Augusta Regional to close runway for safety, parking during Masters

...private aircraft.Augusta Regional has never closed a runway to accommodate Masters traffic until this year, said Lauren Smith, the airport's communications manager.Williams said the closed runway will be marked with large, lighted X-marks...

Students tour Augusta Regional Airport to learn about careers

...now, and we want to be able to show that aviation jobs use those skills every day," airport communications manager Lauren Smith said. "We think it will be the best way to generate student interest."One group of students toured the Air Craft...

Augusta Regional commercial passenger numbers remain flat

...Last year, 4,131 passengers flew in and out of Augusta on charter flights compared to 6,588 the previous year.Lauren Smith, a spokeswoman for Augusta Regional, said the 37 percent decrease was caused by a lack of business from casinos booking...

Columbia County police eager to use drones

...Flown unsafely, they could cause personal injury, property damage or damage to an airplane's engine or structure."Lauren Smith, a public information officer for Augusta Regional Airport, says it has yet to experience problems with unmanned aircraft...

Augusta Regional Airport searching for local musicians and singers

...Visit www.flyags.com for an application, and mail it to 1501 Aviation Way, Augusta, GA 30906; Attention: Lauren Smith.Selected performers will be paid at a set hourly rate, according to the release.

Richmond County School Board, Augusta Regional Airport discuss partnership

...could generate new options for technical and career-based education in the district.Airport Communications Man ager Lauren Smith gave a presentation Tuesday detailing ways the airport could augment education in Richmond County to help offset a shortage...

Gun found in Augusta airport bag

...around 4 p.m.The gun's owner, whose name was not released, was interviewed by airport police but not charged, Lauren Smith, communications manager at Augusta Regional Airport, said Thursday. Smith said the owner was able to produce a valid...

Michaux: Wilson's victory caps emotional journey

...just bad golf. I'm healthy and everything's good."His optimistic front included conversations with his wife, Lauren Smith Wilson, who also played golf for Augusta State."Even this summer I kept telling Lauren I'm doing better and...

'Keying mistake' leads to overpaid firefighters in Augusta

...the EMT or paramedic certification received the inflated paychecks this period.Augusta Regional Airport spokeswoman Lauren Smith said the airport's 15 or so firefighters also were affected by the payroll error.The city is working to correct...

Director of Augusta Regional Airport resigns

...after a performance evaluation.His contract was set to expire on Jan. 11, 2016, according to airport spokeswoman Lauren Smith.Lively said the airport will fly LeTellier back as needed from Oregon, where he is retiring. He can also participate...