Monday, February 4, 2013
Owners of the Atlanta Falcons are driving for a new stadium, but team officials and state leaders have yet to finalize a deal that would see construction of such a facility. Tell us if you think building a new stadium is the right play.
Monday, February 4
The heart of Georgia could one day have a new stadium, but building one may require a lot of teamwork. The Atlanta Falcons have been in discussion with state officials about a new stadium with a retractable roof to replace the 20-year-old Georgia Dome. Five architectural firms were selected last month as finalists to design the facility, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The price tag of the proposed stadium would be an estimated $1 billion, with about $200-300 million of that paid for by public bonds. It’s that remaining portion of the price tag that has put a timeout on the proposed stadium plans. According to Fox 5 Atlanta, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal in recent days has said that state officials still have questions about the …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The team is looking to make its way back to the Super Bowl for a second time in franchise history — what do you think their chances are?
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Here are some of the top headlines from around the region.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
For the second time in a week, a high-profile starter for the Atlanta Falcons has been arrested. A week after running back Michael Turner was booked by Gwinnett County police on charges of DUI and speeding, defensive end John Abraham was arrested by Atlanta police on Monday night and charged with obstruction of police and obstruction of fire fighters during an incident at Atlantic Station. Read more on Midtown Patch. The Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), announced Monday that Georgia productions generated an economic impact of $3.1 billion in the state during the 2012 fiscal year, a 29 percent increase from the previous year. “The 2012 fiscal year saw …
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Atkins Park Tavern is offering an Eagles-Falcons game day package Sunday that includes a tailgating, food, fun and football.
The Atlanta Falcons home opener against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night is sold out, but never fear, Atkins Park Tavern is here to save the day. Atkins Park is offering a game day package that includes a tailgating, food, fun and football. Game day kicks off with a pre-game tailgate party at Atkins Park complete with food, beer and Jager. After a short van ride to Ornsby’s, a motor coach will take you to the Georgia Dome where you can enjoy lower level seats valued at $120. The price for the total package is $160. There are still game day packages available. Call Atkins Park Tavern at 770-435-1887 to reserve a seat.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
We offer a couple of unusual ideas to stock your weekend with fun.
Promenade out for an evening at the theatre (this sounds superior when said in a faux-British accent) to see “The Dixie Swim Club” at The Strand Theatre in Marietta. This lighthearted, entertaining play features a gaggle of Southern belles who began their friendship decades ago on a college swim team. The ladies now meet once a year at a beach cottage in the Outer Banks to catch up, laugh, wax nostalgic and solve current problems. Performed by the Mount Paran Players, all proceeds from this play will benefit Smyrna’s MUST Ministries. “The Dixie Swim Club” will be presented Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 8 p.m. There are also matinee shows on Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. Admission is $23 per person and $20 per person …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Former University of Georgia and New Orleans Saints defensive end Charles Grant plans to open Grant’s Bar & Grill in the coming weeks.
Who doesn’t want to come to Smyrna-Vinings? From Miss America, to the walking dead to an apparent U.S. presidential candidate frontrunner, people of late want and need a piece of this Patch. They’ve all quickly moved on, though, but another headline grabber is looking to stay, and he’s wearing a Super Bowl ring. A Smyrna City Council meeting usually contains its mixture of public hearings and updates on city projects and upcoming events. But the most recent affair featured former Georgia Bulldog and New Orleans Saint defensive end Charles Grant successfully gaining approval for a liquor license for his soon-to-be-open sports bar. Grant’s Bar & Grill will be at 2997 Cumberland Boulevard, just east of Cumberland Mall in a former Roasters …