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Byline: Paul J. Nyden
Aug. 23--With the demise of plans for a regional airport in Lincoln County, area leaders say they can now concentrate on improving service at other airports in the state.
"I think [the regional airport's demise] happened years ago. It is just official now," said Charleston Mayor Danny Jones, who was a spokesman for the project back in 1998 when he worked for the state Department of Transportation.
"But that debate put Yeager Airport on its toes," Jones said. "Today, I think Yeager has the best management team it has had in its history. I think it will flourish."
He's not as optimistic about the future of Tri-State …