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Sunday bar ban in Savannah waived for St. Patrick's Day

...1980 book "The Days We've Celebrated," the closest Savannah has to an official St. Pat's history, former parade chairman William L. Fogarty writes that the city pushed its celebration to Monday in 1833 when the official date was Sunday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-15/sunday-bar-ban-savannah-waive
Soaking rain could put damper on St. Patrick's Day

...organizers say. The parade, held by the Irish-American Heritage Society of Augusta, will go on rain or shine, parade chairman Jimbo Thrash said. The parade begins at 2 p.m. at James Brown Arena and will follow its traditional route down...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-03-14/soaking-rain-could-pu
Augusta to celebrate all things Irish today

...a little bit of everything else, "because we're all Irish on St. Patrick's Day," said Jason Scherer, the parade chairman.The parade starts at 2 p.m. today, followed by a celebration on the Augusta Common."The Irish American Heritage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2011-03-16/augusta-celebrate-all
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It's a good day to be Irish

...and ends at Riverwalk Augusta. Participants will come from as far as Savannah and Atlanta, said Joel Surles, the parade chairman. The Augusta Common will feature carnival-type events from noon to 9 p.m., including rides, concessions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/17/ent_447549.shtml
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...rest of the route, but at the reviewing stand, there were just as many people as last year." said John Scherer, parade chairman. "I'm sure the rain scared some people away." The parade, sponsored by the Irish-American Heritage Society...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/17/met_447640.shtml
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Inspecting the Irish: St. Pat's parade drivers under watchful eye

...cups in the parade ranks. (Revelers watching from the sidelines can still swill away.) "Irish are Irish," said parade chairman Dave Roberts. "We want them to have a drink. But we want them to have a drink that morning, if they have to do...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/14/met_447306.shtml
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Cool air adds to spirit of parade

...cool with a little nip in the air, and the sun out shining," said Billy Becton, the Merchants Association's parade chairman. "We've been blessed." From the spot Breanna Testino, 6, and Madison Kimsey, 6, staked out on the side of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/08/met_389562.shtml
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Event adds to purse, parade

...years is we didn't have enough carriages; we usually have about 300 mounted horsemen," Morris said. "I asked (parade chairman) Dennis Kelly if would try to get some more carriages. We have 60 carriages, backboards and coaches signed up and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/01/15/fut_364370.shtml
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Everybody's Irish

...orthopedic problems and burns. More than 600 Shriners and family members made the trip to Augusta this year. Augusta parade Chairman Joel Surles said the Shriners' move could help Augusta's reputation. "This sets us in the right direction. Savannah...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/17/met_339231.shtml
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Forecast says snow could fall

...of anything much better than to have snow on the day of our Christmas parade," said Chuck Lanier, this year's parade chairman in Martinez. Rain could be a problem, he said, but snow would be wonderful. The parade will go on because rescheduling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/12/02/met_299298.shtml
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