Money

The Masters’ Green

The Masters’ Green

What is the economic impact of The Masters Tournament? I set out to answer that question late one night. I found a few promising answers, but nothing conclusive. One answer came in the form of a 2008 article by Damon Cline in The Augusta Chronicle titled, “Masters Tournament: What’s the economic impact?” The article states: “In 1997, the Augusta […]

Life Sucks, Then You Die

Life Sucks, Then You Die

So, I’m not going to write any more of my sappy, mushy, “don’t make me puke,” “oh you’re one of THOSE people,” positive columns anymore. I’ve done it at least three times now and each time I wrote it, the metaphorical poop has hit the ever-lovin’ fan. Two weeks ago I wrote “I try to […]

Spend it Before it Burns

Spend it Before it Burns

So Columbia County commissioners approved more SPLOST money for a military memorial behind the Evans Library. What’s not to like about that? After all, it’s perfectly reasonable that a county as proudly patriotic as Columbia County would want such a memorial. It certainly has an established history for spending money on quality of life items, […]

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