Stories by Erin Zureick

Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011

New houses, forclosures affect market

Bill Harrell is sure he will lose money selling his home. At $339,000, his home is listed at $69,000 less than he paid for it in August 2008. Falling prices are commonplace when sellers outnumber ...
By Erin Zureick

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011

Secondhand business

When Amber Ramp found out she was expecting her second child, she knew she had to make some changes. She wasn't prepared to leave a 6-week-old baby to return to work full time, so she decided to ...
By Erin Zureick

Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011

Electrolux will add 225 jobs

Swedish appliance maker Electrolux announced Thursday it will expand its customer service call center in Augusta, adding 225 full-time jobs by the end of 2013.
By Erin Zureick

Delta offers mainline Augusta flights

Starting in May, Delta Airlines will once again provide a mainline flight to Augusta Regional Airport.
By Erin Zureick

Augusta jobless claims fall

Initial unemployment claims in Augusta fell slightly in January compared to the same month a year earlier, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.
By Erin Zureick

Monday, Feb. 14, 2011

Hometown cheer for Lady A

Lady Antebellum’s big night at the Grammy Awards on Sunday caused a buzz in their hometown.
By Erin Zureick

Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011

Augusta development, business groups consider joint office; no site identified for long-range plan

Augusta's economic development and business organizations are exploring the possibility of a new permanent home that would house all of the groups.
By Erin Zureick

iPhone fans line up early at Augusta Verizon store

A little snow and rain Thursday morning didn't stop Michael and Rose Woods from heading to the Verizon Wireless store to snap up Apple's iPhone 4.
By Erin Zureick

Counties see broadband as tool

The broadband network that crews are installing in Columbia County won't just bring faster Internet speeds to rural residents. It also can be used as a powerful economic development tool, ...
By Erin Zureick

Monday, Feb. 7, 2011

Wedding spending is likely to rise with economy

Signs point to a better year in 2011 for businesses that provide wedding services after the economic downturn took a bite out of the budgets of brides and grooms.
By Erin Zureick

Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011

Companies announce increase in payments

Investors of stocks that pay a dividend might notice higher amounts on upcoming checks as more companies have said in recent weeks that they will raise those payments, a sign of healthier ...
By Erin Zureick

Friday, Feb. 4, 2011

Electrical workers plan downtown expansion

Augusta's electrical workers union is planning a two-story expansion to the back of its Reynolds Street building.
By Erin Zureick

Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011

Company's foundation solid

Mark and Matt Ivey keep a simple saying framed in the office of their home building company, Ivey Residential: "I make my living building homes, but I live my life building relationships, ...
By Erin Zureick

Friday, Jan. 28, 2011

Southeastern Bank Financial Corp. reports profit

Augusta-based Southeastern Bank Financial Corp. on Friday reported a return to profit for 2010 as it lowered its provision for loan losses and continued to shed troubled assets.
By Erin Zureick

Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011

Jobless rate improves in metro area

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Augusta area decreased to 8.9 percent in December.
By Erin Zureick

Renovations bring more residents downtown

Drywall covers the walls, and tools are strewn about the Brukers' new Broad Street residence. The Brukers are among Augustans who see a future living in downtown. The Emporium project on Broad ...
By Erin Zureick

Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011

City hopes to expand near river

As overturned earth prepares to meet steel for the construction of the city's trade, exhibit and event center, Augusta's leaders are hoping the development can pave the way for expansion along the ...
By Erin Zureick

Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011

Businesses take advantage of extension

SBA loans soared in Georgia and South Carolina during the October to December financial quarter as more businesses sought to snap up favorable terms before they expired at the end of 2010.
By Erin Zureick

Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011

Augusta authority applying for grant

The Development Authority of Richmond County is applying for a $100,000 grant to benefit technology company Rural Sourcing Inc., which recently opened a location in Augusta.
By Erin Zureick

Private sector leads hiring in Augusta

More private sector jobs helped Augusta's employment numbers inch up in December.
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