Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

Scuttlebiz: Teamwork helps businesses, hurricane evacuees

A lot of companies these days refer to employees as "team members." At Carolina Cover­Tech in North Augus­ta, that ain't just lip service.
By Damon Cline

Carolina CoverTech weathers changing markets

When energy prices went through the roof a few years ago, domestic oil and gas exploration shifted into overdrive.
By Damon Cline

Shopgirl: Relationships focus of dating app's redesign

There's truly something for everyone nowadays when it comes to dating apps or websites, and dating app Hinge has added yet another "flavor" with its latest relaunch focused on relationships, and ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

Scuttlebiz: MOX project is too far along to abandon

The administration has stymied a nuclear waste plan that has taken billions and years.
By Damon Cline

More kids get mobile devices at young age

For most parents, it's no longer a matter of if your child will get a cellphone, but when.
By Damon Cline

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Manufacturing job loss has benefits for nation

I think most people know the manufacturing industry has suffered. But how much, and what are the causes?
By Simon Medcalfe

Scuttlebiz: Community prepares for cyber savvy education

If you want to be a doctor, it's obvious which institution in this town "owns" medical education. If you want to be a welder, you know where to go for technical education. And if you want to be a ...
By Damon Cline

Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

Sibley Mill renovations underway

In about four months, workers will have converted the 19th century warehouse into class A office space for Augusta-based IT firm EDTS and classrooms for UMBC Training Centers, a Maryland-based ...
By Damon Cline

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

Investment group signs deal to train cyber-security professionals

Cape Augusta LLC, the company redeveloping the 136-year-old textile mill into a urban tech hub called Augusta Cyberworks, said it has formed a joint venture with UMBC Training Centers LLC to ...
By Damon Cline

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

Augusta expected to see increase in senior population

Modern lifestyles and medical advances have stretched life expectancies to the point where millions will outlive their ability to live independently – and often their money.
By Damon Cline

Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

Scuttlebiz: Everybody has to be somewhere, but not the CSRA

Every community seems to feel it needs a fancy name or abbreviation to put us on the map. Ours used to be CSRA.
By Damon Cline

Monday, Sept. 19, 2016

Mastermind opens location in Martinez

Atlanta-based Mastermind Escape Games has developed its newest "escape room" on Washington Road in Martinez to offer families, friends and corporate groups the chance to bust out of one of four ...
By Damon Cline

North Augusta Ryan's buffet closes

The Ryan's restaurant chain is pulling out of the Augusta market entirely, closing its North Augusta site.
By Damon Cline

Gas shortages popping up

Lines formed at some gas stations Monday morning as Augustans found themselves on a hunt for fuel.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

Scuttlebiz: Georgia manufacturers need confidence

Georgia's manufacturing industry employs hundreds of thousands of workers but doesn't seem to realize its power.
By Damon Cline

Public or private, golf courses look for ways to grow

With mounting debt, declining membership and a reputation some considered staid, stale and stodgy, West Lake Country Club's days as a viable business appeared to be numbered as it entered its ...
By Damon Cline

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016

Wal-Mart, Kroger start offering service

Pushing around a grocery cart with her 8-year-old son in tow was not something Jennifer Speer wanted to do Thursday morning. Thanks to Kroger's new online grocery ordering service, ClickList, she ...
By Damon Cline

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016

Barnwell company creates backpacks for shooting response

The CARR (Concealed Armor Ra­pid Response) Pack includes a spot in the front and back for body armor, along with storage for extra ammo and medical kits.
By Jonathan Vickery

Biz Bits

LORI CEFUS Award/honor: Has received the National Association of Federal Credit Unions' certified risk manager designation. Cefus is compliance manager for SRP Federal Credit Union.

When marketing our area, golf balls get little visibility

Hiding our light under a bushel -- or in a golf bag or pond -- does poorly to market our area's economic development, planners have found.
By Damon Cline

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Augusta VA supervisor sentenced to prison
In what the judge called a "tragic case," a former Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center supervisor was sentenced Thursday to 27 months in federal prison for making false statements in medical files.