Stories by Jenna Martin

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Friday, Aug 21, 2015

Homeownership dips as market attempts to turn around

Homeownership in the second quarter of 2015 dipped to a nearly 50-year low with 63.4 percent of Americans owning a home, according to recent U.S. Census data. 
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

New Gateway Crossing apartments in Augusta sold

The newly completed Gateway Crossing apartment community in west Augusta has new out-of-town owners.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

E-commerce store owner opening clothier on Furys Ferry Road

Due South will open on Aug. 26 that will carry "Southern, preppy" labels for men, women, children and babies.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Aug 17, 2015

Retailers sought as anchor tenants for Crossing phase

The wait for more retail and restaurants at a new section of Mullins Crossing in Evans could soon be coming to an end.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, Aug 14, 2015

Evans Kia dealership has new name, owner

An Evans Kia dealership that changed ownership last month has a new name and will be hiring more staff in coming weeks.
By Jenna Martin

Area businesses preparing for chip-card technology

The Lionel Smith Ltd. store in downtown Aiken is ready for an upcoming migration to new chip-card technology, a measure designed to quell U.S. counterfeit card fraud.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015

Tourist bureau's sign project almost done

Nearly 100 green signs directing motorists and pedestrians to attractions such as Riverwalk Augusta, the Morris Museum of Art and the Au­gusta Convention Center will be erected downtown by ...
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015

SRNS will pay to settle wage discrimination claims

A U.S. Department of Labor audit found that Savannah River Nuclear Solutions allegedly underpaid more than 70 female and black workers from 2009 to 2010.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015

Jersey Mike's franchisees continue expansion plans

A sixth local Jersey Mike's will open Wednesday in North Augusta, and store Nos. 7 and 8 aren't far behind.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Scenes for horror movie being filmed at Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart Cultural Center will be filled with a 60-member film crew this week. They are in Augusta shooting scenes for a small-budget horror flick that is expected to air next year on cable TV.
By Jenna Martin

Saturday, Aug 8, 2015

Downtown redevelopment stalls

When compared to a Chronicle story published in 2011, recent statistics show that the overall revitalization picture downtown has not improved in the past four years.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, Aug 7, 2015

Tax holiday shoppers hit SC stores

North Augusta shoppers didn't waste any time Friday in taking advantage of the sales tax holiday in South Carolina.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015

Tax prep franchise eyes expansion

Local franchisees of a Latino-owned tax preparation and accounting chain are expanding their presence in the area.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015

Retail center planned near Jimmie Dyess Parkway

Development of a commercial strip center near Fort Gordon is expected to start this year.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Aug 3, 2015

Rezoning could bring in German grocer

A commercial rezoning that could bring German discount grocer Lidl to west Augusta crossed the first hurdle Monday after Augusta planning commissioners unamiously approved the request.
By Jenna Martin

Sunday, Aug 2, 2015

Pardon Our Mess: Toppled brick column downtown

Outside the gated parking entrance to the Cotton Patch Jazz & Blues Cafe, 801 Reynolds St., a brick column toppled over.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, July 31, 2015

Back-to-school shoppers head out on tax holiday

The allure of free sales tax was enough to draw soon-to-be Georgia Regents University freshman Tanousha Augustin into Best Buy on Friday for a laptop purchase.
By Jenna Martin

Anna's Linens store closing

Anna's Linens, a home goods store open less than two years in Augusta, is preparing to shutter as part of its company's bankruptcy proceedings.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Alexander Drive rezoning sought for grocer

Augusta planning commissioners will hear a request Monday to rezone property near the intersection of Washington Road and Alexander Drive for a "grocer use."
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Butcher shop returns to Surrey Center

A butcher shop set to open this fall in Surrey Center will be a familiar name for many regular shoppers at the Augusta center.
By Jenna Martin
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