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In case you missed it, the new Atlanta Braves stadium site is under construction. See what it looks like right now.

The original start date was July 15, but heavy machinery has been up and running for a month.

The Atlanta Braves' up-and-down streakiness has left them one game behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East (at least, that is, until the Nats play tonight). In the midst of this season's roller-coaster ride, some may have forgotten about the team's new stadium in Cobb County set to open in 2017. And the warm and fuzzy feelings from the weekend’s Hall of Fame inductions of Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, and Greg Maddux might have just been enough to put outrage about the planned relocation on the back burner for most fans. (We stress: Most; not all.) Read more...

David Perdue won the GOP runoff and plenty of people were surprised

Recapping election night predictions, commentary, and spin.

As polls were closing in Georgia yesterday, "everyone" was predicting that Jack Kingston, the longtime congressman, would edge out David Perdue, cousin of Sonny and former Dollar General CEO. Which goes to show, that the conventional wisdom only goes so far. A social media recap of one of the most suspense—and surprising—midterm runoff election results in recent memory: Read more...

Cobb waiting for official approval of stadium bond financing

Judge Robert Leonard presided over a six-hour hearing on Monday

Cobb County officials went into extra innings Monday trying to get bond financing approved for the Atlanta Braves’ new stadium. But it’ll be weeks before they know if they won. Read more...

Mayor: Guns will not be everywhere in the City of Atlanta

As Georgia’s new law goes into effect, mayor Kasim Reed bans firearms from city facilities.

In all of yesterday’s excitement over soccer and waffles, it might have slipped your mind that July 1 also marked the start of Georgia’s new gun law. The so-called “Guns Everywhere” law increases the public places where firearms can be carried—including bars, nightclubs, and some government facilities. Read more...

The role of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce in luring the Braves away from Atlanta

“They touch everything,” says a critic of the business group’s cozy relationship with the County Commission.

It would be difficult to overstate the role the Cobb Chamber, a 2,500-member business organization, played in bringing the Braves to Cobb, whether as public cheerleaders or private decision-makers. Read more...