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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Alexander Drive rezoning sought for grocer

Augusta planning commissioners will hear a request Monday to rezone property near the intersection of Washington Road and Alexander Drive for a "grocer use."
By Jenna Martin

P&G's sales dip again on softer volume, exchange rates

Procter & Gamble's sales dip again on softer volume, unfavorable exchange rates.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Butcher shop returns to Surrey Center

A butcher shop set to open this fall in Surrey Center will be a familiar name for many regular shoppers at the Augusta center.
By Jenna Martin

Sales tax holidays coming up

Back-to-school shoppers will get sales tax breaks over the next two weekends.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New frozen yogurt shop opening in Augusta on Saturday

A Menchie's Frozen Yogurt shop is opening Saturday in Washington Crossing.

Monday, July 27, 2015

State Bank and Trust signs go up at First Bank branches

First Bank of Georgia was rebranded over the weekend to State Bank and Trust branches, its parent company.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, July 24, 2015

Heat boosts air-conditioning repair business

Joe Savage, who owns Doc Savage Heat­ing & Air Conditioning, said a recent review of last month's sales report showed revenues had risen by 45 percent compared with last June.
By Jenna Martin

Augusta man builds bike frames

Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood near Lake Olmstead, Nate Zukas' backyard workshop is usually in high gear.
By Jenna Martin

On The Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

August visitors expected to generate $2.9 million

August events across metro Augusta are expected to generate nearly $3 million in direct visitor spending.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Local businesses watch dropping gold prices

As gold prices spiraled downward this week, Martinez coin dealer Steve Damron watched with a sense of dread.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Urban Outfitters to wind down operations

An Urban Outfitters distribution center in Trenton, S.C. is on track to close in September, eliminating nearly 500 jobs from Edgefield County.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Drought worsens in South Carolina

As sparse rainfall and extreme high temperatures persist, worsening drought conditions in South Carolina have left corn, soybeans, pastures and other crops withering in the dry ground.
By Meg Mirshak

Area to get first Chipotle restaurant

New construction bringing the metro area's first Chipotle Mexican Grille to Aiken is officially under way.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, July 20, 2015

Designation expected to push Columbia County home prices

Passed by the county commission last month, planned residential developments will bring more creative design of neighborhoods, but also contribute to raising home lot prices from $4,000 to ...
By Jenna Martin

Friday, July 17, 2015

On The Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

Hotel, 'cottages' coming near North Augusta Wal-Mart

A Wal-Mart Super­center in North Augusta will soon have a neighboring hotel, car wash and multifamily "cottages."
By Jenna Martin

Aiken Mall among shopping centers struggling to survive

Customer traffic is sparse and the once-lively storefronts are increasingly bare in Aiken Mall, open since 1989. In the past year and a half, original anchor tenants Sears and J.C. Penney left ...
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Large Kroger near Grovetown prepares to build in August

Kroger spokesman Glynn Jenkins said work on a Marketplace store at the corner of Lewiston Road and William Few Parkway is expected to start in mid-August and the store would open in the summer of ...
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

County randomly checks contractors

Development officials in Augusta and Columbia County met to discuss imposing stiffer penalties against unlicensed contractors as the demand for housing continues to increase.
By Wesley Brown

Biz Bits

Biz Bits honors people and businesses that get awards, earn certifications or become appointed to civic boards.
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