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Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

'FlexMex' restaurant opening in Augusta

Atlanta-based "FlexMex" restaurant chain Tin Lizzy's Cantina is opening its first store outside metro Atlanta in March in Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Alexander Drive to get 252 apartments

An apartment development across from the Village at Riverwatch retail center is expected to break ground in the first half of 2015.
By By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Public meetings on downtown parking set for Dec. 9

Public discussion on a proposed parking management plan that includes metered parking will take place Dec. 9.
By Jenna Martin

Bridgestone giant-tire plant open

GRANITEVILLE — Bridge­stone has been making tires for customers for a couple of months, but on Tuesday its officials marked the opening of their largest manufacturing investment in corporate ...
By Tim Rausch

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

First Unisys job event held, hiring to start this week

Job seekers poured into First Baptist Church of Augusta on Monday hoping for an introduction with global information technology firm Unisys.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Low Country Clothier relocates

Low Country Clothier recently opened a mile away from its old Martinez location but has already expanded its customer base. The new building also houses a church-based software company.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Downtown retail recruitment effort continues

Downtown residents don’t have an issue generating revenue, but it’s where the spending goes that needs addressing, according to a recent study.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Cotton Patch variation to open in Evans

In mid-December, Cotton Patch owner Bryan Mitchell expects to open a restaurant similar to his downtown establishment in Evans.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Marriott hotel plans major renovation

The main tower of the downtown Marriott hotel is getting a multimillion dollar renovation to change its rooms into a style more desirable to Generation X and Y travelers.
By Tim Rausch

Prostitution arrests thwart massage parlor license request

Jason Voulgaris said Tuesday he plans to go before the Augusta Commission next week for a full vote on an application he submitted in July to open "AA Massage."
By Wesley Brown

Unisys to host recruitment event

Georgia's labor department will hold a recruitment fair for Unisys on Monday at Augusta First Baptist Church.

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Early holiday shoppers already crossing off lists

Holiday shoppers are already in stores and hoping to cross off lists by Thanksgiving.
By Jenna Martin

Worker shortage felt by some local builders

As the construction industry continues to climb upward and building demand picks up, an exisiting skilled labor shortage problem for some local builders could soon become exacerbated.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Georgia Bank & Trust celebrates 25 years by giving to charities

The community bank, which opened in August 1989, awarded a collective $25,000 to 10 area charities during a ceremony held Thursday at the bank's Augusta Cotton Exchange branch.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Partridge Inn liquidation sale starts Thursday

Furniture, sinks and televisions are among the items that will be sold during the Partridge Inn liquidation sale.
By Jon-Michael Sullivan

Defense contractors continue to look at Augusta

Nearly a year after the Army announced plans to relocate its Cyber Command headquarters, the metro area continues to attract defense contractors, though it’s hard to peg just how many.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Streetscape project starts at James Brown Boulevard

Four years in the making, a sidewalk beautification project for most of James Brown Boulevard is coming to fruition.
By Jenna Martin

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Partridge Inn liquidation sale starts Thursday

A liquidation sale will start Thursday at the historic Partridge Inn to clear the property for an extensive restoration.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Commission to vote on request for members to do business with city

The amendment allows the commission to waive, through a majority vote, the city's prohibition against city officials transacting city business, directly or indirectly.
By Susan McCord

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