My fall needs color, so leaf it to me

...able to put several into a slideshow to share. FAVORITE RESTAURANTS: I mentioned that the state of Georgia's tourism department is asking about favorite places to eat, and here are some you shared.Pax Bobrow writes, "I've nominated three...

SC parks proposal targets Augusta

...McCormick County year-round. The pilot was described as a joint project through the S.C. Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department and DNR. Officials would report on the effectiveness of the program, which could then be extended to other locations...

Money really does grow on trees in New England, where leaf peepers pump millions into states

...2009, when autumn visitors brought in $489 million. Last year, they spent $581 million, according to state tourism department figures."Weather and foliage alike have been quite exceptional this year with vibrant color," said Carolann...

South Carolina tourism still not back to levels before Great Recession

...passed since Charleston had this type of coverage" with the Ryder Cup, said Marion Edmonds, a spokesman for the tourism department.The PGA was broadcast in India and China, where there are emerging middle classes with the resources to travel...

SC official predicts tourism will return to pre-recession level

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A new South Carolina tourism season is approaching, and the director of the state tourism department predicts this is the year the $15 billion industry returns to pre-Great Recession levels."I do believe 2013...

South Carolina officials pitching cheap gas as tourist attraction

COLUMBIA - South Caro lina's tourism department hopes to woo visitors with the promise of cheaper gasoline."We actually mention that in some of our public relations stuff now...

Haley picks Black to lead insurance agency

...choices for most cabinet agencies under her control. The two left to be announced include the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department. Its director, Chad Prosser, left the agency last week to return to Myrtle Beach and start a new business.Haley...

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Haley faces diversity critics

...members to get the job done.Haley on Thursday appointed Duane Parrish, 51, to run the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department. Parrish is white. He is president of Premier Hospitality Group, has more than 25 years of tourism experience...

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Go shoot the breeze at kite festival in Aiken

...Citizen's Park, 1060 Banks Mill Road in Aiken. The event is presented by the City of Aiken Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department.Cruise in to the Kite Festival will include kite-flying demonstrations by the Suburban Atlanta Kite Enthusiasts...

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SC tourism officials to promote 'barbecue trail'

...its own little special item ? like their recipe for banana pudding," said Marion Edmonds, a spokesman for the tourism department.The first phase of the new advertising campaign ? done by BFG, the Hilton Head Island-based firm that has the...