Stories by Damon Cline

Friday, July 29, 2016

Group touts college nuclear classes

On Thursday, the Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization reported more than 600 area students have enrolled in seven nuclear-related programs developed during the past few years at area ...
By Damon Cline

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sales tax holiday this weekend

Georgia's annual sales tax holiday is in effect Saturday and Sunday
By Damon Cline

Vogtle project workforce tops 6,000

One of America's largest construction projects - the addition of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle - is expected to get even larger this year.
By Damon Cline

Monday, July 25, 2016

Isakson touts school-to-work program in Augusta stop

Known as RPM, the Textron program will enable Richmond County high school students in danger of dropping out to split their school day between in-class instruction and paid on-the-job training in ...
By Damon Cline

Saturday, July 23, 2016

What is 'Augusta' in terms of business?

What is “Augusta”? It’s an existential question most would find pragmatically irrelevant, but one that a small but influential few consider culturally, politically and economically important.
By Damon Cline

Thursday, July 21, 2016

New Augusta sports bar in the works

Names such as Bill Fulcher, Charley Britt and Craig Baynham probably don't resonate with most sports fans. But they just might after a visit to the soon-to-open Augusta Athletics Sports Bar & ...
By Damon Cline

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Work begins on Peach Orchard Road Cook Out

The quick-serve chain known for its char-grilled burgers and extensive milkshake menu is developing the restaurant at 3012 Peach Orchard Road on a parcel previously occupied by a buffet restaurant.
By Damon Cline

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

New Waffle House being built in west Augusta

The first new Waffle House restaurant in Augusta in more than a decade is set to open later this year at the intersection of Davis and Pleasant Home roads.
By Damon Cline

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Vacant manufacturing facilities provide challenges, opportunities

The list of idle area properties will grow by dozens of acres and thousands of square feet when the planned closure of the Fibrant LLC caprolactam plant in east Augusta is completed by the end of ...
By Damon Cline

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Next phase of Miller Theater work starts soon

The $22 million effort to reopen the long-empty theater at 708 Broad St. has officially begun as contractors later this month transition from mostly internal demolition work to actual construction.
By Damon Cline

Friday, July 15, 2016

Southern Co.'s pipeline deal is all about that gas

Utility hopes to increase sales of natural gas to its customers.
By Damon Cline

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Augusta Regional Airport to ticket cars left at curb

Augusta airport officials will be taking "a more aggressive approach on monitoring unattended vehicles" in front of the terminal "due to recent world events."
By Damon Cline

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Scuttlebiz: People are working their way into town

It's mid-July, so if you're planning to get your vacation on this summer, you had best get crackin'.
By Damon Cline

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

New dialysis center open in Augusta

The focus of the Fresenius Medical Care Augusta Home facility on Wrightsboro Road is to teach patients with kidney failure how to get hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis services at home.
By Damon Cline

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Survey seeks input on business climate

The Development Authority of Columbia County on Tuesday launched its online survey site - - to get public feedback on the strategic economic development plan it ...
By Damon Cline

$1.4 million donated for cancer research

A gift of $1.4 million is being made to the Georgia Cancer Center and the Children's Hospital of Georgia, Augusta University announced Tuesday.
By Damon Cline

Friday, July 1, 2016

South Carolina-based company introduces new broadband service to Columbia County

WCTEL service vans could be a more common sight in Columbia County neighborhoods in the coming years.
By Damon Cline

Scuttlebiz: Business is personal, from the boss on down

Scuttlebiz: It hurts the entire business when jobs have to be sacrificed for the overall good.
By Damon Cline

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Nearly 600 to lose jobs in Fibrant plant closure

The sprawling industrial plant that helped make Augusta a major chemical producer a half-century ago will shut down by the end of 2017.
By Damon Cline

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Sandwich City hopes to attract younger customers with 'cybercafe' section

The semi-partitioned section - which is being called "Cyber City" - is where the always-connected crowd can charge mobile devices while enjoying a sandwich, soup or at the very least a cup of coffee.
By Damon Cline
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