• 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.

  • Oklahoma City to Study Feasibility of Future MLS Stadium

    by Molly M. Fleming May 2014

    The Oklahoma City Energy FC soccer management group wants teamwork, but it’s not just talking about its players. Prodigal Sports LLC, the company behind the team, has hired the Convention Sports Leisure firm to conduct a feasibility study to see where it stands in regards to being the future home of a Major League Soccer team.

  • Temple Baseball Program Facing Its Final Out

    by MIKE KERN; Daily News Staff Writer May 2014

    Last December, the program abruptly learned it had become the victim of athletic-budget cuts that also claimed softball and men's indoor and outdoor track and field.

  • Park District Quick to Pay Down Debt on YMCA Purchase

    by Mick Zawislak May 2014

    Developer contributions from a new residential project underway on Route 45 will allow the Vernon Hills Park District to make an early payment on a $2 million loan from the village.

  • School Board Agrees to Waive Extracurricular Fees

    by Charlie Boss & Collin Binkley, The Columbus Dispatch May 2014

    Student athletes and band members at Hamilton schools won't have to worry about fees this fall. At least this once, the district is footing the bill.