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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 | 4 4 comments | 31 31 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 | 4 4 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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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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