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Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

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

Gander Mountain opens

The retail chain opened its 52,000-square-foot store Tuesday in Martinez, on Mason McKnight Jr. Parkway near the exit from Interstate 20,
By Tim Rausch

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Whole Foods, Gander Mountain open today

Outdoor retailer Gander Mountain and organic grocery store Whole Foods both open their Augusta stores on Tuesday.

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Halloween store pops up in old Sports Authority space

A Halloween costume store opened in Augusta Exchange in the space once occupied by a sports store.

Ironman pumps money into downtown

Revenue pumped into downtown businesses from next weekend's Ironman triathlon has already started to cycle in.
By Jenna Martin

iPhone 6 release brings out early campers

Crowds started gathering at Augusta Mall early Friday morning to be first in line to get the new iPhone 6.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

'Go Downtown' initiative gets mixed reviews

The "Go Downtown" initiative aims to foster a downtown environment that welcomes the college community and creates business for merchants. The event is held every third Thursday of the month ...
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Mother-daughter team invents barrette sold in local Walgreens

The idea that spawned a new hair barrette now carried in Walgreens stores started with a Twitter rant.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

South Augusta to get Wal-Mart grocery

A Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market is under development at the corner of Tobacco and Windsor Spring roads.

Historic warehouse to be turned into downtown apartments

What opened in 1860 as a wagon factory on the corner of Ellis and Ninth streets will soon provide more downtown residential rentals.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Taking ownership of downtown

With new measures in place to curb street violence and illegal vendors, downtown Augusta businesses have pulled together a grassroots movement.
By Wesley Brown

Indian restaurant opens on Washington Road

Curry Hut replaces Thai Jong at 2810 Washington Road in Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Fifth Jersey Mike's to open in west Augusta

Demolition of an old Church's Chicken fast-food restaurant was completed this week at 2823 Washington Road for development of a Jersey Mike's sandwich shop, the fifth in the area.
By Jenna Martin

Hibbett Sports store opening on Gordon Highway

Hibbett Sporting Goods is introducing a second store to serve south Augusta in early October.

Summer home sales reach eight-year high

The number of home sales this summer rebounded to 2,360, just shy of the 2,599 homes that sold in the summer of 2006, according to data from the Greater Augusta Association of Realtors.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

DDA approves low-interest loan for Broad Street redevelopment

The Augusta Downtown Development Authority approved a low-interest loan Thursday to spur redevelopment of a Broad Street lot in the midst of a demolition project.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Augusta restaurateur adding Italian eatery in Martinez

The operator of Kitchen 1454 in Augusta is opening Italian eatery in the former Robolli's in Martinez.
By Jenna Martin

Business and employer summit set for Sept. 30

A business sumit is planned for Sept. 30 to help business owners and managers overcome challenges in the workplace.

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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Grad rates show improvement by local school systems

Graduation rates in both Richmond and Columbia counties followed the statewide trend of slow and steady increases in 2014, although progress in individual schools varied greatly.
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