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Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Police want biker bar closed

Local police want to shut down a Gordon Highway biker bar for allowing drug trafficking after a large quantity of marijuana "packaged for sale" and methamphetamine were found there.
By Susan McCord

Boat sales continue rebound from recession

New powerboat sales grew by an estimated 7 percent to 8 percent in 2014. Last year, revenue jumped by 10 percent at Augusta Marine.
By Jenna Martin

On The Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

Plans proceed to add apartments on Broad Street

Plans to construct apartments in place of a Broad Street building ravaged by fire in early 2014 and later demolished are proceeding.
By Jenna Martin

Partridge Inn job fair seeks employees

The Partridge Inn is looking for additional hospitality workers to join its staff and will hold a job fair Feb. 13.

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

Downtown boutique to add production area

The owners of a new downtown accessories boutique on Broad Street plan to soon kickstart in-house production of their merchandise.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Elanco's Augusta site expansion in full swing

Elanco is actively hiring as the Augusta production facility on Lovers Lane undergoes a major expansion.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Children's prompt care opens in Augusta

A local pediatrician has opened a children's prompt care center on Walton Way in Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Former Denver mayor to speak at upcoming Augusta chamber event

Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb will serve as the guest speaker during the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting on Feb. 26.

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Day planner

Thursday: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Executive Morning Mixer; 7:30 a.m.; Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; free for members, $25 for nonmembers, (706) 821-1318

Production winding down at NutraSweet

Production is winding down at the NutraSweet plant in Augusta. Only about 15 percent of its workforce will remain at the facility past mid-March.
By Jenna Martin

Restaurateurs in metro Augusta find challenges in market

High food costs, chain competition and staffing difficulties are among the issues seen by local restaurateurs.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Super Bowl brings big business to area restaurants

The big game on Sunday is expected to drum up big sales this weekend at local restaurants.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

New Walmart market open

The area's second Wal-Mart grocer-style store opened Wednesday on South Belair Road in Martinez.
By Jenna Martin

Economic breakfast: Augusta tops in job growth

In its annual economic breakfast, Georgia Regents economist said Augusta was the fastest growing metro in Georgia last year in jobs.
By Tim Rausch

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Barber and golf businesses heading downtown

The Men's Refinery BarberSpa and The Inside Drive are expected to open downtown by early March.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Augusta Mall loses Coach store

Luxury fashion retailer Coach closed Saturday at Augusta Mall.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Edgefield distillery gaining share of local market

Carolina Moon Distillery in Edgefield is in expansion mode after just one year in business.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

'Throwback' hip-hop replaces rock on 95.5 FM

Listeners accustomed to hearing rock music on 95.5 FM will now pick up hip-hop songs from past decades.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Evans tapas bar has closed

The Retreat Tapas Bar in Evans has closed.

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