Stories by Jenna Martin

Friday, March 27, 2015

Car service demand booms during Masters Week

Sporting events bring in the most business for Anthony Jones' local car service company, and Masters Week tops the list.
By Jenna Martin

Tax refund anticipation checks on decline

Although national data shows more Americans looking to defer income tax filing fees, often through costly payment advances, many local preparers say they haven't noticed area taxpayers express ...
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Final Cut store reopening in Augusta

Closed for about a month, the Final Cut outlet store will return in a former furniture store building at Washington and Furys Ferry roads.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Local leaders talk growth

The elected leaders of Augusta-Richmond County, Columbia County and North Augusta reflected on growth Wednesday during Leadership Augusta's "State of the Region" luncheon.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Single-family homes planned near Augusta National

A sports event management company is seeking to develop land off Berckmans Road, near the Augusta National, after a previous proposal was denied last year.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, March 23, 2015

Light manufacturer will bring 200-plus jobs to Millen

A South Korea-based light manufacturer will create more than 200 jobs and invest about $30 million over the next two years in opening its first North American headquarters in Millen, Ga., ...
By Jenna Martin

Bee's Knees owners to open growler pub

Eric and Kristi Kinlaw are in the midst of gutting a storefront next to the Bee's Knees for The Hive Growler Bar, a hybrid retail growler shop, restaurant and bar.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, March 20, 2015

Golf stores see business spike during Masters

Before the Masters pratice rounds even begin, Masters-related business will have already hit local golf stores.
By Jenna Martin

Movie theater with restaurant now under construction

A new movie theater in the works for Augusta will help keep date night under one roof.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, March 19, 2015

N. Augusta panel OKs plan to redevelop Kmart site

Hours after Kmart officials denied "unsubstantiated rumors" that its North Augusta store is closing, city planning commissioners approved a preliminary site plan Thursday that would do just that ...
By Jenna Martin

Plans for Kroger Marketplace near Grovetown

A Kroger Marketplace is still slated to break ground near Grovetown this year, though the plans no longer include reconfiguring William Few Parkway.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

North Augusta could lose Kmart, gain new retailers

Metro Augusta could lose one of its last two Kmarts, if plans to demolish the North Augusta store on East Martintown Road progress.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hotel bookings, rates on the rise for Masters

Local hotels are filling up fast for this year's Masters Tournament, as room rates that week continue to climb upward.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, March 16, 2015

Unisys finalizes Port Royal lease

Unisys announced that it has finalized a lease to occupy much of the former Fort Discovery space along Riverwalk Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Patients seeking prompt care are fueling industry

Dr. Mark Newton saw a missing link in Augusta's health-care market and the business opportunity it presented. To fill the niche, in 2009 Newton opened his first physician-staffed MedNow ...
By Jenna Martin

Friday, March 13, 2015

Augusta house cleaning companies see busy Masters schedules

Masters Week means more work, but also more business for area house cleaning companies.
By Jenna Martin

Italian chain Fazoli's returning

Macon-based C&P Restaurant Co. has signed an agreement to open six Fazoli's restaurants across Georgia within the next six years, with Augusta being an important part of the plan, said Allen ...
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, March 12, 2015

DDA board gives support for brewpubs

By signing a resolution Thursday in support of state legislation to open up retail avenues for Georgia microbreweries and brewpubs, the DDA board hopes to attract one within downtown's borders.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Crowdfunding campaign a success for downtown tech group

An Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $4,000 for tech hot spot, which will use the money to restore the old Academy of Richmond County on Telfair Street.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Downtown group gathers for First Friday, other topics

First Friday was the topic of conversation among a dozen downtown stakeholders who gathered Tuesday morning to talk about bettering Augusta's central business district.
By Jenna Martin
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