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Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012

Pawn shop stays in the family

Alan Kortick, the owner of Downtown Pawn Shop at 564 Broad St. took over his grandfather's store in 1990. Kortick's father, Maurice, owned a pawn shop across the street.
By LaTina Emerson

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

Dance companies to present classic, new versions of The Nutcracker

The holidays are right around the corner, and there's no better way to get in the Christmas spirit than watching the classic tale of The Nutcracker.
By LaTina Emerson

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012

Goal is fun during RiverHawks' season

If you're ready for a fast-paced night of sports, food and fun on the ice, head out to the Augusta RiverHawks' first hockey home game of the season on Friday, Nov. 2.
By LaTina Emerson

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012

Symphony Orchestra Augusta welcomes opera singer for Passion's Voice

Music lovers can enjoy a night at the symphony and opera with the Georgia Health Sciences Symphony Series' upcoming concert.
By LaTina Emerson

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

Today's Home: Greene Street

When Christy and Michael Beckham tried to purchase their Greene Street home, there were a half dozen other offers on it. Six months later, it was for sale. They made an offer and got their ...
By LaTina Emerson

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012

Classical works kick off Augusta Choral Society season

The Augusta Choral Society will start its 62nd season with Elegant Simplicity, a concert featuring three classical pieces.
By LaTina Emerson

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012

Credit union CEO works hard

Phyllis Cochran, president and CEO of Augusta VAH Federal Credit Union, started her career as a teller and seven years later advanced to an executive position.
By LaTina Emerson

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012

Development Authority seeks input

The Development Authority of Richmond County is still seeking input for its master plan for Augusta Corporate Park.
By LaTina Emerson

Farewell column is filled with free stuff

People love free stuff, so I'm going to end my column with a list of freebies, from medications to places to find free food on your birthday.
By LaTina Emerson

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012

Soledad O'Brien speaks at diversity summit

CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien spoke of the importance of recognizing diversity at Georgia Health Sciences University's Diversity Summit on Friday.
By LaTina Emerson

Pinch: Layaway fees will be waived

Two retailers are making holiday shopping more affordable for parents this year. Kmart and Sears are waiving their service fee during the holiday layaway season.
By LaTina Emerson

Union offers training for welders

To meet rising demand for welders and pipefitters, Parsons Corp. has worked with the Plumbers & Steamfitters Local No. 150 to offer an 18-week pipe-welding training program.
By LaTina Emerson

Retailers adding workers for holidays

Halloween merchandise has begun to hit the shelves, but Kmart and other retailers are already in the process of hiring for the Christmas shopping season.
By LaTina Emerson

Workers to clean up some weekends

Clean Augusta Downtown Initiative workers will now be on the job some Sundays to ensure downtown Augusta is clean on Monday mornings.
By LaTina Emerson

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012

Wills can include interesting items

Over the years, local probate lawyers have seen their clients leave some interesting assets to loved ones in their last will and testaments.
By LaTina Emerson

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

Museum evaluates Tuskegee mementos

Mementos of a local woman's grandfather, who taught Tuskegee Airmen to fly, are being considered for the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.
By LaTina Emerson

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

Kmart on Washington Road closing Sept. 23

Kmart on Washington Road, which has been liquidating since July, has reached its last two weeks in business.
By LaTina Emerson

Monday, Sept. 10, 2012

Rustic decor store opening soon

Westobou River Trading Co., an interior design and home goods store, is opening Sept. 20 in Augusta.
By LaTina Emerson

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012

Countertop shop owner excited about future

When Bill Phillips wanted a career change, he looked for a business that he could call his own.
By LaTina Emerson

Potential port strike could affect area

The possibility of a strike of the East Coast longshoremen at the Port of Savannah has several area companies bracing for the effects.
By LaTina Emerson
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