Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Traditional toys remain popular Christmas buys

Traditional toys are remaining at the top of Christmas lists despite the rise of high-tech gadgets.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Surrey Center restaurant reopens with new name, concept

Bistro 491 closed in late May so chef and owner Todd Schafer could turn the French-style restaurant into a more modern, casual dining spot. The location reopened last week as Abel Brown Southern ...
By Jenna Martin

Road extension offered to lure company to Augusta

The Augusta Commission approved the construction of a 1-mile extension of Valencia Way if the interested, unidentified industrial company announces its intent on or before Feb. 1 and begins ...
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Movie theater still coming to Village at Riverwatch

Though behind schedule, the curtain has not dropped on plans for a new movie theater in the Village at Riverwatch.
By Jenna Martin

Krispy Kreme opens in south Augusta

Krispy Kreme opened Tuesday on Peach Orchard Road in south Augusta.

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Mellow Mushroom opens Aiken restaurant

A Mellow Mushroom pizza restaurant is now open in the former pub site in The Alley in Aiken.

1-year delay possible at Plant Vogtle, watchdog says

Finishing two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle might take a year longer than expected, a government monitor said in testimony, possibly costing hundreds of millions of dollars.
By Ray Henry

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Families flock to holiday tree farms

Kathy Medcalfe breathed in the fresh smell of Christmas trees Wednesday while the pros - her two young sons - cut down the tree that would soon light up their home. "I love that smell," she said ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

Shoppers still look to layaway

Making a comeback since the Great Recession, layaway plans are still being offered by many big-box retailers.
By Jenna Martin

Neapolitan Cupcake to close doors next weekend

Neapolitan Cupcake & Gift Shoppe on Pleasant Home Road will serve its last treat Dec. 20.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

DDA treasurer resigns from board

DDA treasurer Sanford Loyd resigned from the board, saying he wants to be more vocal about the city's direction.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

City business expo held Wednesday

The Augusta Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Department held its seventh annual business expo Wednesday at the Boathouse. 
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Merchants discuss parking downtown

Downtown merchants gathered Tuesday to give input on a downtown parking management plan.
By Jenna Martin

New Zaxby's in Augusta opening Monday

A new Zaxby's at 3680 Wheeler Road near Doctors Hospital is scheduled to open Monday.

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

University adds Prompt Care in North Augusta

Signs advertising the new center have been placed in a storefront in Jackson Square at 336 Georgia Ave. The Prompt Care will fill the space left by Men's Refinery BarberSpa.
By Jenna Martin

University to manage Sandersville hospital

University Hospital will help manage the Washington County Regional Medical Center even as it continues to increase its geographic spread across the area.
By Tom Corwin

LED sign repairs increase in winter

After a steady October and November, one Augusta businessman is preparing for the heart of winter, in which long cold snaps are known to darken LED bulbs.
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

Small retailers see bright holiday sales ahead

Area small business owners expect holiday sales to shine bright this year.
By Jenna Martin

Georgia-Carolina Bancshares shareholders approve acquisition

One of Augusta's oldest locally owned banks will belong to an expanding Atlanta-based financial institution in January.
By Tim Rausch

P&G closing Augusta plant

Procter & Gamble announced Friday that its Augusta plant will shut down entirely within the next 12 to 18 months.
By Jenna Martin

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More Americans traveling this holiday season

You might want to get a head start to Grandma's house this year. It appears more Americans - 98.6 million - will be traveling this holiday season than ever.
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