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Monday, Dec. 29, 2014

Unisys recruitment set for Jan. 6

The Georgia Department of Labor will host another customized recruitment day for Unisys on Jan. 6 to fill positions for the company's new Augusta facility.

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

Shoppers rush to stores on day after Christmas

Whether it be to make returns, use gift cards or take advantage of merchandise mark-dwons, shoppers were out in full force Friday.
By Jenna Martin

On The Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

Business was booming in 2014

The biggest business stories of 2014 went from new life for an old hotel to an outlet mall that never came and new companies that will bring lots of jobs or transform entire shopping centers.
By Jenna Martin and Tim Rausch

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

Augusta unemployment rate drops to 6.6 percent

The Metro Augusta unemployment rate for November was 6.6 percent, down from the month before, the Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday.

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

Pub owner David Drakeley dies at 76

David Drakeley provided a home away from home for anyone entering the doors at The Highlander in North Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

The Highlander owner made pub 'homey'

The late David Drakeley, who passed away Sunday, provided a home away from home for anyone entering the doors at The Highlander in North Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Holiday shoppers rush out for last-minute purchases

A dreary Tuesday didn't deter local customers from finishing their last-minute holiday shopping.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Walton Way Gurley's store being demolished

The former Gurley's Supermarket at 1931 Walton Way is being torn down to make the property more marketable for resale.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Traditional toys remain popular Christmas buys

Traditional toys are remaining at the top of Christmas lists despite the rise of high-tech gadgets.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Surrey Center restaurant reopens with new name, concept

Bistro 491 closed in late May so chef and owner Todd Schafer could turn the French-style restaurant into a more modern, casual dining spot. The location reopened last week as Abel Brown Southern ...
By Jenna Martin

Road extension offered to lure company to Augusta

The Augusta Commission approved the construction of a 1-mile extension of Valencia Way if the interested, unidentified industrial company announces its intent on or before Feb. 1 and begins ...
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Movie theater still coming to Village at Riverwatch

Though behind schedule, the curtain has not dropped on plans for a new movie theater in the Village at Riverwatch.
By Jenna Martin

Krispy Kreme opens in south Augusta

Krispy Kreme opened Tuesday on Peach Orchard Road in south Augusta.

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Mellow Mushroom opens Aiken restaurant

A Mellow Mushroom pizza restaurant is now open in the former pub site in The Alley in Aiken.

1-year delay possible at Plant Vogtle, watchdog says

Finishing two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle might take a year longer than expected, a government monitor said in testimony, possibly costing hundreds of millions of dollars.
By Ray Henry

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Families flock to holiday tree farms

Kathy Medcalfe breathed in the fresh smell of Christmas trees Wednesday while the pros - her two young sons - cut down the tree that would soon light up their home. "I love that smell," she said ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

Shoppers still look to layaway

Making a comeback since the Great Recession, layaway plans are still being offered by many big-box retailers.
By Jenna Martin

Neapolitan Cupcake to close doors next weekend

Neapolitan Cupcake & Gift Shoppe on Pleasant Home Road will serve its last treat Dec. 20.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

DDA treasurer resigns from board

DDA treasurer Sanford Loyd resigned from the board, saying he wants to be more vocal about the city's direction.
By Jenna Martin

Biz Bits

Biz Bits honors people and businesses that get awards, earn certifications or become appointed to civic boards.
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Allen has hometown swearing-in

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen returned home to Augusta on Thursday for a ceremonial swearing-in, a platform he used to update his top priorities for his first term in Congress.
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