Stories by Jenna Martin

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Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

Local retailers satisfied with 2014 holiday sales

Early indicators point to a productive holiday season seen by local merchants in 2014, although the jury is still out for big box retailers.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

Big Lots on Wrightsboro Road to close

National discount retailer Big Lots is closing its store at 3232 Wrightsboro Road on Jan. 15.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Tobacco shop owners split on Cuban cigar prospect

Now that U.S. trade and travel restrictions with Cuba have eased, some local tobacco shop owners are excited at the propsect of carrying Cuban cigars in the future.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Dec. 29, 2014

Partridge Inn renovation underway

A $6 million renovation project at The Partridge Inn forges ahead with the new general manager, Bill Mish.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

Shoppers rush to stores on day after Christmas

Whether it be to make returns, use gift cards or take advantage of merchandise mark-dwons, shoppers were out in full force Friday.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

Pub owner David Drakeley dies at 76

David Drakeley provided a home away from home for anyone entering the doors at The Highlander in North Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

The Highlander owner made pub 'homey'

The late David Drakeley, who passed away Sunday, provided a home away from home for anyone entering the doors at The Highlander in North Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Holiday shoppers rush out for last-minute purchases

A dreary Tuesday didn't deter local customers from finishing their last-minute holiday shopping.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Walton Way Gurley's store being demolished

The former Gurley's Supermarket at 1931 Walton Way is being torn down to make the property more marketable for resale.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Traditional toys remain popular Christmas buys

Traditional toys are remaining at the top of Christmas lists despite the rise of high-tech gadgets.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Surrey Center restaurant reopens with new name, concept

Bistro 491 closed in late May so chef and owner Todd Schafer could turn the French-style restaurant into a more modern, casual dining spot. The location reopened last week as Abel Brown Southern ...
By Jenna Martin

Road extension offered to lure company to Augusta

The Augusta Commission approved the construction of a 1-mile extension of Valencia Way if the interested, unidentified industrial company announces its intent on or before Feb. 1 and begins ...
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Movie theater still coming to Village at Riverwatch

Though behind schedule, the curtain has not dropped on plans for a new movie theater in the Village at Riverwatch.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

Shoppers still look to layaway

Making a comeback since the Great Recession, layaway plans are still being offered by many big-box retailers.
By Jenna Martin

Neapolitan Cupcake to close doors next weekend

Neapolitan Cupcake & Gift Shoppe on Pleasant Home Road will serve its last treat Dec. 20.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

DDA treasurer resigns from board

DDA treasurer Sanford Loyd resigned from the board, saying he wants to be more vocal about the city's direction.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

City business expo held Wednesday

The Augusta Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Department held its seventh annual business expo Wednesday at the Boathouse. 
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Merchants discuss parking downtown

Downtown merchants gathered Tuesday to give input on a downtown parking management plan.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

University adds Prompt Care in North Augusta

Signs advertising the new center have been placed in a storefront in Jackson Square at 336 Georgia Ave. The Prompt Care will fill the space left by Men's Refinery BarberSpa.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

Small retailers see bright holiday sales ahead

Area small business owners expect holiday sales to shine bright this year.
By Jenna Martin
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