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Monday, April 11, 2016

Commission to begin strategic workshops

Wednesday's session with the Planning and Development Department will will "lay the groundwork for economic development and redevelopment initiatives" with a focus on key south Augusta corridors, ...
By Susan McCord

Monday, April 4, 2016

Live music, therapy dogs treat visitors

Augusta Regional Airport has a different musical act playing every day through Monday, plus a group of therapy dogs to soothe the stress of air travel for Masters guests.
By Susan McCord

Mayor honors Lopez at annual event

In Augusta the first time for the Masters Tournament, Colleen Christensen was awed by World Golf Hall-of-Famer Nancy Lopez's appearance at the 2016 Mayor's Masters Reception.
By Susan McCord

Uber expects busy Masters Week

Uber partners now have a designated staging area at Augusta Regional Airport to await reservations from customers using the ride-sharing app.
By Susan McCord

Sunday, April 3, 2016

What's new this Masters Week

If you visit Augusta only once a year, these are new things to look for.
By Susan McCord

Pardon our mess: Sewers overflow on Reynolds Street

Utilities Director Tom Wiedmeier said when as much as 3 inches of rain falls in 6 hours, as it did Friday, it's difficult to prevent overflows such as this one, located at a low point in downtown ...
By Susan McCord

Thursday, March 31, 2016

New Augusta Regional Airport director hired

Augusta Aviation Commission Chairman Ced­ric Johnson said Herbert Judon, the assistant aviation director at Char­lotte Douglas International Airport, comes with a wealth of experience and ...
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Drone ban over crowds becomes law in Augusta

The new ordinance "provides a road map for other local communities to model," as the Federal Aviation Ad­min­­is­tration threatens to pre-empt local regulation of unmanned aircraft ...
By Susan McCord

Augusta Commission debate over recognizing fire union continues

The Augusta Commission is also set to approve funding a new probation system and removing trees from around the James Brown statue at a Wednesday meeting.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Commission expected to approve drone ban

The proposed ordinance prohibits drone and model aircraft flights in areas where 100 or more people might gather. It does not apply to airspace regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration or ...
By Susan McCord

Monday, March 28, 2016

Airport selling lottery tickets

Situated by the main entrance at Augusta Regional Airport, a new vending machine sells tickets for all games offered by the Georgia Lottery.
By Susan McCord

Friday, March 25, 2016

Augusta Regional works on plan for Masters Week

This year, Augusta Regional is expanding a secondary fixed-base operator office and adding more vans to transport passengers, said Ken Hinkle, its director of aviation services.
By Susan McCord

Trees damaged during work at James Brown statue

Four large trees around the James Brown statue have been damaged by city workers beyond survival and must be removed, Engineering Director Abie Ladson said.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Augusta Airport board delays decision on new executive director

Interim Augusta Airport Director Gary LeTellier will stay on a few more months as the airport commission does its "due dilligence" in choosing a new director.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Aviation commission expected to select new airport director

The commission fired its last hire, Roy Williams, for unspecified reasons in October after only 10 months on the job.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Coliseum authority still wants new arena

Coliseum authority Chairman Cedric Johnson said the authority remains serious about building a new $110 million arena.
By Susan McCord

Ex-commissioner Smith loses police certification

Nearly two years since he was accused of moonlighting at a hospitality house during Masters Week while drawing his Georgia State Pa­trol salary, former Augusta Commis­sion member Donnie ...
By Susan McCord

Monday, March 21, 2016

Augusta panel backs drone limits

Augusta Commission members voiced approval Mon­day for a year-round ban on operating drones over sporting and other events or gatherings able to seat 100 or more.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Year later, commission still struggling with drone issue

Augusta officials have had almost a year to decide how much to restrict drones in public skies and over crowds since implementing a ban limited to the period around the 2015 Masters Tournament. ...
By Susan McCord

Friday, March 18, 2016

Gas tax funding state mowing, litter pickup before Masters

Georgia's new gasoline tax is funding a massive mowing and litter pickup effort along Interstate 20 around Augusta and Bobby Jones Expressway that will be complete in time for Masters Week.
By Susan McCord
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