Georgia's Safe Carry Protection Act allows gun owners to carry in more places, but could create tension

...you don't have to expose yourself," he said.When reached for comment this week, airport Communications Manager Lauren Smith said Augusta Regional defers to the marshal's office and state law when it comes to patrons carrying openly in its...

Loaded gun found in carry-on bag at Augusta Regional Airport

...who took possession of the bag and escorted the passenger, who has not been identified, from the checkpoint area.Lauren Smith, the airport communications manager, said the gun owner had a concealed carry permit and was allowed to take the weapon...

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.

Tiger Woods weighs decision to play in Masters after visit to Augusta National

...the terminal for private aircraft at Augusta Regional Airport on Tuesday morning and it left in the mid-afternoon.Lauren Smith, Augusta Regional Airport communications manager, would not confirm whether Woods arrived with the plane, but said...

U.S. Airways jet bound for Charlotte diverted to Augusta

...said.No one was injured in the emergency landing, Thomas added. Augusta Regional Airport communications director Lauren Smith said the plane's passengers left Augusta on a flight for Charlotte at 5:30 p.m.Barbara Paladine, who was one...

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...

Airport music hits right note with travelers

...Chancellor said. "It's a nice touch while we're sitting and waiting."Augusta Regional communications manager Lauren Smith said the music fest began in 2013 as a way to make hectic traveling more relaxing for guests during Masters Week when...

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 Airport busy with Masters travelers

...Monday one of the busiest traveling days seen by the airport all year, said Augusta Regional communications manager Lauren Smith, noting that last Wednesday and Friday were just as busy."Of course Masters is our busiest week," Smith said...

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...