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Defense contractor plans new Augusta office

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:41 PM
Last updated 8:24 PM
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A Pennsylvania-based information technology and software development firm will be setting up shop in Augusta.

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The Augusta Economic Development Authority announced Tuesday that Sabre Systems Inc. will be opening an office in Enterprise Mill, prompted by the upcoming move of Cyber Command to Fort Gordon.

Sabre Systems, headquartered in Warrington, Penn., has five other offices in Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia. In addition to being a defense contractor, the company has commercial clients, such as ArcelorMittal and Asplundh.

“The Augusta office enables us to continue providing seamless support to existing Army customers and posture us for future growth at Fort Gordon,” said Philip Jaurigue, the president of Sabre Systems.

The announcement said the office will open this summer.

“The recent announcement by the military that the Cyber Command would relocate to Fort Gordon was a game-changer for Augusta, and the Augusta Economic Development Authority decided to be pro-active in the recruitment and assistance of defense contractors to Augusta,” said Henry Ingram, the authority’s chairman.

Founded in 1989, Sabre works in the realm of communications, command, control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and critical infrastructure protection.

Sabre is the second contractor to announce a move to Augusta in the last two months. In June, security firm MacAulay-Brown Inc. opened an office on Wheeler Road.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/22/14 - 02:45 pm
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Bring It On

THAT'S what I'm talking about. We're all gonna be rich.

countyman
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countyman 07/22/14 - 03:08 pm
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Hilarious!!!!

The naysayers can't spin this good news.. The city of Augusta ranked 2nd in the nation for high tech job growth between 2006-2011 and 12th between 2010-2011... The city ranked 10th for midsize cities winning information jobs in 2014 and 35th overall.. High tech is clearly the future of Augusta...

Richmond County continues to support the CSRA despite the constant double standards.. Let's point the finger at Richmond County now and especially the urban core.. The same few people love to point the finger at Richmond County everytime unless the news is positive..

Sabre Systems is the second defense company to be announced within 30 days.. MacAulay-Brown opened a new office in the Augusta Exchange area(Atrium Building off Wheeler road)..

The amount of new white collar jobs in/around the CBD is amazing(Southpoint Media, Augusta Lung Associates, etc)...

The Augusta Economic Development needs to make sure companies relocate to the Tobacco rd/Deans Bridge corridor too.. The urban core, Augusta Exchange, and Jimmie Dyess/Gordon Hwy(between Jimmie Dyess/Harlem) can share the growth..

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Riverman1 07/22/14 - 03:08 pm
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Win-Win Deal

I believe lots of defense contractors will be locating in Richmond County. I also believe most of them will be buying homes in Columbia County. It's a win-win situation for all.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/22/14 - 03:14 pm
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Countyman, can you set the

Countyman, can you set the boundaries for what you call the urban core?

countyman
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countyman 07/22/14 - 03:15 pm
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Spin!!!!!

The locals will already be living here and not looking for houses...

It's funny the company is opening in your imaginary 'East Richmond County' which is so bad according to you and the other few people, but they didn't locate in your beautiful Evans or Martinez..

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corgimom 07/22/14 - 03:21 pm
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Why wouldn't they locate in

Why wouldn't they locate in East Richmond County?

Cheap land and cheap rents. It's a good place to do business, but when it comes to residential living and having good schools for their children, then it's Aiken County or Columbia County, for sure.

It would seem to me that if they are in the Enterprise Mill that North Augusta would be a great place for them to live.

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countyman 07/22/14 - 03:42 pm
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Spin!!!!!

Riverman... The old city limits of Augusta..

Corgimom.. There's no such thing as 'East Richmond County', because East Augusta already exist.. Riverman lives in Columbia County and made up the name in order to mock the use of North Richmond County.

All of the East Augusta area is urban and not similar to South Augusta and the rural South Richmond County. The company is moving into the Enterprise Mill, because similar companies tend to locate in the same area.. Have you ever heard of Wall Street or Silicon Valley?

The CSRA won't be able to reach it's full potential until the biases and double standards come to an end.. Why do you guys continue to believe putting down Richmond County and hyping up the suburban counties is helping the CSRA? I've been saying the CBD and West Augusta are the two best places to attract white collar jobs and the recent announcement only backs up comments..

What residential living in Aiken or Columbia County is better than West Augusta, CBD, Belair/Jimmie Dyess, Summerville, Forest Hills, North Richmond, etc? There's plenty of good schools in Richmond County and the top 2 high schools are in Richmond County.

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Riverman1 07/22/14 - 03:44 pm
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Didn't Mean To Rile Up Countyman

Wow, Countyman, I didn't mean to rile you up so much. Actually, East Richmond County goes from the river to an area I haven't decided where it ends. It's much like North Richmond County. But are you saying this company won't be bringing in outside folks to the CSRA? I was assuming they would and would seek houses in Columbia County, one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, like most do.

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Pops 07/22/14 - 03:53 pm
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I know one thing....

they will have security cameras out the ying-yang watching their parking lot while their employees are inside..........

bdouglas
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bdouglas 07/22/14 - 04:03 pm
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Spin! What's "hilarious" is

Spin! What's "hilarious" is how often the pot calls the kettle black in that regard... I'm pretty sure "East Richmond County" is just as applicable as West, South, North, Northwest, etc. when referring to a general area. I live in West Aiken County. It's lovely there. I work in North Richmond County...or the Medical District...or the CBD if it fit's this week's possible-construction-in-a-few-years announcement.

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seenitB4 07/22/14 - 04:11 pm
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Security cameras

Yep...I can see a boom in that business too.

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countyman 07/22/14 - 04:20 pm
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Facts

Riverman... I can't get riled up, because the comments are too funny...

Bdouglass... Numerous people have used the term North Richmond County and I didn't come up with the term.. The term may not be very common in 2014, but I've never heard of anybody using 'East Richmond County'..

The Holiday Inn Express off Stevens Creek is called the Holiday Inn Express Augusta North..
http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/augusta/agsag/hoteldet...

Please find me one person from Richmond County who uses the term 'East Richmond County'...

Pops
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Pops 07/22/14 - 04:26 pm
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We used to use the term "East Augusta" for years

For example....."Hey Bob.....what happened to your car?"....Bob would reply, "It got stolen but the police found it over in East Augusta off San Bar Ferry Rd.".

bdouglas
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bdouglas 07/22/14 - 04:44 pm
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Well, Countyman(n).. Now it

Well, Countyman(n).. Now it looks like you've heard of two people..

countyman
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countyman 07/22/14 - 04:47 pm
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Two different names!!!

The debate had nothing to do with the term East Augusta.. Please find me one person in RC who uses the term East Richmond County?

And if East Richmond County and East Augusta are the same? Then why do the same few people make sarcastic remarks about East Richmond County when something happens in the CBD or Laney Walker? When did the East Augusta sign move from the corner of East Boundary/Laney Walker Boulevard?

BDouglass.. The poster ''Pops'' doesn't live in Richmond County and he bashes Augusta every single day on here..

bdouglas
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bdouglas 07/22/14 - 04:51 pm
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Well, Countyman(n).. If we

Well, Countyman(n).. If we are consolidated, then East Augusta and East Richmond County are the same thing..

Pops
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Pops 07/22/14 - 05:18 pm
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Lighten up, Francis.......

Just commenting on the news and events......spent WAY more time in Richmond County than you have........pal....

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countyman 07/22/14 - 07:07 pm
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Enterprise Mill

The sarcastic remarks about having security cameras watching the parking lot have nothing to do with the news and events.. The comments are hilarious, because the Enterprise Mill has a waiting list in order to move in.. They already offer private security for the residents who live there..

Rural Sourcing, Southpoint Media, and Sabre Systems have all opened new offices there within the last two years, because of the low crime rate.. Are you familiar with the type of companies located in the Enterprise Mill?
http://www.enterprisemill.com/index.php/Current-Tenants.html

The Sibley Mill/King Mill offers even more potential compared to the successful Enterprise Mill..

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gargoyle 07/22/14 - 07:13 pm
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Yes I've heard East Augusta

Yes I've heard East Augusta referred to as East Richmond County years ago but then again I've paid property tax in Old City Boundaries for over 30 years . With roots that deep might have seen a few things .

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corgimom 07/22/14 - 09:56 pm
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Countyman, if you can call an

Countyman, if you can call an area North Richmond, then the rest of us can call another area East Richmond County.

And I am very familiar with all of Richmond County, and I don't need you to explain to me how it is. It's not necessary.

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corgimom 07/22/14 - 10:00 pm
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"There are plenty of good

"There are plenty of good schools in Richmond County and the top two schools are in Richmond County."

Sure, Countyman, and the education is so terrific that kids can't pass an AP exam, even at the top school.

As for the "plenty of good schools", there are plenty of bad ones, too. You never had a child in a RC school. I have.

If I knew then what I know now, my son never would've set foot in Southside Elementary.

But if the schools are so good, Countyman, why did 3 of its high schools receive Race to the Top funds, because they were so abysmal?

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corgimom 07/22/14 - 10:02 pm
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Numerous people have used the

Numerous people have used the term North Richmond County and I didn't come up with the term..

I searched the AC back to the 1700's and I only got one reference, and that was referring to land north of Washington Rd.

Who are those numerous people, Countyman?

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corgimom 07/22/14 - 10:04 pm
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Do you think that the Holiday

Do you think that the Holiday Express Inn is called North BECAUSE IT"S NORTH OF THE OTHER HOLIDAY EXPRESS INN???

Wait, that would make too much sense!

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countyman 07/22/14 - 10:19 pm
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Corgimom.... Davidson has the

Corgimom.... Davidson has the highest SAT and ACT scores in the entire CSRA...

The school is usually ranked the #1 high school in the state of Georgia and is probably the best middle school too.

The Holiday Inn Express is north of Washington road.. My version of North Richmond County is mainly Riverwatch, Mayo rd, Dennis rd, and parts of Furys Ferry/Stevens Creek.

The growth will bring new schools and change the demographics of existing schools.. Many of the areas in the urban core will continue to gentrify/revitalize and people will start changing the schools for the better..

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seenitB4 07/23/14 - 07:07 am
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huh??

What exactly are you saying with this??

" and change the demographics of existing schools.. Many of the areas in the urban core will continue to gentrify/revitalize and people will start changing the schools for the better.."

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Riverman1 07/23/14 - 07:09 am
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East Richmond County™

See, if you take a compass and a map, you can readily determine there is an East Richmond County. Isn't that how it went?

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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 07/23/14 - 08:45 am
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Switch

Don't make me use this switch!!!!

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itsanotherday1 07/23/14 - 09:19 am
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Yup, draw a line from

Yup, draw a line from approximately the Bobby Jones county line to the Hwy 25 south county line, and you have east and west Richmond counties. Draw a line from the lock and dam to the county line on Gordon highway and you have north and south fairly equally divided. Using accurate criteria to define the boundaries, downtown is in East RC, or North RC, or Northeast quadrant.

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jimmymac 07/23/14 - 10:05 am
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BOUNDARY
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Where does the Augusta city limits end? Does it comprise all of Richmond county? Countyman would have you believe that all the good stuff happening is in Augusta and all the bad stuff is happening somewhere else.

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