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...

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

...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 Condaleeza Rice and all the other tournament committee members...

April non-Masters tourism projected at $1.8 million

...Directors of the Augusta CVB and ASC have determined that developing realistic estimates of the economic impact of The Masters golf tournament is extremely challenging and inherently uncertain," the report said.

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...

Local small business owners avoid taking credit cards, extra fees

...Augusta Regional Airport that you can't work unless you do accept credit cards," she said. "Also during the Masters Golf Tournament, there's a lot of people that their only means of paying is with a credit card."

Annadelle Weathers

...painting, voice and piano, aviculture, needlework and sewing, camping and hiking and she loved attending the Masters Golf Tournament. But her most loved and cherished moments where spent enjoying her children and four beloved granddaughters...

E. Val Hastings

CASHIERS, N.C. - Dr. E. Val Hastings was born April 1, 1921 in Manistique, Michigan, son of Edward James Hastings and Clara Ranson Hastings. He passed away peacefully December 16, 2013 in Cashiers, NC. He was predeceased by his first wife, Rosemary