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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Job recruitment event for new pigments plant well-attended

An event recruiting workers for a new colorant manufacturing plant under construction in south Augusta drew more than 200 job seekers Thursday within the first hour.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Shoppers like convenience of new North Augusta Wal-Mart

Shoppers welcomed a second Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Augusta on Wednesday, when the 158,000-square-foot store opened at 1041 Edgefield Road.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Woman behind voice of Siri speaks at area event

Atlanta voice-over artist Susan Bennett, whose voice is used for iPhone virtual assitant Siri, spoke during the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Event.
By Jenna Martin

Agency blames pilot in Vein Guys plane crash that killed 5

A reported by the NTSB says pilot fatigue and a lack of aircraft knowledge contributed to a fatal 2013 crash in Thomson.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Halloween shoppers hit stores

At Halloween City, Disney Frozen costumes have been the top seller this year and are sold out. Party City General Manager Bill Haley said even Frozen accessories, including the ...
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Gourmet popcorn business coming to Augusta Exchange

A new gourmet popcorn business, De La Pop Gourmet Popcorn, is popping up soon in Augusta Exchange.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Downtown merchants unsure about parking meter plan

Many downtown merchants are in agreeance that parking poses a problem for business, but they do question whether a current Downtown Development Authority plan that calls for parking meters along ...
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Mediterranean restaurant coming to Augusta

Fast-casual Mediterranean chain, Zoës Kitchen, is the latest addition announced for the Washington Crossing shopping center in Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

ADP spinoff locating in Wells Fargo Building

The dealer services compoany that spun off two weeks ago from Automatic Data Processing is relocating downtown in the Wells Fargo Building.
By Jenna Martin

Layaway programs spread out payments

Shoppers at many major retailers can find layaway programs underway now that will allow them to reserve merchandise and schedule payments over a set period of time.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Former Edgefield car dealer Butch Pendarvis known for entertaining

Butch Pendarvis, the former owner of Pendarvis Chevrolet in Edgefield, passed away Thursday, but is remembered by loved ones as a smart businessman, avid outdoorsman and entertainer.
By Jenna Martin

New senior-living community to break ground next week

A new senior-living facility will break ground Tuesday near Doctors Hospital in Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Holiday hiring in full swing

For many in the retail industry, the old "Christmas is July" adage is not far off from reality.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

Whistleblower speaks at GRU

Whistleblower was a term Cynthia Cooper never contemplated much before she became known as one in 2002 during one of the largest corporate fraud cases in U.S. history.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Entrepreneur speaks at Innovation Summit

Brown advised entrepreneurs in the crowd to patent and copyright their ideas, to make sure they choose the right business partners and to keep focus.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Old Academy of Richmond County to serve innovators

After sitting mostly vacant for 20 years, the old Academy of Richmond County on Telfair Street will soon be revived as a learning institution for innovators.
By Jenna Martin

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

New tax worries manufacturers

A proposed energy excise tax on Augusta manufacturers has executives at two local plants worried the tarrif could hinder each site from landing major projects.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Sales tax free weekend on energy-and water-efficient products ends Sunday

A Georgia sales tax exemption on certain energy- and water-efficent products returns this weekend.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Lamar Building to go on market

The Lamar Building, foreclosed upon this summer, is getting work done to prepare the Broad Street building for the real estate market.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Visitors expected to spend $4 million in October

Visitors to Augusta are expected to spend more than $4 million in October.
By Jenna Martin

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Court rules in probation case

ATLANTA -- The Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision this morning concluding that it is legal for local courts to contract with private companies to supervise offenders on probation for minor ...
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