Stories by Tim Rausch

Friday, Dec. 25, 2015

State calls for adding bus routes

The Georgia Department of Transportation wants the county to add urban routes and bus stops by 2020, likely along Washington, North Belair and Columbia roads.
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

Quad/Graphics to stop production this month

The Wisconsin-based printing company made the shutdown announcement in November, a day after reporting a $552 million quarterly loss to the SEC and its investors.
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

Mega Kroger on pace to open in summer

Despite a wet autumn, developers say a mega Kroger along Interstate 20 near Grovetown is on pace to open in the summer of 2016.
By Tim Rausch

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

Lott defeats Taylor for house seat

Jodi Lott defeated Mack Taylor in Tuesday's runoff election to fill the vacant Georgia House District 122 seat.
By Tim Rausch

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

OSHA fines contractor $23,100 for worker's fatal fall

An Aiken framing contractor was fined $23,100 by the federal Oc­cu­pa­tional Safety and Health Ad­min­­is­tra­tion for a worker's fatal fall at an Evans home ...
By Tim Rausch

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Georgia Regents gets final OK to build Columbia County hospital

The commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Health signed the final order Monday allowing Georgia Regents Medical Center to build a hospital near Grovetown, closing the door for appeals.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Developer planning 360-unit retirement community in Martinez

Bennett Hofford, the owner of Bennett Hofford Construction, is seeking new zoning for 40 acres at 309 Furys Ferry Road for Indigo Hall, a complex involving an assisted care facility, independent ...
By Tim Rausch

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Martinez daycare zoning request withdrawn

Developers of a daycare at the entrance of a Martinez neighborhood are withdrawing their rezoning request to the Columbia County Commission, citing public opinion and a potentially better location.
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Goodwill opening deep discount thrift concept store in Martinez in December

Goodwill Industries is opening a Last Chance! Goodwill location at the former Blockbuster Video store in Decmeber.
By Tim Rausch

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015

CareSouth operations are bought in merger

The deal is done. HealthSouth now owns Augusta-based CareSouth's home health and hospice agency operations.
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

Quad/Graphics plans to close Evans plant this year

Quad/Graphics Inc. says it plans to begin closing plants and taking other steps to cut $100 million in costs.
By Tim Rausch

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

PDQ opening Augusta location in spring

PDQ will soon be building its second location in the Augusta area, near Interstate 20 along Washington Road.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

Affordable Care Act delay for medium-size business to end

The reprieves have run out. Medium-size businesses will be required to offer health insurance to most of its employees in the new year. 
By Tim Rausch

Quarterly earnings reports are mixed bag

Some observations on the companies that have reported quarterly earnings thus far: Revenue was up 6 percent at Automatic Data Processing. It also made $337 million in profit.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Evans company will assist Army research lab

An Evans-based technology company is among the companies that won an $800 million contract to help the U.S. Army Research Labora­tory with advanced warfare development efforts.
By Tim Rausch

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

Road progress used to market industrial park

The Augusta Commission approved a memorandum of understanding to use about $2.5 million from two prior rounds of the special purpose local option sales tax to extend a four-lane road through the ...
By Tim Rausch

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

Drought then flood wipe out crops across South Carolina

A double whammy hit South Carolina farmers this year. Before the hurricane rain flooded large swaths of the state, a doozy of a drought wiped out row crops.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

Wells Fargo closes downtown Augusta branch

For the first time in 48 years, the bank building in downtown Augusta no longer has a bank in it.
By Tim Rausch

Georgia Bank parent reports increase in quarterly profits

Augusta-based Southeastern Bank Finan­­cial Corp. reported net income of $4.8 million, or 72 cents per share, up from $4.3 million, or 65 cents per share, in the third quarter of 2014.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

Metro Augusta jobless rate falls slightly

The jobless rate was 6.3 percent in September, down from 6.5 percent in August, the Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday.
By Tim Rausch
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