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Friday, June 26, 2015

Kayak rentals a hot business this summer

Activity at Savannah Rapids Kayak Rental has been so busy this summer that the business owners are doing something unthinkable: calling the competition.
By Jenna Martin

Day Planner

Tuesday: Georgia Chamber of Commerce Regional Power Lunch; 11:30 a.m.; Legend's Club, 2701 Washington Road, Augusta; free; (404) 223-2269

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Port Royal building exterior work raises concern

About 10 residents at River Place Condominiums attended the Augusta Historic Preservation Commission with concerns about exterior design changes proposed to the lower portion of the Port Royal ...
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

New downtown restaurant opening soon

Solé Augusta, a new sushi restaurant and tapas bar, is days away from opening at 1033 Broad St.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Air-conditioning service calls rise as temperatures climb

During the summer, Kenny Gilreath works nonstop, sometimes taking as many as 14 calls a day and staying out until midnight to fix residential and commercial units.
By Wesley Brown

Hot weather affects businesses in Augusta

While some Augusta businesses are suffering in the recent wave of extreme heat, others benefit.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, June 22, 2015

TakoSushi owner at work on new bodega

Bodega Ultima at Surrey Center will pull dishes from Mediterranean countries including Italy, Spain, France, Israel and Turkey, restaurateur Kevin Goldsmith said.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, June 19, 2015

Metro Augusta stores seeing Father's Day business

Foot traffic is picking up in metro Augusta stores as shoppers make last-minute Father's Day purchases.
By Jenna Martin

On The Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

Local sons follow father's footsteps

Sons following in their father's footsteps is a time-honored way to select a career. Although, it is not always the first choice.
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Owners decide to close downtown landmark

Known for its fried chicken salad, turkey pot pie and "Hot Bubble" sandwiches, Sixth at Watkins will close June 26 as the sisters ease into retirement. 
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

MOX needs $1 billion yearly, leader says

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said that Savannah River Site's mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility and other related processes need more than $1 billion annually to complete construction.
By Meg Mirshak

North Augusta, business settle zoning dispute

Attorneys representing North Augusta reached a settlement with Wyndham Enterprises in a longtime zoning dispute over potential fireworks sales Tuesday, but refused to give details or say how much ...
By Mike Rosier

Monday, June 15, 2015

Billboard owner 4 years behind on lease at airport

The owner of a small, local billboard company is more than four years behind on lease payments to Daniel Field, and the airport's commission agreed to renew the lease.
By Meg Mirshak

Planet Fitness is coming to Bobby Jones Expressway

The 20,000 square foot health club will open at 216 Bobby Jones Expressway in July.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Recapitalization of West Lake spurs improvements

After West Lake Country Club was recapitalized by Concert Golf Partners in April, work on $1.5 million in capital projects began.
By Scott Rouch

On The Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

STEM workforce still sees fewer women

As jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields continue to grow the number of women represented in the STEM workforce still trails across many sectors.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, June 11, 2015

DDA supports new arena

A month after listening to a presentation on a new event arena downtown, Augusta DDA members officially gave support for the project during their regular meeting.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Summerville apartments getting makeover

A colorful Summerville apartment complex behind Georgia Regents University is getting a makeover.
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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Commissioners leaning toward not funding groups

Commissioners have stressed needs over wants in the new package after the first SPLOST 7 referendum failed last year, and despite impassioned presentations Tuesday, leaders did not change their minds.
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