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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Airport sees revenue hike from private jets during Masters

Flight operations at the general aviation terminal totaled 2,844 from April 5 to April 13 – the nine days surrounding the Masters Tournament.
By Meg Mirshak

Proposed Pleasant Home apartments draw opposition

Under protest from neighbors in the Foxhall and Sugar Mill Woods subdivisions is a rezoning request from Robert Collier Sr. to build 10 two-story apartment buildings at 411 Pleasant Home Road at ...
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

ALDI adding low-price grocery store in North Augusta

Discount grocery chain ALDI is building its third local store in North Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Airport updating business program

A required three-year update is beginning for Augusta Regional Airport's plan that seeks to increase the number of minority-owned small businesses doing work on federal contracts.
By Meg Mirshak

South Augusta to get new businesses

A flurry of new business is slated for south Augusta.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, April 27, 2015

Parking garage, hotel renovation possible in downtown Aiken

A public-private partnership on the table in Aiken would bring a parking garage and hotel renovation to the city's downtown.
By Jenna Martin

Gas prices on the rise

On Monday, the Augusta area was averaging $2.25 per gallon, which is more than 10 cents higher than last month. The national average was $2.53.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday, April 24, 2015

Millennials reshaping hotel industry

Millennials and their changing expectations of an ideal hotel experience are changing the global industry.
By Jenna Martin

Moe's donates $2,000 to children's hospital in nod to Bubba Watson

The Augusta franchise owners of Moe's Southwest Grill are donating $2,000 to the Children's Hospital of Georgia in honor of Masters tournament champion Bubba Watson.

On The Move

On The Move recognizes new hires and promotions.

Mediterranean chain Zoës Kitchen opening

Fast-casual Meditteranean chain Zoës Kitchen is opening Thursday in Washington Crossing shopping center.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Partridge Inn set for second stage of renovations

The second phase of construction at the historic Wal­ton Way hotel will begin May 4. Once completed, it will leave the bar, restaurant and front lobby entirely revamped with modern furnishings ...
By Jenna Martin

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New workers not prepared for job openings

The Augusta region's workforce is getting old, and the younger generation isn't studying career fields to prepare for job openings in the next five years, according to a study released Wednesday.
By Meg Mirshak

New club aims at appealing to broad audience

A new dance club in Augusta has opened in a place familiar to nightlife activity at 1082 Bertram Road.
By Jenna Martin

Chamber Corner

Ribbon cuttings from the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New Jim Hudson Lexus center in the works

Demolition of two Washington Road buildings in Martinez will lead to the future facility for Jim Hudson Lexus.
By Jenna Martin

Monday, April 20, 2015

Tissue maker to bring Barnwell jobs

Orchids Paper Products Co., a private label consumer tissue manufacturer, is investing at least $110 million to locate in Barnwell County. The project is expected to create 134 jobs.

New Dollar General opening in Aiken County

A new Dollar General store is opening Saturday on Willison Road in Aiken County.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Lights of the South license suspended

Lights of the South, the popular holiday attraction near Grovetown, had its business license suspended earlier this week, pending a vote before the Columbia County Commission next Tuesday.
By Wesley Brown

Ride-hailing platform Uber uncharted territory for Augusta

Rob Noel likes meeting people. He also likes driving, and he likes making extra money for his vacation fund. So when Uber started signing up drivers in Augusta, the 27-year-old saw himself as ...
By Jenna Martin

Biz Bits

Biz Bits honor people and businesses that get awards, earn certifications or become appointed to civic boards.
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Stormwater fee project specifics hard to find

Although no one has promised Jackie Hayter that paying a new stormwater fee will get her Jamaica Drive drainage issues addressed, it’s a chance she is willing to take.
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