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Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

Locals add specialty burrito spot in Evans

Longtime friends Jason Beall and Steve Fredericks thought outside the fast-casual box when opening their new Evans burrito restaurant, which they hope to one day franchise.
By Jenna Martin

Home sales up in Augusta area this summer

The summer housing market in metro Augusta was marked by rising home sales and dropping inventories, according to local real estate experts.
By Jenna Martin

Augusta developer buys land in Nashville for complex

An Augusta-based developer paid $5 million for land for a future luxury apartment complex in Nashville, Tenn.

On The Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

Club Car owner named to Dow Jones sustainability indicies

Ingersoll Rand, owner of Club Car in Evans, was named to the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices for the fifth consecutive year.

Ga. solar plan troubles non-profits

ATLANTA - This year the Legislature voted unanimously to pass a law with great industry fanfare that simplifies the financing of solar-panel installations, but non-profit organizations may not all ...
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

Riverwalk studies archways, splash pad

Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Margaret Woodard outlined new projects that would help connect the riverwalk with the rest of downtown.
By Jenna Martin

Augusta IT firm recognized in South Carolina

EDTS, an Augusta-based regional IT services company, has been named to the two premier lists of rapidly growing businesses in South Carolina for 2015.

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

Plant to add 115 jobs in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ga. - In four months, Coastal Meats plans to have about 115 new jobs filled and employees at work in its new chicken processing facility, which will occupy the old Forstmann plant near ...
By Parish Howard

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015

La Maison proprietor dies at 69

Chef Heinz Sowinski's passion for the culinary arts and his benevolent spirit were remembered by friends Tuesday. Sowinski, 69, died at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Tuesday from a ...
By Jenna Martin

Family Dollar adding more stores in Augusta

Family Dollar is adding three more stores in Augusta within the next year.
By Jenna Martin

Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015

Couponing Web site launches Monday

The aim of is to drive customers to local restaurants, said Richard Brashear, the general manager of Main Street Digital. The site features coupon listings for dining deals ...
By Tim Rausch

Finding job not easy for those with criminal past

Calvert Smith isn't one to hide his criminal past. On each job application he fills out, he is upfront about his conviction for an armed robbery. At least twice since his release, Smith has lost ...
By Jenna Martin

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

Scuttlebiz: Georgia's banks see profits rise

Banks are earning some serious cash. In Georgia, the state's 203 FDIC-insured banks earned a combined $684 million in the second quarter, a 34.9 percent increase over last year.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

New concept allows online cremation arrangements

Right Choice Cremation in Graniteville opened as an alternative for those wishing to bypass a traditional funeral home and instead make and pay for cremation arrangements online.
By Jenna Martin

On The Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

Water park set for North Augusta

NORTH AUGUSTA — Officials confirm that Scuttle's Island water park with 24 attractions is coming to North Augusta in spring 2016.
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Georgia factory activity slowing

ATLANTA - Production, employment and sales at Georgia factories are braking, according to the most recent Purchasing Managers Index.

Partridge Inn officially part of Hilton boutique brand

The changeover at The Partridge Inn from independent boutique hotel to a Hilton-affiliated property is offically complete.
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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