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...

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...

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...

Augusta airports prepare for influx of travelers during Masters Week

...Reagan National Airport."Pretty much all of our aircraft are upsized as well to accommodate more passengers," said Lauren Smith, Augusta Regional's communications manager. "(The Transportation Security Administration) and the Marshal's...

Augusta Regional Airport flights canceled

...canceled flights for the afternoon hours, when sleet and ice are forecast.The airport, however, will not close, said Lauren Smith, the communications manager.Air travelers can check the status of their flight by visiting www.augustaregionalairport...