Stories by Laura Youngs

Monday, Nov. 5, 2007

Furniture makes way for food

On any given afternoon, you can find George Harrison wandering around Ninth and Broad streets between his two restaurants, The Boll Weevil Cafe and Beamie's at the River.
By Laura Youngs

Monday, Oct. 22, 2007

Recipe for family

With the sun low in the sky and an afternoon train meandering down Fifth Street, downtown Augusta has started to quiet as the workday winds down.
By Laura Youngs

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007

Don't get trapped by holiday debt

Summer is barely over. Halloween is still two weeks away. If you haven't already started planning your holiday budget, however, you had better get to it. The gift-giving season is here, and ...
By Laura Youngs

Friday, Oct. 5, 2007

Fresh Market to move, grow

Augusta will see a new, improved and expanded The Fresh Market grocery store by fall 2008.
By Laura Youngs

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007

National Hills Dillard's to close

The Dillard's department store in the National Hills shopping center will shut its doors by January as the plaza gets ready to undergo improvements.
By Laura Youngs

Friday, Sept. 21, 2007

Taylor responds to theft

Auto dealer Ann Taylor said Thursday that she is moving forward after the recent indictment of her corporate secretary, who is charged with embezzling almost $350,000.
By Laura Youngs

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007

Castleberry's restarts today

The Castleberry's Food Co. recall saga might finally be winding down.
By Laura Youngs

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007

Plant set to reopen in fall

Castleberry's Food Co. has begun retraining 425 employees as it prepares for the planned October reopening of its Augusta plant.
By Laura Youngs

Holiday to get brighter

This year's downtown Augusta Christmas celebration will feature a little something extra.
By Laura Youngs

Friday, Sept. 14, 2007

New bank opens in Augusta

Local start-up Savannah River Banking Co. opened its first - albeit temporary - Augusta location Thursday.
By Laura Youngs

Monday, Sept. 10, 2007

A long way from the cotton fields

It's been almost half a century since Joseph Greene got the letter that changed his life. In the late 1950s, having spent his life in the cotton fields, the Emanuel County native applied to ...
By Laura Youngs

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007

Will your savings keep you afloat?

Early last month, Elaine Maldonado's car was totaled in an accident. Fortunately for Ms. Maldonado, she has an emergency fund and was able to buy a used Nissan Maxima for about $7,000 in cash. ...
By Laura Youngs

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007

Plant's future remains hazy

A North Carolina judge has approved the sale of Augusta Tissue Mill to one of its creditors, but the future of the multimillion-dollar plant and its 60 laid-off employees remains unclear.
By Laura Youngs

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007

Center will have hotel, restaurant

A new development under way along Jimmie Dyess Parkway will include a 72-room hotel, stores and an Italian restaurant.
By Laura Youngs

Monday, Sept. 3, 2007

Behind the business

Blasted by Aintryt is a custom sandblasting service based in Augusta.
By Laura Youngs

Monday, Aug 27, 2007

If he builds it, they will buy

It's barely 10 o'clock on a humid August morning. Already, the thermometer is climbing past 90 as construction workers trek through the dry mud and hammer away at one of Keystone Homes' latest ...
By Laura Youngs

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2007

Trade center wins approval

Commissioners approved a proposed multimillion-dollar trade, exhibit and event center Tuesday, but only after four commissioners walked out of the contentious meeting.
By Laura Youngs

Sunday, Aug 19, 2007

Avoid construction problems by researching contractors

When Gemma Burn wanted to remodel her foyer, she hired the contractor who had come recommended by another contractor and had done a wonderful job on her sunroom addition.
By Laura Youngs

Friday, Aug 17, 2007

Board rules firm's agents were at fault

Morgan Stanley has been ordered to pay a Hephzibah man $700,000 in a suit that said the firm's local representatives lost much of his retirement money in risky investing.
By Laura Youngs

Monday, Aug 13, 2007

Tough to copy

Twenty-five years ago, as computers became mainstream, technology wonks were predicting a "paperless society."
By Laura Youngs
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Turkeys taste own medicine

I got up and out of my sickbed so I could write this column because it’s time for the annual Turkey of the Year awards, the highlight of the holiday season.
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