Many shoppers looking to save

Local consignment and thrift stores are continuing to see a boom in business in the recession's aftermath.
By Jenna Martin

Unions back drilling boom

PITTSBURGH - After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some trade workers and union members say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.
By Kevin Begos

General Mills scraps policy on public's right to sue

NEW YORK - General Mills is scrapping a controversial plan to strip consumers of their right to sue the food company

Your Money: Don't fall prey to springtime scams

The Better Business Bureau has some steps you need to take before paying someone new to do work on your home.
By Kelvin Collins

Aereo CEO speaks on future of company, industry

NEW YORK - The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court this week.
By Anick Jesdanun

Rehab center planned for Augusta

Property at 511 Plesant Home Road in Augusta has been cleared to make way for a state-of-the-art health and rehabilitation center.
By Jenna Martin

First Community Bank owner posts $862,000 profit

First Community Bank, which entered the Augusta market in February through the acquisition of Savannah River Banking Co., reported first quarter net income of $862,000.

Zelnak to retire from Martin Marietta board

Aiken native Stephen Zelnak Jr. announced Thursday that he will be retiring as chairman of the board of Martin Marietta Materials Inc. in May.
By Tim Rausch

Augusta gained 700 jobs in March

The Augusta metro area gained 700 jobs in March and saw a reduction in intial claims for unemployment.
By Tim Rausch
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Restaurant inspections

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

Biz Bits

Marion Hester received the Masters Award-Emerald Level from Century 21 Real Estate Corp. for 2013. She is an agent for Century 21 Larry Miller Realty.

On the Move

James Painter is partner at Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC. Before forming Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC, he was a partner with Hull Barrett PC in Augusta for 11 years. He has 20 years' experience as a lawyer.

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Meth use on rise in Richmond County

Production of meth, a highly addictive drug made from household cold medicine, batteries, drain cleaner, brake fluid and other harmful chemicals, increased in recent years when the shake-and-bake ...
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