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Local business leaders discuss the effects of COVID-19

For better or worse, COVID-19 has affected everyone and every business. While some businesses have struggled, others have flourished. Representatives from several local companies, such as Augusta Staffing and SRP Federal Credit Union, attended a business expo at the Columbia County Exhibition Center on Thursday, Sept. 9. (Photo taken by Josh Heath) For Robert Kelly (see photo…

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News 12/26, Cardinal Health and photography studio enforce vaccine mandates

Local photographer Evamaria Foltz says she doesn’t require her contract workers to show proof of vaccination. However, Foltz currently requires all photographers and clients to show proof prior to entering her studio off of Furys Ferry Road. Evamaria Foltz – a local photographer – doesn’t require her contracted photographers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but everyone,…

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Starbucks closes temporarily while other quick serve restaurants adapt to Covid’s second wave

Dozens of cars passed through the drive-thru line Wednesday morning to radio silence and then read the small sign on the drive-through window No large sign out front. No sign of baristas. Foggy weather and fogginess in general at Starbucks on Thursday morning outside of the Riverwood Subdivision in Evans. Many cars patiently waited in line…

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Local business\political leader and family work hard for special needs son

There’s an old saying about business savvy people—they can take lemons and make lemonade. Apparently, the same can be said for their children. Sean Frantom is an experienced fundraiser who worked for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta for seven years, but he’s currently raising funds for a much more personal cause. Sean – manager of…

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Medical staffing company buys $830,000 office building in CSRA

A former Meybohm commercial agent struck a deal with a current Meybohm commercial agent and a California-based medical staffing company will be moving to Evans as a result. The approximate 6,000 square foot building sold for $830,000 near the entrance to the Riverwood Plantation neighborhood in Evans at 205 Addison Square. The real estate holding company for…

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