ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia World Congress Center Authority officials have voted to move forward with a plan to build a new $1 billion stadium in downtown Atlanta.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/WMgQnm ) reports the agency's board of directors voted unanimously Friday to enter into an agreement with the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Falcons to build the new retractable roof stadium.
Mayor Kasim Reed and Falcons owner Arthur Blank last week agreed to financing terms of the project, which would replace the 20-year-old Georgia Dome.
Reed said the city would provide $200 million for construction costs through hotel-motel tax revenue and the Falcons would provide $800 million. The franchise is also responsible for providing up to $50 million to cover infrastructure costs and will pay for any cost overruns.
Fifty-one international students representing 21 countries converged on Columbus over the weekend for the Georgia Rotary Student conclave. Columbus Rotary families hosted the students. The climax of their weekend was a whitewater rafting trip down the Chattahoochee River.
Todd Toliver describing his three conversations with Grissom on Thursday. He says he tried to get Grissom to come back, and suspected foul play.