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...went too far to cause a costly court case. THIS IS A RAVE FOR Commissioner Grady Smith for nominating longtime Augusta businesswoman Bonnie Ruben to serve on the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Ruben's family has been invested in downtown for...
Former Augusta businesswoman gets lengthy federal prison sentence for real estate fraud scheme

The former Augusta area businesswoman who turned the American dream into a nightmare that has yet to end for many people was sentenced Wednesday to 24 years in prison.
Ruben given last shot on downtown Augusta buildings

With Bonnie Ruben a no-show in court Thursday, Richmond County Magistrate Judge H. Scott Allen gave the Augusta businesswoman one last chance to repair a former department store and burned-out nightclub she owns in the downtown historic...
Fraud trial of businesswoman Regina Preetorius opens

A jury began hearing evidence Monday to determine whether former Augusta businesswoman Regina Preetorius committed mail fraud and money laundering.
Judge delays bond ruling in million-dollar tax fraud case

...discussed how each person in the conspiracy would divert federal agents' attention and blame everything on a former Augusta businesswoman facing federal charges over an unrelated tax fraud scheme, Garland said.The others named in the indictment...
Two more Republicans seek 10th District seat

...Nancy, have two children. Republican state Sens. Jim Whitehead, of Evans, and Ralph Hudgens, of Comer, and Augusta businesswoman Jackie Poteet also have announced their candidacies. Democrat Terry Holland, a Thomson jeweler who ran against...
Election to fill 10th seat set for June 19

...legislative seats to run for Congress, the special election also would fill those vacancies. Also on Thursday, Augusta businesswoman and Republican Jackie Poteet, 66, announced her candidacy. Mrs. Poteet started Apartment Finders in Augusta...
Baseball great will sell dealership's home run king, Atlanta lawyer Ed Garland and land developer Everett Royal. Taylor Auto Group, headed by Augusta businesswoman Ann Taylor, owns Hyundai, Infinity and BMW franchises in Augusta and a Toyota dealership in North Augusta...
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On the move

...Education. Rebecca Reagan of Meybohm Realtors has received the Accredited Buyer Representative designation. Augusta businesswoman Helen Blocker-Adams has been awarded a scholarship to attend the 39th Annual Basic Economic Development Course...
Economic organization is pushed

...50,000 in federal grant money to fund two part-time "economic development ombudsmen." The ombudsmen, Augusta businesswomen Janie Peel and Helen Blocker-Adams, say they are ready to take on such responsibilities. "People say they...
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