Stories by Damon Cline

Monday, June 27, 2016

Augusta University redeveloping former Golf & Gardens site

The university has controlled the riverfront property since it was deeded to the University System of Georgia Board of Regents in 2012.
By Damon Cline

River Watch gets high-end apartments

An upscale apartment community whose amenities include boat access to the Augusta Canal is set to open next year at the Village at Riverwatch, bringing a residential component to the high-profile ...
By Damon Cline

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Vacuum repair business is largest of its kind

America's Remanufacturing Company, Mark Branum's company, is on target this year to remanufacture or recycle nearly 450,000 vacuum cleaners and other small appliances returned at big box stores ...
By Damon Cline

Scuttlebiz: What stores, restaurants do we need?

What brick-and-mortar stores does Augusta still need so we can click our bootheels on their floors? Let us know.
By Damon Cline

Friday, June 24, 2016

Green Dunkin' Donuts operates in Martinez

The new restaurant at 315 S. Belair Road, Suite 1 - the metro area's 10th Dunkin' Donuts franchise - was designed and built with special requirements to address energy efficiency, water reduction ...
By Damon Cline

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Geor­gia Bank & Trust merger will bring some layoffs

The pending merger between the parent companies of Augusta's Geor­gia Bank & Trust Co. and Columbia's South State Bank will cause some back-office employees to lose their jobs, the local ...
By Damon Cline

ADP holds ribbon-cutting on Augusta expansion

The Critical Incident Response Center - ADP's fifth in the world and second in the U.S. - will help the payroll and outsourced services firm provide round-the-clock digital security for corporate ...
By Damon Cline

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Columbia County at economic crossroad

Planners meet to figure out what Augusta's bedroom community must do to stay viable.
By Damon Cline

Friday, June 17, 2016

Georgia Bank & Trust parent to be acquired

A quarter-century tradition in Au­gusta banking will come to an end early next year when the corporate parent of Georgia Bank & Trust Co., Southeastern Bank Financial Corp., gets folded ...
By Damon Cline

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Consultant offers advice on Columbia County's economic weaknesses

Not having fully developed industrial parks and office properties takes Columbia County "out of the game on certain types of projects," said Jay Garner, a national site-selection consultant.
By Damon Cline

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Appliance dealer opening today

After nearly six months of construction, Prestige Appliance is opening its showroom in west Augusta off River Watch Parkway.
By Damon Cline

Projects aim for new life in historic district

Neita Coleman's 4-year-old home is not unlike many others recently built in metro Augusta.  The only thing unusual is that the home sits in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods: ...
By Damon Cline

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Scuttlebiz: Payday loan shops target the unprotected

Nobody should lose sleep over stricter rules to limit the high costs associated with payday loans.
By Damon Cline

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Rules to allow overtime pay for salary employees

From a business perspective, the new government rules on overtime pay are a good news/bad news scenario. The good news is that employers won't have to deal with the new overtime eligibility rules ...
By Damon Cline

Friday, June 3, 2016

Scuttlebiz: Tourism is growing as income for Augusta Metro area

Except for that one week a year – and we all know what week that is – this region isn’t much of a tourist magnet. At least, not in the Asheville, N.C./Savannah, Ga./Charleston, ...
By Damon Cline

Furys Ferry gets professional park

Developers hoping to turn six acres along Furys Ferry Road into a multi-office professional park have started work on a building expected to house its anchor tenant early next year.
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
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