Stories 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

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Area avoids price bust

A closely watched index of U.S. home prices on Tuesday showed the steepest declines in nearly two decades, but a separate report showed the Augusta area remains immune to the national housing slump.
By Damon Cline

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Want to sell fast? Follow these tips

Having trouble selling your home? You're not the only one.
By Damon Cline

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Residents share input on master plan for Augusta

Nearly 100 people on Monday attended the first of two public forums on the 20-year master plan for downtown Augusta and North Augusta.
By Damon Cline

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

First Bank's parent marks rise in profit

The holding company for First Bank of Georgia on Tuesday reported a slight increase in first-quarter earnings despite a slowing local economy.
By Damon Cline

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Bank pleased with quarter despite dip

The holding company for Georgia Bank & Trust reported a dip in first quarter profits on Friday, but company officials said they are pleased with the results considering the slowing economy.
By Damon Cline

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Businesses must pass on high prices

So what if the diesel fuel that truckers, contractors, trash haulers and other companies rely on has risen well above $4 a gallon? That's their problem, right?
By Damon Cline

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Filing late?

Here's what you need to know if you missed the April 15 deadline to file your tax return with the IRS.
By Damon Cline

Filing late?

Here's what you need to know if you missed the April 15 deadline to file your tax return with the IRS.
By Damon Cline

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Last-minute filers: Are you prepared?

Help is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the IRS' Augusta taxpayer assistance center at 2743 Perimeter Parkway. You can also get help by calling (800) 829-1040 or online at www.irs.gov.
By Damon Cline

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