Stories by Damon Cline

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015 lets small businesses test e-commerce

Augusta-based Morris Publishing Group developed its new online marketplace,, which exclusively showcases hometown retailers and enables consumers to "buy local" from brick-and-mortar ...
By Damon Cline

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

Scuttlebiz: Employees get perks for working on holiday

Did you work Thanksgiving Day? If so, you were in good company. More than a third of companies in Bloomberg BNA's annual employer survey scheduled some employees to work the holiday.
By Damon Cline

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

Downtown's image still needs work

The first time I saw downtown Augusta was December 1996. I wasn't impressed. But then again, I wasn't horrified, either. Where I lived at the time - Odessa, Texas - had an equally dismal downtown.
By Damon Cline

Holiday shopping: For most people, it's just beginning

The nation's most comprehensive holiday retail survey suggests more people are at least trying to shop early.
By Damon Cline

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Politician defends new gas taxes

Known as House Bill 170, the law is expected to generate $1.2 billion annually for the Georgia Department of Transportation through new excise taxes on gasoline that replace the previous tax.
By Damon Cline

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

New DDA video promotes downtown to retailers

The Downtown Development Authority of Augusta released a promotional video to lure retailers to the central business district.
By Damon Cline

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

Scuttlebiz's creator back for another tour of duty

Scuttlebiz has a new face. Sort of. Some longtime readers might remember me from the decade I spent as a business reporter and editor from 1998-2008.
By Damon Cline

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Elanco named Augusta's Industry of the Year

A producer of animal pharmaceutical products now undergoing a $100 million expansion in Augusta has been named the city's Industry of the Year.
By Damon Cline

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

Cline: First-person shooter

As good as body cameras are, they don't tell the entire story.
By Damon Cline

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Cline: We're from the government, and we're here to help -- or else

You can't truly opt out of "the system," postal or otherwise. And if you try, get ready for a fight.
By Damon Cline

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014

Cline: Government's lies feed the persistence of conspiracy theories

What makes us doubt the official party line in some instances and not others?
By Damon Cline

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014

Cline: Citizens fearing tyranny embracing Second Amendment

Those who think the United States is above subjugating a disarmed populace have forgotten slavery, the removal of American Indians from native lands and the internment of Japanese-Americans during ...
By Damon Cline

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014

Cline: 'Rolling Stone' columnist out of touch with reality of economic freedom

People need to see this concise, albeit glib, commentary on the radical Left's version of what it means to be free.
By Damon Cline

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

Damon Cline: May cause irritation: Instead of thoughtless rudeness, try courtesy

I can't guarantee you that following my 10-point plan will bring you riches or eternal happiness, but I can promise you will be much less likely to get shot.
By Damon Cline

Monday, Dec. 5, 2011

Letter: New housing dooms county

Columbia County, at least as residents of the CSRA know it, is over.
By Damon Cline

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Old supermarket building gives bank room to expand

The only indication that the building at 4487 Columbia Road used to be a grocery store is a tarp-covered sign in the parking lot. When the light falls just right, you can see "Winn-Dixie" through ...
By Damon Cline

Sibley, other projects fill redeveloper's plate

The renovation of Enterprise Mill more than a decade ago kick-started the adaptive reuse movement in the city's historic urban core. The 236,000-square-foot textile mill that had sat vacant for ...
By Damon Cline

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Furniture General to liquidate, close

The owners of Furniture General, which opened 38 years ago as General Freight Furniture, said the store will start a going-out-of-business sale beginning next week.
By Damon Cline

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Aiken County courts mystery company

Next week, Aiken County officials are scheduled to give the second reading of an ordinance that could result in tax incentives for an undisclosed company considering locating there.
By Damon Cline

Monday, June 2, 2008

Food lures customers since 1946

The reason T's Seafood Restaurant has never grown to a second location has more to do with physics than economics -- Garrett Fulcher can't be in two places at once.
By Damon Cline
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