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When the Braves announced their move to the burbs on Monday, there was plenty of vocal vitriol from ITPers. But there was surprisingly little celebrating, let alone gloating, from the people of Cobb County. That low grumble you heard instead was the angry muttering and collective unsettling of suburbanite stomachs of a tax base left to wonder where the hell Cobb’s share of the money for the new stadium was going to come from. And Cobb officials were saying nothing to salve the dyspepsia.
At today's press conference, Mayor Kasim Reed announced that the sixty-acre tract currently occupied by Turner Field and acres of asphalt will be developed into housing for middle-income residents.
Two weeks after being released from a dubious and inexplicably long incarceration in Cobb County Jail, Michael Lake was summoned from his home in Maine, 1,200 miles away, back to Marietta so a woman he hasn’t seen outside of court in almost fifteen years could try to enjoin him from coming within 500 yards of her.