Articles from the Local Business section archive

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New North Augusta Wal-Mart set to open in October

Work on a Wal-Mart Supercenter and adjacent 33,600-square-foot strip center on Edgefield Road in North Augusta is expected to be finished by mid- to late Otober.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Peaches out after slow start

Finally, plenty of peaches are hitting local fruit stands after a slow start to the summer harvest.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, June 30, 2014

Construction roundup

Commercial building permits

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Good Deed

Takosushi's "World Cup Bash" was a big success, raising $9,000 for the Augusta Warrior Project for service members.

On the move

Dr. Scott Wallace is now the Dean of student life at Georgia Regents University. Colt Rosenberg is an account associate at EDTS.

Day Planner

Upcoming and ongoing business events across the area.

Chamber Corner

Ribbon-cutting from the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

SC stores monopolize firework sales

The approaching Fourth of July holiday is once again proving a booming business for North Augusta firework retailers, as consumer firework sales remain illegal in Georgia.
By Jenna Martin

Friday, June 27, 2014

Visitor spending expected at about $8 million for July

Augusta events in July are projected to generate more than $8 million in visitor spending, with the most revenue coming from sporting events including a july basketball tournament.

Grocer-anchored center planned in Martinez

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Polestar Development has submitted a site plan blending a 41,000-square-foot grocery store and 12,800 squre feet in retail space in Martinez.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Plan unveiled for Broad Street building

Plans are on the table to replace a historic Broad Street building, essentially destroyed by a January fire, with a flexible mixed-use concept.
By Jenna Martin

Metro Augusta jobless rate up

The metro Augusta unemployment rate increased from 6.3 percent in April to 7 percent in May, according to a Georgia Department of Labor report.
By From Staff Reports

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Partridge Inn deal not yet complete

The Partridge Inn garnered a $4.25 million top bid from an online auction last week, but a final decision on the pending sale likely won't be made public until July.
By Jenna Martin

Medical students produce at event

The Veggie Truck Market is held Tuesday from 4:30 to 7 p.m.. through October and is sponsored by students from Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, Augusta Locally Grown and ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Longtime downtown pharmacy closes

Downtown's only locally owned and operated pharmacy, Maxwell House Pharmacy, closed its doors Monday after 60 years.
By Jenna Martin

Augusta's First Bank of Georgia announces merger plan

A proposed merger was announced that would combine First Bank of Georgia, one of Augusta's largest locally owned banks, with Atlanta-based State Bank Financial Corp.
By Jenna Martin

First Bank in Augusta part of Atlanta Bank merger deal

ATLANTA  -- One of Augusta's largest local banks announced this morning it has agreed to be acquired by a bigger, Atlanta bank.
By Walter Jones

Monday, June 23, 2014

Owner of new mobile coffee cart seeks policy changes in Columbia County

Though David Bowers is starting his own mobile coffee business from the ground up, he's not jittery about market potential. He's working to create policy for mobile businesses.
By Jenna Martin

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Internship program offers veterans career opportunities

About 15 veterans based out of Fort Gordon have participated in Operation Warfighter at Savannah River Site, where 24 percent of the federal workforce are military veterans.
By Meg Mirshak

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Work dress code stays important in summer months

As the hot summer months cause many to shed layers in an effort to stay cool, local employers favor year-round dress codes to avoid wardrobe mishaps in the workplace.
By Jenna Martin

Biz Bits

Frank Ward, of Master Buick GMC, graduated from the National Automobile Dealers Association University General Dealership Management Academy.

Top headlines

Longtime Red Devils coach honored

LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Larry Campbell slowly walked into the stadium like he had done countless times before. But on this night, Campbell walked out of his stadium.
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