Stories by Damon Cline

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

Scuttlebiz: Is growth at fort taken for granted?

I have to wonder: Is the story of Augusta becoming ground zero for America’s burgeoning cyber-defense industry already passe?
By Damon Cline

Local entrepreneur sweeping trash-hauling market

In just five years, Robert Wilson's nose for business has helped him transform a small trash-hauling company into the metro area’s largest locally owned disposal and recycling firm: Precision ...
By Damon Cline

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

Largely sunny outlook given for state, area

University of Georgia Terry College of Business officials presented a fairly upbeat economic forecast for the state and local economies Thursday during the annual Georgia Economic Out­look ...
By Damon Cline

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

Martinez barbecue restaurant holds grand opening

Willie Jewell's Old School Bar-B-Q had its grand opening Wednesday in Martinez at 3412 Old Petersburg Road, an address that for decades served as the once rural hamlet's hub of community activity.
By Damon Cline

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

Smoothie restaurant coming to Augusta Exchange in April

The fast-casual concept specializes in smoothies, salads, tacos, wraps, sandwiches and flatbreads.
By Damon Cline

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Jones group acquires Bobby Jones Ford

The Gerald Jones Auto Group announced it had acquired the Bob­by Jones Expressway dealership from the heirs of former owner Frank Law­rence and has plans to give the franchise a major ...
By Damon Cline

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

First Bank-State Bank merger has been smooth

If there were a downside to First Bank of Georgia's now year-old merger into State Bank & Trust, Remer Brinson and Cameron Nixon haven't been able to find it.
By Damon Cline

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

Scuttlebiz: New plant promises booming business

Nothing boosts a local economy quite like heavy industry - getting a new manufacturing plant is like a giving a city a shot of economic adrenaline.
By Damon Cline

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

Augusta has fewer 'underwater' homeowners than US average

The city's percentage is in line with some regional Southeastern markets - such as Charlotte, N.C., 8.8 percent; and Columbia, 11.2 percent - but much lower than others - including Atlanta, 14.4 ...
By Damon Cline

Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Urban Outfitters closing distribution center

One of the largest industrial buildings in the Augusta-Aiken region is on the market while its tenant for the past decade spends the next several weeks moving out.
By Damon Cline

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

Medical district bringing vitality to older commercial zones

The loosely defined area centered around 15th Street and Walton Way will soon be teeming with hundreds of undergraduates when the first phase of new student housing is finished this year at the ...
By Damon Cline

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016

Tax season begins; are you prepared?

Last year the federal government took in nearly $3.25 trillion in revenue. About $1.5 trillion of that came from individual taxpayers just like you. Here are some tips to make the filing process ...
By Damon Cline

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

Rep. Allen stands by decision to finish MOX facility

The Obama administration seems determined to convince everyone that the plutonium disposition project under construction at Savannah River Site is too costly to finish. But U.S. Rep.
By Damon Cline

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

Record number use Augusta Regional Airport

Airport officials say more passengers than ever used the facility in 2015, a sign that local travelers are continuing to respond positively to expanded airline service and more competitive fares.
By Damon Cline

Augusta Mall gets new stores

The stores are Vans, an action-sports lifestyle company known for its skateboard shoes; Torrid, a plus-size apparel store for young women; and rue21, a leading retailer of teen apparel.
By Damon Cline

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016

Trade group to spotlight Augusta's cybersecurity

The Technology Asso­ciation of Georgia reported that a new trade group, to be based in Atlanta will serve as an umbrella organization in the fight against the "digital or physical disruption ...
By Damon Cline

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016

New south Augusta Wal-Mart continues economic growth in area

Some say recent retail and restaurant developments - such as the Chick-fil-A and Firehouse Subs eateries on Peach Orchard Road - are signs the area is catching up with west Augusta and Columbia ...
By Damon Cline

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016

Nonprofit to get lucky in draw for makeover

I didn't win the big Powerball jackpot last week, obviously. If I did, I wouldn't be writing this - I'd be in a secret location trying to figure out how to spend the rest of my life doing ...
By Damon Cline

Housing, commercial construction increases

The local construction industry continues to shake off the effects of the recession as businesses become more confident about expanding and more people move to the Augusta area to work at Fort ...
By Damon Cline

Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

Industrial contractor moves into historic building downtown

Texas-based Austin In­dus­trial moved into the newly renovated office space in the historic Red Star Buil­ding at 531 James Brown Blvd. last month, the latest in a long line of tenants ...
By Damon Cline
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