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Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Mixed-use development proposed near Grovetown

A mixed-use project is in the works near Grovetown High School.
By Jenna Martin

Cotton Patch closed for renovations

The Cotton Patch is temporarily closed for renovations and so owners can complete a new restaurant in Evans.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Shopping center renovation nears completion

The transformation of a once idle retail plaza on Washington Road into a lifestyle center is nearing completion.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Sitel to cut 675 Augusta jobs

Tennessee-based Sitel announced Monday that about 675 jobs will be eliminated from the Augusta call center this spring.
By Jenna Martin

Two Augusta Mall stores close

Two fashion apparel retailers for women and teens have shuttered their stores in Augusta Mall.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Inspection closes four motels, part of another

A task force shut down four Augusta motels after a sweep uncovered conditions including blood- and urine-stained mattresses to roaches and bedbugs.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Senior-living developments likely to boom

When it comes to retiree-based development, the idea that "if you build it, they will come" might not be too far from reality.
By Jenna Martin

New Infiniti of Augusta taking shape

A new Infiniti of Augusta dealership is beginning to take shape.
By Jenna Martin

On The Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

Irish pub in downtown Augusta closed

An Irish pub that opened last March on Broad Street has closed.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

Local retailers satisfied with 2014 holiday sales

Early indicators point to a productive holiday season seen by local merchants in 2014, although the jury is still out for big box retailers.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

Big Lots on Wrightsboro Road to close

National discount retailer Big Lots is closing its store at 3232 Wrightsboro Road on Jan. 15.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Tobacco shop owners split on Cuban cigar prospect

Now that U.S. trade and travel restrictions with Cuba have eased, some local tobacco shop owners are excited at the propsect of carrying Cuban cigars in the future.
By Jenna Martin

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Building growth expected to stay strong in 2015

2014 was a strong year for economic growth in the Augusta area, and many of the projects begun last year are expected to open in 2015.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

On The Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

OSHA clears Kellogg's in worker death

The U.S. Department of Labor found this week that south Augusta's Kellogg's bakery committed no violations in the June death of a longtime employee.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

Liquor stores ready for thirsty revelers

Augusta liquor stores have stocked up in anticipation of New Year's Eve sales.
By Doug Stutsman

Twin Peaks opens in Augusta Exchange

Twin Peaks, a sports bar and restaurant, has opened in the former location of Sticky Fingers.

Monday, Dec. 29, 2014

Partridge Inn renovation underway

A $6 million renovation project at The Partridge Inn forges ahead with the new general manager, Bill Mish.
By Jenna Martin

Thrift stores see surge in year-end donations

Between Christmas and New Year's, nonprofit organizations in Augusta say they typically see about a 20 to 25 percent increase in donations to its thrift stores.
By Wesley Brown

Biz Bits

Biz Bits honors people and businesses that get awards, earn certifications or become appointed to civic boards.
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