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It is springtime at Augusta National Golf Club, and that means The Masters is in town.

About 250,000 people are expected in Augusta this week. That brings millions of dollars to the local economy.

GPB’s Drew Dawson is in Augusta and has the latest on what’s happening around town.

  • Sen. Tippins Vacates Education Committee Chairmanship
  • IRS Says Coca-Cola Owes $3B
  • Gas Prices Continue To Rise

  • WiFi Restored At Hartsfield Jackson Airport
  • Ga. Lawmakers In Washington Disagree About S.N.A.P.
  • Augusta Finds Temporary Shelter For Those Displaced By Masters Visitors

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  • Chatham County sues opioid makers
  • Suspect in U.S. 80 wreck arrested
  • State regulators suggest changes after osprey nest disruption  

  •  WiFi is back on at Atlanta's airport
  •  Chinese tariffs are not expected to hurt Georgia agriculture
  •  IRS and Coke dispute billions of dollars in back taxes

  • Ga. Parole Board Victim Visitor Days
  • Superbowl Host Committee Seeking Volunteers
  • No Right Whale Calves This Year

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield At Odds With Piedmont Healthcare
  • It Is Masters Week In Augusta
  • Six Flags Beating Case Settlement

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District

  • Corps of Engineers finishes construction on new reservoir
  • Right whale calving season ends
  • Beaufort County Sheriff's Office creates school threat app  

  •  Atlanta continues to recover from ransomware hack
  •  Augusta readies for the Masters golf tournament this week
  •  State Board of Pardons and Paroles plans victim meetings

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The 2018 legislative session wrapped up just after midnight last night.

I talked with the AJC’s Political Insider Jim Galloway about the winners and losers of this year’s legislative session.


RICKEY BEVINGTON: Let's start with hands free driving. What are the new rules that people are going to start having to obey?