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Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Augusta lumber mill getting $25 million upgrade

An Augusta lumber mill is getting an equipment upgrade to make on-site operations more efficient.
By Jenna Martin

Elanco expanding Augusta operations

A global animal health products company announced Friday a $100 million investment at its Augusta plant that is expected to create 100 new jobs within the next three years.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

'FlexMex' restaurant opening in Augusta

Atlanta-based "FlexMex" restaurant chain Tin Lizzy's Cantina is opening its first store outside metro Atlanta in March in Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Public meetings on downtown parking set for Dec. 9

Public discussion on a proposed parking management plan that includes metered parking will take place Dec. 9.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

First Unisys job event held, hiring to start this week

Job seekers poured into First Baptist Church of Augusta on Monday hoping for an introduction with global information technology firm Unisys.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Low Country Clothier relocates

Low Country Clothier recently opened a mile away from its old Martinez location but has already expanded its customer base. The new building also houses a church-based software company.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Downtown retail recruitment effort continues

Downtown residents don’t have an issue generating revenue, but it’s where the spending goes that needs addressing, according to a recent study.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Cotton Patch variation to open in Evans

In mid-December, Cotton Patch owner Bryan Mitchell expects to open a restaurant similar to his downtown establishment in Evans.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Early holiday shoppers already crossing off lists

Holiday shoppers are already in stores and hoping to cross off lists by Thanksgiving.
By Jenna Martin

Worker shortage felt by some local builders

As the construction industry continues to climb upward and building demand picks up, an exisiting skilled labor shortage problem for some local builders could soon become exacerbated.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Georgia Bank & Trust celebrates 25 years by giving to charities

The community bank, which opened in August 1989, awarded a collective $25,000 to 10 area charities during a ceremony held Thursday at the bank's Augusta Cotton Exchange branch.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Defense contractors continue to look at Augusta

Nearly a year after the Army announced plans to relocate its Cyber Command headquarters, the metro area continues to attract defense contractors, though it’s hard to peg just how many.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Streetscape project starts at James Brown Boulevard

Four years in the making, a sidewalk beautification project for most of James Brown Boulevard is coming to fruition.
By Jenna Martin

Partridge Inn liquidation sale starts Thursday

A liquidation sale will start Thursday at the historic Partridge Inn to clear the property for an extensive restoration.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Unisys bringing jobs to Augusta

Monday's announcement of a new information technology service center coming to Augusta and bringing 250 initial jobs is another building block in the city's technology industry, according to Mayor ...
By Jenna Martin

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Local job seekers say work hard to come by

Local job seekers are finding it hard to land work, and Georgia's unemployment rate remains highest in the nation.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

DSM building new plant in Augusta

Royal DSM announced Wednesday that a polymer plant will be built next to its existing Augusta facility on Columbia Nitrogen Drive.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Partridge Inn closing Sunday to renovate

The new owners of the Partridge Inn are closing the boutique hotel Sunday for four months as the historic property undergoes a $6 million revamp.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Downtown Augusta gets dry cleaner

The owner of an Augusta dry cleaner has added an Eighth Street location to serve the niche market downtown.
By Jenna Martin

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

Top headlines

Mayor's race historic, controversial

Hardie Davis is still waiting to take office after winning a mayoral race that featured no white candidates and saw one of his opponents drop out the day before the election.
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