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, December 11, 2012
Liz Jackson will be recognized during Sunday's Falcons game at the Georgia Dome.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Press release: Keheley Elementary School announced Monday that Principal Liz Jackson was recently named one of this year’s winners of the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom Award. “The Heroes in the Classroom Award program is sponsored by Symetra in partnership with the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons,” said Tucker Smith, assistant principal. “We intend to surprise Ms. Jackson with the award presentation on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at 1 p.m. during a pep rally in Keheley’s gym, with all students in attendance.” As part of the award the school will receive a $1,000 donation. Jackson will also receive two tickets to Sunday's Atlanta Falcons game against the New York Giants. The presentation of the check and the tickets will feature…
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The quarterback reportedly has reached a six-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Michael Vick has come a long way since playing for the Atlanta Falcons and spending 18 months in federal prison on dogfighting charges. Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles agreed on a six-year contract on Monday that again makes the Pro Bowl quarterback one of the highest-paid players in the NFL, reports ESPN. 18 months ago he was third string quarterback for the Eagles. A league source told ESPN's Andrew Brandt the deal is worth $100 million and a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that it contains roughly $40 million guaranteed. Vick led the Eagles to the NFC East title last year, was the starting quarterback in the Pro Bowl and was the AP Comeback Player of the Year. "I'm very happy we were able to reach an agreement with …
Monday, July 25, 2011
Since 1993, the Chinese Shaolin Center has offered kung fu and tai chi for beginners and experts alike in Northeast Cobb.
Master Michael Reid, a sixth-degree Shaolin master and former linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons, is living his passion of owning a Shaolin studio and training students to develop themselves through the study of traditional martial arts at the Chinese Shaolin Center. Reid also serves as head of operations for all Chinese Shaolin Center schools and clubs in Georgia. Q. What's the hardest thing about being a small-business owner in Northeast Cobb? A. Unlike a grocery store or gas station, I run a business that's based on discretionary income. The economy is not booming, so you have to do a very good job and attract new clients. Nineteen years ago, it was all teaching and training. Now you've got to worry about making enough money to keep …