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Events

Consumer Stories

CSRA businesses gear up to celebrate Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras celebrations kick off today, but tomorrow through Fat Tuesday, there are plenty of opportunities to Let the Good Times Roll right here at home! The party starts at NOLA Coffee tomorrow from 9:00 am till 5:00 pm. ABD has been following their progress from the beginning when they opened a popup cart in May of 2022. Owners, Mallory Adkison from New Orleans, and her husband, Jake serve up a cold brewed coffee that is rare in these parts, but a throwback to her New Orleans heritage. It caught

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B2B Stories

Sports team owner draws big crowd for upcoming chamber event

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce’s 19th annual banquet is set for the county’s Exhibition Center in Grovetown. The showcase begins at 4:30 p.m. on February 8 and flows into the 6:00 p.m. banquet. “We’re expecting over 500, we’re not too far off that number right now. I imagine by the time all is said and done, we’ll probably have easily over 500 people in the room,” Russ Lahodny, Chamber President and CEO told ABD. “It’s a good opportunity, a lot of the smaller businesses for sure, enjoy that opportunity

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Awards/Celebrations

Experience Augusta celebrates tourism today

Augusta, GA – Destination Augusta, the Augusta Sports Council, and Film Augusta are hosting the 2023 Experience Augusta Annual Tourism Celebration event today at the historic Miller Theater starting at 3:30 p.m. Experience Augusta will celebrate the impact of tourism on our community. Mayor Garnett Johnson will be present to welcome attendees to Experience Augusta. Talk show host and comedian, Poncere Daniels will serve as the Emcee for the celebration, and local band Straw Boss will provide musical entertainment. Attendees will hear from Destination Augusta President/CEO, Bennish Brown and Augusta Sports

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Consumer Stories

Inaugural Augusta Duck Dash happening this Saturday

The Augusta Duck Dash will fill the Augusta Canal with hundreds of rubber ducks this Saturday, Oct. 21, as the local community raises money for the Family Y’s ‘A Place to Dream’ program. The event will be held at Savannah Rapids Park, near the Mill House and be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The duck dash is expected to begin at noon. Money raised from the event will protect local infants from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by ensuring children have safe cribs to sleep in at night. According

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B2B Stories

Annual cyber conference brings big economic boost to CSRA

The 10th Anniversary of the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association International’s (AFCEA) TechNet Augusta kicks off today, bringing 5,000 attendees to the Augusta Convention Center at the Marriott. The 4-day cyber-centric conference will generate an estimated $3,990,154 in visitor spending. “TechNet, which attracts attendees from across the globe, is Augusta’s largest conference and continues to grow and expand,” said Destination Augusta’s Bennish Brown, President & CEO. Many businesses have directly benefited from this conference and visitor spending. Over the course of their 10 years in Augusta, TechNet has generated $20.8 Million

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Consumer Stories

Local farm owners to host opening day event next weekend

Many organizations offer Easter egg hunts, but next weekend, owners of a local farm will host a major event with 2,000 eggs. Laura Russo and her husband, Jarett Acosta own the 70-acre Boondock Farms located at 755 Foreman St. in Jackson. The Easter egg hunt will be part of its Opening Day Vendor Festival on Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will also include live music, local vendors, and food provided by Que at the Shop Bar BQ located on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

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Consumer Stories

CSRA businesses celebrate spring

We recently saw a post that Mother Nature will bake us this summer because she had seasoned us in pollen, then marinated us in the fridge. Regardless, North Augusta Forward and the Downtown Alliance are celebrating spring this weekend and it looks like the temperatures will be indicative of the season. The Downtown Spring Fest 2023 will be held in North Augusta Saturday, March 25, starting at 10 am. It will offer artists, food, and live music. Live music will feature Tanner Duckworth, Jaycie Ward, She N She, and Nick

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Consumer Stories

Local independent pharmacy celebrates 10 years in business

Vic Johnson has been a pharmacist for nearly 39 years, and for 10 of those years, he has owned and operated an independent pharmacy in south Augusta. Johnson, owner of Living Well Pharmacy located at 3736 Mike Padgett Highway, near Food Lion and next door to Southern Family Medical Center, officially opened the business on March 20, 2013. His mom and dad helped him get started. “We started from scratch and have been really successful here,” he said. Unlike larger retail pharmacies, such as Walgreen’s and CVS, Johnson can spend

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Consumer Stories

Local business to celebrate Valentine’s Day with shopping event

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Hannah Barrs has developed an event that incorporates shopping, mimosas, flowers, and chocolate-covered strawberries. Barrs, Marketing Director of Timms Harley-Davidson of Augusta, has planned Kickstart Your Heart, which will be held next Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the dealership located at 4200 Belair Frontage Road in Augusta. The event will feature deals, such as buy two, get one free on men’s and women’s apparel, and 20 percent off all full-priced jewelry. They will also have a game that will involve guessing

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Consumer Stories

Sacred Heart seeks local artists for Iconic Augusta art show

Local artists will have an opportunity to showcase their talent and earn some money for their work at the Iconic Augusta art show at Sacred Heart Cultural Center, Jan. 6-20, 2023. Applications to take part in the show must be submitted by Dec. 9. “This is an opportunity for newer artists to show their work,” said Millie Huff, Executive Director of Sacred Heart. “The show will depict local scenes, anything that represents Augusta and the CSRA.” Artists may submit up to two items. The works must be two-dimensional and able

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