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Daily Nonstop Flights to Reagan International Airport from Augusta to Resume in Jan. 2020!

Growth in Augusta might have helped Augusta Regional Airport land a coveted daily direct flight to Washington, D.C., the airport’s executive director said. Beginning Jan. 7, there will be one flight a day from and to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va., on American Airlines. “This is big,” said Herbert Judon Jr., the airport’s executive director. “Washington, D.C.,…

Hyatt House Opens in Downtown Augusta

The 141,000-square-foot hotel opened 50 of its 100 rooms just in time for tournament week. The hotel also has a lobby bar, a 4,500-square-foot banquet space, fitness room and a rooftop bar and patio with a stellar view of the city. “What they wanted to do was bring a whole new feel to Augusta,” said Timothy Lawandus, assistant general manager…

TaxSlayer Opens New Offices Downtown in Renovated Former Family Y Building

In the lifespan of a corporate office, TaxSlayer’s five-year old mid-rise headquarters in Evans is practically still in diapers. But a nice newish building in the middle of suburbia isn’t the type of place many tech workers want to spend their days, or their evenings. And that’s one of the reasons the homegrown tax-preparation software firm has bought the building…

Beacon Station (formerly Foundry Place) Pre-leasing Spring 2019

Beacon Station (formerly Foundry Place) is moving quickly along in its development of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment options. This is a 221-unit market rate mixed use development project located immediately across the street from Augusta University’s downtown Health Sciences Campus. For additional information, click here:

SharedSpace a co-working space opens downtown

Atlanta-based co-working company SharedSpace opened its 15,000-square-foot facility in downtown Augusta this month. The office at 901 Greene St., the company’s third co-working space and its first outside metro Atlanta, offers everything from $15-a-day desks to $1,650-a-month offices that can house up to eight employees. The four dozen offices are designed for everyone from budding entrepreneurs in need of a…

Commission Authorizes RFQ Process to Hire a Qualified Parking Management Firm

At its February 5, 2019 meeting, the Augusta Commission authorizes the Augusta Engineering Department, on behalf of the Downtown Parking Task Force, to proceed with the Procurement RFQ (Request for Qualifications) Process to hire a qualified parking management firm to address the downtown parking challenges.

Downtown Parking Plan Takes First Step

A plan to better manage parking in downtown Augusta moved toward its first phase, hiring an expert to help with the plan. A plan to better manage parking downtown passed its first hurdle Tuesday when an Augusta Commission committee approved allowing city officials to send out a request for proposals to hire a parking expert. The Engineering Services Committee voted…

Cyber Center Making Impact in Downtown Augusta

Interest in being near the Georgia Cyber Center is driving some of the renewed interest in downtown Augusta Just six months after it opened its first building , the Georgia Cyber Center is helping drive renewed interest in other areas of downtown Augusta, officials said. Some of that business might come from tenants of the center itself. Augusta University President…

Crowne Plaza Hotel Opens at Riverside Village

North Augusta’s long-awaited Crowne Plaza hotel at Riverside Village has officially opened its doors, giving both locals and tourists access to a high-quality center for hospitality, dining, entertainment and meeting space that is a first for the area. The hotel boasts 180 rooms (112 king rooms, 65 queen rooms and three suites), around 17,500 square feet of meeting space, a convention…

Georgia Cyber Center Second Phase Opening Dedicated by Governor Deal

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal cut the ribbon Thursday on the Shaffer MacCartney Building, the second phase of the $100 million Georgia Cyber Center. On a campus that now bears his name, in a building he pushed for a little more than a year ago, Gov. Nathan Deal dedicated Thursday night the second building at the Georgia Cyber Center in what…

Children’s Hospital of Georgia (located in Augusta) turns 20 years old

As with many great things, the Children’s Hospital of Georgia began with a conversation. Specifically, a statement often made to doctors by grateful patients and their families: Let me know if I can ever do anything for you. Dr. Charles G. Howell Jr. didn’t pay much attention to the platitude in 1988 when it was proffered by a Jenkins County…

M. Bert Storey Cancer Research Building Dedicated

Before it was dedicated Monday, pediatric oncologist Ted Johnson walked Sunday through the connector over Laney-Walker Boulevard between the clinic building of the Georgia Cancer Center and the M. Bert Storey Research Building where his lab is located at Augusta University. “It’s a literal bridge and a figurative bridge between the science and the clinic,” said Johnson, who helped Dr….

University Hospital’s Expanded Emergency Room Opens

Although it won’t be completed until summer, University Hospital’s new-and-improved emergency department will begin taking on a limited number of patients beginning Tuesday. Hospital officials on Monday cut the ribbon on the second and largest phase of the three-part ER expansion and renovation designed to treat up to 100,000 patients per year – more than double what the hospital’s existing…

Luxury Living Ironwood Apts. Opens at North Augusta’s Riverside Village

Area residents got a peek at the Ironwood Apartments on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at a ribbon cutting hosted by the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce. The apartments are one aspect of several that are going to be located in Riverside Village, which is already home to the Augusta GreenJackets stadium SRP Park, and will include a Crowne Plaza Hotel, Southbound Smokehouse restaurant,…

Depot Project Update

Depot Project Update. For more information, contact Margaret Woodard, Executive Director, Downtown Development Authority at 706-722-9100.

Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau Moves to Broad Street

Following a thorough renovation of a historic downtown building, the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau and Augusta Sports Council have moved into a brand new visitor center downtown at 1010 Broad St, which used to house an antique store. The new center is designed to maximize the visitor experience in addition to being an informational hub for both visitors and…

Augusta Warehouses, Old Train Yard Targeted for Development

Old historic warehouses and a mostly idle train yard could become upscale apartments and a new housing community. An old historic warehouse and a mostly abandoned train yard that once helped drive Augusta’s cotton boom could see new life as housing units under plans being developed by an Albany, Ga., entrepreneur. Pace Burt of Burt Development bought the complex at…

Walkway Construction Across Reynolds Street Begins

Construction of a long-awaited pedestrian walkway over Reynolds Street linking the city convention center to its parking deck has begun, and city officials say the street might need to be closed as many as five times during the next four months. Specific closure dates are dependent on the weather and progress of construction on the $1.2 million project, but the…

SRP Ballpark Earns Nationwide Award

SRP Park picked up a nationwide award given annually to baseball’s top ballpark. The new home of the Augusta GreenJackets was named the 2018 BaseballParks.com’s Ballpark of the Year. The website honors a ballpark each year that’s new or remodeled and offers “the best combination of site selection, exterior appearance, architectural design and fan amenities,” according to a news release…

Grand Opening of the Georgia Cyber Center

The $100 million Georgia Cyber Center is the single largest investment in a cybersecurity facility by a state government to date. Located on the Nathan Deal Campus for Innovation at 1 Eleventh Street in Augusta, Georgia, the center is a unique public/private partnership involving academia, state and federal government, law enforcement, the U.S. Army and the private sector. With the…

Legacy at Walton Green Opens

The Legacy at Walton Green is a distinctive neighborhood that provides a variety of amenities like our beautifully landscaped gazebo, the private fitness center, neighborhood grills and planned community events. The Legacy at Walton Green, a Breathe Easy community offers a lifestyle that is active and rewarding for adults 55 and up. The first phase of the complex will include…

Augusta Canal Receives Historic Landmark Designation

Mark Lorah was one of many engineers pleased to see Friday’s culmination of a nearly 30-year effort to add a historical landmark to the Augusta Canal and Industrial District. The structural engineer with Johnson, Laschober & Associates was joined by city leaders and members of the International Engineering Society, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the ASCE Georgia and…

SRP PARK OPENS – AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS NEW HOME

Some said it would never happen, and some vowed to see that it didn’t. But after more than five years of debate, court delays, legal fees, public and secret meetings – some would add blood, sweat and tears – it’s finally here. SRP Park at Riverside Village opens Monday. The town’s team – the North Augusta High School Yellow Jackets…

Morris Museum of Art Turns 25

In 1985, Augusta could boast a symphony, a ballet, an art institute, multiple entertainment venues and a world-famous golf course. But it was noticeably lacking one thing: an art museum. William S. Morris III set out to change that. That year the seventh-generation Augustan and retired CEO of Morris Commu­nications Co. established a nonprofit foundation that would lay the groundwork…

King Mill Purchased for a Mixed-Use Apartment Complex

The company redeveloping the Sibley Mill as high-tech office space on Friday announced it has completed its acquisition of the adjacent King Mill property from the Augusta Canal Authority. Cape Augusta LLC said its purchase of the 22-acre former textile mill was completed Jan. 24. The $3 million transaction excluded the King Mill’s hydroelectric turbines, which the canal authority will…

Work Begins on Riverside Village Hotel the Crowne Plaza

Ackerman & Co. and Greenstone Properties have broken ground and secured financing for the development of the Crowne Plaza Riverside Village hotel, according to a news release. Ackerman and Greenstone both signed a 20‐year franchise agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the world’s leading hotel companies. The five‐story, 180‐room hotel is scheduled to open by the end of 2018….

Imperial Theatre Turns 100

The Imperial Theatre in Augusta, Georgia opened in 1918 as a vaudeville showcase. Opening night prices ranged from $0.10 to $0.35 for the best seats in the house. Charlie Chaplin appeared at the theatre on March 18, 1918 in a war bonds show. In March 1936 “The Trail of the Lonesome Pine,” starring Henry Fonda, became the first color film…

Downtown Cyber Garage to get 4th Level

In conjunction with Gov. Nathan Deal’s $35 million expansion of the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Center for Innovation and Training, the Augusta Commission agreed Tuesday to spend $4 million on additional parking at the downtown site. After a closed-door meeting, the commission voted 9-0 to spend up to $4 million plus the cost of issuing additional bonds to add a…

YMCA Holds Ribbon Cutting in New Riverfront Location

Just in time to help Augusta with its New Year’s resolutions, the new Riverfront YMCA is officially open for business. The Family Y of Greater Augusta announced that it sold its downtown location on Broad Street to TaxSlayer in June. Just a few weeks later it revealed its new location would be in the former Fort Discovery building at Reynolds…

Historic Church Being Moved Not Demolished

A historic black Augusta church targeted for demolition has been spared the wrecking ball. Augusta officials declined to comment due to pending agreements, but Wednesday morning a building mover was dismantling newer additions to the former Trinity CME church at Eighth and Taylor streets in preparation to move it a few hundred yards away. “They don’t want the additions over…

Augusta River Region Becoming a World Leader in Cyber

The CSRA is poised for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become to cyber what Silicon Valley is to computing. Dr. Tom Clark and the Alliance for Fort Gordon are at the forefront of making sure the area doesn’t miss its chance. In 2019, the Army will officially move its Cyber Command to Fort Gordon, making it the epicenter for all things…

Morris Museum of Art Moving to Broad Street

The Morris Museum of Art board of directors last month approved a plan to relocate the museum from its present riverfront site to 711 Broad St., a former bank building directly across the street from the Miller. Source:The Augusta Chronicle Author: Damon Cline

Miller Theater Reopens after 30 Years

It’s show time. Three decades after being boarded up, one decade after being rescued from irreparable decay and 18 months after meticulous restoration and reconstruction, the Miller Theater is once again ready to raise its curtains to the public. And it will do so in grand style Saturday at a sold-out gala featuring singer-actress Sutton Foster and the Symphony Orchestra…

Governor Breaks Ground on $35 million Cyber Building #2

The centerpiece and catalyst for an expected booming cyber business in Augusta kicked off a new piece Wednesday with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal headlining the groundbreaking for a $35 million addition to the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Center for Innovation and Training. And some say it is already pushing the area out onto the world stage as a leader in…

Riverwalk Augusta is Being Extended to 13th Street

Construction is expected to begin early next year on extending Augusta’s Riverwalk almost a third of a mile to connect with 13th Street. As the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center takes shape on Reynolds Street, part of the campus plan is to connect the center’s two main buildings with the landscaped brick-and-stone path that has lined the…

Cyber Training 2nd Phase to Begin in January 2018

Officials will break ground Jan. 3 on the second phase of the state’s cyber training center downtown, which has now doubled in size. Members of the Georgia Technology Authority’s Board of Directors met in Augusta on Thursday to tour the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center. The GTA is overseeing construction and operation of the now-332,000-square-foot center. It…

$35 Million Expansion to Downtown Cybersecurity Ctr. Announced

Phase two of a multimillion-dollar cybersecurity training center taking shape downtown is expected to be completed by the end of next year. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday an additional $35 million in funding for the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center. The second facility will be an incubator hub for technology startups and a training space for…

Cybersecurity Training Center “Topped Out”

Local and state officials Thursday ceremonially “topped out” the steel frame of a $60 million cybersecurity training center scheduled to open next July. Workers on the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center actually put the final steel beam in place, on the highest point of the mid-rise building, Nov. 10. But Thursday’s gathering more formally recognized the progress…

Starbucks Breaks Ground on Expansion

The world’s largest coffee retailer broke ground Wednesday in Augusta on a 140,000-square-foot plant expansion expected to bring more than 100 new jobs to the area. Starbucks opened a soluble coffee plant at Augusta Corporate Park in 2012 to produce its VIA Ready Brew line of instant coffees. Wednesday’s ceremony marked a $130 million enlargement of the facility’s north side….

$93 million Riverfront Plan OK’d

The Augusta Commission authorized a $93 million mixed-use development by an unnamed developer to go at the city-owned waterfront depot property at 511 Reynolds St., with $14 million in public financing to come from the Downtown Development Authority issuing bonds. The announcement came after a lengthy closed-door session Tuesday. Commissioner Bill Fennoy’s motion was for the commission to approve “the…

The Future of Cyber Already is Here in Augusta

The future of cyber already is here – and it’s helping chart where the Augusta area is headed. That’s part of what experts from Augusta University and the Fort Gordon Cyber District shared Wednesday during a panel discussion with area business leaders. “Cyber for the Future” was the discussion topic at the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Luncheon Series…

Augusta & Fort Gordon Becoming Cyber Hubs

Bringing 1,000 military personnel and 3,000 family members will have a “tremendous economic impact” on the Augusta area when U.S. Army Cyber Command moves into its brand new headquarters at Fort Gordon in two years, the commanding general said at the Cyber Georgia event on Friday. But Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone said the fort and Augusta are already being transformed…

More Than a Baseball Stadium

Don’t call the Augusta GreenJackets’ new home a baseball stadium. And don’t think its owners defected to South Carolina to build it. Those are just two of the points the GreenJackets’ president wanted to make as he presented one of the most candid looks yet at the sprawling venue where Augusta minor-league ball – and much, much more – is…

High-Tech Cyberworks Renovation Lauded

Area officials lauded the renovation of one of Augusta’s most historic structures as an important step into what the city’s mayor called “a new phase in our economy.” EDTS, an Augusta-based information technology and cybersecurity firm, and development firm Cape Augusta Digital Properties marked the occasion Tuesday at Sibley Mill. EDTS signed a 10-year lease in May 2016 on a…

President Trump Elevates Cyber Command to an Independent Operation

President Trump moved Friday to make U.S. Cyber Command its own independent command in a long-awaited decision. The president issued a statement that he was elevating cyber to “the status of a Unified Combatant Command focused on cyberspace operations. U.S. Army Cyber Command is building a new headquarters at Fort Gordon and is slated to begin its move there next…

TechNet helps stake out Augusta’s presence in Cybersecurity World

Technically, it was a roaring success. TechNet Augusta – the cybersecurity trade show that just keeps going and just keeps growing – swept into town last week. If you drove downtown and saw crowds of soldiers milling around the Augusta Convention Center, that’s why they were there – for networking, discussions and work sessions centered around cyber and electronic warfare,…

Announcing the Fort Gordon Cyber District

The Alliance for Fort Gordon announced the official launch of the Fort Gordon Cyber District, a new formidable player in America’s cyber technology industry offering a rare combination of technological innovation and quality of life. With thousands of cybersecurity jobs relocating to the region, Fortune named Augusta as one of seven potential cybersecurity capitals for the world. Why? The Fort Gordon Cyber…

Augusta Named the South’s #1 “Mid-Market of the Year” for 2017

Southern Business & Development magazine has named Augusta to the South’s top honor as the best “Mid-Market of the Year” in 2017, according to the Augusta Economic Development Authority. In 2015, the magazine named Augusta as one of the “Ten Sizzling Mid-Market Economies” in the South. Michael Randle, Publisher of Southern Business & Development, said, “Augusta garnered the top spot…

North Augusta Planning Commission Approves Riverside Village Hotel

North Augusta’s Planning Commission gave a preliminary OK on Thursday to the Crowne Plaza Hotel development in Riverside Village at Hammond’s Ferry. The approval was conditional because the developer, Greenstone Properties, has yet to submit plans for lighting and landscaping. Interim Planning Director Charles Martin said the “much-anticipated” hotel would be five stories, with 180 rooms, a rooftop bar, meeting…

Starbucks to Expand Augusta Plant

Augusta’s Starbucks plant will undergo a $120 million expansion that will nearly double the five-year-old facility’s footprint and create at least 100 new jobs, the Seattle-based coffee giant announced Thursday. The company will break ground on a 140,000-square-foot addition later this month that is expected to add six new roasting machines to supply whole bean and ground coffee products to…

Starbucks Augusta Plant to Nearly Double in Size

The Augusta Economic Development Authority announced today that Starbucks will nearly double the size of their Augusta manufacturing facility, adding 140,000 square feet to their current 180,000 square feet, and will create up to 100 new jobs. The announcement was made this morning by Starbucks Corporate Headquarters in Seattle. Construction on the new facility will begin this summer and will be completed in…

Developer Demand High for Thriving Downtown Augusta

This should give you an idea of the demand for downtown Augusta property. When word spread that the Family Y of Greater Augusta was merely thinking about putting its Downtown Y building at 945 Broad St. up for sale, three interested buyers approached the Y unsolicited. At that time, the Y didn’t even have a real-estate agent. It’s just one…

TaxSlayer Purchases Family Y on Broad Street

Tax-preparation software company TaxSlayer plans to move about 100 employees to the Downtown Family Y building it recently bought. TaxSlayer President Brian Rhodes said Monday the actual move will be up to a year away because “there are a lot of details to finalize.” The company purchased the 94-year-old building at 945 Broad St. from the family Y of Greater…

15th Street Kroger Comes Down – MCG Foundation Preparing Site for Redevelopment

Medical College of Georgia Foundation is tearing down the Kroger on 15th Street as it readies the surrounding 23 acres for a mixed-use development, foundation President Ian Mercier said Thursday. Short-term, the vacant, 35-year-old grocery was a liability, but removing it also shows progress toward creating a “clean slate; a clean campus” to market to developers, Mercier said. Augusta radio…

AU Announces new School of Computer & Cyber Sciences

In light of the $60 million investment the state is making in the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center, Augusta University is “upping our game” in cyber and computer sciences programs by creating a new school, President Brooks Keel announced Thursday morning. AU will create the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences, making it the university’s 10th separate college or…

It’s Not Just Cyber Jobs

It’s not just cyber jobs. Col. Todd Turner needs plumbers. Fort Gordon’s garrison commander said Tuesday that the projected growth of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence will touch several areas of business and economic growth. “I’ve been here about two years,” Turner said at the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Luncheon. “And I can tell…

Groundbreaking – Georgia Cyber Innovation & Training Center

Two Augusta business leaders who pitched the idea of the original $50 million Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center to Gov. Nathan Deal just last December will be honored with their names on the building, Deal revealed Monday at the official groundbreaking for the center. James M. Hull and William D. McKnight’s names will now grace the building as “planters…

Work Starts on GA Cyber Innovation & Training Center prior to Groundbreaking

Even before its formal groundbreaking Monday, work is well underway on the $50 million Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center on the Augusta University Riverfront campus. The mission of the center – to provide cybersecurity education and training to students. and a wide variety of workers – has also begun and is taking shape as well, said Calvin Rhodes, executive…

AU’s Name Recognition About to Get Bigger

AU lease agreement gives it naming rights to the old Wells Fargo building. Augusta University’s name recognition is about to get bigger. And taller. AU’s health system has entered a lease agreement for office space in the former Wells Fargo building downtown that grants the school exclusive naming rights for Augusta’s third-tallest building. “It’s a premier building in downtown Augusta…

AU Lease Agreement Gives Naming Rights to the old Wells Fargo Building and

  Augusta University’s name recognition is about to get bigger. And taller. AU’s health system has entered a lease agreement for office space in the former Wells Fargo building downtown that grants the school exclusive naming rights for Augusta’s third-tallest building. “It’s a premier building in downtown Augusta and gives a tremendous amount of visibility,” said Davis Beman, vice president…

Augusta is Already a Cyber Hub

Wondering when Augusta will become a cyber hub? It already is. That’s one of the findings from an Augusta University study designed to learn what regional employers are looking for when staffing metro Augusta’s current and future cyber workforce. Co-creators of the study shared its major findings Thursday ahead of the full study’s planned release June 26. “The workforce study…

No. Augusta Breaks Ground on Riverside Village Complex

It was a long time coming, but Thursday was a big day for what used to be called Project Jackson. Now, ground has been broken on Riverside Village at Hammond’s Ferry, a new name to reflect that it’s more than a ballpark. About 200 people turned out for the ceremony. The storm clouds of the last two days parted, but…

Augusta Cyber Boom Predicted

A former executive with the National Cyber Research Park said the Augusta region has the potential to turn its cyber assets into a $1 billion-a-year industry. G.B. Cazes, former vice president for the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, La., the anchor facility for the 3,000-acre national research campus, said the Augusta area is “well on its way” to being…

Unisys CEO Touts Augusta Facility

Based on performance metrics, Unisys Corp.’s top-performing service center is its 250-person operation in downtown Augusta. But Unisys CEO Peter Altabef didn’t need to look at a report to know that – he said he could see it in the faces of employees during his first visit to the facility Monday. “In a prior job, one of the things I…

EDTS Announces New Cybersecurity Specific Business Unit

Augusta-based IT firm EDTS LLC on Wednesday announced the formation of a cybersecurity-specific business unit that is projected to employ up to 100 people within five years. The unit, called EDTS Cyber LLC, would operate out of secured office space in the company’s new headquarters being built at the former Sibley Mill property, which is being redeveloped into a high-tech…

Cyber Facility’s Design

The new $50 million Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center will be a combination of many things, a public building that encourages interaction on the lower floors and a secure building on higher floors that offers privacy for agencies and companies that need it, the building’s project manager and state officials said. That blending will also be reflected on the…

Funds Authorized for Cyber Center Deck

Augusta officials set in motion Tuesday plans to borrow $12 million to build a parking garage for the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center. The conceptual drawing shows a five-story parking deck at the site of the current Golf & Gardens parking. The Augusta Commission voted 9-0 after a lengthy closed-door session to authorize City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson to…

How Augusta is Becoming a Model for Tech Innovation in Small Cities

Graphic designer and illustrator Jason Craig lives in Augusta, Georgia, but he travels a lot to nearby cities like Atlanta and Columbia, South Carolina, for creative contract work and entrepreneurial camaraderie. “I wish I didn’t always have to leave to do cool work,” Craig says. “I’m always going to other towns and giving them my best — I want to…

GA Cancer Ctr at Augusta University to Expand

Cancer Research Building extension to be more than just physical connector. The $62.5 million project will stretch above Laney-Walker Blvd. A large steel girder now welded against the side of the M. Bert Storey Cancer Research Building stretches across Laney-Walker Boulevard toward the Georgia Cancer Center outpatient building, where it will one day help connect them, providing both functional and…

Foundry Place in Laney Walker/Bethlehem area issued bonds for Development into an Apartment Complex

URA inks agreement with Atlanta developer for apartment complex A city bonding entity took the plunge Tuesday and entered into a development agreement with Atlanta-based Columbia Ventures to build what will be a $32 million apartment complex adjacent to Augusta University’s downtown campus. The Urban Redevelopment Agency chaired by former Mayor Bob Young voted 5-0 to enter the agreement with…

Downtown Leaders Propose Design for Riverwalk Augusta Entrances

With no “official” entrance to Riverwalk Augusta, city officials say it’s possible visitors could end up missing downtown Augusta’s greatest natural asset: the Savannah River. But that should be less likely to happen if Augusta commissioners approve two proposed archways on Reynolds Street designed to serve as visible gateways to the riverfront recreation area. The Downtown Development Authority approved Thursday…

Augusta Great for Small Businesses

Augusta is definitely a top spot for small business to thrive in our state. I recently connected with theClubhou.se in Augusta, a technology-oriented incubator. The group provides individuals with the space, guidance and network necessary to tackle the challenges they may face as a new company. Located in a historic schoolhouse, theClubhou.se is a place of ideas that focus on…

Davidson Fine Arts & CT Walker Named Magnet Schools of Excellence

Davidson Fine Arts and CT Walker have been named National Magnet Schools of Excellence by the Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. Magnet School of Excellence Awards are only given to a select group of magnet schools. Schools of Excellence are eligible to receive monetary awards and are eligible to be named the nation’s…

Business Incubator Planned for Downtown

Backers of a business incubator in downtown Augusta say the project could once again make the historic Woolworth Building the “heart of commerce” in the central business district. And, in the process, make Augusta more hip among millennial entrepreneurs. The project at the corner of Eighth and Broad streets, known as the Augusta Innovation Zone, is being touted as a…

Home Sales in Augusta Hit 10-Year High

Matt and Jamie McDowell were looking to build their dream home somewhere that gave their three young children and home-based business plenty of room to grow. And they found it in the form of a 3,700-square-foot Southern traditional on a 3-acre lot in Evans off Halali Farm Road. Their purchase was one of the more than 10,000 local sales that…

Congressman Allen Sees Cyber Operations Close Up

Fort Gordon welcomed Congressman Rick Allen on Wednesday for an up-close look at the Army’s cyber operations as cyber command continues to move into its new Augusta headquarters. “Every time I am out here I just say, ‘Wow!’ I don’t mind telling you, it’s like drinking from a fire hose. We have a lot going on out here,” said the…

Cyber Center Already Attracting Attention

Before a shovelful of dirt is turned on the project, the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center is attracting industry attention to Augusta and is sparking talk of future collaborations that will transcend traditional boundaries and lead to new and innovative training opportunities, officials said. Much of that will look to take full advantage of the U.S. Army Cyber Command…

$50 Million Ambitious Cyber Center Funded

With the stroke of a pen, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday authorized $50 million for the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center on the banks of the Savannah River and set off a swirl of talk about collaboration that will bring together government, academia, industry and the military, officials said. Deal signed the amended fiscal year 2017 state budget,…

Convention & Visitors Bureau Unveils Downtown Visitor Plan

Tourism officials on Thursday unveiled a long-range plan that calls for linking the Augusta Common to a riverfront center , increasing public artwork in the city center and allowing visitors to tour downtown in rented golf cars. Those proposals, and a half-dozen others, were pitched to community leaders as part of a strategy to make the city more attractive to…

Project Jackson Receives Final OK

North Augusta City Council gave final approval Monday to the Project Jackson Master Development Agreement, the document that governs who will do what as it rises on the Savannah River’s South Carolina side. The vote was 6-1, with Councilman James Adams in opposition. Steve Donohue, a Project Jackson opponent whose unsuccessful lawsuit against the city went all the way to…

Governor & Lt. Governor Look at Cyber Facilities at Fort Gordon

The recently announced Cyber Innovation and Training Center could put Augusta at the pinnacle of cybersecurity and training in the nation, Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday during a tour of cyber and intelligence facilities at Fort Gordon. Deal, along with Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Augusta University President Brooks Keel, got a look at military operations in the cybersecurity realm…

Transportation Update – Proposed Plans for 5th, Green & Telfair Streets

Do Telfair and Fifth streets need a landscaped median? Should art adorn the Gordon Highway underpass? Those questions and more were posed to residents at a session Tuesday seeking feedback on proposed major overhauls to Telfair, Fifth and Greene streets. The plans are the work of Atlanta landscape architecture firm Cooper Carry, which released similar proposals for Broad, 13th and…

Univ. Hospital Breaks Ground on ER Expansion

University Hospital CEO Jim Davis raised his shovel and demolished a sand sculpture representation of his old Emergency Department as staff cheered. Renovating the real thing will take a lot longer and a lot more effort. University held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday on its $30 million renovation of the department, which could take as long as three years. Davis said…

Georgia Power Donates for Downtown Revitalization Program

Georgia Power and the Downtown Development Authority have created a matching-grant program to encourage downtown property owners to spruce up vacant buildings. The utility Tuesday donated $15,000 to the redevelopment organization to prompt owners to invest in exterior beautification and interior renovations that make their buildings more “move-in ready.” “We’re hoping this will spur owners to redo facades that are…

Millennial Boom Expected for Downtown Augusta

The business boom in Augusta is set to bring more people in their 20s and 30s to the area, especially downtown. In fact, a lot of millennials are moving to Augusta because of the growth that’s already started.  And as the new companies announce their arrivals we can expect more. “You’ve got the Riverwalk, you’ve got that entire nightlife scene down…

Augusta’s Cybersecurity Center Could Boost Metro Atlanta

A proposed $50 million state-owned cybersecurity innovation center would be built in Augusta, nearly 150 miles from Atlanta’s rapidly growing cyber hub. Despite that distance, enthusiastic Atlanta-based cybersecurity industry executives say the halo effect of a state-backed  research and training hub will pay dividends for Atlanta’s cybersecurity sector by driving private investment to the sector, attracting cyber companies and nurturing…

New Rooftop Bar & Innovation Space Planned for Downtown Augusta

As a $50 million cyber security facility is set to come to Augusta, a group of local leaders is working to create a place for future business and tech leaders to live, work and play in downtown Augusta. Investors are working to bring the old Woolworth’s building, and Augusta, into the 21st century. The Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center will…

Officials Celebrate Completion of James Brown Blvd. Phase I Streetscape Upgrade

Amid a flurry of downtown Augusta news, city officials took a moment Thursday to celebrate the end of part of a downtown streetscape project. Years in the making, the Downtown Development Authority recently completed a four-block upgrade of James Brown Boulevard sidewalks at $500 under its $812,000 budget, DDA Executive Director Margaret Woodard said. “All of us that have worked…

$50 million Cyber Security Facility to be Built on Augusta Riverfront

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal was crystal clear: the new $50 million cyber security facility he proposed building in Augusta should happen “with lightning speed,” Augusta University President Brooks Keel said. Business and economic development will soon follow, he said. The Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center was a highlight Wednesday of Deal’s annual State of the State address and the…

Mayor Davis on Georgia Cyber Innovation & Training Center in Augusta

Mayor Davis Releases Statement about the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center in Augusta   (AUGUSTA) – Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr. today joined the community in excitement about the announcement of the launch of a new Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center in Augusta and released the following statement.   “The announcement of the collaboration between the Georgia Technology Authority, Augusta…

Critical Mass is Building in Downtown Augusta

Rafik “Rafy” Bassali started buying vacant downtown properties three years ago. The 29-year-old owner of the local boutique chain The Swank Company says he couldn’t figure out why more business people weren’t snapping up real estate in the city center. “It seemed to me the properties were way undervalued, given that Broad Street is always going to be Broad Street,”…

Augusta Innovation Zone

It’s a plan to revolutionize the way many see the city of Augusta.  Private investors helping to transform the Garden City one innovator, and one downtown block at a time. From the outside, the Johnson Building and old Woolworth’s department store that sit on the corner of 8th and Broad Streets look like just your average buildings. But what’s about to…

Augusta Gaining Millennials, Unlike Other Cities

Deonte Moses came to Augusta three years ago from Baltimore to attend Paine College, but the senior could be sticking around after graduation. “It’s a place I could see myself living for the next 10-15 years,” he said. For one, the nice house he is renting in North Augusta would cost two to three times as much in his native…

Army Cyber Command Construction Begins 11/29/16

The Pentagon’s announcement to move Army Cyber Command to Fort Gordon – Dec. 19, 2013 – was a ground-shaking event. Now, nearly three years later, it’s time for the groundbreaking event. On Tuesday, local, state and federal officials will join senior Army leaders in ceremonially starting construction on the first phase of a 324,000-square-foot facility for those charged with defending…

Huge New Apartment Complex for Laney Walker/Bethlehem District

Augusta officials reflected on the legacy of families who for decades made their home in the city’s urban core at a Thursday groundbreaking. The “Legacy at Walton Green” is going up at the site of Sunset Homes, the 1937-era federal housing project on 15th Street later renamed Cherry Tree Crossing. It’s a second partnership between Augusta Housing Authority and Walton…

Downtown Augusta Streetscape Proposals

Augusta’s decision to program millions of Transportation Investment Act dollars into the downtown streetscape hits a milestone this week with the release of concept drawings showing a radically altered downtown. Going for public review at three meetings scheduled this week, the images reveal a transformation of Broad, 13th and Sixth streets to pedestrian-friendly thoroughfares united by common features such as…

University Hospital Expanding Emergency Room

Eight months after its board approved it, University Hospital finally has the state permission to go forward on a much-needed expansion of its Emergency Department. Part of that will be a separate unit for patients with behavioral health needs, which is a growing problem for emergency care nationwide. Other Augusta hospitals have expanded their ERs or will soon. University has…

Hyatt House Hotel Planned for Broad Street

An Augusta-based investment group announced Wednesday it will build a Hyatt House hotel on the 1200 block of Broad Street — the second major downtown hotel announcement this week and Broad Street’s first new business-class hotel in decades. Construction on the five-story, limited-service hotel — which will have its own 140-space parking deck — could start as soon as December,…

Project Jackson Distinguished by Details

It’s the minor details that distinguish North Augusta development Roundabouts, golf carts and even boat docks are some of the subtleties associated with the North Augusta Ballpark Village, previously code named Project Jackson. The potential amenities were part of a video presentation of the mixed-use development unveiled to the media last week. Although exact details are still being ironed out,…

New Hotel Added to Convention Ctr. Complex

Augusta Riverfront LLC on Tuesday announced plans to build a new downtown hotel adjacent to the Augusta Convention Center after city commissioners approved leasing the hotel parking spaces and funding construction of a pedestrian bridge. “I said a long time ago, we’re changing downtown Augusta,” said Paul Simon, president of Augusta Riverfront. “This will be the center of town, right…

CIA Director Praises Augusta for Cybersecurity Support

CIA Director John Bren­nan said Augusta is doing it right when it comes to supporting cybersecurity. “I think this community represents the marriage of the private and public sector,” Brennan told media members Thursday after his keynote address on Day 2 of the Cyber Georgia conference at Augusta University. “We have Fort Gordon … and Augusta University, which is really…

Hot off the Presses – The New Augustan Magazine – Fall/Winter Edition

Augusta Convention & Visitors Burea (CVB) Launches Fall/Winter Issue of The New Augustan Magazine The Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has released the Fall/Winter issue of The New Augustan magazine. Originally planned as an annual publication, The New Augustan will now be published twice a year, with Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer issues. Says Barry White, President and CEO of the…

Augusta Cancer Therapy Draws Children From Across the U.S.

Augusta cancer therapy trial draws children from across nation Melanie Davis “never, never” thought she would leave her home in Virginia to seek medical care in Augusta for her daughter with a recurring brain tumor. But a clinical trial at the Georgia Cancer Center at Au­gusta University featuring a homegrown discovery is not only the best option for her daughter…

Sibley Mill to House CyberSecurity

It isn’t the metro area’s largest construction project – it may not even be in the top five. But the extensive renovation of the old cotton storage building at the historic Sibley Mill complex is arguably the most interesting. In about four months, workers will have converted the 19th century warehouse into class A office space for Augusta-based IT firm…

Augusta University Ribbon-Cutting for 2 New Residence Halls

Augusta University is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday for residence halls on the Health Sciences campus. President Brooks Keel will officially dedicate Oak and Elm Halls from 1 to 2 p.m. in the lobby of Oak Hall, according to a news release. Oak Hall, the undergraduate residence, is composed primarily of two-bedroom suites with a student in each room and…

TechNet Militray Trade Show Returns to Augusta – Bigger than Ever

TechNet Augusta Military Trade Show Returns. The biggest names in military communications and electronic warfare will be rubbing shoulders downtown this week for TechNet Augusta 2016. The fourth annual trade show at the Augusta Marriott at the Con­ven­tion Center has exceeded the exhibit hall’s floor space, requiring organizers to put up outdoor exhibits in the surface parking lot at 10th…

Augusta/Richmond County:Technology Takes Hold

Throughout the 1800s, Augusta-Richmond County’s location on the Savannah River made it a prime spot for industrial development and a jumping off point for moving goods throughout this region of the state. Now economic development is coming along a different route – fiber optic cables that connect a wide array of companies and government agencies to the Internet. While still…

New Dorms Open at Augusta University

Jarrett Davis looks like any other college student loading up plastic storage bins onto a hand truck to haul them into his new dorm room at Augusta University. But the place where the first-year student at the Medical College of Georgia will now lay his head is much different than the residences he might have found in previous years. Graduate…

2 Downtown Bridges to Be Restored

The draining of the Augusta Canal is allowing two downtown bridges to be restored. Work has already begun on the Archibald W. Butt Memorial Bridge on 15th Street and the Broad Street bridge over the Augusta Canal. Although both are structurally sound, traffic engineers said it will allow for some rehabilitation. Crews started Monday injecting a waterproofing material into the…

Augusta University’s MCG Receives Full 8-Year Accreditation

After more than three years of preparation for its recent survey, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University has received a full eight-year accreditation from its accrediting body, Dean Peter Buckley said today. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the accrediting agency for U.S. and Canadian medical schools, gave the school its full accreditation for meeting the 12 standards the…

Augusta’s Solar Energy Effort Breaks Ground

Augusta’s three five-acre solar panel arrays will place it first in Geor­gia among municipal solar projects, Mayor Hardie Davis said Monday. At a groundbreaking Monday, the mayor bragged on the city’s effort – a partnership with Georgia Power and contractor Inman Solar that was set in motion last year by the Augusta Commission. The first location, an unused former Augusta…

A New Look at the No. Augusta Ballpark Village (Project Jackson)

NORTH AUGUSTA — New detailed renderings of the North Augusta Ballpark Village, also known as Project Jackson, have been released by the City of North Augusta. Project Jackson is a major, multi-use development located along the Savannah River in North Augusta, which will include a baseball stadium, hotel, retail, residential and office spaces, according to the City’s website. The renderings,…

Augusta University’s Cyber Prog. Receives National Recognition for Excellence

Augusta University has been recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. “Joining this elite group of four-year colleges and universities strengthens our academic program and validates that our cyber curriculum meets the highest national standards,” said Joanne Sexton, director of the Augusta University Cyber…

ADP Opens New Cyber Security Center

ADP cut the ribbon on its newest global cybersecurity operation Monday, expanding the New Jersey-based company’s already sizable Augusta presence and further strengthening the metro area’s booming cyber industry. The Critical Incident Response Center – ADP’s fifth in the world and second in the U.S. – will help the payroll and outsourced services firm provide round-the-clock digital security for corporate…

Roadwork Busy Across Augusta Area

Travel almost anywhere in the area and you’re likely to ride through an abundance of orange traffic cones and barrels. Major construction projects continue on multiple major roadways in Rich­mond and Columbia counties. Some still have years to go before completion. The River Watch Parkway project is likely the closest to completion. Crews have been working on the road since…

Historic Urban Revival

Neita Coleman’s 4-year-old home is not unlike many others recently built in metro Augusta. Her two-story traditional has a well-landscaped yard, energy-efficient windows and all the middle-class comforts one would expect in a modern abode, from high ceilings and hardwood floors to stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. The only thing unusual is that the home sits in one…

Calhoun Expressway Gets Update

Changes are coming for Augusta’s John C. Calhoun Expressway, including new lights similar to others already up around the area, officials said Monday. Work on the expressway, which for 40 years has linked Washington Road to the downtown business district, is in the early stages, but contractors have removed light poles from the center median and started concrete repairs. Traffic…

AU Cancer Center Growing

Expansion to add labs and connections to rest of campus. One of the first people to feel the impact of a massive renovation of the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University is the director. “I’ve been displaced,” Dr. Samir N. Khleif said Monday in a temporary suite of offices down the hall from his former office. Temporary might not be…

Sibley Mill Envisioned as a Tech Citadel for Augusta

One of the more subtle architectural flourishes at Sibley Mill is the Latin inscription on each of its wings: Esse quam videri. The expression on the Sibley family crests adorning the four-story building means “To be, rather than to seem.” The phrase was especially poignant when this hulking industrial cathedral was erected along the Augusta Canal during the South’s transition…

Sibley Mill is Being Redeveloped!

It was the subject of hushed conversation for months: Two South African businessmen with a bold plan to turn a 19th century textile mill near downtown Augusta into a 21st century technology park. By Wednesday afternoon, there was no longer any need to whisper. The two entrepreneurs – partners in a venture called Cape Augusta Digital Properties LLC – publicly…

Augusta Studied as Site for Georgia’s Next Inland Port

State and local officials are working with businesses to find a site to develop a facility around Au­gusta to transfer freight from trucks to trains, the head of the Georgia Ports Au­­tho­rity said Wednes­day. Curtis Foltz told 1,700 trucking and shipping executives at the Georgia Logistics Summit that his agency had identified six regions as candidates for so-called inland ports….

Augusta University & Army Cyber Ctr. of Excellence Begin New Partnership

Right now it is just sheets of paper signed Friday by Augusta University President Brooks Keel and Maj. Gen. Stephen G. Fogarty of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon. But both leaders see it blossoming to become a major force for training thousands of students and service members in cyber security and making Augusta the destination…

EdenCrete to Create 250 Jobs and Invest $67 Million in Augusta

EdenCrete To Create 250 Jobs in Augusta Concrete Solutions Company To Invest $67 Million In Global Manufacturing Headquarters The Augusta Economic Development Authority announced today that EdenCrete Industries Inc. (ECI), a manufacturer of carbon nanotube enriched solutions, will establish its global manufacturing headquarters operation in Augusta. This project represents the creation of more than 250 new jobs and an overall…

Developer Acquires Property for Project Jackson

The company hoping to build North Augusta’s proposed riverfront stadium has acquired more than 29 acres on which to erect the $183 million mixed-use project. Atlanta-based Green­stone Properties Inc. said the property just east of the Hammond’s Ferry residential neighborhood will be the future site of Ballpark Village, a commercial district featuring the city-owned Augusta GreenJackets stadium as the centerpiece….

Downtown Summit Focuses on Attracting Residents to Downtown Augusta

Expanding the Augusta Common and attracting more urban dwellers is the city’s best and quickest shot to revitalize downtown. That was the consensus reached Wednesday by more than five dozen business and community leaders at a “Downtown Summit” organized by Augusta-Richmond County and the planning group Augusta Tomorrow. The unprecedented gathering of downtown stakeholders was spearheaded – and partially moderated…

New Amenities at Augusta Canal Lake Olmstead Trailhead

Standing at the trailhead to the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, Rebecca Rogers gazed toward a red ribbon tied around four stone columns. “Do you remember how this area used to look?” the canal marketing director said. “Wow, it’s come a long way.” Canal officials held a ribbon-cutting Monday for the new entrance to the Lake Olmstead trailhead, featuring a…

Congratulations Davidson Fine Arts for Making the Georgia 2016 Advanced Placement Honor Roll

The Georgia Department of Education has released its 2016 Advanced Placement honor roll, and one Richmond County school was recognized in each category. John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School was the only public school in Augusta to be named in all six categories – AP Challenge, AP Access and Support, AP Merit, AP STEM, AP STEM Achievement and AP…

University Hospital Approves $30 Million ER Expansion

Mary Anne Nolan can see the evidence all around her that University Hospital needs to expand its Emergency Department. She walks past a patient on a stretcher in the hallway sipping a soda while he waits for a room to open up. And in the main waiting room, there are few empty chairs and it is just early afternoon, well…

Textron Expansion Adding up to 400 Jobs in Augusta

Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., plans to add up to 400 jobs after acquiring more than 200 acres at the former Procter & Gamble property at Mike Padgett Highway and Marvin Griffin Road. The company will close on the property, which includes more than 600,000 square feet, in the next few weeks, Kevin Holleran, president of Textron Specialized Vehicles, said Thursday….

Developer Sees Potential for New Hotels in Augusta

Economic Growth Boosting Market The developer of Augusta’s Resi­dence Inn Marriott and the proposed SpringHill Suites Mar­riott near the intersection of Marks Church and Wheeler roads says the city’s economic growth is encouraging it to consider building more hotels in the future. Ramesh Gokal, the president of Warner Robins, Ga.-based Peach State Hospitality LLC, said major investments such as Fort…

AU Hull College of Business ranked one of top Business Schools

The James M. Hull College of Business at Augusta University is one of the nation’s top business schools, according to The Princeton Review’s 2016 edition of The Best 295 Business Schools. The Princeton Review selected its top business schools based on an assessment of academic programs and offerings, a review of institutional data, and a survey of 22,000 students. “We…

Governor Celebrates Unisys Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Announcements and ground breaking ceremonies are special occasions, but there’s nothing quite like a ribbon cutting ceremony, Augusta Economic Development Authority Chairman Henry Ingram said. Generally speaking, he noted, they mean that companies are ready to begin work immediately. On Monday, Ingram joined Gov. Nathan Deal, U.S. Rep. Rick Allen, Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis and Unisys Corporation executives outside the…

Augusta University Releases Master Plan

Moving a college, new buildings and a lot of renovation are all part of the Campus Master Plan for Augusta University that will transform both campuses. AU released its plan for capital projects and changes to run through 2023, a plan that could potentially cost “hundreds of millions of dollars” if fully implemented, said Chief Business Officer Tony Wagner, though…

Medical District Spurs Development Interest

Like many Augusta University students, Amelia Wolfe doesn’t spend a lot of time hanging out on campus after classes are over. Trouble is, there aren’t many convenient places to go, which explains why Wolfe drove a mile and a half from the Summerville campus into the city’s medical district Thursday afternoon just to enjoy a leisurely coffee at the recently…

All Phase I Transportation Projects to Start by End of Year

The Trans­por­ta­tion Investment Act marks a milestone this month with all of the area’s “Band 1” construction projects now underway. The panel of residents assigned to review spending of the regional 10-year transportation sales tax gave this phase of projects its blessing Wednesday. “There has been a huge amount of work done, without increasing the amount of staff,” said Augusta…

Popular Alabama Restaurant Expands to Downtown Augusta

Augusta residents will soon get to experience a treat that has been popular in Huntsville, Ala., for the last 44 years. Stanleo’s subs will be opening an Augusta location by mid-February of this year at the corner of Walton Way and 11th Street. Jeff Whitehead, owner of the Augusta location and a family friend of Huntsville owner Connie Ward, has…

Augusta Hiring to Outpace State

Job growth in the coming year is expected to be moderate in Georgia, and Augusta’s is to be among the fastest, according to a university forecast released Wednesday. The overall state is predicted to add 1.8 percent to the number of jobs, about on par with the rest of the country. Augusta will be hiring more quickly at 2.5 percent,…

Miller Theater Has Reached 80% of Funding to Complete Construction

Just standing in front of the Miller Theater is enough to take Lee Ann Caldwell down memory lane. An Augusta native, she spent much of her childhood going to the theater to watch feature films, and she recalls seeing a rendition of the opera Carmen on the theater’s stage. The performance had been scheduled to take place at the much…

Unisys Employees Working, Dining in Downtown Augusta

In twos and threes, employees of Unisys came out of their new riverfront office to eat lunch Tuesday, lining up in front of Enrique Romero’s food truck. “Unisys is new to the area, but they coming from areas where they have big food truck markets,” Romero said. Romero let Unisys know his Brown Bag food truck would be parked outside….

Davidson Fine Arts School Receives National Honor

John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School was named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School on Tuesday, earning the reward through stellar student performance on state and national assessments. Davidson was one of 285 public schools and 50 private schools nationwide to earn Blue Ribbon recognition this year. The reward is given to schools that have overall academic excellence, or…

Downtown Augusta Morphs Into Vibrant Business District

Out with the old and in with the new. That’s how Downtown Augusta is shaping up as a new wave of people enjoy business. There is definitely a change brewing downtown. Old businesses that offered more of a laid back atmosphere are moving out or upgrading and new businesses are opening. All are appealing to a younger, family oriented crowd….

Scuttle’s Island Water Park Coming to North Augusta

Four months ago, when water park developers scrapped plans of building the attraction near Grovetown, they vowed it would be located elsewhere in the community, and an announcement Thursday by North Augusta and Aiken County officials saw the first step in that process come to fruition. A short video announcing the project listed May 2016 as the opening date and…

Partridge Inn Officially a Hilton Boutique Hotel

The changeover at The Partridge Inn from independent boutique hotel to a Hilton-affiliated property is officially complete. The historic Walton Way hotel became the first in Georgia and just the 14th in the country this week to become part of Hilton Worldwide’s Curio boutique brand, which launched in June 2014 and consists of once-independent hotels hand-picked by Hilton for their…

Schools Ready to Launch new Cybersecurity Curriculums

As five schools in Rich­mond and Columbia counties begin implementing a new “cybersecurity” career pathway this summer, teachers and students are busy preparing for the new curriculum. Born out of a partnership with Fort Gordon’s Army Cyber Command, Georgia universities and Augusta’s major school systems, the new pathway is designed to train students in techniques needed to protect military and…

Augusta Sign Project Nears Completion

Downtown visitors will soon see more signs pop up along sidewalks and public parking areas as a decade-long citywide project comes to an end. Nearly 100 green signs directing motorists and pedestrians to attractions such as Riverwalk Augusta, the Morris Museum of Art and the Au­gusta Convention Center, will be erected downtown by September, Au­gusta Convention and Visitors Bu­reau Destination…

Augusta Highlighted in Georgia Trend Magazine

This article highlights many of the exciting economic development initiatives happening in Augusta (Richmond County) right now. http://mydigimag.rrd.com/publication/?i=266987&p=67

Fort Gordon’s Growth Greater than Anticipated

The number of incoming personnel connected to the Army Cyber Command’s relocation to Fort Gordon’s Cyber Center of Excellence and other growing missions will be even greater than the Army originally thought. The latest Army models estimate 4,700 soldiers, federal civilians and contractors will move to Fort Gordon by the end of fiscal year 2019, said J.C. Mathews, the installation’s…

GRU Cancer Center Expansion

The expansion of cancer research at Georgia Regents University is getting closer and the buildup of the cancer program overall is on pace to bring the GRU Cancer Center closer to a long-sought designation, the center’s director said. Groundbreaking on the expansion of the current research building, which will include a three-story space above Laney-Walker Boulevard, is probably a month…

Fort Gordon Grows while Other Army Installations Lose Troops

Amid announced cuts throughout the Army, Fort Gordon thankfully will grow. The recent Defense Department announcement to cut 40,000 troops from the Army by 2017 illustrated why this community should be thankful for having cyber-warfare operations at Fort Gordon. Total troop loss at Georgia bases: 4,350. Total troop loss in Augusta: Zero. Call it the benefit of having some of…

UNISYS Expects to Move Operations Downtown in September

Nearly six months after setting up its Augusta service desk to assist the Army, IT company Unisys has continued to ramp up employment and awaits moving into a larger facility along Augusta’s Riverwalk. The Pennsylvania-based firm started local operations mid-January with about 60 employees staffing a help desk at a 15,000-square-foot temporary location on Claussen Road. Unisys’ workforce in Augusta…

NSA Director Praises Augusta’s Growing Cyber Sector

The chief of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command praised Augusta’s growing cyber sector and its initiative to support a military and civilian defense speciality that’s increasingly important to national security. “If you look at what is resident in this area, you have a strong educational end. You have a very talented workforce, both civil and on the…

$183 Million Project Jackson Approved by SC Supreme Court

S.C. Supreme Court upholds validity of ordinance allowing North Augusta to finance the new GreenJackets stadium The South Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the validity of a North Augusta ordinance being used to finance a new stadium development for the Augusta GreenJackets. The court determined, however, that North Augusta officials violated open-meetings laws by failing to announce the specific…

14-Screen Movieplex Underway in Augusta

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is set for release Dec. 18. The theater company is trying to get its new 14-screen movieplex on River Watch Parkway open by then, said chairman and CEO Bill Stembler. Steel and concrete block walls are still being erected on the site near Costco and Cabela’s in west Augusta. Rainy weather has…

New Cyber Institute Created by GRU

Capitalizing on the presence of the U.S. Army Cyber Command at nearby Fort Gordon, Georgia Regents University (GRU) is launching a cyber institute to expand research opportunities and curriculum offerings in the growing field. While GRU already has established a cybersecurity curriculum, the new institute will let the university broaden the program across the campus, said Gretchen Caughman, the Augusta,…

Augusta Tech Lands $34 million Siemens PLM software grant

Augusta Technical College receives in-kind software grant from Siemens PLM Software   Augusta Technical College to use the same technology in its classrooms that companies use worldwide.   Augusta Technical College today announced it received an in-kind software grant from Siemens PLM Software, with a commercial value of $34,020,270 to benefit the College’s Engineering Technology Programs.   The in-kind grant…

Canalside Upscale “Niche” Apartments Now Open

Choate Construction Announces Completion of Canalside Apartments in Augusta – Augusta CEO Choate Construction Company announces the completion of Canalside Multifamily Apartments, the first upscale “niche” style apartments located in the heart of sprawling downtown Augusta. Developed by repeat client Lat Purser & Associates, the 79,000-SF trendy multifamily facility is located just blocks from the Augusta Riverwalk and offers 90…

Harrisburg – Miracles in the Making

The Harrisburg community, located west of Augusta’s immediate city downtown core, is undergoing a transformation due largely to the efforts of Turn Back the Block, an organization started by Augusta Tomorrow board members 5 years ago. Although the rehab is being done one house at a time, the overall cumulative effect is very noticeable. To read more about this influential…

CanalSide Apartments Downtown to Open May 19, 2015

The new L-shaped apartment building at the corner of Walton and St. Sebastian ways will start seeing residents move in this month. Under construction since August, CanalSide will open at 1399 Walton Way on May 19 with 106 units, said Karen Dimsdale, the property manager for the Charlotte, N.C.-based My Niche Apartments. “We’re trying to bring a new product and…

Twiggs Circle Downtown – New Homes Unveiled

Hope for the historic Laney-Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods is embodied in two new single-family homes on Twiggs Street, which have manicured lawns and front porches begging for a rocking chair. Officials who helped build them envision working parents raising families inside. They hope to fill them with homeowners who want to nurture a neighborhood back from blight. “We are creating…

Youth Leadership Helping Community

 The more than 40 high school students who make up Youth Leadership Augusta will try to do their part to reduce hunger with a food drive on Saturday. The organization, made up of 11th-grade students, will be at the Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., collecting nonperishable foods to take to Golden Harvest Food Bank. The…

Local High Schools are Getting Ready to Launch New CyberSecurity Programs

As five schools in Rich­mond and Columbia counties begin implementing a new “cybersecurity” career pathway this summer, teachers and students are busy preparing for the new curriculum. Born out of a partnership with Fort Gordon’s Army Cyber Command, Georgia universities and Augusta’s major school systems, the new pathway is designed to train students in techniques needed to protect military and…

Augusta’s Economy Continues to Thrive

Concerns about the growth rate of the US economy are not reflected in Augusta: In February, the Hull College of Business Augusta Leading Economic Index (LEI) increased 0.3% from January. The index has increased 6.7% from February 2014. This represents twelve consecutive months of growth. In fact, the rate of growth of both the LEI and employment is increasing. This…

Augusta’s Leadership is Collaborative – Quiet Leadership, Long Shadow

Neely Young: Quiet Leadership, Long Shadow – Georgia Trend The definition of leadership is the ability to take on the duties or act of leading; it is the art of directing and guiding; it is the ship that leads the way. This is the first in a series of columns on leaders in specific communities in Georgia. The state’s third…

Augusta – On the Frontlines of Cyber War

Do you want to learn more about Army Cyber Command relocating to Augusta? The April issue of Augusta Magazine includes an excellent article about Army Cyber coming to Augusta,why it chose Augusta and the impact cyber warriors will likely have on Augusta. Definitely check-out the link below to that article. http://www.augustamagazine.com/Augusta-Magazine/April-2015-1/On-the-Frontlines-of-Cyber-War/        

12-Screen Movie Theater with Restaurant Being Built @ Village at Riverwatch

A new movie theater in the works plans to keep date night under one roof. Set to open by the end of 2015, a 12-screen, 70,000-square-foot theater under construction at the Village at Riverwatch development will include a full-service restaurant and plans to serve beer, liquor and wine to guests paying to see a movie. Each auditorium will have full-reclining…

UNISYS’ Move into Fort Discovery is Official

Unisys announced Monday that it finalized a lease to occupy much of the former Fort Discovery space along Riverwalk Augusta. The news puts to rest months of speculation that the global information technology company would chose the Port Royal building at 1 Seventh St. as the permanent location of its new client service center. “This will be one of three…

Augusta Economy Poised to Outgrow rest of State

The Augusta area is set to create jobs and grow its economy faster than the rest of the Georgia economy, according to a forecast released Wednesday by Georgia State University. “Augusta continued its growth streak in the fourth quarter of 2014 with 1,400 job additions,” wrote the university’s Economic Forecasting Center. “This increase brings the total for the year to…

Partridge Inn Reopens Today

The Walton Way hotel will hold a “soft opening” March 11, revealing fully renovated rooms on the fourth and fifth floors. The remaining rooms on the first through third floors will reopen in time for the Masters Tournament, said Melissa Webb, a spokeswoman for the property. On March 11, The P.I. Bar & Grill also will reopen to the public,…

High Tech Jobs Moving into Augusta

High-tech Jobs Moving into Augusta – Latest Trends When the U.S. Army announced that its Cyber Command headquarters would relocate from the Washington, D.C., area to Fort Gordon in Augusta, it was assumed that related companies and businesses that wanted to provide services to the Army would follow. Though Cyber Command’s relocation will not be complete until 2019, defense contractors…

C-SPAN to Feature Augusta’s History

C-SPAN is in Augusta to record and feature the city’s history, culture and literary life. From visiting the Augusta Canal to hearing renditions of James Brown’s greatest hits in the Augusta Museum of History, C-SPAN’s Adrienne Hoar spent Monday and Tuesday filming Augusta’s most important cultural and historical sites for a documentary set for a late summer broadcast on the…

International Company Solvay Specialty Polymers Building New $85 Million Facility in Augusta

The Augusta Economic Development Authority announced today that Solvay Specialty Polymers will build their new high-performance polymer manufacturing facility in Augusta, adjacent to their current facility. The company will invest $85,000,000 and will create 35 new jobs. We won the Solvay expansion for Augusta! We competed with several countries worldwide, but it came down to workforce, and Solvay loved the…

Turn Back the Block Is Doing it Again

Turn Back the Block is welcoming another new homeowner to 1590 Broad Street in Harrisburg on Wednesday, February 25th at 10:00 am. Turn Back The Block works to help revitalize the Harrisburg community of Augusta by acquiring its vacant homes and rehabilitating them or building new homes on vacant lots, all with the help of volunteers and donations. The homes are…

North Augusta Greeneway Has Reopened – Repairs Complete

One of North Augusta’s biggest attractions — the Greeneway — fully reopened on Friday, February 6, 2015. The 9-plus-mile, paved recreational trail that follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way was damaged in last February’s ice storm, when a culvert under the trail collapsed. The section, from Cypress Drive to the Activities Center, has now been completely repaired. “It’s almost a month…

Long Awaited – Laney Walker Blvd. Renovations Through GRU Augusta

A long anticipated renovation to the section of Laney-Walker Boulevard that runs through Georgia Regents University could be moving closer to getting underway, although it will means months of diverting traffic away from that section, officials said. The University System of Georgia Board of Regents is expected to vote today on approving a final budget for the project at the…

GRU Student Housing to go Downtown

New student housing for Georgia Regents University will all go to the Health Sciences campus downtown while the Summerville campus and its surrounding historic neighborhood will remain largely untouched, at least as far as the exteriors go, GRU officials said Friday. The new cancer research building will be built above and across Laney-Walker Boulevard between the current cancer research building…

Apartments Planned on Broad Street for former Brislan Bldg.

Plans are underway to construct apartments in place of a Broad Street building demolished after a fire in 2014. Augusta’s Planning and Development Department received a site plan Feb. 3 for the project – a 10,000-square-foot, two-story apartment building with possible commercial space – at 12th and Broad streets. The design shows a brick and stone building housing 10 one-bedroom…

Former Chamber Bldg. Opens with Art Exhibition

After months of delays, the former Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce building in the median of 600 Broad Street will open its doors to the general public with an art exhibition for First Friday. From 5 to 10 p.m., the public is invited to an exhibition of new works by artists Staci Swider and Chase Lanier and works by Ruth…

North Augusta Updates GreenJacket Stadium Designs

Augusta GreenJackets fans could catch a long home run ball from the Savannah River if North Augusta’s plans for a riverfront stadium survive litigation pending in South Carolina Supreme Court. As they do from McCovey Cove by the San Francisco Giants stadium, waterborne fans could potentially collect a home run ball from the water, visible over right field in new…

Twiggs Circle Downtown Homes Ready for Occupancy in April 2015

New housing in the Laney-Walker and Beth­lehem historic neighborhoods will be ready for public housing residents this spring, although the area’s transformation has hardly begun. The Augusta Housing Au­thor­ity is building a small public housing development on Wrightsboro Road for residents ages 55 and older who will be selected off the authority’s waiting list. The project, named Powell Pointe after…

The Partridge Inn – To Become A Hilton Boutique Hotel

The Partridge Inn is on the fast-track for affiliation with a new Hilton boutique-style brand. The historic hotel on Walton Way, now in the midst of a major renovation, is among a handful of properties across the country approved for Hilton Worldwide’s new Curio brand, said hotel general manager Bill Mish. “That becomes a game-changer,” he said. “Because now this…

Downtown Augusta Study to Provide Cohesive Design

In preparation of an influx of tax dollars earmarked for downtown, Augusta has commissioned a $1.5 million study to create a coordinated design scheme for roads, sidewalks, lighting and other infrastructure in the urban core. About $54 million collected from the special sales tax for transportation projects is coming to Broad, Greene and Telfair streets. Another $21 million is designated…

North Augusta OK’s Funds for New Parking Garage

The City of North Augusta has taken the final steps in funding the downtown parking deck. At City Council on Monday night, a plan to authorize $10 million to finance the cost relating to construction and equipping the parking garage – which is part of the Medac agreement – was unanimously passed. The City will receive no more than $10…

December 2014 – Augusta’s Labor Market Strongest in the State of Georgia

In October, the Hull College of Business Augusta Leading Economic Index (LEI) increased 0.8% from September. The index has increased 4.9%% from October 2013. This represents eight consecutive months of growth. All the variables included in the index, except housing permits, moved in a favorable direction. This sustained increase in the LEI is reflected in the strongest labor market in…

Augusta Ranks #2 Among Top Digital City Governments

For the fifth year in a row, the City of Augusta’s Information Technology Department ranked among the top digital city governments as announced by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities Program. The Information Technology Department ranked #2 in the mid-sized category for cities with a population between 125,000 to 249,999. This is the second time that Augusta is…

Elanco Announces $100 million Investment in Augusta

Elanco Announces Major Capital Expansion at Augusta Technology Center Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Company, announced today a $100,000,000 investment in infrastructure and manufacturing enhancements at the Augusta Technology Center, creating 100 new jobs over the next three years. Improvements are already underway at the site. The plant is currently operating near maximum capacity, prompting Elanco…

North Augusta Greeneway – Repairs Have Begun

According to Rick Meyer, director of North Augusta Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services, the City issued a notice to proceed last Monday to Beam’s Contracting. The Greeneway is a 9-plus-mile, paved recreational trail that follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way purchased by the City in 1988. “We got access to a property to access the Greeneway from the construction area off…

Augusta Economy Continues to Improve

The Augusta economy continues to improve: in September, the Hull College of Business Augusta Leading Economic Index (LEI) increased 0.3% from August. The index has increased 4.2% from September 2013. This represents seven consecutive months of growth. Employment has followed the lead with the area supporting over 5,000 more jobs in September than in March.     Another way to…

Surge of Defense Contractors Attracted to Augusta

Nearly a year after the Army announced plans to relocate its Cyber Command headquarters to Fort Gordon, the metro area continues to attract defense contractors related to the mission, even though it’s hard to peg just how many. “There’s no recruiting the contractors,” said Thom Tuckey, the executive director for the CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon. “We don’t have to…

Technology Company UNISYS Bringing 700 Jobs to Augusta

Technology-automation company Unisys announced Monday it will bring 700 customer-service jobs to Augusta. Gov. Nathan Deal said during the announcement that the idle Fort Discovery on Reynolds Street will be the location, and Mayor Deke Copenhaver also acknowledged that, but Unisys officials later said that the site hasn’t been made final yet. Company executives decided to make the announcement in…

New Fort Gordon Bus Route to Augusta Mall Starts

Augusta’s newest bus route began service Monday, rolling along Wrightsboro Road and Gordon Highway to create a connection to Fort Gordon. Leaders hope the new route, which is being offered as a six-month pilot program to test ridership, will provide military personnel another way to catch a ride to the city as well as open the military installation’s job opportunities…

James Brown Blvd. Streetscape Project Starts

Four years in the making, a sidewalk beautification project for most of James Brown Boulevard is coming to fruition. On Tuesday, city officials shoveled sand in front of the old Augusta library building at the corner of Ninth and Greene streets to mark the start of a two-part project that will add sidewalks, brick pavers, benches, trees and signs on…

New GRU Education Commons Building Grand Opening

Medical College of Georgia Dean Peter Buckley looked out through a glass wall of the J. Harold Harrison MD Education Commons Building and saw the steeple of Paine College’s chapel rising up above buildings on the fringe of Georgia Regents University campus and pronounced himself impressed. “That’s beautiful,” he said, as he toured the building a day before its grand…

North Augusta Downtown Changing with Razing of old STAR Building

As The North Augusta Star celebrates its 60th birthday, a major part of the paper’s history was erased over the weekend. ‘Imagining the possibilities’: North Augusta’s downtown changing as former Star building torn down – North Augusta Star  The iconic Star building, located at the corner of E. Buena Vista and Georgia avenues, was fully torn down on Friday and…

Savannah Riverkeeper Plans Nature Center

From the road skirting its property line, a former junkyard east of downtown Augusta appears uninhabitable, overwhelmed by years of unlawful dumping of auto parts, oils and solvents. But where salvagers used to sort through smelting piles and debris near the site of an old conveyor belt, Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus envisions a 14-acre nature retreat. On Thursday, her team…

Whole Foods Opens in Augusta

North Augusta’s Historic Homes – Rosemary Inn and Lookaway Hall

There are few things more iconic in North Augusta than Lookaway Hall and Rosemary Inn. James U. Jackson, North Augusta’s founder, cut a deck of cards with his brother, Walter, manager of the North Augusta Land Company. Walter ended up winning and picked the lot that would become Lookaway as his destination. Not to be outdone, James did his best…

New CanalSide 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. A ceremony for the 106-unit building, aptly named CanalSide, was held Tuesday at 1399 Walton Way as developers gathered with city officials to kick off the project. Site work on the property started in late August. The four-story building will include a…

Augusta Canal Bike Trail Almost Complete

A nearly-complete walking, running and bike trail along the Augusta Canal featuring the city’s only suspension bridge will open up expansive views of the Savannah River and North Augusta. The construction punchlist on the River Levee Trail should be complete in the next few weeks, said Dayton Sherrouse, the Augusta Canal Authority’s executive director. The last bit of construction activity…

Plant Vogtle Still on Time, Within Budget

The $14 billion nuclear expansion project at Plant Vogtle remains on schedule and within budget, Georgia Power Co. reported Thursday. In a semi-annual construction update filed with the state Public Service Commission, the Atlanta-based utility indicated it spent $198 million during the first six months of this year on the two additional reactors under construction at the nuclear facility south…

Twiggs Circle Project Starts

The transformation from blight to renewal began today for another section of the Laney-Walker neighborhood. City leaders and redevelopment partners broke ground on an aggressive neighborhood revitalization project that includes building housing, rehabilitating historic homes and improving the street and sidewalk infrastructure. The development – called Twiggs Circle – is the fourth of six targeted redevelopment projects that are part…

SRS: A Place for Solutions – 8/2014

SRS: A Place for Solutions By Dr. Susan Winsor and Sanford Loyd Sixty years ago, when the Nation needed solutions to unprecedented Cold War challenges driven by creating and maintaining an effective nuclear deterrent, the Savannah River Site delivered. And SRS has been delivering solutions ever since. When Dr. Ernest Moniz, the nation’s 13th Secretary of Energy, visited the Savannah…

New Metro Market Downtown – Opening Friday, August 22, 2014

A new market opening Friday next to Augusta Common will let downtown shoppers purchase anything from a quick meal and a glass of wine to a tube of toothpaste. After nine months of renovation, Sprint Food Stores Inc. will open its first Metro Market. The downstairs portion of the 11,000-square-foot building at 851 Broad St. will sell grocery staples, toiletries,…

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Partners with Augusta Technical College

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, the management and operations contractor at Savannah River Site, has joined a partnership at Augusta Technical College for nuclear education. Georgia Power and Southern Nuclear have supported the Nuclear Engineering Technology program since it was developed in 2008, according to a news release. SRNS will collaborate on curriculum and program requirements, support marketing and outreach efforts…

Augusta – Future Meets Past – Cybersecurity, Startups & Historic Preservation

Photo: Military Presence: Thom Tuckey, Executive Director of the CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon The nation’s fight against cyberterrorism is coming to Augusta. Everyone here knows that this East Georgia community is home to one of the nation’s top spy outfits – the National Security Agency at Fort Gordon. Now the sprawling military base is set to expand still more…

U.S. Army Cyber School Headquarters Unveiled at Fort Gordon

In two ceremonies hailed as historic moments for the Army, Fort Gordon took another step toward implementing the expansion of cyber warfare missions at the military installation. On Monday, two commandants officially took control of schools for Signal and Cyber training at the Fort Gordon Cyber Center of Excellence, and a refurbished building for the U.S. Army Cyber School headquarters…

New Project Jackson Footprint Unveiled

North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones said this latest drawing was more in line with what the City plans to do. The first concept when we launched in December 2012 was just a developer getting an architect to put something on paper, he said. This has been thought out and measured by the architect, and what we’ve been trying to move…

GRU Cancer Ctr. to Lead State’s Only Minority-Focused Cancer Research Program – 8/7/2014

The GRU Cancer Center has been awarded a five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute to lead the state’s only cancer research program focused on better access to clinical trials and cancer treatments for minority and under served patients.   Working in partnership with the Morehouse School of Medicine, University Cancer and Blood Center, and the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of…

Augusta’s Tech Field Growth 2nd Only to Atlanta

Augusta is second only to Atlanta in leading the state in technology business growth. That was one of the takeaway messages Tuesday during the Technology Association of Georgias state of the industry presentation, held within the organizations Greater Augusta downtown headquarters at theClubhou.se, the citys hub for innovators and tech entrepreneurs. TAG President and CEO Tino Mantella spoke of the…

Augusta Ranked #3 Best City to Start a Business

Augusta, GA is best known as the home of Augusta National Golf Club and The Masters, but the citys economic strength extends far beyond the links. Augusta, GA was recognized by WalletHub as the #3 best city to start a business in the U.S. Augusta has the 19th most industrial variety out of the 150 cities that WalletHub analyzed as…

Army Cyber Command Coming to Augusta’s Fort Gordon

In his first visit to Fort Gordon, Secretary of the Army John McHugh said Monday that local expansion efforts could total $240 million over the next five years as the post becomes home to one of the most sophisticated cyber operations in American history. Speaking during an afternoon news conference, McHugh said the Army plans to spend $170 million on…

National Association Praises Augusta for Economic Resilience – 12/6/2013

Augusta-Richmond County was one of eight counties nationally identified in the National Association of Counties (NACo) 48-page November profile of “Strategies to Bolster Economic Resilience: County Leadership in Action.” This publication highlights counties that are applying innovative approaches to economic development to bolster economic growth and improve community quality of life. In researching these successful counties, three common themes emerged…

University Hospital Named CSRA’s Top Hospital for 15th Consecutive Year – 11/21/2013

WJBF Press Release Jennie Montgomery, WJBF Anchor University Health Care System has been named the 2013/2014 Consumer Choice Award winner by the National Research Corporation (NRC) for the 15th year in a row. The award identifies hospitals that health care consumers have chosen as having the highest quality and image in more than 300 markets throughout the U.S.Winners are determined…

John S. Davidson Magnet School Named 2014 Grammy Foundation Signature Semifinalist – 11/20/2013

Grammy Foundation News Release NEWS RELEASE GRAMMY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2014 GRAMMY SIGNATURE SCHOOLS SEMIFINALISTS U.S. High Schools in the Running for Grants for Music Excellence Supported in Part by Converse, the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Hot Topic Foundation, and Journeys SANTA MONICA, Calif. (November 20, 2013) The GRAMMY Foundation (www.grammyfoundation.org) today announced that 123 schools nationwide have been selected…

Transitions In UX Design

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Portugal 2013 road-trip gallery

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Josh Woodward – Already There

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

Recent trends in storytelling

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Supernatural FX Showreel

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Oscar Wilde

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Madrid’s photographer marathon

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Jeffrey Veen – About Design

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Josh Woodward – Already There Remix

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A Look Inside the Protein Bar

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Unlocking Hidden Brain Secrets

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Iceland’s volcano timelapse

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Paine College HEAL Complex Unveiled

Dr. George C. Bradley, President of Paine College, announced that the new Health Education Activities Learning (HEAL) Complex will open to the public during a weekend of events starting January 4-5, 2013. The festivities will commemorate the long awaited opening of the facility that will change the landscape and skyline of the campus. The Service of Consecration will take place…

Regents Merges Two Universities – GHSU & ASU

The merger of Augusta State University with Georgia Health Sciences University, along with the consolidation of six other public colleges, won unanimous approval Tuesday from the University System of Georgias Board of Regents.The move also combines Waycross College with South Georgia College, Gainesville State College with North Georgia College and State University, and Macon State College with Middle Georgia College.System…

MCG Cancer Center Grand Opening

MCGHealth’s new state-of-the-art cancer center celebrated its official grand opening Feb. 5. A key person in making this huge project a reality is Steven L. Black, the administrative director of the oncology center and associate center director of clinical affairs for the MCGHealth Cancer Center. Mr. Black has worked diligently with the staff and Patient Advisory Council to make this…

Judicial Center Construction Moving Ahead

A year to the day after ground was broken for Augusta’s new judicial center, construction is moving ahead on time and on budget, officials say. The $67 million building on a lot north of Walton Way between 10th Street and James Brown Boulevard is on target to open in the first few months of 2011, said Rick Acree, Richmond County…

Grand Opening is set for Saturday

If you drop by Augusta Regional Airport on Saturday, you can enjoy music, an art show, free food, a massage, meet your favorite politician – and maybe even win round-trip plane tickets. It’s all part of the grand opening for the site’s new, $30 million terminal, completed after three years of construction accomplished while the airport remained in operation. “The…

We’re No. 1

A house sits for sale on Central Avenue in Augusta. The Augusta area finished No. 1 on a list of 95 metro areas. Housing costs in the Augusta-Richmond County metro area, which includes Richmond, Columbia, Burke, McDuffie, Aiken and Edgefield counties, consume only 17.4 percent of monthly income, compared with 27 percent nationally, according to a March 5 Bizjournals article…

Savannah River Augusta man wants to help water issues run smoothly

Braye Boardman sees himself as a peacekeeper of sorts in a war that hasn’t yet been declared. “We’d like to keep from ending up in the same predicament that Florida and Alabama are in with the state of Georgia,” the Augusta businessman said, referring to the protracted legal battle over water resources shared by the three states. Mr. Boardman was…