Augusta, GA located along the scenic Savannah River and borders North Augusta, SC. With a population of over 500,000 people, it’s the second largest city in Georgia after the state capital of Atlanta. Known for hosting the Masters golf tournament each April at the Augusta National Golf Club, it was also the home of funk and soul singer James Brown. Points of interest include the Augusta Canal, Augusta Riverwalk, and Clarks Hill Lake and Dam. In recent years, Augusta has become the center of biotechnology, medicine and military. Major employers include the Savannah River Site – a Department of Energy nuclear facility, Fort Gordon, and Georgia’s Health Sciences University (GHSU), formerly known as Medical College of Georgia. The city is home to the Augusta Greenjackets baseball team and the Augusta Riverhawks hockey team. Along with GHSU, higher education includes Augusta State University, Paine College – a private college, Augusta Tech and Georgia Military College.