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The National Infantry Foundation raised $51,507 during the 24-hour “flash mob” of giving.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/Saturday
• Georgia Gives: Our area both gives, receives
“Georgia charitable and nonprofit organizations statewide were hoping for an even more lucrative Georgia Gives Day than last year’s inaugural event. Organizers had set a goal of $1 million, which they had surpassed by 4 p.m. But they could only be delighted by the 2013 total: nearly $1.5 million – in 24 hours.”
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Cobb County Chairman Tim Lee touts access to proposed Braves stadium
Lee says there are 14 different access points to and from the stadium site whether it’s Interstate 75 from the north, Cobb Parkway from the South, Windy Hill Road from the east or Interstate 285 from the west.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal/Saturday
• Braves stadium: How will Cobb BOC vote to build $672 million stadium?
Source: Marietta Daily Journal/Sunday
• Cobb County taxpayer group critical of Braves stadium
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
• Braves stadium plan may boost construction in Georgia
Union officials and economists say simultaneous construction of two metro Atlanta stadiums will bolster the local construction industry.
Augusta is still second largest city in Georgia
The 2010 census put the city of Augusta’s population at 195,844, nearly 6,000 more than Columbus. But, Augusta’s stay at No. 2 won’t last much longer, said Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson.
Source: Augusta Chronicle/Sunday
Plantation Trace tourism region to get manager
The Georgia Department of Economic Development, which handles tourism throughout the state, has begun the search for a tourism project manager devoted to developing tourism projects in the southwestern part of the state.
Source: Albany Herald