Stories by Tim Rausch

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Mall has plans to handle traffic

The Augusta Mall is implementing its holiday traffic management plan for this weekend.
By Tim Rausch

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Bridgestone giant-tire plant open

GRANITEVILLE — Bridge­stone has been making tires for customers for a couple of months, but on Tuesday its officials marked the opening of their largest manufacturing investment in corporate ...
By Tim Rausch

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Influx of IT firms could aid economy

New technology work could push Augusta's information job sector to a peak not seen in seven years.
By Tim Rausch

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Marriott hotel plans major renovation

The main tower of the downtown Marriott hotel is getting a multimillion dollar renovation to change its rooms into a style more desirable to Generation X and Y travelers.
By Tim Rausch

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

Georgia Bank & Trust consolidates broker operations

Georgia Bank & Trust consolidated its broker operations into one office in the Augusta Corporate Center.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Unisys begins hiring for Augusta IT center

City and company officials laid out plans Thursday to begin staffing the 700-person IT center that was announced Monday.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Georgia Bank & Trust owner has $4.4 million quarterly profit

Southeastern Bank Financial Corp. reported Friday its third quarter earnings were $4.4 million, or 65 cents per share, higher than the year-ago period of $4.2 million, or 63 cents per share.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Companies enjoying lower fuel prices

The smiles at Martina’s Flowers & Gifts are getting as big as those of the recipients of the bouquets it delivers each day. When prices go down at the gas pump, so do the costs of doing ...
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Augusta jobless rate declines

Metro Augusta’s unemployment rate was 7.3 percent in September, down from 8 percent in August, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

First Bank of Georgia owner posts $1.3 million third-quarter profit

The parent company of First Bank of Georgia reported Wednesday a third-quarter profit of $1.3 million.
By Tim Rausch

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

New Barney's Pharmacy will take over old KFC building

A building that once served up Kentucky Fried Chicken will become a pharmacy where Goodwill Industries students can intern.
By Tim Rausch

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Pharmacies push medication synchronization

It is an attempt by pharmacies to get customers to come in once to get all of their prescription drugs, hailed as a time-saving and money-saving opportunity. Beyond the money, the synchronization ...
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Huntsman starts to hire for Augusta plant

The Georgia Department of Labor said Wednesday that it will aid Huntsman Pigments recruit about 100 workers for its new manufacturing facility.
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

AT&T call center closing

The consolidation of customer service operations for AT&T U-Verse video service will result in 80 call center jobs leaving Augusta for other cities in the Southeast.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Use Social Security to maximize retirement

Not everyone has a grand nest egg sitting around for retirement, so Social Security is going to be the primary income for many Americans.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Augusta unemployment unchanged at 8 percent

Metro Augusta's unemployment rate stayed at 8 percent in August, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.
By Tim Rausch

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Gander Mountain opens

The retail chain opened its 52,000-square-foot store Tuesday in Martinez, on Mason McKnight Jr. Parkway near the exit from Interstate 20,
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Augusta's employment numbers improve in August

The Labor Department reported Thursday that there were 221,700 jobs in the six-county Augusta area. Gains were seen in health, education and hospitality, offsetting a loss of jobs in professional ...
By Tim Rausch

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

September tourist spending expected to near $9 million

The combination of cyber network discussions, triathletes competing and a downtown international festival will generate $8.97 million in direct visitor spending.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Augusta jobless rate worsens

Metro Augusta's unemployment rate increased to 8 percent in July, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.
By Tim Rausch
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