Stories by Tim Rausch

Halloween pop-up stores cash in on holiday

Horror writers love tales of things coming back to life. This fall, an abandoned video store in Martinez has been resurrected as a Spirit Halloween pop-up shop.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Consultant: Restaurants, apartments fuel for downtown Augusta growth

A consultant believes multifamily residential developments and restaurants from other regional cities are the best bets for Broad Street and the riverfront.
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Evans toy store closing before holiday rush

The owner of the Learning Ex­press Toys store is retiring from retail to spend more time with her family and closing the store Nov. 15.
By Tim Rausch

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

To truly innovate, don't accept defeat, retired general says

Seeking better training methods led retired Brig. Gen. Stewart Rodeheaver down the path toward 3-D-interactive and virtual instruction.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

New mortgage rules could delay closings

The new form merges the HUD-1 Settlement Statement, the Good Faith Estimate and the Truth-in-Lending disclosure form into two new closing forms. The changes stem from the five-year-old Dodd-Fank ...
By Tim Rausch

Scuttlebiz: You can now fill 'er up with electricity on Walton Way

You can now pay your electric bill and fill 'er up. Not with gas, mind you, but with electricity. Georgia Power has opened one of its electric vehicle charging islands at the Augusta Customer ...
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

Walton Way sandwich, donut shop combo opening Monday

A Monday opening is planned for the metro area's third Which Wich Superior Sandwiches location.
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

Innovation Summit returns for third year

A forum for local technology entrepreneurs returns for the third year next week at the Salvation Army Kroc Center.
By Tim Rausch

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Augusta commercial development firm changing name

Blanchard and Calhoun Commercial Corp. will assume the name Southeastern Development Associates on Thursday.
By Tim Rausch

Augusta credit unions plan merge

Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union, headquartered on Davis Road, will merge Thursday with University Health Federal Credit Union.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015

Metro jobless rate declines in August

School employees returning to work from their summer recess helped lower the unemployment rate in the Augusta metro area, the Geor­gia Department of La­bor reported Thursday.
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

Augusta restaurant La Maison on Telfair closing next week

Augusta restaurant La Maison on Telfair will close next week, three weeks after the death of its owner.
By Tim Rausch

Funding for road through Augusta Corporate Park approved

The money from a prior round of special purpose local option sales tax collections should cover much of the 1.5 miles of road, said Walter Sprouse, the executive director of the authority.
By Tim Rausch

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

New restaurant opens on Laney-Walker Boulevard

A new restaurant and catering service opened this week in the Armstrong Galleria Shopping Center on Laney-Walker Boulevard.
By Tim Rausch

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

Some stocks benefit from Wall Street corrections

The stock market correction has been kind to some of the stocks that we track on the local interest list. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was 18,115 three months ago. It started Friday at 16,674, ...
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

Augusta metro area added 1,200 jobs in August

The retail and education job sectors added 500 jobs each, along with smaller additions to state and local government. There was a slight loss in federal government and information jobs.
By Tim Rausch

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015

Tax benefits explained for land preservation

There are property tax benefits to putting land into protection with the CSRA Land Trust, a representative of the organization told the chamber of commerce Tuesday.
By Tim Rausch

Atlanta firm buying WAGT-TV in Augusta

Gray Television Inc., announed that it reached an agreement to buy all the television and radio stations of Schurz Communications Inc. for approximately $442.5 million, including WAGT-TV, which is ...
By Tim Rausch

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

Lab at SRS to use old technology in new way

Emerging technology is a term that brings to mind Silicon Valley or people in white lab coats roaming a MicroGoogleAppleSoft lab.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

Director: National lab at Savannah River Site driven by innovation

A view inside the energy department's national laboratory at the Savannah River Site involves more than trying to figure out how to dispose of nuclear waste.
By Tim Rausch
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