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Whiskey and Tobacco roads are stupid names. They should be changed.
Ramblin' Rhodes: Elvis tribute artist to play where 'The King' did in 1956

Arkansas-native Cody Ray Slaughter this time next year in June 2016 will be doing something no previous Elvis Presley tribute artist has ever done.
The Artside: Start June with celebration of arts

Here we are in the last days of May, moving into Augusta's summer arts season. Early June is the perfect time for outdoor concerts, canal cruises and strolls around our area's great shops and galleries.
AP subverts democracy

If journalism can't stand up for Haley, it won't stand up for readers when AP comes to take their democracy.
Brandt Snedeker | The Masters

FORT WORTH, Texas ? Chris Kirk was prepared to need a putt for a playoff at Colonial. No extra holes were necessary Sunday for Kirk to get his fourth PGA Tour victory. ...
Many Triple Crown bids have left lasting memories

NEW YORK - Funny how a 1 1/2-mile race - the farthest distance most horses will ever run - can be decided by a head, neck or nose, or by 8, 25 or even 31 lengths.
The Artside: Sometimes paintings tell more than what's obvious

When a painting comes into a museum's collection, more often than not there's a story behind it - a story involving the subject, the artist or the donor. In the case of a painting on temporary display at the Morris Museum of Art, there are multiple stories to be told.
The Artside: Thomason's oil paintings offer view of Appalachia

At the Morris Museum of Art, an exhibition features 26 of Eugene Thomason's oil paintings including a series depicting a fictional mountain clan he called the Hankinses, as well as portraits, landscapes and scenes of everyday life in Appalachia.
Mickelson all smiles during solid start at U.S. Open

PINEHURST, N.C. - Phil Mickelson smiled so much Thursday, his teeth got a tan. It's good to be the people's choice in a grouping of champions.
The Artside: Exhibits feature solo artists, works collected by artists

While most Augusta art patrons are familiar with Jonathan Green's vibrant paintings of Gullah life and culture in the Lowcountry, what's not so well known is the artist's extensive collection of works by other artists.