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The scoop on Wednesday, August 26: 5 things to know this morning

Cobb County will borrow $376 million from county taxpayers and will be making annual payments of $22.4 million on that debt — $1.6 million less than county leadership had originally anticipated. The opening for the new Atlanta Braves ballpark is scheduled for the 2017 season. Read more.

2. Former Gwinnett commissioner: 'Corruption is everywhere'

In an exclusive interview with Channel 2 Action News on Tuesday, former Gwinnett County commissioner Shirley Lasseter — who left federal prison this spring — said  that she thinks "corruption is everywhere" but that Gwinnett is cleaner than most. Lasseter served 33 months in prison after pleading guilty to accepting a bribe for taking $36,000 from an undercover FBI agent. Read more.

3. Two women report sex assaults in KSU opening week

During the first week of fall classes at Kennesaw State University, two students have already reported sexual assaults. K.C. White, Kennesaw State's vice president for student affairs said in a statement: "While one case is too many and sexual assault absolutely will not be tolerated at Kennesaw State, our efforts to educate our students are working and students are doing the right thing by reporting these incidents." Read more.

4. Blundering Braves lose to the Rockies

Two struggling teams played at Turner Field, but it's the Colorado Rockies who took away the win. The Braves (54-72) couldn't win consecutive games for the first time since Aug. 7-8 and the Rockies earned their fourth win in the last 17. Read more.

5. Lee pro-police letter used passages from Kentucky publication

Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee purportedly wrote a letter to the editor in support of police that was published in a local newspaper — a letter that contained several passages taken from a letter published in a Kentucky newspaper in May. None of the phrases taken from the Kentucky newspaper was attributed to the source. Read more.

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