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Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

Center helps SRS retirees with health benefits

The Savannah River Site Retiree Resource Center opened last month in Aiken to assist former site employees preparing and filing benefits-related forms.
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Entrepreneur speaks at Innovation Summit

Brown advised entrepreneurs in the crowd to patent and copyright their ideas, to make sure they choose the right business partners and to keep focus.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Energy tax vote likely to fail

Augusta manufacturers appear headed for a victory over plans to tax them for the energy, as support has waned among commissioners scheduled to vote on the tax.
By Susan McCord

Old Academy of Richmond County to serve innovators

After sitting mostly vacant for 20 years, the old Academy of Richmond County on Telfair Street will soon be revived as a learning institution for innovators.
By Jenna Martin

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

New tax worries manufacturers

A proposed energy excise tax on Augusta manufacturers has executives at two local plants worried the tarrif could hinder each site from landing major projects.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Sales tax free weekend on energy-and water-efficient products ends Sunday

A Georgia sales tax exemption on certain energy- and water-efficent products returns this weekend.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Lamar Building to go on market

The Lamar Building, foreclosed upon this summer, is getting work done to prepare the Broad Street building for the real estate market.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Siri's voice to speak at chamber event

The woman behind virtual assistant Siri will appear onstage Oct. 21 as the featured speaker for an Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce event.

Visitors expected to spend $4 million in October

Visitors to Augusta are expected to spend more than $4 million in October.
By Jenna Martin

AT&T call center closing

The consolidation of customer service operations for AT&T U-Verse video service will result in 80 call center jobs leaving Augusta for other cities in the Southeast.
By Tim Rausch

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Employer summit addresses workplace challenges

A business and employer summit held Tuesday by the Georgia Department of Labor was attended by about 40 staffing and human resources personnel.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

New North Augusta cafe serves crepes

A new crepe cafe in North Augusta budded from the sweet success of a mobile stand set up along Riverwalk Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

TGI Fridays closes doors

The TGI Fridays restaurant on Washington Road served its last meal Sunday.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Preliminary plans call for large Kroger market near Grovetown

Developers are forging ahead with plans of bringing a 35-acre commercial development, anchored by a large-format Kroger supermarket, just off Interstate 20's Grovetown exit.
By Jenna Martin

DSW, HomeGoods to open in October

DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse) and HomeGoods will follow Whole Foods Market as the next new retailers to open in the Washington Crossing shopping center.

NutraSweet to stop making aspartame

The Augusta-based NutraSweet plant will soon stop production of the artificial sweetener aspartame resulting in a massive layoff at the facility by the end of 2014.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Augusta startups making presence felt

Half a dozen startup businesses were on display Wednesday during's "Demo Day," designed to support and promote the city's startup community.
By Jenna Martin

Federal grant awarded for Rockwood infrastructure

A federal grant of more than $1 million has been awarded for infrastructure improvements associated with the new Rockwood pigment plant near the Augusta airport.

Technology town hall meeting to focus on legislative topics

The Technology Association of Georgia will hold a town hall meeting Oct. 8 to focus on issues and policies surrounding emerging technology communities across the state.

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Whole Foods has grand opening

Whole Foods, the new anchor to the Washington Crossing shopping center near Interstate 20, opened Tuesday.
By Jenna Martin

Biz Bits

Leland Malchow was named in Best Lawyers in America 2015, based on a peer-review survey, for personal injury litigation. He is an attorney at Nimmons & Malchow P.C. in Augusta.

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