Augusta area celebrates Independence Day

...the celebration, which began with afternoon concerts and activities at Augusta Common.Yolanda Greenwood, the special events manager of Augusta Recreation, Parks and Facilities Department, expected 20,000 people to show up."It's just...

Easter Seals ornament features Fort Gordon

...landmark for its annual Ornament of Hope. Also for the first time the ornament will include color.Brenda Floyd, special events manager for Easter Seals of East Georgia, said the group approached Fort Gordon officials about a building to feature...

Letter carriers to collect food donations left by mailboxes on Saturday

...Last year, we got 154,000 pounds of food from that food drive," said Carrie Jones, Golden Harvest's special events manager. "To participate, all (that people) need to do is leave a bag of canned goods or nonperishable food items...

Augusta's Jessye Norman Amphitheater once popular, now barely used

...2006 to 2012, the venue was booked on average 14 times a year, according to statistics provided by the city's special events manager Yolanda Greenwood.So far in 2013, nine events have booked the amphitheater.Numbers prior to 2006 were unavailable...

Rain holds off just long enough for fireworks

...put on the event, were expecting about 10,000 people to show up for the festivities.Yolanda Greenwood, the special events manager for the department, said her staff begins organizing the event in December and lined up 39 vendors and eight...

Man arrested in late-night Broad Street shooting

...Russell said Wednesday that vendors' street presence should be gone by 10 p.m.Yolanda Greenwood, the city's special events manager, has said First Friday festivities will continue Aug. 3 with a family-friendly event on Augusta Common and...

The good old days

...said the owners "were good people to work for." Wendell Moore, who worked for 31 years as display manager and special events manager for the Southeast, agrees that J.B. White was good to its employees. He was drafted into the Army for a tour...

Hundreds gather to welcome holiday season

...a tree farm in Boone, N.C., said Yolanda Marshall, the Richmond County Parks & Recreation Department's special events manager. Mr. Mays said the breezy temperatures in the mid-40s were appropriate. "It's a bit cool, but we still...

Players find relaxation, laughter in laying down tiles

...Several of its centers, including May Park and Sand Hills, have regular groups that play, said the Facilities and Special Events manager, Joyce Downs. Deceptively simple, the game has more than 20 variations with different difficulty levels. The...

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Summer activities await kids

...At the National Science Center's Fort Discovery, fun and learning are the goals of the full-day camps offered, organizers said. "It gets them more interested in science and math," said Lisa Golden, the special events manager.