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Many fruits stem from artists' grafts

...planted in downtown Syracuse next year.Several of the trees have been donated. The cost of the others depends on his travel expenses. Each tree is planted with 20 varieties grafted to it. He returns twice a year for three years after each planting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-08-23/tree-pluribus-unum-m
Augusta Commission's travel budget tapped out

...doors open, you've got to step in it."Williams, one of five commissioners to use a county fuel card, said the travel expense perk is one of the few that commissioners receive."The commission gets $12,000 a year and we work 24-7. People...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-08-15/augusta-commissions-trav
US home construction off to weak March start

...Merrill Lynch."When economic times are tough, people tend to downsize and move closer to work in order to minimize travel expenses," Meyer said in a recent client note. "There is also a greater tendency to rent given the financial burden of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-16/us-home-construction-weak-
Epic snows have meant economic woes across all industries

...institutions maintained 24/7 operations through the storms, taking on overtime costs or covering hotel stays and other travel expenses that likely won't be recouped, industry officials said."There's certain research that you just can't stop...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-08/epic-snows-have-meant-econ
Unfit to be tied

...think bringing more accountability and transparency to the commission's notoriously questionable out-of-state travel expenses was a good idea, why didn't he just vote it down himself?This is not the Hardie Davis we thought we would see, certainly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-06/unfit-be-tied
Rants & Raves

...says we can do what he wants to do as commissioner. Someone need(s) to line-by-line audit the commissioners' travel expenses. YOU CAN PUT all the ministers in Augusta with doctor in front of their name in one room and you still wouldn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-26/rants-raves
Commissioner Grady Smith wants some travel pre-approved

...this year," Smith said in a Monday committee request.Requiring a commission OK "will not only help to reduce travel expenses, but will also help to ensure adequate (but not excessive) commission representation at appropriate out-of-state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-08/commissioner-grady-smith
Columbia County opens police training center

...Having a regional training facility in Columbia County saves taxpayer money by keeping training local and avoiding travel expenses, according to county officials, who added that it also brings in valuable training resources and instructors.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-06/columbia-county-opens-police
'Haunted' pillar legend was manufactured - but what do I know?

...those, a man from Denver volunteered to touch the dangerous column if the city would pay him $50,000 and cover his travel expenses.In another, a Brooklyn contractor offered to move the pillar to the front of City Hall "for terms most nominal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-29/haunted-pillar-legend-was-man
Paine College is rebuilding music program

...choir raised about $20,000. This year, they will need twice that amount to not only purchase music, but to pay travel expenses to perform at other venues.Another challenge has been re-establishing student trust in the program, diminished...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-11-12/paine-college-rebuilding-