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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
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
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
Commissioners' travel expenses can reach outside budget

While most commis­sion members took fewer taxpayer-funded trips during 2014, and some took none, the commission still easily spent its education and training budget and reached into other accounts to fund additional travel.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-14/commissioners-travel-exp
'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-
John Barrow unfazed by Republican attacks

...accomplish that ? in part ? through working across party lines in 2007 to fully reimburse disabled veterans for medical travel expenses for the first time in 30 years by increasing mileage rates from 11 cents to the 48 federal employees receive.He...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2014-10