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Braves’ site putting up big stats
CUMBERLAND — Since breaking ground nearly one year ago, construction crews at SunTrust Park are putting up some big numbers. More than 300 miles of conduit and 900 miles of cable have been laid at ...
August 30, 2015 12:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves bonds to cost less than estimated, Cobb's finance director says
UPDATE: MARIETTA — Due to low interest rates, the $368 million in bonds the county plans to use to finance the construction of SunTrust Park will require $22.4 million in annual debt service paymen...
August 25, 2015 09:18 PM | 5 5 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves want green stadium: Team is looking to irrigation, lights and LEED certification
The Braves are working to increase sustainability at their new ballpark in Cobb County, using new technology and green initiatives to help decrease SunTrust Park’s impact on the environment.For ins...
March 29, 2015 04:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bridge near Braves site could be improved for pedestrians
CUMBERLAND — The bridge section of Windy Ridge Parkway, which is near the new Braves stadium site, could see changes to make it more pedestrian-friendly soon. The Board of Commissioners will vote T...
March 23, 2015 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee touts success of Braves: Residents voice concerns for projects in Northeast Cobb
EAST COBB — Commission Chairman Tim Lee shared a message with the residents who attended his town hall meeting Thursday before accepting questions. At the meeting of about 50 people, Lee touted the...
March 20, 2015 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves executive Plant fires back at critics of tax exemption
Cobb County Chairman Lee says the tax breaks are ‘totally appropriate’
March 19, 2015 04:00 AM | 8 8 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comcast to put Braves development, Cobb on technology map
Even critics of the deal to bring the Atlanta Braves to Cobb County must agree the organization knows how to put great deals together — witness the announcement of a major project and sponsorship b...
March 19, 2015 12:17 AM | 2 2 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb Chairman Lee may step back from BRT, HOST, talks 2016 re-election, Isakson Living, Braves
MARIETTA — Three months after spelling out his top goals for 2016, Cobb Chairman Tim Lee said he may take a step back on two of those priorities. Lee announced in January his goals were winning re-...
March 17, 2015 04:00 AM | 6 6 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves and Delta agree to Suntrust Park sponsorship
The Atlanta Braves announced Wednesday it has reached an agreement with Delta Airlines to sponsor a premium hospitality area in the new ballpark, in addition to signage and other details. Delta has...
March 12, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb Board of Commissioners OKs $804K I-285 bridge contract
Los Angeles-based firm approved in 5-0 vote to design, engineer project
March 11, 2015 04:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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New higher estimate for I-285 bridge design cites equipment, traffic
MARIETTA — The price to design the proposed multi-use bridge over Interstate 285 came in more than $50,000 above the long estimated $750,000 cost. The Board of Commissioners is scheduled to vote Tu...
March 09, 2015 04:00 AM | 7 7 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 73 73 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 | 34 34 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 | 26 26 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 | 20 20 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 | 38 38 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 | 31 31 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 | 31 31 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 | 71 71 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 | 43 43 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 | 144 144 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 | 51 51 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 | 51 51 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 | 67 67 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 | 39 39 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 | 46 46 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 | 10 10 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 | 24 24 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 | 26 26 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 | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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