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Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Local nonprofits receive grants

The executive director for the Southeastern Firefighters' Burn Foundation accepted one of 21 $1,000 grants from Wells Fargo at its annual Day of Giving breakfast.
By Lisa Kaylor

Shoppers like convenience of new North Augusta Wal-Mart

Shoppers welcomed a second Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Augusta on Wednesday, when the 158,000-square-foot store opened at 1041 Edgefield Road.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Woman behind voice of Siri speaks at area event

Atlanta voice-over artist Susan Bennett, whose voice is used for iPhone virtual assitant Siri, spoke during the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Event.
By Jenna Martin

Columbia County commission approves rezoning for Kroger Marketplace

Columbia County commissioners gave their approval to rezone 23 acres near Lewiston Road and William Few Parkway for a new retail development anchored by a Kroger Marketplace.
By Steve Crawford and Valerie Rowell

Kimberly-Clark reports $562 million Q3 profit

Kimberly-Clark Corp. reported that its quarterly earnings increased 2.9 percent, but it will also cut about 1,300 jobs to reduce costs related to the spin off of a healthcare unit.

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

New Barney's Pharmacy will take over old KFC building

A building that once served up Kentucky Fried Chicken will become a pharmacy where Goodwill Industries students can intern.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Halloween shoppers hit stores

At Halloween City, Disney Frozen costumes have been the top seller this year and are sold out. Party City General Manager Bill Haley said even Frozen accessories, including the ...
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Gourmet popcorn business coming to Augusta Exchange

A new gourmet popcorn business, De La Pop Gourmet Popcorn, is popping up soon in Augusta Exchange.
By Jenna Martin

North Augusta Wal-Mart to open Wednesday

North Augusta's second Wal-Mart Supercenter will open Wednesday on Edgefield Road.

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Downtown merchants unsure about parking meter plan

Many downtown merchants are in agreeance that parking poses a problem for business, but they do question whether a current Downtown Development Authority plan that calls for parking meters along ...
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Mediterranean restaurant coming to Augusta

Fast-casual Mediterranean chain, Zoës Kitchen, is the latest addition announced for the Washington Crossing shopping center in Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

ADP spinoff locating in Wells Fargo Building

The dealer services compoany that spun off two weeks ago from Automatic Data Processing is relocating downtown in the Wells Fargo Building.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Former Edgefield car dealer Butch Pendarvis known for entertaining

Butch Pendarvis, the former owner of Pendarvis Chevrolet in Edgefield, passed away Thursday, but is remembered by loved ones as a smart businessman, avid outdoorsman and entertainer.
By Jenna Martin

New senior-living community to break ground next week

A new senior-living facility will break ground Tuesday near Doctors Hospital in Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Holiday hiring in full swing

For many in the retail industry, the old "Christmas is July" adage is not far off from reality.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

Whistleblower speaks at GRU

Whistleblower was a term Cynthia Cooper never contemplated much before she became known as one in 2002 during one of the largest corporate fraud cases in U.S. history.
By Jenna Martin

Center helps SRS retirees with health benefits

The Savannah River Site Retiree Resource Center opened last month in Aiken to assist former site employees preparing and filing benefits-related forms.
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Entrepreneur speaks at Innovation Summit

Brown advised entrepreneurs in the crowd to patent and copyright their ideas, to make sure they choose the right business partners and to keep focus.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Energy tax vote likely to fail

Augusta manufacturers appear headed for a victory over plans to tax them for the energy, as support has waned among commissioners scheduled to vote on the tax.
By Susan McCord

Old Academy of Richmond County to serve innovators

After sitting mostly vacant for 20 years, the old Academy of Richmond County on Telfair Street will soon be revived as a learning institution for innovators.
By Jenna Martin

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Lincoln County deputies injured breaking up fight

Two Lincoln County deputies were treated at an Augusta Hospital after being injured breaking up a fight at a party at an American Legion building in Lincolnton.
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