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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Sibley Mill developers announce tenant

Augusta-based information technology firm EDTS said Thursday that it will move its offices to a refurbished building on the grounds of Sibley Mill, where last week a startup company announced ...
By Damon Cline

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Sibley Mill project envisions tech citadel for Augusta

Data centers, sometimes called "server farms," are considered the backbone of the new economy, providing the infrastructure corporations and governments need to run their computers.
By Damon Cline

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Scuttlebiz: Augusta-based firm will try to redevelop Aiken mall

I like the idea of a local shopping mall being owned by a local company.
By Damon Cline

Friday, May 6, 2016

Augusta firm will redevelop Aiken Mall site

Augusta-based Southeast­ern Development Associates LLC announced Friday that it will acquire Aiken Mall and redevelop the enclosed shopping center as an outdoor mixed-use venue capable of ...

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Forum examines future job market

Whatever metro Augusta is doing to attract, educate and employ young workers, it probably needs to do more. That was the message the head of the state's largest business organization had for ...
By Damon Cline

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Morris Publishing names new chief financial officer

Delinda Fogel, publisher of The St. Augustine (Fla.) Record, will relocate to Augusta to manage finances for the division's daily and non-daily newspaper portfolio.

Data center plans announced for historic Sibley Mill

After 18 months of discussion and due diligence, backers of a proposed data center at Sibley Mill on Wednesday announced they have entered into a long-term lease at the historic property alongside ...
By Damon Cline

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Augusta economy showing growth

The Augusta University-produced index uses a handful of national, regional and local economic indicators to give the Augusta-Aiken metro area its most objective and, so far, only, barometer of ...
By Damon Cline

Augustan was perfect size for job with Coke

John H. Sherman III was too small for Georgia Tech football, so he walked across the street to get a part-time job. Now he leads one of the largest Coca-Cola bottlers, in Alabama.
By Damon Cline

Friday, April 29, 2016

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Richmond and Columbia counties chambers of commerce

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Security Federal Corp. reports earnings

The parent company of Security Federal Bank on Monday reported a 15.3 percent increase in first-quarter earnings, primarily from an increase in net interest income and a decrease in non-interest ...

Friday, April 22, 2016

Scuttlebiz: Brewery industry rules are a bit tight

Georgia has done a stellar job at creating a healthy environment for business and industry to thrive. Well … most business and industry.
By Damon Cline

Georgia Bank & Trust holding company announces cash dividend

The holding company for Georgia Bank & Trust on Friday announced its board of directors has declared a 16-cent quarterly cash dividend payable on May 20 to shareholders of record as of May 6.

Chamber corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Augusta-brewed beer hits taps

For the first time in more than a century, Augusta-area residents can now purchase locally made beer as RiverWatch Brewery slowly finds its way into taps.
By Travis Highfield

Kroger will follow Food Lion in shutting down south Augusta store

Kroger has announced that its nearly 40-year-old store on Deans Bridge Road will close by June 3. The announcement follows the closure of the Food Lion at 4104 Windsor Spring Road in Hephzibah ...
By Damon Cline

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Scuttlebiz: EdenCrete plant plan could open up 250 jobs

Economic development is a team sport. Generally, there's no single person or organization responsible for bringing new business and industry to a city.
By Damon Cline

Thursday, April 14, 2016

SRP FCU names new president, CEO

The market's largest credit union said Harry Gunsallus, an executive vice president at Redstone Federal Credit Union in Huntsville, Ala., will succeed Ed Templeton as head of the nearly $750 ...
By Damon Cline

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Even smart people make these three savings mistakes

Do you always tell yourself that you'll start saving more money, but you never actually get around to it? If that describes you, you're probably making these three savings mistakes even smart ...
By Ric Edelman

Friday, April 8, 2016

Scuttlebiz: It could be another big year for buyouts

Anthem and Cigna, H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods, Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller. Dell and EMC, Dow Chemical and DuPont. Any way you look at it, 2015 was a record year for mergers and acquisitions.
By Damon Cline

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Commission votes to withhold appraiser's raise
The Augusta Commission removed a proposed raise for Chief Appraiser Alveno Ross on Monday and wants him to demonstrate progress on exempt property and personnel issues to stay under contract.