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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

Ga., SC differ on jobless help

South Carolina is sweetening its incentives to employers to hire the long-term unemployed, nearly doubling the maximum amount of wage reimbursements.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

IT firm CEO named Entrepreneur of the Year

EDTS CEO Charles Johnson became the 31st local businessperson to receive the award, which began in 1989 as the Small Business Person of the Year Award.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Locals design restaurant health score app

What The Health, a mobile app developed by two Augusta residents, aggregates up-to-date food service health inspection scores for about 65,000 restaurants, hospitals, schools and hotels across ...
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Man charged with money laundering

Bennie W. Johnson, vice president of Benchris and Associates, made his first court appearance in connection with his indictment on three counts of money laundering.

Businesses learn about Fort Gordon contracts

Eager small business owners flocked to the Fort Gordon Cyber Center of Excellence on Tuesday hoping to capitalize on upcoming government contract work at the growing military installation.
By Meg Mirshak

Campaign encourages hiring of disabled

ATLANTA - The improving unemployment rate is giving new hope to advocates for people with developmental disabilities, triggering a new campaign to encourage hiring.
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

Buffalo Wild Wings reopens after fire

Buffalo Wild Wings has reopened following a fire last Wednesday that damaged the restaurant.
By Doug Stutsman

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

'Good' and 'Bad' Augusta shows up in rankings

Depending on whom you ask, Augusta is either the best or worst little city in America. From food to recreation and education, you'll find that some consider the Augusta area not so bad after all.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Merchants welcome Small Business Saturday

With having to compete with e-commerce and national retailers during the holiday season, local merchants welcome the spotlight that comes with Small Business Saturday.
By Jenna Martin

Black Friday crowds lighter at many stores

Black Friday crowds were lighter at many local stores, as shoppers headed out on Thanksgiving to take advantage of holiday sales.
By Jenna Martin

Gourmet-breakfast restaurants could open in Augusta

I occassionally get calls (or e-mails) from people who've got franchise concepts and want to put a few locations in Augusta, although they don't have a franchisee yet. The latest one is out of ...
By Tim Rausch

Uncertainty making year-end tax planning difficult

Like in previous years, uncertainty swirling in Congress is making end-of-the-year tax planning more difficult.
By Jenna Martin

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