Stories by Jenna Martin

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Production winding down at NutraSweet

Production is winding down at the NutraSweet plant in Augusta. Only about 15 percent of its workforce will remain at the facility past mid-March.
By Jenna Martin

Restaurateurs in metro Augusta find challenges in market

High food costs, chain competition and staffing difficulties are among the issues seen by local restaurateurs.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Super Bowl brings big business to area restaurants

The big game on Sunday is expected to drum up big sales this weekend at local restaurants.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

New Walmart market open

The area's second Wal-Mart grocer-style store opened Wednesday on South Belair Road in Martinez.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Barber and golf businesses heading downtown

The Men's Refinery BarberSpa and The Inside Drive are expected to open downtown by early March.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Augusta Mall loses Coach store

Luxury fashion retailer Coach closed Saturday at Augusta Mall.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Edgefield distillery gaining share of local market

Carolina Moon Distillery in Edgefield is in expansion mode after just one year in business.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

'Throwback' hip-hop replaces rock on 95.5 FM

Listeners accustomed to hearing rock music on 95.5 FM will now pick up hip-hop songs from past decades.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Renovations to start soon for new 'FlexMex' restaurant

Renovation work is starting soon at the former Roadrunner Cafe on Washington Road for a new Tin Lizzy's Cantina.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

JB Whites condos about half sold

Finished for nearly three years, the JB Whites Building is approaching the halfway point in condominium sales.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Partridge Inn approved for Hilton brand affiliation

The Partridge Inn, in the midst of a major renovation, is on the fast-track for affiliation with a new Hilton boutique-style brand.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Home sales driving Augusta's mortgage market

Local mortgage professionals say that home purchases, and not refinances, are now driving the mortgage market in metro Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Unisys starts Augusta operations next week

Unisys continues to rev up its local workforce, with operations to start next week.
By Jenna Martin

Cybersecurity contractor opens center

Maryland-based Chiron Technology Services has opened a cybersecurity development center in Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Sitel adding jobs in wake of layoff notice

Just days after announcing a massive layoff at its Augusta call center, Sitel is looking to hire about 250 temp employees to work on a short-term project in February.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Mixed-use development proposed near Grovetown

A mixed-use project is in the works near Grovetown High School.
By Jenna Martin

Cotton Patch closed for renovations

The Cotton Patch is temporarily closed for renovations and so owners can complete a new restaurant in Evans.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Shopping center renovation nears completion

The transformation of a once idle retail plaza on Washington Road into a lifestyle center is nearing completion.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Sitel to cut 675 Augusta jobs

Tennessee-based Sitel announced Monday that about 675 jobs will be eliminated from the Augusta call center this spring.
By Jenna Martin

Two Augusta Mall stores close

Two fashion apparel retailers for women and teens have shuttered their stores in Augusta Mall.
By Jenna Martin
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2014 City salaries rose slightly

The salaries of Augusta-Richmond County employees remained relatively flat over the past year, but some people got big raises. Average full-time pay increased by 1.4 percent to $38,949.19.
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