April events, excluding Masters, expected to bring $1.7 million in visitor spending

...guest spending is left out of the report because "developing realistic estimates of the economic impact of the Masters golf tournament is extremely challenging and inherently uncertain."Direct visitor spending is calculated from research by...

A quiz: March time in Augusta

...Famed American socialist Eugene V. DebsD. Aviation pioneer Frank Coffyn 6. The first of what we now call the Masters Golf Tournament took place in March 1934. Who won?A. Bobby JonesB. Gene SarazenC. Horton SmithD. Lloyd Mangrum 7. In...

Georgia State University's Economic Forecasting Center's outlook says state growth will continue in 2014

...months."Notably, the leisure and hospitality sector gained 1,210 new positions as tourism increased from the Masters golf tournament in April," Dhawan said. "The professional and business services sector also saw growth, adding 1,540...


...increased as 1,300 jobs were lost in the leisure and hospitality sector, due largely to seasonal layoffs after the Masters Golf Tournament. The loss of jobs was partially offset by the gain of 800 new jobs in the professional and business services...

FEMA: Augusta broke federal regulations in ice storm cleanup contracts

...noncompetitive procurement for the time period of Feb. 25 until April 7, 2014, which was the beginning of the Masters Golf Tournament," Moore said.After out-of-town cleanup crews vacated motel rooms to make way for Masters Tournament...

Joel Avera

...of Directors for River Race Augusta, and served 32 years as an official on the Transportation Committee for the Masters Golf Tournament. He and several close friends started Packers Boat Club in Plum Branch, SC where he loved spending most of...

Robert Rogers Sr.

...until he resigned due to health problems. He also served 44 years as a volunteer on the gallery committee at the Masters Golf Tournament. Bob Rogers loved the LORD and served Him faithfully as a Deacon and Bible Study Teacher at First Baptist Church...

Kathryn Morris

...Many people from near and far had contact with Kathryn without knowing her since her family parked cars for the Masters Golf Tournament at her Heath Drive home for nearly forty years. Kathryn is survived by three children: Charlotte Jenkins...

Rants & Raves

...IS A RAVE TO THE gentleman that wrote in The Augusta Chronicle this week welcoming everybody to Augusta for the Masters Golf Tournament. He's thanking a former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and all the other tournament committee members...

Rants & Raves

If the "thunder" show is going to stay in Evans, that should be renamed "Thunder Over Evans." Why is it still using the name of Augusta?