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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Whole Foods Market new to Augusta

Augusta has gained a new organic foods grocer in Whole Foods Market.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, April 6, 2015

New restaurants line Washington Road

As traffic flocks to Washington Road during Augusta's busiest week, visitors will be greeted with a number of new dining choices. 
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, April 3, 2015

Masters Week big money generator for Augusta area restaurants

For more in the local restaurant industry, Masters Week is hands down the biggest revenue generator of the year.
By Jenna Martin

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

Prices rising steeply in Augusta for Masters Week

Looking at price hikes in Augusta during Masters Week is similar to taking a crash course in the basic economic principle of supply and demand.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Uber mulls Augusta entry

The possibility of ride-sharing company Uber expanding into the Augusta area looks "promising," a company spokeswoman says.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Augusta-based vodka brand spreading across state

When Yuri Kato set out to build her peach-flavored vodka brand, she had no idea it would take her to Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

'We are Downtown Augusta' billboards to end

The most prominent aspect of the "We are Downtown Augusta" marketing campaign - a 20-foot-tall billboard on John C. Calhoun Expressway - will not be renewed.
By Wesley Brown

April events, excluding Masters, expected to bring $1.7 million in visitor spending

With the exception of the Masters Tournament, April events are expected to generate about $1.7 million for Augusta in direct visitor spending.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Wine, liquor sales begin soaring for Masters Week

At Augusta Liquors - attached to Costco - store manager Brian Etzel estimates business will increase 400 percent between March 30 and April 12.
By Doug Stutsman

Chick-fil-A under construction in south Augusta

Delayed for about a year, a Chick-fil-A in south Augusta is now under construction.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, March 30, 2015

Aiken getting Panera Bread, Starbucks and maybe Chipotle

Two commercial redevelopment projects underway in Aiken will bring a flurry of new business to Whiskey Road, including Panera Bread, Starbucks and possibly, Chipotle.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, March 27, 2015

Car service demand booms during Masters Week

Sporting events bring in the most business for Anthony Jones' local car service company, and Masters Week tops the list.
By Jenna Martin

Tax refund anticipation checks on decline

Although national data shows more Americans looking to defer income tax filing fees, often through costly payment advances, many local preparers say they haven't noticed area taxpayers express ...
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Final Cut store reopening in Augusta

Closed for about a month, the Final Cut outlet store will return in a former furniture store building at Washington and Furys Ferry roads.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Local leaders talk growth

The elected leaders of Augusta-Richmond County, Columbia County and North Augusta reflected on growth Wednesday during Leadership Augusta's "State of the Region" luncheon.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Package store application returns for commission OK

Round 3 of a Tobacco Road standoff between a package store owner and her prospective Hephzibah neighbors goes before the Augusta Commission.
By Susan McCord

Goodwill adding Aiken donation center

Goodwill Industries will open a new donation center in downtown Aiken Thursday.

Single-family homes planned near Augusta National

A sports event management company is seeking to develop land off Berckmans Road, near the Augusta National, after a previous proposal was denied last year.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, March 23, 2015

Light manufacturer will bring 200-plus jobs to Millen

A South Korea-based light manufacturer will create more than 200 jobs and invest about $30 million over the next two years in opening its first North American headquarters in Millen, Ga., ...
By Jenna Martin

Biz Bits

Biz Bits honor people and businesses that receive awards, earn certifications or become appointed to civic boards.
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Raises vary widely for GRU administrators

While there has been an overall 6 percent increase in administrative pay at Georgia Regents University since it was created by consolidation, raises and promotions have caused vastly different ...
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