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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 | 32 32 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 | 13 13 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 | 23 23 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 | 4 4 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 | 12 12 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 | 18 18 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 | 14 14 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 | 15 15 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 | 38 38 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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At the ready: Cobb officials working on SunTrust Park safety plan
CUMBERLAND — Cobb officials say they are working on a plan to address public safety and traffic concerns around SunTrust Park, which includes building a new fire station in Cumberland and possibly ...
November 30, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 14 14 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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