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Cobb requests $101 million in state funding for transportation projects—including cash for the Braves bridge
After luring the Braves OTP, Cobb asks state to pay for stadium-area infrastructure
On its wish list for a share of the nearly $1 billion in state money that legislators recently authorized to fund much-needed highway maintenance, Cobb County is asking for $9 million to build a bridge over I-285 to take Braves fans to and from the team’s new stadium, $3.5 million in state funds to retrofit […]Read more
Reforms at the Atlanta Development Workforce Agency appear to have paid off.
Roughly twice as many people on average are finding employment through the agency each month.Read more
For the book, photographer Raymond McCrea Jones watched 162 recruits transform from everyday citizens to soldiers
For 10 weeks in 2013, photographer Raymond McCrea Jones practically embedded with 162 recruits as they were transformed from everyday citizens into soldiers.Read more
Celebrate falling temperatures with magical parades, hot air balloons, an outdoor dance party, LEGO sculptures, and more
The weather may be cooling off, but events season is heating up again, with new museum exhibits, kid-friendly stage shows, festivals, and more.Read more
From art and music to fireworks and football, there’s something for everyone
From Dragon Con to the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game to the AJC Decatur Book Festival, there’s something for everyone this Labor Day weekend in Atlanta.Read more
Mayor vows to give a bed to “every single one” of Peachtree-Pine’s residents, if his plan to seize the shelter through eminent domain succeeds
“Peachtree-Pine doesn’t work. And we haven’t found a case in Georgia where a city was using eminent domain to create a public safety facility where they didn’t prevail.”Read more
Flannery and Fashion at Mid-Century runs through November 1
“Fashion icon” is probably not the first phrase that leaps to mind when you think of eccentric writer Flannery O’Connor. But O’Connor’s mother, Regina, was a talented seamstress who made a number of her daughter’s clothes.Read more
To stop a street sign from perpetually being stolen, Buckhead residents want to give their quiet road a new name. Will it work?
Some speculate that the constant theft of a Buckhead street’s signs is a tradition for local teenagers or some college prank that never gets old. But agitated residents are petitioning City Hall to change the street name to Tuxedo Forest Drive.Read more
When it comes to stadium-naming rights, the Falcons and Braves speak loudly about corporate partners but stay quiet about the cash.
The silence surrounding both sponsorship deals raises questions about an unavoidable reality of partnerships between government and professional sports franchises, which readily accept—and sometimes demand—taxpayer dollars to fund their for-profit enterprises, but sidestep the obligations of transparency accompanying traditional government projects.Read more