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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

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Domestic oil production prompts business to expand

Carolina CoverTech broke ground Wednesday on its $1 million expansion.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Augusta adds jobs in July

Summer seasonal layoffs in the Augusta metro area were offset by additional construction and business services jobs in July.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Ownership of Rockwood plant not settled

Huntsman said in its earnings report the other day that it is still waiting for the European Union to sign off on its acquisition of Rockwood's pigment division.
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

First Bank parent reports $963,000 profit

The parent company of First Bank of Georgia reported Wednesday a second-quarter profit of $963,000, which would have been higher except for charges related to a pending merger. 
By Tim Rausch

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

UGA helps spur small business growth

Dr. Geoffrey Sheen's Augusta dental implant lab would not have 18 employees on its way to 50 without the free advice of a University of Georgia program.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, July 25, 2014

Georgia Bank & Trust parent earns $4 million

Southeastern Bank Financial Corp. reported Friday its second quarter earnings of $4 million, or 60 cents per share, matching the profit shown in the second quarter of 2013.
By Tim Rausch

Augusta's Jobs: By the numbers

Five years after the recession ended, government-supplied employment statistics indicate that the overall job scene is better than when the recession started. 
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Augusta unemployment rate rises

Metro Augusta's unemployment rate increased to 7.4 percent in June, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.
By Tim Rausch

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Defense contractor plans new Augusta office

A Pennsylvania-based information technology and software development firm will be setting up shop in Augusta.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Augusta metro loses 2,000 jobs in June

Shedding of hospitality and state government jobs in June resulted in a net decline of 2,000 jobs for the Augusta metro area, Georgia's labor department reported Thursday.
By Tim Rausch
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2014 City salaries rose slightly

The salaries of Augusta-Richmond County employees remained relatively flat over the past year, but some people got big raises. Average full-time pay increased by 1.4 percent to $38,949.19.
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