Fri, July 19, 2024

Consumer Stories

Fresh produce and more rolls into the CSRA today

The initiative may be new, but as ABD has reported recently the love for homegrown fruits and veggies is almost an addiction for Southerners. We’ve seen farms expand into the CSRA in the past couple of weeks and local restaurants are taking advantage of their produce to offer farm-to-table meals. Today, there is another way to take advantage of that fresh goodness as the S.T.O.P. Mobile Farmers Market pulls into the South Augusta Farmers Market at 4104 Windsor Springs Road. They will be there from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm

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Consumer Stories

Moving Augusta into the transportation of the future

Augusta will receive millions of dollars to develop its public transportation and Broad Street station. Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock (Ga-D) and Jon Ossoff (Ga-D) recently announced three cities will share $45 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for clean energy transportation projects. Augusta is in line to receive $12 million to use for the purchase of electric buses for the Augusta Transit Department. They will replace older buses and provide more reliable, quieter, and efficient buses. “This was a competitive grant. We were competing against hundreds of other transit agencies

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Shawna Woodward

Best of Real Talk Real Estate: Selling a home with pets

I hope that we all share the love of a beloved pet or two. I can admit I am fully pet-crazed and love my fur babies like they are my children. My friends affectionately refer to me as the crazy cat lady! When I am helping buyers and sellers, pets often take center stage with their needs. Those who have pets want to buy a home with a fenced yard for the dogs or a screened porch for the cats. If you are a seller, you are concerned with what

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Consumer Stories

Business Lunch Review: Rally Point Grille

Food Quality: 5 Service: 4 Business Meeting: 4 Value: 5 Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 A few years ago, on Valentine’s Day, my wife, Rebecca, enjoyed a very nice dinner at Suite 10 Restaurant & Bar, which was at 4446 Washington Road in Evans, near Shane’s Rib Shack and Vibe Nutrition. Soon after that, we were disappointed to find out that the restaurant had closed its doors, and another eatery was moving in to take its place. At the time, I assumed the new restaurant wouldn’t be nearly as

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Awards/Celebrations

CSRA Hospital ranked as “High Performing”

For the third year in a row, Aiken Regional Medical Centers has been named by U.S. News & World Report as a High Performing hospital for Heart Attack and Heart Failure. This is the highest award a hospital can earn for the publication’s Best Hospitals Procedures & Conditions ratings. U.S. News evaluated nearly 5,000 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. Hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care, and patient experience. “I am incredibly proud of our team and it’s an

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Consumer Stories

Rethinking economic development at Augusta Regional

Members of the Augusta Aviation Commission’s Opportunity Ad Hoc Committee are taking a fresh look at their mission. The committee had been formed to research how the airport could use the federal government’s Opportunity Zones, created in 2017 by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, to spark industrial, commercial, and residential development around the airport. “I think that word opportunity came up because, in the Trump administration, the opportunity zones were kind of a hot topic from a business development standpoint,” recalled Herbert Judon, Jr., Executive Director of the airport.

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Consumer Stories

Former Hawk Law Group attorney launches new firm

After four years with one of the top-rated law offices in the CSRA, Tianna Bias, announced recently that she was leaving to establish her own practice. The Bias Firm is located at 1005 Broad Street, Suite 100, in Augusta. Her practice will primarily focus on criminal defense while maintaining a collaborative relationship with Hawk Law Group for civil cases. Her former employer credited Bias with increasing the criminal defense division’s caseload and expanding Hawk Law Group’s civic engagement through various nonprofit partnerships. During her tenure, she achieved remarkable results, including

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B2B Podcasting

Top questions when hiring a realtor Part 2

Buying a home is one of the biggest life investments. As a realtor with 40 years of experience, Ann Marie McManus offers the questions you should ask of the person involved in the process.

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Awards/Celebrations

The scoop on hiring a real estate agent

If you’ve enjoyed a successful 40-year career as a realtor, you’ve learned what to ask when selling your home or business. Ann Marie McManus shares the Top 7 questions you need to know when making this important decision. Pt. 2 in Ann Marie’s discussion is coming tomorrow. Stay tuned.

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B2B Stories

Leading the way in workforce development and education

Editor’s note: As Dr. Rick Franza reported, Georgia is once again getting high marks as one of America’s Top States for Business. This story follows up on how Augusta is plugging into the Education and Workforce rankings. Two of Georgia’s highest rankings put the Augusta metro at the forefront of the Education and Workforce categories with rankings of #8 and #4 respectively. “Workforce, obviously from the Chamber’s perspective, it’s comforting to see that we ranked fourth overall in the workforce,” Russell Lahodny, President and CEO of the Columbia County Chamber

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