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Braves officials: Winter weather won’t slow down SunTrust Park
CUMBERLAND — Cobb’s recent brush with some mild winter weather will not slow down work on the new Atlanta Braves stadium, Braves officials say. Mike Plant, executive vice president of business oper...
March 01, 2015 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chair Lee: Stadium parking plan to be presented in ’16
ATLANTA — Cobb Chairman Tim Lee traveled to Atlanta Tuesday to discuss transportation projects in the county and legislation to increase pay for some county employees with members of the Cobb Legis...
February 25, 2015 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb Board of Commissioners OKs $750K for I-285 Cumberland bridge design
MARIETTA — The Cobb Board of Commissioners approved spending an estimated $750,000 with a company to design a bridge over Interstate 285 in Cumberland at its meeting Tuesday. The commission voted 4...
February 25, 2015 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Loud hosts ‘Good for Cobb’ event
CUMBERLAND — At a kickoff event for Good for Cobb, co-chair John Loud said the goal of the nonprofit organization is to promote positive developments in the county. “We’ll find different opportunit...
February 25, 2015 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee quizzed on I-285 bridge
EAST COBB — The proposed bridge that would connect the new Braves SunTrust Park with the Cobb Galleria was the topic of debate during county Chairman Tim Lee’s Monday town hall meeting. The county ...
February 24, 2015 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb BoC set to review bridge project: List of firms for I-285 venture narrowed to 4
MARIETTA — Cobb County has narrowed the list of companies to design a pedestrian bridge planned to connect the Cobb Galleria area with the site of the new Atlanta Braves stadium in Cumberland down ...
February 21, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kennesaw mayor addresses growth, SunTrust Park, city manager
KENNESAW — At a town hall meeting Thursday, Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews answered questions about the city’s development, the search for a new city manager and the effect of SunTrust Park, the new A...
February 20, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawmaker files bill to annex Braves back into Atlanta
A bill filed in the Georgia General Assembly Tuesday proposes to annex the property where the new Atlanta Braves stadium is being built into the city of Atlanta.
February 11, 2015 02:50 PM | 9 9 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb lawyer files court brief against Braves stadium bonds
MARIETTA — A DeKalb attorney has filed a brief with the Georgia Supreme Court supporting the three Cobb residents who are challenging the issuance of up to $397 million in bonds meant to finance th...
February 07, 2015 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board delays a hearing on new Braves stadium parking plan
MARIETTA — A hearing of an appeal filed by Delaware-based Cumberland Mall LLC to challenge the validity of the Braves’ building permit was delayed for 90 days Wednesday. The county Board of Adjustm...
February 05, 2015 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court to hear challenge to stadium financing
ATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Tuesday in an appeal of a lower court ruling on financing for the new Braves baseball stadium in Cobb County. Three Cobb County resident...
February 02, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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On base: Braves stadium drives toward 2017 Opening Day schedule
CUMBERLAND — Now that the grading work for SunTrust Park is mostly complete, the stadium itself will begin taking shape, County Manager David Hankerson told commissioners this week. “Every week or ...
February 01, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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By golly, a new trolley? Mayor Tumlin envisions route from Square to new Braves stadium
Mayor Steve Tumlin has received overwhelming support from the City Council after floating his idea of a city trolley this week. Tumlin said he wants to promote tourism in the city with a trolley on...
January 18, 2015 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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In scoring position: BoC set to hire firm for $12.5M road improvement plan
MARIETTA — The Board of Commissioners on Tuesday is scheduled to hire a firm to design plans for an estimated $12.5 million in road improvements near SunTrust Park. Commissioner Bob Ott said traffi...
January 12, 2015 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves' SunTrust Park builders encourage small businesses to get involved in project
Construction company has previously awarded $103.4M in Cobb contracts
January 08, 2015 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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County argues Braves bonds not debt
Attorneys file brief in response to appeal by 3 Cobb residents
January 06, 2015 04:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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SCBA welcomes American Builders 2017
The South Cobb Business Association will host leaders from American Builders 2017, the company building SunTrust Park, at its January luncheon Wednesday. Representatives from American Builders 2017...
January 06, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Braves stadium on schedule for opening day 2017
CUMBERLAND — What a difference a year makes. A 57-acre piece of property in Cumberland was a wooded, uneven lot last January, but is now cleared of most of the vegetation and leveled off to make wa...
January 04, 2015 04:00 AM | 7 7 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee looks for BRT going E-W
Cobb chairman also considers HOST tax, Braves bonds
January 01, 2015 04:00 AM | 11 11 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee weighs in on key issues
MARIETTA — Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee said the county could see action this year on such key issues as the proposed Isakson Living retirement development, the pedestrian bridge into th...
January 01, 2015 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Year in Review: Story No. 2 - Braves break ground on new stadium
CUMBERLAND — With opening day a little more than two years away, construction of the Atlanta Braves new stadium in Cobb County is going according to plan, and Braves executives are confident the ba...
January 01, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves purchase Genuine Parts’ 9.5-acre property
The Atlanta Braves announced Thursday the ballclub would be purchasing a 9.5-acre piece of property next door to SunTrust Park currently used as the corporate headquarters of the Genuine Parts Comp...
December 18, 2014 10:21 AM | 6 6 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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CID signs $2.5M over to Cobb for Suntrust Park
CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Community Improvement District’s board presented a $2.5 million check to the county Thursday, the first part of a $10 million commitment the CID made toward transportati...
December 12, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Braves release new renderings of mixed-use development at SunTrust Park
CUMBERLAND — The Atlanta Braves released new renderings of the $400 million mixed-use development the ballclub plans to build next to SunTrust Park on Wednesday, giving the best picture yet of how ...
December 10, 2014 11:25 AM | 4 4 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘A good handle’: Cobb Braves stadium questions addressed at open house
MARIETTA — Vinings resident Bassem Toukan said the Atlanta Braves moving to Cobb is a positive step for the county and was reassured by information presented by county officials at a public informa...
December 10, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stadium plans going smoothly; Final cost coming as park’s design finalized
CUMBERLAND — The Atlanta Braves are close to finalizing the design of SunTrust Park, the team’s new stadium being built in Cumberland, which will allow the firm building the facility to provide a f...
December 07, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chatterbox: 5 hours a night for Braves’ Mike Plant
Mike Plant, executive vice president of business operations for the Atlanta Braves, told the MDJ on Thursday the biggest surprise for him in tackling SunTrust Park and its accompanying mixed-use de...
December 06, 2014 06:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves release preliminary traffic plan
Atlanta Braves executives released a graphic Thursday illustrating preliminary ideas for parking and traffic management around the team’s new stadium. The graphic highlights 17 access points for Su...
December 05, 2014 04:00 AM | 10 10 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves stadium builder enlists Cobb firms
MARIETTA — Although the construction of SunTrust Park has only been underway for a few months, some Cobb businesses are already benefiting from the Atlanta Braves’ move to the county. More than $10...
December 04, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves bonds appeal enters new phase
MARIETTA — The appeal of the $397 million in bonds Cobb County plans to use to fund the construction of the new Atlanta Braves stadium is moving along, as the three individuals filing appeals have ...
December 02, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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