Retired Army officer opening Augusta's first craft brewery

Augusta will join Athens, Savannah, Macon, Statesboro and Atlanta in having locally crafted beer when Riverwatch Brewery opens next month.
By Susan McCord

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 financial reform law and the forms themselves have been in the works for more than a year.
By Tim Rausch

Workers pay bigger share of health deductible

Employers are leaving a bigger chunk of the bill for care to workers who use their health insurance, and benefits experts see few signs of this trend slowing.
By Tom Murphy

Farmhaus Burger to anchor new commercial development in Martinez

One of Augusta's most successful restaurateurs is opening a gourmet hamburger joint in Columbia County.
By Steve Crawford

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 Service Center at 1607 Walton Way.
By Tim Rausch

Medac employees love new facility

Medac employees say they appreciates all the additional space the 60,000-square-foot building now provides over their cramped former location off Scott Nixon Memorial Drive in Augusta.
By Mike Rosier

Of Mutual Interest: Many losers, few winners in 3Q mutual fund review

Bond funds offered a modicum of protection last quarter, while stock funds ran into a wall.
By Stan Choe

Business events scheduled for the coming week

Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming week.

Construction roundup

Buildrite Construction; Edward Jones, 156 Univer­sity Parkway, Aiken; renovations, $37,000

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce

Restaurant inspections

Search databases of the latest restaurant inspection reports for Richmond, Columbia and Aiken counties.

Churches to hear presentation on Haiti orphans

Members of several area churches will gather at Gardner Grove Baptist Church to hear about helping the abandoned children of Haiti.
By Lisa Kaylor

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