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Rory McIlroy heading for Masters Tournament without a victory this year

Rory McIlroy heading for Masters Tournament without a victory this year

Rory McIlroy, one of the world’s top ranked golfers, is hardly out of the talks as the Masters Tournament is approaching. But, he is the only player among the toppers who has not scored a victory this year.

Jordan Spieth easily won this year’s first tournament, while Rickie Fowler scored an impressive victory in the Middle East. Bubba Watson won at Riviera and Adam Scott bagged one after the other titles in Florida followed by Jason Day’s win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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Augusta officials concerned after raccoon tested positive for rabies

Augusta officials concerned after raccoon tested positive for rabies

Augusta health officials have warned city residents that they should be wary of rabid animals that are roaming free in the area. The warming comes after an elderly woman was bit by a raccoon late last week.

Without identifying the victim, officials confirmed that a 73-year-old woman was bitten by a raccoon on 17th of March on Sewall Street in the city. The raccoon, which was tested positive for rabies, was found and killed.

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Augusta Aviation Commission may name new airport director soon

Augusta Aviation Commission may name new airport director soon

The Augusta Aviation Commission is in the process of finding a new leader for Augusta Regional Airport, and the new leader is expected to be named soon.

ADK Consulting & Executive Search has recommended four finalists whom the airport commission interviewed earlier in March. Commission Chairman Cedric Johnson confirmed that they were trying to select a new leader from the recommended candidates.

The recommended individuals are: Herbert Judon, Frank R. Miller, Jerry Brienza and Kip Turner.

Security tightened for Masters Tournament in wake of Brussels terrorist attacks

Security tightened for Masters Tournament in wake of Brussels terrorist attacks

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has assured that tighter security has been planned for the upcoming Masters Tournament, in wake of Brussels terrorist attacks that killed nearly three dozen people and injured many more.

Captain Scott Gay of the sheriff’s office declined to reveal details of the tighter security plan but confirmed that there would be a ban on flying drones from 24th of March through 13th of April.

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Joe Gould harassed Miss Savage: historian Jill Lepore writes

Joe Gould harassed Miss Savage: historian Jill Lepore writes

In her yet-to-be-released book “Joe Gould’s Teeth,” historian Jill Lepore reveals archival evidence that writer Joe Gould was once considered to be a harmless eccentric, harassed Savage, who was called Miss Savage.

He used to insult her, follow her to parties and tell other people that she had promised to marry him, and she complained to friends. He accused them of telling lies.

Ms. Lepore writes in the book that he berated her for betraying his secrets. One mutual friend of the two claimed that Miss Savage, a black woman, hesitated in taking the matter to a court of justice.

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Islamic State militants are very savvy and sophisticated: Augusta terrorism expert says

Islamic State militants are very savvy and sophisticated: Augusta terrorism

Islamic State (IS) militants are very savvy and sophisticated, and it is just a matter of time until the notorious group strikes again, an Augusta University political science professor said.

Prof. Craig Albert, who specializes in ethnic conflict, war studies and terrorism, also warned that IS militants must not be considered as “crazy, individual, lone wolf” activists.

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ICT to generate up to 100 jobs in Augusta

ICT to generate up to 100 jobs in Augusta

ICT industries, Inc. has confirmed that it has decided to set a new manufacturing facility in Augusta, with a high expectation that the new facility will contribute to the company’s continued growth and development.

The property that ICT has decided to repurpose was formerly owned by International Flavor & Fragrances.

The upcoming manufacturing facility will likely generate nearly 100 new jobs in the Garden City over the next five years. The company’s chief executive officer, Dr. Jefferey Alendar, said they were proud to be a part of Augusta’s growing economy.

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