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Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Taking ownership of downtown

With new measures in place to curb street violence and illegal vendors, downtown Augusta businesses have pulled together a grassroots movement.
By Wesley Brown

Indian restaurant opens on Washington Road

Curry Hut replaces Thai Jong at 2810 Washington Road in Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Fifth Jersey Mike's to open in west Augusta

Demolition of an old Church's Chicken fast-food restaurant was completed this week at 2823 Washington Road for development of a Jersey Mike's sandwich shop, the fifth in the area.
By Jenna Martin

Hibbett Sports store opening on Gordon Highway

Hibbett Sporting Goods is introducing a second store to serve south Augusta in early October.

Summer home sales reach eight-year high

The number of home sales this summer rebounded to 2,360, just shy of the 2,599 homes that sold in the summer of 2006, according to data from the Greater Augusta Association of Realtors.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

DDA approves low-interest loan for Broad Street redevelopment

The Augusta Downtown Development Authority approved a low-interest loan Thursday to spur redevelopment of a Broad Street lot in the midst of a demolition project.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Augusta restaurateur adding Italian eatery in Martinez

The operator of Kitchen 1454 in Augusta is opening Italian eatery in the former Robolli's in Martinez.
By Jenna Martin

Business and employer summit set for Sept. 30

A business sumit is planned for Sept. 30 to help business owners and managers overcome challenges in the workplace.

Zaxby's under construction near Doctors Hospital

A new Zaxby's restaurant is under construction near Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

New medical district apartments to be finished by May

Construction has started on a modern, boutique-style apartment building along the Augusta Canal within the city's medical district.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

New 'breastaurant' chain Twin Peaks opening

The old Sticky Fingers restaurant in the Augusta Exchange is being transformed by a "breastaurant" chain new to the area.
By Jenna Martin

Bats forcing temporary closure of hospitality venues

Edgar's Grille and the Snelling Center, Goodwill's hospitality venues, will be closed until the wildlife removal team is able to humanely capture and relocate the bats.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

Bat removal underway at Goodwill site

Bat removal is resulting in the temporary closure of parts of the Goodwill campus on Washington Road.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

WFXG channel restored for DIRECTV viewers

A retransmission agreement between Raycom Media and DIRECTV has been reached "in principle," ending a blackout of local Fox-affiliate channel WFXG.
By Jenna Martin

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Sunday business briefs

Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center announces that Carlos A. Morales has been hired as director of sales and marketing.

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Business group, Augusta business endorse Deal

The National Federation of Independent Businesses announced its endorsement of Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal during a news conference at Smith Tire Co. in Augusta on Friday.
By Mike Adams

Tourism conference ends Friday with speech from Gov. Nathan Deal

A three-day coference in Augusta centered on elevating Georgia's tourism industry was capped off Friday by a message from Gov. Nathan Deal.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Hull Storey Gibson branching off into separate entities

Local real estate moguls James "Jim" Hull and Barry Storey are branching off to pursue specialized interests after more than 20 years as business partners.
By Jenna Martin

Harlem funeral business changes hands

A longtime Harlem business has changed hands, as Darron Starling, former owner of Starling Funeral Home, has retired.
By Valerie Rowell

Biz Bits

Leland Malchow was named in Best Lawyers in America 2015, based on a peer-review survey, for personal injury litigation. He is an attorney at Nimmons & Malchow P.C. in Augusta.

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