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Mike Boyce eyes upset in upcoming Cobb chair runoff

Five months after his campaign began, Boyce shocked political observers as the top vote-getter in the May Republican primary—coming within 400 votes of winning the seat outright.

Seventh-inning stretch: Cobb Chairman Tim Lee is battling to keep his job

By all rights, Tim Lee should be a shoo-in for reelection as Cobb County chairman. But in May, he came within 400 votes of losing his position outright to a no-name challenger.
Tim Lee

17. Tim Lee

A marketing consultant who began his political career in 2002 as Cobb County commissioner, Lee is now known across Georgia as the man who stole the Braves from Atlanta.
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Update: GDOT gives $42 million to Cobb for transportation projects—including some near the Braves stadium

As it turns out, Cobb County didn’t get everything from the state they asked for to spruce up the area near the Braves’ new home. Of Cobb’s $101 million in funding requests, the Marietta Daily Journal reports, GDOT signed off on $42 million for projects to help address congestion.

Atlanta Braves break ground on Cobb’s SunTrust Park

It was party time in East Cobb, Tuesday morning be damned, courtesy of the county’s newest corporate citizen. The Braves laid down AstroTurf beneath the dance hall-sized tent they pitched in the middle of the barren Cumberland construction site that will, in two years time, be their new home—the newly christened SunTrust Field.

Attorney says she filed an SEC complaint against Cobb for Atlanta Braves dealings

Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee must feel like he’s sitting in a dunking booth. During the Public Comment portion of the bi-monthly Board of Commissioners meetings, it has become almost customary for citizens disgruntled with Lee’s handling of the new Braves stadium to take their best shot at the chairman.

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

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.

Cobb stadium dissenters finally got a chance to speak

The TV news cameras rolled. The newspaper writers hovered over their laptops. On Tuesday morning, two weeks after being escorted kicking and screaming from the Cobb County Commission chambers, the opposition to the Braves stadium finally was to have its day to address the commissioners. Three dissenters showed up.

Dissenters did not get a chance to weigh in at last night’s Cobb Commission vote on the Braves stadium

Last night’s Cobb County Commission meeting felt more like a Chamber-backed groundbreaking for the new Braves stadium than a public forum. Before the call to order, the room was packed with suits, ties, and a few nametags attached to people talking about business, glad-handing, and passing out cards—the only things missing were the souvenir hard hats and shiny shovels.

Do financial projections for the new Braves stadium add up?

If the new Atlanta Braves stadium becomes the economic engine that boosters predict, it would be as likely as seeing Julio Teheran throw a perfect game. Economists say they know of no major league ballparks that justify their public subsidies. "Study after study after study agrees with this finding," said sports economist J.C. Bradbury of Kennesaw State University. "People don’t even study it any more, it’s so non-controversial."

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