Stories by Damon Cline

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Long waits not the norm at Augusta Regional

At Augusta Regional Airport - where passenger volumes are moderate and flight schedules rarely change - it's TSA agents, not travelers, who are kept waiting.
By Damon Cline

Friday, May 27, 2016

Sizemore acquires Gordon Highway property

Augusta-based personnel services firm Sizemore Inc. announced Friday that it plans to renovate a former Gordon Highway car dealership into its future corporate office by next spring.
By Damon Cline

Scuttlebiz: Starbucks transforming old Ruby Tuesday into large coffeehouse

Starbucks will have a gigantic coffeehouse on Bobby Jones Expressway after concerting former Ruby Tuesday.
By Damon Cline

High-end apartment lure

High-end apartments are a hit in the Augusta-Aiken area.
By Damon Cline

Monday, May 23, 2016

Augusta chef describes 'crazy' time on TV

Havird Usry was eliminated Sunday from a field of 13 chefs vying to become Food Network's next celebrity. "The whole process was way outside my comfort zone. But looking back, I wouldn't change ...
By Damon Cline

Friday, May 20, 2016

Washington Road beer pub set for Monday opening

The 4,500-square-foot World of Beer is at the west entrance to the Kroger-anchored Washington Walk shopping center, between the Tin Lizzy's Taqueria Cantina and the Chick Salad Chick restaurants.
By Damon Cline

Appetite for demolition: 2 Augusta lots cleared

Within a matter of days, two once-popular restaurants in Augusta - the former TGI Fridays on Washington Road and the Romano's Macaroni Grill at Augusta Exchange - have been turned into vacant lots.
By Damon Cline

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Water park plan to continue, backers say

The property intended for a $21 million water park in North Augusta near Interstate 20's exit 5 has been sold to investment group headed by man with history of construction fraud, according to ...
By Damon Cline

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Pigments plant holds grand opening

The $172 million plant will be capable of producing 30,000 tons of yellow, red and black iron oxide pigments yearly.
By Damon Cline

Monday, May 16, 2016

New stores for North Augusta

PetSmart and Ross Dress for Less will be among the new retailers at North Augusta Plaza later this year following a major renovation project that commences after former anchor tenant Kmart moves ...
By Damon Cline

Saturday, May 14, 2016

EDTS focuses on saving smaller businesses from hackers

Augusta business works to keep hackers from inflicting damage and costs on small clients.
By Damon Cline

Friday, May 13, 2016

Lawyer gives back by creating scholarship program

After recieving the Presidential Scholarship at the University of Alabama, Lawyer Terance Madden now heads his own scholarship foundation to give back to youths.
By Damon Cline

Conversion rate for old textile mills growing

Planners, developers make ancient mills into usable entities.
By Damon Cline

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Sibley Mill developers announce tenant

Augusta-based information technology firm EDTS said Thursday that it will move its offices to a refurbished building on the grounds of Sibley Mill, where last week a startup company announced ...
By Damon Cline

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Sibley Mill project envisions tech citadel for Augusta

Data centers, sometimes called "server farms," are considered the backbone of the new economy, providing the infrastructure corporations and governments need to run their computers.
By Damon Cline

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Scuttlebiz: Augusta-based firm will try to redevelop Aiken mall

I like the idea of a local shopping mall being owned by a local company.
By Damon Cline

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Forum examines future job market

Whatever metro Augusta is doing to attract, educate and employ young workers, it probably needs to do more. That was the message the head of the state's largest business organization had for ...
By Damon Cline

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Data center plans announced for historic Sibley Mill

After 18 months of discussion and due diligence, backers of a proposed data center at Sibley Mill on Wednesday announced they have entered into a long-term lease at the historic property alongside ...
By Damon Cline

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

SRP Federal Credit Union CEO set to retire

Some people worry they won't know what to do with themselves after retirement. Ed Templeton is not one of those people. The longtime president and CEO of SRP Federal Credit Union knows exactly ...
By Damon Cline

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Augusta economy showing growth

The Augusta University-produced index uses a handful of national, regional and local economic indicators to give the Augusta-Aiken metro area its most objective and, so far, only, barometer of ...
By Damon Cline
 
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