• SEC to Split Record $310M, or Nearly Double '09 Revenue

    by John Adams June 2014

    The annual SEC spring meetings reached a familiar conclusion Friday. And the ending was accentuated by a dollar sign. As expected, the 14 conference schools will make more money this school year than last. Another record-revenue year is business as usual for the SEC. This time, the conference will split $309.6 million. That comes to slightly more than $20.9 million per school.

  • Community Weighs In on City's Plan to Charge Race Fees

    by MATT MURPHY Daily Mail STAFF May 2014

    The final, amended version proposed charging $2,200 to organizations wishing to use Charleston's Kanawha Boulevard for their event, and $500 for courses established elsewhere.

  • No Contract in Place for Braves' Promised Development

    by Dan Klepal, Brad Schrade; Staff May 2014

    Cobb County officials pushing for the taxpayer investment in a new Atlanta Braves stadium have said all along that it's a good deal, in large part because of the team's promise to build a $400 million development of restaurants, housing, retail and offices outside the ballpark.

  • Taxpayers Still Paying for Troubled $20M Sports Complex

    by Emilee Eagar May 2014

    By Emilee Eagar Deseret News TOOELE - One year ago, Tooele County nearly hit rock bottom during what one county commissioner called the "perfect financial storm." Now, taxpayers are still paying back more than $4.5 million in interfund loans for a major sports complex that was bleeding money. The interfund loans - or cash loaned from one fund to another - are subject to repayment, but county officials say there was no repayment plan in place at the time the loans were made.

  • Cobb May Borrow More for Braves Stadium than Reported

    by Dan Klepal, Brad Schrade; Staff May 2014

    Cobb County commissioners will be asked Tuesday to authorize borrowing of close to $400 million for the new Atlanta Braves stadium --- an amount that is higher than the public has been previously told.

  • City's Rec Director Victim of Budget Cuts, Tax Concerns

    by SCOTT TAYLOR, Staff Writer May 2014

    Recreation Director Maggie Chisholm was one of four city employees to lose their jobs Thursday because of budget cuts and efforts to keep property taxes from going up.

  • Officials Balk at $3K Fee to Use School for Summer Rec

    by DONNA PERRY, Staff Writer May 2014

    LIVERMORE FALLS -- Selectmen voiced displeasure Tuesday night when they learned the town would need to pay a $3,000 fee to RSU 73 to use the former high school for a summer recreation program. Selectman Kenny Jacques and other board members say they are being made to pay for the use of the school and taxpayers already pay taxes for the building and adult education. They also will now be required to pay an additional $44,000 in next year's budget as of July 1 to keep the building open. Jay and Livermore, also in the district, will pay $44,000 each, too. Jacques called it a triple dip into taxpayers' pockets.

  • New Braves Stadium to Cost Millions Less to Maintain

    by Dan Klepal; Staff May 2014

    After 17 years at Turner Field, the Atlanta Braves informed the city that the downtown stadium needed more than $150 million in capital maintenance upgrades, for things such as new seats, concrete and stadium field lighting.

  • Schools Lacking Money, Waivers Won't Meet PE Mandate

    by Jason Nevel Staff Writer May 2014

    Ten Illinois school districts, including Springfield's, won't be able to apply for a waiver next year that allows them to skip out on offering physical education five days a week.

  • Air Force Base Opens Pool to Public to Boost Revenue

    by Steven Matthews May 2014

    Residents will have access for the first time to Prairies Pool, located on Chapel Lane near Prairie Housing, and Patterson Pool on base thanks to the Air Force community partnership, according to Alicia Eckhart, Fairborn's parks and recreation superintendent.