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...Calhoun Real Estate Co. BARRY WHITEAward/honor: Received the Larry Allen Tourism Leadership Award from the Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors BureauDetails: He is president and CEO of the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Visitors expected to spend $4 million in October

...report released Wednesday by the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau and Augusta Sports Council.The CSRA Bridge Club's...helped generate an estimated $8.97 million.The visitors bureau and sports council keep a monthly tally of direct...

Parking meters are only the start of revenue possibilities for downtown Augusta

...Regents University have to look at GRU signs day and night as they come and go.As part of the Augusta Con vention and Visitors Bureau's "way finding" program, GRU signs were installed on Walton Way and on Wrightsboro Road. There was some confusion...

November visitors to spend about $2.4 million

...agencies are projecting that November visitors will spend about $2.4 million in the city.The Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau and Augusta Sports Council released their monthly report Thursday predicting the number of visitors and spending in...


...race series comes to Patriots Park on Sunday.The event, which is sponsored by the Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau, was last held in the area in 2012 when the races were held at Lake Olmstead Park in Augusta.The first race will...

Ironman pumps money into downtown Augusta businesses

...expected to top $4 million, according to figures compiled by the Augusta Sports Council and Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau.As in years past, September remains a busy, lucrative month for downtown businesses.Technet Augusta, an international...

Georgia tourism conference opens at Augusta Convention Center

...according to a news release.Exhibitors will provide information about their products and services. The convention and visitors bureaus for Augusta and Columbia County are working together to hold a modern spin on an old-fashioned "lock party" at...

Aiken fatality highlights golf cart safety

...horn requirements to make the carts "street legal," said Barry White, the director of the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau."If someone breaks one of these laws, our officers usually give a warning," Morris said of Columbia County...

Riders brave heat in test run at Wildwood Games

...I think in terms of participation it far exceeded what we were expecting," said Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director Randy DuTeau. "I think when you put on a first-time event there's always going to be the good...

Evacuation ordered for island on North Carolina's Outer Banks

...prepared, but we are not overly concerned at this point," said Lee Nettles, the executive director the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau. He pointed out that forecasters were predicting the storm would move fast and be less severe than others in locals...