquarters from Circle 75 to Wildwood Office Park, remaining in Cobb County. Genuine Parts has two locations — one at Wildwood ...
November 21, 2014 01:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bridge to SunTrust Park still a question
Cobb Chairman Tim Lee said the county is still determining how it will fund construction of a pedestrian bridge that would span Interstate 285 and connect the Cobb Galleria area to the new Braves s...
November 11, 2014 04:00 AM | 6 6 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Owner of property near Cobb Braves stadium site to drop suit
Terms of the settlement with company Fairly Breezy LLC remain undisclosed
November 08, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb DA against Braves deal critic's grand jury access
Superior Court judge to review request
November 08, 2014 04:00 AM | 7 7 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two road projects aim to ease Braves traffic
Commissioners OK studies to assess intersections, off-ramp near SunTrust Park
October 29, 2014 04:00 AM | 6 6 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves bond appeal could be heard in Feb. 2015
Three appeals from Cobb residents
October 28, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Private investigator seeks emails of Ott, Cupid regarding Braves deal
MARIETTA — An open records request filed by a private investigator seeks emails between Commissioners Bob Ott and Lisa Cupid and two private citizens who have been critical of the deal to bring the...
October 14, 2014 04:00 AM | 6 6 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves-related lawsuits await court, in mediation
There’s been some news on two lawsuits related to the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park project. The first, an appeal of the up to $397 million in bonds the county plans to use to finance part of the s...
October 09, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Planning commission OKs project near Braves stadium
MARIETTA — The Cobb Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a rezoning request for a proposed development near the site of the new Braves stadium expected to contain 392 apartments, two hotels and ...
October 08, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arson hotline offers $10K reward for information on fire in Braves critic’s yard
East Cobb attorney filed SEC complaint in deal, has said she believes it was act of retaliation against her
September 27, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chair Lee fights Braves ethics complaint with 37-page reply, affidavits
MARIETTA — Attorneys representing County Chairman Tim Lee pulled out all the stops to respond to an ethics complaint filed against him, filing a 37-page reply with sworn affidavits from former Gov....
September 26, 2014 07:28 PM | 7 7 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board to review ethics complaint against Chairman Lee on Oct. 21
The Cobb Board of Ethics has set a date to hear evidence on an complaint against county Chairman Tim Lee. The board voted 6-0, with Darrell Sutton absent, to perform its investigatory review of the...
September 10, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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An XL complaint: As Board of Commissioners signs construction firm, east Cobb attorney files for SEC investigation
The Cobb Board of Commissioners has selected a firm to oversee construction of the new Atlanta Braves ballpark on behalf of the county, but a new challenge to the financing of the stadium has come ...
September 10, 2014 04:00 AM | 24 24 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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BoC to vote on Heery as owner’s rep for Braves stadium
MARIETTA — The Cobb Board of Commissioners is set to approve a contract with a firm to make sure the new Atlanta Braves stadium is everything the county expects it to be. Commissioners are schedule...
September 09, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Critics of Lee, Braves move just a bitter minority
In the face of yet another attempt to subvert the County’s ethics code for political purposes, it’s time the majority of us who are proud of what Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee has accomplished a...
September 09, 2014 04:00 AM | 19 19 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Groundbreaking set for team’s $672M stadium
CUMBERLAND — The Atlanta Braves are on deck to break ground on the organization’s new $672 million ballpark during a ceremony Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. Officials say the groundbreaking will begin the con...
September 03, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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On a clear day you can see what the Braves will mean, financially, to local business
CUMBERLAND — Commercial property owners in the Cumberland area will contribute a total of $5.15 million each year to help fund the construction of the new $672 million Atlanta Braves stadium, but l...
September 03, 2014 12:59 AM | 13 13 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chairman: Allegations arrived at ‘incorrectly’
MARIETTA — County Chairman Tim Lee said the man who filed an ethics complaint against him “doesn’t have a good, clear understanding of the process and procedures for economic development.” Tom Chee...
August 28, 2014 04:00 AM | 14 14 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Appeals filed against $397M in bonds for Braves stadium
The issuance of up to $397 million worth of bonds to finance the new Atlanta Braves stadium has been appealed to the Supreme Court of Georgia.
August 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 10 10 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sounding off on Lee: Officials give their take on recent allegations against the BoC Chairman
MARIETTA — Members of the Cobb Board of Commissioners have taken different positions on the allegation Chairman Tim Lee acted inappropriately when he engaged an attorney to do preliminary work on t...
August 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 17 17 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb Superior Court Judge assigned in Braves complaint
Cobb Superior Court Judge Reuben Green has been assigned to handle the suit filed on behalf of property owners near the proposed site of the new Atlanta Braves stadium, according to the Cobb Superi...
August 22, 2014 12:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves’ to-be neighbor files suit against the Cobb Board of Commissioners
Owners of property near stadium site say county abused rezoning powers
August 16, 2014 04:00 AM | 8 8 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. Bank to be trustee in Braves deal
MARIETTA — With only 11 days left to appeal the bond issuance Cobb County plans to use to help finance construction of the new Atlanta Braves stadium, the county’s finance department is sitting on ...
August 15, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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The stadium bidding begins: Braves builders welcome local companies
AUSTELL — Hundreds of representatives from vendors, subcontractors and suppliers filled an auditorium in Austell on Monday night to learn how to contribute to the construction of the new Atlanta Br...
August 12, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cost of making the Earth move: Officials look to issue about $380M in bonds for Braves
MARIETTA — If you build it, they will come. But before you can build it, you have to find a way to pay for it. Jim Pehrson, Cobb’s finance director, said after an appeals period ends in about two w...
August 09, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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