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Deal to move Atlanta Braves is approved

MARIETTA, Ga. - Officials have approved a deal to build a new $672 million stadium for the Atlanta Braves outside the Georgia capital.
Cobb County to pay $300 million for Braves stadium

Cobb County officials have released key details for the public financing of a new $672 million Atlanta Braves stadium, saying they'll use a mix of existing taxes as well as new taxes on business and tourism.
U.S. Rep. Gingrey defends rape comments

...pregnancy would not occur. He's partly right on that."He made the comments to the Smyrna Area Council of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce.Gingrey said that he has been an OB-GYN since 1975 and that he understands pregnancies."And I've delivered...
City of Atlanta didn't want to compete financially with Cobb County to keep the Atlanta Braves

ATLANTA - When Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed found out a neighboring community had made a generous offer to help finance a new Braves stadium, he balked and said the city simply couldn't compete.

...James Ronald Davis , a native of Augusta, has been named Citizen of the Year for 2007 by Smyrna Division of the Cobb chamber of commerce. UGA honorees The following area residents have been honored at the University of Georgia, Athens: Dean's...
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Machinists vote with midnight deadline

MARIETTA, GA. -- Machinists union members voted Tuesday on whether to accept a revised contract proposal as the clock ticked down toward a strike deadline at Lockheed Martin's aeronautics plant. More than 4,200 workers, representing a range of employees including clerical, firefighters and aircraft mechanics, began voting before dawn at the Local 709 of the International Association of Machinists. No results were expected until less than three hours before the scheduled walkout.